Try-it days

The try-it days are an excellent introduction to canoeing. They are open to everyone, from eight years old to eighty years young! You don’t need any previous canoeing experience, specialist kit or skills… just turn up and have a go!

If you’ve been canoeing before, the try-it days are also a great opportunity to find out what Addlestone Canoe Club has to offer. Perhaps it’s been a while since you were last out on the water, or maybe you want to share your passion and introduce family and friends to the sport.

Whatever your motivation, the try-it days provide an ideal opportunity to get out on the water and get paddling.

On the try-it day, you book to spend an hour on the water with us, having fun trying out different paddlesport craft.

​We run the try-it days every Spring and early Summer. In 2023 these will be:

  • Sunday 21st April
  • Sunday 2nd June

To sign up, click the links below. If you have further questions then please don’t hesitate to contact us

This is a day to try any sort of canoeing, from fast sprint boats to peaceful open Canadian canoes and kayaks. Come along and see what it’s like on the water – or just try the ergo machines on dry land. You don’t have to have any experience whatsoever, bring the whole family because we believe the more the merrier! 

What you need to know before you attend…

Each session will last about an hour, and will give you a brief introduction to safety on the water and then an opportunity to try out paddling a canoe or kayak.​

You must be able to swim 25m in light clothing. Please bring a change of clothes, a towel and some trainers to wear in the boat.

​Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

​Young people under the age of 18 must have consent form completed by parents

All sessions will be supervised by British Canoeing qualified coaches.

​Just remember, you will get wet!!

How to join in

Sign-up is online via WebCollect. Click one of the buttons below to be taken to the booking page for each date.

If you want more information about any of our courses, then please contact us