We have Canadian Canoes, which can take either one or two people at a time – learning how to paddle a Canadian canoe solo does take a bit more time, whereas two people can normally paddle a canoe together after the briefest of lessons from one of our charming instructors.
We run sessions for the absolute beginner up to courses leading to BCU three star Open Canoe Training. Longridge taster sessions are always a good experience for the first time paddler, and they run throughout the day and evening from Easter until the Autumn when the river becomes too fast moving to be safe.
Our prices are based on groups of 8 led by a qualified instructor for a fun session or groups of 6 if working towards a BCU qualification.
For those wishing to broaden their experience we can offer courses based on the BCU syllabus (British Canoe Union).
This 6-session courses leads to an introductory award that demonstrates an individual has basic boat control in a kayak or open canoe. Courses run for 5 weeks on Mondays from 18.30 – 19.45. Our 1-day courses run throughout the year from 09.00 to 17.00. For groups of 4+, we can create a course to run on a day and time that suits you.
We also have half day BCU 1-Star refresher courses that run from 09.00 – 13.00 on several days throughout the year.
£100 per person
An improvement award that helps paddlers develop fundamental paddlesport skills on flat water in both a kayak and a canoe. Courses run for 12-weeks on Tuesdays from 16.30-19.45 . We also run 4-day courses from 9.00 to 17.00
£280 per person
This is a 2-day course from 9.00 to 17.00 and successful performance at this level indicates that a candidate can consider themselves as an intermediate flat-water paddler. Assessment is only included if candidate is at standard, otherwise will need to complete an subsequent assessment day.
£180 per person
All our birthday parties are aimed at young people aged 8 and over and are based around one or more of our activities. All of our activities last 90-minutes and the tea 30-minutes, we suggest arriving 15-minutes before the activity and allowing 2-hours for the party. We have devised different packages, which during May – July will be coordinated by one of our team, who will meet the party goers on arrival and ensure the smooth running of the party. All of the prices quoted in the separate tariff are for instructed activities and include the cost of a traditional birthday picnic tea, served in a section of our birthday party river-side shelter.
Suggested Activities are;
Kayaking/Canoeing, suitable for parties up to 50
Bell-Boating, suitable for parties of up to 20
Escape to/from the island, suitable for parties of up to 12
Climbing, Ropes or Swing, suitable for parties of up to 12
Go-Karting , suitable parties of up to 12
Water Orbs, suitable for 8-years and over
Party Teas can be either a traditional picnic or something from the hot menu, such as pizza, burgers or chicken. You are welcome to bring a birthday cake
Phone: 0330 303 0101
Longridge on The Thames Ltd trading as Longridge (registered trade name)
Quarry Wood Road
Bucks SL7 1RE
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Adventure Learning Foundation Limited is registered at Companies House in England and Wales under Company Number 08176292.
Registered Office: Longridge, Quarry Wood Road, Bucks, SL7 1RE
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