Kids Start Award

Paddle Start Award course dates for 2023 are now available to view on the Calendar of this website. Booking will be available in April

The Kids Start Award is the basic introduction to paddling which we offer to 8-13 year olds.  

It lasts 3 hours in which we will play games, introduce the different types of boats and get you going in a (roughly) straight line.  

Course dates (from May till Sept) can be found in the club calendar.  Booking will be available through Webcollect (found under Members or via the courses section) approximately 4 weeks before the start date, or once sufficient coaches have volunteered.

Please ensure that you wear lightweight thermal clothing or wetsuits and lightweight shoes (preferably slip-on). All other equipment is provided.

All participants must feel confident in the water when fully clothed and wearing a buoyancy aid.

Please note refunds are only given on medical grounds or if we are able to resell your place via our system.

Note: Access to the courses requires a valid club membership which can be obtained when you book the course. If you are booking for more than one family member, check if family membership is better value.

For further information about club membership please visit