Eden Outdoor Adventures

Canoeing & Kayaking


Family Half Day Canoeing or Kayaking

Children and adults love messing about on the water! Why not spend some time as a family in a canoe or on sit on top kayaks and explore one of the many lakes or rivers in the Lake District? We can teach you how to paddle your canoe or kayak so you can start to explore. Canoeing is great for families and can be enjoyed by all, no matter what your ability. Sit on top kayaks offers the chance to get wet and have fun! We can help you visit secluded bays, explore islands and see the area from a different angle. For younger families it is possible to raft canoes together to make them very stable yet allow all to have some great fun! So come and explore Ullswater or Derwentwater with your family.

We provide all you need to have a fun, safe time including your own personal guide. Why not combine time canoeing or kayaking with stopping off to light a small fire and toast marshmallows? Or have a picnic of locally produced food or even a BBQ? Canoes can also be used as part of a journey or an overnight camp. Why not combine it with another activity such as rock climbing to make a fun day out for you and your family?

What our customers say about this:

"Thank you so much for a great morning exploring Ullswater we all had a great time"

"What a great way to explore the Ullswater valley! The kids enjoyed all the games and activities"

"Derwentwater and it's islands and bays was magical. Exploring by canoe was a fun way to spend time as a family. Thank you so much"


This is aimed at families with little or no experience of canoeing or kayaking.

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Family of 4                 £95

Per extra child           £20

Per extra adult           £25


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What is Included

A qualified BCU coach to coach you

Use of canoes or kayaks, paddles, buoyancy aids and all safety equipment


What is Excluded

Transport to and from the start of the trip.

Accommodation - we can advise you on accommodation for the trip.

Personal clothing - a kit list will be sent to you on booking.

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Eden Outdoor Adventures is a small, friendly, family company run by Ian and Melanie. We specialise in providing activities for individuals, families and groups that are tailored to your needs. We pride ourselves on providing affordable, fun, adventurous days out, with high quality instruction and guiding with a personal touch.

We will work hard to understand your needs and design half, full and multi day adventures and tours to make your time with us one to remember. To help us do this, Eden Outdoor Adventures draw upon a great deal of knowledge and over 20 years of experience of working in the outdoors and the areas we operate.

All our instructors and guides hold National Qualifications in the activities we offer to ensure you experience our highest standards. We can offer you guided walking and tours, rock climbing, canoeing, ghyll scrambling and skills courses in the Lake District, Eden Valley, North Pennines and Yorkshire Dales  as well as other parts of the UK and overseas. Wherever your dreams take you, let Eden Outdoor Adventures help make them come true.

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