Sit on top kayaking


One of our new activities. This is a unique opportunity to work in pairs paddling our double sit on top kayaks. On a quiet and secluded section of the River Chelmer, we will give you the skills to be able work independently in your pairs. Taking part in various different challenges designed to help and encourage you to work as an efficient team together. A great sense of achievement when beginners are able to take control and manoeuvre their Kayak for the first time!

Maximum group size: 12
Minimum age: 7

Core Values


Not giving up, Facing fears, Encouraging others.

Team Work

Work together and communicate, Perform and contribute to your team, Guide and advise each other


Contrlling your emotions, Listening and following instructions, Leading your team and communicating.

National Curriculum Links:

Physical Education

Take part in outdoor and adventurous activities in a team. Physically active for sustained periods of time Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance. Lead a healthy, active lifestyle.


Identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction that act between moving surfaces. Explore resistance in water by looking at boats of different shapes.


Use the eight points of a compass, four and six figure grid references, symbols and key
(including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build knowledge of the United Kingdom.

We help children to:

  • Learn from mistakes, bounce back and try again
  • Try new things with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Believe that the harder they work, the better they will get at the things that they do
  • Never give up!
  • Love learning!
  • Concentrate
  • Keep on trying when challenges occur
  • Think their way through problems
  • Ask questions and think about our world
  • Make links and notice patterns in their experiences


Water resistance, paddle, bow, stern, blade, rotation, feathering of blades, efficient paddle, thwart, stroke, coordination, cooperation, kayak.

Activity Passport Links:

You can complete 3 achievements with this activity.

MAke up your own game and teach it to someone else

Learn a new game

National Trust Links:

Spot a fish

Float in a boat