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The Paddle School

Squirrel Paddlesport Session - 15 Paddlers

Take an even bigger group of squirrels out on the water for their introductory paddlesports session.

We offer an entry level experience for those aged between 4-6. 

This session has been tried and tested with a wide range of different Squirrel Dreys. 

We appreciate that squirrels need additional support on the water so we operate at reduced ratios to ensure safety of all those on the water. 

During the session, your young people will paddle the waterways in canoes completing some challenges, learning watersafety and having some fun. 

Once they have been canoeing, we will jump aboard our super XL paddle boards for some exciting games and activities to get everyone used to the water.


What is included in my booking?

  • Comprehensive safety briefing on land 

  • A fully qualified instructor accompanying you throughout your hour-long sessions on the water 

  • Full insurance coverage (£10 million) 

  • Canoes and paddles for your Squirrels followed by the XL Paddle Boards 

  • A fitted buoyancy aid for added safety 

  • Reduced ratios to ensure your young people have fun 

  • Risk Assessments for you to provide to Parents or upload to your OSM

Do I need any experience?

Squirrels do not need any prior experience but we do love a cheeky attitude! 

Our friendly instructors will help breakdown any concerns involving the water and, thanks to our bouyancy aids, your young people do not need to be able to swim.

What would I need to bring?

  • A warm change of clothes 

  • Something to wear on the water - this could just be shorts and t-shirt, as wetsuits are optional 

  • A towel 

  • A pair of shoes to wear in the water or you can hire a pair of ours (Shoes must be worn on the water)

What will my session look like?

Prior to your session, you will be given access to our risk assessments. 

On arrival your young people are signed in and Permission Forms checked. 

Following this they will be given a briefing on the below: 

  • Overview of paddling equipment and components. 

  • Water safety guidelines - including the importance of wearing a bouyancy aid. 

  • Demonstrations of proper paddling techniques on dry land. 

  • Explanation of how to mount and dismount the paddling equipment. 

Then it's time for a game to warm us up and get everyone excited for paddling! 

We'll jump on the water for some fun and games followed by team challenges on the XL boards. 

Leaders are welcome to join in the fun as part of the booking numbers.

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