Canoeing is great fun and one of the most versatile and accessible sports you can try!  There is something for everyone and every ability, whether you want to improve your fitness, explore the countryside from a unique perspective, or take time out and enjoy the some peace on the water.    

Milton Country Park has plenty to offer those who want to try out canoeing.   We work with experienced BCU (British Canoe Union) qualified instructors to give you an opportunity to try the sport.  

Occasionally we put on courses and quick start sessions. Please see our events page for any latest available dates.

If you are a school or group or would like to book a party get in touch with us at:

*2019 session dates will be added before the season start in April. Start dates are dependent on water temperatures.

Canoe Quick Start

June 1st
10am & 11.15am

August 11th
10am (all-ability session)
11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm

Canoe Quick Starts are a great opportunity to get out on the water and enjoy the lake at Milton Country Park.

We have a British Canoe qualified coach on hand for these sessions if you’d like to improve your paddle skills.

Suitable for adults and children or families who’d like to paddle together.

Minimum age 5
Children under 12 must be accompanied on the water.
Parents of children 12-16 must remain on the bank.
Buoyancy aids will be provided.
Max two people per boat.
Please bring a change of clothing.

Quick starts are one hour long. Please arrive ten minutes before your session.

August 11th at 10am is an all-ability session.
Canoeing is, by its nature, an accessible activity. Our boats are large and stable and our instructors are experienced with children and adults of all ages and abilities . We welcome everyone to all programmed sessions.
All-ability sessions are simply kept smaller and quieter for those with sensory issues and gives those with additional needs an opportunity to enjoy a session with their peers.

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Group Bookings & Parties

Canoeing is a perfect activity to enjoy as a group, whether for a Hen or Stag do, a birthday party, school group, Brownies, Scouts, team building or simply with family and friends.

Why not book a session on the water then hire the Dell, our private party space, and dry off by the campfire!  

Standard Canoe Party
6 persons plus one instructor: £120/hour
12 persons plus two instructors: £220/hour
*subject to instructor availability and water temps (generally March-Oct)
Min age 5. 

The Dell
Self-led (space only) £45/hour
Ranger-led £90/hour
Campfire logs £6

Other arrangements by negotiation.

For party and group bookings please complete the enquiry form.  Someone will get back to you as soon possible.

Canoeing at Milton Country Park was developed with funding from Sport England.