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.

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.


BCU One Star Award

We work with qualified British Canoe Union coaches to deliver the nationally recognised One Star qualification.

The British Canoeing 1 Star is a clear stepping-stone to becoming a paddler. Designed as a basic award, the 1 Star is the level people would typically reach after an introductory course of 6 hours quality water time.

Candidates must be water confident, and ideally should be able to swim (this is desirable but not essential). Buoyancy Aids will be provided.

This award can be taken in any type of paddlesport craft, including:

  • Canadian Canoes

  • Sit-on-tops

  • Stand up paddle boards

Courses are for a full day, 10am till 5pm.
Arrive ten minutes before the course start at the pontoon (take the path to the left of the Visitor Centre).
Please bring a towel and a change of clothes.

Suitable for age 14+
£60 per person
See booking below for available dates.
2019 dates will be added at the beginning of the year.

BCU One Star Award: 30th September

10am - 5pm

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