Canoe lessons for children in London

Canoe lessons for children are available at many clubs and centres in London.

Many clubs and outdoor centres can provide canoe lessons for children in London. Many also specialise in school trips and children’s parties. For many children and teenagers, their first taste of kayaking is exciting and inspiring. If you would like to know more, please contact one of the following clubs or centres.

Albany Park Canoe and Sailing Centre
Albany Mews, Off Albany Park Road, Kingston Upon Thames KT2 5SL

Cremorne Riverside
Cremorne Gardens, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, SW10 0QH

Docklands Sailing & Watersports Centre
Located in the heart of London’s Docklands at the west end of Millwall outer dock.

Fairlop Outdoor Activity Centre
Forest Road, Hainault, Essex, IG6 3HN

Hillingdon Outdoor Activity Centre
Hillingdon Outdoor Activity Centre, Dews Lane, Uxbridge UB9 6JN

Islington Boat Club
Islington Boat Club, 16-34 Graham Street, Islington, London, N1 8JX

Laburnum Boat Club
Laburnum Boat Club, Laburnum Street, Hackney, London E2 8BA

The Leaside Trust, Spring Lane, Clapton London E5 9HQ

Phoenix Outdoor Centre
Welsh Harp Reservoir, Cool Oak Lane, London, NW9 7ND

The Pirate Castle
The Pirate Castle, Oval Road, London NW1 7EA

Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activities Centre
3-4 Shadwell Pierhead, Glamis Road, London E1W 3TD

The Sharks
The Sharks, c/o Perivale Community Centre, Horsenden Lane South, Perivale, Middlesex, UB6 7NP

Southmere Boating Centre
Southmere Boating Centre, Binsey Walk, Thamesmead SE2 9TU

Stubbers Adventure Centre
Stubbers Adventure Centre, Ockendon Road, Upminster, Essex RM14 2TY

Surrey Canoe Club
Surrey Canoe Club, Felix Lane  Shepperton, Middlesex TW17 8NS

Thames Young Mariners
Thames Young Mariners, Riverside Drive, Ham, Richmond, Surrey TW10 7RX

West Reservoir Centre 
West Reservoir Centre, Green Lanes, Hackney, London N4 2HA

Westminster Boating Base
136 Grosvenor Road, London SW1V 3JY

Clubs which accept under-18s as members

A young man and a boy having fun paddling an open canoe

Canoeing isn’t just for grown ups. Kids love getting out on the water and doing something different.

Many of the canoe clubs in London welcome families and accompanied children under 18 and provide fun canoe lessons for children in London. Adults can often paddle at these clubs as well, but not always at the same time.

To find your nearest London club please use the map below.

View Canoe London – map of canoe and kayak clubs in London in a larger map

Image courtesy of British Canoeing