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Windsurfing, sailing, canoeing – our RYA recognised school and modern hire fleet have made Croft Farm well-known for watersports since we opened in 1985.

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We offer Canoe instruction and testing up to two star standard, with practice on the lake and trips on the River Avon.

Whether you’re a complete beginner or want to improve on previously learnt skills, we have a suitable course for you.


Private tuition price is £60 per 2-hour lesson

Taster course – 2 hours
This introductory lesson will give you a taste of what kayaking is all about. To really get to grips with it we highly recommended the 1* course.
2 people £110
3 people £145
4 people £180
Family Saver (1 or 2 adults, 2 children) £140
Introduction to Kayaking: One Star – 4 x 2hr lessons
This introduction to paddling is designed for people with little or no experience. The practical content includes: launching and landing, forward and backward paddling, stopping, forward and reverse sweep strokes, stern rudder and how to capsize in safety. Sessions take place on the lake and river.
2 people £300
3 people £390
4 people £450
Improving Techniques : Two Star – 3 x 2hr lessons
The follow-on course includes high and low brace rescue support strokes, low brace turn, capsize on the move and rescue, good forward and reverse paddling, draw strokes and eskimo rescue.
2 people £300
3 people £390
4 people £450
Private Tuition
If you cannot fit in with a standard course but want to learn or improve your canoeing skills then private tuition is a great alternative. These sessions can often be booked at short notice and at varying times of the day to fit in with your requirements.
1 person, 2 hours £65