Paddle parties

Celebrate your special day with a “Paddle Party” at the Phoenix Outdoor Centre. Fun afloat for a group of up to 10 young people or adults with two experienced coaches to make sure you get the most out of your 90 minutes activity. Costs from £160 for 9 – 17 year olds and an extra £10 per person over 10. Food is not included but you are welcome to bring your own and use our Clubroom at an extra £20 per 30 minutes. Download our Paddle Parties 2018 flyer here.

We supply everything you need: kayaks, canoes, SUP’s, rafting equipment or bell boat, paddles, buoyancy aids, cagoules and coaching. All you will need to bring is some clothing and footwear that can get wet and some dry clothes and shoes to go home in. We can also provide a custom sailing party to suit your group – please inquire for details.

We can provide Paddle Party bookings at weekends or weekday evenings, subject to availability.

To book your “Paddle Party” contact:

Centre Activities Manager – Mark Underwood – 07854 655968 /

Centre Organiser – Phil Atkinson – 07837 585798 /

Choose the craft for your party, the session always starts with a full Safety Briefing and then we will teach a few foundation skills to allow you to move your craft around.

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KAYAKS: Single-seat craft, using a double bladed paddle.  Everyone gets the thrill of paddling their own kayak and then we join up for a few fun games and a challenge only for the bravest paddlers.  Our modern kayaks are able to accommodate all shapes and sizes


OPEN CANOES:  Much larger craft that can take 1 -3 paddlers seated or kneeling using a single bladed paddle.  A bit of team work needs to develop to get the boat to go where you want it to.  Lots of fun and games and some challenges that are not for the feint hearted.

Children Bell Boating at Phoenix Canoe Club






BELL BOAT: A twin hulled canoe that can take up to 10 children seated using a single bladed paddle.  You provide the power and our Helmsman steers the boat around the reservoir.  See the wildlife and have some fun and games on board!


RAFTING: You need to make sure your ropes are well tied as whatever you make, is what you will be paddling. The assembled raft will be paddled around a course and there may even be a prize for the fastest time!

SUP’s: Great fun for warm days – plenty of fun for everyone, one up, two up or three up on a board with some fun games and races. This involves lots of water contact and wetsuits are available, if required.

Whichever craft you choose – you will get damp, possibly very wet – don’t forget to bring some dry clothes to go home in!

We can cater for parties from New Barnet, East Barnet, Barnet, Friern Barnet, Finchley, West Finchley, East Finchley, Brent Cross, Brent, Golders Green, Highgate, Totteridge, Arkley, Hendon, West Hendon, Mill Hill, Burnt Oak, Edgware, Cricklewood, Colindale, Stanmore, Harrow, Harrow Weald, South Harrow, Pinner, Greenford, Headstone, Eastcote, Hatch End, Sudbury, Kenton, Wembley, North Wembley, Wembley Park, Sudbury, Alperton, Neasden, Surbiton, Willesden, Kilburn, West Hampsted, Hampstead, Swiss Cottage, Chalk Farm, St. Johns Wood, Belsize Park, Kentish Town, Potters Bar, London Colney, Boreham Wood, Elstree, Watford, Bushey Heath, Aldenham, Radlett, Brooksman Park, Little Heath, Cockfosters, Oakwood, Southgate, Enfield, Muswell Hill, Alexandra Park, Hornsey, Haringey, London, North London, North West London, Hertfordshire, Middlesex


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