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LOVE THE WATER - LEARN WITH THE BEST

Whether canoeing or kayaking just for fun or training as an instructor, we have courses to suit everyone. Woodmill is situated amongst four different types of water making it an ideal location to learn, refine or develop your paddling skills.  The centre is equipped with a huge range of canoes, kayaks or stand up paddleboards you’ll find, and our friendly qualified instructors are on hand to guide and support you. 

Whatever your motivation, come and enjoy paddling at Woodmill and let us support you on your journey.

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Discover Paddling Course

Want to venture out on the water with an instructor to guide you? This is the course for you.

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FOUNDATION SAFETY AND RESCUE COURSE

This one day training course introduces you to key safety and rescue skills needed to paddle safely and deal with common emergencies.

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PADDLESPORT INSTRUCTOR AWARD

The Paddlesport Instructor qualification is for people whose main focus of work is delivering introduction sessions within clubs or other organisations.

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Discipline specific awards

If you're looking to develop your personal paddling skills, there are various options available to you, depending on the craft and environment you choose. 

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PADDLEPOWER

A paddling programme designed to help young people learn and develop their skills and confidence in a canoe.

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PERSONAL TUITION

Benefit from one to one coaching to suit your needs and requirements.

Opening Times

Summer Opening (May – Sep)

Friday – Monday: 09.00 – 17.00

Tuesday – Thursday: 09.00 – 21.00

Winter Opening (Oct-April)

Wednesday – Sunday: 09.00 – 17.00

Location

Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre,
Woodmill Lane, Southampton, SO18 2JR