Hengistbury Head BCU Paddle Power Start (Youth)

Hengistbury Head BCU Paddle Power Start (Youth)

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Important message
Due to the impact of COVID-19, Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre will unfortunately be unable to offer any courses throughout July, August and September and will remain closed to the public during this period.

Course Details

This short taster session is an excellent introduction to the world of paddlesports, designed for children with no previous experience, giving you a taste of kayaking. You will play lots of games, which is a great way to have fun but also to start to feel really comfortable in the boat.

If you are a little unsure about paddlesports, this course is for you. Your friendly instructor will help you every step of the way and with lots of different boats to choose from, we will have the right craft to make you feel comfortable.

Information & Support

Experience required: None

This course is suitable for those aged 7-15. 

The Centre has a team of experienced staff, who will guide your child through these early stages of their paddlesport experience. The shallow waters of Christchurch Harbour make it an ideal place to learn.

Your child will need to bring shoes for the water eg beach shoes or wetsuit boots (not crocs or flip flops as these come off too easily) and swimwear to wear under a wetsuit. If staying for the day, they will also need to bring snacks, lunch and plenty to drink. Suncream and hats are advisable too.  All other equipment is supplied, eg wetsuits, bouyancy aids and helmets.

Available dates and locations

Code Location Date Time Cost Contact
Code: LHHFC034 Location: Hengistbury Outdoor Centre Date: This course runs at various times of the year Time: Various Cost: £35.00 Contact: 01202 425173

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enrol on a course?

To enrol please call one of the numbers below:

Brockenhurst or Lymington courses 01590 679457

New Milton or Ringwood courses 01590 625222

Can I start the course part way through?

For some courses, this may be possible.  Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk to confirm.

What do you define as a 'beginner'?

Beginner is someone who has little or no knowledge of the subject area.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification or to take a quick assessment to find out the most suitable level for you.

What do you define as 'intermediate'?

Intermediate is for those who have completed a beginners course with us or have some knowledge of the subject but would like to learn more.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification or to take a quick assessment to find out the most suitable level for you.

What do you define as 'advanced'?

Advanced for those who have completed an intermediate course with us or are proficient in the subject.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification or to take a quick assessment to find out the most suitable level for you.

Are there any age restrictions (young/old)?

Students need to be 19 years old or over.

There is no upper age limit.

What should I take with me on the day?

Please see ‘Information & Support’ within each individual course information page.

If you require further details please email leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk

How much does the course cost?

The cost of each course will be displayed on each individual course information page.

If you require further details please email leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk

Can I pay for the course in instalments?

Each course needs to be paid in full before the start of the course.

Are there any concessions available?

Reduced fees may apply for those on specific benefits.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for more details.