Hengistbury Head Paddle Power Start (Youth)
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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.
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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.
There is a cost of £35 for each 3 hour session.