Activites run by the bbc and partners

Things To Do - Activities


Children's Canoeing Starter Course

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre, Leicester

Run by: Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre

Ever wanted to learn how to canoe? Well this is the course for you. This course is designed as a fun way to introduce and develop youngsters in paddlesport.

clockVarious Times

Suitable for 7-15

BBC Sport Get Inspired
  • Parking available at this location
  • Toilets available at this location
  • Disabled toilets available at this location
  • Disabled access available at this location
  • Baby changing not available at this location
  • Food not available at this location
  • Picnic Area not available at this location
  •  Dogs are not welcome at this location
Children canoeing on the River Soar


Add to calendar

Children can track their development with their own log book as they work their way through five levels to achieve the paddle power passport award. On the course they will:

•Learn to paddle forwards and backwards
•Find out how to steer and control the boat
•Develop the beginnings in water confidence
•Discover the differences between canoe and kayaking and how they relate to each other.


Activities are not organised by the BBC unless stated otherwise. Neither is the BBC responsible for the accuracy of the information provided. If you are under 18, ask your parent/guardian before taking part in any activity.

Various Times

This activity runs at these times:

  1. Sat 13 Sep 09:30–11:00
  2. 11:30–13:00

Other Dates

This activity also runs on these dates:

  1. Sat 26 Jul 11:30–13:00
  2. Sat 2 Aug 11:30–13:00
  3. Sat 9 Aug 11:30–13:00
  4. Sat 16 Aug 11:30–13:00
  5. Sat 23 Aug 11:30–13:00
  6. Sat 30 Aug 11:30–13:00
  7. Sat 6 Sep 09:30–11:00
  8. 11:30–13:00
  9. Sat 27 Sep 09:30–11:00
  10. 11:30–13:00
  11. Sat 4 Oct 09:30–11:00
  12. 11:30–13:00
  13. Sat 11 Oct 09:30–11:00
  14. 11:30–13:00
  15. Sat 18 Oct 09:30–11:00
  16. 11:30–13:00
  17. Sat 25 Oct 09:30–11:00
  18. 11:30–13:00



Skill Level

  1. Beginner
  2. Intermediate
  3. Advanced


+ Enlarge map - Shrink map

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre

Loughborough Rd, Leicester, LE4 5PN


This activity is organised and run by Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre.

Please register in advance.

To book either call, email or visit us on the contact info provided.

Activities near here

  • SAT 26 JUL

    Learn How To Canoe

    Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre, Leicester

    Run by: Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre

    Ever wanted to learn how to Canoe, but don't know where to start? We provide four sessions of training, ending with an assessment aimin…

  • TUE 29 JUL

    Go Canoeing - Starter Session

    Mount Batten Centre, Plymouth

    Run by: Go Canoeing

    Starter Sessions are an excellent way to be introduced to the sport of canoeing. You don't need to have any previous canoeing experienc…

  • SUN 3 AUG

    Go Canoeing Guided Tour - Batten Bay Tour

    Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre, Plymouth

    Run by: Go Canoeing

    We start the tour launching directly in front of the Mount Batten Centre into Plymouth's historic Cattewater.

More BBC Sport Get Inspired related activities

Encouraging participation in sport and fitness activities across the UK.

Visit the BBC Sport Get Inspired website

Become a partner

Become a partner

Does your not-for-profit or publicly funded organisation run activities that could feature here?