Canoes and bikes are available to hire daily throughout the school summer holidays (12pm - 4pm).
As a charity we have limited resources so we have introduced small charges for these activities to cover the cost of maintaining equipment and adequate staffing.
Please pay at admissions when you arrive and keep the tickets you receive safe for presentation at the hire stations.
Please carefully read through all of the important information below for full details and terms and conditions.
12pm – 4.00pm (last canoe out at 4.00pm, to be returned by 4.30pm).
Paddle your way round reed-lined looping bends to get closer to amazing wetland wildlife than ever before with our incredible Canoe Safari (£5 per canoe). Look out for kingfishers, dragonflies, water voles, and much more! Who will you spot?
No previous experience required; suita
Canoeing does require some degree of physical effort and visitors paddle their own canoes, i.e. they are not accompanied
The Canoe Safari is considered a safe water environment: it is an enclosed, inland waterway and there are no tides or currents to contend with. The maximum depth is no more than three feet but the bottom is muddy. Full safety cover provided.
We use traditional Canadian Canoes which usually accommodate two adults or an adult and a child.
Sorry but children under 5 years of age are not allowed in the canoes for safety reasons.
An additional child (aged between 5 and 9 years old) can also
If the weather is windy the canoe safari may
12pm – 4.00pm (last
Jump on a bike, wind your way through the glorious reserve and keep your eyes peeled for all kinds of seasonal highlights (£2 per bike).
The bike shed is located outside the Discovery Centre, near the Pond Zone.
All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Safety helmets MUST
Terms & Conditions
- Canoes and bikes cannot be booked in advance and are issued on a first come first served basis.
- Cost of admission to the centre is not included in the hire price.
- Due to the limited number of bikes, and their popularity with visitors, we regret that we cannot allow bikes to be used as transport to and from the canoe safari. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.