May 2019 Beginners Course

Meridian Canoe Club is pleased to be able to offer a beginner kayaking course.

This course is intended to equip a novice paddler with the skills they will require to become an active club member in the future.


The course will be will be based at Danson Park on the lake, the home of Meridian Canoe Club. We will also invite you to attend two of our pool sessions so we can help you build confidence with exits at the 1st session and progress to rescue’s during the 2nd session in a warm environment. For Sunday of the second weekend of the course we will travel to the River Medway for a day on the river. This is a great opportunity to paddle an interesting stretch of water.

Please note, this course is primarily targeted at adults, but under 16’s are more than welcome on the course providing they are accompanied by an adult who is either taking part in the course or staying on site while the training is taking place. Please further note that whilst the minimum age for the club is 8 years old we insist that children under the age of 10 are accompanied on the water by a family member during the course.


Date Day Description Start End
04/05/2019 Saturday Full day @ Danson Park Lake 1030 1600
05/05/2019 Sunday Morning @ Danson Park Lake 1030 1300
08/05/2019 Wednesday Pool session @ Crook Sports Centre 2015 2115
11/05/2019 Saturday Morning @ Danson Park Lake 1030 1300
12/05/2019 Sunday River Trip on the Medway 0930 1900
15/05/2019 Wednesday Pool session@ Crooklog sports centre 2015 2115
18/05/2019 Saturday Social Paddle with club members @ Danson Park Lake 1030 1300

The cost of the course is £95 for the first adult applicant and £85 for the first independent child, then all associated applicants will be eligible for a discount. The cost of the course includes a year’s membership to Meridian Canoe Club allowing the participants the opportunity to practice and develop the skills they have gained on the course. For further information, please email

The course will only go ahead if there is sufficient interest so please share the details of the course with any friends or family members you think may be interested. To register for the course please go to the club’s webcollect events page. If the combination of participants you require is not available please email and we will build a custom package for you.

We are looking forward to paddling with you