Kids Taster Sessions

Due to the success of last three years of their Activity Programme, Inverness Leisure have again asked us to provide a number of Kids Taster Sessions for 2016. These sessions offer children aged between 12-16 years old who are water confident (able to swim 25m in a swimming pool plus tread water for 1 minute), the chance to try out kayaking and canoeing on the Caledonian Canal, Inverness.

2016 Kids Taster Sessions

Easter Holidays

  • 1100-1500 Wednesday 30th March 2016
  • 1100-1500 Thursday 31st March 2016

Summer Holidays

  • Dates Pending

October Holidays

  • Dates Pending

Please contact Inverness Leisure directly to book onto any of these Kids Taster Sessions


Tel: 01463 667500

Kids Taster Sessions

  • Water safety skills for when paddling on the canal
  • Introduction to some of the basic paddling strokes
  • Introduction to both open canoes and sit on top kayaks
  • A chance to practice a capsizing and self rescue near the end of the session

The sessions run from 11.00am to 3.00pm.

Group size will be a maximum of six children per coach.


  • Four hours of paddling fun
  • All boats required
  • Buoyancy Aid
  • Helmet
  • Paddle
  • Splash jacket
  • Juice and biscuits for half time break

We ask that all parent ensure their child comes already dressed in their paddling cloths (swimwear, wetsuit, fleece top etc.) to save time and delays at the start of the session.

What the children need to wear/take along;

  • Swimwear, with preferably a shorty or full wetsuit
  • Pair of wetsuit booties/shoes or old trainers for paddling/swimming in
  • Big towel for drying off/changing under
  • A change of clothes and dry footwear
  • Lunch pack

We also ask parent for a mobile contact number and to be back at 2.45pm. This allows you to see the final ‘Splash n Dash’ and be around to help your when your child gets change out of their wetsuits and wet clothes.