Spread a bit of Christmas joy!
During December we’ll be painting the city’s canals red & white as we invite you to join us in festive fancy dress for a paddle through the city. This experience is all about bringing a bit of Christmas joy to Birmingham.
This is our standard Bustling Birmingham tour but with added red noses and Santa outfits! We’ll aim to spend approximately 90 minutes on the water, paddling through Oozells loop, past the Utilita Arena and along Brindleyplace; visiting Cambrian Wharf with views of the BT tower on the way. We’ll end at the Mailbox before making our way back to the Roundhouse.
No experience is necessary for our kayak tours; our experienced and knowledgeable guides will get you paddling and navigating your way around Birmingham’s darkness in a safe and enjoyable way.
We will be paddling approximately 3 miles in total.
We will provide every participant with a buoyancy aid, regardless of their swimming ability, so that should you fall in you’ll be safe. Tours are led by a professionally qualified British Canoeing Instructor who will give full tuition. Sit back, paddle and have fun!
Suitable For: 8 years+
Additional information: These events are in December and we expect the weather to be cold and perhaps a bit wet (or snowy). Due to this we may, on the grounds of safety, have to postpone your booking to another day that may not be in the festive period. Any postponements will be confirmed to you in the preceding week, once we can be more certain of the weather.
Fancy Dress: We’d like everyone to enter into the festive spirit by wearing fancy dress, this could just be a red Santa hat or a full outfit; please make sure that the outfit is suitable for kayaking in. Should you have any questions please do get in touch.
Number of Steps? Not many steps but quite a few strokes, a basic level of fitness (walking up the stairs without being out of breath) will suffice. We’ll be paddling approximately 3 miles.
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