Try-it Days

Starter Sessions are an excellent introduction to canoeing. They are open to everyone, from eight years old to eighty years young! You don’t need any previous canoeing experience, specialist kit or skills… just turn up and have a go!

If you've been canoeing before, Starter Sessions are also a great opportunity to find out what Addlestone Canoe Club has to offer. Perhaps it's been a while since you were last out on the water, or maybe you want to share your passion and introduce family and friends to the sport.

Whatever your motivation, Starter Sessions provide an ideal opportunity to get out on the water and get paddling.

Usually our try-it days don't need prior booking, but if you're interested, or if you have further questions then please don't hesitate to contact us. You can check when the next try-it/go canoeing day is on our Event Calendar page.


More Info...

Check our Events Calendar page for details about the next Try-it days. The Try-it days are not counted towards one of your 3 temporary membership sessions.

- Sessions will last about 1 hour

- You must be able to swim 25m in light clothing, please bring a change of clothes, a towel and some trainers to wear in the boat.

- Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

- Young people under the age of 18 must have consent form completed by parents, all sessions will be supervised by BCU (British Canoe Union) qualified coaches.

This is a day to try any sort of canoeing, from fast sprint boats to peaceful open Canadian canoes. Come along and see what it's like on the water - or just try the ergo machines on dry land. You don't have to have any experience whatsoever, bring the whole family because we believe the more the merrier! 

There will also be various kayaks and polo boats for fun and games. Just remember, you will get wet!!

To find out more about the Go Canoeing programme, we encourage you to visit their dedicated website here.

Temporary Membership

Can't wait for the next Try-it Day to get involved? Well the good news is you can visit anytime with temporary membership! You don't have to wait for a try-it day.


New visitors get 3 'temporary membership' days before choosing whether to join as a member or not, and these are £8 per session.

Try-it/Go Canoeing days, and pool sessions don't count towards your 3 temporary membership sessions. You will still need to fill out a temporary membership form, and if you're under 18, a signed parental consent form. These can be found on the membership page.

Temporary Membership (3 weeks Maximum)

Adults Boat & Kit Hire per session - £12.00

Juniors Boat & Kit Hire per session - £8.00

With own boats and equipment per session - £5.00