“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

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Getting Started

Here are some useful tips to help you get your family on the water
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Canoeing with Kids
Introducing your children to canoeing
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Bodyboarding
Have a go at bodyboarding
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Paddleboarding
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Getting started with SUPs
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Scuba Diving
Getting started with Scuba Diving
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Learning to Canoe
Where to learn to paddle
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Surfing
A family guide to surfing
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Paddleboading with Kids
More tips on paddleboarding with kids
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Sailing with a baby
Sailing
with a baby!
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Gear for Water Activities

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Sevylor Waterton Test
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Goggles that fit and stay clear in the water? We put Joci goggles to the test
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£13.74
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The AquaPlane – A new tool to help your child swim
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Gelert Kayak Bags
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The red Helly Hansen Sport 2 Bouyancy Aid
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SwimFin swimming aid – tried, tested, and worked!
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Intex Challenger K1 Inflatable Kayak
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£144.99
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Sevylor Hudson Inflatable Canoe
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Sevylor Tahiti Inflatable Kayak
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Intex SeaHawk II – A good inflatable for getting your family on the water
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Latest Articles

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7 Tips to Start Your Kids Bodyboarding

Bodyboarding is a great way to get your kids active in the sea and you don't need big waves to do it either. Here are 7 tips to get started.

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Getting your Family Started with Scuba Diving

Ever thought of exploring under the water? Perhaps getting the family adventuring below the waves? Scuba diver Austin tells us what you need to know to get ...

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Paddleboarding Tips for Parents: 7 ways to Safeguard Your Children

Stand-up Paddleboarding is excellent family fun. Jason Paul, a paddleboarding expert, provides safety tips to keep your kids safe when using a SUP.

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Joining #PlasticPatrol on SUP and Canoe

Plastic is causing a lot of problems on our waterways and elsewhere. We join #PlasticPatrol on SUP and canoe and help clean-up Ellesmere Port.

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Baby on board: sailing with a baby

You love sailing but then your life gets more complicated: you have your first baby. But, is it still possible to enjoy the open water with a little one? Gus ...

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Paddling to Rio via Windermere

We've just completed one of the canoeing challenges on Lake Windermere. A few more miles closer to Rio!

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Paddling the Mersey – An Urban Canoe Adventure

Read about this family-friendly urban canoe adventure on the River Mersey. No experience needed. So take your family on an organised canoe trip like this.

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Lake Bala Challenge (or waves aren’t only found at sea)

We under took Go Canoeing's Lake Bala / Llyn Tegid Challenge, paddling to the end and back again...only we did it in inflatable canoes, two of which had to be ...

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Stand Up Paddleboarding….or SUP as it is known for short!

Stand up paddleboarding (or SUP) is another great way to get the entire family on the water. It's fun and keeps you fit too. Read this family guide to SUPs.

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Recommended gear for kids surfing

Just how much does it cost to buy decent surfing gear for your family? We dive through recommend family surfing gear and how much each item might cost you.

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A Family Guide to Surfing – All your questions answered

Many people enjoy surfing, but is it safe for kids, and can you really do it in the UK? Surf instructor Libby answers in this great guide to family surfing.

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Paddling with Kids – How to introduce kids to canoeing without the worries

Getting on the water as a family brings many family adventures. But how do you introduce kids to canoeing? Here are some great tips on paddling with kids.

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