Groups & Schools



School groups are accommodated at all key stages and all courses are accredited. Bookings are grouped into 6 week blocks or a one off introductory sessions. Bookings can also be tailor made to suit all learning abilities. For more information on our courses please select from the following:

1 Star Accreditation 









Groups Activities & Team Building

Canalside provides a range of adventurous activities to meet the needs of your group. This is done through safe, enjoyable, educational activities which can include, but is not exclusive of:

Each activity can be delivered as a taster or as part of an accredited course. Group activities are used to improve group interaction and cohesion whilst encouraging participants to develop a more significant role with their peers.




kayaking on a river with canalisde

Expeditions are organised and delivered to locations throughout the UK and Europe. These are tailor made to suit our various client groups. Recent expeditions have included:

  • North Wales

  • Scotland

  • Cornwall

  • The Ardeche Gorge in the South of France

  • The Alps

  • Nepal




















The Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE)

prep for a canoe expedition

What is the Duke of Edinburgh's Award?

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a great way to meet new people and gain incredible experiences. The award develops life skills through fantastic opportunities for those aged 14-24. The three sections to the award, Bronze, Silver and Gold, each include a training and assessment expedition as well as volunteering, physical and skill components.


Why Canalside?

  • Highly qualified and experienced staff team.

  • Participants can choose from kayaking, canoeing or walking expeditions.

  • Tailor made Expeditions that fit your requirements.

  • Advice and guidance in preparation and aftercare.

  • All group equipment is provided and transport can be arranged.

  • Provide qualified and experienced staff to support your own expeditions.

  • Provide opportunities to complete the Volunteering, Physical and Skills sections of each award.


See Bronze Expedition

See Silver Expedition

We can also provide opportunities to complete the Volunteering, Physical and Skills sections of each award.

The price is an all inclusive package of £600 per person, this covers transport, equipment, accommodation, staffing and accreditation.  
Participants are required to supply their own food and personal clothing for the training and assessment expeditions.
This price is based on a minimum group of 8.
For enquiries and bookings please contact Mackon Khela, Centre Co-ordinator.


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