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Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre

Whitlingham Country park, Trowse, Norwich, NR14 8TR, United Kingdom

Boating Days Out - Day Boat Hire

Tel 01603 632307

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About Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre

The picturesque Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre boasts over a mile of placid open water, set within 280 acres of water, woodland and meadow on the Broads

Whether you are a complete beginner or improving your skills with some of our advanced courses, Whitlingham has something for you to consolidate your skills and have fun with friends on the water.

We offer a range of courses tailored to different groups, ability levels and what you want to achieve. For more detailed information use our Course Search.

Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre is the ideal location to try new things and have a safe, fun learning experience.

With over a mile of placid sheltered water space, acres of Country Park, a modern purpose built centre and a team of fully qualified staff, Whitlingham is the best place to start your outdoor adventure.

Our youth programme offers a great variety of accredited courses, school holiday activity, after schools clubs and other opportunities to learn new skills and have some fun along the way.

You can work towards some qualification on the Royal Yachting Association accredited sailing programme or the British Canoe Union paddlesport accredited programme.

Maybe you are just looking to have some fun? Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre has it in bucket loads.

Sailing and paddling clubs
School holiday activity programmes
Birthday parties
Craft hire at weekends
Bespoke youth group packages by arrangement
You can hire a range of craft at Whitlingham on selected weekends. Craft are available every hour and half hour with first launch at 11.00 and final launch at 16.00.

During the school summer holidays there are additional launches available weekdays. Contact the centre for more details.

Craft hire dates
May: 23, 24, 30, 31
June: 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, (28 - Family Adventure Festival)
July: 4, 5, 11, 12, 25, (26 - Picnic in the Park festival)
Aug: 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
Sep: 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, (20 - Our 10th Birthday celebrations) 26, 27
Oct: 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31

Craft available
Sit on top kayak - 1 Person - £10
Double sit on top - 2 People - £12
Open canoe - 1-3 People - £12
Katakanu - 4-6 People - £20
Funboat* - 1-2 People - £12
Stand Up Paddleboarding** - 1 Person - £12

* Requires try sail course
** Requires 'Ready to Ride' course or relevant experience

Reserve your craft in advance by calling 01603 632307.

Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre is located on the outskirts of Norwich within Whitlingham Country Park in Trowse.

The centre offers outdoor and adventurous activities for anyone 8 years+ with an emphasis on educational provision to schools and colleges.

We offer a range of courses tailored to different groups, ability levels and what you want to achieve. For more detailed information use our Course Search.

Not sure what to do for the school holidays?

Why not have a splashing time at Whitlingham?

We have single days to multi-activity adventure weeks, with prices starting from just £30.

We offer fully accredited courses in sailing, paddlesport and much more – allowing you to progress from a beginner all the way through to instructor level.

Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre has been awarded the Canoe England Centre of the Year award at a National Awards ceremony in Nottingham on 12 October.

The award is a recognition of centres who provide opportunities for everyone to experience high quality Paddlesport activities at all levels. Centres who excel in one or more of the following; volunteer management, development of coaches and volunteers, innovative approach to the working with schools, working to improve the environment and/or involved in innovative projects.

For details on any of our courses, packages or events call the centre direct on 01603 632307 or by email via the contact button on this page


General Services

  • 5 Star Rating

Special Opening

  • Open - Christmas

Car Parking

  • Free Parking


  • Disabled Friendly

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