Canoeing takes place on very sheltered shallow water, with the children close to the bank at all times. The Canadian canoes used are very stable and accommodate up to 3 children in each canoe. A suitably qualified group leader will take charge of the group, assisting with individual coaching tips throughout. In the second half of the session we normally run canoe games, which enable children to practice their skills whilst also having great fun. Buoyancy aids, canoe helmets and other clothing appropriate to weather conditions are worn throughout.
Other Activities at Robinwood
We have 15 high quality activity sessions. Some sessions differ from centre to centre, but all centres run a very similar, busy programme with typically 15 high quality activities packed into three days at Robinwood. There are also some variations according to the time of year.
What Schools say about our activities
We really appreciate all the recommendations we get from schools who have visited Robinwood and the number of schools who come for the first time as a result of recommendations from friends and colleagues. We are constantly updating the comments from schools who have recently attended a Robinwood Course. The schools that attend come from areas of the Midlands, throughout the North of England and up into Scotland. But don’t just take our word for it, See what they have to say about Robinwood. For more testimonials and recommendations visit our Highly Recommended Page.
"Every activity was excellent - designed to develop communication skills, trust, teamwork and friendship. A wide range of activities which suit all children's characters and personalities.
Excellent provisions for children with specific dietary needs."
Holy Infant and St Anthony RC Primary School, Bolton