Family Canoe Expeditions

Family Canoe Expeditions

In 2021 we are wanting to offer canoeing especially for families with children of  any age and any or with no or limited  experience. We are passionate about the outdoors the benefits for mental health and self esteem and just the pure fun it is being in the outdoors. We are convinced that doing things together as a family builds memories which will last a life time, but will also develop skills in communication, problem solving as well as the hard skills of paddling, camping and cooking.

What we offer:

  1. Half day taster sessions

Based on the beautiful Kingfisher lakes near to Lode you can experience what it feels like to , put on a buoyancy aid, get in to a canoe and discover just how stable they are, and then learn how easy it is to make the boat go forward, backwards or round in circles. There is no need to get wet if you don’t want to, but the kingfisher lakes are great for swimming in to!

Dates: email us or ring us to talk about dates which suit you

Cost: £30 per person

2 Full day Paddles

Depending on your experience these can be along the Great Ouse and can include a pub lunch at Five Miles are Nowhere or you can join us on a more remote journey along the Little Ouse, Wissey or Cam Rivers. We provide all the equipment, will give you a briefing before hand so that you come wearing the most comfortable clothing and we will accompany you, providing insights in to the history and wild life of the river. We will also teach you how to use a kelly kettle to make hot chocolate or soup!

Cost: £75 per person

3 Multi day expeditions

We specialise in multi day expeditions from 2 to 5 days. We offer these in East Anglia, Wales, Scotland or Sweden. We will provide you with all your canoe equipment including water proof barrels for your equipment. We can also provide tents, mats stoves etc for a minimal extra charge. We will arrange your campsites and support you in both your paddling, packing and campcraft skills. But this is your family expedition and we want to give you the opportunity to develop the skills as a family so that you can go and adventure else where with the skills you have learnt from us

Cost: £80 per person per day food and transport not included 

Dates: Please get in touch if you would like to join us on any of these expeditions. Costs range but are about £80 per person per day for a guided expedition including all canoe equipment  


I went with Joy of Adventure to Sweden on a canoeing holiday last summer which was absolutely fantastic. It was very well organised and despite most of the group being strangers at the start by the end of the trip we were all good friends and still keep in touch with each other a year later. Joy’s laid back manner contributed hugely and I couldn’t recommend this trip with Joy more.