Birthday parties

Birthdays should be lots of fun and memorable, and not too stressful for the adults! Winding River Canoe will help you to organise the perfect birthday adventure. Our canoe birthday parties are suitable for children 8 years and up.

Things to know:

  • Choose a slot- Parties run in the morning from 10am-1.30pm, or the afternoon from 2pm-5.30pm, or in the summer months also from 6pm-9.30pm

  • We adapt our birthday parties according to your specific wishes so let us know if you have anything in particular in mind.

  • Generally we start by getting kitted up down by the river, and after a little safety briefing we can all get on the water.

  • We use a lovely tranquil stretch of the River Dart near Totnes, where the river is clean, clear, and mostly shallow (in case anyone falls in!).

  • We'll paddle for about an hour or so and play some canoeing games enroute, then pull up on the bank to have a BBQ/picnic. Then we'll paddle back to the start, playing some more games on our way if there is time.

  • There will always be at least one qualified instructor with the group, but we ask that at least one other parent is also present at all times. Our instructors are BCU qualified and CRB checked.

  • Food - BBQ meat is supplied by a local butcher and is free range and local. There  is also a vegetarian option. The BBQ consists of two burgers in a bap per child . We also supply squash and hot chocolate for the children, and tea/coffee for the adults. You'll need to bring your own birthday cake though.

  • The children are likely to get wet, so please bring a towel and change of clothes.

  • Price: Minimum £250 for up to 10 children. £18 per extra child.  BBQ included.