Canoeing & Kayaking

From running river riding the rapids to leisurely meandering down the canal, we have something to offer every age group and ability level.

Kayaking offers you the opportunity to master your own boat, while canoeing gives you the security and stability of a larger craft – ideal for families.

With both kayaking and canoeing, we can take you from calm water basics to the thrill of white water paddling.

Situated on the local canal. Initially you will learn the basic strokes to enable full control over the boat followed by games to develop skills and confidence. Then we take a small trip down the canal; taking in the history and sights of the Chesterfield canal

Or if you have previous experience why not try the river?

And after that why not let us take you down the River Wye; spectacular scenery in the Welsh borders, lovely river, wild campsites, peace and tranquillity, takes you away from the hustle and bustle of work. This is a 6-day trip, contact us for a price.

The centre provides all the necessary equipment and transport, all you need to bring is a towel, change of clothing and footwear.

Canoeing (2 people per canoe)

An excellent opportunity for teamwork, co-ordination, listening and communication skills, work together to maneuver the canoe safely down the canal, trust each other, work within a small team. A great sense of achievement when you have completed the journey and is ideal for all – families, disabled and young children.

Kayaking (1 person )

Learn how to maneuver the kayak around obstacles, in a straight line, develop your co-ordination skills, self esteem & Confidence, trust yourself as you venture along in the kayak, it’s you doing all the work in this craft. A great sense of power and self esteem when you have completed the journey.

Parson House facilities are excellent the food is great staff are the best and very friendly all the activities are very good and really challening for the children the school always have a good time.

What an excellent time we had at Parson House last summer! Our Year 4 children loved the activities, which the instructors made sure were fun and exciting. We will definitely be returning.

During 2010, Crewe Climbing & Potholing Club have used Parson House Outdoor Pursuits Centre for 5 caving courses covering rope techniques used in caving, and ranging from basic procedures to more complex rescue systems. All these courses took place on the climbing wall - the facility being very suitable for the purpose as it offers plenty of space for demonstration and practice and can accommodate two courses, catering for up to six trainees, at any one time. CCPC found the domestic facilities (parking, loos etc) and the bolted apparatus on the climbing wall perfectly adequate and at a reasonable cost, and will certainly be using Parson House again in the future.

The instructors who lead the challenging activities are amazing with the children. Throughout every activity that we did they encouraged, supported and enjoyed being with the children.

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Telephone: 01433 631 017   |   Email: info@parsonhouse.com

Parson House, Houndkirk Road, Sheffield S11 7TW
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority
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