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Our Sit on top kayaks are stable, fun and easy to use ideal for the whole family.

This is a hire session we do not provide instruction however our staff team will supervise the session and be on hand at all times to answer questions to ensure you get on and off the water safely.

Hire sessions are 30 minutes and include all equipment, should you want longer than 30 minutes you will need to book 2 sessions.

Remember if you are booking a double kayak you will not be more than a metre apart from your partners therefore if you are hiring a double please do so with someone from your social bubble.

You will get wet so please wear appropriate clothing.

Kayak hire is open to all 6 years and over. Due to the unpredictability of the british weather we do recommend under 12s hire a double with someone experienced or an adult.

What to bring

Please bring suitable clothing for the weather. You WILL get wet so if it is not a sunny day you may need a change of trousers and shoes and a towel. Essex County Council will not be opening the showers and changing rooms but if you need to change you can do so in the toilets on site.

We strongly recommend footwear on the reservoir so please bring shoes you don't mind getting wet.

We do provide clean boxes for you to store a small amount of personal belongings whilst you are on the water but please bring the minimum any valubles left on site will be left at your own risk.


Remember: social distancing is in play this spring. If they are not in your bubble they shouldn't be in your double.


In winder conditions where possible under 12's or inexperienced kayakers will be asked to be paired with an adult or will not be allowed on the water.


Splash Cancelation policy 2022

  1. Full refund (less admin fee of 4%) if the booking is under or equal to £200 and cancelled at least a full 72h prior to the activity start time.
  2. Full refund (less admin fee of 4%) if the booking is over £200 and cancelled at least a full 5 days prior to the activity start time.
  3. If the conditions on the day aren’t ideal but the activity still takes place, the customer will not be eligible for a refund.

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