Beginners Canoeing Sessions

Beginners canoeing or kayaking sessions can take place at our lake in Blaxton, Doncaster or at Maltby Leisure Centre, depending on the season.


Beginners will learn how to get into and out of the boat, the basics of paddling (such as forwards, backwards and turning) as well as capsizing (turning the boat upside down).

Doncaster lake or Maltby Leisure Centre

At a glance

Weekly beginner’s canoeing sessions.

  • Coaching and kit
  • 16:30 - Pool - Saturday, 14:00 & 18:00- Lake - Monday & Wednesday
  • 2 hours - pool; 1.5 hours - lake
  • £12 p.p. (family discount of £1 p.p. for groups of 3 +)
  • £12 p.p. (£5 for 2nd session in 1 week)


Green Star Canoe Club provides the required kit for beginners to try canoeing or kayaking. Boats and paddles are provided.


In a swimming pool, this will be a helmet and buoyancy aid. Beginners will need to bring their own swimsuit (for females), swimming shorts (for men) as well as shorts and t-shirt.


For outdoor canoeing or kayaking, Green Star will provide helmets, buoyancy aids, dry cags, wetsuit (shorts and/or tops), fleeces and decks.


During the summer months, shorts and t-shirts may be worn rather than full kit (depending on the weather).


Please bring a swimsuit (for females), swimming shorts (for men) as well as any clothing that will keep you warm before and after.


*Please note beginners need to bring their own swimsuit or swimming shorts for hygiene reasons.*

"Fantastic group of people. Esther has been instrumental in getting so many people into canoeing and kayaking over the last 25 years."


Green Star Canoe Club is an all round canoeing and kayaking club based in Doncaster. We offer canoe slalom, polo, freestyle and river running events.

17 Partridge Flatt Rd, Doncaster, DN4 6SB