'These things are fun and fun is good...' - Dr Seuss
Fancy doing something completely different on your hen weekend? This lovely little city is the perfect gateway for doing outdoor activities in and around the Peak District. And if walking up a hill isn't your idea of fun, you can always jump in a boat! Grab your girls and head off to the water for an afternoon of Derby Kayaking on your final weekend of freedom.
Kayaking is a brilliant way to blow off some pre-wedding steam. Get the girls in the water at this fantastic water sports centre near Darley Abbey. You'll be introduced to the art of double-bladed paddling by a skilled instructor, who's there to teach you all the basic moves. These are British Canoe Union (BCU) Star Award techniques, and each one will help you steer the kayak on open water.
'Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.' - John Lennon
Once you've mastered the art of paddling, ruddering and sliding from side to side, you'll be led on a downstream safari. See the beautiful Derbyshire countryside from the River Derwent, and get involved in some hilarious hen weekend games! Compete against the ladies, and find out who's picked up the skills needed to navigate each challenge. Who's been listening to the instructors, and who's spent her time drooling over hot fellers in water gear?
If your hen is the outdoor type, kayaking is perfect. Find out why Derby is so popular with the adventurous crowd-and don't forget to bring a change of clothes!
In a nutshell:
- Derby Kayaking
- Short drive from city centre
- Professional instruction
- BCU Star Award winning instructors
- Safety gear included
- Bring a change of clothes
- You may get wet