Canoe Wild

Come to Canoe Wild for a fun and memorable experience on the River Stour! Whether you are looking for some fresh air or family fun, Canoe Wild is a great day out for everyone.

Canoeing is a gentle outdoor activity ideal for all abilities; families, beginners and groups are all welcome. No experience is required and we supply all the equipment you need with experienced and friendly coaches on hand. Come along and explore Kent’s rivers, experience stunning scenery, get close to wildlife and feel the benefits of escaping into the great outdoors!

All the hires are based along the River Stour, perfect for an outdoor adventure. Paddle on your own along the river for a 1 hour hire at either of our 2 sites or keep going and take a half day hire from Fordwich to Grove Ferry. This paddle will take between 2 – 3 hours, depending on how often you would like to stop and take photos. Or make a day out! Pack your paddles and a picnic for a full day experience. Why not take a break and relax on the bankside at Grove Ferry before continuing your adventure along the river!

Our Canadian canoes can seat 3 adults (or 2 adults and 2 children under 11). To get the most out of the experience we recommend 2 adults per canoe. Stand up paddleboards, single and double kayaks are also available to hire.

Other experiences include:

All hires, tours and courses are available to book online at or give us a call on 07947 835688. Feel free to drop in at either of our sites where a friendly member of staff will be available to answer any questions you may have.

Opening Times

Summer Season – 1st April to October 31st, everyday 09:00 to 17:00 (last hire at 16:00)
Winter Season – 1st November to March 31st, by appointment only or see our winter schedule


Grove Ferry Country Park & Picnic Site
Grove Road