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Address: Mill Gardens, Mill Road, Leamington Spa CV31 1BE, England
Phone Number: +44 1926 889928
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Description: The Leam Boat Centre is based in beautiful Jephson Gardens along the river...
The Leam Boat Centre is based in beautiful Jephson Gardens along the river in Leamington Town Centre. The park's old Victorian boathouse was renovated thirteen years ago as part of the Millennium Project and it is now a thriving centre of activity. It's a lovely place to come for a day out as a family; row boats, motor boats and pedalos can be hired as and when you arrive and floating along the river for a carefree, sunlit hour is a wonderful experience. For more adventurous visitors, canoes and kayaks are also available for hire. The Leam Boat Centre also gives lessons in canoeing and kayaking and can cater to all levels of experience, from taster sessions for beginners through to training courses for instructors. Paddle Power kayak courses are held throughout the holidays for children to get their first taste of the sport. It might turn into a lifelong passion!
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Brilliant for a kids' party

We held a kayak party here for 9 kids and they had a great time - mixture of proper kayaking and mucking about. Staff were really friendly and professional, and set up a gazebo... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We held a kayak party here for 9 kids and they had a great time - mixture of proper kayaking and mucking about. Staff were really friendly and professional, and set up a gazebo for the party tea. Recommended.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I booked the course a month in advance and there are two places it runs, at the Leam Boat Centre in Leamington or at Warwick Boats in Warwick. The date I chose was in Warwick. Our instructor Ade was great, very knowledgeable, fun and reassuring. Within 20 minutes we were all quite happy on the water and any concerns of... More 

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Leam Boat C, Manager at Leam Boat Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us! Chuffed that you enjoyed your course - Ade always gets great feedback and glad this is the case from yourself. Hope to see you again soon for some more boating fun! More 

Tayport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

It was a gorgeous day on Sunday and we had fabulous afternoon in Jephson Park visiting the Art in the Park festival then one hour on the boats etc. We hired a pedalo and a kayak and were all amazed at the beautiful setting and how tranquil it seemed on the river. It was great family fun and I would... More 

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Leam Boat C, Manager at Leam Boat Centre, responded to this review

Glad you had a great time with us - we're very lucky to be based where we are with such beautiful surrounds! Hope to see you back again soon. More 

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Just got back from a fantastic afternoon kayaking on the River Leam with the Leam Boat Centre. It was the starter/taster session with Catherine (an impressive and very cool architecture undergraduate who also knows everything about boating) which was actually three hours learning all the basic skills of how to handle, manoeuvre and have fun in the kayak. Apart from... More 

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Leam Boat C, Manager at Leam Boat Centre, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review Noelene - we're glad you had such a great time on your course! You're right - Catherine is a great coach and an asset to our team.... We hope to see you again to take your paddling further once your shoulders have recovered :) More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Hired a "car shaped" pedalo which our teenage daughters pedalled whilst we (mum& dad) sat on the back and enjoyed the tranquility of the River Leam. Loads of options and I think Kayaks and canoes are probably their speciality.

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Leam Boat C, Manager at Leam Boat Centre, responded to this review

We're glad you had such a pleasant time with us - yes we like our Canoeing and Kayaking here! Perhaps next time..... More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I nervously signed up for the Introduction to Kayaking course (for adults). The teachers were superb. I loved every minute of this course and was amazed that I could paddle twelve miles down the River Wye on the final day. Great value, as all the specialist equipment is provided. Highly recommended.

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Leam Boat C, Manager at Leam Boat Centre, responded to this review

Really pleased you enjoyed the course, we have all had a lovely time working with the group, and had a great day with you all on the Wye. Hope to see you back on the next course soon! Libby, Yannig and Jenna More 

Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We went on a sea kayaking weekend in Pembrokeshire organised through the Leam Boat Centre. The was a really good ratio of instructors to group size and were really well supported and encouraged by staff. We were able to make the crossing to Skomer on the second day, which was amazing. We saw lots of wildlife including porpoises, seals and... More 

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Leam Boat C, Manager at Leam Boat Centre, responded to this review

Thanks! So pleased you enjoyed the trip and looking forward to seeing you both again soon! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Lot of options - Kayaks, Rowing Boats, Canoes, Paddles,Sit on tops We went for a canoe option as a family. The staff provided few set of instructions. The safety jackets were also provided. It was my first experience, but turned out to be very good one. The peaceful water of Leam helps the beginners to learn. PS : They have... More 

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Leam Boat C, Manager at Leam Boat Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review.. hope to see you again on the river ! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We recently visited with 25 Cub Scouts and had a brilliant evening dragon boat racing in Warwick. Our instructors Yannig and Matt were brilliant with the children and we all had a lot of fun. We'd definitely recommend dragon boating to any youth groups looking for a fun and good value activity that teaches the children a lot about teamwork.... More 

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Leam Boat C, General Manager at Leam Boat Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are really pleased the cubs enjoyed their dragon boating. Hope to see the group back again soon! Jenna More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I rather enjoyed the afternoon Kayaking down the River Leam to Warwick castle on the river Avon with my partner. We wanted something fun to do and thought we would give kayak rentals a go. It was very easy to book over the phone, the staff were friendly, informative and they gave some good tips on where to visit. If... More 

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Leam Boat C, General Manager at Leam Boat Centre, responded to this review

Really pleased you enjoyed your afternoon on the river :-) Thank you for taking the time to review us. The river upstream is completely different - really tranquil and pretty. See you again soon! More 

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