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Address: Mill Gardens, Mill Road, Leamington Spa CV31 1BE, England
Phone Number: +44 1926 889928
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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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Messing about on boats

We spent a lovely afternoon on the river yesterday. The staff were all friendly and helpful in sorting is out with a pedals. This stretch of the Leam is unspoilt and pretty, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Nicola P
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Petersfield
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Petersfield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We spent a lovely afternoon on the river yesterday. The staff were all friendly and helpful in sorting is out with a pedals. This stretch of the Leam is unspoilt and pretty, and the kids had a lovely time. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had the best birthday party for my 10 year old daughter at the Leam Boat Centre - paddle boarding fun for all. Thank you Katherine and the whole team, everyone had a brilliant time and they will all sleep well. See you next year if not before! xxxx

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Thank Gill C
leamboatc, Manager at Leam Boat Centre, responded to this review

Hi Gill, thank you for your lovely review, really pleased your daughter enjoyed her SUP party! Look forward to seeing you again soon :-) More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had a lovely time hiring a boat and rowing along the river, we went on a Friday afternoon in July. The river was tranquil and beautiful with only one other boat there. Worth noting that speed boats aren't available during the week.

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Thank Sarah M
leamboatc, Manager at Leam Boat Centre, responded to this review

We are very glad that you enjoyed your trip up the River Leam. Thank you for your kind review. Kind Regards, Libby More 

Louth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent an afternoon experiencing the joys of kayaking. I was most impressed with our instructor, Mike, who's calm and efficient manner instantly put us at our ease. I felt quite safe with him lookng after us. Thouroughly enjoyed the whole time and would highly recommend it - whether you want to go on to learn more, or like me, just... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to Review us. We think Mike is a great coach and we're glad you do to! Hopefully see you back here at some point soon More 

Warwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a number of lessons to learn to kayak and then did a river trip in Matlock - completely brilliant. Excellent instructors, great value and lots and lots of fun. The whole family enjoyed it - children aged 8 and 11 and parents in their late 40's! The instructors were particularly good with the children and inspired confidence. We've... More 

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leamboatc, Coach at Leam Boat Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad that you had a memorable experience with us. It has been a pleasure working with you all and I am sure we will be seeing you again soon for further Adventures! Many Thanks, Libby More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently gathered 4 families with young children together to get sufficiently trained in Kayakking to complete a day trip. The service from beginning to end was second to none. From booking (which with 4 families was tricky), through the 3 Sunday's of training and finishing with THE most awesome day trip in Derbyshire. In all we had 7 adults... More 

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leamboatc, Senior Coach at Leam Boat Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write up this review. We are really glad that you enjoyed yourselves as well as learning with us! It has been a pleasure to have you all down here beginning your kayaking journey with us. We look forward to having you with us for some future adventures. Libby More 

Warwickshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Arranged a birthday party for a small group of 11 year olds. Can't fault the event at all, with great leadership from Ade. The group varied in ability from one child who had never been in a canoe, to a couple of boys who had canoed several times. Despite the torrential rain of a British summer, the boys had an... More 

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Warwick B, Manager at Leam Boat Centre, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to review us. We're glad you had a great party and hope to see you down again in the future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

A fun cheap activity to do with friends or family. I went on the paddle boats the first time round with my friend and ended up having so much fun that I just had to bring more people to experience what I've experienced. The second time, me and my friend went on the canoe which we found even more fun!!... More 

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Warwick B, Manager at Leam Boat Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Joy, glad you keep having enjoyable experiences with us. We look forward to seeing you next time! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We had a blast of a time here! If you're looking for a Hen do/team building/family fun do the build-your-own raft activity. We were a party of 14 Hens having to build and assemble our own rafts and race down the river on them. We had too much fun, our instructor was Ade and he was really passionate, polite and... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

A fantastic whitewater weekend with Matt Bishop. A great first day around Llangollen and then a longer river trip on the second day. Confidence building and inspiring. The group was a mix of all ages and really came together. Would definitely recommend this course.

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Warwick B, Manager at Leam Boat Centre, responded to this review

Really pleased you had another great trip, look forward to seeing you again soon :-) More 

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