Paddle and Pause

The Paddle and Pause sessions are weekly adult only kayak and paddleboard sessions, for those wanting to take a 'Pause' from their day and do something for themselves.

These sessions are open to people of any ability, whether you’re a complete novice wanting to try something new or a regular paddler wanting to meet like minded people or just get out for a few laps around the reservoir, then these sessions are just for you.

We will have staff on hand to either just give you the basics and get you out on the water or give you a little more tuition its entirely up to you.

Looking after your health and wellbeing is now becoming the focus of many of our lives and getting out on the water in our beautiful surroundings is the perfect tonic.

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Session dates  Session times
Monday, 18 September 10am to 12 noon
Monday, 25 September 11am to 1pm
Thursday, 5 October 10 am to 12 noon
Thursday, 12 October 11am to 1pm
Thursday, 19 October 1pm to 3pm
Thursday, 26 October 10am to 12 noon
Thursday, 2 November 11am to 1pm
Thursday, 9 November 1pm to 3pm
Monday, 13 November  10am to 12 noon
Thursday, 16 November 10am to 12 noon
Monday, 20 November  10am to 12 noon
Thursday, 23 November 1pm to 3pm
Thursday, 30 November 10am to 12 noon

Session costs

£10 hire, £6 launch.

£8 hire, £4.80 launch with Bradford Leisure Card.

Equipment available

Sit on Top Kayaks and Stand-up Paddleboards will be available for those who have booked a hire session.

Safety and risk

Centre staff will be on hand to offer guidance and tuition on these sessions if requested at the start of the session.

For participants wishing to Independently paddle you are free to do so following a basic safety brief for any first-time visitors to the centre regardless of experience.

Paddlesport activities carry inherent risks, which cannot be entirely eliminated; in particular, those associated with cold water. Participants must be aware of and accept the risks, whilst taking responsibility for actions which minimise the risks to acceptable levels.

General rules

The following rules will help to keep activities safe and enjoyable for all:

  • All participants must wear a buoyancy aid at all times once they enter the waterfront area. These are provided and included in the cost for all hire and launch bookings.
  • Wetsuits are strongly recommended for anyone hiring a stand-up paddleboard. These are issued free of charge.
  • If you don’t wish to wear a wetsuit, please wear light weight quick drying clothing suitable for the weather on the day. You will get splashed whilst paddling.
  • All paddleboards must have the leash attached to their waist or ankle at all times when on the water.
  • Participants paddling independently must ensure that their activities are within their own ability and confidence levels and appropriate to the prevailing weather conditions, if you are unsure you are welcome to stay under the guidance of centre staff for the duration of the session.
  • Participants who are launching their own craft must ensure they are well maintained. We do not allow launching of inflatable novelty pool floats, lilos or inflatable rowing boats. If you are unsure, please contact us.
  • There is no swimming allowed, if you fall out of your craft please get back on immediately or in an emergency signal to be rescued. Anyone found to be not adhering to this rule or continuously capsizing will be asked to leave immediately and may be unable to book on any further sessions.

How to book 

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