Saddles and Paddles | Day Out With The Kids

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Saddles and Paddles

  • Exeter
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Sailing and Kayaking

Attraction Information

Saddles and Paddles is positioned on the canal at Exeter Quay and near a traffic free cycle route Exe Estuary Trail, making it an ideal location to bike or paddle from on your active family day out!

They specialise in family cycling and have a range of equipment such as child seats and trailers are available to allow families to cycle together. Electric and tandem bikes are also available so really whatever kind of wheels you're after the chances are they've got it waiting!

Single and double kayaks, plus Canadian canoes are all available for hire for your family adventure with basic tuition and buoyancy aids included in the price. Dry bags can be supplied on loan for valuables.

Whatever form of transport you choose, the friendly and knowledgeable staff can give you local information about places to go and things to see on your trip.

Advance booking is recommended, especially in warm weather and during school holidays. Please allow at least 15 minutes before you booking to get kitted out.

You will all need to be able to swim 25m unaided if you want to use the boats so it's a great incentive for getting them to work harder in their swimming as the appointment for this approaches!

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Opening hours

Daily 9.00am - 6.00pm Closed on Wednesdays between November and Easter in termtime. Bike hire is available between 9.30am and 5.30pm and boat hire between 10.00am and 5.00pm. Booking advised!


All prices listed are for one hour. Bike hire: Adults: £6.00 Children: £5.00 Tandem bike: £15.00 Child trailer: £6.00 Tag-a-long: £5.00 Child seat: £4.00 Canoe and Kayak hire (buoyancy aids included): Single kayak: £10.00 Double kayak: £15.00 Canadi

Travel & Contact Information


No 4 Kings Wharf, The Quay, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4AN, England

Phone number

01392 424241



Click here to visit Saddles and Paddles' website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Saddles and Paddles has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Saddles and Paddles has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Saddles and Paddles has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Saddles and Paddles has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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