Wear Canoes | Day Out With The Kids

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Wear Canoes

  • Durham
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Sailing and Kayaking

Attraction Information

Have you ever tried canoeing? Whether you’re an absolute beginner, or a seasoned pro, you have the chance to experience your own water adventure with Wear Canoes. Sailors as young as 6 are welcome on-board, as long as there’s an adult in the crew.

Hire a canoe right in the centre of Durham and begin to explore. Enjoy a leisurely ride along the beautiful River Wear and discover Durham’s stunning historic countryside from the water. It’s the perfect way to spend a sunny family day out.

You won’t have to worry about spending a fortune on equipment - everything you need for a safe ride will be provided by Wear Canoes. So, gather the kids and venture out for a day on the river!

  • Near Durham city centre
  • Perfect for complete beginners
  • Suitable for kids over 6

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00


General Admission
30 minutes: £15.00
Per Hour: £24.00
Half Day: £45.00
Full Day: £60.00

Travel & Contact Information


Baths Bridge, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3DA, England

Phone number

07792 902214



Click here to visit Wear Canoes' website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Wear Canoes has not told us about their dining options.

Wear Canoes has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Suitable for 6 year olds and over. 

Yes, Wear Canoes have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Dogs are welcome

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