Wear Canoes | Day Out With The Kids

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Wear Canoes

Durham, County Durham, England

  • Kids canoeing at Wear Canoes in Durham
  • Families canoeing at Wear Canoes in Durham

Attraction Information

  • Sailing and Kayaking icon Sailing and Kayaking

Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Outdoor

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


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Wear Canoes's website
07792 902214

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

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

More Information

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome

Guest suitability

Suitable for 6 year olds and over. 


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Durham, County Durham, England

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