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Leam Boat Centre

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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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Kayaking and Canoeing

From simply showing up and hiring a kayak for a family paddle for an hour or so on a beautiful stretch of river, weekly lessons for my 12 year old daughter and fantastic trips... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jeanette P
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From simply showing up and hiring a kayak for a family paddle for an hour or so on a beautiful stretch of river, weekly lessons for my 12 year old daughter and fantastic trips around the country to experience a range of water challenges; the Leam Boat Centre experience is outstanding. Great staff, a lovely family feel - brilliant with... More 

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Thank Jeanette P
leamboatc, Instructor at Leam Boat Centre, responded to this review

We are really pleased that your daughter has taken to the sport like a duck to water! Thank you for your review and we hope to have you here for many years and adventures to come! Warm Regards, Libby More 

Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My husband had a kayak trip on the river with an instructor, as a gift. Booked at the last minute, and he had a great hour or so going up the river and back. Instructor was very informative and hubby wants to do it again! It was a lovely autumn sunny day, so conditions were wonderful. Would recommend it.

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

Thank you for your lovely review! We look forward to seeing you again for more fun on the river. Kind Regards, Libby More 

Knowle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

I've had the pleasure of visiting Leam boat centre regularly over the past number of months. Simply showing up to hire a canoe with my son on a Sunday morning to bringing a Beaver group for a session in Kayaks on the river, a birthday party, three day courses with my son and finally an adult taster course over 4... More 

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

Thank you Aindriu - what an amazing review! It's always a pleasure to have you here and we'll see you again soon :) More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Turned up & booked a rowing boat for 30 minutes. All staff were speedy & helpful with handling the experience. Would recommend wholeheartedly to anyone that visits Leamington Spa when the weather is all sunny. Only cost £8 for 30 mins for the rowing boat

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

We are really glad you enjoyed it and found the experience good value. Kayaking next time! More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The setting of this place is fantastic. It is well worth hiring a boat just to see the river from a different perspective. However a note of caution, as the friendly knowledgeable staff go the extra mile to ensure you are in the right boat you will probably end up returning for multiple visits. I ended up purchasing a kayak... More 

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

We are so happy that you have had an all round positive experience with us. We really enjoyed reading your review, thank you. I am sure we will be seeing you again for some future adventures! Libby More 

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have had the pleasure of bringing my grandson to the Leam Boat Centre for two courses. One being a kayak course and the other a paddle boarding course. Each time I found the instructors to be efficient professional and very skilled at making the instructions informative and fun. Its is a lovely place with many different activities going on... More 

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

Thank you very much for your lovely review! We're glad you have repeatedly had good experiences with ourselves - it definitely makes our efforts worthwhile to receive great feedback like this. Hopefully see you guys down again soon :) More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We arrived for a trip on the river as is traditional for our weekends away. We do it because we are useless at it (see the punting review from Oxford last year!) We were welcomed by the friendly staff who, after ascertaining we could all swim (so would not require compulsory buoyancy aids), taking ID security (driving licence) and payment,... More 

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

Thanks for the great review Penny! We're glad you had such a fun filled trip on the river - I just cleaned half a tree out of a row boat....your's by any chance!? :) Hopefully see you again! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I can't believe how reasonable the hire prices are and helpful the staff are here. Brought three teenage boys for an hour's kayaking and they all had a fantastic time. Will definitely be back again soon

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

We are really glad the boys enjoyed themselves! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind Regards, Libby More 

kenilworth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I took my daughter and niece to Leam Boats twice in August,once in a rowing boat and once in a Pedalo. We all had a great time. The staff are very polite and helpful,I recommend it highly!

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Two grandchildren, two kayaks, and an hour of peace for £12. Well worth it. Friendly, helpful staff. The only small moan was a long queue to get id returned when the kids came back, but that just proves how popular this activity is. We will be back.

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Thank Corinne R
leamboatc, Manager at Leam Boat Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Corinne! We try to offer the best value for money possible so glad to hear its appreciated. We hope you can return to us soon for another hour of peace :) More 

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