You will be welcomed at the White Water centre reception and guided to the canteen where you will wait for the rest of the group to arrive.
Your instructor for the session will collect you and the rest of the group and guide you outside to receive your briefing. This will cover what to expect, how to use the equipment and safety on the white water course.
Then it’s off to the changing rooms to get yourself into a wetsuit, on with the buoyancy aid and then off for a helmet fitting.
No turning back now! You will make your way down to the water’s edge and into the raft. You will receive a final briefing before you set sail for your first pass down the white water course.
The 300m white water course is powered with three pumps, capable of turning the course into a Grade 3 (out of 6) white water course.
Your instructor will navigate you down the course3 or 4 times, making each run more intense and in all likelihood, wetter!
If time allows and you’re not wet enough already, you may get the opportunity to jump into the rapids yourself! Not for the faint hearted, but certainly thrilling!
Then it’s back to the changing rooms for a hot shower and a well-earned cup of tea.
How long does it take?
The white water rafting experience takes about two hours.
When can I try it?
You can book for weekends only, from March through to October.
What should I wear/bring?
We provide the white water rafting equipment, including a wetsuit, waterproof jacket, buoyancy aid and helmet. You should bring:
- a swimsuit or shorts
- a T-shirt or fleece (this will get wet)
- old trainers (these will also get wet)
- a towel (for drying off!)
- a change of clothes.
Can my friends/family watch?
Yes, and there’s no charge for spectators.
I’m booking for someone who needs a carer. Is that a problem?
Carers are welcome at all iCAN activities, for more details of what the carer place involves, please see our Questions and Answers page.
- Maximum of six people in the boat at any one time.
- This activity is suitable for anyone over 12 years of age, but under-18s will need their parent or guardian to sign a consent form.
- There is a weight limit of 16st per person for safety reasons.
- This activity is not suitable for pregnant women
Since iCAN is all about fun activities for people with disabilities, we only pick sites with the best facilities.
The site for your white water rafting activity has disabled parking next to the entrance. The grounds around the building are flat with ramps to allow wheelchairs to get right to the water’s edge.
The site has disabled changing facilities if required, along with disabled toilets. The canteen is located on the upper floor but there are lifts to allow wheelchair access.
Assistance dogs can be left with the centre and will be given a bowl of water! Other dogs may have to be left outside while you are on the water.
This Gift Experience is suitable for people with the following disabilities:
- Hard of Hearing/Deaf
- Restricted – Arm*
- Restricted – Leg*
- Visually Impaired
*Due to the nature of this activity, we would ask that customers with restricted Leg or Arm contact us prior to making a purchase. In most cases there will be no problems, but we need to be sure to avoid disappointment.
If your disability isn’t mentioned here but you are interested in White Water Rafting, please do give us a call as we may well be able to accommodate other disabilities.