Our Summer activities at Astbury Water Sports Centre are now live to book!
If your children are aged 7-16 why not give them an Summer they won’t forget!
Check out our Summer activities by clicking here!
Running from April to October
We offer boat hire for the public so if you fancy going on your own adventure and having a little explore, then come and hire a boat at the weekends! With no experience or advanced booking required, you can be entirely spontaneous on that weekend where you have nothing planned! Just give us a call before you arrive and we can let you know what is available!
Boat hire is available 10am-5pm on weekends and last hire is 4pm.
We won’t leave you without a paddle. You will be completely kitted out with paddles, waterproof cag, buoyancy aid and helmets. You may want to bring extra clothes and a towel for after your activity so the drive home is a little dryer!
Although no advanced booking is required but please be aware that availability may be limited during busy times.
Canoe Hire – £15 per hour
Sit-on-Top kayak – £10 per hour
Katakanu (max 6 people) – £20 per hour
Stand-Up-Paddleboard – £15 per hour
Launch Your Own
For those with their own equipment, we have facilities for launching as below
Day Ticket – £12.00 per board
10 Launch Card – £90.00
Sailing Dinghies Day Ticket – £20.00 per dinghy
10 Launch Card – £150.00
Sit on tops, kayaks, open canoes and stand up paddleboards are welcome.
Day Ticket – £6.00 per craft
10 Launch Card – £45.00
Important Launching Information
All paddle sports are restricted to a zoned area (within Orange buoys)
Third party insurance is required if you are launching your own craft
Please note that 3rd party insurance cannot be obtained from the water sports centre, this must be acquired prior to launching at Trafford Water Sports Centre.
3rd Party insurance for windsurfing can be obtained from the Royal Yachting Association http://www.rya.org.uk
3rd Party insurance for canoes can be obtained from the British Canoe Union http://www.bcu.org.uk
Please note: Buoyancy aids must be worn at all times. All launching charges include the use of the changing facilities and showers.
A manned Safety Boat is available to people launching who are in danger.
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