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Leam Boat Centre

Mill Gardens, Mill Road, Leamington Spa CV31 1BE, England
+44 1926 889928
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Grandma's new hobby!

I had made a promise to the grandsons they would experience kayaking whilst visiting us recently... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
janenewton29
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Birthday party

We had a fantastic afternoon at the Leam Boat Centre. The staff were incredibly helpful, friendly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul T
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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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“the river” (42 reviews)
“great fun” (8 reviews)
“life jackets” (2 reviews)
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Mill Gardens, Mill Road, Leamington Spa CV31 1BE, England
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+44 1926 889928
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had made a promise to the grandsons they would experience kayaking whilst visiting us recently, albeit very apprehensive as never having tried this before myself. The boys absolutely loved it and grandma will certainly be going again (possibly on her own!) The staff were...More

Thank janenewton29
leamboatc, Manager at Leam Boat Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. Really pleased that you enjoyed your kayaking with us, it's a fantastic sport to get into! We look forward to seeing you again soon, with or without the grandchildren!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic afternoon at the Leam Boat Centre. The staff were incredibly helpful, friendly and exceptional with the kids. Ben and Laura were the hosts for our daughter's stand up paddle boarding 11th birthday party. They were great with the kids, and the...More

Thank Paul T
leamboatc, Manager at Leam Boat Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. I'm so pleased your daughter enjoyed her party so much, we definitely agree that Ben and Laura make a great team! Hope to see you again soon :-)

Reviewed 5 May 2017

This is a delightful part of the river for boating from Mill Gardens. You may catch a glimpse of the heron or nesting swans.

Thank venetianintown
leamboatc, Manager at Leam Boat Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Thank you for your review, really pleased you like the river here, we love it, and all the wildlife, especially at this time of year! Hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

I arrived just after they opened and was greeted by a friendly guy behind the desk which clearly explained the hire etc. Whilst I paid, his colleagues prepared the kayak. As i finished, i was shown the kayak, jumped in and was helped into the...More

Thank David P
leamboatc, Manager at Leam Boat Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Hi David, Thanks for taking the time to review us - I'm glad you had such a pleasant experience and that our efforts to give good customer service are appreciated. Hopefully see you again soon :)

Reviewed 13 April 2017

Very friendly staff and a choice of motor boats and rowing boats. It's nice on a sunny day to take a boat for a while along the river .

Thank rharbin
leamboatc, General Manager at Leam Boat Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Many thanks for your kind review

Reviewed 3 April 2017

Had good fun pedalling in the river on a sunny Sunday, got ourselves some leg exercise. Very helpful staff, recommended wether with friends or family!

Thank Eleni K
Reviewed 24 March 2017

My daughter and her friends had a nice trip out for a couple of hours on the River Leam. The rowing boats were in good working order. The biggest problem is where one can row on this stretch of water. There is a weir which...More

Thank Bret W
leamboatc, Manager at Leam Boat Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Hi Bret, Thanks very much for taking the time to review us. We're glad you're daughter enjoyed herself on the water. We have a stretch of 1.5km which you can use our bigger leisure craft on - row boats/pedalos etc. This generally is plenty for...More

Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Took few boats,staff where very rude and not happy, price a bit to high and safety instructions was awful, nobody even bothered to help get in and get out,shameMore

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leamboatc, Manager at Leam Boat Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Hi There, Sorry you seem to have had a bad experience last summer. We strive for excellent service and good value for money and for the vast majority of our customers we achieve both goals. Our customers are not allowed to load themselves onto any...More

Reviewed 16 November 2016

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...More

Thank Jeanette P
leamboatc, Instructor at Leam Boat Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

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

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!...More

Thank kay h
leamboatc, Manager at Leam Boat Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

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

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Do you have to book?
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Response from leamboatc | Property representative |
There is no need to book - just come along when you're ready to go.
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