WYE VALLEY GROUPS
Bespoke Group Outdoor Activities in the Wye Valley
We organise bespoke Group Activities for School groups, Youth groups, Scout & Guide association groups. We are an AALS (Adventurous Activities Licensed Centre) for u 18’s no. r0795.
We also offer great outdoor group activities for adult groups such as Stag & Hen groups, Businesses & Corporate groups and Birthday Parties.
Whichever type of Group you are why not let Monmouth Canoe & Activity Centre organise a fun filled event. We can arrange single or multiple activity spread over a number of days whichever is most suitable for your group to experience a fun packed visit to the Wye Valley. Simply choose from our range of Group activities below and provide us with details of your group event, let us know what you’d like to get out of your event, together with the number of participants and the duration of your event for a Group Activity bespoke quotation. Ideal activities for larger groups we highly recommend Canoeing, Kayaking or Raft-building where everyone of all levels can be involved together.
Group Activities Overnight Tipi Camping
We can arrange group camping, perfect for events that require overnight stays in between activities, working closely with our friends Will and Patricia at Wye Tipi Camping located just a few fields along the riverside, it’s a basic meadow wild Tipi camping site, ideal for having a group campfire and to experience a night or two under the stars staying in their amazing Tipi tents. They also provide DIY BBQ deliveries for the evening and breakfast in the morning where everything for your group is taken care of. Visit Wye Tipi Camping or contact Monmouth canoe for more info.
Event Organisers of Tri-athlon or Adventure Races please contact us for a quote on equipment provision, we supply canoes and equipment for events and races across the UK.
Groups We Provide Activities For
For youth and community groups we offer half day or full day river trips.
The full day is more suited to older kids and young adults. The half day is suitable for all ages and those with less time or budget. Monmouth to Redbrook is a lovely 3 mile canoe trip, the session begins with an introduction and practice at Monmouth, then when the group is ready the trip commences downstream there are some swift mini rapids to add to the challenge and excitement with our instructors directing the group, there is a couple of tributaries joining the Wye which are great for an exploration. Then the river opens out and provides some lovely stretches of water for a few games before you pass through the rock garden towards the end of the trip, in Redbrook we meet with our transport load up and return to Monmouth.
This River trip may also be done from mid morning to mid afternoon with time to stop for a picnic on route allowing you time to travel to us and back in the afternoon. Rock-climbing, abseiling, raft-building and caving are also popular half day sessions for youth groups. See the Adventure Activities page for more detail on these. If you are staying at the Biblins we can often provide trips to and from there or on site.
Stag & Hen Groups
For Stag & Hen Groups We know you want to make this a really special trip to remember for years to come, we offer the best trips on the river, we have very professional, fun guides who can give golden nuggets of advice to help with boat control, give invaluable guidance before Symonds Yat rapids and rectify capsizes. The Huntsham Bridge to Monmouth 7 mile trip is popular for those traveling a little way to us or those who don’t want to get up so early as it normally meets at 11:30 and finishes around 16:00, for those wanting to make a full day of it our Kerne Bridge 14.5 mile trip is the one, you need to be with us for 9am for this, if you want to do an 2 days of canoeing you can go for our leisurely Monmouth to Whitebrook 5 mile trip on the Sunday from 10:45 until around 14:30 leaving plenty of time to travel home again.
If you’re interested in accommodation, you could stay on the riverside just outside Monmouth on a group orientated tipi site, set up for each group with campfires and your own space, please visit www.wyetipicamping.co.uk for full details, it’s 10 minutes walk from the canoe centre and from the town, you can arrive Friday evening and stay until Sunday or just stay for the 1 night, DIY BBQ deliveries are available for the evening and breakfast or as town is only 10 minutes walk away you can go to pubs or restaurants.
The site is near the A40 and easily accessible from London , the Midlands and the South West. We also offer our Adventure Activities, these are available in half day blocks, raft-building on a Sunday morning is always an eye opener! Get in touch for a quote for your group, we have loads of experience and take a lot of the hassle out of the planning and organising allowing you to enjoy your trip/weekend.
Scout & Guide Association Groups
River Trips & Adventure Activities for Scout & Guide Association Groups Scouts, Guides, Brownies, Beavers and Cubs are all more than welcome, we provide a comprehensive range of outdoor activities and can cater for a range of skill levels in groups as they tend to vary from novice to advanced in such Association groups.
Activities include canoeing, kayaking, raft-building, rock-climbing, abseiling, caving. If you want to do something a bit different then contact us to discuss it, we have a wealth of local knowledge and you can soon find out what’s possible. Half day sessions, full or half day river trips, on site sessions and multi day river journeys are all available to you.
We have many years of experience catering for school groups, both those on residential camps locally and those travelling to the area for the day. We can provide multi-activity days for large schools with several sub groups so they can experience a range of activities. Adventure Activities include canoeing, kayaking, raft-building, rock-climbing, abseiling, caving, see the Adventure Activities page for more info. At the Biblins campsite we can provide half-day sessions in canoeing, kayaking and raft-building.
Full day river trips are very popular as the group will all be together, it is easier logistically and very social, there are some nice spots to stop for a picnic on route, easy rapids for extra excitement and opportunity to see what they have been learning about in Geography, there’s plenty of wildlife to spot and of course games to play to practice skills that have been learnt. If you want to incorporate specific learning into the trip please contact us to discuss how you would like to do this.
Businesses & Corporate Groups
Businesses and Corporate Group events
We offer a range of activities and trips which will fit in with your timescale, if you have something in particular in mind we can put together a trip, package or event for you. Whether you want to entertain clients for an enjoyable pub lunch and afternoon canoe trip or take your whole team away for an overnight trip as a reward or so they can get to know each other we have something for you.
We are visited by lots of departments from the South West and South Wales who like to bring their team for a half-day of raft-building or a canoe trip as they are great team activities with a lot of fun, gentle banter and great spirit. Stay overnight in tipis and have a party too, midweek(Mon-Thurs nights) you can have exclusive use of the group tipi site, a Diy BBQ delivery and acamp fire , see www.wyetipicamping.co.uk for details on that.
Birthday Parties & Private Events
Kids Birthday Party Activity Sessions
Some kids love outdoor activities and sessions for parties are ever more popular, kayaking, canoeing, rock-climbing, abseiling, caving or raft-building will provide a memorable fun afternoon for your children and their friends on their birthday.
An afternoon kayaking session is the most popular for birthdays, they can have an adventure, explore the river, play some games, run rapids, have a water fight and even if a swim if it’s nice. Our experienced instructors will make sure they all enjoy themselves safely and have the time of their lives! Don’t forget a change of clothes, shoes, towel.
Adult Party Groups
Want to do something special for a big birthday or special occasion?
We get lots of people celebrating 30th, 40th, 50th and 60th birthdays. Why not come to do a canoe trip during the day down the fantastic scenic River Wye, you can stop on route for a picnic or a pub lunch, run the famous Symonds Yat rapids, then float down the beautiful forested valley past the Biblins and the Severn Sisters cliffs along the Welsh border back to Monmouth.
If you fancy making a weekend of it you can stay in some tipis or bell tents just along the riverside in Monmouth, the site is for groups with each group having their own private area, their own central fireplace, and options for Diy BBQ deliveries or you can walk 10 minutes into town for pubs and restaurants, the site is near the A40 on the riverside, see www.wyetipicamping.co.uk for more info. The next day you can either do another canoe trip continuing on further down the river, a different activity altogether or take it easy and depart for home.
Group Activities- How it Works
The activities we offer are aimed at Groups to create their own bespoke events, activities are run generally in groups of 8-10 per instructor, event days can be made up of a number of different types outdoor activities depending on group numbers, ages and abilities. It’s easy to organise your bespoke Group Activities in the Wye Valley with Monmouth Canoe.