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Working with Avon Navigation Trust 

Avon River Activities 

Abbey Park - Evesham  

ARA have been working hard for years now to 'bring boating back to Evesham' 

Dragon Pedalos &  Boats, boards, katakanus for hire as well as paddleboard lessons

and BOAT TRIPS too

Evesham is the perfect place to come and get on the river

Currently Closed for winter                       open May - September

HIRE Details & Prices Evesham 
we keep it simple and affordable 
£5 per person for 20 minutes
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Dragon Pedalo = £5 per person for 20 mins 

min 2 people, 1 must be over 18 years old / parent or guardian

(can take up to 4 adults)

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Mega SUP (stable)  = £5 per person for 20 mins 

min charge 2 people, (can be paddled on your own, or up to 3 people) 1 must be over 18 years old

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Katakanu (stable double canoe) = £5 per person for 20 mins 

min 2 people, 4 adults (up to 6 if some are children) 1 must be over 18 years old / parent or guardian

longer hires are available on a katakanu - take it on a trip - ask for details

Sit on Top Kayaks (singles and doubles) = £5 per person for 20 mins 

1 must be over 18 years old / parent or guardian

longer hires are available on sit on tops - ask for details

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Canoe - new silverbirch 16's  = £5 per person for 20 mins 

min charge is for  2 people, 1 must be over 18 years old / parent or guardian

Canoes can only be hired by people that have paddled canoes before

longer hires are available on canoes - take it on a trip - ask for details

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OPEN TIMES   -  Evesham 


May - September 

Every week we post the days we will be operating on our facebook page 

As a genuine community partnership venture, we coordinate the towns events, like the rowing regatta, river festival and the fishing festivals. This will effect the open hours. 

If it is rain or flood, we will not be operating. so open times will vary. 

Term Times 

Weekends 11am-4pm

School holidays (guide only, check the facebook page for confirmation)

Thursday - Sunday 11am-4pm 


Daily Check - up to date information in the Summer Season- on facebook 

In the summer, we post daily to confirm our opening times and to check the weather and the river conditions. So if you are looking to come and hire in Evesham, and want to check - its all on the facebook page: 

or search in your facebook ap = 'Avon River Activities Evesham'


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Working with Avon Navigation Trust 

River Trips 

Abbey Park - Evesham  

Evesham Trip Boat 

Avon Navigation Trust own and operate the river trip boat 'Corsair' along aside our operations in Evesham.  We work with, and volunteer for, the Avon Navigation Trust, helping run their charity fund raising trip boat. 



May - September                     Weekends

August & School holidays     Thursday-Sunday 


1pm & 3pm (c40 minute trips) (More on demand) 

No need to book, just check the 'Avon River Activities Evesham' facebook page if the weather is bad or the river in flood, then just turn up to the boat area in Evesham Abbey Park for the 1pm or the 3pm trip. 


100% of the income from these trips goes straight to the Rivers own Navigation Charity - ANT.  These are run by volunteers

We can help you with information on the boat trips, or with booking a charter.


More information on the Trip boats and what ANT have to offer is on their website  

Paddleboarding Evesham   (Evesham SUP)

All our paddleboarding lessons - Private tuition - starter lessons - are now also available in Evesham. Thursdays and Sundays 

Check out all the paddleboard options on our paddleboard page 

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Project Neptune - Mobile Paddleboard Centre

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Project Neptune - Mobile Centre
and base for Youth Volunteering

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Working with the Avon Navigation Trust, ARA help operate the 50' wide beam barge Neptune as a mobile activity centre and home to the pioneering ANT youth volunteering programme - ANT Squad.


On board is a full on activity centre facilities, with changing room, shower, toilet, kitchen and a classroom. As well as coordinating the ANT SQUAD youth volunteering programme, ARA provide paddleboarding and activities at the river festivals using Neptune and she also works well as support boat for other activities in Evesham and along the river..... AWESOME !! Neptune is also a vital part of the Evesham Lock House project and 'bringing boating back to Evesham'. 


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