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Family Canoeing on the Lower River Bann

This event is being hosted by qualified members of Co. Antrim Paddlesports Club (C.A.P.S.) and will involve 2 sessions at the superb new Portglenone Marina. Each session will offer a short period of instruction on canoe safety and basic paddle strokes and participants will then take to the water and paddle upriver under the bridge to Portglenone Forest.

We will stop at the forest jetty, where we will enjoy a cuppa and a snack (participants should bring a flask and food), and everyone will be free to enjoy a walk before paddling back to Portglenone Marina.

C.A.P.S. is a family orientated club, so we particularly encourage families to take part in this event (children 5+). Each canoe can hold 2 x adults and 2 small children.


Saturday 20th September


Portglenone Marina, Porglenone

Session Times

Session 1 - 11:00 to 13:00

Session 2 - 14:00 to 16:00

Event Mainly Suited For

Families with younger children

Fitness Level


Key Info
  • Try canoeing on the River Bann
  • Each boat holds 2 x adults and two small children.
  • Participants to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance to get fitted with buoyancy aids
Bookings have now closed for this event.

Please make bookings directly through the Get Outdoors Weekend website, but feel free to contact Ballymena Borough Council if you would like more specific information on the event:

Phone+44 28 2563 9853

What to Bring

Wear wet weather clothing and suitable footwear.

Full change of clothing including footwear.

Bring a flask and a snack


This activity is suitable for all the family. Children from 5+.

All children under 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult.

What's Included

Boats, Paddles and Buoyancy aids will be supplied as well as a guide

Meeting Point

Portglenone Marina, Portglenone

Directions to Location

Portglenone Marina is off the Gortgole Road, 200 metres north of Portglenone Main Street.