Watersports centres in Kent will reopen on Monday, March 29 just in time for Easter break

Watersports centres in Kent are preparing to reopen at the end of the month.

Mote Park Watersports Centre in Maidstone, St Andrew Watersports in Halling and Canoe Wild in Canterbury have all announced plans under the government's routemap to move out of lockdown, to begin welcoming back customers from March 29.

Under the government proposals the watersports centres plan to open from March 29
Under the government proposals the watersports centres plan to open from March 29

The announcement is set to be welcomed by families looking to keep active and their kids occupied over the Easter school holidays, which begin just days later.

All customers however will still be subject to any other nationwide lockdown rules that remain in place at the time, which may include ongoing restrictions on the number of people you can meet outside, social distancing, guidance to 'remain local' and the use of masks in public places.

Everything from canoes and kayaks to pedalos and paddleboards are available at each attraction whilst there are also options to 'bring your own' for enthusiasts keen to get back out on the water.

At Mote Park courses, tuition and general hire will all be available from the end of March.

The centre within the Maidstone park has also confirmed plans to hold its youth 'stay a day' programme for the school break with limited spaces available. Families interested in signing their youngsters up are asked to contact organisers to confirm a booking as soon as possible.

Watersports have become hugely popular in the last year as people search for socially distanced activities to enjoy
Watersports have become hugely popular in the last year as people search for socially distanced activities to enjoy

At St Andrews Watersports at St Andews Lakes plans are also now being made to welcome customers back from Monday, March 29.

The centre will be open every day, according to its facebook page, and has reopened its online booking system to enable families to begin making plans, albeit some hire arrangements such as for paddleboards must be done nearer the time to ensure adequate water and weather conditions.

Advanced booking for hire at St Andrews is essential and visitors won't be permitted access to the lake and its facilities without a confirmed reservation. To learn more and to make a booking click here.

Families keen on a socially distanced activity can find plenty of space on the river
Families keen on a socially distanced activity can find plenty of space on the river

Over in East Kent, Canoe Wild will also begin its season from March 29 on the River Stour. Its facebook page has confirmed bookings are now open for everything from paddleboarding to kayaking.

To learn more or to make a booking please visit www.canoewild.co.uk

For more suggestions of things to do with the kids in Kent visit www.mykentfamily.co.uk

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