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Cardiff International White Water
Watkiss Way
Cardiff Bay
CF11 0SY

Get out of the classroom!

Cardiff International White Water provides a range of educational activities for schools and young people, including college and university students, organised youth groups and even teachers themselves.

Facilities include changing rooms, showers and an onsite café. All equipment, including wetsuits, wetsuit boots, helmets and buoyancy aids, is supplied. Students only need to bring swimwear, a towel and £1 coin for a locker.

We can accommodate paddlesports for larger groups, which allows the participants to experience all that CIWW has to offer. Alternatively, pupils may choose to concentrate on one activity, such as Kayaking, and gain a qualification.

We’re delighted to welcome schools and groups with young people with additional needs, such as wheelchair users, and those with learning difficulties or social or psychological issues.

We believe that learning is most effective when it's fun. All of our outdoor adventure activities offer additional benefits, which encourage the development of social and personal skills.

We can also help you book discounted residential breaks at YHA Cardiff Central or the Holiday Inn Express in Cardiff Bay, and plan your personalised itinerary for your stay, so you can get the very best out of CIWW’s facilities.

Educational development

The water based activities and courses, run at both Cardiff International White Water and offsite, cater for a wide range of groups and abilities. All courses support Key Stages 2 to 4, and specific activities can be delivered as part of the GCSE, A Level and BTEC curriculum.

Duke Of Edinburgh Award

Do you want to gain valuable life skills such as leadership, motivation, problem solving and group communication? Join us on our annual expedition for the Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh award, or let us facilitate your award. Ask the team for more details. 

School Canoe Club

Start a school or college canoe club and let us do the coaching. A minimum of 6 sessions must be booked. The club includes:

  • 2 hour session (including safety briefing and kit)
  • £5 per person
  • All coaching and equipment at our centre of excellence

Packages for Teachers

We provide unique team and leadership development opportunities within state of the art facilities. All packages are tailored to provide an innovative, dynamic and uniquely focused programme - ranging from a half day to five days or more. Ask a member of our team for details.