The BIG Family Paddle
Sit on Top Kayaking, Castlewellan Lake, Mourne Mountains
Sunday 27 March – 9am -5pm – Castlewellan
The BIG Family Paddle (Canoe, SUP Board & Kayak)
Join us at the Mourne Outdoor Festival for our BIG Family Paddle Experience, perfect for all the fam and no better way to celebrate Mothers Day! Canoe, SUP Board, or Kayak… it’s your choice!
From a warm welcome, to warm showers and everything in between, we have you covered… from meeting our Team at our Lakeside Centre, to receiving all the kit that you’ll need, including Open Canoes/Stand Up Paddle Boards/Sit On Top Kayaks, Buoyancy Aids, Paddles & accessories including full use of our centres changing/showering facilities.
This is a self-guided experience, so, whether you simply want to stay and play in the Castle Bay or go with the flow and take on the Lake Trail, you’re guaranteed an awesome time… Simply Book & Go!
Afterwards, if you’re not already staying local, and you’ve worked up an appetite, why not try some local hospitality… this is entirely optional, however if you wish to plan ahead, check out our ‘Places to eat, drink & sleep’.
Life Adventure Centre located lakeside, Castlewellan Lake, Castlewellan Forest Park
Our Life Adventure SOT Kayak Experience packages include everything needed to get you started on the loughs, rivers and coast of the Mournes… Simply Book, Go Further, See More & Feel Awesome!
Things to do & see
Endless! From the Castlewellan Castle, Otters, the Islands, Red Squirrels, the Moorish Tower & Kingfishers to name a few!
Places to eat, drink & sleep
Hillyard House Hotel, Castlewellan
South Prom Cafe, Newcastle
Pine Tree Hollow Glamping, Leitrim
The Green Holiday Cottages, Kilkeel
Slieve Donard Resort, Newcastle
Urban Café, Castlewellan
Mourne Seafood Bar, Dundrum
Mourne Lodge, Attical
Gorse Hill Glamping, Bryansford
Hutt Hostel, Newcastle
Kribben Cottages, Annalong
The Turnip House Cafe, Leitrim
Tory Bush Cottages, Bryansford
Carrick Cottage Cafe
Meelmore Lodge, Bryansford
Harbour House Inn, Newcastle
Mountain Lodge, Rostrevor
Unique selfie spots
The Bay (below the Castle)
On the water (waterproof cameras!)
Self-Guided – you’ll be supplied with an easily followed route map including route description and key local tips!
Canoe/SUP/Kayak – from our top of the range fleet.
Buoyancy Aid – must be worn by the paddler at all times.
Paddle – almost essential!
Wetsuit – strongly recommended at all times of the year.
Accessories pack – we supply a first aid kit.
Centre facilities – including changing and showering.
Support number – available 9am-5pm for telephone assistance.
Damage Waiver – accidents happen! So we’ve protected you against accidental damage to the Kayak with our Waiver Scheme – excludes loss/damage to accessories – see ‘Top Up’ option.
Damage Waiver ‘Top Up’ – accidents happen! Protect against loss/damage to accessories.
See below for specific experience option prices – if you require a bespoke option please check with our team.