Christmas Gift Vouchers

Take advantage of our Christmas Deals and enjoy 20% Off our gift vouchers that last for 1 year!

Valid on our Whitewater Tubing, Whitewater Rafting & Gift Voucher For Anything! Use code 20OFF

Christmas Parties

Get your team / friends together and celebrate Christmas in style with us! Enjoy delicious food and great music!

Whitewater Activities

You’ll be floating in a torrential blast of water, and laughing through the waves. Jump on a raft or tube for an adventure that’s sure to get your blood pumping.

Boat Hire


Fancy going out on the water?

We have canoes, kayaks and paddleboards available for hire!

Northampton Active

From whitewater experiences and outdoor adventures, to engaging team building days and corporate events, not forgetting hosting beautiful wedding events. We can cater for a wide variety of events.

Waterside Cafe

Fresh tasty food from breakfast baps, through to hearty salads, coffee through to milkshakes, there is a choice for everyone with beautiful views along the river.

2023 Big Events

We have so much to get involved with including Mother’s & Father’s Day Paddle, as well Kids Holiday Club, Community Clean Up Paddle as well as our Taster events throughout the year!

Waterside Café

From the cosy ambiance to our friendly staff, it’s an enjoyable place to unwind and relax. Our food and drinks are absolutely delicious. It’s a fantastic spot to grab a quick bite or to spend some quality time with friends and family.

Conferencing & Room Hire

Our room hire is incredibly spacious, providing ample room for all of your needs. Whether you’re hosting a meeting, a conference, or a special event, our room will comfortably accommodate your guests.

Whitewater Rafting & Tubing

Whether you prefer the solo adventure of tubing or the teamwork and camaraderie of rafting, both activities provide an opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of a river while simultaneously getting your heart racing.


Whether you are a beginner or an advanced paddler, we have the right course for you. Learn the fundamentals of Paddleboarding, Kayaking or Canoeing under the guidance of our experienced staff.

Kids Holiday Clubs

Our kids holiday clubs are a great way to introduce your children to the world of outdoor activities from 7 years old! They can get involved in whitewater activities, through to archery, high ropes and more!

Boat Hire

Come and hire a Canoe, Kayak, Paddleboard or MEGA Paddleboard. We are open 7 days a week! Perfect for those wanting a paddle down the river!

Whitewater Paddlers & Course Hire

Are you a fan of the rush that only paddling down a raging river can provide? Experienced paddlers are welcome to come and enjoy our rapids!

Parties & Functions

We love to party and we know our customers do too! That’s why we stock everything you need for your special event!


Fulfil your adventurous dreams and explore Whitewater Rafting & Tubing, or learn to build a raft or a shelter, or maybe even orientate your way down the River Nene.

A beautiful setting for conferences, team building events and holiday clubs!

“Life is an event. Make it memorable”

Find out how to make the most of your time in Northampton and checkout places to stay nearby with Kayak!

Customer Reviews

  • star rating  Great place for beginners to learn and build skills for grade 2/3 river trips in a super safe environment at a great price, my only wish is that... read more

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    February 27, 2023

    star rating  We hired the Waterside & Nene suite for my husbands 50th birthday party. We had a really fantastic evening!

    Glenn & his team were so accommodating, nothing was... read more

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    November 29, 2022

    star rating  Thank you Craig, Mason and Nick for a fantastic experience whitewater rafting yesterday. I was apprehensive at first having been bought the experience as a gift but it was completely... read more

    Gabriela G
    September 19, 2022
  • star rating  Craig and Maison were the instructors. Absolutely lovely and a good laugh. They were reassuring and there was no pressure from them when something was out of our comfort zone.... read more

    September 18, 2022

    star rating  Rafting was a lot of fun and it provided challenge but I felt in safe hands with Chris the raft guider. Our 12 and 14 year olds loved it... read more

    September 13, 2022

    star rating  We took 3 kids here (ages 12,9 and 9) and they all absolutely loved it. All the instructors were fantastic, making it a fun and safe experience. A special thank... read more

    August 17, 2022
  • star rating  I teamed up with my daughter as a birthday treat to a session on the tubes having previously had a stint on the rapids on the raft. Great experience and... read more

    August 15, 2022

    star rating  We spent a couple of hours here rafting to celebrate an old friends get together. We were 4 x guys close to 60 but found the experience really great fun... read more

    August 7, 2022

    star rating  A fab afternoon rafting! We went as a group of four 50 something's. One of the group is an outdoor instructor, all of us paddle or SUP, but this was... read more

    August 1, 2022
  • star rating  A really great experience white water tubing. Craig and Mason were really reassuring for those within the group who were less confident but at the same time offered enough challenge... read more

    July 25, 2022

    star rating  We had a brilliant time for my sister birthday. Mason was a great instructor and made the experience a lot of fun - but kept us feeling safe at all... read more

    July 24, 2022

    star rating  An amazing trip, on site all day having the best time! Pip, Elliot and al the team were super fun and encouraging to all of us even if we struggled.... read more

    July 20, 2022
  • star rating  Had a fantastic time, went and did white water rafting. Instructors were really firendly and made everyone feel safe, and made sure everyone was having a good time. Would highly... read more

    June 26, 2022

    star rating  Had an excellent 2 hour session with Elliot learning the basic techniques of flat water kayaking. The coach was very knowledgeable and helpful and I would now feel confident... read more

    June 19, 2022

    star rating  Had a great afternoon white water rafting with Elliott yesterday. Would highly recommend to friends and family if we were around the area again. It was really obvious Elliott wanted... read more

    Joe H
    June 5, 2022
  • star rating  From start to finish this was brilliant. The boat handlers where excellent!! Couldn’t fault them. We had a great time really fab!! Highly recommend this place and the company -... read more

    May 17, 2022

    star rating  Finally managed to get to this post-covid! What a great experience. Ben made the session incredibly enjoyable and relished the opportunity to get us wet! He was great fun. Highly... read more

    May 14, 2022

    star rating  Course is drip fed to build your confidence and ensure you are safe whilst doing so. Ben and Elliott have great banter which helps you feel at ease with them... read more

    May 9, 2022
  • star rating  Although enjoyable a little disappointing. Run could of been longer for definite... Some bits like the water bombimg seemed pointless.
    My disabled friend could only do half the activity... read more

    May 8, 2022

    star rating  I last visited in 2002 and not too much has changed. We had a great trainee (Andy) who was being supervised. The session was good fun and is great for... read more

    April 24, 2022

    star rating  What can I say that sums up how awesome this was and how amazing the instructors Ben and Elliot were?! I booked it after seeing someone on my Facebook had... read more

    April 18, 2022
  • star rating  Thank you so much for a fantastic white water tubing experience. Our team of 13 &14 year olds (and a couple of slightly older coaches!) had a brilliant time... read more

    April 3, 2022

    star rating  The instructors were very friendly and approachable they got stuck in and helped us have a fun and truly enjoyable time well worth a visit.

    April 2, 2022

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