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.

Kids Club Holidays

The perfect club for those aged 7 – 16 years old who want to experience the thrill of outdoors adventures! From whitewater tubing to building a raft and trying to stay afloat.

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.

2024 Events & Activities

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!

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.

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!

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!

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.


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.

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!

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.

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!

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Customer Reviews

Natalie Evans
Natalie Evans
30 September 2023
Beautiful location, great cafe. The rapids looked fun!
24 September 2023
Really fun man-made whitewater course alongside the Nene River, mainly grade 2 in relatively shallow water, with clean changing rooms and toilets and a cafe onsite. Lots of friendly paddlers, very little ego. A great place for anyone starting whitewater, because it’s smaller than Lee Valley.
Debbie Counsell
Debbie Counsell
17 September 2023
Fantastic experience, with fun loving staff
Sylvia Freeman
Sylvia Freeman
11 September 2023
Brilliant experiences, my children, 10yrs, 11 and 12yrs absolutely love the activities and always asking to go back
Jonathan Mey
Jonathan Mey
10 September 2023
Really fun experience and the staff were excellent.
Creena Jones
Creena Jones
3 September 2023
Excellent fun for summer HAF schools camp. Staff experienced , friendly and extremely caring. Equipment excellent. Lots of fun on the river . My son would go any time.

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