Offering a wide range of both water and land based activities for all abilities.


The Centre provides coaching for all levels of DofE and to date has successfully mentored over 300 young people through their various tasks, to achieve either Bronze, Silver or Gold Awards.  The scheme offers wonderful opportunities for young people to take an active part in their personal development.


Henley Thames Rescue provides support to community water events along the River Thames from Caversham to Marlow.


Henley Canoe Club coaches follow the British Canoeing (BC) coaching and awards scheme using their range of up to date craft and ancilliary equipment. 

Paddling trips are run from the centre to locations across UK and abroad including The French Alps. 

The club provides a programme of canoeing and kayaking throughout the year. There are club meetings weekly for Youth (14-17 years) and Adult (18+ years) members . During the warmer spring and summer weather we run in addition a club for Junior (9-13 years) members. In the winter we run a series of indoor swimming pool sessions.

Instruction courses are also held for members and non-members on demand. 


Henley Dragons provides training and competitive dragon boat racing in the British Dragon Boat Association (BDA) league. As well as the BDA league events, the club take part in national events such as the Great River Race and internationally the Vogalonga in Venice.


In addition we have members who are part of the GB national squad. But it’s not just about paddling – there is a strong social element too which enjoys evenings out together.