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kayak hire

Hire a sit on top kayak and paddle your way down the beautiful canal in Kinver,  followed by a woodfired Pizza & a pint at The Vine Inn.​ We're open every weekend & school holiday from Easter to September. 


kINVER canal Kayak HIRE

Hire our sturdy sit on top kayaks and go paddling on the beautiful Canal in Kinver, near Stourbridge. This is the ideal water sports experience for families and beginners and anyone looking to combine kayaking with a trip to the pub afterwards! 

We're based at The Vine Inn, Kinver. Here you can enjoy a 90 minute kayak trip along this pretty stretch of the Kinver Canal, followed by a yummy woodfired pizza & drinks in the canalside garden at The Vine. The perfect afternoon! Our Kayak hire is available every weekend and everyday in the school holidays. Bookings are to be made in advance via our online booking system or you can book on the day (subject to availability).  

Meet point: The Vine Inn carpark, Kinver, DY7 6LJ 

Collection point: The Vine Inn carpark, Kinver (2.8km round trip) 

Suitable for: Age 5+

Notes for families with children: Children age 5-9 need to be in a 2 or 3 x seater kayak with an adult (age 18+). Children age 10+ can be in a 1 or 2 x seater kayak without an adult as long as an adult is accompanying them on the canal in a separate kayak.

Kayak Hire time: Kayak hire on the Kinver canal is for 90 minutes which allows you plenty of time to explore the 2.8km stretch of canal to the first lock and back. We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment on the day. 

Price: £15 per adult & £12 for under 18's or £20 for a solo kayak (Should you want pizza & drinks at the pub, this is an extra charge, payable directly to The Vine Pub. Please visit their Facebook Page for more info)

Open: We're open Easter holidays, Weekends April-Sept, May 1/2 term and the Summer holidays. Choose a time on booking (11am, 12:45, 2.30pm or 4.15pm). 

Dog Friendly Activity: Bring your dogs along to join in on the kayaking fun. We recommend booking a 3 x seater for 2 people + dog/s, which is one of the larger kayaks. Dogs are free. 



If you're looking for the perfect gift, treat your friends and family to one of our Gift Vouchers and you can choose a value of your choice. Gift vouchers are available to buy  online and can be personalised, printed and/or emailed to your friend or family member.  The gift of kayaking is the ideal present for outdoor enthusiasts and will be something for them to look forward to! 

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what people say! 

"Great fun for everyone involved, ideal starter experience before attempting the river. Excellent safety briefing and instructions. Ideal location next to Vine inn for refreshments before and after. Would definitely recommend to young and old 👍"

"Booked a trip with my colleagues as a team bonding experience. Monty was really welcoming and talked us through all the safety points. We had so much fun doing the 90 minute kayak session and would definitely recommend!"

"Took the kids and hubby on the kayaks at the Vine Inn on the kinver canal for father's day and we had an amazing time. The hire is really convenient and clear when you arrive, the instructor that met us there was really nice and the equipment was great. It was really easy to book and they have lots of options for different abilities and ages.

The option we chose at Kinver was really well organised and convenient. Parking on the pub was fab as we ate there afterwards and the food was amazing, we loved the pizza!

If you are considering booking then do, we all loved the experience and can't wait to go again. Just right distance for a gentle paddle with the kids and beautiful scenery. Well worth it!!"

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