Spectator activities


The 2022 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships is FREE to attend so you can head to the site to enjoy all of the action! 

Visit the schedule page to check out when all the action is taking place. 

As well as seeing the top paddlers in the world competing in the ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships on the course throughout the week, there is also a whole festival of other competitions and activities taking place for spectators to enjoy.

From junior events to flat water competitions and even a SUP race on the white water course, there really will be something for everyone.

Water Activities

If you want to be active on the water yourself, there are a number of opportunities for you to get involved. 


If you are a paddler, why not check out the festival events and take part in one of the competitions taking place throughout the week. 

Schools & Community Groups

Schools and community groups can book a session on the water from Monday 27th June – Fri 1st July. Find out more details here

Saturday 2nd July – Go Paddling

If you like what you see and fancy having a go yourself then head to the lagoon to jump in a kayak or canoe, or have a go on a stand-up paddle board!

The sessions are led by an instructor and participants will be provided with a boat, paddle and buoyancy aid.

You will wear your own clothes for the activity and whilst most participants just get a wet bum, there is always a chance of falling in in our sport. We therefore advise people to consider bringing some spare clothes.

If you are keen to take part it is recommended you wear a long sleeve t-shirt or light sweatshirt, lightweight trousers or leggings, and closed toe shoes (no sandals or flip flops). Please note that he minimum age to participate on the water is 8 years old and that all participants are required to remove watches and jewellery, including earrings and nose piercings.

Booking in advance is not required so turn up and have a go!

Lagoon Wipeout

It’s not paddling but it’s still great fun! This is an inflatable obstacle course with slides, climbing walls, balancing beams, demolition balls, humps, basher walls and much more! Take the challenge and race your friends and family! Visit the Holme Pierrepont Country Park Website to book your session


Land Activities

At Holme Pierrepont Country Park there are so many activities available for the family to enjoy throughout the year. These are all available during the event with more information on how to book available through the Holme Pierrepont Country Park Website.

The activities available include:

  • Sky Trail/Sky Tikes – This Dual-level adventure high ropes course goes all the way up to 24ft for those with a head for heights and has a special Sky Tykes course at 2ft so spectators of all ages can get involved.
  • Climbing Wall – Another great activity for people who enjoy heights! Give it a go and climb to the top!
  • Mini Golf – Challenge the rest of your family, or a group of friends on our 9-hole Mini Golf course.
  • Segway – Learn how to ride a segway and then take on the course to have a go and explore
  • Playground – There’s a playground on site so kids can play. There’s even a café close by so the grown-ups can enjoy a drink whilst they watch.
  • Country Park – The whole site is 270 acres so there’s plenty of space to enjoy a walk, make the most of the scenery and look for wildlife.

Expo Area & Community Market

Throughout the week, the Expo Area will offer spectators an opportunity to get interact with a number of event partners including charities, sponsors and suppliers.

Saturday 2nd July will also see a market with a range of stalls for all the family to enjoy.