Wokingham Waterside Centre

Wokingham Waterside Centre is a unique riverside, water sports and conference venue set on a picturesque stretch of the river Thames in Berkshire.

All of our 2022 sessions and courses are now available to book through the ‘Book Online’ tab or ‘Book now’ buttons.

If you have any questions please contact us by phone or email before booking, we look forward to paddling with you soon.

About Us

The Centre was inspired 10 years prior to its opening in 2001 by John Cooper, a committed scout. There were no facilities for canoeists at that point – indeed the whole stretch was merely scrub land.


Featured Seasonal Activities

Through the year we host different unique activities for kids and adults themed to fit in with the seasonal celebrations.

Kids Activities

We offer a variety of kids activities from after school and Saturday clubs, to holiday activites and courses aimed at children.

Adult Social Paddles

Through the Spring and Summer we run evening social paddles on week nights, through the Autumn and Winter we run social paddles on Saturday mornings, as well as themed seasonal social paddles through the year.

Group Bookings

Whether you are looking to host a birthday party, ice breaker, school activity day, or any form of celebration or group event, you can do it through us and enjoy some time out on the river!

British Canoeing Courses

Just starting out, or looking to start coaching others?

Wherever you’re at on your paddlesports journey we can run a course to aid your progression!

Venue Hire, Function & Meeting Room Facilities, and Camping

Need an indoor venue to host a small event or have regular meetings? We have a function room and a meeting room inside the centre based on a scenic stretch of the Thames.