Event Description


Kayaking Canal Tour

Wednesday 04 October 2023 1:30pm - 4pm Roundhouse, 1 Sheepcote St, B16 8AE
Students in kayak on Birmingham canals
See Birmingham from a new perspective on a canal kayak tour!


Did you know Birmingham has more canals than Venice? No? Well, what better way to explore them than on a kayak!

You'll be able to kayak on Birmingham's canals for an exclusive student price. 

Join us at Roundhouse Birmingham, the tour will give you a completely new perspective on the city and give you the chance to explore Birmingham's canal network. From Roundhouse, you'll be taken around Brindley Place and guided towards the Mailbox.

This event requires no previous experience, so beginners are welcome. You'll be provided with life-jackets and you will be instructed throughout the tour. 

Important info:

  • Each person will need to complete a disclaimer form. You will need to provide your ticket and signed disclaimer at the event.
  • Meeting point is: Roundhouse Birmingham, 1 Sheepcote Street, Birmingham. B16 8AE. How to get to Roundhouse.
  • OR you can meet us at Curzon BCUSU Reception at 1:15pm and we can walk together.
  • Session starts at 2pm, so please arrive in advance.

For more info and FAQs


View Roundhouse's accessibility information here
The activity takes place on open water, so may not be suitable for those with thalassophobia or a fear of water.
You will get a wet lower half due to drips from your paddles and splashes from the water.
The canal runs through the centre of Birmingham so you may experience loud noises from the city, as well as noise from passing boats and barges.
You’ll need a basic level of fitness (walking up the stairs without being out of breath) to fully enjoy this experience.

If you have any questions around access or have specific access requirements we can accommodate, please get in touch with us by emailing su.reception@bcu.ac.uk.

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