What's on for adults

Danson Park Adventures Sailing

Adult evening (6.30pm to 8.30pm)

Adult Evening is the perfect way to experience a water sport whether you’re a beginner, experienced or returning to an old hobby. The sessions are led by our team of experienced instructors and include games and tailored sessions for whatever your needs whether you're looking to learn some new skills or practising for one of our courses.

One to one

We offer one to one tuition in the following activities at the Centre – sailing, kayaking, canoeing and powerboating.

If you cannot make any of our course dates or prefer a course tailored to your needs, then this could be the best option for you.

Our one to one tailored sessions can be completed with an instructor on a date and time to fit with you any day of the week.

For one to one tuition bookings please contact the Centre on the details at the top of the page.

Adult courses

We have a variety of courses available for those looking to progress their individual skills and start gaining qualifications in your chosen activities.


Royal Yachting Association

RYA Level One course - 9am to 5pm

The RYA Level One course is the introductory beginner's course into dinghy sailing. It is aimed at those who have done little or no dinghy sailing before.

It is the first part of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) training scheme and is aimed at providing basic boat handling techniques and essential background knowledge.

By the end of the course, you will be able to sail safely under supervision.

Participants must be aged 16 and over.

A change of clothes is required for each session.

Included in the course:

  • RYA Level One Certificate
  • RYA Start Sailing Book
  • RYA Sailing Logbook
  • all equipment provided

RYA Level Two course - 9am to 5pm

The RYA Level Two Course is the second part of the RYA training scheme for those who have completed their level one or have equivalent experience.

Its aim is to consolidate your basic knowledge of sailing and develop awareness of safety.

It will be assumed that every student starting this course has already mastered the practical skills and absorbed the background knowledge required to start sailing.

By the end of the course, you will be capable of sailing a dinghy alone, without an instructor on board.

Participants must be aged 16 and over.

A change of clothes is required for each session.

Included in the course:

  • all required equipment
  • RYA Start Sailing book (if this is your first course with us) and national scheme

Paddlesports - 9am to 5pm 

Personal performance awards

The British Canoeing Personal Performance Awards are designed for paddlers wanting to gain recognition of their learning and development, in the craft and environment they choose, whether this is by Kayak, Canoe or Stand Up Paddleboard.

The Paddle Start award looks to encourage new paddlers and build confidence.

The Paddle Discover Awards enables the paddler to develop decision making and fundamental skills.

Powerboating (14+)

We offer RYA Powerboat Level Two Courses (2 day) - 9am to 5pm

Candidate aged under 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate.

Course content:

  • The Powerboat Level One syllabus
  • Low-speed close quarters handling
  • Man overboard recovery
  • an introduction to driving at planing speed


Self-sufficient powerboat driver in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of craft.

Danson Park Adventures

Get in touch and book your adventure today

Tel: 020 8303 2828
Email: watersports@bexley.gov.uk