We have graded all of the routes and trips we offer across our various locations on a scale of 1 to 5 (from easy to moderately difficult).
This experience is suitable for beginners and is rated 1/5 because the section of river you will be paddling on is wide and slow moving.
Prior canoeing experience is not required. You will be given a safety brief and an introduction on how to steer and propel your canoe.
If you can swim and follow instructions then you will be fine!
We had a great time with hireacanoe and had the best seats for the firework display, it was amazing. [...]
That afternoon we went for a little paddle up stream and then came back down and got in to place for the fireworks and we weren’t disappointed. We couldn’t have hoped for a nicer evening!
This was an excellent trip and very good value. We went up stream first and took a little picnic so pulled over and had this, then down stream for the fireworks, which was such a unique way to see the fireworks and a great trip. 100% recommend it and we maybe back with a group next year as people saw our live feed from the boat and lots want to join us next year! We did it as a couple, but really suits anyone.
Booked with Hire a Canoe to see the flower show fireworks from the River Severn and what an awesome experience it turned out out to be! [...] These fireworks are spectacular every year and to view them this year sitting in a canoe on the river was amazing!
We booked with Hire a Canoe to see the fireworks at the end of the Shrewsbury Flower Show and what a lovely experience it was. Kieran and his team were friendly and efficient and gave great instruction before we set off downriver [...] we definitely had the best views of the fireworks!
Well, where to start...!! My partner and I booked onto the ‘Hire a Canoe’ Shrewsbury Flower Show fireworks trip and were not disappointed! We had the most amazing experience from start to finish and without a doubt ‘the best seats in the house’!
I was a little apprehensive at first as this was my first time in a canoe and out on the river! However we were greeted by the most amazing team who were so knowledgeable and well organised [...]
When out on the river and watching the fireworks the atmosphere was absolutely incredible! [...]
We were initially briefed on all the safety aspects and felt extremely confident and in good hands entering the water. Once in the river we paddled up stream to catch the sunset. Around an hour later we let the current take us downstream to the Quarry where we had the incredible experience of watching the firework display. The added aesthetic of the colours reflecting off the water really does make it a unique and beautiful way to enjoy the display.
I will certainly be returning to 'Hire a Canoe'! Their equipment is some of the best and their staff even better!
Hired a canoe for the flower show fireworks - we were greeted with a friendly welcome and a quick demo! [...]
We were allowed to explore the river together before the fireworks commenced which was a gorgeous experience! We thoroughly enjoyed the firework display - so romantic in the canoe!