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The home of canoe hire, comfy camping and short breaks on the River Nene, Canoe2 is here to make adventure a reality.

Whether you want to paddle downstream for an afternoon with the kids or take a boat out for a few days away from the hustle and bustle, the team at Canoe2 will make sure you’re kitted out with everything you need.

The Canoe2 Boathouse Meeting and Events room at Rushden Lakes can be booked for corporate use and private functions, but is also available to community groups and charities at a reduced rate. The adventure starts here…

Find out more about meeting room hire here.

Additional Opening Hours:

Our shop Winter opening hours are already published on this page, but please note that we are available on the phone 7-days a week, from 9.00am to 5.00pm, to help with enquiries and take bookings for your 2020 River Trips, as well as to take Boathouse Meeting Room bookings.  Call on 01933 522 223

We’re not on the water over the Winter months, but expect to re-open the first weekend in April for River Canoe Hire, and Hire of Pedalos & Katakanus on the lake.

Hire is always subject to reasonable weather conditions on the day, and we strongly recommend that anybody making a special journey should phone ahead on the day to check.

Festive Announcement: please note that we are open on Monday, December 23rd from 9am until 5pm and Tuesday, December 24thfrom 9am until 2pm and then closed until January, 2nd 2020. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Canoe2 team.

Opening Times

Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Due to the damage caused by Storm Ciara and extreme weather, the leisure terrace and adjoining restaurants will remain closed until further notice. However please note that all of the shops are open, including Canoe 2 and the Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, plus the lakeside cafés and restaurants.

We apologise for the impact this may have on your visit to Rushden Lakes, but the safety of our visitors and staff is of paramount importance. We will keep you updated on when the leisure area is likely to re-open.

Currently closed: Cineworld, Starbucks, 360 Play, Paradise Island Adventure Golf, Flip Out, Rock Up, Heavenly Desserts, TGI Fridays, Hopmaster, Nando’s, Zizzi, Five Guys, Blue Mountain Yard and Greggs.

Open as normal: All shops and the following cafés/restaurants: Wildwood, Pizza Express, Wagamama, Bills, Jamaica Blue, Patisserie Valerie, Bewiched and Costa.

Please telephone Customer Service if you require any further information: 01933 427925.