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Have a splash on the Waterside


We’re taking full advantage of the River Glyme, which flows through the Blenheim Palace grounds. Down on the riverside, we will be inviting you to come and get stuck in with all the activities. Come for a paddle or cast a fly... there’ll be kayaking on the River Glyme and fishing lessons for all ages and abilities run by Get Hooked on Fishing.

GET HOOKED ON FISHING

Fun for all the family!  That’s what you’ll find in our family fishing area down by the waterside, provided by Get Hooked on Fishing and the Angling Trust. Their aim is to help people go fishing more often, and introduce families to the wonders of angling whilst showing fishing is fun, safe and accessible for all!  Sessions are geared up for all ages and abilities, from complete beginners through to top tips coaching for the more experienced angler.

WHAT CAN YOU TRY?

Why not have a go at basic coarse fishing sessions and maybe catch your first fish on our pontoon on the river! Our ‘Fishing Funfair’ means you can compete against your family and friends, or simply against yourself, with our range of angling-based games suitable for all ages.

‘Funky Fishing’ is the chance to try out some weird and wonderful fishing lures in our large tank or you can take part in a spot of pond dipping where you can explore the delights of under the water.

Why not have your photo taken in our new ‘selfie-booth’ and impress your friends with your huge catches! And if you need a rest after all that fishing, you'll be entertained by Dusto, our resident fishy graffiti artist, and be able to watch his interactive artwork unfold!

Plus pick up some top tips on how to catch more fish from our expert anglers and how you can help the aquatic environment from the Angling Trust and the Environment Agency.

PADDLE BOARDING, CANOEING AND KAYAKING
Provided by L.L.Bean and activated by British Canoeing. 

Take to the water in a canoe or kayak! We'll have stand-up paddle boards, canoes and kayaks for the whole family to try. They're great for beginners and introducing kids to the water. Sessions will last around 20 minutes and will run all day.

PROVIDED BY

Internationally recognized outdoor retailer L.L.Bean is bringing its iconic New England style and love of the outdoors to BBC Countryfile Live this summer. Known for high-quality active apparel and world-class customer service since 1912, the brand is rooted in outfitting families to get out and enjoy the outdoors.

ACTIVATED BY

British canoeing support and provide opportunities for everyone to enjoy and realise their potential within all aspects of canoeing regardless of their age, background or ability.

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