Dragon Boats

Dragonboating is a team paddling sport on the River Donn at Dearne Valley consisting of up to twenty participants seated in pairs who paddle a traditional Dragonboat decorated with a dragon’s head and tail. There is also a drummer at the front of the boat responsible for maintaining the “heartbeat” of the dragon boat. Our qualified British Dragonboat staff steer from the rear of the boat managing safety at all times. Please note this activity is weather dependant. 

Photo taken at Kingswood Dearne Valley, South Yorkshire.

dragon boats
dragon boats

Learning outcomes


Demonstrate self-confidence in themselves and show trust and support for others.


Be able to demonstrate resilience through exposure to failures and overcoming difficult challenges.


Life skills

Achieve goals, adapt positively to change and see setbacks as opportunities to learn.