We were a group of 6 that involved a 12yr old & 13yr old and 2 over 60's. The instructors were great, right from the briefing at the beginning and this continued on the river. Stuart was great and really encouraging as for some reason our canoe kept veering off to the left. They were really patient and waited for anyone lagging behind. It was a beautiful morning and the river was stunning and despite there being a good no of canoes, possibly 15 it was really relaxing. Although they gave you a list of what to bring ie change of clothes, you do get quite sweaty, so I would advise a clean top and deodrant on a sunny day! I would definitely do this again and if you are unsure, just give it a go as you'll have a great time. Can't recommend New Forest Activities enough. Thank you to all.