Family Activities

Treat your family to an amazing activity this holiday!

As Tripadvisor’s #1 provider of water sport activities in Cornwall’s adventure capital, Newquay activity centre is the best choice for family activities in Newquay! Our expert team have over 20 years experience leading people of all ages on exhilarating coastal adventures. We have pioneered a range of specialist activities for families in Newquay, perfect for unforgettable family days out.
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Specially designed and uniquely enjoyable, our family activities are the perfect combination of fun, education and safety. This ensures you and your family learn invaluable skills to take with you and to enjoy the coastline in the future! It’s fun for all the family and we guarantee smiles all round.

If you’re looking to boost your cool parent reputation with the kids, this is the way to do it! We guarantee the best family activities in Newquay and an epic time for all.


We’ve combined environmental education and beach safety into every activity. By the end of your session you’ll know the role of the lifeguards, the meaning of beach flags, the dangers of the coastal environment and how to call for help if you get into trouble.

They’re skills your family will never forget and are easy to pass onto extended family and friends! Of course we pitch our sessions to the age level and ability of each group. The emphasis is always on fun!

Topics you will learn about include:

  • Tides
  • Rip currents
  • Rocks
  • Role of lifeguards
  • Basic first aid
  • Wildlife to watch out for e.g. jellyfish and weaver fish
  • Local wildlife of the area
  • How you can help protect the wildlife and our local environment



Our family activities in Newquay are sure-fire ways to change up your usual holiday schedules. Bring learning outdoors, build new skills and spend quality time together at Newquay Activity Centre!

Whether it’s surfingcoasteering,coastal beach-craftkayakSUP or bodyboarding, you’ll make new memories on an unforgettable adventure with Newquay Activity Centre.


With over 20 years experience, we’ve built an expert team of world-class instructors who are passionate about the outdoors. In addition to being SLSGB or RLSS Beach lifeguard and ISA Surf Instructor qualified, every member of our team has extensive water experience underpinning their qualifications. The coastline is our playground and we’re dedicated to sharing our award-winning family activities in Newquay!

Every instructor at Newquay Activity Centre also undergoes extensive in-house training to broaden his or her skill base in all ocean conditions. Whatever the weather, you and your family couldn’t be in better hands. As Trip Advisor’s number one provider of family activities in Newquay, we guarantee epic days out all year round!


There are secrets hidden in the caves and coves of Newquay’s Atlantic coastlines. Discover tales of smugglers, pirates, witches and heroic lifeboat men casting out during raging storms to rescue shipwrecked sailors. During our family activities in Newquay, you will hear the epic stories of Newquay’s dramatic past that shaped the town of today!


Our activities can be tailored to suit all ages and abilities. Whether you’re an adventurous bunch of explorers or just looking to try something new, we’ve got the perfect option for your family.

On our private family activities in Newquay, you’ll explore the coastline with your own instructor, receiving personal tuition and maximum supervision for all the family throughout the adventure. This is also the ultimate option for families with younger children below the age of eight, ensuring they receive unlimited guidance from our expert instructors. Call our team for more information on prices and group formats for our unforgettable family activities in Newquay!


Each activity is different but we begin every adventure from our HQ on Towan Beach in the centre of Newquay.

Once kitted out with a wetsuit and the specific kit for your activity, you will begin with some beach warm-up games to get the blood pumping and prepare the muscles. Please note, you do not have to be an athlete to take part in our family adventures! All that is required is a general level of fitness and a grip on swimming skills. Our instructors are experienced in coaching people with all swimming abilities, so let us know your specific requirements on booking and we’ll be sure to tailor to your needs.

After warming up and stretching out, our instructors will guide your family group through the theory of your activity. You’ll cover the basics of sea safety and the fundamental skills down by the water’s edge! We’ll make the safety briefing and theory section fun for all ages before you get stuck in ready to tackle the adventure!


Our HQ is conveniently located near Fistral, Great Western and Towan beach the most sheltered of Newquay’s beaches and the gateway to the ‘Gazzle’ Peninsula. Just a moment’s walk from Newquay Town centre, we are surrounded by parking options, coffee houses and eateries perfect for refuelling before or after your activity. The beach is just below us, so you will be in the perfect position for a day out to remember when booking with Newquay Activity Centre!


Newquay Bay and the surrounding coastlines are a great place to see an array of native wildlife. Seals and dolphins regularly pop up to say hello during our exciting family adventures, so keep your eyes peeled throughout the day! During a recent coasteer we found over 80 different species and our instructors have worked closely with the Cornwall Wildlife Trust to build an extensive knowledge about our local habitats.

Together, you’ll discover and identify the sea birds, crabs, lobster and smaller wildlife that call our coastline home.


Every activity has been risk assessed by our senior instructors to ensure our family activities in Newquay are the perfect combination of fun and adrenaline-fuelled adventure.

As Tripadvisor’s number one choice in Newquay, our award-winning activities sit top of the rankings with 95% 5-star reviews. Check out our ego-boosting list of accolades …


So what are you waiting for? Get in touch and book the best family activities in Newquay. Our expert team will work with you to build the ultimate day of exhilarating fun for you and your kids.