Book Kids Outdoor Activities in Newquay, Cornwall

Newquay Activity Centre has over 20 years experience running unforgettable kid’s outdoor activities in Cornwall.

We are located in Newquay, Cornwall’s adventure playground.  Our specialist adventures are specifically designed to combine fun-filled quests with sea safety education. Bringing learning out of the classroom and down to the beach for all ages to enjoy is our ultimate aim!
Newquay’s beaches and coastlines are the perfect playground so kick back, relax and let us lead your children on the best kid’s adventures in Newquay!
Choose from our amazing outdoor activities for kids and make their day!

Check out our range:

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Kids Surf Lessons


2 hrs

Under the guidance and tuition of our qualified, experienced and insured instructors, our Kids Surf Lessons...

Kids Coasteering


2 hrs

A super safe alternative to our ‘grown up’ coasteers, this is the ideal choice for small...

Kids Bodyboarding


2 hrs

The best bodyboarder is the one having the most fun; so why not open your child’s...

Kids Paddleboarding


2 hrs

Combining adrenaline-filled exploration with vital water safety, our Kids SUP lessons in Newquay are adventurous, informative...

Kids Kayaking


2 hrs

Is your child always after their next slice of ocean adventure? Satisfy their hunger and let...

Kids Fistral Rangers


2 hrs

A unique exploration of Newquay’s incredible coastline organised in-line with real time ocean conditions. Turn your...

Kids Birthday Parties


2 hrs

Join our expert instructors for a birthday beach party like no other! For an unforgettable day...

VIP Kids Surf Camp


3 Days

Our VIP Kids Surf Camps are incredibly popular. The reason is quite simple: your young surf...

Why Enjoy An Kids Outdoor Activity With Us?

Newquay Outdoor Activities

Newquay’s dramatic cliff lines and coves are the perfect playground! Places to push your boundaries, build confidence and reconnect with the outdoors before hitting some of the U.K.’s best beaches. With over 20 years experience, Newquay Activity Centre has the perfect selection of adventure options for you, based in the heart of Newquay.

Group discounts are available; just contact our team of professionals for more information and to book your exciting group activities in Newquay today!

Coastal Adventure Centre

Our HQ is conveniently based near Fistral, Great Western and Towan beach, the gateway to the Gazzle Peninsula and just a one-minute walk from Newquay’s town centre. With car parks close by, eateries up the road and the beach just below us, you’ll be in prime position for a day out to remember your coastal adventures in Newquay.

Towan Beach is one of the most sheltered stretches along Cornwall’s northern coastlines. At low tide, the pristine sand stretches all the way from Newquay’s harbour to the cliffs of Lusty Glaze beach. Seals and dolphins regularly frequent these waters and once out of Towan’s harbour, we’ll lead you along sections of coastline otherwise inaccessible by land.

The ‘Gazzle’ is a sweep of cliff-line steeped in history. Smugglers caves, natural rapids, craggy inlets and hidden coves; our coastline holds a host of secrets just waiting to be discovered.

Together with your expert instructor you will assess the environment, learn the fundamentals of beach and sea safety before starting the most adrenaline fuelled, enjoyable activities to be found in Cornwall.

Every adventure differs depending on the weather and swell conditions of the day.

Professional Activity Instructors

Our fantastic team are industry experts with a wealth of international experience. Every activity has been risk assessed by our instructors to ensure our coastal adventures in Newquay are the perfect combination of enjoyable adrenaline-fuelled fun.

Kids Activities Newquay

Kids Outdoor Activities Include

Surfing – Learn to surf in Newquay, the home of UK surfing.

Coasteering – Explore the coastline up close like never before

Paddleboarding – Cruise along our coastline or estuary exploring what nature has to share

Kayaking – Laid back sightseeing along you to see our beautiful coastline from a different perspective

Bodyboarding – A great all round entry into the water.  Easy to start hard to master

Super SUP – The monster paddleboard.  Travel with up to 8 of your friends on this huge craft

Coastal Adventure – Learn bushcraft skills or become a lifeguard for the day

15% discount off at Newquay’s Rip Curl Concept Store

Discount card for food & drink at local bars and cafes

Kids Activities Newquay

Kids Outdoor Activity Equipment

A warm warm, comfortable and flexible wetsuit. 

Each person is fitted with a ‘Nookie’ helmet. Nookie are the market leaders in coasteering equipment. 

Over your wetsuit you’ll be wearing a YAK buoyancy aid. They offer maximum buoyancy and comfort

We have a large range of trainers available to rent if you don’t want to get your own wet.

Quality soft top surfboards

Single and double kayaks

Quality paddleboards and paddles

Huge range of bodyboards and swim fins

What Do People Say About Our Outdoor Activities?

We pride ourselves on making every coastal adventure special and our reviews are testament to that.  We have over 3,000 5 star Tripadvisor reviews alone!

Our Most Popular Activities

Our Instructors qualifications

We are licensed by AALA (Adventure Activities Licensing Authority) and are a recognised Training centre for SLSGB (Surf Life Saving Great Britain), the only one in Newquay.

Understand what these outdoor activity qualifications mean for your safety and enjoyment.

Our instructors are trained and qualified to the following standards:

  • SLSGB Beach Lifeguard
  • Training delivered during our 3 month Outdoor Activity Instructor Course
  • Ongoing inhouse training

Professional, Safe and Fun

See what hundreds of our guests get up to each year!

About Us

The Perfect location for Coastal Adventures in Newquay

Newquay Activity Centre’s base near Towan beach is the perfect place to park your gear and get kitted out for your tailored group activities. We provide heated changing rooms, hot outdoor showers, separate male and female toilets and safe storage for all of your belongings, giving you peace of mind before, during and after hitting our coastline. We’ve got you covered to ensure everyone enjoys our coastal adventures in Newquay.


Our outdoor activities are developed to be the perfect combination of adrenaline fuelled fun and essential sea safety. Tides, rip currents, rocks, the role of lifeguards and basic first aid; once you know about them, it is hard to forget them.

Our team of professionals have years of personal experience underpinning their qualifications and a wealth of knowledge to share. You’ll gain more than just new confidence on our coastal adventures in Newquay.

A huge range of activities

Newquay’s Atlantic coastline has loads to offer and we take full advantage of it!  Want to learn to surf in Newquay, no problem, our Newquay Surf School has lessons and surf hire to suit everyone.

Our Newquay Coasteering centre enables you to journey along the rocky cliffs and tidal areas of the coastline, climbing and jumping your way to the finish line.

Kayaking in Newquay is an amazing experience.  We have several different routes either in the ocean or along the Gannel Estuary.

Paddleboarding is the fastest growing watersport in the UK and it’s easy to see why!  Join us on our Newquay paddleboard trips, great for those looking to explore the coast, or a great opportunity to try a board before you buy.

Bodyboarding is an amazing sport to get your whole family in the water.  We are the Newquay bodyboarding experts, our Director Rob was former British and European champion!

The Super SUP is a unique experience like no other.  We are the only activity centre to offer Super SUP in Newquay.  It’s a great way to get your whole group onto the water together.

We also offer other unique activities, our Newquay Coastal Adventures are exclusive to us and offer a range of different experiences for you to try.

Our glowing credentials

Newquay Activity Centre have been delivering outdoor activities in Cornwall for over 25 years, and we’re proud to be the longest running provider of coasteers in Newquay. We’re proud of our number 1 ranking on trip advisor and we are two time winners of the Cornwall Tourism Awards and gold winners of the South West Tourism Awards.

We are proud to have been recognised and sponsored by Rip Curl; they are a leader in watersport equipment, apparel and wetsuits, and have recognised Newquay Activity Centre as a centre of excellence in Cornwall.

We also provide AT for our military services, and have regular visits from the Army, Navy and RAF and are proud to be a recognised centre for Help For Heroes.  This means we regularly organise military adventure training packages that meet their high standards. Their core values of teamwork, developing leadership and other personal qualities is necessary to withstand the rigours of operational service.


A outdoor activites are only as good as the route, your instructor and your gear. We pride ourselves on exceeding expectations in all these areas.


You’ll be suited up in a top of the range, warm, comfortable and flexible wetsuit. Being toasty warm and having the freedom to move in the water ensures you’ll enjoy the time in the water as much as possible.


We are as serious about safety as we are passionate our activities.  For some sessions you will be fitted with a ‘Nookie’ helmet. Nookie are the market leaders in safety equipment. Their helmets are comfortable, adjustable and offer unrivalled protection.

Buoyancy Aid

For some activities, above your wetsuit but below your rash vest, you’ll be wearing a YAK buoyancy aid. These lightweight flotation aids are ergonomically designed to offer maximum buoyancy and comfort whilst not impeding your coasteering experience.


We have a large range of resilient sports trainers available to rent when participating in certain activities. So instead of you worrying about ruining your own shoes, you can concentrate on enjoying the wild ocean adventure.

About Newquay

About Newquay Kids Outdoor Activities

Newquay’s historic coastline holds a host of secrets just waiting to be discovered, including hidden coves, smugglers caves, craggy inlets and natural rapids to explore during our coastal adventures!

If it’s the ultimate experience you’re after, the Kids Bodyboarding Lesson is definitely for you. It’s a great introduction into the water and full of thrills and excitement for all.

Want to become a surfer?  There  is now better place to start than here in Newquay with one of our Beginner Surf Lessons.  We teach you the fundamentals along with important beach safety so you can start your surfing journey in a safe and confident manner.

So what are you waiting for? Get in touch, book your Newquay coastal adventure and start exploring.

Newquay Activity Centre is open 7 days a week all year round. You can book online or call us on 01637 877722 or pop into our centre at 60 Fore Street, Newquay, TR7 1LW to book a lesson today!