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Family SUP Lessons

Family Activities

Family SUP Lesson

£  + £50 per additional person

Private Family SUP lesson and safari around Newquay’s coast
Full safety and kit briefing with tuition in correct techniques
Wildlife watching games, exploration and coastal tour
Insured, experienced and qualified SUP instructors

Is your family ready to try something new? Stand up paddle boarding is the world’s fastest growing water sport - and where better to learn than in Cornwall’s adventure capital, Newquay! Expect epic wipeouts, a healthy dose of family competition and some serious splashes! This activity can be suited to families and groups of all ages.


With the correct safety advice and instruction, stand up paddle boarding is quick and easy to learn. First, our instructors teach you the basics, then the tour sets off with a unique and relaxing private paddle around Newquay’s scenic coastline. Most of our Family SUP Lessons begin paddling on their knees, advancing to a stand up position when they feel safe and confident to do so.


Our Family SUP Lessons have been designed to teach you many core skills including how to launch and land, stand up and balance, hold your paddle, perform basic strokes and how to make directional changes.


There is absolutely no pressure on our Family SUP Tours; feel free to enjoy the session kneeling down on the comfort of your board, or give standing up a go - it’s entirely up to you! Our experienced instructors are there to help whatever your skill level may be.



Newquay Activity Centre is Tripadvisor’s number one provider of water sport adventures in Newquay. We are lucky to have a world-class team of expert instructors and we have been operating in Newquay for over 20 years.


You’ll get kitted up at our HQ, located just a short walk from Towan Beach, where we will provide wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets and paddles for the whole family within our heated changing facilities. Then, after a full safety briefing and lesson in fundamental SUP skills, you’ll launch your boards from the sheltered sands and head out around our coastline.



Our Family SUP Lessons are for families and groups of all skill levels and abilities. You don’t need to have any prior experience; our highly qualified instructors are masters in teaching people of all ages.



The deck of your individual stand up paddleboard is the perfect way to view our beautiful coastline! Not only is the scenery amazing, your family will also get up close and personal to Newquy’s cliff line. If the seas are calm, you will be paddling into caves and caverns that once played host to real pirates and smugglers. History comes alive on our family SUP adventures!


As well as delivering useful tips throughout the tour, our instructors are equipped with epic stories of Newquay’s dramatic history. This is definitely one to get the kids' imaginations working overtime!



Stand up paddle boarding is fun to learn and addictive to master. Once equipped with the basic skills of balancing, paddling and maneuvering, the coastline opens up as a brand new aquatic playground.


Keep your eyes peeled for inquisitive seals and local dolphins popping up beside your board!

Newquay Activity Centre takes SUPing seriously; we have the qualifications and experience to consistently maintain a high level of safety and fun. We are a two-time Gold winner of the Cornwall Tourism Awards and a Gold award winner at the South West Tourism Awards. Our Individual Stand Up Paddleboarding adventures in Newquay are days-out to remember!


With safety at the forefront of our lessons, we must advise that children under the age of 8 are accompanied by a parent or guardian on our Family SUP tours.



We are super fortunate to operate many of our activities in the shelter of Towan beach. We choose the tide and weather times that deliver the very best conditions for Stand Up Paddleboard Tours. However, we are at the mercy of Mother Nature and sometimes she may have different plans for us. We always check the forecasted conditions but if the wind or swell picks up unexpectedly, we may need to change the time or location of your tour. Alternatively, we can move your booking onto a different activity, safe from unsuitable or dangerous SUP conditions.


Over 95% of our tours go ahead unaffected by the weather but, in the unlikely event that this does happen, we have excellent back-up options for you to choose from. If we need to amend your stand up paddle board booking due to adverse weather, we will let you know in advance. (No need to call us). We appreciate your understanding.



Our purpose-designed centre, conveniently located near Towan beach, is your one-stop shop for ocean adventure activities in Newquay. We’re not in the business of just making a quick buck. When you book with Newquay Activity Centre, you get the care, attention, knowledge and feedback that you need.


On site we have hot outdoor showers, heated changing rooms, lockers, separate male and female toilets and clothing storage. We also have a hire centre for all of your needs after your lesson. Extend your days fun and check out our hire equipment.


Book online today or contact us via our online chat and our friendly team will be more than happy to answer your questions. Book tomorrow’s activity today!


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What's Included

Fun-filled private SUP tour for you and your family
Qualified SUP instructors experienced in teaching all ages
Heated changing rooms and secure storage for your valuables
Hot outdoor showers and male & female toilets
Full safety briefing, kit familiarisation and weather condition checks
Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, SUP boards and paddles included
Wildlife watching and identification
Tales of the area’s rich history, biodiversity and heritage
10% off further Newquay Activity Centre activities
Discount card for apres SUP food & drink at local bars and cafes
15% off at Newquay’s Rip Curl store
A dog sitter if you require it. Just contact us for more details.
Excellent bad weather options in case of adverse conditions - we’ll get you guys in the water! This activity can go ahead in the rain - no worries!
Please allow roughly 3 hours for your total visit

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