Stunning kayak tour guaranteed to ignite passions for watersports
Great for building confidence and developing water skills
Expert instructors and first-class equipment
Combines epic fun with hands-on learning
Is your child always after their next slice of ocean adventure? Satisfy their hunger and let them explore the breathtaking coastline of Newquay with our industry-leading kayak instructors. Super safe, perfect for beginners and ideal for boosting confidence; kayaking is one of the best ways to get a first taste of fun on the water whilst learning vital new skills.
AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE
Kayaking is an awesome and fully inclusive, perfect-for-everyone activity. Kids pick it up quickly and, as a result, absolutely love it. Seeing their smiles as they paddle across the ocean, dip in and out of caves and pass otherwise inaccessible parts of the coastline is our ultimate goal.
We’ve designed our Kids Kayak Tours to max out on the spectacular parts of Newquay’s amazing coastline. This includes our local headland known affectionately as ‘The Gazzle’, a 2km stretch of land teeming with marine wildlife, unique rock formations and iconic features.
And if young adventurers aren’t blown away by the incredible sights, they certainly will be when we share tales of Newquay’s dramatic past. Our local instructors will bring the coastline alive with stories of smugglers, shipwrecks and brave fisherman. There’s also wildlife encounters and games aplenty to hike up the wow factor and make this an experience they’ll never forget!
BRINGING SAFETY, FUN & LIFE SKILLS TOGETHER
Safety is our number one priority. Everything that we do comes back to making sure your child enjoys the ocean in the safest way possible. With over 20 years experience, we’re experts in helping kids push their limits in a supportive, safe and controlled environment. They’ll have a great time guaranteed, but they’ll also learn important water safety skills, build confidence and develop a whole new respect for the environment. Not bad for a kayaking lesson hey?!
At our centre HQ on Fore Street we’ve got child-specific equipment for all sizes. They’ll be kitted out with wetsuits and buoyancy aids in our heated changing rooms to keep them warm and comfortable during the session. Before we even hit the water there will be safety briefings, demos, practices and warm-up activities; phew, it’s a jam-packed session!
We launch and land from two of Newquay’s lush, semi-secret coves. The start to experience is an adventure, as we walk down a rock path to the water’s edge. It’s worth it as the scenery is breath taking, there is some incredible coastal wildlife in the area, and you really are experiencing the best of Newquay’s coastal fringe. We take the walk down to the water slowly, the kayaks will be waiting in the cove for you.
We pride ourselves in sharing a well-rounded learning experience, which will on many tours see you given the opportunity to experience both a double and single kayak. If you start in a double kayak but want to try a single, we swap mid-way on either one of the secret beaches that we visit or in the ocean environment. We cannot guarantee that you will have a single or a double kayak for the duration of the tour. But will have the opportunity to experience both, or one or the other.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS EXTREME WEATHER?
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 Kayak 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 will move your session on to our Super SUPs, this will ensure you still cover the same route and session content but will be on a craft that is more resilient against the conditions. Alternatively, we may offer a different time or location for your tour.
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. We appreciate your understanding.
Newquay Activity Centre takes the fun of kids educational activities seriously; we have the qualifications and experience to consistently maintain a high level of safety and enjoyment. We are a two-time Gold winner at the Cornwall Tourism Awards and a Gold award winner at the South West Tourism Awards. Our children's adventure activities in Newquay are days-out to remember!
Our friendly and knowledgeable instructors are experienced in delivering kids activities in Cornwall with as much fun as is safely possible. All of our instructors hold the current DBS requirements for working with children. We pride ourselves on inclusion and adapt our sessions to suit all ages and abilities. We’re not happy unless you’re happy, so book your kids activity today for a coastal experience that every child will remember!
WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS EXTREME WEATHER?
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 kayak 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 child’s tour. Alternatively, we can move the booking onto a different activity, safe from unsuitable or dangerous kayak 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 child’s booking due to adverse weather, we will let you know in advance. (No need to call us). We appreciate your understanding.
NEWQUAY ACTIVITY CENTRE
Our purpose-designed centre, conveniently located near Towan beach, is your one-stop shop for ocean adventure activities in Newquay. 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 session. Extend your child’s day of fun and check out our hire equipment.
Book online today or contact us via our online chat where our friendly team will be more than happy to answer your questions. Book tomorrow’s activity today!
Kayaking tour specially designed for children
Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, kayaks and paddles
Full safety briefing and lesson in the basics of paddle skills
Warm-up activity to get everyone pumped and raring to go
Open water adventure and exploration of smugglers caves, tidal sections, natural rapids and rocky inlets
Wildlife spotting and identification
Fun paddle races and games
Heated changing rooms
Hot outdoor showers and separate male & female toilets
On-site storage and lock boxes for your valuables
Visiting with your dog? We have a selection of dog-friendly options to make sure you don’t miss out on all the fun! Get in touch via our online chat to find out more today
Discount card for apres kayak food and drink at local cafes and eateries
Customer discount at Newquay’s Rip Curl store (15%)