Schools Cornish Challenge

Extracurricular Activities

Schools Cornish Challenge

£19.25pp | Minimum 10 Students

Cornwall’s answer to the Highland Games with surf-inspired challenges
Minimum class size 10, all equipment provided
Key Stages 1-4 covered
Qualified, industry-leading instructors experienced with all ages

Beach and ocean based team building games, challenges and problem-solving. The School Cornish Challenge is Newquay Activity Centre’s answer to the Highland Games – the ultimate team-building tournament in Cornwall! Combining ‘It’s A Knockout’ style races with epic Californian beach games, we’ve designed this unique challenge to put problem-solving, surf and lifeguarding skills to the test on the best surf beaches in Cornwall.


Teams must work together on land and in the water during a selection of laugh-inducing paddle relay races and energy-demanding lifeguard challenges. Your school teams will also face against one another both in the water and on the land in a series of Californian style beach games. Test your might and mettle with the tug’o’war, then harness your collective brainpower and display an effective show of teamwork with the surf life saving challenge. You might be a pro with a volleyball, but will you beat the dizzy stick?


It’s a session crammed full of fun and laughter, but remember: only one team can win!



The Cornish Challenge is open to non-swimmers and its flexibility means the beach games can be designed to suit all types of groups, fitness levels and school ages. With a variety of games and a huge degree of flexibility, our Cornish Challenge is a great choice for school classes with different outlooks on the ocean. Some of your gang may love the water, but maybe some would prefer to play games on dry land; this is one challenge where the choice is entirely up to them!



All of our school trips can be geared to feature current curriculum topics and learning goals. From science, maths, English language and literature, to personal development, social skills, self-confidence, motivational skills and physical development. Speak to our team about how we can arrange outdoor learning for your school group upon booking.


Each child needs to bring a completed medical declaration and consent form, please note those without will be unable to attend.



Our expert team of instructors are fully ISA (International Surfing Association) and Beach Lifeguard qualified with extensive experience working with children of all ages. Students are helpfully encouraged to push their boundaries whilst safe in a supportive environment.


Your pupils couldn’t be in more experienced or safer hands during our Cornish Challenge in Newquay.

Newquay Activity Centre takes the fun of school trips to Cornwall 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 school trip adventure activities in Newquay are days-out to remember!


Our friendly and knowledgeable instructors are experienced in delivering school trip activities in Cornwall with as much fun as is safely possible. All of our instructors hold the current DBS requirements for working with children and are experienced in working with varying abilities throughout the group. 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 school trip activity today for a coastal experience that every child will remember!



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 for valuables, separate male and female toilets and clothing storage. We also have a hire centre for all of your needs after your session. Extend your day of fun and check out our hire equipment.


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What’s Included

Meet and greet at the Newquay Activity Centre HQ
Enrolment, allocation of wetsuits, bodyboards and team rash vests
Beachside safety and awareness briefing
Epic beach games and ocean challenges on Towan Beach in Newquay
10% off further NAC adventure activities
Heated changing facilities
Secure storage and lockboxes for valuables
Hot outdoor showers and separate male & female toilets
Discount card for apres games food and drink at local cafes and eateries
Customer discount at Newquay’s Rip Curl store (15%)

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01637 877722

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