Extracurricular Activities

School Trips Kayaking

Schools Kayaking

£30 pp

2 hrs
Over 8
Epic kayaking adventure around Newquay’s awesome coastline
All top-quality equipment provided
Key stages 1-4 covered
Industry-leading instructors experienced with all school ages
From mastering kayaking techniques and discovering secret caves, to spotting and identifying wildlife; it’s a packed session bursting with hands-on learning experiences.

What's Included

  • Epic kayak session specially tailored for school trips
  • Allocation of wetsuits, buoyancy aids, SUP boards and paddles
  • Heated changing facilities
  • Secure storage for belongings
  • Full kayaking safety briefing and lesson in the basics of paddle skills
  • Exciting warm-up to get the blood pumping
  • Open water adventure and exploration of smugglers caves, tidal sections, natural rapids and rocky inlets
  • Wildlife identification from the SUP deck
  • Fun paddle races and games
  • Hot outdoor showers and separate male & female toilets
  • Discount card for apres surf food and drink at local cafes and eateries
  • Customer discount at Newquay’s Rip Curl store (15%)


As soon as you arrive at Newquay Activity Centre the fun begins! We’ll kick things off by getting everyone warmed up and full of beach safety knowhow. From here it’s time to learn about the equipment and the basic kayaking strokes before a quick round of ocean safety Q&A’s. Once the students are well-equipped with the kayaking basics, it’s time to hit the coastline for an exhilarating route of exploration.


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.


With a huge focus on safety, we’ll paddle into dramatic caves, caverns and coves whilst bringing history to life through stories of Cornwall’s dramatic past. As heads fill with tales of smuggling, piracy and shipwrecks, there will be different paddle techniques to master and waves to negotiate, as well as games and challenges to up the fun factor. We’ll also keep eyes peeled for wildlife, identify birds and marine life and share tips on how we can all take better care of the ocean.


Our School Kayak Lessons are an action-packed eco adventure that will build confidence in the water, teach ocean safety and give pupils that much-needed feel-good factor!



All of our school trip activities can be tailored to feature key curriculum topics and learning goals. From science, maths, English language and literature, to personal development, social skills, self-confidence and physical development. We specialise in helping pupils to harness every drop of learning potential that our amazing outdoor classroom offers.


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



Under the guidance and tuition of some of the most qualified and experienced instructors in the country, adventures with Newquay Activity Centre are all about practical learning and exploring our coastlines up close. With us, pupils are encouraged to push their boundaries whilst safe in a supportive environment.


Your pupils couldn’t be in more experienced or safer hands when kayaking 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!



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 tour. Alternatively, we can move your 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 kayak 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. 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.


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!

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