School Trips Paddleboarding

Schools Paddleboarding

£30 pp

2 hrs
Over 8
 Epic SUP lesson and safari of Newquay’s stunning coastline
All top-quality equipment provided
Key stages 1-4 covered
Industry-leading instructors experienced with all ages
Our stand up paddle boarding (SUP) lessons for schools explore Newquay’s breathtaking landscape and master the basics of this must-try watersport in just one session.
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What's Included

  • Epic SUP session specially tailored for school trips
  • Allocation of wetsuits, buoyancy aids, SUP boards and paddles
  • Heated changing facilities
  • Secure storage for belongings
  • Full SUP safety briefing and lesson in the basics of paddle skills
  • Exciting warm-ups 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
  • 10% off further NAC adventure activities
  • Hot outdoor showers and separate male & female toilets
  • Discount card for apres SUP food and drink at local cafes and eateries
  • Customer discount at Newquay’s Rip Curl store (15%)


First up is a full safety briefing to familiarise all students with the geography and landscape around Newquay. Next up, pupils will learn the basic skills of balancing, paddling and manoeuvring the SUP from the relative comfort of the beach. This will help to fully consolidate the start of the lesson without too many splashes!

Once equipped with the basics, we will launch our stand up paddle boards from the sheltered sands of Towan Beach and head out around the coastline. We will paddle into caves and caverns that once played host to real pirates and smugglers. Sharing stories of Newquay’s dramatic past as we go, history will come bursting to life through our passionate and experienced instructor. We’ll also keep an eye out for wildlife and students may even be treated to some close ups of inquisitive seals and local dolphins!

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 paddleboards will be waiting in the cove for you.


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, students are encouraged to push their boundaries whilst safe in a supportive environment.

Your pupils couldn’t be in more experienced or safer hands when stand up paddle boarding 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.  Our dedicated children’s activities in Newquay are tons of fun.  They are the perfect mix of adventure, fun and education.  We have years of experience in dealing with schools groups of all sizes, from 10 to 300 pupils, we will ensure you all have the best time ever.  We are AALA registered so you know your pupils are in safe hands.

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.


We take huge pride in providing the best activities and offering an amazing experience for our guests.  Don’t just take our word for it though, our reviews back this up!  We have over 3000 5 star Tripadvisor reviews and some amazing Google reviews…

We’re number one rated for Outdoor Activities in Newquay for a reason!


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.

Our instructors are trained and qualified to the following standards:

  • International Surfing Association Level 1 or  Level 2
  • SLSGB Beach Lifeguard
  • Inhouse trained to use GoPro’s and to deliver specific Newquay Activity Centre lesson packages
  • Instructors have followed our 3 week Intensive Surf Instructor Course or our 3 month long Outdoor Activity Instructor Academy Course
  • Many of our surf instructors are also signed off in house to deliver video analysis and surf skate training


You can learn more about our instructors qualifications and what they mean on our blog.


We are 3 x Cornwall Tourism Awards Winner and 1 x South West Tourism Awards Winner

As well as the general public we have also delivered activities for a number of special clients including:

  • The England Rugby team
  • England Surfing Team
  • BBC Radio One
  • The Gadget Show
  • The Sunday Times
  • Cristian Dior


We are the number 1 choice for all local schools including:

  • Newquay Tretherras
  • Newquay Treviglas
  • Newquay Junior School
  • Mawgan in Pydar School
  • Cornwall College


Our safety record is unblemished, as we work alongside the RNLI to ensure conditions and activities are appropriate for our activities.  We also hold an Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority Licence (AALA) which ensures our standards are maintained at all times and checked by external bodies, we hold extensive public indemnity insurance with up to £10,000,000 cover, so you know you’re in safe hands, whatever outdoor activity you decide to do with us.

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