Extracurricular Activities

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.

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. 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 SUP lessons in Newquay. 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 session. 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 school trip activity 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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