School Water Sports Trips

UK & Overseas

Action packed water sports activity holidays are popular among school groups, with hundreds of UK schools heading to the nearest coast, river or lake, each year. Pupils are usually getting their first taste of a range of exciting and challenging water activities, such as canoeing and kayaking, white water rafting, surfing, windsurfing and dinghy sailing. The water sports packages we offer here can be tailor-made to suit both your learning objectives and your school's budget.

As well as experiencing new water sports activities, these types of trips are a perfect way for teachers to allow pupils to celebrate the end of primary school, or as a way to get new groups bonding when starting secondary school. Children will learn a variety of practical new technical skills, while developing their own personal and social skills, and forging friendships.

Promoting well established, professional water sports centres who focus on learning and safety, we are able to feature a diverse range of venues. These school group water sports trips, allow us to offer single session experiences through to week long residential adventures.

Popular coastal water sports include surfing, windsurfing, sailing, and sea kayaking. Instructors hold qualifications from the Royal Yachting Association and the International Surf Association and are trained to give beginners an enthusiastic introduction to a variety of water activities. On inland lakes and rivers, school groups can try open canoes, kayaks, and rafts. Instructors hold British Canoe Union UKCC coaching qualifications, enabling them to safely teach paddlesports to school groups.

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UKSA

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apple icon Subjects: SEN, Sports Centre, Team Building, Watersports, Accommodation Only, Physical Education


With 35 years of experience, UKSA offers young people a fun and safe outdoor environment in which to learn important life skills to excel. Bespoke packages in sailing, watersports, and teambuilding include accommodation, food, kit, and tuition.

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Residential Trip

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Residential Trip

This is where we excel, we are all dedicated enthusiastic watersports professionals. Come and enjoy the beach and blue sea with us. Paddel boarding. Kayaking. Mega Sup. Windsurfing. Body boarding and surfing.


Conway Centres Anglesey

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Conway Centres Anglesey

All watersports courses have access to the Menai Strait via our private dock, providing a sheltered area for introductory sessions before venturing out into the ‘swellies’. The varied conditions found on the Strait make it suitable for all levels of students from beginner to expert.

Conway Centres Tattenhall

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Conway Centres Tattenhall

Located in the beautiful village of Tattenhall just 7 miles from Chester the centre offers a peaceful haven and a base for wide range of Outdoor Activities and the Arts. It's proximity to many schools makes it ideal for day courses too.

Buzz Active Cuckmere

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Buzz Active Cuckmere

We can run a series of sessions and upskill students with the British Canoeing accredited courses to support their learning and development which can support GCSE PE.

Buzz Active Bushy Wood

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Buzz Active Bushy Wood

We have two fantastic locations a short bus ride away, where you can to learn to sail, windsurf at our Eastbourne seafront sail sport center, or paddle a kayak or Stand up paddle board at our Cuckmere Valley paddlesport centre. Our Eastbourne site is on the seafront in Eastbourne and we have a full...


Buzz Active Eastbourne

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Buzz Active Eastbourne

Primary age/ KS2 We are able to run our water based activities with a link to what you are teaching in the classroom. Our location is perfect to link our sessions with your science lessons. Whether that is on weather and the seasons, exploring the outdoors while learning about predators and prey, or...

special offerPortland Outdoor Centre

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Portland Outdoor Centre

Our Paddlesports activities take place on Portland Harbour. Our slipway is 300m from our building offering direct access to this sheltered location. We'll be paddling next to Portland Castle (Henry VIII's finest coastal fort) and around the Mulberrys' used as floating docks in WW2! Its quite common...

Peak - Astbury Watersports Centre

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Peak - Astbury Watersports Centre

We can deliver the following watersports activities for your school group. • Kayaking • Canoeing • Paddle-boarding, Sailing • Raft building A katakanu is a vessel that allows 4-6 participants to venture out onto the water without the fear of capsizing. This is similar to 2 canoes rafted...

Peak - Trafford Watersports Centre

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Peak - Trafford Watersports Centre

We can offer school groups some great watersport activities. • Kayaking • Canoeing • Paddle-boarding, Sailing • Raft building A katakanu is a vessel that allows 4-6 participants to venture out onto the water without the fear of capsizing. This is similar to 2 canoes rafted together also...


Activity and Watersports Trips to Spain with Equity

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Activity and Watersports Trips to Spain with Equity

Located on the Costa Brava's warm, sunny coast, your students can take part in a wide variety of watersports at our centre in Spain including stand up paddle boarding, windsurfing, sailing and sea kayaking. You can also enjoy the warm waters, beautiful weather, and the Spanish / Catalonian culture.

Open Door Adventure

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Open Door Adventure

Whether it is on-site or 20 minutes away at our Water Sports Centre at Llyn Brenig at Open Door Adventure you learn practical skills that are technical and challenging - both personally and again in terms of social interaction and learning to work together. We offer canoe sailing, raft building, kayaking...

special offerAdventurous Activity Days

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Adventurous Activity Days

As an approved British Canoeing Union Center, we can provide the facilities and training for the practical elements of this course. This can include canoeing, kayaking or raft building

Cote Ghyll Mill YHA

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Cote Ghyll Mill YHA

If you are looking for something more adventurous try your hand at abseiling the old Mill waterfall, or a short walk from the Mill you’ll find Cod Beck reservoir – the perfect setting for a group bonding activity such as raft building or canoeing.


special offerBenmore Outdoor Centre

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Benmore Outdoor Centre

At Benmore we are lucky have both an inland loch and a sea loch right on our doorstep. This is an ideal environment for watersports, and we are able to offer sailing, canoeing, raft-building and kayaking.

Hindleap Warren

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Hindleap Warren

Try your hand at canoeing, stand-up paddle-boarding and kayaking, at a beautiful local reservoir. Our water sports sessions improve young people’s communication and co-operation skills, and allow them to enjoy the natural environment. All activities start with training from our qualified team of...

Adventure Day Trips

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Adventure Day Trips

We have been teaching watersports since the '80s along the Pembrokeshire coast and have got out activity sessions nailed. With expert guides and small groups, students can learn a variety of watersports while keeping toasty warm in our quality kit.

special offerLagganlia Outdoor Learning Centre

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Lagganlia Outdoor Learning Centre

At Lagganlia we are ideally located to make use of local lochs and rivers to provide a variety of different water sports , including kayaking, sailing, rafting and duckies.


special offerAction Packed Residential Trips

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Action Packed Residential Trips

As an approved British Canoeing Union Center, we can provide the facilities and training for the practical elements of the course. This can include canoeing, kayaking or raft building. Kayaking Kayaking is one of the oldest forms of water travel, started by the Inuits in the Arctic Circle using boats...

Day Trips at Willen Lake

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Day Trips at Willen Lake

We offer a range of Watersports: Sailing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Raft Building, Dragon Boating, Katakanu, Stand up Paddleboarding and Kneeboarding. Most of these activities teach the children about different methods of transport on the water, and how their craft is affected by water and wind...

Day Trip

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Day Trip

We are blessed with brilliant locations for our watersport centres. Every child will have a go at each sport. We break the class down into smaller groups and we then rotate the groups. With a very large group we may have half the group on the water in the morning and the second half of the group on the...

Cohort Educational Trips

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Cohort Educational Trips

St Ives is on the North Coast of Cornwall and the have an award winning, AALA licensed St Ives Surf School on our doorstep. These phenomenal instructors are very experienced at working with schools and offer surfing, bodyboarding, kayaking, coasteering and stand up paddleboarding all year round.


Adventure Residential Trips

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Adventure Residential Trips

We have been teaching watersports since the '80s along the Pembrokeshire coast and have got out activity sessions nailed. With expert guides and small groups, students can learn a variety of watersports while keeping toasty warm in our quality kit.

Adventure Beyond

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Adventure Beyond

Adventure Beyond have years of experience teaching water sports. Lots of our activities take place in the water exploring our beautiful coastline.Our instructors can teach students how to do these sports safely while also having fun!

special offerKingswood - Colomendy

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Kingswood - Colomendy

At Colomendy, a river runs through part of the site with a purpose built lake ideal for kayaking, canoeing and raft building. Our kayaking and canoeing trips are led by fully qualified British Canoe Union trained Instructors organise games and aqua activities. Raft building is a great activity...

special offerKingswood - Peak Venture

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Kingswood - Peak Venture

Our canoeing and kayaking activities are led by fully qualified British Canoe Union trained Instructors, who organise games and aqua activities in our North American style canoes. These give students the opportunity to try something different and building water confidence and team-working skills, all...


CYMs Basecamp - Suffolk

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CYMs Basecamp - Suffolk

We offer kayaking and raft building on our very own lake. These are led by trained and competent staff team members.

special offerKingswood - Overstrand Hall

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Kingswood - Overstrand Hall

Raft-building is a great activity for learning the intricacies of teamwork, leadership, planning and problem solving, but more importantly how not to get wet! Pupils work together to design and build their raft out of barrels, logs and rope and take to the water to test out their craft. Naturally, safety...

special offerLake District Discovery and Adventure Trips

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Lake District Discovery and Adventure Trips

A range of watersports are available: canoeing, raft building, paddle boarding, gorge scrambling. All our watersports activities take place on either Coniston Water or Wastwater and surrounding areas.

special offerKingswood - Dearne Valley

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Kingswood - Dearne Valley

Our canoeing trips are led by fully qualified British Canoe Union trained Instructors organise games and aqua activities. Raft building is a great activity for learning the intricacies of teamwork, leadership, planning and problem solving, but more importantly how not to get wet! Pupils work together...


Ackers Adventure Day Trips

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Ackers Adventure Day Trips

As a British Canoeing centre we can get you on the water in Canoe's, Kayaks or Bell Boats for anything from a fun starter session to a more advanced British Canoeing Paddle award. why not complete your Duke of Edinburgh award expedition by canoe? We provide all the necessary equipment, including paddles,...

special offerKingswood - North Devon

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Kingswood - North Devon

An assortment of water-based activities are available across our Kingswood centres, from SUP, kayaking and canoeing to raft building and surfing; on a beautiful lake, a reservoir or on the waves at one of our coastal locations. Raft-building is a great activity for learning the intricacies of teamwork,...

Adur Outdoor Activity Centre

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Adur Outdoor Activity Centre

The South Downs National Park is a fantastic environment for watersports either on the Adur river or in the sea. There is an abundance of options for paddlesports at the Adur Centre. From kayaking and canoeing to stand up paddleboards and sea kayaking.

Ackers Adventure Residential centre

location icon West Midlands

Ackers Adventure Residential centre

As a British Canoeing centre we can get you on the water in Canoe's, Kayaks or Bell Boats for anything from a fun starter session to a more advanced British Canoeing Paddle award. why not complete your Duke of Edinburgh award expedition by canoe? We provide all the necessary equipment, including paddles,...


Walesby Forest

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Walesby Forest

With our own lake on site water sports have been our most popular activities since we opened. Do you want to kayak or canoe? How about building a raft and try and cross the lake? Or simply take a plunge on the body boarding course? All under the close supervision of fully qualified staff with plenty...

Day Visits to Walesby Forest

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Day Visits to Walesby Forest

With our own lake on site water sports have been our most popular activities since we opened. Do you want to kayak or canoe? How about building a raft and try and cross the lake? Or simply take a plunge on the body boarding course? All under the close supervision of fully qualified staff with plenty...

The Towers Active Learning Centre

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The Towers Active Learning Centre

The Towers provides access to pristine lakes and rivers, creating an ideal playground for aquatic adventures. Students not only have the opportunity to develop technical skills in canoeing and kayaking but also to appreciate the natural beauty and serenity of their surroundings. The diverse waterways...

Celtic Camping Residential Site

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Celtic Camping Residential Site

Surfing is simply excellent. We have two of the finest surf beaches in Wales within easy reach. Stand Up Paddle Boarding is a great way to experience the outdoors and our amazing beaches with close-by harbours are ideally suited to cater for different ability groups.


Path to Adventure - Lake District

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Path to Adventure - Lake District

The Lake District provides a magical playground for Watersports! Our watersports activities take place on magnificent lakes and rivers with jaw-dropping mountain vistas. They are great fun, providing loads of learning opportunities on the way! Canoeing - The group will work together...

Schools & Colleges Residentials

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Schools & Colleges Residentials

We partner with local water sport providers to offer a variety of sea based adventures to our school groups. Our relationships with these companies are built from using their services regularly and doing research across the many beaches and offerings. With a short drive you can be off surfing and coasteering...

St George's House Christian Outdoor Centre

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St George's House Christian Outdoor Centre

All our watersports can be done by a novice for the first time. As an experienced staff team though we have the ability to stretch those who are more able. Surfing: We teach board surfing and bodyboarding on a 2 mile long, safe, sandy beach. Kayaking and Canoeing: Venue options include a lake, a...

Skern Lodge Day Visits

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Skern Lodge Day Visits

Take to the water, either kayaking, rafting or surfing. Whether it's the first time on the water, or if your booking a series of sessions. Skern can provide a day or course that meets your aims and objectives.


Cumulus Outdoors Residential Centre - Swanage

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Cumulus Outdoors Residential Centre - Swanage

Coasteering is a fabulous sea and cliff based activity, which allows you to explore the Jurassic Coast under the supervision of qualified and experienced instructors. This fun water based activity involves rock scrambling and jumping, swimming and cave exploration. Kayaking, Stand-Up Paddleboarding...

Lockerbie Manor

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Lockerbie Manor

The lake in front of the Manor house is a superb location for Canoeing and Kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboarding and Raft Building. All great activities for team building exercises.

Cumulus Outdoors Tented Village - Corfe Castle

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Cumulus Outdoors Tented Village - Corfe Castle

Coasteering is a fabulous sea and cliff based activity, which allows you to explore the Jurassic Coast under the supervision of qualified and experienced instructors. This fun water based activity involves rock scrambling and jumping, swimming and cave exploration. Kayaking, Stand-Up Paddleboarding...

special offerArc Adventures

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Arc Adventures

Perfect Mountain side activity centre with no fabricated environments - Real activities in real locations. We aim to provide new elements to the residential experience that take Outdoor Ed. to the next level.


Peak - Chasewater Activity Centre

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Peak - Chasewater Activity Centre

• Kayaking • Canoeing • Paddle-boarding, Sailing • Raft building A katakanu is a vessel that allows 4-6 participants to venture out onto the water without the fear of capsizing. This is similar to 2 canoes rafted together also known as rafted canoeing. A kayak is a vessel which is controlled...

Peak - Underbank Activity Centre

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Peak - Underbank Activity Centre

• Kayaking • Canoeing • Paddle-boarding, Sailing • Raft building A katakanu is a vessel that allows 4-6 participants to venture out onto the water without the fear of capsizing. This is similar to 2 canoes rafted together also known as rafted canoeing. A kayak is a vessel which is controlled...

special offerAvon Tyrrell

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Avon Tyrrell

With access to our open lake we are able to offer watersport activities that include kayaking, SUP Paddleboarding, canoeing and raft building. These will all help build participant's confidence as well as team working.

Water Sports for experiential learning
Spring Term 2019 Watersports Residential

Simon at Crosby Lakeside talks to us about using outdoor activities and watersports to help deliver experiential learning environments.

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Skills for Life
Summer Term 2019 Watersports Residential

UKSA talk about their Skills for Life (S4L) framework measuring personal development whilst on a residential visit at UKSA

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Tailor-made Outdoor Activity Programmes in Wales
Summer Term 2020 Watersports Residential

Genuine outdoor activities that have a tangible link to social and academic learning in Wales.

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Winter warmer offering from UKSA
Summer Term 2023 Watersports Residential

UKSA, is already looking ahead to the end of Summer with the launch of its new budget friendly 'Winter Warmer' offering.

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UKSA in 2022
Spring Term 2022 Watersports Residential

Ashleigh Gibbs, Schools, Groups and Development Outreach Coordinator from UKSA talks to us about exciting new changes and what to expect in

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MORE THAN A SCHOOL TRIP
Autumn Term 2022 Watersports Residential

Watersports and yachting is an amazing way for children to engage in something new and build great all round skills.

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Exmouth Camp
Autumn Term 2023 Watersports Residential

Every camp is tailored to each school, we plan it with you to ensure that everything runs smoothly, from the moment that you arrive

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