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



With over 30 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.

The wider benefits of participation in watersports are widely recognised and include inspiration, enjoyment, teamwork, boosting self-confidence and self-reliance, as well as the making and sealing of friendships. The safety, well-being and enjoyment of those visiting UKSA are our number one priority. We are a home-from-home for children and young people each year and pride ourselves on our exemplary safety protocols that sit within a robust and fully compliant framework. ...

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UKSA
UKSA

Geography, Science, History, Physical Education, Watersports, SEN

Our aim is to encourage, support and inspire young people by introducing them to the challenges, enjoyment, and rewards of watersports. Learn to sail, paddleboard, windsurf, kayak and more. Activities are tailored to your group's desires, age and ability.

Cumulus Outdoors
Cumulus Outdoors

Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports

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 Paddleboardi

Buzz Active Bushy Wood
Buzz Active Bushy Wood

Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

We have two fantastic locations to learn to sail, windsurf and paddle a kayak or Stand up o paddle board. Our Eastbourne site is on the seafront in Eastbourne and we have a full range of sailing and windsurfing equipment to take you from beginner to winner on the sea or on our cheltered boating lake

Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre
Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Watersports, SEN

At Hengistbury we offer a wide range of watersports activities including Sailing, Paddleboarding, Kayaking, Canoeing, Raft Building & Dragonboating. All of our sessions are lead by nation governing body qualified instructor. We can run taster sessions or more progressive sessions so that students ca




Runways End Outdoor Centre
Runways End Outdoor Centre

Physical Education, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

Located in a woodland oasis in Farnborough, alongside Basingstoke Canal, our site offers an exciting getaway packed with adventurous activities. Indoor and camping options available for residential groups.

Walesby Forest
Walesby Forest

Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Watersports, SEN

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 pl

Watersports, Sustainability and Beach Studies
Watersports, Sustainability and Beach Studies

Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Physics, Physical Education, Watersports, SEN

Big Green Surf School is the sole activity provider on the stunning, National Trust managed, Crantock Beach in Cornwall, providing expert tuition in surfing, bodyboarding and stand-up-paddleboarding to all abilities.

Bray Lake
Bray Lake

Physical Education, Watersports

Bray Lake Watersports offer watersports days giving children the chance to try a variety of sports in a safe and fun environment, benefitting from a day in the great outdoors. Skill sessions, taster sessions and after school clubs available.


Grange Hall Activity Centre
Grange Hall Activity Centre

Physical Education, Watersports, SEN

We are a privately run centre and offer a very personal experience. Our activities are set up to encourage communication, cooperation and develop trust within the group and also raise the confidence of individual children.

Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre
Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre

Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN

Situated within the stunning surroundings of Crosby Coastal Park , Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre's team of dedicated fully qualified staff are able to deliver a wide range of outdoor adventurous activities to both residential and day visit clients

Avon Tyrell - The ukyouth Outdoor Activity Centre
Avon Tyrell - The ukyouth Outdoor Activity Centre

Physical Education, Watersports, SEN

Avon Tyrrell, UK Youth Outdoor Activity Centre is located in the stunning New Forest National Park and offers an extensive range of site activities, all linked to the National Curriculum as well as various accommodation options for organised groups.

Outposts Residential Camp Somerset
Outposts Residential Camp Somerset

English, Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Art, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN

Water sports available include sit on top kayaking, tandem canoeing, raft building, coasteering, stand up paddling, surfing and sea kayaking. These high energy, adventurous activities take students out of their comfort zones helping to build self-confidence and resilience. They are led by experience


Low Mill Outdoor Education Centre
Low Mill Outdoor Education Centre

Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

Our canoeing, kayaking and raft-building sessions take place on Semerwater. Canoes and kayaks are great vehicles for exploring and also developing the three C’s Confidence, Cooperation & Communication skills in students. Our British Canoeing qualified instructors are able to offer more advanced co

Newgale Lodge
Newgale Lodge

History, Medieval, Physical Education, Sports Centre, Watersports, Accommodation Only

Newgale Lodge is situated in a secluded rural 2-acre setting, just 2-miles from Newgale beach and the spectacular Pembrokeshire coastline. We offer fully-catered stays and exclusive use to schools of more than 30 and can accommodate up to 50 people.

Day Visits to Walesby Forest
Day Visits to Walesby Forest

Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Watersports, SEN

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 pl

Ford Castle Outdoor Activity Residential Centre
Ford Castle Outdoor Activity Residential Centre

Geography, Fieldstudies, History, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN

Ford Castle is a Medieval castle, situated in the beautiful countryside of Northumberland close to the Scottish border. Surrounded by vast private grounds we offer a wide range of challenging on-site and additional off-site activities.


FSC Dale Fort
FSC Dale Fort

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports

FSC Dale Fort is set in a spectacular location high on the cliffs within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, giving superb views over the sea. It has access to a wide range of sites for biology, geography and adventure activities at all ages.

Residential trips to Lambourne End Activity Centre
Residential trips to Lambourne End Activity Centre

Citizenship, Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN

Set in the Essex countryside yet within the M25, Lambourne End Centre combines Farm, Environmental and Adventurous activities to deliver personal development programmes focused on Self-Esteem, Health & Wellbeing, Life skills, Communication, Teamwork.

Galloway Activity Centre
Galloway Activity Centre

Physical Education, Wildlife, Watersports, SEN

We’re a friendly family run outdoor activity centre that’s been operating since 1988 and caters to a wide range of children’s groups all year round. From the smallest group sizes to over 100 and from day trips to week long residential holidays.

Adur Outdoor Activity Centre
Adur Outdoor Activity Centre

Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN

The Adur Centre is ideal for your school residential trip. We offer amazing activities including climbing, paddle sports, mountain biking and many more. The trip will be tailored to meet your needs and our residential trips are outstanding value!


Whitlingham Adventure
Whitlingham Adventure

Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Watersports, SEN

Whitlingham Adventure is set within Whitlingham Country Park, just on the outskirts of Norwich, offering bespoke, high quality trips in a complete range of water and land activities to children, young people and the wider community.

JCA - Condover Hall
JCA - Condover Hall

Physical Education, Sports Centre, Watersports, SEN

Condover Hall in Shropshire is JCA's flagship centre and offers a wide range of adventurous outdoor and indoor activities in line with the national curriculum.

Day Trips at Willen Lake
Day Trips at Willen Lake

Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Physics, Physical Education, PSHE, Watersports

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 wi

Craggan Outdoors
Craggan Outdoors

Geography, Physical Education, Fieldstudies, SEN, Watersports

'Best Outdoor Activity & Learning Centre - Moray', Scottish Enterprise Awards 2018. 'Best Outdoor Venue' finalist, Scottish Hospitality Awards 2016, '17 & '18. TripAdvisor 94% rated. AALA-licensed, & Learning Outside the Classroom accredited.


Anglesey Outdoors
Anglesey Outdoors

Citizenship, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN

Set in a prime location, Anglesey Outdoors is the ideal venue for real outdoor adventure, field studies or simply a place to set up base. Bespoke residentials provided by dedicated professional staff.

Marwell Activity Centre
Marwell Activity Centre

Physical Education, Watersports, Accommodation Only, SEN

Marwell Activity Centre specialises in providing great value, exciting and adventurous residential experiences and day trips. With a package that includes flexible accommodation options and a wide range of fun and challenging activities.

Norfolk Lakes Activity Centre
Norfolk Lakes Activity Centre

Physical Education, Watersports, SEN

Schools can enjoy a range of watersports and outdoor pursuits in our new activity centre, 11 miles from Norwich in East Anglia. As well as 37 acres of water, large indoor facilities provide a range of activities such as climbing, abseiling and more.

Nene Outdoors Day Visits
Nene Outdoors Day Visits

Geography, Physical Geography, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Romans, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports

From our base at Nene Outdoors watersports and activity centre we can offer a wide range of water based adventure activities. Activities you can choose from include: Bell Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Raft Building, Sailing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Windsurfing.


Cumulus Outdoors-Swanage
Cumulus Outdoors-Swanage

Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, History, Medieval, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, Accommodation Only

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 Paddleboardi

Oaker Wood Leisure
Oaker Wood Leisure

Physical Education, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

Woodland Outdoor Activity centre with 2 Glamping Villages which can be booked by schools for exclusive use. Sleeps up to 60 in each village. Wooden Glamping Pods sleeping up to 8. Catered or self catered. High Ropes, Low Ropes, Team Building, Rafting

History and Field Studies
History and Field Studies

History, Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only, Romans, Victorian, Fieldstudies

Travel back in time to the Victorian era and Iron Age, discover Malvern's natural spring water, explore the fabulous countryside on a field trip for history, geography and science. PE students can take on the high ropes course or watersports.

JCA - Croft Farm
JCA - Croft Farm

Geography, Physical Education, Watersports

Croft Farm is JCA's dedicated watersports centre in the Cotswolds and offers a wide range of adventurous water and land based outdoor activities in line with the national curriculum.


Conway Centres Tattenhall
Conway Centres Tattenhall

Geography, Fieldstudies, Music, Physical Education, Art, Watersports, SEN

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 Eastbourne
Buzz Active Eastbourne

Watersports

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,

 sportscotland National Centre Inverclyde
sportscotland National Centre Inverclyde

Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, Sports Centre, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

Set in a sprawling 83 acre estate in Largs, on the Ayrshire coast, the centre has an expansive choice of indoor & outdoor activities, aligned with curriculum benchmarks. Recently reopened this inclusive centre is an ideal place for school groups.

Adventurous Activity Days
Adventurous Activity Days

Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN

We offer half days and full days of adventurous outdoor activities at Woodlands Adventure and Outdoor Learning. We have a varied choice of activities to choose from, all instructed by fully qualified activity instructors within a 36 acre site.


Beach School
Beach School

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Geology, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN

Its what we do! Its our core business and the passion of all of our instructors. We can provide sessions for fun, for skills development, for an active lifestyle, for adventure or for the development of personal and social skills. Our range is huge, and best of all you can choose on the day to

YHA Okehampton Activity Centres
YHA Okehampton Activity Centres

Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, PSHE, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

We have our own lakes a short distance from the centre, and there we run a variety of different watersports activities (kayaking, canoeing, raft building). We also have access to a quarry where we can abseil into pools, do tyrolean traverses over rivers and gorge scrambling. The third watersports

School residentials on the beautiful Isle of Wight
School residentials on the beautiful Isle of Wight

English, Maths, Geology, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Business, Physical Education, Art, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

We offer a 100% BESPOKE residential to the Isle of Wight for schools. This can include transport, accommodation, activities, risk assessments and so much more, allowing you to save time and money. Leave the work to us so you can focus on teaching!

Skern Lodge
Skern Lodge

Citizenship, English, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, History, Egyptians, Vikings, Victorian, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN

Skern Lodge based in North Devon are getting ready to get out on the road and visit you and your school. Skern Lodge can provide your pupils with an experience to remember by bringing a little bit of that residential magic to your school.


Open Door Adventure
Open Door Adventure

Citizenship, Geography, Physical Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, Watersports, Accommodation Only

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, kay

Skern Lodge
Skern Lodge

Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Watersports, SEN

With the tidal waters of the Taw and Torridge Estuary on our doorstep, we are ideally located for a great watersports experience. Westward Ho! beach offers a great venue for surfing and surf skiing, whilst the estuary and river provide ideal opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, rafting, raft build

Lambourne End Outdoor Centre
Lambourne End Outdoor Centre

Citizenship, Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN

Set in the Essex countryside yet within the M25, Lambourne End Centre combines Farm, Environmental and Adventurous activities to deliver personal development programmes focused on Self-Esteem, Health & Wellbeing, Life skills, Communication, Teamwork.

Encompass Training
Encompass Training

Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

In the heart of rural Devon, Encompass Training is based at the historic grade 1 listed Great Potheridge House. We focus on providing a wide range quality outdoor education activities with sole occupancy and experience staffing.


Hindleap Warren
Hindleap Warren

Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Watersports, SEN

Set in 300 acres of private woodland in the Ashdown Forest, Hindleap offers a wide range outdoor adventurous activities, including; high ropes courses, bushcraft, canoeing & kayaking, rock climbing, obstacle course and team building challenges.

Govilon Activity Centre
Govilon Activity Centre

Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Geology, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports

Real, adventurous activities in natural outdoor settings, with nothing contrived or artificial. Independence, pushing personal boundaries, trust and communication are underpinned by a plethora of activity options in the stunning Brecon Beacons.

Rockley Watersports
Rockley Watersports

Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN

Our Vision: To change people's lives by sharing our passions for the water and outdoors Our Mission: To provide the BEST possible Outdoor Education experience for children of school age.

Adventure Education on the Jurassic Coast
Adventure Education on the Jurassic Coast

Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports

Our watersport activities comprise of our very popular geo-coasteering and geo-kayaking options. Both are three hours in duration and provide unforgettable, inspiring and enriching experiences by getting up close to the coast. Minimum ages and maximum numbers apply.


Calvert Trust Exmoor
Calvert Trust Exmoor

English, Maths, Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN

Wistlandpound Reservoir provides a picturesque backdrop to experience canoeing and sailing. With no need to go off-site , this safe yet exciting environment provides students with everything they need to potentially experience something entirely new. Our instructors are happy to explain the inner

Plas Menai
Plas Menai

Geography, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Sports Centre, Watersports

Each individual trip is packed with adventure to excite, inspire and build confidence, something that cannot always be achieved in the classroom. By enticing pupils out of their comfort zone and creating situations that may be new or unfimiliar to them, pupils are encouraged to take a positive appr

Multi Activity Day Trips
Multi Activity Day Trips

Geology, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Watersports

Its what we do! Its our core business and the passion of all of our instructors. We can provide sessions for fun, for skills development, for an active lifestyle, for adventure or for the development of personal and social skills. Our range is huge, and best of all you can choose on the day to get

Culmington Manor
Culmington Manor

Physical Education, Watersports, SEN

Culmington Manor is Manor Adventure's flagship outdoor pursuits centre, based in the heart of the South Shropshire countryside. Experience and enjoy more than 35 adventurous activities on our 100 acre estate. Click to find out why we are so popular


FSC Castle Head
FSC Castle Head

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports

With easy access to both the coastline of Morecambe Bay, the glaciated uplands of the southern Lake District and the lakes of Windermere and Coniston, FSC Castle Head is ideally situated for a wide range of field studies and adventurous activities.

Calshot Activities Centre
Calshot Activities Centre

Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

Located on the edge of the Solent - we provide an awe-inspiring setting to take part in some fantastic activities; including indoor skiing, climbing, velodrome cycling and water-sports on the sea! We're great for field studies too.

Brenin Adventures - Outdoor Education
Brenin Adventures - Outdoor Education

Geography, Physical Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, Watersports

Our main water site is based on the Llyn Clywedog, a 7 mile long lake in the heart of mid Wales. Here we run canoeing, kayaking, raft building, paddleboarding, sailing and RYA powerboat Courses. The lake is surrounded by hills and it truly a fantastic venue. We also offer mobile paddlesports; s

Lockerbie Manor
Lockerbie Manor

Physical Education, Watersports, SEN

Lockerbie Manor offer outdoor residential school trips during term time, and all inclusive family activity holidays during the summer holidays. Activities take place in the extensive Manor house grounds or at


Walesby Forest - Workshops in Schools
Walesby Forest - Workshops in Schools

Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Watersports, SEN

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 pl

New Forest Activities
New Forest Activities

Citizenship, Geography, Physical Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports

Located on the banks of the tidal Beaulieu River and set within a tranquil nature reserve, New Forest Activities' Canoeing and Kayaking bases offer up wonderful locations to explore. Head up or downstream, explore and learn about the river’s rich history or explore the creeks learning how the rive

Braeside Residential
Braeside Residential

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, History, Prehistory, Romans, Victorian, Physical Education, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports

Superb residential outdoor learning centre based on the edge of the Marlborough Downs in Wiltshire. Offering physical and educational programmes for young people tailored specifically to them in an idyllic setting.

Tile Barn Outdoor Centre
Tile Barn Outdoor Centre

Physical Education, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

Our 14 acre site located in the heart of the New Forest National Park offers cost-effective residential trips with a variety of accommodation options (including camping for up to 300!). A range of adventurous activities are on-site too.



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