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


UKSA enjoys a waterfront location in Cowes on the sunny Isle of Wight and is the perfect location for residential and non-residential watersports and team building for students from 8 years upwards. 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. We incorporate Skills for Life in all activities....

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Wales
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...

Open Door Adventure

North East
Science, Physics, Physical Education, Languages, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports


Over 110 years of experience, and 4000 groups annually means you can trust Scout Adventures with your School residential. With both indoor accommodation and tented village options, our instructors can deliver an experience built around you. ...

Scout Adventures Hawkhirst
★★★★★

East of England
Geography, Physical Education, Watersports, Fieldstudies, 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. ...

Whitlingham Adventure

North
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...

Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre



London & South East
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. ...

Hindleap Warren

Midlands
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...

Culmington Manor

South West
Geography, Physical Geography, Geology, History, Medieval, Wildlife, 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...

Cumulus Outdoors

London & South East
Citizenship, Science, Biology, Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, 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....

Lambourne End Outdoor Centre

South West
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...

Skern Lodge

Wales
Physical Education, Watersports, SEN


Abernant Lake is an outdoor pursuits activity centre on the edge of the Breacon Beacons National Park. Our self contained 55 acre site gives schools the opportunity to experience a range of activities in a safe and caring environment. ...

Abernant Lake

London & South East
Bushcraft, Watersports, Accommodation Only, SEN, Physical Education


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! ...

School residentials on the beautiful Isle of Wight

South West
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. ...

Grange Hall Activity Centre

Midlands
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. ...

History and Field Studies

East of England
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....

Norfolk Lakes Activity Centre

London & South East
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 astounding value! ...

Adur Outdoor Activity Centre
Dragon Activity Guides
Dragon Activity Guides
★★★★★

Wales
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Geology, Physical Education, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports


Set in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, we run high quality, bespoke educational programs for KS2 and above. We give young people the opportunity to discover, explore, and learn about the natural environment through adventurous activities ...

Dragon Activity Guides
★★★★★

London & South East
Physical Education, Languages, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports


Over 110 years of experience, and 4000 groups annually means you can trust Scout Adventures with your School residential. With both indoor accommodation and tented village options, our instructors can deliver an experience built around you. ...

Scout Adventures Gilwell Park
★★★★★

East Midlands
Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Watersports, SEN


Walesby Forest is an Outdoor Educational Activity Centre with over 40 adventure activities and offers a wide range of accommodations in its extensive forest woodlands and two hundred and fifty acres situated in the heart of Sherwood forest. ...

Walesby Forest

South West
Geography, Fieldstudies, Languages, Art, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports


Over 110 years of experience, and 4000 groups annually means you can trust Scout Adventures with your School residential. Accommodation is provided in our highly popular tented village and our instructors can deliver an experience built around you...

Scout Adventures Buddens
★★★★★

North
Physical Education, Languages, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports


Over 110 years of experience, and 4000 groups annually means you can trust Scout Adventures with your School residential. With both indoor accommodation and tented village options, our instructors can deliver an experience built around you. ...

Scout Adventures Great Tower
★★★★★

Yorkshire
Citizenship, Maths, Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN


Monster adventure is a mobile organisation offering high quality outdoor education residential and activity days at an affordable cost across Yorkshire and beyond. We provide a range of bespoke experiences tailor made to suit the needs. ...

Monster Adventure Residential

London & South East
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...

Day Trips at Willen Lake
UKSA
UKSA
★★★★★

London & South East
Geography, Science, Physical Education, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only


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. ...

UKSA
★★★★★

Wales
Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports


If you are looking for a school residential, an activity day, a short break or a full on wilderness adventure then this is the place to find it all. We have over 25 years experience running school residential and day trips. ...

Safe and Sound Outdoors

Scotland
Geography, Religious Education, Physical Education, SEN, Watersports


Abernethy is a group of four residential adventure Centres across Scotland in stunning locations: Nethybridge in the Cairngorms National Park, Ardgour across from Fort William, Ardeonaig by Loch Tay in Perthshire and Barcaple in Dumfries & Galloway. ...

Abernethy Adventure Centres

South West
Science, Biology, Geography, Fieldstudies, Religious Education, Physical Education, Watersports


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...

St. George's House Christian Outdoor Centre

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


With direct access to the Menai Strait the venue offers both challenging Outdoor Activities & Creative/Performing Arts opportunities. Set in 169 acres there are an extensive range of on-site activities that last 3hrs so are as productive as possible....

Conway Centres Anglesey
★★★★★
Lockerbie Manor
Lockerbie Manor
★★★★★

Scotland
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 ...

Lockerbie Manor
★★★★★

Midlands
Maths, Science, Physics, Biology, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN


With 40 Years of experience, Ackers Adventure is unlike any other centre within our urban environment we have an unrivalled range of activities from skiing, watersports, climbing and much more. ...

Ackers Adventure Day Trips

Scotland
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. ...

Craggan Outdoors

London & South East
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. ...

Avon Tyrell - The ukyouth Outdoor Activity Centre

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


Based in picturesque Christchurch Harbour, a SSSI nature reserve. This college-owned centre offers bespoke trips for Outdoor Adventurous Activities and Field Studies. We use highly qualified instructors and are fully accredited by ALLA, LOTC & RYA. ...

Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre

South West
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. ...

Rockley Watersports

North
Geography, Music, Physical Education, Art, Fieldstudies, 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. ...

Conway Centres Tattenhall

North East
Geography, Physical Education, Watersports, Fieldstudies, SEN


A specialist outdoor education centre with over 30 years experience working with schools from across the North. We cater for a range of groups and pride ourselves on giving an authentic adventurous experience. ...

Kingsway Centre

East Midlands
Science, Geography, Physical Education, Watersports, Physics, Biology


Mount Cook is a new not-for-profit Adventure Centre dedicated to providing exciting outdoor adventurous activities and outdoor learning opportunities for children and young people in the heart of the Peak District. ...

Mount Cook

South West
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 ...

YHA Okehampton Activity Centres

Wales
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. ...

Anglesey Outdoors

North East
Physical Education, Watersports, SEN


Hesley Wood, set in beautiful surroundings awaits you to have an adventure! ...

Hesley Wood

Wales
Physical Education, Watersports, Accommodation Only, SEN


Residential outdoor activities in the stunning surroundings of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. AALS licensed centre, catering for up to 100 students + teachers. ...

Sealyham Activity Centre

Wales
Citizenship, History, Geography, Physical Education, Wildlife, Watersports, SEN, Human Geography, Fieldstudies


Conwy on the North Wales coast is set in the historic medieval walled town. The castle its self overlooks the important crossing for the Conwy river. It is a really fantastic location just on the edge of town, but within easy walking distance of town...

Pro-Active Adventure Conwy

Scotland
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....

Galloway Activity Centre

Wales
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. ...

Govilon Activity Centre
★★★★★

Wales
Geography, Religious Education, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports


Water sports at Summit Centre include Raft building, Canoeing and Kayaking. The lakes at the centre offer the chance to explore the wildlife of the lakes, navigate the rapids going down into the purpose built pools and of course, the chance to jump in and swim!...

Rock UK Summit Centre

Yorkshire
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...

Low Mill Outdoor Education Centre

London & South East
Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, Watersports, Accommodation Only


We offer two water based activities on our large lake. Raft building gives students the chance to work as a team to construct a raft then see how well it floats. They'll be able to race the other teams if time allows! Canoeing provides a different challenge with a greater emphasis on learning new te...

Outdoor Adventurous Experiences – Day Visits

North East
Geography, Fieldstudies, History, 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. ...

Ford Castle Outdoor Activity Residential Centre

South West
Geography, Farm, Bushcraft, Watersports, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN, Physical Education


Outposts' offers couples a beautiful secluded location in an AONB which provides a safe environment for free range children with the very best of learning outside the classroom. Bush craft, adventurous activities, team and leadership development. ...

Outposts Residential Camp Somerset

Midlands
Maths, Science, Physics, Biology, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only


Ackers Adventure is an Adventurous Activity Centre just 2 miles from the centre of Birmingham. A 75 acre site offering numerous facilities such as climbing walls,ski slope & residential centre, making Ackers a totally unique venue for a school trip. ...

Ackers Adventure Residential centre

London & South East
Physical Education, Watersports, SEN


Outdoor Activity Centre in a beautiful Thameside location offering a complete range of land and water activities with a selection of flexible dining and accommodation solutions and its own Swallows and Amazons island in the Thames. ...

Longridge Village - The Adventure Learning Charity

South West
Physical Education, Watersports


Home to breathtaking beaches and stunning countryside, groups can enjoy a wealth of outdoor activities along the Devon coastline including rock climbing, sea kayaking, surfing, archery, coasteering, stand up paddle boarding and gorge walking. ...

Activity and Watersports Trips Devon

London & South East
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. ...

Marwell Activity Centre

Midlands
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...

Oaker Wood Leisure

North
Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports


YMCA Lakeside is one of the largest outdoor education centres in Europe. Established in the 1960's we've welcomed over 1 million children and young people to a world of outdoor learning. Situated on the beautiful banks of Lake Windermere. ...

YMCA Lakeside

London & South East
Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN


Come and experience a School Adventure with a real difference. A level of service we feel you will struggle to beat. From your first enquiry right through to getting back to School and beyond. Our Adventures really do have the 'Atlas Difference' ...

New Forest - Foxlease

South West
Science, Chemistry, Biology, Physical Education, Watersports


Music, art, scenery, food and world-leading engineering, Cornwall is home to points of interest that are certain to have you returning again and again. ...

Cornwall School Tours

Wales
Citizenship, History, Geography, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Prehistory, Medieval


Manorbier in Pembrokeshire is set on beautiful cliff tops overlooking the Irish Sea. It is a really fantastic location reached by a private road from the nearby village. This is a perfect location for your school activity trip to Pembrokeshire...

Manorbier

London & South East
Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, Watersports, Accommodation Only


We offer two water based activities on our large lake. Raft building gives students the chance to work as a team to construct a raft then see how well it floats. They'll be able to race the other teams if time allows! Canoeing provides a different challenge with a greater emphasis on learning new te...

Outdoor Adventurous Experiences – Residential

South West
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....

Braeside Residential

North
Geography, Physical Geography, Science, Watersports


Please contact us for larger group enquiries as on occasion we also have opportunities for larger groups to work on a rotation basis alongside the Fylde council watersports facilities, such as kayaking, paddle boarding or the Fylde Rangers to offer a wider variety of sessions. ...

RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre

The Manor House
The Manor House
★★★★★

South West
Geography, Physical Education, Watersports, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN


Our team are passionate about creating quality, memorable and exciting experiences and activities from our lovely Manor House near Padstow. We offer full-board accommodation and sole-occupancy for our groups, many of whom return year after year! ...

The Manor House
★★★★★


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