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Keep the kids active!

Get your kids into watersports this school holiday with our range of courses suitable for kids over 6 years old. Courses are typically 5 days long and offer a range of activities from learning to surf, canoeing, kayaking, and a in some cases a taster of everything, our school holiday courses are always a hit with kids and parents alike!

With no previous experience required, your child can either start at the very beginning, or look to develop their paddle skills futher. Skills are taught through a variety of fun games and exercises to develop technique throughout the course, and necessary time will be spent covering all theory and safety considerations. 

So, sign up your would-be paddlers today and let them have a school holiday to remember! You can even enjoy the fun with them with our Family Paddle Taster and Family Rafting sessions. 

School Holidays Activities List
5 Day Surf School

Our 5 day Youth Surf School is run throughout the school holidays. It's the perfect chance to improve your surfing skills, using both our simulated surf machine and Porthcawl beach. All kit is included, you just need to bring swimwear and a towel. On Monday to Thursday, there's Indoor Body boarding at CIWW, then on Friday the group takes part in a surfing lesson in the sea at Porthcawl. (Transport is not provided to Porthcawl)

Youth Paddle School

An opportunity to combine a range of Canoes and Kayaks on flat water and progress to white water. 

Youth Multi Activity Week

A healthy week of half day activities to include:

White Water Rafting, Bell Boating, Sit on Top Kayaking, Canoeing, Raft Building, Team Challenges, White Water Hotdogging, Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Air Trail (all activities subject to weather conditions).

Family Paddle Taster Sessions

Want to try out a new activity? Our 2 hour Taster Sessions are great for parents and kids to learn together, as our flat water pool is a fun and safe environment to understand the basics of Canoeing, Kayaking or Stand Up Paddle Boarding.

1 Day Introduction To Paddlesport

This one day course is designed for adults and children who would like to try Canoeing and Kayaking for the first time. You will be introduced to all of the equipment and basic skills, gaining confidence and a good grounding of the sport.

Youth Paddle Power Programme Level 2-5

This introductory course is great for children who want to learn more about kayaking. The course will run in a variety of craft on the flat water. 

Youth Paddle Power Programme Level 6-9

This course is aimed at children who have previous experience of canoeing and kayaking.

Introduction To Freestyle Kayaking (Flat Water)

This course is designed for children and adults who would like to try freestyle kayaking. The course is taught on flat water only, and aims to develop skills including tail squirts, lean cleans, cartwheels, bow stalls and flat water loops (depending upon your ability).

Youth Introduction To White Water Hot Dogs

This course will take place on the flat water and white water using open inflatable kayaks called Hot Dogs. It's been designed to be on the white water course running at 4 cumecs.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding Taster (Sunday)

We now offer 2 hour Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) taster sessions for adults on Sunday mornings and afternoons.