Family Lesson (Aged 8+)

  • paddleboarding

  • 1 hr 30 mins

  • Up to 8 people
  • pin

    Newby Bridge, GB

  • ticket-price
    From
    £40.00
    / adult
  • ticket-price
    From
    £35.00
    / child
  • Description

    Head out onto the water with an Instructor and enjoy a fun-filled session learning SUP skills as a family; including paddling from kneeling to standing, rescue paddle races and how to fall off safely and get back on your board. Expect to get wet and have a laugh – we’ve no doubt the adults will love being big kids for the day and the kids will come back as paddling pro's!

    All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult, therefore the minimum number of participants per booking is 1 adult and 1 child. The maximum ratio per adult is 1:3, meaning 4 children must be accompanied by 2 adults (this does not include an Instructor).




    Requirements

    Participants must be able to swim at least 50 metres. If you are hiring from our Paddle Hut, we will always give a safety and basic skills briefing to ensure you feel confident and safe before heading out on the water, but you must be a competent swimmer.

    We are happy for anyone aged 8+ to try paddleboarding on their own board, but anyone under 18 years old wishing to hire a paddleboard must have an adult accompanying them out on the water at all times.



    What to bring

    You will need to plan for all weathers and ultimately expect to get wet! Always bring a towel and a spare set of dry clothes and shoes. If you have your own wetsuit then you are welcome to bring it (particularly in the cooler months when the water temperature is a lot lower) or wear clothes suitable for being on the water, i.e., swimsuit, shorts, t-shirt, leggings, gym wear, waterproof, wind-shell jacket, etc. (Avoid denim, thick hoodies or jogging bottoms that will get heavy when wet.)

    We do have some wetsuits available to hire, but please be aware that this is on a first-come first-serve basis as we have a limited amount, so correct sizes may not be available. Please always bring other suitable clothing to wear as a back-up option.

    If you are happy and warm enough in bare feet then that is absolutely fine, but footwear, such as swim shoes or old trainers, can be useful as our launch slipway and river/lake shores are quite rocky underfoot.

    Additional items you may like to bring depending on the weather:

    1. warm hats
    2. extra layer
    3. hard shell waterproof to shield from wind/rain
    4. sun cap
    5. sun cream
    6. bottled water
    7. neoprene booties/gloves
    8. other items may also be required, although please note items such as sunglasses may be lost if you fall in the water!

    Your valuables, such as car keys and phone, will obviously need to be protected, so a waterproof bag/phone case is good to bring along. If you do not have a bag then we will happily look after your items, but all valuables whether kept on land or on board are done so at your own risk.

    Drinks and snacks are also a great essential to take with you, especially bottled water on hot days.



    Itinerary

    Participants will start their session on land with a safety briefing and introduction into paddleboarding demonstrating the basic skills.

    When everyone is comfortable and ready to go we will carry our boards and slowly walk into the shallow water. Here we will get on our boards and practice paddling while kneeling before heading further out along the river to try standing up.

    We will slowly paddle out onto the lake introducing more tips & tricks along the way and making it fun for all the family, so that everyone comes back with a smile on their face as we head back down the river to base.


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