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Here at the Helly Hansen Watersports Centre we are passionate about watersports and have been offering watersports related activities for over 20 years. We offer a range of school packages that are carefully tailored to each group so that all our visitors have the best possible experience during their time with us. Your session will be structured with the age and ability level of the students in mind, so that they all get the most out of their time on the water, or climbing with us.

Our dedicated team of instructors and coaches will ensure you get the most out of your visit in a safe environment. No matter what stage in the curriculum you are at, we will ensure that we meet the requirements, and provide you all with a memorable experience that you’ll never forget!

At the centre we currently offer the following activities, which you will be able to choose when you book with us:

  • Kayak
  • Canoe
  • Kata Canoe
  • Stand-up-paddle boarding 
  • Giant Stand-up paddle boarding 
  • Sailing 
  • Power-boating 
  • Wakeboarding and Ringo 

Don’t worry if you wan’t to try more than one, we can structure your visit so you all get to try a variety of sports!

Our packages range from Primary School taster sessions, Secondary School Taster Sessions, development sessions, GCSE groups and more. We also offer sessions for individuals with special educational needs. Please see an example of a taster day below:

  • Welcome to the Helly Hansen Watersports Centre briefing
  • Time to get changed into a wetsuit! 
  • Split into groups, safety equipment check and let’s put on helmets! 
  • Time to get afloat and start activity one 
  • Change to the next session and start activity two
  • Lunch break for 30 minutes
  • Regroup and start the third and final session
  • Group game to end water activities
  • Pack-up and get changed. 
  • Home time after an amazing memorable experience with us! 

*Session timings and number of activities dependant on length of time at the centre. Not all activities may be available if other bookings have already been placed that day.