School Holiday Sessions for Secondary School ages (11-15)

Our school holiday sessions are back for 2021!

We're excited to share our range of new half day adventures and courses available for those aged 11+.

Our half day sessions are held with a ratio of one instructor to six participants. In line with HM Government guidelines shared changing facilities are not available and all participants should arrive in beach wear for easy changing. We continue to provide toilet facilities, bag storage, all equipment including wet-suits/buoyancy aids required for the session, and of course, lots of fun! 

Kayak Half Day Adventure

A half day (three hours) introductory course to kayaking skills. We will look at fundamental kayaking skills and, of course, have time for plenty of games!

Minimum age 11 years. Participants must be able to take on/off a wet-suit unassisted.

£29.50 per person or £55 for two people from the same household or support bubble.

Session dates:

Friday 3rd September: 09:00 - 12:00

Monday 25th October: 09:30 - 12:30
Wednesday 27th October: 13:30 - 16:30
Friday 29th October: 09:30 - 12:30


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Stand-Up Paddleboarding Half Day Adventure

A half day (three hours) introduction to Stand up Paddleboarding! You'll learn some basic SUP skills and have a chance to take part in plenty of board games and challenges.... we can guarantee you will get wet and have a SUP-er time!

Minimum age 11 years. Participants must be able to take on/off a wet-suit unassisted.

£29.50 per person or £55 for two people from the same household or support bubble.

Session dates:

Friday 3rd September: 13:00 - 16:00

Tuesday 26th October: 09:30 - 12:30
Friday 29th October: 13:30 - 16:30


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RYA Youth Sailing Stage 1 and 2

2022 dates tbc

This 5-day course provides an accredited introduction to the fantastic sport of sailing in Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City.

No previous experience is required to join this course, in which you will learn the key parts of the boat, how to sail and even a gentle introduction to racing in Plymouth Sound!

Minimum age 8 years. Participants must be able to take on/off a wetsuit unassisted and be water confident

Courses do not include a packed lunch. All participants must bring their own packed lunch/drinks in secure containers. Course times are 09:00 - 16:30

Unfortunately there are no courses running during the weeks of the 26th July and the 9th August as the Centre is hosting the National Schools Sailing Association regatta and the RYA Youth Nationals respectively.

RYA Youth Sailing Stage 3

2022 dates tbc

A 5-day course providing the next stage in the young sailors pathway to becoming an independent sailor! Upwind and down sailing, improved understanding of boat controls and of course an opportunity to explore by the sail the stunning waters of Plymouth!

Terms and conditions - please read before booking your sessions:

As we're sure you can appreciate we have introduced several changes to ensure both client and staff safety.

• A minimum 2m distance will be kept between the instructor and participant at all times, where possible. Around the Centre signage and markings will be in place to assist with distancing.
• All sessions will be a maximum of 6 persons plus the instructor, we will also stagger session times to minimise overcrowding.
• All payments are online and in advance of the session, with all participants submitting full medical details and contact information. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate walk-in bookings or cash payments at this stage. We will be asking for details of all participants to assist the NHS Track and Trace service if required.
• Participants must be able to put on/take off a wet-suit and a buoyancy aid unassisted.
• If you can, please bring your own wet-suit. We will continue to provide wet-suits.
• We will provide everything else needed to get afloat including buoyancy aids, spray tops and watersports equipment which will be cleaned before and after the session. Please note that as a temporary measure we are introducing an upper weight limit of 120kg or 18 stone for participants. Participants must be able to be accommodated in our largest buoyancy aid.
• Please note that currently there is no access to shared changing facilities, including showers. There will be toilet access and bag storage so please only bring essentials with you. Please arrive in your beach wear.
• We have introduced a new hygiene regime; your instructor will ask you to sanitise your hands before starting the session and we will be cleaning equipment and vessels rigorously between sessions.
• Finally, please be respectful of the steps we have put in place, our staff members and other clients. Individuals choosing to not comply with these steps will be required to leave the activity session.

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