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Stand Up Paddleboarding Avon Valley

Keynsham, Bristol   

  • Learn to stand up paddleboard in the Avon Valley
  • Lessons on the River Avon at Keynsham nr Bristol
  • All the equipment you need is included
  • Discover the basics of SUP in two hours

What's Included

  • Two Hour Paddleboarding Lesson
  • Welcome, introduction and safety briefing
  • Move from kneeling on the board to standing up, learn paddle strokes, turns and tricks and games
  • All equipment including boards, paddles, leashes, buoyancy aids and wetsuits (if required) are included
  • Lessons will take place with one instructor to a maximum of 6 participants (up to 12 participants may be arranged in advance when booking your date)
  • Suitable for adults and children, minimum age 12, under 16s must be accompanied by a participating adult

What Can I Expect

Explore the wonderful waterways when you go paddleboarding on the River Avon! This Stand Up Paddleboarding school runs beginner 'Ready to Ride' SUP sessions on the calm waters of the Avon at Keynsham near Bristol. 

This SUP school is level 2 BSUPA accredited and is partnered up with British Canoeing, so you are assured of the very best training out on the paddle board with this team and a wonderful opportunity to learn to SUP in the lovely Avon Valley.

Your 'Ready to Ride' lesson will begin on the slipway of the Avon Valley. This is where you’ll be shown the paddle board equipment and where basic techniques are taught before you enter the water. Once you're kitted out in your wetsuit and buoyancy aid, with a paddle in your hand and board under your arm, it's time to head off!

You will start off kneeling on the board. You'll practice the paddling techniques and get used to the feel of being on the board (and believe us, it's not as wobbly as you think!), as you paddle around. You’ll then progress to standing up and doing various turns, learning about self-rescue techniques and having some fun with your paddleboard.

Once you've got these essentials cracked, you're off, cutting through the water like a SUP pro, paddleboarding confidently along the River Avon. Your session ends with some entertaining onboard games to show you just how versatile these stand up paddleboards are. This Bristol team can guarantee that you won’t be staying dry for long!


  • Selected weekdays and weekends throughout the year


  • Avon Valley Wildlife and Adventure Park, Keynsham, Bristol

Suitable For

  • Child vouchers are valid for 12-16 year olds
  • Adult vouchers are valid for ages 17+
  • Under 16s must be accompanied by a participating adult


  • It may be possible to bring spectators, please check this when making your booking

Anything Else

  • Free onsite parking and toilet facilities


Average Rating 5
Total Reviews 2
Recommend to Friend 2
4 months ago
The instructor was so nice, friendly, motivating and encouraging and managed to get us all to complete the different task we were aiming at. It was great fun and I was surprised how quickly standing up without wobbling was possible. The water was not too cold so falling in was not a problem either. Very relaxing and enjoyable.
Caroline Mantel-Pollett
about 4 years ago
very friendly, relaxed Instructor, lovely spot, and simple, clear instruction with plenty of time to practice and enjoy the experience, and achieve success!
Pat Penny
man standing on paddleboard
Stand Up Paddleboarding Avon Valley
Two Hour Session-Adult
Total Price£35.00
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