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Stand Up Paddle Boarding


Stand Up Paddle boarding is really popular in the UK. You can SUP on inland lakes, rivers and canals, across open waters and the sea. It's a truly flexible paddle sport. Try our paddle board lessons hosted by qualified instructors to get you standing up and paddling in no time. Paddle boarding FAQs...

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Paddleboarding Safari Worcestershire

Defford, Worcestershire

Buy For £65.00

Paddleboarding Safari Worcestershire
  • Paddleboarding safari on the River Avon
  • Setting off from Defford
  • Paddle to Nafford Lock via Ecklington bridge
  • Check out all the wildlife on the way!
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Paddle Sports Adventure Hampshire


Buy For £65.00

Paddle Sports Adventure Hampshire
• A unique paddle sports experience from Keyhaven!
• Paddleboard or kayak over the Hurst Castle
• Entry tickets to explore Hurst on daytime tours
• Go for the Moonlight Tour for an extra special trip!
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Paddle Sports River Wye Herefordshire

River Wye, Herefordshire

From £79.00

Paddle Sports River Wye Herefordshire
• A day out paddling on the River Wye in Herefordshire
• Setting off from Kerne Bridge near Ross-on-Wye
• Choose a kayak trip or a paddle board trip
• Suitable for those with some paddle experience
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Paddleboarding Brighton

Hove Waterfront, near Brighton

From £55.00

Paddleboarding Brighton
  • Taster & extende paddleboarding in Brighton
  • Learn stand up paddleboarding on calm inland water
  • Top tutors will get you from kneeling to standing
  • Groups kept to a maximum of 8, minimum age is 13
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Stand Up Paddleboarding Avon Valley

Keynsham, Bristol

From £24.00

Stand Up Paddleboarding Avon Valley
  • 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
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Paddleboarding South Wales

Brecon Beacons, Powys

Buy For £45.00

Paddleboarding South Wales
  • Three-hour paddle board experiences
  • On sheltered waters near Brecon
  • All gear & tuition is included
  • Finish off with waterborne games
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New Forest Paddleboarding

Milford-on-Sea, Hampshire

Buy For £25.00

New Forest Paddleboarding
  • Paddleboard lessons at Keyhaven Harbour
  • High-quality boards & paddles
  • Super friendly & patient instructors
  • Learn lots in your one-hour session

Paddleboarding Vobster Quay Somerset

Vobster Quay, Radstock

From £20.00

Paddleboarding Vobster Quay Somerset
  • 90-minute paddleboard sessions
  • On the freshwater lake at Vobster Quay 
  • All the gear you need is included
  • A friendly open water sports centre
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Paddleboarding North Wales

Denbighshire, North Wales

From £49.00

Paddleboarding North Wales
• SUP half days near Llangollen in North Wales
• Go flat water touring on the canal on your board
• All the onshore and on water tuition included
• Coaches are all BCU qualified instructors
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Stand Up Paddle Boarding Aberfeldy

Aberfeldy, Scotland

Buy For £50.00

Stand Up Paddle Boarding Aberfeldy
• Learn to stand up paddle board in Scotland
• Ride the gentle River Tay waters near Aberfeldy
• All the gear and tuition is included
• Three hours to crack the sport of SUP!
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Water Party for Four Weston-Super-Mare

Weston Seafront & Huntspill River

Buy For £99.00

Water Party for Four Weston-Super-Mare
  • A party on the water for four of you
  • Try SUP, kayaks & Super SUP
  • It's all about coordination on the giant SUP!
  • Available for anyone aged 10 years or over
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Paddleboarding Weston-super-Mare

Weston Seafront & Huntspill River

Special Offers From £34.00

Paddleboarding Weston-super-Mare
  • Paddle boarding near Weston super Mare
  • On parade seafront or river Huntspill
  • Solo & family vouchers available
  • A 90 minute course ideal for beginners
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Stand Up Paddleboarding Warwickshire

Leamington Spa

From £39.00

Stand Up Paddleboarding Warwickshire
• Stand up paddle boarding in Leamington Spa centre
• Two hour tasters & full day experiences offered
• Venue is the Victorian Boat House in Mill Gardens
• Paddle on the River Leam & into the nature reserve
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Paddlesports Milton Keynes

Willen Lake, Milton Keynes

From £29.00

Paddlesports Milton Keynes
• Have a go at a paddlesport in Milton Keynes
• Try canoeing, kayaking or SUP on Willen Lakes
• Choose between a 90mins taster & a full day course
• All the gear you need is included in the package
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Watersports for Two Sunderland

Sunderland Marina

Buy For £70.00

Watersports for Two Sunderland
• Watersports activities at Roker Beach in Sunderland
• Take your pick from the activities offered on the day
• Surfing, canoeing, bell boats, SUP, pier jumps & more
• No need to swim - just confidence in water needed


Should I buy this experience?

Who it's for

Paddle boarding is ideal for anyone who wants to get out on the water. In fact, it's one of the easiest water sports to take up and you don't have to be super sporty to really enjoy it.

Who it's not for

If you hate even the idea that you could possibly get your hair wet, or (shudder the thought) actually fall in the water, paddle boarding probably isn't for you. That doesn't mean you can't enjoy the fresh sea air though, as we've got a range of sailing and yachting experiences, including ones where you just chill on the deck with a glass of vino and enjoy the cruise!

Stand up paddle boarding FAQs

What's the difference between SUPing and paddle boarding?

For the sake of these experiences, SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) and paddle boarding is the same thing. Sure, some die hard paddlers will probably tell us why that's not technically correct, but for us (and the experiences we offer), there's no difference.

Do I need to be able to swim to paddle board?

No. If you can swim it will help with confidence in the water, but it's not a requirement for our taster experiences. You will be wearing a buoyancy aid too, which helps with flotation.

Will I fall in?

Generally, no. If you are really unstable and get a proper wobble on, you could fall in, especially at the start when you are getting on the board for the first few times, or when trying to go from kneeling to standing up. It's not as wobbly on the board as you might think though. Of course, if it's really hot you might just fancy a splash in the water anyway!

What do I need to bring with me for paddle boarding?

You'll need your swim gear and towel. All the gear like wetsuits (where applicable) are included for you, along with the safety stuff and the actual board and paddle.

What do I do with bags and things whilst I'm out on the water?

Most venues offer changing rooms with toilets, showers and lockers where you can lock up your valuables.

What should I wear to go paddleboarding?

In the UK, it's usually swimwear underneath a wetsuit, but you can go paddle boarding in any casual sports gear really. As for shoes, you can either go barefoot, with wetsuit boots or wear trainers you don't mind getting wet.

Is all the gear you need included in the cost of the voucher?

Some locations may make a small charge (payable locally) for the hire of wetsuits. Please check each individual SUP school's page for more details on whether they charge or not.

Will I be able to go paddle boarding by myself after these taster experiences?

In theory yes, if all goes well on your experience! Once you've got the basics, you'll be well-prepared for hiring Stand Up Paddleboards, or even investing in your own gear.

How much does paddle boarding cost?

It's one of the most cost effective water sports out there, compared to wakeboarding, jet skiing and the like. This is also what makes paddle boarding so accessible. We have paddleboarding vouchers starting from just £15 per person.

Can you paddle board in London?

You can, but not on the busy shipping lanes of the Thames in central London. Whilst we don't currently have any SUP schools in London, we do have an operator who offers canoe tours on the Thames from Richmond.

I'm a big bloke. Are there different sized paddle boards?

Most hire places use standard size boards. They really are quite sturdy and are suitable for all sizes and weights. What does make a difference is the size of the paddle you're using. The length is determined according to your height, which is what our operators will work out when doing the kit hand out.

I'm not great at balancing on things. Will I manage it?

Yes! Think positively and you'll get the hang of it in no time. And it sounds obvious but listen to the instructors, they'll have some good tips on how to progress from kneeling to standing up and, more importantly, staying up!

Are these paddle board experiences on the open seas?

They can be, but many of our operators prefer to show beginners the ropes on calmer in-land waters. Some centres even use training lakes, where the water is only waist deep, which is brilliant for building up your confidence.

What happens if the weather is rubbish?

Rain won't stop play unless it's really windy with it. The theory is you won't really mind the rain as you'll be getting wet anyway!

Do I have to be really fit to enjoy stand up paddle boarding?

You will need to be able to get on and off the board by yourself, but apart from that, no, not really! Like any new sport it can be really tiring learning how to do it, so you'll probably sleep well after your stand up boarding lesson.

I can already paddle board. Do you have an experience for me?

Yes we do. How about getting a group of you together to go on a giant paddle board for eight? Or why not take the adrenaline factor up a notch by paddle boarding along white water rapids?

Where can I go stand up paddle boarding near me?

With lakes and rivers coursing through the whole of the UK and our island coastline all around us, there are loads of places to go paddle boarding. Just some of our locations are:
  • Gloucestershire
  • Bedfordshire
  • North Wales
  • Bristol
  • Scotland
  • East Sussex
  • Warwickshire

Fancy giving paddle boarding a go then? Select where and buy your SUP voucher with all the gear and training included!