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Welcome to our Kids and Family friendly programme!
For under 18’s we offer private family SUP sessions in all locations or kids only sessions at all of our locations. Children 8+ or even younger (please call to discuss) we can accommodate at our Brentford Lock location. This is a hidden gem on the Grand Union canal in Brentford – a short distance away from our main location at Kew Bridge. Brentford lock is very quiet and calm, perfect for young children, teenagers and beginners of all ages who are looking for a gentle introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding. We have canoes available for the really hesitant ones who are worried about balance and definitely don’t want to get wet. Canoes can be added by arrangement.
We can accommodate children 11+ at Paddington Basin and at Kew Bridge.
Family sessions at Kew Bridge are dependant on tides, weather and experience of paddlers. Family sessions with younger teenagers can only be taken on a low tide on the River Thames (tides are not regular and vary every day). We do not indicate whether it is a low tide or a high tide session on our scheduling (this would cause too much confusion!) so best to call us to check what the river is doing on the day you have in mind and we can tell you whether we can accommodate you.
We have an Adventure Activity Licence issued by the HSE so you can be assured of best safety practices.
We offer 2-hour children’s SUP parties at our Brentford Lock from £35/child (off peak) £45/child (peak). We can take groups of up to 18 young people from aged 8 upwards. All children need to be confident swimmers.
The original home
of SUP in London.
SUP the canals
Enjoy peace and quiet
on the canals.
‘A massive thank you for the fantastic party. Instructor Lou and her assistant coach rocked up with bags of enthusiasm and smiles and really motivated the group to get going. It was the first time for any of them out on a board. The kids loved the boards, the games and the fun tour up the canal. They all have a paddleboarding bug now and simply cannot wait to get out on the boards again!’
Get out on the water...
with the whole family!
Family & Kids
2hr Private SUP
Our Brentford Lock location on the Grand Union canal is perfect for younger children. It’s a hidden gem with minimal traffic and moorings but plenty of wildlife.
A gentle introduction to SUP for the whole family!
Your children can have fun while learning paddleboarding skills. As it is a quiet location you will also get plenty of attention from the coach to improve your skills so you can keep up with the youngsters! You know your children best but don’t be surprised if they want to jump in and get wet – they can do that at Brentford Lock safely.
Family & Kids
Run at Brentford Lock on the Grand Union canal these sessions are a mix of paddleboarding lesson and games on water. These sessions are by arrangement and proved to be perfect for birthday parties and other celebrations. Young paddlers can explore the local routes, spot the wildlife and often just have fun splashing around playing with friends under a watchful eye of an experienced coach. Parents can join on the water (by arrangement) or can watch from the side and/or walk along the path for part of the route. They are always welcome at the end especially with a bag of sweets and snacks for the hungry tummies! as well as towels and dry clothes! 🙂
Family & Kids
Family Group session
These sessions are open to children and families of all abilities. We start with the basics of how to control your board and safety considerations before heading out for a trip along the Grand Union Canal. We’ll practice along the way and build confidence while exploring in a lovely quiet stretch of water around Brentford Lock West and Boston Manor Park. If you are looking to join as a bigger group we advise booking a private group session.