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Kids SUP Development Course

Kids SUP Development Course

£ 45

Perth, Scotland

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Beginner & Intermediate
Family-Friendly, Lessons & Courses
Minimum age: 8
Perth, Scotland
Max. group size: 8
Cancellation: Strict
£ 45

Activity Highlights:

Embark on a splash-filled journey with our 1 Day Kids SUP Development Course, designed to introduce the booming sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding to young enthusiasts. It’s a day packed with fun, learning, and adventure on the water!

Key Details

  • Duration: 1 day, 9.30am-4pm
  • Age Range: 8-15 year-olds
  • Price: £45 per person

Key Skills

Participants will gain a solid foundation in SUP, learning skills including:

  • Understanding the parts and setup of a paddleboard.
  • Basic paddleboard handling and maneuvering.
  • Essential safety practices and self-rescue techniques.
  • Techniques for confident and effective paddling.

Course Breakdown

Our comprehensive day’s course is structured to include:

  • Interactive, on-water instruction from experienced and enthusiastic coaches.
  • A blend of theoretical knowledge and practical SUP exercises.
  • Engaging activities tailored to build competence and confidence on the water.

Location

The course is hosted at the idyllic Willowgate, situated on the River Tay near Perth City Centre. Our centre provides a picturesque and safe environment, ideal for young paddlers to learn and explore.

We will send you the precise meeting point upon booking, but you can view our location on the map at the bottom of this page, and there is more information on how to reach us in the FAQs on this page.

Prerequisites

No prior SUP experience is necessary—just a willingness to learn and a love for water activities! Participants should be between 8 and 15 years old.

Why Choose Us?

Our centre offers more than just a place to paddle. Our Kids SUP Development Course is carefully curated to ensure each child feels supported, engaged, and excited to paddle. With our expert team, state-of-the-art gear, and picturesque surroundings, we’re proud to offer a welcoming community where kids can grow their skills, make new friends, and develop a lifelong passion for paddleboarding.

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What's Included:

  • Professional SUP instruction by our friendly coaches.
  • Use of high-quality paddleboards and paddles.
  • Safety gear, including life jackets.
  • A full day of immersive SUP training and fun.

What's Not Included:

  • Personal insurance.
  • Water shoes and swimwear (participants should bring their own, old trainers will do).
  • Towels.
  • Lunch (please bring a packed lunch).

 

Facilities

Car parking available
Changing rooms available
Showers Available
Toilets

Frequently Asked Questions

The centre is located in the heart of Perthshire, a short distance from Perth City Centre. You can find us on the banks of the River Tay, with signage to guide you in from major routes.

We will send you the precise address and postcode upon booking, but here is a summary to help you plan your visit:

  • By Foot: From Perth City Centre, you have two options:
    • Take the scenic riverside walk from Rodney Gardens, noting it can be muddy in winter or a wildflower path in summer. Be mindful of high tide times, as the path isn’t accessible one hour either side of high tide. This path’s conditions can vary.
    • For a firmer path, cross South Street bridge, turn right onto Dundee Road, and follow the pavement directly to the centre.
  • By Car: Use the postcode provided Sat Nav.
    • From Dundee, take A90, then A85, staying on Dundee Rd and look for brown tourist signs.
    • From Perth, go over South Street bridge, right on Dundee Rd/A85.
    • From Edinburgh, take M90, exit at Junction 11 for A85, and follow the signs.
  • By Bike: A cycle lane is available along Dundee Road, suitable for experienced cyclists. You can also follow the riverside walk, but may need to dismount in places. Secure bike storage is planned for the future
  • By Bus: Perth City Centre has bus stops about a 40-minute walk from our centre. A limited bus service stops at Walnut Grove, a 5-minute walk away, and an electric bus stop is directly outside our centre. Check Google Maps for the latest schedules and stops with the provided postcode.

We monitor the weather closely and will inform you in advance if conditions are unsafe for paddleboarding. We can reschedule your session for a later date if this is the case. However, a bit of rain and a grey sky won’t stop us. We will only reschedule if the conditions are unsafe.

Kids should come with swimwear, water-friendly shoes, a towel, and their lunch.

No, this course does not provide a specific qualification, but it does lay the foundation for further SUP education and qualifications.

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible

  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 

Moderate

  • You can cancel until 5 days before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 

Firm

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount

Strict

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts