Family taster sessions



Join us for a family adventure to remember! Stand up paddleboarding is fun, safe and great for your kids’ confidence in water. We’ll learn the basics through fun and games and explore Bristol by SUP. 

COVID-19 update: This session will be delivered in several small groups – please let us know if you’re booking with other people (leave a comment at checkout). Our changing rooms and toilets are still closed. We can still provide wetsuits if required but recommend sportswear (under 18s must wear footwear) while it’s warm. Arrive ready to go and don’t forget your towel just in case 🙂

Dates and times
Weekdays, 11.30am and 2pm (90 mins)
Scroll down to choose your date and book online.
(Trying to book for today or tomorrow? Contact us about last minute availability)


“SUPerb!” monkjenni
I just wanted to let you know what a fantastic 1.5 hours we had on Saturday. Firstly it was lovely that it was just the 3 of us and so we could learn, have fun and relax together as a family. Very special. It was so reassuring that the instructor (Kate) kept a very close eye on our 11 year old throughout. The location is fantastic and the little facts about the ships and the dock was also an added bonus. Thank you for providing the sunshine too…..we will be back!

“Definitely recommend!” Beth G
Did the session with my best friend and her 16 and 14 year old daughters, didn’t stop smiling the entire time! Nick was our instructor and was great, clear instruction and a lovely calm manner, gave us all confidence. It was a great, fun and highly enjoyable session and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend!

“SUP’ing in beautiful Bristol” BrisMatt44
I had heard great things about SUP Bristol and wanted to understand why all the hype. With my 12 year old nephew in tow, we headed down for a perfect morning under the instruction of Kate. She was brilliantly patient, fun and toured us around beautiful Bristol. I’m definitely heading down there again – I can’t recommend it highly enough – whether with kids or without. A perfect way to explore Bris.

What’s included:

  • Water safety briefing
  • Paddling kneeling down
  • Paddling standing up
  • Basic paddling – forwards, backwards and turning
  • Launching safely
  • Self rescue techniques
  • Hot showers and changing facilities
  • Top instruction from our passionate and qualified guides

What to bring:

  • Shoes you don’t mind getting wet (under 18s must wear shoes)
  • Sportswear (borrowing wetsuits discouraged during covid)
  • A towel

90 minutes (at least one hour on the water)

Adults: £25
Children: £20

Meeting point: The Cottage Inn, Baltic Wharf, Bristol BS1 6XG

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Additional information


1.5 hours

Group size

What to bring

Towel, clothes to wear on the water, dry clothing, old trainers/watershoes, drinking water

What's included

All SUP equipment, optional wetsuit, jacket and buoyancy aid.


Mon 29 May 14:30-16:00, Tue 30 May 14:30-16:00, Thur 1 June 14:30-16:00


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