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Family SUP lesson – learn with the kids!

sup - Up to 6 people


Parents and children down to 8 years old can Learn to SUP on our 2-hour family paddleboard lesson at Paper Mill Lock on the River Chelmer, Essex. Starting from absolute basics we teach all of the essential paddle skills in our 2-hour Learn to SUP lesson. You’ll have a lot of fun, but most importantly you’ll learn all you need to know to SUP safely and competently by yourself – successful candidates will receive their BSUPAReady to Ride ticket. Full details at

(Note: if you have a voucher to redeem, enter the # during checkout and you will not be charged!)

What to bring

All adults need to bring is a towel, and arrive wearing swimming kit under your clothes.

Please ensure kids arrive wearing suitable waterwear and footwear: while we do carry kids' buoyancy aids, we cannot supply kids' size wetsuits or footwear below size 4.


Customers should be in good health, fit to paddle (with a basic level of all-round fitness: see ‘Can I do it?’ in our FAQs), 8 years old or over, capable of swimming and confident in the water.


Rigid: Guaranteed full refund if cancelling 5 days prior.

You will be entitled to a full refund under the following circumstances:

  • If your booking is under £200 and you cancelled at least a full 72h prior to the activity start time.
  • If your booking is over £200 and you cancelled at least a full 5 days prior to the activity start time.
  • If the centre cancels the activity at any time.

If the conditions on the day aren’t ideal but the activity still takes place, you will not be eligible for a refund.

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Where we'll meet

The meeting location is decided on the day.

Paper Mill Lock, Little Baddow, CM3 4BS (see Meeting up to half an hour before the start of the lesson, just south of the bridge.

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