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Avon Valley Beginners SUP Lesson


Adult: £35pp 12-16 year olds: £20pp

Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult on the water

This lesson is ran at our Avon Valley location on the River Avon at the Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park, BS31 1TP.

​​We offer 2-hour 'ready to ride' lessons at our location where we take advantage of calm, protected waters and slow river traffic. It's also packed with wildlife!

In this 2-hour lesson, you will learn about the paddle-board and paddle, you will move from kneeling on the board to standing up, learn paddle strokes, turns, tricks, have a few games and if time allows, you can try out a SUP rescue technique! If you complete the various parts of the session and you are 12+, you can also walk away with a "ready to SUP" card that shows that you can safely sup on inland waterways.

During your time with us:

  1. Sup board
  2. Paddle
  3. Safety Leash
  4. PFD / Buoyancy aids
  5. Wetsuits (if required). 

Lessons will be 1 instructor to a maximum of 6 clients. 

We can't promise you won't get wet!

COVID-19 precautions are in position on-site, thank you for your understanding and patience, it's very much appreciated.

Arriving on site:

Please arrive 15-20 minutes before your session.

As you enter Avon Valley Park go into the car park and park up. Please head to Avon Valley reception entrance where our instructors will meet you at the entrance.

Customer Notice: You will be on the River Avon (between Bath and Bristol), which is home to various wildlife up and down the river. Like any other open-water source, please do your best not to ingest the water as there is a small risk that you could catch something as the river is accessed by the local wildlife. Should you feel ill after the session, please let us know asap so we can keep track of your progress. Should it worsen, please see your local GP and let them know you have been playing in the river so they can perform the correct medical checks.

What to bring

  1. Swimwear, Shorts/Boardies
  2. Old trainers/water boots
  3. Towel
  4. Glasses strap if needed
  5. Wetsuit if owned
  6. Water or drink
  7. Hand gel
  8. PPE if needed

All other equipment will be supplied.


  1. Under 18's accompanied by an adult on the water.
  2. Children over the age of 12.
  3. Able to swim 25 metres.


  1. Learn about equipment.
  2. Paddle techniques.
  3. Standing Up.
  4. Turning techniques.
  5. Rescue/safety.
  6. Games and challenges.
  7. Surroundings/Wildlife

£35 per adult
£20 per child

Sat, 2nd Apr
10:00 - 12:00 · 6 spaces left
Sat, 2nd Apr
13:00 - 15:00 · 6 spaces left
Sun, 3rd Apr
10:00 - 12:00 · 6 spaces left


Cancellation Policy

For any cancellations or reschedules, we must receive advance notice a minimum 24 hours prior to the session start date.

Battle Archery Ltd reserves the right to cancel a session if:

The group size is inadequate (For Battle Archery Only – Require minimum of 6 participants) or Adverse weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

Any cancelled session made by us will be rescheduled to another date and time. We reserve the right to change the session type if for example, the Battle Archery group is too small on the day or if there is too much wind for Aerial Archery. We will adapt the session as required.

If using vouchers, we will only reschedule the session if we have been given advance notice a minimum 24 hours.

If you cancelled on the day, I'm afraid you will lose your activity slot.

For extreme weather conditions: We will contact you in case of adverse weather or inadequate conditions – once a session is booked, presume it will go ahead unless we contact you. We will always check the weather leading up to your session.

If you have any questions, please do note hesitate and contact us. Thank you


If you or any member of your household are feeling ill, or have symptoms of Covid-19, please do not attend the session. Call us immediately and we will reschedule you to a later date. While Battle Archery Ltd are doing everything we can to minimise the spread of Covid-19 at our outdoor centre, there is always a risk of contracting it during your session. By signing this disclaimer, you acknowledge that the risk is still present and agree to not hold the company accountable. For more information, please follow the government guidelines:

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Where we'll meet

As you enter the Avon Valley Park go into the car park and park up. Please head to the Avon Valley reception entrance. A member of the Adventure SUP team will welcome you at the entrance.

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