Kids’ Splash Fun
Expect to get wet!
Kids’ Splash is one of our most popular activities, and fills up fast and early! Booking is online only.
A Splash session is two hours of fun, games, races and teaching technique on paddleboards and/or kayaks. The instructor chooses the craft based on the conditions, and we limit numbers to a 6:1 ratio of kids to instructors to make everything safe and manageable. If there is enough demand we may have up to 12 kids on the water at once!
This is an ideal way to introduce kids to activities on the water; we take beginners to experts, and they all have great fun! They should be relatively confident in the water, but will be carefully supervised and wearing buoyancy aids and wetsuits, sometimes helmets depending on the games planned.
We paddle out from Pen Polion (the small pier) and into the safe, sheltered curve of Traeth Gwyn to play. Games include the use of floaty toys, balls, sponges to throw, rafting up and much more. Where possible, an assistant is on hand to help those who have less paddle experience.
We run sessions every Sunday morning 10am – 12pm from Easter to the school half term in October. Depending on demand we also run Splash sessions during the week in the holidays, so keep an eye out for those.
Arrive by 09:45 at the latest so your child/ren can be dressed and ready for a 10am start.
Cancellation: The instructor in charge will liaise with the person in charge of the Centre that day and make any decision about cancelling sessions if the weather is not suitable. (We do not cancel for rain – they’re gonna get wet anyway!) We will always endeavour to inform customers prior to the day where possible, and provide refunds/rearrangement as far as possible.
What we provide:
- Wetsuits (£5 hire) – optional
- Buoyancy aid (compulsory)
- Paddle (kayak/SUP)
- Spraytop/cagoule – optional wind protection
- Wetsuit boots
- Small free lockers
- Male and Female changing rooms
- Hot showers
- Coffee/hot chocolate machine (small charge)
- Waterproof phone pouches/glasses cords to buy
Frequently Asked Questions
- What age do I need to be to attend?
Minimum age is 8, maximum age is 13 (we can be flexible on the upper age limit if families want to stay together).
We have a manned safety boat out whenever we have customers on the water, and an extra boat and person on standby. They are fully qualified first-aiders with a VHF radio certification and at least RYA Powerboat Level 2 and Safety & Rescue qualifications.
- Do I need to stay?
No, you have two free hours to enjoy New Quay!
- Do you provide wetsuit hire?
Wetsuit hire is £5 – you must wear a swimsuit/shorts underneath.
- What should I bring?
Bring a towel and swimsuit, and wet boots/old trainers if you have them.