2 Hours
From £29
Fun on Stand Up Paddleboards

Come and try the fastest-growing watersport in the UK. Our open water events give you the opportunity to learn to stand up paddleboard in a safe and fun environment.

River Fest Fun sessions:

Come and try the fastest growing watersport in the UK at the watersports Arena on Bedford Embankment. Our open water event gives you the opportunity to learn Stand Up Paddleboarding in a safe and fun environment. Just £5 for 20 mins on the water. Under 18's must be supervised

23/07/22 - 24/07/22

Times Through the day, we will periodically let people on and off the river with an instructor to supervise.


Kempston Sessions

Sunday 19th June 2022 (10AM), Tuesday 12th July 2022 (6.30PM), Sunday 7th August (10AM) and Sunday 18th September (2PM) 2022
Suitable for ages 8+ Anyone under the age of 18 needs to be accompanied by an adult 21 years and over.
Sunday 19th June and 7th August : Start Time:  10AM for (2-hour session) Tuesday 12th July : Start Time:  6.30PM (2-hour session) Sunday 18th September: Start Time: 2PM (2-hour session)
  • Stand Up Paddleboard
  • SUP Paddle
  • Buoyancy Aid
  • Dry Bag (if needed)
  • Instructor
What you will need to bring

Bring comfortable clothing such as gym wear, shorts, a t-shirt or wetsuit, along with a pair of water shoes, or old trainers. Bring a towel and a change of clothes. No special equipment or clothing is required.

Session Details

Qualified and experienced coaches will ensure you get the most from your 2-hour session. This may include playing paddleboard Jenga, jousting, race, or learning to jump 360! We spent 90 mins coaching and then give you time to practice your new skills for 30 mins free range

Our open water SUP sessions take place on the quiet backwaters of the River Great Ouse at Kempston Outdoor Centre. They are suitable for beginners to more experienced paddlers. It includes SUP, Buoyancy Aid, Paddle, and Dry Bag. Please bring towels and a change of clothes. This massively popular taster paddleboard session is popular with beginners looking for a fun and affordable SUP experience. If you need a bespoke session such as a large group then please contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the minimum age requirement?
A: The minimum age is 8 years old. Anyone under 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult who is also booked in.

Q: Will, I get wet?
A: Sessions are tailored to participants' abilities and requirements. You can take it at your own pace however, everyone should bring spare clothes and a towel.

Q: Do I need a wetsuit?
A: There is no need to wear one. However, if you have one, feel free to wear it. We do have some available if you do want to borrow one


We had a taster session paddle boarding on Monday and whilst we were both nervous to start with, the team put us at ease straight away. We were on the water within 10 mins and from kneeling to standing in another 5! We had the best time and would highly recommend. Thank you!

-- Sian