Summer Holiday Programme

“Friends, sun, sand, and sea, that sounds like a summer to me.”

Welcome to our summer programme 2019! We've tried more than ever to create something for everyone this year. With our new Sea Squirts session for kids ages 5-6 we hope to have tons of fun and build a bit of water confidence with the younger ones. Our SUP Teens sessions for ages 14-17 are all about getting teens at that tricky age into the sunshine, trying something new and meeting people the same age. We're also leading some trips in Durham, Bolam Lake and the River Wansbeck, bringing CBK to some fab new stretches of water. Don't forget all your old favourites are back too, including great value family hires, private lessons and our popular kids camps and clubs. All the highlights are below, we hope to see you out there.

Whatever you get up to, from all of us at CBK, have a lush summer!

Kids Camps & Clubs

Day Camp | £65 pp

A jam-packed day of adventure in Cullercoats. Featuring kayak and SUP tuition, giant SUP games, extreme rockpooling, pier jumping and more. Ideal for kids who love the water. Each day starts at 9:00 and ends at 16:00.

  • Ages 7-11: Mon 22 July and Mon 12 Aug
  • Ages 11-15: Mon 29 July and Mon 19 Aug
Explore Kayak & Paddleboard | £145 pp

Our multi-day camp for kids and teens who want to boost their skills, environmental knowledge and water confidence in both kayak and SUP. We will work towards the British Canoeing Explore award throughout the week.

  • 9am-12pm every day from Mon 5 to Fri 9 August
Splashdown Cragside | £24.50 pp

Half day aqua fun session at the heart of Cragside, Northumberland. Kids are guaranteed to get wet! We’ll be learning a few skills, playing on the kayaks and exploring the woodland trails around the lake.

  • Friday mornings, between 26 July and 30 August
Young Explorers Cragside

This full day camp is for kids and teens who love the great outdoors. We’ll spend the day canoeing, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding on the lake, as well as bushcraft, team games and hiking around Cragside’s tracks and trails.

  • Thursday 15 August

Book Camps & Clubs Online

Family Fun, Tours & Kids Lessons

Introduction Lessons | From £24.50

Our signature lessons are great for first-timers who want to master the basics and explore the coast. We have family friendly sessions and kids only sessions available. 

  • Family Kayak Lessons: Fridays, 13.30-15.30
  • Family SUP Lessons: Fridays, 15.30-17.30
  • Kids Only (Kayak & SUP): Thursdays, 12.30-14.30

Book Kayak Lessons  Book SUP Lessons  Book Kids Lessons

Sea Squirts | £15 per child

The new splash session for kids aged 5 and 6. Fun-filled session on our giant paddleboard, featuring water games and water confidence skills. 1:1 adult/child supervision required, either in the water or on the beach. Wetsuit hire for accompanying adults is £5.

  • Thursdays, 9.30-10.30

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SUP Teens | £24.50 pp

Explore the coast, improve personal skills and meet other stand up paddle boarders with this teens-only coaching session. For all levels of ability.

  • Wednesdays, 13.30-15.30

Book SUP Teens

Private Family Lessons | Family of four £119.50

Bespoke lessons just for you and your family. Our private lessons take place at the the right pace for your group and include all of the equipment, wetsuits and professional instruction you’ll need. We can start with the basics, or if you’ve done it before maybe a quick refresh and more time for exploring the coast.

Out and About

Bolam Lake

Enjoy a relaxed paddle on sheltered water and explore the woodland that fringes the lake. Just a 10-minute drive from Ponteland. Canoes and kayaks available.

  • Wednesday 24th July & Wednesday 21st August

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River Wansbeck

Ideal for your first experience of paddling on a river, the Wansbeck offers a gentle flow and quiet, country park surroundings. Canoes, kayaks and stand up paddleboards available.

  • Wednesday 7th August

Book Canoe & Kayak  Book SUP

Durham City

Explore the River Wear and enjoy the stunning views of this historic city and densely wooded valley through which the river flows. Canoes, kayaks and stand up paddleboards available.

  • Wednesday 31st July & Wednesday 28th August

Book Canoe & Kayak  Book SUP


Souter Lighthouse & The Leas | Adults £35, Age 12-17s £25

Coves, caves, cliffs and surf await, as we traverse this dramatic coastline at sea level. Coasteering is a land and sea adventure, where getting wet is guaranteed. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Friday 26 July, Sunday 18 August, Wednesday 28 August

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Extreme Rockpooling | £25 per child

Rockpooling not as you know it! We’ll don our wetsuits and get out exploring the rocks, coves and pools from the waterside. Available at Souter Lighthouse and Cullercoats.

  • Souter: Tuesdays, various times
  • Cullercoats: Wednesdays, 10.30-12.30

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Equipment Hire

Explore the coast or Cragside independently this summer. We offer premium equipment from Red Paddle Co, Tootega, Silverbirch and JP Australia.

  • Cullercoats, 9am-7pm daily
  • Cragside, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 10.00-16.00

To book hire equipment in Cullercoats visit the homepage and choose your craft. To book hires at Cragside jump to our Cragside pages.

Download a PDF of the programme

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Visit us: 1A Norma Crescent, Cullercoats, NE26 2PD

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