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Activities for Schools

At Piddinghoe Lake
live life beyond the classroom

Healthy, fun & safe watersports activities for school groups

We are delighted to announce that we now have a new location specifically created to cater for school trips and adventure development programs. Situated between Newhaven and Lewes, just off the A259 (Lewes Rd) from Newhaven, Piddinghoe lake is a private inland watersports location available for pre-booked group activities.

Piddinghoe lake or 'pond' as it is sometimes referred to, started life as a quarry in the late 1800's. By the mid 1950's excavation had stopped and the pit had become a lake. Not long after, it was acquired by the Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club who still own it today. Piddinghoe lake is a protected, privately owned, beauty spot in a secluded area with ample parking and numerous on-site facilities.

Activities for schools at Piddinghoe lake

Our Watersports activities for schools range from stand-up paddleboarding, open and closed kayaking, canoes and jumbo-sized SUP's.

We can tailor a bespoke combination of any available activities to suit your school's requirements including raft building, water obstacle courses and land based games, as well as team and confidence building activities. We also have a classroom which can be utilised for more formal water safety educational purposes if required.

Our on-site facilities at Piddinghoe Lake

At Piddinghoe we have secure changing rooms, showers, toilets, kitchen facilities and a tuition classroom.

There is a comfortable outdoor seating and picnic area with BBQ facilities.

We have free on-site parking available for cars, mini-buses and coaches.

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You're in safe hands with Brighton Watersports

We hold all required licences, qualifications and insurance for the provision of our services. Full documentation, including risk assessments and parental consent forms, will be made available to you as part of our standard booking procedure.

Fully Risk Assessed

All of our activities, both in and out of the water, have been thoroughly risk assessed with all documentation available to you when booking.

fully insured

We have £5 million public liability insurance. Copies of our insurance documentation will be made available as part of our booking procedure.

fully qualified

All Brighton Watersports staff are professionally trained and carry all required industry qualifications for providing watersport activities.

Fully Licensed

Brighton Watersports hold an AALA license for the provision of watersports activities to persons 17 years old and under.

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We take safety Seriously

Safety on the water is of paramount importance to Brighton Watersports, especially when we are providing activities for younger people. We ensure that all of our staff are fully qualified to instruct and supervise watersports activities to the highest standards.

Brighton Watersports hold an AALA license (Adventure Activities Licensing Authority) for the provision of watersports activities to persons 17 years old and under.

We are inspected and licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA)

The Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) is the licensing authority for outdoor activity centres for young people in Great Britain. The AALA inspect and issue licences to providers, such as Brighton Watersports, only if they meet the autority's strict safety requirements.

Fully Qualified

All Brighton Watersports staff are fully trained and carry all required qualifications for providing watersport activities.

Safe Equipment

We provide all required safety equipment and bouyancy aids. All of our equipment is regularly tested and maintained.

Fully Insured

All of our watersports activities include personal insurance.

Safety First

We provide diligent supervision from qualified instructors.

School Group Booking and Enquiries

To make a booking for your school group or to make an enquiry, please use the form below or call us on 01273 323 160 and we'll be happy to help.

Out on the Lake Gallery

Fun moments of adventure and discovery at Piddinghoe Lake with Brighton Watersports

How to get there

Piddinghoe lake is situated between Newhaven and Lewis, just off the A259 from Newhaven.