Kids Half Term Activities

Kids Half Term Activities

Looking for a different way to get your kids outside in the fresh air, learning, developing and taking on new challenges? These action packed course are the perfect solution.

Kids will :

  • Have fun
  • Trying learn new activities
  • Make new friends
  • Have an adventure
  • Be tired out by the end !

We provide :

  • Full tuition from qualified and DBS checked instructors
  • All equipment including wetsuits
  • Perfect environment of Hove Lagoon

Course objectives:

Have a fun , learn sports and progress.

Prerequisite:

Water confident. No previous experience required. Swimming recommended but non swimmer that are water confident welcome for most activities.

Where:

Hove Lagoon, BN3 4LX - Coastal Sailing from Brighton Marina BN2 5UP
 

Availability:

Courses are run at May / June half term and also in the main school holidays in July and August. See dates below or at the links above.

Booking:

Book online from the dates below or call 01273 42 48 42 option 2 or email us.
If you cannot find a date please contact us.
Booking terms and conditions apply and rebooking fees are charged for cancellations made with less than 4 weeks notice.

Book Your Session

Kids love the water and learning to sail at a young age is great fun. We run a sailing course dedicated to 6 to 8 year olds. This course is made up of shorter sessions with a focus on fun and confidence building.

This is a course designed to build basic sailing and water confidence for youngsters. On completion kids should be ready to take the RYA Junior Courses.

More info

Learn to sail age 6+

Typical Price: £

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Kids can learn to sail at Hove Lagoon from the age of 8 with the RYA Learn to Sail Stage 1 and Stage 2 courses. Kids under 8 that have completed the Taster Course with us are welcome to join this course.

Kids age 12+ may wish to consider our Youth Coastal Sailing course on the sea from Brighton Marina.

The RYA Youth Sailing Stage 1 course will introduce a basic understanding of how a boat sails.

More info

Learn to sail age 8+

Typical Price: £

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This is a very exciting chance to learn to sail on the sea. We run the Youth RYA Stage 1 & 2 sailing course on the sea in our keel boats from Brighton Marina for children age 12+. On this course children will learn rigging, tacking, gybing and sailing across the wind and up and down wind as crew and as helm.

Age 12+

More info

Learn to sail on the sea age 12+

Typical Price: £

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Wakeboarding is a bit like skateboarding but on water. The boys love it, the girls love it. It is great fun and relatively easy. Still not sure? Why not pop down to Hove Lagoon and take a look or have a look at the video further down this page.

We start wakeboarding courses from age 10 upwards. We offer private lessons for kids age 8 upwards. The Kids BWSW Bronze Award course is the perfect way to learn to wakeboard and using the BWSW Cutting Edge programme our professional BWSW instructors will soon have them up and riding the cable wakeboarding system.

Age 10+

More info

Kids Wakeboarding

Typical Price: £

The BWSW Cutting Edge Silver program is the perfect way to improve wakeboard skills to a level where kids will be able to attempt small jumps. We will work towards the BWSW Cutting Edge Silver Award which will open up a whole new world of tricks and skills. Using our cable wakeboarding system and professional BWSW instruction we can guarantee fun and rapid improvement .

More info

Kids improvers wakeboarding

Typical Price: £

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Kids can learn to sail at Hove Lagoon from the age of 8 with the RYA Learn to Sail Stage 1 and Stage 2 courses.  Kids aged 12+ may wish to consider our Youth Coastal Sailing courses on the sea from Brighton Marina.The RYA Youth Sailing Stage 2 course will improve basic skills.

More info

Sailing RYA Stage 2 on Hove Lagoon

 

Typical Price: £

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The RYA Youth Sailing Stage 3 course will enable youngsters to sail faster and more efficiently. This exciting course is run on the sea from our centre at Brighton Marina and is suitable for kids age 12+ that have completed the Stage 2 and done some sailing practice in between courses.

More info

Kids RYA Coastal Sailing Stage 3

Typical Price: £

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The RYA Youth Sailing Stage 4 course will improve youngsters sailing skills so that they will be able to crew or helm a single or double handed boat. This exciting course is run on the sea from our centre at Brighton Marina.

More info

Kids RYA Coastal Sailing Stage 4

Typical Price: £

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More Information

Please aim to arrive at the centre 20 minutes before your session starts.

We have two centres in Brighton please make sure you head to the correct one. This activity takes place at Hove Lagoon, Kingsway, Hove, East Sussex BN3 4LX.

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You may find the Journey Planning web site useful.

Cycling : We have a cycle parking area, don’t forget your lock

Car Parking : We do not have our own car park. There is parking within 150m of Hove Lagoon on Wharf Road opposite Hove Lagoon. There is metered parking on the southside of the A259 Kingsway.

There are residential streets opposite the lagoon which have small parking restrictions, please check them as you park.

Bus : Brighton and Hove Bus company : Route 1, 1A, 6

This service travels along Church Road which is about 3 minutes walk north of the seafront. Get off at the Wish Road or Brittany Court stops. This service runs from Brighton Station. If you arrive at Hove Station you need to walk directly south to Church Road where you can meet this service.

Coastliner 700 service. Stage Coach

Train : National Rail enquiries: 08457 484950 www.nationalrail.co.uk

We recommend travelling to Portslade station (1 mile from us ) or Hove station (2 miles from us) Brighton station is 3 miles from us.

Coach

National Express run many routes to Brighton. Brighton coach station is near the pier which is about 3 miles from us.

What to bring

Swimwear: To wear under the wetsuit and buoyancy aid which are provided.
Towel: We have hot showers so they will need a towel to dry off at the end of the session.
Plastic Bag: To put wet things in.
Other stuff: Sunscreen, layers in case the wind gets up, anorak or waterproof jacket.

What not to bring

Valuables: We have lockers in the changing rooms but better safe than sorry.
Wetsuit, buoyancy aid and equipment hire is included.

Independent water quality test results from 2017  testing

Total Colibacteria


Faecal Colibacteria


Faecal Enterococci



 

  • Natural algae growth occurs in the Lagoon. This algae can look unpleasant particularly when it blows to one corner of the Lagoon. It is harmless. It is NOT blue/green algae that fresh water lakes can suffer from.
  • Sometimes there is a smell. This smell is caused by the natural process of the algae.
  • Brighton and Hove City Council treat the water with an organic substance to help suppress the algae growth.
  • The water in the Lagoon is sea water rather than fresh water which prevents some common water quality issues that lakes suffer from.
  • The Lagoon is topped up with fresh seawater every few days.
  • The Lagoon is very shallow so the sun can penetrate to the bottom.
  • There is a high level of evaporation and leakage in the Lagoon.
  • The sea water that goes into the Lagoon meets all bathing test requirements.

Changing Bookings

We have different cancellation policies for each of our centres please check our full booking terms and conditions.

Activities at Hove Lagoon

Alterations to Bookings at Hove Lagoon

Customers are able to rearrange course dates up to two times with no charge when Lagoon Watersports is given :

48 hours notice for courses under £75 per person

7 days notice for courses priced between £76 – £300 per person

14 days notice for course over £301 per person

If Lagoon Watersports is given less than the required notice period this is considered to be a cancellation.

In circumstances when a customer requests more than two changes of a date, a rebooking fee of 50% of the course fee will be charged.

In circumstances where the customer is unable to choose new dates or Lagoon Watersports is unable to offer suitable alternative dates a credit will be applied to the customers account that is valid for 24 months.

Cancellation charges

Customers may cancel a course with written notification from the lead name in your group.

The following cancellation fees apply when Lagoon Watersports is given :

  • More than 4 weeks notice before course/event starts – 25% of the course price will be taken as a cancellation fee.
  • Less than 4 weeks notice before course/event starts – 100% of the course price will be taken as cancellation fee.

Course Cancellation by Lagoon Watersports

In circumstances where Lagoon Watersports cancels a course (Excluding Force Majeure), the customer may choose a new date or a full refund.

Force Majeure

In circumstances out of our control we will endeavour to rebook and hold credit for any activity in the future valid for 24 months. This includes cancellation by us due to COVID-19. No refunds will be given in these circumstances.


Activities at Brighton Marina

Rescheduling your dates

RYA Courses

Due limited availability you can only reschedule up to 14 days prior to the course start date to give us time to fill your place, within 14 days and up to 48 hours it will cost £99 to reschedule. Within 48 hours you will need to rebook at full cost of the session/Course

Zero to Dayskipper and Learn to Sail packages are allowed a maximum of 2 changes to dates without penalties, this must be at least 7 days prior to the course date otherwise a penalty fee of £75 will be incurred

Boating experiences trips, Powerboat ride, Jet Ski Safaris 

Individuals booked onto boating experiences may reschedule up to 48 hours prior to the activity, within 48 hours you will loose your booking and given a 25% discount on rebooking

Cancellation charges

You may cancel with written notification from the lead name in your group.

The following cancellation fees apply :

  • More than 4 weeks before course/event – loss of deposit or 25% of course/event fee
  • Less than 4 weeks before course/event – 100% of price of course/event

Group changes in numbers

Rescheduling your dates

RYA Courses

Due limited availability you can only reschedule up to 14 days prior to the course start date to give us time to fill your place, within 14 days and up to 48 hours it will cost £99 to reschedule. Within 48 hours you will need to rebook at full cost of the session/Course

Zero to Dayskipper and Learn to Sail packages are allowed a maximum of 2 changes to dates without penalties, this must be at least 7 days prior to the course date otherwise a penalty fee of £75 will be incurred

Boating experiences trips, Powerboat ride, Jet Ski Safaris 

Individuals booked onto boating experiences may reschedule up to 48 hours prior to the activity, within 48 hours you will loose your booking and given a 25% discount on rebooking

Cancellation charges

You may cancel with written notification from the lead name in your group.

The following cancellation fees apply :

  • More than 4 weeks before course/event – loss of deposit or 25% of course/event fee
  • Less than 4 weeks before course/event – 100% of price of course/event

Group changes in numbers

Group bookings confirm numbers 4 weeks prior to the event with the final balance. Any changes in numbers we will endeavour to accommodate, the following applies

Numbers increases up to 24 hours prior to the event will be accommodated as much as possible, priced per head

Number decreases up to 7 days prior to the event will be accommodated, but where this reduce your group size below 6 persons you will need to pay for 6 persons. Session durations might vary depending on changes to group sizes

Cancellation by Lagoon Watersports

RYA Courses

If we need to cancel due to Instructor availability, damaged equipment or engine failure or weather conditions/Sea State we will give you as much notice as possible and offer new dates to complete the course.

Boating experiences trips, Powerboat ride, Jet Ski Safaris 

If we need to cancel due to Instructor availability, damaged equipment, engine failure or weather conditions/Sea State we will do all we can to arrange another suitable date, if we cannot provide suitable availability then you will be offered a full refund

Force Majeure  – In circumstances out of our control we will endeavour to rebook and hold credit for any activity in the future with a two year expiry

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