Watersports Courses – Parent Information

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Parent Information

The aim of this page is to help parents be prepared for and know what to expect when their kids are on watersports courses run at Hove Lagoon, whether as part of a school or community groups or a kids holiday activity course.

What to bring :

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Shoes they can wear in the water – old trainers are great if they do not have wet shoes
  • Something warm to put on after the session
  • Suncream or suitable clothing for the weather conditions
  • A plastic bag to put wet items in to stop rucksacks becoming soggy!
  • If they are at the lagoon for the day either bring a packed lunch or money for the cafe unless lunch is included in the course.

What NOT to bring :

Please do not bring any valuables that are not essential as we are unable to accept responsibility for any loss.

Lost property :

We get a lot of lost property and it can be very difficult to identify items, particularly when wet.

  • Please encourage your children to take everything home at the end of their session.
  • Please name your children’s clothing
  • If you leave something behind contact us as soon as possible, ideally the same day.

Parents briefings

The kids courses which run during the school holidays start with a short parent briefing. Please take the time to attend this briefing.

For sessions arranged by schools and community groups there is no parent briefing but if you have any questions please feel free to contact us.


We frequently take photos and videos of activity sessions involving both adults and under 16’s. These may be used in our brochures, social media and other promotional material. If you do not want photos taken of your child please let us know.


Instructors are qualified in their relevant sports, have first aid training, are DBS checked and have also taken additional safe guarding and protecting children training.

 Changes to activities

We reserve the right to amend/change any planned activities if the weather conditions are not deemed suitable for the activities due to be undertaken by your child. Amendments to the programme will be made to further ensure the safety of your child and others; the revised programme will be as comprehensive as the original activities whether they are done on the land or water.

Inherent risks

We have taken all reasonable steps to provide your child with the level of care and assurances of safety appropriate to the activities they will undertake. However, you should be aware that certain inherent risks remain which are integral to the activity and which cannot be eliminated without destroying their unique character. Such risks can lead to feelings of discomfort, fear and apprehension and in some very rare cases, injury.


Your feedback is always appreciated as it will help us to further develop our staff and centre operation. Should you have any issues please let us know as soon as possible so that can we resolve the matter quickly.


 Water quality

The water quality of Hove Lagoon is tested regularly as part of the Brighton and Hove City Councils seafront beach water quality testing. Lagoon Watersports opened in 1994, since that date the water in Hove Lagoon has passed every test. The water is salt water which is regularly topped up by being pumped in from the sea.

National Governing Bodies, Associations and Inspections

Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge
The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom is the managing and overall awarding body for the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge, which recognises providers offering good quality learning outside of the classroom and managing risk effectively. As part of this process, the Council is working to reduce bureaucracy in schools, whilst maintaining safety and quality in learning.
Check our accreditation – search Lagoon Watersports

The Adventure Activities Licensing Scheme is a Government sponsored scheme, which was introduced in 1996 under the Adventure Activities Licensing Regulations. The scheme ensures that those who provide certain adventure activities to young people under the age of 18 years, will have their safety management systems inspected. Lagoon Watersports are inspected by AALA.
View our license – in name Hove Lagoon & Brighton Marina

Royal Yachting Association 
Lagoon Watersports is an OnBoard Centre. This means that it has been specially selected by the RYA as a centre that is exceptional at delivering safe, fun and professional children’s sailing and windsurfing sessions.

Lagoon Watersports is also a British Waterski and Wakeboard (BWSW) Centre and offers the  excellent Bronze, Silver and Gold training scheme with BWSW qualified instructors.

Lagoon Watersports is a British Standup Paddleboarding Association (BSUPA) Centre and offers the BSUPA training with BSUPA qualified staff.


If you have any questions about any of the activities, the program for the day that your child is here or have any other questions please feel free to get in touch and we will be happy to help.

Please call 01273 42 48 42 option 2 or email us.

Booking terms and conditions

All bookings are subject to our booking terms and conditions.

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