Holiday Activities

Are you looking for a fun alternative to your usual school holiday activities? ESSA offers a variety of opportunities during the holidays from courses, specific activity days, and camps that combine a selection of taster sessions that vary each day.

Our camps run from 10am until 4pm. All the activities are run by our qualified and enthusiastic team who are DBS checked. No previous experience or expensive equipment is required. Use of buoyancy aids, helmets and, where necessary, wetsuits, is included in the price. Each session is supported by our comprehensive and qualified safety support crew. Full details of the activities that are included in each day can be seen in the list below.

Our casual sailing days allow sailors who have achieved their RYA Stage 2 or RYA Level 1 to use our equipment and sail independently under the watchful eye of our safety support crew. Sailors can gain confidence in their ability, and the necessary practice and experience, to progress to the next level.

If you would like a little more than wind or paddle power, we are now offering 1 hour powerboat taster sessions. Attendees must be at least 12 years old. Groups of 3 participants will have the opportunity to drive a powerboat themselves and also experience being driven by one of our experienced instructors.

We also offer a variety of RYA sailing and windsurfing courses plus the British Canoeing Paddlesports courses. For more information on any course syllabus, please refer to the individual activity page where you can find details of requirements and progression.

For more information, please complete a booking enquiry or contact our bookings office.

Holiday Events

  • 26 July 2021 - 27 July 2021
    9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Details Price Qty
RYA Youth Stage 4 Sailing Courseshow details + £135.00 (GBP)  

  • 26 July 2021 - 27 July 2021
    9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Details Price Qty
Youth Stage 1 Sailing Courseshow details + £135.00 (GBP)  

  • Monday
    26 July 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    27 July 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    28 July 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday
    29 July 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday
    30 July 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Monday Camp (Raft, katakanu and wobble board)show details + £30.00 (GBP)  
Tuesday Camp (Windsurf, kayak and mega SUP)show details + £30.00 (GBP)  
Wednesday Camp (Sail, canoe and catapult)show details + £30.00 (GBP)  
Thursday Camp ( Raft, slackline, katakanu and mega SUP)show details + £30.00 (GBP)  
Friday Camp (Sail, catapult and wobble board)show details + £30.00 (GBP)  

  • 28 July 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • 31 July 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • 1 August 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Wednesday 28/7 Youth Casual Sailing Dayshow details + £25.00 (GBP)  
Wednesday 28/7 Adult Casual Sailing Dayshow details + £30.00 (GBP)  
Saturday 31/7 Youth Casual Sailing Dayshow details + £25.00 (GBP)  
Saturday 31/7 Adult Casual Sailing Dayshow details + £30.00 (GBP)  
Sunday 1/8 Youth Casual Sailing Dayshow details + £25.00 (GBP)  
Sunday 1/8 Adult Casual Sailing Dayshow details + £30.00 (GBP)  

  • 29 July 2021 - 30 July 2021
    9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Details Price Qty
Youth RYA Seamanship Skills Courseshow details + £135.00 (GBP)  
Adult RYA Seamanship Skills Courseshow details + £150.00 (GBP)  

  • 30 July 2021
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Details Price Qty
British Canoeing Start Paddling Award (in kayaks)show details + £40.00 (GBP)  

  • 30 July 2021
    1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Details Price Qty
British Canoeing Start Paddling Award (in canoes)show details + £40.00 (GBP)  

  • 31 July 2021
    9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Details Price Qty
FSRT Courseshow details + £85.00 (GBP)  

  • 31 July 2021 - 1 August 2021
    9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Details Price Qty
RYA Adult Level 3 Sailing Courseshow details + £170.00 (GBP)  

  • Morning Session
    31 July 2021
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Afternoon Session
    31 July 2021
    1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Morning Canoeing Session (2 people required per canoe)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Afternoon Canoeing Session (2 people required per canoe)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Morning Wobble Board Sessionshow details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Afternoon Wobble Board Sessionshow details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Morning Windsurfing Sessionshow details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Afternoon Windsurfing Sessionshow details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Morning Katakanu Session (4 to 6 people per boat)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Afternoon Katakanu Session (4 to 6 people per boat)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Morning Mega SUP Session (Maximum 8 per board)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Afternoon Mega SUP Session (Maximum 8 per board)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  

  • Morning Session
    1 August 2021
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Afternoon Session
    1 August 2021
    1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Morning Canoeing Session (2 people required per canoe)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Afternoon Canoeing Session (2 people required per canoe)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Morning Wobble Board Sessionshow details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Afternoon Wobble Board Sessionshow details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Morning Windsurfing Sessionshow details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Afternoon Windsurfing Sessionshow details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Morning Katakanu Session (4 to 6 people per boat)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Afternoon Katakanu Session (4 to 6 people per boat)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Morning Mega SUP Session (Maximum 8 per board)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Afternoon Mega SUP Session (Maximum 8 per board)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  

  • 2 August 2021 - 3 August 2021
    9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Details Price Qty
Youth Stage 1 Sailing Courseshow details + £135.00 (GBP)  

  • 2 August 2021 - 3 August 2021
    9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Details Price Qty
RYA Youth Stage 2 Sailing Courseshow details + £135.00 (GBP)  

  • Monday
    2 August 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    3 August 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    4 August 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday
    5 August 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday
    6 August 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Monday Camp (Windsurf, kayak and mega SUP)show details + £30.00 (GBP)  
Tuesday Camp (Raft, wobble board and windsurf))show details + £30.00 (GBP)  
Wednesday Camp (Sail, katakanu and catapult)show details + £30.00 (GBP)  
Thursday Camp ( Katakanu, catapult, raft and wobble board)show details + £30.00 (GBP)  
Friday Camp (Canoe, mega SUP, kayak and slackline)show details + £30.00 (GBP)  

  • 4 August 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • 7 August 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • 8 August 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Wednesday 4/8 Youth Casual Sailing Dayshow details + £25.00 (GBP)  
Wednesday 4/8 Adult Casual Sailing Dayshow details + £30.00 (GBP)  
Saturday 7/8 Youth Casual Sailing Dayshow details + £25.00 (GBP)  
Saturday 7/8 Adult Casual Sailing Dayshow details + £30.00 (GBP)  
Sunday 8/8 Youth Casual Sailing Dayshow details + £25.00 (GBP)  
Sunday 8/8 Adult Casual Sailing Dayshow details + £30.00 (GBP)  

  • 5 August 2021 - 6 August 2021
    9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Details Price Qty
RYA Assistant Instructor Courseshow details + £110.00 (GBP)  

  • 5 August 2021 - 6 August 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Youth RYA Stage 1 Windsurfing Courseshow details + £135.00 (GBP)  

  • Morning Session
    7 August 2021
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Afternoon Session
    7 August 2021
    1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Morning Canoeing Session (2 people required per canoe)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Afternoon Canoeing Session (2 people required per canoe)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Morning Wobble Board Sessionshow details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Afternoon Wobble Board Sessionshow details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Morning Windsurfing Sessionshow details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Afternoon Windsurfing Sessionshow details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Morning Katakanu Session (4 to 6 people per boat)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Afternoon Katakanu Session (4 to 6 people per boat)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Morning Mega SUP Session (Maximum 8 per board)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Afternoon Mega SUP Session (Maximum 8 per board)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  

  • Morning Session
    8 August 2021
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Afternoon Session
    8 August 2021
    1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Morning Canoeing Session (2 people required per canoe)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Afternoon Canoeing Session (2 people required per canoe)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Morning Wobble Board Sessionshow details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Afternoon Wobble Board Sessionshow details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Morning Windsurfing Sessionshow details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Afternoon Windsurfing Sessionshow details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Morning Katakanu Session (4 to 6 people per boat)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Afternoon Katakanu Session (4 to 6 people per boat)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Morning Mega SUP Session (Maximum 8 per board)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Afternoon Mega SUP Session (Maximum 8 per board)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  

  • 9 August 2021 - 10 August 2021
    9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Details Price Qty
RYA Youth Stage 2 Sailing Courseshow details + £135.00 (GBP)  

  • 9 August 2021 - 10 August 2021
    9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Details Price Qty
Youth RYA Sailing Stage 3 Courseshow details + £135.00 (GBP)  

  • Monday
    9 August 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    10 August 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    11 August 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday
    12 August 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday
    13 August 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Monday Camp (Katakanu, slackline, canoe and wobble board)show details + £30.00 (GBP)  
Tuesday Camp (Windsurf, kayak and mega SUP)show details + £30.00 (GBP)  
Wednesday Camp (Sail, katakanu and catapult)show details + £30.00 (GBP)  
Thursday Camp ( Sail, kayak and wobble board)show details + £30.00 (GBP)  
Friday Camp (Raft, wobbleboard and windsurf)show details + £30.00 (GBP)   Sold Out

  • 11 August 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • 14 August 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • 15 August 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Wednesday 11/8 Youth Casual Sailing Dayshow details + £25.00 (GBP)  
Wednesday 11/8 Adult Casual Sailing Dayshow details + £30.00 (GBP)  
Saturday 14/8 Youth Casual Sailing Dayshow details + £25.00 (GBP)  
Saturday 14/8 Adult Casual Sailing Dayshow details + £30.00 (GBP)  
Sunday 15/8 Youth Casual Sailing Dayshow details + £25.00 (GBP)  
Sunday 15/8 Adult Casual Sailing Dayshow details + £30.00 (GBP)  

  • 13 August 2021
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Details Price Qty
British Canoeing Start Paddling Award (in canoes)show details + £40.00 (GBP)  

  • 13 August 2021
    1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Details Price Qty
British Canoeing Start Paddling Award (in kayaks)show details + £40.00 (GBP)  

  • Morning Session
    14 August 2021
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Afternoon Session
    14 August 2021
    1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Morning Canoeing Session (2 people required per canoe)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Afternoon Canoeing Session (2 people required per canoe)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Morning Wobble Board Sessionshow details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Afternoon Wobble Board Sessionshow details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Morning Windsurfing Sessionshow details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Afternoon Windsurfing Sessionshow details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Morning Katakanu Session (4 to 6 people per boat)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Afternoon Katakanu Session (4 to 6 people per boat)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Morning Mega SUP Session (Maximum 8 per board)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Afternoon Mega SUP Session (Maximum 8 per board)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  

  • Morning Session
    15 August 2021
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Afternoon Session
    15 August 2021
    1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Morning Canoeing Session (2 people required per canoe)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Afternoon Canoeing Session (2 people required per canoe)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Morning Wobble Board Sessionshow details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Afternoon Wobble Board Sessionshow details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Morning Windsurfing Sessionshow details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Afternoon Windsurfing Sessionshow details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Morning Katakanu Session (4 to 6 people per boat)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Afternoon Katakanu Session (4 to 6 people per boat)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Morning Mega SUP Session (Maximum 8 per board)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Afternoon Mega SUP Session (Maximum 8 per board)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  

  • 16 August 2021 - 17 August 2021
    9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Details Price Qty
RYA Youth Stage 4 Sailing Courseshow details + £135.00 (GBP)  

  • 16 August 2021 - 17 August 2021
    9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Details Price Qty
Youth RYA Sailing Stage 3 Courseshow details + £135.00 (GBP)  

  • Monday
    16 August 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    17 August 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    18 August 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday
    19 August 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday
    20 August 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Monday Camp (Canoe, raft and mega SUP)show details + £30.00 (GBP)  
Tuesday Camp (Canoe, catapult, katakanu and kayak)show details + £30.00 (GBP)  
Wednesday Camp (Windsurf, canoe and mega SUP)show details + £30.00 (GBP)