Learn to SUP!

Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is one of the worlds fastest growing sports.  It's fun, offers a great work out incorporating balance, strength and flexibility, and is a unique way to explore our natural surroundings.  

Milton Country Park is an accredited school with the British Stand Up Paddle Association (BSUPA) and offers plenty of opportunities for you to experience SUP, whether you're a complete beginner, have tried it before and want to progress, or you're an experienced paddle boarder looking for some time on the water.  

Learning to SUP is easy and our qualified instructors will have you on a board and paddling in no time!  

Please note there is a minimum required height of 1.3m 

Find out more about our Ready to Ride and Born to Ride Courses, Quick Start sessions, parties, corporate days, open sessions and more below.  
You can even book and pay for your lessons online, simply choose from the following options... 

*2019 session dates have now been added! Please be aware that although we are confident water temperatures will be within our safe range by the start dates early sessions cannot be guaranteed. If temperatures do fall too low we will advise you before the session and offer an alternative date.

SUP Quick Start Session
16.50

Our one hour Quick Start Sessions offer you the chance to learn the basics of paddle boarding, including safety, equipment and basic strokes.  Lessons are fun and friendly and designed for all abilities, whether you have no experience or just want a refresher session on the water.

Saturday mornings
45 min session

Alternate Saturdays, 10am & 11.30am
No age limit. Min height: 1.3m
Please select your chosen date and time and complete the form for our register.
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Ready to Ride / Born to Ride
55.00

This BSUPA accredited course teaches you everything you need to know to paddle independently including:

  • Launch and recovery

  • Setting up your paddleboard and leash

  • Safe fall and return to shore

  • A good, basic paddle stroke

  • Different turn techniques

  • Competance and confidence on the water

  • Understanding the effects of the weather

Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded a BSUPA accredited pass.
This will allow you to hire a board and paddle independently at Milton Country Park's club and social sessions and at any other accredited centre in the UK. 

Adult Level 1 BSUPA Ready to Ride.
Alternate Saturdays, 10am-12.30pm.

Children Level 1 BSUPA Born to Ride.
Alternate Saturdays 10am-12.30pm.
As a guide we recommend 10-16 years and minimum height 1.3m. 

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Open Paddle Sessions 

OPen paddle sessions give those of you who have earned your BSUPA Ready to Ride or Born to Ride pass an opportunity to come and enjoy time on the lake.
This is an unstructured session to give you a chance to freestyle!


Saturdays 9am-10am
*Note you need to arrive by 8.50am as the board container is locked promptly at 9am.

Thursday Drop-ins 6.30pm-7.30pm
Occasional sessions. Please sign up to our newsletter for up to date information on when sessions are taking place. 

£10 inc. board hire or £5 with own board.
Under 16s £5 or £2.50 with own board - Must have a Born to Ride pass and be accompanied on the water by an adult.
Payment on arrival.

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SUP Yoga

Julie Davies is a trained yoga teacher and BSUPA instructor who will introduce you to basic SUP paddle skills, continuing to a session of basic yoga postures and culminating in a flow sequence to build confidence and strength. All in the beautiful surroundings of Milton Country Park.

Expect to get a bit wet and have a lot of fun, leaving with a feeling of a well-worked body and a calm, focussed mind.

Sundays 11am-12pm
Arrive 15 mins early on the bank
No experience necessary.

£10 inc. board hire.
Meet at the pontoon (path left of café)

SUP Yoga
10.00

Suitable for adults only.

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Group and Party Bookings

Paddle boarding is a perfect activity to enjoy as a group, whether for a Hen or Stag do, a birthday party, school group, Brownies, Scouts, corporate team building or simply with family and friends.

Why not book a session on the water then hire the Dell, our private party space, and dry off by the campfire!  

Standard Paddle Board Party
6 persons plus one instructor: £120/hour
12 persons plus two instructors: £220/hour
*subject to availability and water temp (generally April-Sept)
No age limit. Min height: 1.3m

The Dell
Self-led (space only) £25/hour
Campfire logs £6

Canoes are also available.
Other arrangements by negotiation.

For party and group bookings please complete the form below.  Someone will get back to you as soon possible.

 

 


 

 

Ready to Ride or Born to Ride Gift Voucher
55.00

This voucher entitles you to one place on a Ready to Ride or Born to Ride course at Milton Country Park. 

This is an e-voucher. You will receive an email and code, not a printed voucher. You can choose whether to send this to yourself or your recipient.

This email includes a PDF which you can print yourself if you would like to gift a printed voucher.
This is not an automated service so can take up to 72 hours to be emailed to you.

When ready to book a place simply go online after the new seasons dates are published (before March 30th), select your chosen date and add your voucher code when checking out.

Quick Start Gift Voucher
16.50

This voucher entitles you to one place on a Quick Start course at Milton Country Park. 

This is an e-voucher. You will receive an email and code, not a printed voucher. You can choose whether to send this to yourself or your recipient.

This email includes a PDF which you can print yourself if you would like to gift a printed voucher.
This is not an automated service so can take up to 72 hours to be emailed to you.

When ready to book a place simply go online after the new seasons dates are published (before March 30th), select your chosen date and add your voucher code when checking out.

More Information

  • Please arrive ten minutes before your session time.

  • Sessions are located at the pontoon on Todd's Pit. Follow the path to the left of the Visitor Centre, just a short walk from the car park.

  • Wear clothing suitable for the weather. Light, quick dry items which are not too baggy are best, for example clothing you might wear to a gym or for running.

  • Shoes are not necessary, but if you wish to wear them neoprene are recommended.

  • SUP is a water sport and you are likely to get wet! Bring a towel and a change of appropriate dry clothes.

  • Please note there are no changing facilities at the park. Changing is in a gated area on the bank. We also have toilets located in the car park and the Visitor Centre.

Paddleboarding at Milton Country Park was developed with the support of South Cambridgeshire District Council.

 
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