October Half Term at The Watersports Academy, Sandbanks

Fun water sports activities available for beginners to experts alike. A fantastic way to get your kids, and teens, outside in the fresh air, learning, developing, taking on new challenges and having an awesome time!

We have so much choice this October half term, perfect for kids that just want to dip their toes in the water for half a day, or want to go for it on a 2 day or full week course.

The Watersports Academy is Poole Harbour’s premier centre and one of the largest activity centres on the South Coast. Offering the widest selection of water based activities, top-of-the-range equipment and qualified RYA and BKSA instructors plus excellent on-site facilities including training room, changing rooms, lockers, shop and café. 


Multi-activity clubs for all abilities including windsurfing, kayaking, sailing and stand-up paddle boarding. (8-16yrs)

23rd to 27th October
Monday to Friday | 9:30am-12:30pm
1/2 day: £25 per child


Saturdays windsurfing and Sundays it’s multi-activities with windsurfing, kayaking, sailing and paddle boarding. (8-16yrs).

Windsurfing Saturday’s 21st & 28th October | 9:30am-11:30am
Multi-Activity Sunday’s 22nd & 29th October | 9:30am-11am
Members: £10 per child | Non-members: £20 per child


This is a great start to windsurfing – you will learn all the basics plus have so much fun too! The course includes tacking, gybing, sailing around a triangular course, understanding the wind, return to start and kit knowledge. (8-16yrs).

25th & 26th October
Wednesday & Thursday | 9:30am-4pm
£110pp | 2 days



Fun sailing courses for beginners and intermediate sailors. From giving a basic understanding of how to sail a small boat  to racing and planning a day out sailing. (8-16yrs).

Beginners | Monday & Tuesday | 23rd & 24th October
Improvers | Wednesday & Thursday | 25th & 26th October
9:30am-4pm | 2 days | £110pp
4 days + 1 multi-activity day = 5 days | £235pp


1 or 2 day kite surfing course, designed for teens, taught by fun qualified instructors. The course is a combination of safety procedures, kite launching and landing, water body dragging and once these are perfected up on the board kite surfing. (12-16yrs).

23rd & 24th October
Monday & Tuesday | 10am-2pm
1 day £60pp | 2 days £100pp


Join us for an exciting RYA introduction to power boating course, learning how to drive a boat and carefully control it into various manoeuvres. It’s a great course, that will give you excellent skills to assist on board a boat. (Level 1: 8-12yrs, Level 1 & 2: (12-16yrs)

25th & 26th October
Wednesday & Thursday | 9:30am-4pm
1 day: Level 1 £80pp  |  2 days: Level 1 & 2 £150pp

Located onsite at the Sandbanks Hotel and on the edge of Poole Harbour, The Watersports Academy offers thrill seekers, pleasure seekers and family fun seekers a host of exciting water-based activities – all just a stone’s throw from our peninsula hotels.

BOOKINGS ON 01202 708283


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