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Weekend and Holiday Activity Days

Adventure activities at PorthpeanWe like to include everyone in our adventures at Porthpean Activity Centre. If you are on your own, a family or simply a small group of friends and would like to participate and have some fun alongside other venture seekers then our Porthpean Centre near St Austell is the place to visit.

Whether you prefer the excitement of Climbing and High Ropes, or the experience of being closer to the sea, we have the holiday activity for you. Our activity Centre is located a short walk from Porthpean beach so the choice is yours.

Activities for individuals and small parties


Archery

Fancy a session of the ancient art of archery? We have a dedicated Archery range and skillful coaches to get the most out of your draw. Always available at our Porthpean Activity Centre during weekends and holidays, and even available to come to your sports day, open day, community event or birthday party?

Range Archery at Porthpean Activity Centre

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Indoor Climbing

Our large indoor climbing wall has a wide variety of challenging climbs waiting for you. Starting with some easy routes, then as confidence builds you will have the opportunity to challenge yourself more and more as the difficulty is increased.

Picture of climbing wall at Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre

We can now offer Young Person's Climbing Courses at the centre.  For under 18's the indoor course starts with the National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme, NICAS, which is a nationally recognised award scheme to develop and accredit the skills of young indoor climbers.

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High Ropes Adventure

Our High ropes adventure course is perfect for individuals and groups who wish to challenge themselves or develop team working skills. It plays host to a number of challenges, including; Leap of faith, Zip wire, a Wobbly walkway plus many more we can get the adrenaline pumping for you as a full or half day.

High Ropes at Porthpean Activity Centre

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Kayaking and Canoeing

Cornwall is blessed with beautiful rivers and pristine coasts. Using open canoes or kayaks we offer a range of river and coastal journeys throughout the county for mixed groups of friends and families.

You will often find us out and about in the creeks and estuaries of the River Fowey, River Fal, River Tamar and at Porthpean beach preparing for an adventure along the coastline. If you would like to  have a go at paddling this summer, contact us for a day and time.

Kayaking and Canoeing at Porthpean beach

For an extended experience we also provide two-day overnight camp expeditions with a real bushcraft feel. If you are interested in the over night we can include an element of bushcraft and show you some traditional canoe camping techniques. For more information on our Canoe/Bushcraft Expeditions.

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Coasteering

Coasteering is a thrilling way to explore the Cornish coast. It provides great exercise and a fun day for everyone. 

Never heard of Coasteering?
It's an extreme sport that combines swimming, climbing and jumping. The good news is that we have various routes  to follow according to your needs. We want to be sure that your day starts fun and ends the same way.

Jump in to Coasteering at Porthpean Activity Centre

Coasteering is a half-day activity starts with a boat ride to one of the local inaccessible beaches. Guided by one of our British Rock and Water Association (BRAWA) qualified coasteering instructors From there you will then make your way back to the beach by either swimming, climbing, jumping or low level traversing. It is very physical and great fun. Of course you will be guided by our  to make sure that everything goes to plan.

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Multi-Activity Days

Jacobs Ladder - High Ropes - Porthpean Adventure CentreIf you don't know which activity you should choose, try one of our multi-activity days. You can combine all the wet & wild activities together for a grand splash around. You can keep dry all day with some high ropes action and indoor climbing or archery. Better still you can combine both wet and dry activities for a real dynamic and adventurous day. 

Our multi-activity days allow you to combine from a list of activities, such as:

  • Climbing
  • Archery
  • High ropes
  • Kayaking & Canoeing
  • Coasteering

Read our multi-activity day flyer for more information about activities at Porthpean Outdoor Adventure Centre.


Looking to get really wet?

Wet and Wild day at Porthpean Activity Centre

Try our wet and wild day. If you don't like getting wet then this really isn't for you. Wet and Wild is a mix of Kayaking, Canoeing, Snorkeling and all the wettest bits of Coasteering. An action packed day for everyone to enjoy.


What should you bring?

You need to bring a packed lunch and suitable clothes for all weathers. We will provide the equipment, you provide the smile.

Booking and further Information

  • Price: £35 per person
  • Duration: 9.30am to 4.00pm
  • Dates: Weekends and school holidays
  • Age Restrictions: 6+ years - under 18 can be left with parental consent form

To book one of our activity days, multi-activity days or for further information about our weekend and holiday activity days at the Porthpean Activity Centre contact 01726 72901 or email porthpean@cornwall.gov.uk

Gift Vouchers are available for under 18's to purchase for a day's activity. Call 01872 326360 for more information. 

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Gift Vouchers are available for under 18's to purchase for a day's activity.  Contact 01872 326360 for more information.

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