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Day activities

From Archery to Zip-lines, we offer a range of adventurous activities for all ages and abilities. Combine different activities to create a fun and action packed experience whatever the weather.

Porthpean day activities

If you are simply with us for the day, then we can offer you exactly the same experiences, browse the activities below and get in touch. 

Archery | Beach Day | Canoeing & Kayaking | Caving | Coasteering | Climbing | Cycling | High Ropes | Orienteering | Problem Solving | Shelter Building | Stand Up Paddle-boarding


Archery is a challenging Olympic sport with a huge history and tradition. It demands concentration combined with excellent hand-eye coordination. Modern bows and technology make the task slightly easier than that faced by our forefathers but the challenge nevertheless remains - get your arrows on target. We have a dedicated archery range and skillful coaches to get the most out of your draw.

Target Archery

Archery range

Book us for your Sports Day, Open Day or Community Day! We have a mobile archery team who can come to you with all the equipment required.

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Beach Day

This is a proper 'get wet and experience life' day. The day is split into two halves with a choice between different activities which can include: sit-on-top kayaking, rafted canoes, coastal traversing, or sailing. Have lunch on the beach before completing the afternoon activities.

Kayaks on beach

High speed power boat ride

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Kayaking and Canoeing

Cornwall is blessed with beautiful rivers and secluded beaches. Using open canoes or kayaks we offer a range of river and coastal journeys throughout the county. Discover the wildlife, enjoy the scenery and challenge yourself.

Canoe or Kayak session

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Artificial Caving

This is an experience like no other. Our bespoke artificial caving system brings alive the excitement of a journey underground in a safe and controlled environment. Negotiate narrow passageways and move through undulating tunnels. With this exhilarating, if not sometimes daunting activity we look forward to offering you an exploration of the unknown?

Artificial caving

Caving system

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Coasteering is a thrilling way to explore the Cornish coast. Starting with a speedboat ride to one of the local beaches you will then make your way back, either swimming, climbing, jumping or low level traversing. A very physical but great fun activity.

Coastal traversing

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Our large indoor climbing wall has a wide variety of challenging climbs starting with some easier routes then as confidence builds participants will have the opportunity to challenge themselves more and more as the difficulty is increased.

Climbing at Porthpean

Porthpean indoor climbing wall

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Our cycling sessions will be pitched at the ability of the individual or group. Sessions may involve learning to ride a bike for the first time or cycling off road on local cycle trails. We start with a skills assessment on an obstacle course before an on-site or off-site destination is decided upon. Enjoyment is the key here but with a very clear focus on safety and achievement for everyone.

Cycling skills assessment

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High Ropes

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, leap of faith

High ropes team challenges

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Begin to learn the art of map reading as you navigate your way around Porthpean center to collect letters that will make up an anagram that must be solved. Learn to interpret the symbols and shapes on the map and read them as you would a book.

Experiment in the safety of the grounds and practice aids to navigation such as hand railing or pacing. For those more advanced we offer an off-site course which is laid out on the nearby Black Head.

Orienteering at Porthpean Centre

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Problem solving.

This activity builds teamwork and improves communication skills as well as patience. Some of the challenges are physical whilst others challenge the mind, therefore including all of the groups abilities allowing different participants to shine.

Problem Solving

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Shelter Building

These are practical sessions looking at the design and construction of emergency or temporary shelters. For accessibility and conservation these sessions are generally based around utilising materials such as tarpaulins, poles and strings, however wooded areas can bring along a variety of new ideas. Discussion on the sessions will consider and explore other materials that could be used and found in more remote environments.

Participants will be encouraged to look at location, shape, size and proportion and will build a variety of different shelters using different materials. 

Shelter building, using anything you can find

On completion of each design the participants will then have the opportunity to evaluate their construction. If in any doubt as to which design is the best we can always introduce the 'Water Test' with the confident participants huddled under their construction.

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Experience the thrill of traveling over the water in a safe, easy, and relaxed way with the best vantage point for scanning the water and the coast for wildlife life.

Stand up paddleboarding

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