The SUPKids program is designed to teach kids SUP, water safety & environmental education.

We know what it’s like to fall in love with being in the ocean. And we know that, with a passion for SUP comes a responsibility to take care of our environment. Our vision is to create experiences for our SUPKids that will enhance their appreciation, respect & understanding for sustainable living.

Our program is run in an inclusive, non-competitive environment with a real focus on building self-esteem. We use games, drills & SUP activities to ensure that our SUPKids walk away with vital water safety skills that will stay with them for life. We’ve taken environmental education out of the classroom, to the great outdoors, where we think it belongs.

We believe that when kids fall in love with an outdoor sport, they fall in love with the outdoors. And kids who love their planet become ambassadors for taking care of it.

What is SUPKids?

SUPKids was first conceived as a program back in 2014, when we teamed up with the Royal Flying Doctor Service to educate an indigenous community just north of Cairns, Australia about water safety and the environment.

Designed to introduce children to SUP, water safety and the concept of looking after the planet, the program creates a series of experiences which breaks down sustainable living in an approachable way which can enhance kids’ appreciation, respect and understanding of environmental matters. 

SUPKids courses are only currently available at handful of locations across the UK.

Who can take part in a SUPKids course?

The SUPKids program is suitable from kids aged between 5 - 12 years, and no previous SUP experience is required to take part.



  • Professional and high standard event organisation, instruction and kit

  • Qualified Paddleboarding Coach and International Mountain Leader

  • Paddleboarding in a stunning location

  • Qualified and well experienced paddleboarding instructors with a real passion for inspiring kids

  • Choose from a SUPKids 5 week programme, or day programme or half day programme


  • Full stand up paddling equipment, paddle board, paddle and leash

  • High quality rash vest, wetsuit and jacket and buoyancy aid for non swimmers

  • Changing robe (like a beach towel but better to help make getting changed easier)

  • Tour from a highly qualified stand up paddleboarding and adventure guides

  • Group first aid kit with qualified first aiders

  • Unfettered local knowledge

  • Photographs taken during the activity


  • Water bottle (1 Litre) and packed lunch

  • Personal medication(s)

  • Change of warm clothes and footwear (before and after paddleboarding)

  • Water proof sun cream – would you believe even on a cloudy day you can get burnt from the glare of water

  • Spare set of underwear

  • Swimming costume to wear below wetsuit

  • Fleece or jumper (to wear on the water)

  • Old trainers (they don't mind getting wet) or appropriate water sport shoes

Llyn Padarn is a perfect place for SUP Kids as it is sheltered. It is all about your safety and having a good time.

Venue address is Llyn Padarn, Y Glyn, Llanberis, LL55 4EL. There is parking and public toilets nearby.


We have put together an extensive list of FAQs to help you with booking onto a SUP activity with us, so please do take a look here. If you wish to discuss any aspect of the activity, or you wish please phone Sian & The Psyched Paddleboarding Team on 01248 548 144 or send us a message we will be more than happy to help.