Schools and groups activity overview

Taster sessions

Choose from dinghy sailing, windsurfing, raft building, kayaking or SUP at Buzz Active Eastbourne.

Stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, XL paddle boarding, raft building , orienteering and shelter building at Buzz Active Cuckmere

Or Climbing, Archery, Air rifles, crate stacking, bush craft and fire lighting, team games and camping residentials at Bushy Wood Activity centre.

One-off sessions from 1.5 to 4 hours to ‘have a go’.

This is a good introduction to our range of sports and activities. Taster sessions can be run at any of our sites in the corresponding available activities.

1.5 hours 2 hours 2.5 hours 3 hours 4 hours  full activity day
one activity only one activity only up to 2 activities up to 2 activities  up to 3 activities see below


All our activities fulfil the criteria set by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority for Key Stages 2, 3 and 4.

1 x accompanying teachers go free for all activities booked for 6-12 and 2 free teachers for bookings of more than 12 persons.

Curriculum-linked courses and after-school sport clubs

We run courses aimed at fulfilling the GCSE curriculum requirements for paddlesports, and also offer after-school water sports, or land based clubs for students and staff.

Eastbourne – Sailing or windsurfing.

Cuckmere – Kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding, raft building

Bushy Wood – Climbing, archery, team building, orienteering, bushcraft.

Why not use all three, you can choose two sports from each location and combine all three sites’ activity offers. Sail and windsurf at Eastbourne; kayak and SUP at the Cuckmere; climbing and archery at Bushy Wood.

3 sessions (6 hours)

6 sessions (12 hours)

8 sessions (16 hours)

10 sessions (20 hours)

12 sessions (24 hours)

Adventure days @ Buzz Active Cuckmere

(6-100 participants)

Standard activity day (4.5-hour day)

Longer day (6 hours)

A fun day of education out on the water. To include a range of paddle sports and team-building activities.

4.5 hour activities

Package 1 –

suitable for ages 6 and up

Kayaking taster session and raft building challenge on the meanders (2 hour session in each).

Package 2 –

suitable for ages 12 and up

Kayaking, (1 hour) open canoeing (1 hour)

and raft building challenge (2 hours) on the


Package 3 –

suitable for ages 12 and up with prior experience. Kayaking trip on the river down to the sea, a 2- 3 mile trip with views of the Seven Sisters and (weather permitting) a short surf kayak experience.

Package 4 – suitable for ages 12 and up

A choice of a 2-hour paddle sport activity of

your choosing (kayak/open canoe/raft building)

and a shelter building session.

for the longer day option, we can add a third session of your choice or extend sessions to suit.

Adventure days @ Buzz Active Eastbourne

(6-40 participants)

Standard Activity day (4.5-hour day)

Longer day (6 hours)

A fun day which will include a choice of up to 3 sports including sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, body-boarding* or raft building**. *Body boarding activities will only take place if sea conditions are considered manageable.

**Raft building will run with only one other activity due to the time needed for the activity unless chosen as a part of an extended day.

Adventure days @ Buzz Active Bushy Wood

(6-150 participants)

Standard activity day (4.5-hour day)

Longer day (6 hours)

Choice of climbing, archery, orienteering, bush craft, pioneering, rifles, team building tasks.

longer days are available on request

The site can also offer accommodation in bunk houses or under canvas. Tents and all equipment needed for a residential can be hired as a package from the

site. Please contact us for info on residential stays.

Contact us

Email Buzz Active

Phone: 01323 463300

“Just a quick note of thanks for the 2 trips we had with you this month.

Everyone loved them, and yesterdays was really special, going up the river a little.

All of the instructors have been wonderful and kind to all our people, and we have managed to see everyone get up on a SUP that has come this year.

Warm wishes,


Tilton House.


“We have 200 of our Year 7 students taking part in team and skill building activities at @Buzz Active Water Sports down on the seafront this week.

The weather has been glorious, with Eastbourne well and truly living up to its ‘Sunshine Coast’ name! Our students have certainly made the most of being on the water.

Activities have included windsurfing, kayaking, raft building, sailing and stand-up paddle board classes, undertaken with smiles and good humor all round.

Undoubtedly though the highlight of their trip has been the opportunity to ‘dunk’ their tutors off their paddle board (just ask Mr. Lennon how he feels!  Poor Mr. Lennon).

What a week!

A very big thank you to Buzz Active for hosting our students , we certainly highly recommend.  A great company offering a huge variety of activities right on our doorstep in Eastbourne, if you want to gain confidence on the water and have some fun then definitely give them a go.

As ever, a huge thank you to Mrs. Papagna and everyone who supported the students in this trip and, as ever, a big thanks to her trusty steed – Biscuit the dog!”

“Thank you for setting up two water sports activities this summer.

I would like to mention that both your instructors, Luke and George, were excellent in their skills in dealing with our young people- both being expert tutors- being supportive and understanding with the skills levels of the two groups- whilst also ensuring the day was great fun. I was very impressed with both of them. They are definitely, in my opinion, great assets to your staff team and were responsible, in a very large measure, for the success of our visits.

I hope I will be able to rebook with you again soon.

Best wishes



My daughter, who is twelve, had a whale of a time on the Buzz Cuckmere Adventure week.  She had a great time kayaking, den-building and orienteering and particularly enjoyed stand-up paddle-boarding.  She said that the staff were really friendly and enthusiastic, and wanted to go back for more, so that we ended up sending her to another session of kayaking the following week.  When she got there for the second time she was very impressed that the staff remembered her name and welcomed her back.  Again she had a great time and I think she will want to return again in future holidays.  Thank you very much to all at Buzz Active!



“The students were ecstatic about their ‘Activities Week’ experience. Nervous first timers soon gained confidence while those with a bit of experience delighted in showing off new tricks. Thank you to all the Buzz staff for making it such a fantastic week.”

James Towner, Cavendish School

“The children had a fantastic time at the Cuckmere, and next week we will be doing some persuasive writing, making posters encouraging children and families to go kayaking.”

Catarina Granville, Harbour Primary School

“As a school we brought down 15 students to do their level one in sailing. Staff were professional, facilities were great and all had a fantastic time. Will definitely be bringing more students in the future.”

James Coulthard, Ringmer Community College

Got some questions? Then please call

01323 417023