SEN group activities

The centres have a suite of activity equipment to suit a wide range of user needs including some specialist equipment, specifically designed to cater for those with additional needs and requirements. At the Cuckmere centre a range of extra wide and stable stand-up paddleboards equipped with additional handles and seat attachments to offer more inclusive use paddle boarding for those who may struggle to stand on standard equipment. A fleet of open canoes and katakanu which can be rafted together and offer those with limited mobility. Giant paddleboards also offer a large and stable option for groups and individuals to get on the water. A hoist will soon be installed on the riverbank and participants will be able to utilise a suite of aids to offer those with more profound disability the opportunity to get afloat on the meander.

At our Eastbourne seafront site, we offer sailing, windsurfing, wing surfing, power boat training and more. Operating on prince’s park Lake, Sovereign Harbour and in Eastbourne Bay, we have a wide range of sailing and windsurf equipment on offer. Our newest addition is a self-righting dinghy named ‘Opportunity’. This stable sailing platform is a great way for smaller groups to experience sailing in Sovereign Harbour, or on the sea. We will be able to offer this to SEN groups and work with individuals to give a personal sailing experience in a suitable craft.

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, 2, 2.5 or 3 hour sessions to ‘have a go’ in one or two activties.

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
One activity one activity only up to 2 activities up to 2 activities


To build a full package with more than two activities, choose one of our adventure days.

All our activities fulfil the criteria set by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority for Key Stages1 and  2.

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 can offer sessions, half or whole days based on themes.

At our Eastbourne site  try one of our sailing pirates days, or Cast away days to compliment  Michaels Morpurgo’s Kensukes Kingdom.

At our Cuckmere site compliment geography modules by studying  rivers and valleys from a kayak. or work on geographical skills and field work with our orienteering course and see the beautiful view of the meanders from the view point, if you can navigate to it!

Develop balance, agility and coordination, work in teams collaborating and competing with one another in a range of land based activities from our Bushy Wood activity site.

Eastbourne Cuckmere Bushy Wood
RYA Sailing

RYA Windsurfing

Improvised Raft Building


Open Canoeing

Stand up paddle boarding


Improvised Raft building


High Ropes


Team building


Bush craft

Fire Lighting

Air Rifles

Typical courses are designed to fit half a term or w whole term, however bespoke courses can be designed for your groups needs.

  • Leadership

  • Teamwork

  • problem Solving

  • Self Reliance

  • Initiative

  • Perseverance

  • Physical Fitness

Building dens

Transition days with buzz Active

Build new skills and develop new friendships in the outdoors!

Adventure days @ Buzz Active Cuckmere

We can typically cater for groups between 6-100 participants at the Cuckmere, a standard activity day is a 4.5-hour day, and  a longer day  being 6 hours.

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

Adventure days @ Buzz Active Eastbourne

We can typically cater for groups between 6 and 60 participants at the Eastbourne site, a standard activity day is a 4.5-hour day, and  a longer day  being 6 hours.

A fun day which will include a range of water sports including sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, or raft building.

Adventure days @ Buzz Active Bushy Wood

We can typically cater for groups between 6-150 participants. A standard activity day is a 4.5-hour day, and  a longer day  being 6 or 7 hours

Build your own package with a choice of climbing, archery, orienteering, bush craft, pioneering, rifles, high ropes and team building tasks.

A child abseiling
Children on a nature walk

“I want to say thank you SO much for our fantastic session with you. Your whole team was so professional and helpful. Everything was great and the students had an amazing time.

Thank you again.

Cricket Green School.”

“Wow, what a great experience of a 4 day adventure of sailing and windsurfing for the kids and HAF this week.
Special thank to Jacob and Ellen from BUZZ. Amazing teachers and so kind and patient with all the kids on the course.
Jasmine had the best week with you guys.
BUZZ Active is just so amazing. Thank you so much, Anita and Jasmine x”

“Good morning,

I just wanted to thank everyone who was involved in making the day so special for our King Offa pupils. They have not stopped talking about it!

Many thanks,

Fran Meader”

“We just wanted to provide some feedback on our week with Buzz Active Eastbourne. We were really impressed with the confidence, enthusiasm, knowledge and skill of the instructors. They were fantastic at engaging and enthusing our pupils, some of whom were a little nervous of the water! They were incredibly patient and kind and as a result our pupils had the most amazing week. The versatility of the instructors to switch activities based on the changing weather conditions whilst still ensuring our pupils didn’t miss out and had a great time was admirable. The vast majority of our pupils picked their day with Buzz Active as their favourite experience of the week (no mean feat when it has included activities such as Thorpe Park amongst others!) Thanks so much for having us and we have already emailed to book in again next year!

Claverham Community College
Miss. L. Daines/ Mr A. Stoakley”

“Just want to say ‘thank you’ to all the staff who made last night. ‘ hottest day on record!!’ 🥵🤩 such fun/ a pleasure. FABULOUS wonderful experience.  I’m Grandma to eight year old Rowan and just to see the smile on his face from the thrill he got out of last night was pure magic.


2nd Willingdon Cubs and Scouts

“I just wanted to say thank you to all the staff at the Cuckmere. All the Heathfield Community College students and staff had a wonderful couple of days on the water.The staff engaged with students, supported them and gave them an experience that they will always remember when they think back on their school days.


K Hatchard

“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

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