Experience Paddle Boarding in Yorkshire

Stand Up Paddle Boarding is quite simply an incredible experience for all ages and abilities.

Let us take you and your group of friends/family on the beautiful Ripley Castle Lake.

After some fun introductions and warm ups on the bank, we will be equip you with a paddle, leash, and of course a Paddle Board. It's then onto the water and time for some serious fun! We will start you off paddling in a simple kneeling position, this is a great way for you to become one with your board and paddle!

Once mastered, you're then ready to stand up and enjoy the full Paddle Boarding experience! As well as making a journey around our impressive lake, taking in the sights of Ripley Castle, we will challenge you to Paddle Board gymnastics, races, water polo and many more fun games – it's safe to say, keeping dry is not an option.

From getting kitted up, warm ups on the land, and all the time on the water, the whole experience lasts 3 hours. We will provide you with all the technical and safety kit needed for Stand Up Paddle Boarding.

An ideal trip for; Groups of Friends, Families, Couples and Stag/Hens.

DURATION OF EXPERIENCE - 3 HOURS

Open Group Session

£45pp
  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Minimum Booking: 4 People
  • Minimum Age: 8 Years
  • Free Parking / Refreshments Onsite
  • Location: HG3 3AY
  • Confirm your booking with a 20% Deposit

Open Public Session

£45pp
  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Minimum Booking: 1 Person
  • Minimum Age: 16 Years
  • Free Parking / Refreshments Onsite
  • Location: HG3 3AY
  • Confirm your booking with a 20% Deposit

What To Expect on the Day

After booking you will receive a confirmation email with all the details on how to find us and where to park. We have plenty of parking onsite.

We ask that you arrive around 15 minutes before your session. On arrival you’ll be asked to fill out a quick disclaimer and then be introduced to your instructor. They’ll give you a quick brief on what to expect and how the session will run.

Once you’re all signed in and ready to go, we’ll take a walk to our kit / changing room. Here you will be given a buoyancy aid, wetsuit and helmet. Please note the wetsuits are optional and on a warm day you may not want to wear one. You’re also more than welcome to bring your own.

Once you’re all kitted up we’ll take a walk to the lake. You’re welcome to leave any valuables in the changing rooms which are locked for the full duration.

At the lake we will firstly introduce you to your Paddle board. This includes checking air pressure, attaching your fin and adjusting your paddle to the correct length for you.

We’ll then do a few practice techniques on land before heading onto the water. On the water it’s then time to put your skills into practise starting on your knee’s and when ready advancing onto standing up.

Once your standup technique is mastered we will then take a group journey down towards the stunning Ripely Castle.

The end of the session is designed to really push your skills to the limit as our instructors gets you doing a series of tricks and moves to really get you wet. Please note this part of the lesson is optional.

All that’s left then is a big group photo to your success.

Lyndsey B
Lyndsey B
08/08/2022
Daz brilliant in the office and on the track My second time coming here. DAZ has been brilliant in every way possible. Hes deffo the man of the house 😁 Thank you for a brilliant time.. we will be back
Julian W
Julian W
08/08/2022
Great time. Really enjoyed our activities (Archery and Quad bikes)staff couldn’t have been more welcoming and helpful. Phil and Rich the two activity leads were polite, helpful and knowledgeable. Definitely recommended and we’ll be back!
Jimmy B
Jimmy B
08/08/2022
Fun day out We took part in the quads and axe throwing, Sam was a great instructor who made sure we were safe and having fun!
Chelsea A
Chelsea A
08/08/2022
Adrenaline fuelled fab day! The event was very well organised. instructor was laid back and enthusiastic. I would highly recommend the Quadding tracks one of the best we have been to with lots of fun surprises along the way!
Nathaniel R
Nathaniel R
07/08/2022
Something different for a day out with the loved one Loved the air rifle shooting but found out that the other half is a deadly sniper. Quad biking was a good experience the seesaw was much funner than the limbo. The most enthusiastic instructor award has gotta go to Sam thanks for the day out!
Benjamin W
Benjamin W
06/08/2022
AWSOME It was really good, very fun, we did archery, axe throwing and Rifle shooting. We turned up late and missed and activitie BUT the instructor let us do it after the other activities. 10/10 EDDIE was out instructor and he was ace, made fun, very chaty guy and overall made it funny. Mini games inbertween the activities was good. Definitely will going again!
Emma F
Emma F
06/08/2022
Extreme Quad biking I booked this experience for my partner birthday an when he was let down by his friends I had to step in but was extremely frightened as I haven't done quad biking before. Daz our instructor was great at reassuring me an ensuring I knew how to operate the bike. Daz was extremely patient and very reassuring with me. When Daz could see I was comfortable on the bike an had my bearings he pushed our skills to the next level making the course fun and exciting. It was by far one the best experiences I have had, I pulled up at the end with such an adrenaline rush wanting to do the course again. Thanks Daz for making our experience exciting and safe we be back.
JayJay
JayJay
06/08/2022
Great Experience!! It was a great experience, value for money!! Time spent on the bikes was good, was worried it wouldn’t be enough. But it was really good!
Would highly recommend!
Sharon
Sharon
05/08/2022
Fun Experience There were good instructions from Sam both before and during our session. It was a really enjoyable and fun experience. We drove through a large wooded area.
Adam A
Adam A
05/08/2022
Definitely worth it! Richard was really professional and me and my wife felt safe with him. We had such a good time and Richard made the experience really enjoyable.
Thank you Adam and Layreb

FAQ’s

Is it safe?

Yes, all our sessions are delivered by fully qualified and experienced instructors, who will make sure you’re safe and happy at all times.

What is the minimum age to take part?

The minimum age to take part in our paddle boarding is 8 years old.

Will I get wet?

Not 100% but very likely.

We will take our time to get you to stand up. Once up we’ll go on a journey down towards Ripley Castle. When we get back we will start playing a variety of games and developing your skills, it’s this point when you are likely to get wet. 

Very good fun though!

Do you provide wet suits?

Yes, we can provide you with wetsuits, Cags and Life Jackets. 

You’re also welcome to bring your own.

Do you have changing rooms?

Yes we have basic changing rooms onsite. 

Why book with Live For Today?

Not only do we provide the best paddle boarding experiences, but we also provide all of your safety clothing and equipment too as standard.  This includes your Wetsuit, Cag, Helmet and Buoyancy Aid.  Of course, if you want to bring your kit for comfort, please feel free.

All of our equipment and clothing is inspected and maintained on a regular basis for your peace of mind and comfort during your paddle board experience. If at any point you feel uncomfortable or unsafe in any way, our instructors will be on hand to support you however you need.

Upon completing your paddle board experience at Live for Today, we’ll make sure we all get a big team photo to mark your expedition!

Check out our Trip Advisor reviews to see what backs up these countless smiles as we consistently gain 5 star status for our paddle boarding sessions!

Our Paddle Boarding Locations

Harrogate

Ripley Castle
Ripley
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG3 3AY

T: 01423 229780