A SCHOOLS GO SURFING TRIP TO
Join Schools Go Surfing and our partners at The Escape Surf Lodge in Newquay for an unforgettable school surf trip. Learn to surf with your friends, explore the beautiful Cornish coast, socialise every evening and take on new experiences. We offer weekend and midweek school surf trip packages, with bespoke itinerary options.
Our fully inclusive school surf trips guarantee hand-picked private accommodation, all meals with soft drinks and optional coach hire; in addition to daily surf lessons, varied activities, staff travel and evening entertainment. All bookings benefit from our leading financial protection, school trip expertise and ongoing support.
LOCATION - NEWQUAY, CORNWALL
Newquay is well known as the UK’s surfing capital and one of the most loved seaside holiday towns in Cornwall. Daily surf lessons are held at Fistral Beach and Great Western Beach, two of the best surf spots in Newquay. Your accommodation is situated within walking distance from Newquay’s town centre, shops and beaches.
ACCOMMODATION - THE ESCAPE SURF LODGE
The Escape Surf Lodge offers fully catered and private accommodation, with excellent security and onsite facilities; including a delicious restaurant. The surf lodge provides 24 ensuite bedrooms, a lounge area, pool table and sun terrace. It’s the perfect setting for socialising and relaxing with friends after surfing all day!
TRANSPORT, MEALS & EVENING ENTERTAINMENT
Transport to and from Newquay is not included in the price. However, we organise transport upon request, including coach hire with regional firms to suit your requirements. Considering the number of passengers and distance to travel, additional coach hire costs vary from £30 to £60 per student on average.
All meals are provided with soft drinks in Newquay. You will receive full-board catering at the accommodation, including breakfast, a packed lunch and a two-course dinner. Additional meals are available to purchase at the lodge or locally.
We organise varied evening entertainment options. Our most popular evening activities include a movie night at the Lighthouse Cinema and two rounds of ten-pin bowling. Alternatively, enjoy free time to socialise and play games at the surf lodge.
SURF LESSONS & FURTHER ACTIVITIES
You will receive fun, professional and informative surf lessons, getting you up and riding with good technique, confidence and style, regardless of your surfing experience. Your surf lessons will be delivered by our partners in Newquay, who operate one of the most experienced and accredited local surf schools.
Our partnered surf schools must complete a comprehensive auditing and risk assessment process, confirming their accreditation, legislation, and health and safety procedures. All surf instructors must hold both surf coaching and beach lifeguard qualifications, as well as DBS checks.
Further activity options include bodyboarding, coastal walks and coasteering, which may be interchangeable with surf lessons. Beach games will be organised in addition to your surf lessons; such as volleyball, rounders and beach football. We offer educational trips to the Eden Project, Cornwall's top eco-visitor attraction!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who are our surf trips suitable for?
Whether this will be your first school surf trip or one of many, our surf trips are tailored to all surfing abilities and school requirements. We aim to make surfing accessible to everyone, from complete beginners to advanced groups, regardless of location.
Do I need to be able to swim to join a surf lesson?
Yes, it’s one of our booking conditions that all participants must be able to swim a minimum of 50 meters and aged 11+ to join the surf lessons.
What if you have to cancel a surf lesson?
If the surf school considers the sea conditions unsuitable for a surf lesson; an alternative activity will be arranged. If we cannot organise a suitable activity, you will receive a group surf lesson refund or credit note, payable to the school.
Do you provide risk assessments?
Yes, we hold risk assessments, safety audits and emergency action plans for each accommodation, surf school and activity provider. We’ve additionally completed destination-specific group risk assessments for each of our school surf trips.
SURF LODGE ACCOMMODATION
The Escape Surf Lodge offers high-quality and full-board accommodation for school groups. Situated in Newquay and only 200 metres from the most famous surf beaches, the lodge provides the perfect location to explore the coast, surf every day and socialise with friends. The bedrooms are private and mostly ensuite with bunk-style beds; both floors additionally have common toilets and showers. Onsite facilities include a secure electronic key card entry on all doors, CCTV protection, state of the art fire alarm system and a 24-hour reception with DBS checked staff. Communal facilities include a breakfast room and lounge area, sun terrace with benches, free Wi-Fi and BBQ facilities.
The rooms are private with basic facilities and bunk-style beds.
Most of the rooms are ensuite or have a shower/toilet; communal showers and toilets are also available on both floors.
Safe & Secure
All rooms are fitted with the Generation E-760, an American lock fitted to all bedroom doors. The lock is paired with magnetic strip key cards, which are distributed to everyone. The key card system additionally has full audit accountability to provide information on who has entered a room and when.
- 24 private rooms
- Outdoor sun terrace and BBQ area
- Indoor lounge area for socialising, games and movie nights
- Male and female toilet and shower blocks
- Pool table
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
- Surf lodge reception, cleaning & maintenance team
- Snack bar
- In-house restaurant specialising in Thai food, authentic Italian Pizza & Gourmet burgers
- In-resort Schools Go Surfing representative
- Your surf trip includes full-board accommodation, consisting of a breakfast, packed lunch and two-course dinner. All meals are homemade from fresh local Cornish produce.
- A vending machine, snacks and drinks are also available onsite.
- Enjoy a full English or continental breakfast with fresh fruit smoothies every morning, followed by a packed lunch in the afternoon.
- Evening meals range from authentic artisan Italian pizzas to gourmet burger nights and delicious Thai food.
- Personal medication
- Spending money
- Suitable clothing
- Personal toiletries
- Swimwear & beach towel
- Day bag (for towels, sun cream, etc.)
- Sun cream (waterproof)
- Reusable water bottle
- Flip flops or other suitable beach footwear
- Sunglasses and sun hat
- Warm clothes (hoody)
- Waterproof jacket
- Camera to capture your favourite moments!
FULLY INCLUSIVE SCHOOL TRIP PACKAGES
- Optional coach hire for all group sizes
- Private surf lodge stay
- Indoor lounge & pool table
- Outdoor sun terrace
- Bedding & Wi-Fi included
Food & Drink
- Continental & full English breakfasts
- Healthy packed lunch
- Delicious surf lodge evening meals
- All dietary requirements catered for
- Daily surf lessons
- Optional coasteering
- Varied beach games
- Coastal walks and educational tours
- Opportunity to visit the Eden Project
- Guided educational tour
- One adventure activity included
- Sociable surf lodge BBQ
- Visit The Lighthouse Cinema
- Ten-pin bowling
- Surf lodge games & free time
Support & Insurance
- All pre-departure & group paperwork
- Free staff travel (1:8)
- Schools Go Surfing representative
- Financial protection
Merchandise & Extras
- Sustainable Nolla water bottle
- High-quality surf tour hoody
- Photography (with permission)
- Carbon offsetting contribution