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Stand up Paddle
Lessons (SUP) 

Stand Up Paddleboarding - simply the best.

Famously known as 'Bonkers Activities', your lesson will be FUN ! 

The best location, best facilities, best equipment, the best experience & value for money for you.

Check out the paddleboard page for out comprehensive range of sessions. With decades of experience, guaranteeing you the best possible experience.  Specialists in Coaching, specialist in paddleboarding on the River Avon, Worcestershire.

~ Hire ~ 
Dragon Pedalos
Sit on Kayaks 
Katakanus - Mega SUPs

Right in the Heart of Evesham Town

~ A main Tourist Attraction

~ Working with the Waterways  Authority and local councils 

~ Dragon Pedalos for hire 

~ also - katakanus, mega SUPs and more......

BOAT TRIPS & BOAT CHARTERS from Abbey Park in partnership with Avon Navigation Trust

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Health & Wellbeing

Kim and her ARA team are linked into multiple schemes and charities all designed to protect our beautiful river environment, and to open its many benefits up to the wider community. 

River inspectors for the waterways Trust. Rescue Boat support for charity works and events ​. Litter picks . Water quality testing. Youth initiatives & more.

Promoting everything the beautiful river Avon environment has to offer : - Health, wellbeing, Outdoor solution based therapy, Wellbeing, Mindfulness and all the proven benefits of being outdoors and close to water.. 

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It's simple - you want the best from your valuable leisure time - and we can help make that happen. 

We have been running watersports centres since 1993. Pioneers in Stand up Paddleboarding since 2008, and now we have the perfect set up to give you the best experience. Avon River Activities ARA (formally Bonkers Activities), operating on the Worcestershire Avon is a genuine family local business, with with a lifetime of experience and qualifications. Our equipment is the highest quality available, and our venues are amazing. All this ensures our sessions will cover all the technical elements you are looking for, and also be an experience that will be great for your wellbeing and help you bank some amazing life memories. 

We do what we do because we are passionate about watersports and the beautiful River Avon. Combining these 2 loves into a unique and fantastic holistic experience. ​


The best way to keep up with news about Avon River Activities is on our 2 facebook pages. 

1. 'Bonkers Activities (Avon River Activities)' = paddleboarding and all our activities 

2. 'Avon River Activities Evesham' = specific to Evesham, the Dragons, Boat Trips and as a weather check to see if we are trading each weekend

or click the links below.....

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Check out the reviews 

120+    5* reviews on Facebook

view 5* reviews on Google

If you've visited us please leave a review............. 

'Alex, Kim and the team are fantastic. I can’t recommended them highly enough. They are professional and meticulous. You will come away with a smile and feeling much better about life! They make every session fun and informative. If you want to go paddle boarding you absolutely have to go to Bonkers Activities'

'Couldn't ask for a better introduction to paddle boarding. Great instructors the best equipment. Enjoyed it so much the whole family now SUP with Bonkers'

'A well organised activity centre run by a talented and passionate team. Their objective is for any person who participates has fun and leaves with big smiles and determination to return again'

'Absolutely love this place, they are very professional. Great community spirit. Great fun. They always go a extra mile for you xx.'

'Absolutely awesome club! Learnt to SUP (Stand up paddle board) with my girlfriend with the instructors at bonk and can’t recommend them highly enough’ we’ve now both gone out and bought our own boards and equipment and love the sport!!'






Term time 


Weekends 11am-4pm


School Holidays

Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun 

afternoons (11am-4pm)


To check what days Evesham is open visit

the facebook page on the link below 




paddleboard lessons 

These are all booked in advance 

(Most lessons are weekend mornings)

email us for the next available session time

The Pershore Riverside Centre is not open to 

the public so please don't just turn up in Pershore


Contact us by email : -

Contact us by phone :- Kim on 07962 240627

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