Mini Nippers

The Mini Nippers club is a supervised bodyboarding session which will allow your little ones to build their confidence in the open sea in a safe and fun environment. Lots of play time in the surf, and a chance to splash with reckless abandon, Mini Nippers is the ideal way to introduce pre-schoolers to the ocean and beach life. Whilst we will lead the session, you’ll be in the water with the children – creating memories and bonding in amongst Whitby’s beautiful waves.

Mini Nippers is a fantastic opportunity to give your children an opportunity to explore the beach environment, free of constraints, in a safe and supervised manner. Learning to bodyboard in a safe environment that will teach them the very basics of sea safety, and how exciting being in the sea can be. A stay and play session for any ability, we’re big believers that to push the next generation on we must start as young as possible. Our Mini Nippers club aims to achieve and nurture this by touching on water safety and by encouraging water confidence.

Caring for our beaches, and celebrating the beach life, is something that is especially important to us. Whitby Beach is beautiful, one of the best in the country, and we know that the Whitby community is as passionate about it as we are. These sessions are targeted at the youngest generations, those that can be brought up around the beach life and go on to share our love for the ocean as they get older.

What to bring

We will provide all the equipment you need, for both you and your child. All you need to bring is warm clothes for after, drinks and nibbles, swimsuits, and sun cream.

Adult wetsuits can be hired for the session for £2 (Don't worry, you don't have to have one if you don't want, we don't go past shallow water, but we do get very, very wet!!)

What its all about

 3 - 5 year olds

A fun session for parents and toddlers to enjoy building sea confidence together.

Mini Nippers is the ideal way to introduce pre-schoolers to the ocean and beach life.

Each session is 1 hour and lead by a surf instructor

Join us to build a surf community in Whitby that will last generations and inspire your children to love our coastline as much as we do.


£8 per child, per session


2023 dates:

Wed 2nd August - 12:45pm-1:45pm

Wed 16th August - 12:45pm-1:45pm

Wed 30th August - 12:45-1:45pm

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