About Bonkers Activities

ABOUT

About Bonkers Activities

Alex and Kim will be known to many of you as they have set up, owned, and run several local and international outdoor activity centres. - starting with setting up Aztec Watersports in 1993. 

Based in the Vale of Evesham their passion is to provide memorable, life enhancing outdoor experiences.

 

Bonkers specialise in making it feel easy, safe and professional, whilst making sure you are learning and having fun. 

Working with partners. Bonkers are proud to help support the local youth charity -  Pershore Youth Centre Charity so they can continue their youth support and youth work programmes for the community. Bonkers also work with Avon Navigation Trust on the delivery of their activity programmes.  

 

BONKERS have a FULL ON CENTRE

FREE PARKING      CHANGING ROOMS       HOT SHOWERS 

PURPOSE BUILT WATERSPORTS STORE       CLASS ROOM

PRIVATE RIVER FRONTAGE       SUPERB LAUNCH PONTOON 

AMAZING RIVER LOCATION        SO MUCH TO SEE AND DO

LOADS OF THE BEST PADDLEBOARDS AND ALL THE GEAR

Facilities as good as any large UK centre, BUT the difference is Bonkers is still 'real' and 'friendly'. KIM will take your booking, and it will be ALEX and/or Kim that will be there on the day and run your session. 

Stand Up Paddleboarding experts

We have always paddled around on boards and as soon as paddleboarding became a thing, over 10 years ago, Alex bought his first SUP board and has been at the forefront of the sport ever since. 

Alex and Kim are industry professionals and LOVE paddleboarding, know and understand SUP specific coaching techniques that have taken years to perfect, paddle everyday, and genuinely look forward to every coaching session. 

Bonkers is only open

on Demand 

This is pretty much 7 days a week April-September

over the winter, it's most weekends

But every session must be booked in advance,

and we open up for your session 

 

About Your Booking

 

​       HOW TO BOOK

  • email bonkersactivities@hotmail.com, or Call Kim 07962 240627 to talk/enquire about your requirements, dates etc 

  • download the booking for at the top of this page

  • save it to your device - fill it in (its and editable PDF) 

  • return it to bonkersactivities@hotmail.com

  • payment by BACS at time of booking (details on booking form) 

WHAT TO BRING​ / WEAR

For 1 or 2 hour sessions

  • Please bring footwear to get wet (old trainers are fine, beach shoes or wetsuit boots), light weight clothes (quick drying sports gear is best) and a jacket. For afterwards you will need a change of clothes and a towel.

  • Bonkers have full waterproofs if appropriate, but please bring the above gear as for most sessions this is best.

  • Buoyancy Aids and the equipment itself are provided

  • If you have a wetsuit - bring it. We have plenty of centre wetsuits. We don't always use them, depends on the conditions and the activity. 

For Longer sessions / Trips / Summer Activity Days

  • as above + Packed lunch and drinks + sunblock

Ready to Take your booking !!

We love our job - not just the coaching part, but everything about it - In fact here's a shot of Kim and Jo 'working hard' in 'the 'office' 

Contact Kim on 07962 240627 

or email bonkersactivities@hotmail.com 

How to Find us

All sessions are BOOKED IN ADVANCE - so please don't just turn up as the centre will not be open

PERSHORE                                                                                    WR10 1QU

Our purpose built centre is at the Pershore Riverside Centre (PRC)

Drive into Pershore and take the turning off the high street signed for the 'Leisure Centre'

if you miss that turning, we are behind the ASDA store in the centre of town

Drive along King George's Way

Past the leisure Centre (20 yrds) and PRC is at the end of that road

Bonkers are around the back of the building

There is a side gate in the far corner of the small car park that will be open

Drive around the back and park on the field right next to the water

(if its really wet, its ok to park in the front car park and walk around the back to find us)

EVESHAM and other venues

If your booking is at one of our other sites we will send you all the information in your joining instructions. 

 

About H & S

Bonkers want you to relax and enjoy your sessions knowing that all the safety, insurance and quality controls are all in place. 

  • Insurance - Bonkers are fully insured for the public liability for all the activities they participate in. 

  • DBS - all Bonkers instructors have up to date DBS checks in place 

  • Safeguarding - with the history of working with youth organisations, all the necessary safeguarding procedures and policies are in place. In fact, with our links to local authority support networks, we operate above and beyond any other activity orientated organisation

  • Qualifications and instructor training. As well as relevant NGB qualifications all staff have ongoing training and hold First aid Certificates

  • Bonkers have all the required detailed operating procedures in place and Risk Assessments.

  • RIVER LICENCE (commercial). To operate on any piece of inland water you need permission from the people who manage/own that water. For us this means a commercial licence from the Avon Navigation Trust, as well as individual licences for all our boards. Bonkers have been through the registration process with ANT and hold all the necessary commercial licences and permissions. 

 

Pershore White Water Project 

Working on this one for the future....... liaising with the EA to get through their planning permission stage

 

This is truly exciting - a real selling point for the area - a great facility for us all to play with 

This will be great for paddlers, great for young people, great for all the partner organisations, great for the area.... We are working with Avon Navigation Trust to make this a reality.