Kids Birthday Parties
From €25 per child

Make memories that last with our action-packed water sports based kids parties for 8 to 16 year olds

Our parties are a huge favourite with kids of all ages! We have been running parties in the Grand Canal Dock for over 30 years and our qualified instructors will make sure that your group have a memorable time on the water that’s all about fun! 

All our parties are private events, so our instructors will be dedicated to your group.

We have a picnic area on site that you are welcome to use for food and drink afterwards. We have several pizza delivery services nearby that have proven very popular over the years.

Which activities are being offered?

This is a paddleboarding and kayaking session. We run the session on both single and double kayaks, individual paddleboards and our big Monster SUPs that can carry a group of kids for some fun racing and group activities.

What does a typical session look like?

Arrival on site at the agreed time to meet your instructors and get checked-in. After getting changed, the group heads out on the water for their activities. They come back to land after 2 hours. Once changed you are welcome to use our picnic area for your own food/drinks.

Plan around 3 hours from start to finish (for example if your arrival time is 12.30pm, your pick up time is 3.30pm or 3.45pm if you decide to have food).

What does it cost?

Minimum group size is 10 people or the price for 10 people to be paid if your group is smaller.

  • 10-24 participants: €27.50 per person
  • 24-32 participants: €25 per person

What equipment do I need?

We provide all equipment for the activities including helmets and buoyancy aid and a wetsuit if needed.

Participants need to bring:

  • Participants need a full-length wetsuit. If a child doesn't have their own, a wetsuit can be provided free of charge. Our rental wetsuits are 5/3 winter wetsuit thickness and your child will keep it for the duration of the camp.
    Note: Shorties are not allowed.
  • Appropriate footwear. We recommend an old pair of runners, neoprene booties or water shoes.
    Note: Loose footwear like flip flops or Crocs are not allowed.
  • Swimwear for under the wetsuit.
  • Big Towel or changing robe to get changed outside. Please treat a trip to us like a trip to the beach.
  • Sunscreen, Rain Jacket, something warm to wear after the camp, snack & drink – we like to be prepared for any weather.
  • Rash Vest. (optional)

How can I book?

Please email your enquiry to shop@surfdock.com with your prefered dates and group size.

FAQs

This year we will have separate outdoor changing areas for boys and girls. They don’t offer 100% visual cover so we are asking you to treat a trip to us like a trip to the beach and be prepared with a big towel or changing robe. 

Our toilets are open as usual. 

The children’s bags are in a communal locker while they are out on the water. This is closed, but we advise against bringing valuables to the party as we cannot take liability for lost, damaged or stolen items.

We have a picnic area on site that your group is welcome to use after the session to have your own food/drinks.

Yes, all participants have to sign a waiver before they can go on a session with us. We offer a digital waiver that can be shared with parents by Whatsapp/Email or we can send you a pdf of the waiver to print out for the parents. Children without a waiver cannot participate in the activities. The text of the waiver can be found here.

Our kids party packages are 2 hours on the water. You need to plan 30 minutes before and after for check in and to get changed. Plan another 15 minutes afterwards on top if you plan on having food.

We don’t provide food, but we have a picnic area that you are welcome to use for your own food/drinks and we are happy to assist you in ordering pizzas from local delivery services if you choose to do that. We have reusable plastic cups and plates that you are welcome to use, no need to buy disposables. Please make sure to reserve the picnic area when booking.

Of course! The activities will take place in the Grand Canal Dock and even if your group moves out of sight from our base, you can go for a stroll in the area and will be able to spot them on the water.

We are located a 10 minute walk from the Grand Canal Dock DART station and a 10-15 minute walk from The Point LUAS stop. Bus routes that stop close by on Ringsend Road are 1, 15a, 15b, 15d, 47, 56a and 77a.

The Grand Canal Dock is a sheltered and enclosed space, which means our sessions can go ahead in most conditions unless it is not safe to do so for example if there are very strong winds. Rain does not stop us from running a session. In the rare case that we need to cancel or postpone a session, we will offer you a full refund or to reschedule the session. 

A booking fee of €5 is non-refundable in all instances. All cancellations made by the customer must be made in writing and submitted via email or post. In the event of a cancellation or a request to reschedule more than 14 days (for group bookings) before a session commences, we will refund the amount paid to date minus the non-refundable booking fee of €5. In the event of cancellation/rescheduling less than 14 days (for group bookings) before a session commences the amount paid to date is forfeited. Non-attendance will result in the entire amount paid to date to be forfeited. Please see the full terms and conditions for activity bookings here.