Welcome to Ready Steady Beach!

Join us for an educational, fun-packed 2-hours on Sandown Beach. Our experienced leaders will split your pupils into four groups. They will then take part in a variety of activities including Beach Soccer, Beach Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, a Treasure Hunt and Sand Sculpture competition. We structure it so that all the children are involved at all times.

Points are awarded for each event, and at the end an overall winner is announced!


After a short welcome and briefing, pupils are randomly split into four teams.

Each team is given a colour and gets a variety of appropriately coloured items to identify themselves, including a flag and various accessories they can wear.

Events run concurrently. For example, while some of the team are taking part in the Beach Soccer tournament, other members of the team are playing different games, creating the team’s Sand Sculpture, collecting items for the Treasure Hunt, or completing the Beach Quiz. Part of the challenge is assessing the strengths of the different members of your team.

Your pupils will have a unique opportunity to discover new sports and learn about the beach environment. We make sure all members of the team are actively involved at all times, and are able to contribute to the team’s overall score.

The session culminates with a short ‘medal ceremony’, where members of the winning team each receive a small prize!


Ready Steady Beach is run by Joe Redston.

Joe grew up on the Isle of Wight, and in 2002 started running beach soccer events. These grew into the largest participation tournaments in Europe, and led to taking over the running of the England national team.

Joe’s experienced team will ensure a safe, educational and fun experience for your school, that is sure to be a highlight of your stay on the Isle of Wight.

We provide one coach per 24 children, with a minimum of two staff at all sessions.

Ready Steady Beach sessions take two hours in total and take place at Central Beach, Sandown [left of the pier, opposite Trouville Hotel].

Available at any time of day, but is dependant on tides. [Details provided when necessary].

Cost is £6 per child, with a minimum charge of £180 [covers up to 30 participants].

No additional charges for teachers.

There is an option to add ice creams at £1.30 per child.

For more information, contact Joe:

M :: 0772 599 7078

E :: readysteadybeach@gmail.com

See you on the sand!