This historic building, since it was built in 1863 has been used in the service of improving the lives of children from its original use as an orphanage nearly 150 years ago.
Social improvements meant that the orphanage was closed and the inception of Grenville House Outdoor Education Centre in 1995 when it became a centre for outdoor activities for schools and youth groups as well as members of the community.
We offer a great range of adventures with fully qualified instructors providing full supervision in activities such as:
• Mountain Biking
• Canopy, or High Ropes Courses
We have long been recognised as a leading provider of adventures in Devon, come and find out why when you join us at Grenville House Outdoor Education Centre.
The team at Grenville House Outdoor Education Centre Canoeing brings you a great range of experiences on the waterways of the south west of England.
Canoes provide a more stable alternative to kayaking and can take two to three people at a time, or two people and a nice picnic.
The real challenge with canoeing comes from the degree of teamwork involved as you have to work in unison to avoid travelling in circles all day long! We offer a full range of courses from the national British Canoe Union, providing comprehensive training for paddlers of all levels of experience. From the River Dart to the Devon coastline we offer experiences that everyone can enjoy.
Regardless of your level of ability or experience, get in touch with us at Grenville House Outdoor Education Centre Canoeing for a fun day out on the water.
Join us at Grenville House Outdoor Education Centre Kayaking for a range of experiences out on the water.
We have a wide selection of kayaks perfect for kayakers suited to people of all ages and sizes. We offer a range of British Canoe Union courses to help you become more comfortable and able in a kayak.
Our kayaking experiences range of paddling on the open sea around the coast to a short trip across the harbour to the local beaches.
No matter if you don't know what end of the paddle goes in the water or you are looking to improve your skills in a kayak, we can plan a course or experience to suit you and your group. Have a chat with us at Grenville House Outdoor Education Centre Kayaking to plan your tailored experience.
Situated on the Devon coast, Grenville House Outdoor Education Centre Sailing is perfect situated to offer great experiences in our fleet of sailing boats.
With our fleet of Laser Pico, Wayfarer and Topper dinghies our fully qualified instructors will deliver sailing courses from the Royal Yachting Association to give you comprehensive training in sailing so you can leave the land behind as you discover adventure on the sea.
If you want to sit back and enjoy the ride we also have a 26ft Colvic yacht and a full crew aboard so you can experience the tranquility of cruising the waves without having to roll your sleeves up.
It doesn't matter if you have enjoyed this popular watersport before or not, get in touch with the team at Grenville House Outdoor Education Centre Sailing to plan a great day out.
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The team at Grenville House Outdoor Education Centre Hiking brings you a great range of tours that everyone can enjoy.
With the moors of Dartmoor and the South Devon Coast a short distance from our centre, we are able to provide a great range of hiking experiences across moorlands and along beautiful coastlines. We have an intimate knowledge of the surrounding countryside meaning that we can tailor your experience to suit your group and your level of ability.
Take in the beautiful surroundings full of unique wildlife outside of the stress of the cities with our fully qualified instructors who will ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience. Simply get in touch with us at Grenville House Outdoor Education Centre Hiking to plan your adventure with us.
Join us at our high quality adventure centre, Grenville House Outdoor Education Centre Climbing gives you a chance to experience this thrilling adventure the whole year round.
What was once used as a chapel and schoolroom at one time, is now a fully converted climbing facility where we offer climbing and bouldering experiences the whole year round.
We can offer climbing and bouldering adventures for up to 24 people at any given time with fully qualified instructors providing full tuition on climbing techniques so you can experience this day full of excitement in a safe and controlled environment.
Regardless of your ability or experience, get in touch with the team at Grenville House Outdoor Education Centre Climbing for a great day with us.
An indoor adventure that takes place in nature, Grenville House Outdoor Education Centre Caving brings you a thrilling adventure back in time millions of years through ancient caving systems.
Whether it is the Pridhamsleigh caverns or Baker's Pit near Buckfastleigh, conditions are warm and mostly dry the whole year round. Our instructors have a wealth of experience exploring these caves and as such have no problems tailoring a great adventure for you and your group through these amazing locations.
We will supply you with a miner's helmet and coveralls as you will definitely get a bit muddy as you squeeze, crawl, climb and slide through this underground adventure wonderland.
A great experience that people of all ages and all levels of experience can enjoy, have a chat with us at Grenville House Outdoor Education Centre Caving.
From our centre at Grenville House Outdoor Education Centre Mountain Biking we have a world of adventure on our doorstep with a great range of off road trails that everyone can enjoy.
The stunning countryside of Dartmoor is the perfect location for leaving the sealed roads behind and enjoying this great sport that is a fantastic way to get involved with a more active lifestyle.
We have a range of mountain biking trails from the low level Plym Trail to the challenging Haldon Forest; our instructors will provide full instruction while providing support and encouragement as you take on this great adventure.
We will tailor your experience to suit you and your group, regardless of your abilities as long as you can ride a bicycle. To plan your adventure with us, get in touch with the team at Grenville House Outdoor Education Centre Mountain Biking.
Experience the thrill and adrenaline of stepping out over the edge of a cliff and the feeling of accomplishment that comes from touching down at the bottom safely with Grenville House Outdoor Education Centre Climbing.
From our home base we take a short walk to the beautiful Berry Head, and look down into a 25 metre drop down a disused quarry. From here our fully qualified instructors will set up abseiling lines and instruct everyone one on the safety aspects and correct abseiling techniques before hooking you into your harness and encouraging you over the edge!
From here you will have total control as you shuffle, walk and bound down the rockface, and the feeling you get when you feet touch the ground and you know you have bested the challenge and yourself will leave a smile on your face while making you want to do it all over again!
Join us at the Grenville House Outdoor Education Centre Climbing for an experience you will not forget.
Take to the Devon countryside in a great experience touring the great outdoors with Grenville House Outdoor Education Centre Orienteering.
Orienteering, or as it is otherwise knows, "thinking man's race" requires not only speed, but also the correct utilization of navigation and teamwork as you work out the best way to get from the different checkpoints that make up the race course all the way to the finish line.
We can set up a tailor made course specifically designed with your groups level of experience and abilities as well as offering comprehensive training in how to correctly use a map and compass and plan out routes, from here it's up to you to work together to get to where you are going. Remember the team that works together wins together!
A great learning experience that can be combined with a range of problem solving experiences to make for a mentally and physically stimulating experience everyone can enjoy. Get in touch with us at Grenville House Outdoor Education Centre Orienteering to plan your experience with us.
Challenge yourself and what some see as a perfectly natural fear of heights when you take on the top notch high ropes course at Grenville House Outdoor Education Centre Canopy.
Our most iconic and popular adventure here at the adventure centre offers a great activity that individuals and groups both take a great deal from. You will be secured into a harness connected to a pulley system with several of your friends at the bottom ensuring that if your feet slip as you take on any of the challenges at altitude, you will be caught by the safety system in place, the ultimate in trust exercises!
Crossing balance beams, climbing the Jacob's Ladder or leaping for the trapeze is a great, adrenaline inducing experience that brings people out of their comfort zone and teaches you exactly what you are capable of achieving if you trust in the good people around you.
We offer sessions for groups of all shapes and sizes, get in touch with the team at Grenville House Outdoor Education Centre Canopy to find out more.