The team at Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre provides a huge range of adventures in the great outdoors throughout Exeter and the surrounding region which provides a fantastic locations for you to enjoy!
We provide experiences for people of all levels of experience from total novices to those looking to push to the next level. We offer a range of experiences that offers something for everyone including:
• Raft Building
• Mountain Biking
We will tailor your experience to suit you and your team, creating a bespoke event that will be designed with your strengths and weaknesses to create an event that will have everyone talking for years to come.
Whether you are planning a corporate teambuilding event or a school outing, even an exciting hen and stag weekend, get in touch with us at Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre to plan your adventure with us.
We at Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre Canoeing offer a fantastic range of paddle sport on the sheltered Exeter Ship Canal and River Exe to White wáter experiences on the Upper Exe and the River Dart.
It doesn't matter if this is your first time sitting in a kayak or you are looking to prepare for the next Olympics, our fully qualified and profession canoeing instructors will make it their priority to teach you the skills you need to enjoy this fun adventure with our tailor made courses and experiences perfect for paddlers of all levels of experience.
We have a great wealth of experience planning and executing events for groups of all shapes and sizes, from kids groups to corporate teambuilding events and hen and stag parties, get in touch with the friendly team at and Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre Canoeing.
Join us at Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre Kayaking for an unforgettable tour of the various waterways including Exeter Canal, the Exe Estuary and the River Exe amongst many others!
We have a huge fleet of over 60 well maintained kayaks and a staff of fully qualified and professional instructors who will help everyone get involved in this varied and exciting adventure. We offer training and experiences for all levels of ability ranging from calm water paddles to pounding down white water rivers, simply let us know what kind of experience you are looking for and we will help you tailor the experience to suit.
Kayaks provide a stable platform which give you the freedom to explore these amazing locations, no matter if you are planning a school outing or a corporate getaway, get in touch with us at Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre Kayaking to plan the adventure of a lifetime.
Put your group to the test with this unique raft building experience when you join the team at Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre Rafting on the calm waterways of Exeter.
This is a unique rafting experience where instead providing a raft, you have to build it yourself! We will supply you with planks of wood, water tight barrels and lengths of rope and well as a few hints from our experience rafting instructors, it is up to you and your team to work together to use the total of your planning, construction and communication skills to build something that will keep you high and dry.
Once you are happy with the result, we will take you out on the water to put you and your newly-built raft to the ultimate test, navigating a course or crossing a river or lake. And if you haven't dotted the i's and crossed the t's there is a good chance you will end up getting wet!
This is a great group event, perfect for youth groups and corporate teambuilding sessions. A fully qualified instructor will be on hand at all times to ensure safety as well as your being provided with all of the safety equipment you will need.
To find out more and book your experience with us, simply get in touch with us at Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre Rafting.
Tour the waters of the River Exe and Exe Estuary in style with Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre Sailing.
Spend the day kicking back in our Drascombe Longboat on these beautiful waterways cruising along without a care in the world, or you can learn how to harness the power of the wind and learn to sail in our fleet of dinghies which provide the best opportunity for learning the various techniques involved in this exciting sport.
We use a great range of dinghies to teach this fantastic sport to people of all levels of experiences, including Topper, Pico, Zepher and Laser Stratos dinghies, all of which are small and easy to handle.
Our courses come directly from the Royal Yachting Association and are led by fully qualified sailing instructors. We run weekend and evening classes for adults as well as half-term, Easter and Summer holiday courses for the kids as well as our Saturday Sailing Club.
No matter your age or experience, get in contact with the friendly team at Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre Sailing.
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Get out on the water and enjoy this thrilling and popular sport for yourself with the team at Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre Windsurfing.
Windusrfing is the most exciting and adrenaline inducing sport under a sail. We are a fully recognised training centre with the Royal Yachting Association, providing nationally recognised courses for windsurfers of all levels of expertise.
Our fully qualified and professional instructors will tailor your session to suit you and your group of fellow adventurers, giving you the benefit of our years of experience so you can get out on the water and enjoy the thrill of speeding across the water.
We run courses for adults and children alike, novices and those looking to improve their skills, get in touch with the team at Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre Windsurfing.
Feel the wind in your hair as you discover the world of adventure the sea has to offer with Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre Powerboating.
We provide full training with courses directly from the Royal Yachting Association to provide nationally recognised qualifications to boaters of all levels of experience. We offer courses such as the entry level and more advanced levels as well as the safety boat and International Certificate of Competence.
Everyone from 8 years old and up can join us for a fantastic experience where you will learn how to navigate safely and confidently, opening a world of adventure as boating can also be combined with adventures such as waterskiing, diving and many others.
So if this is your first time boating or you are looking to improve your skills to get the most out of the water ways here in the United Kingdom and abroad, get in touch with us at Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre Powerboating.
Come and experience our custom built climbing facility for yourself with Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre Climbing.
We provide a fantastic venue within our centre for you to try this fantastic adventure for the first time or to develop the skills you already have.
Our fully qualified instructors can provide a one off experience or a full training session for children and adults alike. Our climbing wall measures 85 square metres of resined and bolted holds on a fully anchored wall, with belay points and a rubberised floor ensuring you can learn new skills in a controlled and safe environment.
Climbing is a great way to get into a healthier lifestyle, and in the outdoors it can take you to some of the most beautiful spots throughout the United Kingdom.
If you are planning a birthday party, corporate teambuilding event or a school group outing, the "Wall" is the perfect location for climbers of all levels of experience. Get in touch with us at Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre Climbing to plan your day of adventure with us.
Once the sport of kings and queens, now everyone can enjoy this ancient sport with the Come and experience our fantastic facilities for yourself with Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre Archery.
The sport of Archery has been around for over 4000 years, we use modern equipment and training methods so that people of all ages can enjoy this fun activity. Recent years has seen the popularity of archery soar with school groups and adults alike, and for good reason!
After providing instruction in proper technique you will need to focus all your energies into directing your arrow towards the gold in the centre. Once everyone is feeling more confident and you are hitting the target with every arrow, we will finish the day with a friendly competition where you will feel the pressure and excitement of this long enduring sport.
No matter the group or your level of experience, get in touch with the team at Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre Archery to find out more.
Come and explore the ancient and beautiful caving systems of Devon and the Mendip Hills with Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre Caving.
A normal day will see you starting with a safety briefing and instruction before you are kitted out with coveralls and a miner's helmet and begin your descent beneath the surface. Caving brings a whole world of obstacles and adventure and we can offer it the whole year round as it is a constant, warm temperature underground, sheltered from the worst the weather can throw at us.
Your experience underground can be anything from simply getting away from the daily grind with an interesting tour of the larger caves to a physically demanding and mentally challenging squeeze through the smallest, and can even include activities such as climbing and diving or more artistic pursuits such as photography, sketching or painting!
Regardless of ages or experience, our fully qualified professionals will tailor your experience to suit you and your group. Speak with the friendly staff at Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre Caving to plan your subterranean adventure.
Join us as we explore the green spaces around Exeter, from Riverside Valley Park to Shobrooke Park, Haldon, Woodbury Common and the more romote, wooded courses available to us in Dartmoor with Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre Orienteering.
Orienteering is a sport that everyone can enjoy, young and old, fit and not. You and your team will be armed with map and compass as you take on a variety of terrain as you search for a series of checkpoints, some hidden others in plain sight, in sequence as you race towards the finish line. This adventure race can be anything from a full blown dash to determine the winner or an experience taken at a slower pace concentrating on good navigation skills.
We offer orienteering on foot, as well as by canoe, kayak and mountain bike, whatever the experience you are looking for, have a chat with the team at Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre Orienteering