Haven Banks 

Outdoor Education Centre

Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre, the South West’s premiere Outdoor Education & Training facility.

Based in the heart of Exeter on Exeter’s historic canal & quayside, the Centre offers an unrivaled purpose built outdoor activity and training Centre in one of the most picturesque areas Devon’s County City.

The Centre & staff have an unswerving commitment to ensure all aspects of your visit meet the highest standards of safety and enjoyment, in turn, providing the very best possible learning experience.




Dates for your Diary

All Year-Round Adventures.

  • HIRE EQUIPMENT - NEW FOR 2017  - Hire your own equipment and make your own family adventure. Kayak hire, canoe hire, sit on top hire, stand up paddleboard hire.
  • Outdoor & Adventurous  Activities for individuals, schools, youth groups, families and friends. Further information.
  • Birthday Parties - A Birthday like no other. Book a group activity sessions followed by a party at the Centre.
  • Facility Hire  -  Training, lecturing, corporate conferences, parties and meetings.

Everyone has something to bring to the Centre community which makes them unique. Whether you are a member of the biggest majority or the smallest minority you can help in educating others simply by your presence, participation and knowing you have the freedom to be yourself.

Haven Banks takes steps to make sure everyone’s experience of being here is a positive one. We all work to make sure that inequalities are addressed and do not feature in any part of your or others experience whilst at the Centre. We look forward to you visiting the Centre.

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May Half Term Brochure

 Summer Holiday Courses

 Schools Brochure


Adult Courses & Centre Programme 

(Sample from 2016)

Corporate Team - Building Brochure


Latest News

Easter Holiday Adventure Activities

3rd-14th April 2017. An exciting activity programme is set for Easter. View our brochure & book online.

Exeter Chiefs Squad visit to Haven Banks

Exeter Chiefs rugby squad visited Haven Banks this week for a well-deserved break in their rigorous training routine. Read More.

Just want to take to the water with the family this half-term?

Then hire stand up paddle boards, canoes, kayaks & sit-on-top-kayaks this February Half Term!

Read More!


February Half Term

13th -17th February '17
Brochure now available. From just £39 per day or £145 for the full week.

February Half-Term Activities Week

13th - 17th February 2017.
Great Activities throughout the week. New Courses for 2017.

Book Now!

Now recruiting 2017 Seasonal Instructors

Read more about employment opportunities at Haven Banks

Instructor Training Course

Looking for a fast track and focused approach to gain National Governing Body Qualifications?

14 weeks of NGB training & assessment. Read more about the Instructor Training Course

Outdoor Activity Apprentice Instructor Training

Are you passionate about becoming an instructor in Outdoor Education - equipping yourself to lead on activities including canoeing, climbing and sailing? If so, this could be the role for you. Further Information

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