Haven Banks offers a wide and extensive range and programme of outdoor and adventurous activities suited to ages and ability levels. With over 30 land and water-based activities to choose from, there really is something for everyone.
Located on the river and canal side close to the Riverside Valley Park, the Centre offers extensive state-of-the art facilities to cater for groups and individual all-year-round.
Beyond the Centre, Haven Banks also provides many off-site activities. Using the natural environment around us. These venues include but are not limited to, the Exe Estuary, the North and South Devon coastlines, extensive use of Dartmoor and Exmoor as well as further afield in Cornwall, South and North Wales and the Peak District.
There is also scope to offer activities at your own venue or a venue of your choice. This option is particularly attractive to families, schools and youth groups.
Our philosophy and belief is that everyone needs to start somewhere and everyone was a novice at one point. Activities and activity sessions and courses are therefore designed and developed to provided the complete beginner, through to the advanced practitioner with the very best learning experience, leaving all participants confident an competent and itching to get outdoors and wanting to do more!
Water-based activities include:
Kayaking - Placid water, touring, white-water, sit-on-top, sea and surf. Canoeing - Placid water, touring, open water and white-water. Stand up Paddle boarding - SUP, dragon boating, bell-boating, power-boating, improvised raft-building, sailing - single-handed, crew boat and day sailing, windsurfing, coasteering, expeditioning by kayak, canoe or dinghy.
Land-based activities include:
Rock climbing. abseiling. caving, mountain and moorland walking, bush craft, camp craft, team-building, archery, orienteering, artificial caving, abseiling, abseiling tower, powerfan, climbing wall and climbing tower, mountain biking, expeditioning - on foot and by bike.
Not forgetting we can also offer accreditation, GCSE grading and National Governing Body Qualifications in many of the listed activities.