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 unrivalled 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.
Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre.
Our lessons are available for both beginner and advanced levels.
"The twins are loving it! They started Kayaking for beginners on Monday, we are half through the week and my son says "Can I use my pocket money to come back next half term!" Their instructor is so great with them. They are truly having a fabulous time. Thank you!"Virginie
"Great day of canoeing with the family today, my two children age 6 and 8 enjoyed it so much as well as a climbing session last week. Thank you to our instructor of both days for the fun days we had."Zetta
"Thank you so much for a great day my Son was involved in canoeing in morning and sailing in the afternoon - the staff were fantastic the weather perfect and he thoroughly enjoyed himself! - Thank you."Zena
"Just to say a really big thank you to you and the team at Haven Banks for yesterday's open day. My son absolutely loved going on the canoe, paddling along the canal. in fact we all had a fantastic time. It was especially touching that we could all enjoy the activity as a family, so often when disability specific activities are organised it is just for the individual and parent/carer, it was great that we could all do it together."Caroline
"Just a few lines to say what a great day we had on Sunday. I wanted to do something different for my lad and his friends to celebrate his 18th. Tom and Chris provided us with an exhilarating day at Chudleigh Rocks. They were very welcoming and supportive and made sure the day went smoothly and safely. They had an excellent attitude and we all came away having had a really good time. Look forward to using your centre again."Mark
"I just wanted to say a big thanks to your instructors for the trip to Cardiff White-Water Centre on Sunday. As usual, they were all fantastic with excellent coaching, motivating and support to the students who took part. They are a credit to Haven Banks and should be considered outstanding in what they deliver to groups. Please pass on my thanks and please praise them for their excellent work."Gary
Teign School has encouraged many students over the last 20 years to use their experiences at Haven Banks to complete the physical section of their DofE Award at both Bronze and Silver levels. The staff at Haven Banks have been excellent at developing the individual skills of the students using humour, positivity and endless reassurance to the point where they were happy to take on the challenging stretches of the Exe and Dart having started on the calm waters of Exeter Canal."Dick
“We came here with a group of Algerian students. The staff we're very friendly & patient with the students and the activities (wall climbing, canoeing & raft building) were all organised and very fun. We had a great time and the students really enjoyed the experience. We highly recommend this training provider.”Sinaidyl
“Can you thank your staff for a fantastic afternoon today? The pupils were really nervous but by the end of the session so relaxed and even up for jumping into the water. It was quite amazing to see them grow in confidence in such a short space of time. Thank you."Steve
“We would like to say a huge thank you to Haven Banks for hosting our first adventure day. The children and young people had an excellent day. Thank you in particular to the instructors for looking after us and making the day run so smoothly."Jo
Nine of our guests had a wonderful day yesterday at Haven Banks, one told me ‘that if she did nothing else all week she will have had a memorable activity week’. Your team were all excellent, professional and considerate made us all feel very welcome and comfortable from the minute we arrived. I would like to thank you for this service and would recommend you to anyone wishing to have a challenging experience with staff that understand the difficulties of visitors with disabilities. I look forward to being with you again next year for our activity week."B Hall
“I came out with a group of adults with a learning disability a few weeks ago for a few hours raft building and sailing. I just wanted to say thank you very much to you and your staff. Who were all excellent in their patient and positive manner, really encouraging our group, without which a few of our guys would not have enjoyed the experience nearly as much. All the best and hope to see you again on our next activity week!"Giles
"Just a note to say that the Devon Memory Service were most thankful for the kindness and professionalism that your team provided on our day. The humour and attention to detail provided during all activities was exceptional. Please pass on our thanks to all involved." Hope to see you again soon!Liz, Laura & Helen
“Yesterday we spent the day with your instructor caving in the Mendips for my son's birthday treat. This was an amazing day out and both children and adults shared an experience that will be talked about for some time to come. Caving is an activity I have never taken part in before and I was a little apprehensive, but with the instructor's calm and professional demeanour I felt completely safe and we all worked as a team. I will definitely be 'spreading the word' about caving with you and we will be back for more in the future."Becky
“Just to say a really big thank you to you and the team at Haven Banks for yesterday's open day. My son absolutely loved going on the canoe, paddling along the canal. In fact we all had a fantastic time. It was especially touching that we could all enjoy the activity as a family, so often when disability specific activities are organised it is just for the individual and parent/carer, it was great that we could all do it together."Caroline
“A very big thank you to you and your team for a wonderful caving event. Luke and Andy were absolutely brilliant and made it a really memorable day. You have a gem with the Haven Banks Centre. "We are so glad to have found you and hope to organise many more birthday parties and events with you. All the parents (bar one) had been there for the first time and will be booking future events through you. All the best and looking forward to book something again soon."Greta