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 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.                                                                                                                                    

  Dates for your Diary


  • Disability Open Day - Come & try a range of taster activities from canoeing to climbing. in our Centre Activities Programme, with Online Booking for this event coming soon.


  • May Half Term Activity Week - 25th - 29th May - The adventures continue during Half-Term - A full programme of on & off-site activities for young people. Beginner & Improver courses & activity sessions.
  • Haven Banks Open Day, Saturday 9th May - A fun family day to try one or more of our outdoor activities. Information is available in our Centre Activities Programme, with Online Booking for this event coming soon.
  • Taster Kayaking & Canoeing Sessions Saturday 16th May - Come and try kayaking & canoeing as part of the South West Canoe Show. Online Booking for this event coming soon!


  • Outdoor Active Disability Club - Starts June 2015 - An outdoor and active disability sports club allowing people to take part in and progress within a range of outdoor sports. Information is available in our Centre Activities Programme, with Online Booking for this event coming soon.


  •  Haven Banks Open Day 12th July - A fantastic family day out. Come down to the Quay and Canal to try out a full range of activities, sports and recreational pursuits. Further information coming soon.
  • Summer Holiday Adventure Activity Programme 20th July - 4th September - Book Online. Brochure coming soon!

All year round

  • 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 in "The Loft".
  • Facility Hire  -  Training, lecturing, corporate conferences, parties and meetings. 


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Latest News

First Aid & Safety Training

The cost effective solution for a group, an individual or a business.

The Easter Holidays Are Here!

Book your childs activity now! 
A few places remaining.

Open Days

Planning underway & first date set for our 2015 Spring & Summer Open Days

Learn to Eskimo Roll - New for 2015

New Kayak Eskimo Rolling Platform being fitted at Haven Banks.

New Centre Brochures

A number of new publications to assist with selecting your courses.

2015 Dates for your Diary.

What's happening at Haven Banks this Spring & Summer (so far)?

Adult Courses & Qualifications

2015 Course Dates Released. - A full range of courses and activity sessions available for adults throughout the year.

RYA Shore-Based Courses

NEW! RYA Essential Navigation Courses.
Essential sea safety & navigation for all boat owners.
Spend your winter wisely and book a course.