School Holiday Activities: Due to the overwhelming popularity of our School Holiday Activities, we have now scheduled the following dates for the release of School Holiday Courses and the ability to book.
With Christmas coming, don't forget we offer Gift Vouchers. Give the gift of an adventure!
- February Half-Term released from 14th December '23
- Easter Holiday released from 1st February '24.
- May Half-Term released from 1st March '24.
- Summer Holidays released from the 3rd June '24
- October Half Term Activities '24 released from 30th August '24
Please note, we are not able to accept reservations or advanced bookings.
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 of 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.
"My twins are loving it! They started Kayaking, 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
"We had a great day of canoeing at Haven Banks 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. My son absolutely loved going on the canoe, paddling along the canal, in fact we all had a fantastic time. It was great that we could all do it together."Caroline
"The Instructors provided us with an exhilarating days rock climbing. They were very welcoming &; supportive & made sure the day went smoothly & safely. They had an excellent attitude & we all came away having had a really good time."Mark
"As usual, the Instructors 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."Gary
The staff are 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 Rivers Exe and Dart."Dick
"The staff we're very friendly and patient with the students and the activities were all well organised and great fun. We had a great time and the Algerian students really enjoyed the experience. We highly recommend this training provider.”Sinaidyl
“Your staff were fantastic. 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
“I came with a group of adults with a learning disabilities. Your staff 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."Giles
"The Devon Memory Service are most thankful for the kindness and professionalism that your team provided us with. The humour and attention to detail provided during all activities was exceptional. Hope to see you again soon!"Liz, Laura & Helen
“My son absolutely loved the activities. It was touching that we enjoyed the activity as a family, so often when disability specific activities are organised it is just for the individual and carer, it was great that we could do it together."Caroline
“A very big thank you to your team for a wonderful event. The instructors were absolutely brilliant and made it a really memorable day. You have a gem with the Haven Banks Centre. Looking forward to booking something again soon."Greta
"This was an amazing day out and both children and adults shared an experience that will be talked about for some time to come. I was a little apprehensive, but with the instructor's calm and professional demeanour I felt completely safe.Becky
"Our guests had a wonderful day at Haven Banks, Your team were all excellent, professional and considerate made us all feel very welcome and comfortable from the minute we arrived."B. Hall
"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 now be booking future events through you."C. Adams
"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."B. Hall
"Just wanted to say a big thank you to all your staff. Bridget had a lovely couple of days and hasn't stopped talking about her sailing experience. I am sure we will be booking up the next stage after Easter Thanks again."Emily
"My son and daughter have taken part in the raft-building and kayaking today and I just wanted to get in touch to say thanks for a brilliant day. My daughter, Lucy, was very keen this morning but William was really anxious. We managed to to talk him around between us but he was still unsure. When I collected him this afternoon, he was absolutely buzzing and has told us all about what they've been up to. We're only sorry that we didn't manage to book them onto more courses. We'll have to be more organised next time! Please pass on my thanks to the group leaders."Helen
"Your Instructors were absolutely fantastic with both groups of children. They were fun, engaging, kind, caring, enthusiastic, patient…I could go on. In a world where everyone is very quick to publicise bad practise I feel we have forgotten how far a pat on the back can go, and your guys definitely deserves that. They had all the children engaged in games and fun activities age and ability appropriate and took time with the children who were nervous on the SUP’S. They had fun with them and enjoyed jokes but also kept the professional and safety aspect of his job in check and had the right amount of balance when doing so. All children came away saying what a brilliant time they had and how good they were."Sarah
"I just wanted to say a big thank you! My pupils had the best time and your service was unfaultable. Will be looking to book again in the future! Thank you,"John
"On behalf of West Buckland School, we'd like to say a huge thank you for the raft building yesterday. You were so accommodating, supportive of the children and incredibly professional. Thank you for making it such a lovely day for the students. With all my best wishes,"Louise
"Sunday was amazing... Your Instructors were so good. I really cannot fault them. They are really great at what they do and all the kids, with different levels of experience, had the best time. So nice to have a stress free party, thank you so much."Emily