Exceptional Outdoor Adventure Education for Schools & Youth Groups
The benefits of outdoor learning are well publicised and documented. Haven Banks, holding numerous national recognition and accreditation, provides teachers and leaders with the reassurance of the high standards of quality, safety and the exceptional learning experiences available.
We are aware of the pressures teachers and leaders face with their day to day organisational role and we are here to help and support the planning, development and delivery of your curricular and extra-curricular activity programmes.
Whether a single activity session or full academic years development programme of activities, the centre staff will work closely with you to ensure the programme of activities is designed, developed and delivered to the very highest standards of safety, interest and educational benefit and provide accreditation programmes in either National Governing Body Awards or GCSE grading where required.
We have over 45 years experience and 30+ outdoor adventurous activities to choose from. Pricing structures offer flexible and affordable options for school and youth groups of all sizes. The Centre has a capacity of 220 participants at any given time. Our group prices are based on either 1-6 participants or 7-12 participants. Larger groups can easily be accommodated as required. We suggest activity sessions run for either 2 or 2.5 hours and the provided prices reflect this. However, many groups and individuals request longer sessions or half or full days, as well as full week and full year activity programmes.
- Taster Sessions
- Multi Activity Days.
- Multi Activity Weeks.
- Pupil Reward Packages.
- Progressive Courses.
- Pupil Referral Packages.
- National Governing Body Accreditation.
- Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
- First Aid Courses.
- On-Site & Offsite Activities.
- In School Activities.
- Residential Adventurous Activity Support.
- Full Programme Planning Support.
Choose one of the many great activities on offer. Generally 2 hours but the time and duration can be customised to suit.
Choose two activities with lunch break in between and make a day of it! A mix of one water and one land based makes for a great combination.
Pupils can join us for consecutive days or one session or one day a week. Awards generally take from 8-12 hours to complete. We offer NGB accreditation in paddlesports, climbing, mountain biking, sailing, power-boating and first aid.
A two day, one night venture on the River Exe and Exeter Canal. Paddling from Exeter to Turf Locks, camping overnight with food and evening BBQ included. Striking camp and paddling back the following day.
A full week of fantastic outdoor adventure. 2 different activities each day. Programme includes a dynamic mix of land and water-based activities.
A bespoke 36 week outdoor learning multi activity land and water-based programme where pupils can work towards accreditation while building confidence and self-esteem. Great as part of a Pupil Premium Package.
- Individual group changing & shower facilities for pupils.
- Separate changing & shower facilities for teachers & leaders.
- Storage for personal belongings.
- Indoor & outdoor lunch areas.
- Social spaces with wi-fi.
- Confectionery & hot drink vending machines.
- Chilled water fountains.
We are here to do all we can to help make your planning, preparation and booking run as smoothly as possible.
|1.||Contact Haven Banks 01392 400150 or firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability and to discuss your requirements.|
|2.||Arrange a visit to the Centre to see the facilities and meet the Centre Manager|
|3.||Suggested activity programme and price provided by Haven Banks OEC.|
|4.||Programme details amended/agreed and confirmed. Request for 50% deposit.|
|5.||Login provided to secure webpage for all pre-visit information, including risk assessments, clothing lists, information parental consent SOE5 etc.|
|6.||Balance payment request 8 weeks ahead. Payments can be made by cheque, credit/debit card, cash or BACS|
|7.||Final arrival details confirmed with/from Haven Banks.|
|8.||Day of your activity programme – Arrive to a warm welcome where Instructors will take care of visiting staff and pupils and provide a memorable outdoor experience.|
Did you know..............
We also provide staff, support & management to schools & youth organisations for the Ten Tors Challenge.
With a proven track record of providing structured & successful training programmes for schools, colleges & youth organisations.
As an Approved Activity Provider for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, Haven Banks can support or fully manage all aspects of your DofE Expedition section of the Award.
Services include: Full management of your organisations Expedition section. Support by providing qualified Leaders and/or Assessors, as well as offering Open Award Expeditions for individuals. Read more.
We also offer, schools, companies and organisations Corporate Team Building and Staff Away Days. A great way to reward your team and encourage across team communication and collaborative working. Read more.
"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