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Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre

  • Exeter
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Water Sports, Sailing and Kayaking, Climbing, Activity Centres

Attraction Information

Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre

Get outdoors and active. Come to Haven Banks and try paddling a canoe on the river, or climbing our 23 metre tower and jumping off it! Yes, you can abseil down or do the power fan Descent: it's like a bungee jump.

They also do sailing and windsurfing at the centre and on the Exe Estuary. If you fancy travelling onto the coast they run sea kayaking tours or you could try coasteering.

Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre are based in a state of the outdoor facility on Exeter key built in 2014. Plenty of car parking close to the centre.

  • School Holiday Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
  • Ofsted Registered and accept Childcare Vouchers as payment
  • Birthday Parties


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Opening hours

With the exception of 2 weeks at Christmas Open all year round. School Holidays 8:00 - 18:00 Weekends 9:30 - 16:30 Private bookings at times to suit.


From £7.50 per person 2 hour instructed activity session. Hire from £10 for 2 hours. Up to 6 people Kayaking from £67 Up to 6 people Windsurfing from £72 Up to 6 people Caving from £58 Wide range of activities, training, & events available with full list of these accessible on their website! Childcare payments accepted.

Travel & Contact Information


Haven Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 8DP, England

Phone number

01392 400150



Click here to visit Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre's website.


Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre is located on the east side of the Exeter Shipping Canal between the River Exe and Exeter Canal Basin. The main entrance to the Centre on the canal side of the building and is accessed on foot or by bicycle by crossing the Piazza Terracina or by one of the many surrounding foot/cycle paths.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Local parking available at Haven Road carpark and Quay Carpark both a 2 minute walk from Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre.

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

Extensive changing, shower and toilet facilities at the Centre including single, group and family changing. Full disabled access and changing also available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

No, there are no dining options.

Indoor facilities available for lunches/parties. They can arrange food for you from local caterers. Parents often supply their own food for parties.

Yes, Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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Generally, only thunderstorms impact on activity sessions and hire.

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Full clothing list available online and at the time of booking.

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Public Transport

The Centre is on the main Matford Park and ride bus route. St Thomas Train station is a 10 minute walk from the Centre. Central station and St Davids Train station are a 20 minute walk from the Centre.

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