Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre

Haven Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 8DP

Tel: 01392 400150

View from across the Quay at Haven Banks


HAVEN BANKS OEC is 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. We are within easy walking distance of the City Centre and train station, with the National Cycle network literally on the doorstep.



- Private Group Bookings for youth groups, birthday parties, hen/stag parties and corporate events

- Activities for Schools & Colleges as one-off sessions, termly or full-year programmes

- School Holiday Activity Programmes for children aged 5-8 years and 8-14 years

- National Governing Body Courses to achieve nationally recognised qualifications

- Equipment hire (kayak, canoes, paddleboards and mountain bikes) and Facility Hire


ACTIVITIES INCLUDING kayaking, canoeing, stand-up-paddleboarding, sailing, bellboating, dragon boating, raft-building, archery, climbing, caving, orienteering and much more!



Private sessions

1-to-1 Tuition

Equipment hire

Facility hire

Open days

Loyalty scheme


Haven Banks OEC also offers first aid courses, overnight camps and Ten Tors/Duke of Edinburgh expeditions.

The centre is open for activities 7 days a week from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm but advanced booking is required. Our office and telephone line are open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm from Mondays to Fridays. Please visit our website or email us on info@haven-banks.co.uk for further information.




Debit/Credit card


Childcare vouchers

Gift vouchers

Book Tickets




Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Cash & Cheque accepted
  • Cash accepted

Opening Times

Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 21:00

* Activities offered 7 days a week from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm (Advanced Booking required).
The office is open from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm from Mondays to Fridays.
The centre only closes for 2 weeks over the Christmas period.

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