RIVERSCHOOL | Canoe Adventures



Suitable for:Holiday Clubs. School Groups. Youth Camps. 7-16 years

We provide fun and rewarding outdoor education activities for children on the River Dart estuary.  As well as our BIG canoes, we have kayaks, Canadian canoes, rafts and a basecamp on the shore where we deliver unforgettable learning experiences. 

Holiday clubs coming up which can be booked by parents and legal guardians will be detailed below.

For further enquires please email: hello@riverschool.org.uk or phone 07518 580 472

Programme options for schools and youth groups can be found on this seperate page.

To see what we have been up to recently, please check our Facebook Page:  @riverschool.org


May Half Term Holiday Club: Book here

Come and join us for one, two or three days of outdoor adventure, canoeing, games and seasonal crafts on the stunning River Dart.

  • 31st May to 2nd of June
  • 9.30am to 4.30pm leaving from, and returning to, The Maltster Arms, Tuckenhay (Near Totnes)
  • £40 per day or (£35 for second sibling or for those on Universal Credit/eligible for Free School Meals)
  • It is a three day program with individual day bookings also available 


RIVERSCHOOL Options for Schools and Youth Groups: CLICK HERE


  • Canoes, kayaks & paddleboards
  • Bushcraft and river skills
  • Raft building
  • Wildlife and river care
  • Nature art and craft
  • Archery
  • Swimming
  • Sorytelling
  • Wood-fired pottery
  • Campfire cooking
  • Expeditions and overnight camps
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Life Skills, Fun and Adventure on the River Dart Estuary

Its like mixing the best of forest school, bushcraft and river skills, with the magic of the River Dart estuary and the Canoe Adventures spirit of fun and adventure. 

Child-led learning and exploration happens freely and naturally, with distinct learning outcomes.
We support learning, discovery and play on and off the water, developing resilience for today’s rapidly changing world.

Each session will have a different theme with activities including campfire building and cooking, knife skills, wild swimming, free play and exploration and time to just hang out by the river. 

An exciting opportunity to explore the River Dart by canoe, learn bushcraft skills and gain river knowledge.

A fun and safe experience for both girls and boys.

Led by Canoe Adventures Director, forest school teacher, bushcraft instructor and youth mentor, Hugh Clifford.

For details about our health & safety practice, insurance and license please click here.