We run two education programmes from Thames Venturer, our converted Dutch Barge, as well as teacher training and informal sessions for youth groups and children’s groups. We can offer bespoke sessions upon request so please contact us to discuss your needs.



‘School on the River’ is a KS2 hands-on Geography and Science workshop, lasting a full school day and based mainly at Teddington Lock. Children learn from the environment around them, explore the foreshore and do science experiments into the health and history of the river. Click here for more information.


‘Eco Venturersecoventurers - Copy is for KS1 or KS2 eco-warriors who want to achieve an eco-schools green flag, or who are interested in sustainable technology, recycling, and river wildlife. Eco-Venturers links to the national curriculum and runs at Kingston riverside. More information here.




Teacher Training for Risk-Benefit Assessment for Outdoor Learning: these are half-day sessions for trainee teachers, NQTs or in-service teacher on the benefits of Learning Outside the Classroom and the technicalities of risk assessment.


Youth groups, children’s groups and scouts_groupinformal education. We run river clean-ups and a variety of environmental activities for Beavers and Cubs, Woodcraft folk and other youth groups. Contact us to discuss your group’s needs.





Residentials: youth and adult groups can enjoy exciting sleepovers or weekends away, enjoying both boating and environmental activities on our Dutch barge, Thames Venturer.

We can tailor our programmes to meet your groups’ needs and learning objectives, so contact us to discuss options.

For more information about Education programmes, or to make a booking, please contact Zaria  (Education Coordinator)  on 020 8940 3509 or on   Please note that Zaria usually works Monday to Wednesdays.

Living and Learning Afloat is aimed at children and young people between the ages of 8 and 18, including young carers. These offer day trips and residential voyages with a strong emphasis on learning new skills and personal development.  For more information contact Pippa (Office Manager) on 020 8940 3509 or

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