Education in the outdoors

Canoe Cornwall is an AALA registered activity provider. We specialise in providing high quality educational activities and experiences, from standard day-activities through to 3-day or 5-day camping experiences at our unique camping environment on the Trelissick Gardens Estate.

Students Canoeing

To ensure the best outdoor education for your students we employ from the very best and most experienced instructors in Cornwall.

Schools and Academies

We can work with you to provide bespoke learning outcomes for your pupils. By combining engaging activities with inspiring natural environments. We can help fulfil your curriculum plans.

We provide the obvious activities that children love, like Archery and Canoeing, but we can also get close to nature with hands-on farming experiences at our Pill Farm venue and beach-studies along the shores of the Fal estuary.

Contact us to discuss your needs.

Activities Camp at Pill Farm

1st May – 22nd July 2019

Come and stay at our Pill Farm activities camp on the Trelissick Gardens Estate. We are open to guests from the beginning of May through to the end of July. You can stay at this peaceful and safe campsite in the farms orchard, surrounded by trees and nature. Have activities by day and camp fires by night, all whilst living in a gentile farm environment

Each of our activities on offer will have the students learning and developing the art of team work and communication with their class mates. For example, they can plan their own canoe journey through our specialist training in navigation. Learning to use maps and understanding tide time tables. We can get the students to make their very own bushcraft fires, prepare wild foods and cook in the outdoors on their very own-made camp fire.

Bushcraft skills contain so many creative skills that the children will love to learn. We can teach the students the ancient art of archery and help the children build and string their very own bow. Students will learn how to safely use all manner of bushcraft tools, how to track wild animals and recognise different wild plants and trees, and how we can use them for our survival in the wild. With so many activities on offer it is just a matter of finding the right lessons for your class.

Visit our Pill Farm Summer Camp page for further details.

Day Activities

If you are requiring to get your students out of the classroom for the day, then we can entertain your class in a number of activities to suit your curriculum needs. You can come to us at our Trelissick Gardens venue or we can come to you at your own school grounds.


Trelissick Gardens or your own school grounds

At our Trelissick Gardens estate venue we can inspire your students with Canoeing, Bushcraft, Archery or Shelter-building. Or you can just to get closer to nature with minibeast hunting and tracking of some of the estates furry and feathered beasts. A day-activity with Canoe Cornwall at Trelissick will be a treat to be remembered.

If getting out of school is difficult, then why not have our team come to your school. Our aim is to make outdoor activities accessible to all. We have mobile versions of each of our activities, including Bushcraft, Archery or Shelter-building and we can also be hired to help manage some of your bigger in-house events.


  • £20 per person, based on a minimum group size of 25 students.

Contact us

If you have been inspired then give us a call. We can organise a pre-visit to any of our venues, or we can come and visit you at your school/academy to make sure we get the most out of your students.