Rafting and bushcraft adventures for secondary schools
Students with the help of our guides will learn to navigate along on the River Liffey, through the beautiful Strawberry Beds, flowing downriver, navigating four weirs where they will see stunning wildlife and discover some intriguing history on the way. In the 2nd part of the day, students will partake in an Action-bound Scavenger Hunt and Bushcraft Challenge , where they learn a series of survival skills from building shelters to fire starting using flints and strikers. At the end of the session, students can take pride in their accomplishments by enjoying toasted marshmallows and hot chocolate around the campfire and chat about their day.
1st to 6th year students
All equipment provided
No experience needed
From €49 pp
Benefits to your students
Studies show, being outdoors and around water induces feelings of wellbeing and a reconnection with nature. This greatly benefits students as they develop a sense of self, independence, confidence, creatively, decision making, problem solving skills, empathy towards other, self-discipline and initiative.
Our Programme is specifically designed to suit small group work which promotes positive communication and teamwork, while encouraging engagement from all members of the team. Our programme can be adjusted to suit any year group from 1st to 6th year and we are happy to work with you to tailor the day to ensure your students fully harness their experience.
So why book with us?
- Location, Location, Location – just off M50, 10 mins from Dublin City.
- Complimentary Car Park – Complimentary Changing Rooms with Hot Showers.
- Workshop Café- Lunch Area.
- Complimentary Arrival Tea and Coffee for Teachers.
- Dedicated Service, one school per day.
- All Raft Guides are IRF (International Raft Federation) trained and First Aid Certified.
- Fully Covid 19 Failte Ireland Safety Charter compliant.
How to book
Cost €49 per person
Call +353 1 6264363 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
At the time of booking, we ask for approximate numbers with final numbers required 48 hours in advance
How your time works
09:30- 09:45: Welcome Group and Group Split
09:45-10:00- Activity Briefing and Wetsuits
10:00-12:30- Rafting Group 1
12:30-13:30- Gear Change and Lunch
13:30-14:30- Action bound Scavenger hunt
14:30-15:30- Shelter Building and Fire lighting
15:30-16:00- Toasting Marshmallows and take down
All our outdoor bushcraft programme follows the 7 Leave No Trace Principals.
Know before you go
Consent Form are to be completed for all students online, 48 hours in advance. All you need to bring is a towel, swimsuit, old shoes or runners (these will get wet).
Teachers get to join the fun as they are required to accompany each group in the raft.
For your safety
Masks must be worn inside the building (but not in the water). Sanitise hands on entry. Maintain social distance in the changing area. Showers are available for a quick 30 second rinse after the activity. Please exit the building promptly after changing.
What should I bring
We have everything you need to get on the water in comfort and safety. All you need is swimwear for under your wetsuit, old runners you don’t mind getting wet and a towel to dry off afterwards. We recommend you arrive beach ready (swimwear already on under clothes).
38% of TY Students say that trips are the best part of the year and we are passionate and committed to creating an unforgettable experience for them.
How to find us
Canoe Centre, Mill Lane,
Palmerstown, Dublin 20,
We are totally committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our workers and customers. We are proud holders of the Failte Ireland Covid 19 Safety Charter.