• Duke of Edinburgh Award Expeditions Bronze Girls
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Expeditions Bronze Navigation
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Expeditions Canoe Golds
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Expeditions Canoe assessed
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Expeditions cycling
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Expeditions walking
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Expeditions sea kayaking
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Expeditions Gold walking swaledale
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Expeditions Silver Canoe river Ouse

Welcome to Joy of Adventure
JoyofAdventure  was  aims to inspire young people and their teachers to go on adventures. Our aim is that your expedition with us will begin a life time of journeys all over the world either by foot, canoe or bike!

JoyofAdventure is set up to support local schools to  run their  DofE expeditions or  for  young people to join expeditions where their schools dont offer them.

JoyofAdventure believes in the benefits to young people of learning in the outdoors and is passionate about equipping and training teachers and students so that they are able to competently and safely work in the outdoors, particularly through the DofE award scheme.

JoyofAdventure works with highly qualified staff. All staff are experienced outdoor professionals with a wealth of experience of working both with young people and adults in the outdoors.

JoyofAdventure is an Approved Activity Provider (AAP) of the DofE Award and has a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Adventure Activity Licence (AAL).

JoyofAdventure includes the First Aid Centre Applied First Aid which is an accredited Immediate Temporary Care (ITC) Centre offering a number of accredited First Aid Certificates which are Ofqual regulated and meet the meet HSE standards for due diligence for First Aid providers. All certificates are valid for 3 years.

Talk to us about what you want to achieve.  Contact dofe@joyofadventure.co.uk

Working with young people in the outdoors provides them with lots of benefits including:

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Organisations we have worked with recently include:

  • Cambridge Academic Partnership
  • Hills Road Sixth form
  • Impington Village College
  • University of Cambridge Faculty of Education
  • Bottisham Village College
  • Netherhall School, Cambridge
  • Comberton Village College
  • Kesgrave High School Suffolk
  • County Upper Bury St Edmunds
  • St Benedicts Catholic School Bury St Edmunds
  • Royal Grammar School Worcestershire
  • The Leys School, Cambridge
  • Outlook Expeditions
  • Expeditions Wales
  • Bedford High School
  • Arete Outdoor Centre

What’s coming up?

Open Gold DofE Canoe Training and Practice

Due to the Coronavirus restrictions all expeditions have been postponed until the Government and DofE give us permission to rearrange. As soon as we are given the go ahead we will email all those registered for expeditions with alternative date options. It may be that the listed Assessed expeditions become a practice expedition but it all depends on the timing of the lock down. Any questions do email

Open Gold Assessed Expedition:

Saturday May 23th to Wednesday May 27th River Severn 2020

Sunday June 28th to Thursday July 2nd  River Severn 2020

Thursday August 20th to Wednesday August 26th River Harkan Sweden

Open Gold DofE Canoe training ( land based)

17th and 18th October 2020 Lode CB25 9HF

Open Gold Canoe training and Practice Expedition

27th to 29th March 2021 Little Ouse River and Wissy from Hockwold

8th to 10th April 2021 River Severn from Monford Bridge

Open Gold Assessed Expedition

2nd to 6th May 2021 UK River

June 29th to July 3rd 2021 UK River ( Hills Road Sixth Expedition option)

End of August 2021 Overseas Gold Canoe Assesssed expedition location to be decided but the group.

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Contact dofe@joyofadventure.co.uk for future dates.

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