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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 poppy@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:

  • Parkside Federation Academies, Cambridge
  • Hills Road Sixth form
  • University of Cambridge Faculty of Education
  • Bottisham Village College
  • Netherhall School, Cambridge
  • Royal Grammar School Worcestershire
  • High Wycombe Grammar School
  • The Leys School, Cambridge
  • St Joseph’s Reading
  • Outlook Expeditions
  • Expeditions Wales
  • Bedford High School
  • Zest for Adventure
  • Arete Outdoor Centre

What’s coming up?

First Aid Dates; see first aid pages


Open Gold DofE Canoe and Walking training

2nd -3rd March 2019 Lode CB25 9HF

Parents and Guardians Food and Kit Workshop

Open to any one who has a participant going on a JOA expedition in 2019

Monday 11th 6pm in Coleridge  Community School CB1 3RJ

Open Silver DofE Canoe Training Practice Expedition:
Monday 18th March 2019

Location: Milton Country Park

Open Silver DofE Canoe Training Practice Expedition:
Saturday 23rd – 24th March 2019

Open Gold DofE Canoe Training Practice Expedition:
6th – 9th April 2019
Location: Great Ouse

Open Gold DofE Walking Practice Expedition:
16th – 20th April 2019
Locaiton: Snowdonia

Open Gold DofE Walking Assessed Expedition:
29th May – 2rd June 2019
Location: Yorkshire Dales

Open Silver DofE Canoe Expedition:
Wed 26th June – Fri 28th June 2019

Open Gold DofE Canoe Assessed Expedition:
19th June –  23rd June 2019
Location:  Norfolk Broads

Open Silver DofE Canoe Expedition:
Mon 1st July – Wed 3rd July 2019

Open Gold Canoe Assessed Expedition:
8th – 12th July 2019

Location: River Severn

Open Gold DofE Canoe Assessed expedition

22nd to 27th August 2019

Location: Sweden

Open Gold Assessed Expedition:
2nd – 6th Sept 2019

Location: River Severn

Open Gold DofE Canoe and Walking training

October 2019 Lode CB25 9HF

Booking Form: Download

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

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DofE Approved Activity Provider

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Institute for Outdoor Learning

ITC first aid

Despite already having significant first aid experience the course was not too slow or patronising. It was well delivered and very enjoyable. I appreciated that my skills were recognised and appreciated and that I was able to use them with in the course.


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