• 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 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:

  • Cambridge Academic Partnership
  • Hills Road Sixth form
  • 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
  • High Wycombe Grammar School
  • The Leys School, Cambridge
  • St Joseph’s Reading
  • Outlook Expeditions
  • Expeditions Wales
  • Bedford High School
  • Arete Outdoor Centre

What’s coming up?

Open Gold DofE Canoe and Walking training

19th and 20th October 2019 Lode CB25 9HF

Open Gold DofE Canoe Training and Practice

Saturday April 4th to Monday April 6th River Little Ouse and Wissy

Open Gold DofE Canoe Training and Practice

Thursday 16th to Saturday 18th  April River Severn

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

Booking Form: Download

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

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Joy was fantastic! 8 hours well spent.


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