Outdoor Classroom

Over six weeks in Summer 2017, 17 young people, aged 14-18, from Newham Youth Offending Team and Newham Young Refugees and Migrants worked alongside staff from the charity Build Up to construct a new outdoor classroom at Cody Dock. The young people imagined and created the shelter from the ground up, gaining skills in carpentry and construction, as well as team work and design. The structure was built using reclaimed and natural materials, where possible sourced from the local area. The amazing space they have created, which was made possible by a £10,000 grant from the Big Lottery and a £1,500 donation from a generous private donor, is now used regularly by forest school groups, local primary school children and the general public and is available for hire.

Pricing List:

Community Rate: £25 (for 4 hours minimum) + £25 for wood if required
Additional Hire £5 p/h

Commercial Rate: £75 (for 4 hours) minimum + £25 for wood if required
Additional Hire £15 p/h

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Floating Classroom Hire

Why not hire the River Princess as a teaching space for your students? Click here for more information.


Our gallery space can be hired as an education space for nature studies, art, geography or other related activities, or combined with a field trip, to provide dedicated, dry group space for learning sessions.

Half Day (up to 4 hours): £300
Full Day (Up to 8 Hours): £600
Additional Hours: £70 p/h
Meeting: £1 p/h

Hourly Rate – £11 p/h
Half Day (up to 4 hours) – £40
Full Day (Up to 8 Hours) – £75
Additional Hours – £8 p/h
Meeting – £1 p/h

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Washblock and toilets

With ongoing support from Thames Water, the Thames Tideway project and British Rowing, we are looking to develop a wash block with lockers, a changing area and showers. This will be available for use by all volunteers supporting with our ecological activities.


Please browse through our calendars for availability and get in touch by writing to [email protected] for bookings.

Outdoor classroom


River Princess Boat