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 per hour

Commercial Rate: £75 (for 4 hours) minimum + £25 for wood if required
Additional Hire £15 per hour

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River Princess

Why not hire the River Princess as a floating classroom teaching space for your students? The River Princess is now fully restored and back in the water. It will soon be operating as a training ship, offering heritage and environmental tours on the Lea River and opening as a bar in the evenings. The River Princess comprises of two indoor rooms on the lower deck, which open out to create one large space that accommodates up to 90 people. The back saloon has a fully stocked bar and canteen, whilst the front saloon comes with integrated audio visual equipment suitable for conferencing, presentations and other functions. The top deck is open large covered space and makes a superb viewing deck.

Community Rate (Static Hire): £45 per hour
Schools Rate (Static Hire): £35 per hour

Commercial Rate (Static Hire): £75 per hour

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Our gallery space has hosted various art exhibitions and cultural events of all sorts. It 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. It’s an ideal space for art exhibitions and installations due to its white bright walls, wooden floor and natural light coming through the high ceiling windows. It can be rented as a venue for different types of events, such as concerts, dance shows and public or private celebrations. 

Half Day (up to 4 hours): £300
Full Day (Up to 8 Hours): £600
Additional Hours: £70 per hour
Heating: £1 per hour

Half Day (up to 4 hours): £40
Full Day (Up to 8 Hours): £75
Additional Hours: £8 per hour
Heating – £1 per hour

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

Outdoor classroom


River Princess Boat