Thames Young Mariners

Outdoor experiences and activities

Established over 40 years ago, this 25 acre site includes a 10 acre lake, alongside the River Thames, between Richmond and Kingston. Thames Young Mariners is surrounded by 200 acres of public open space, which has been designated as a local nature reserve. Located near London, Thames Young Mariners is the ideal location for London borough schools and organisations to visit.

In addition to the land-based activities found at our other centres, Thames Young Mariners offers water-based activities in a controlled environment, providing a unique space for learning and self-discovery in the natural environment. The centre is recognised as a teaching centre by the Royal Yachting Association and the British Canoe Union.

All activities are delivered by our qualified and experienced outdoor education workers. Whether you book for one day, a week or a weekly programme, our staff will facilitate a structured outdoor experience and engage with your group to maximise their learning opportunities.

Activities available at Thames Young Mariners include adventure/night walks, archery, bell boating, canoeing, challenge course, climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, orienteering, raft building, sailing, team tasks and woodland skills. Please find our activity descriptions here.

Activities can be adapted for disabled groups. Further information about our inclusive activities for groups with additional needs can be downloaded here.

What we can offer you at Thames Young Mariners

Location of Thames Young Mariners

Thames Young Mariners Outdoor Education Centre
Riverside Drive
TW10 7RX

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SAT NAV details for Thames Young Mariners

Cars, minibuses, mini-coaches and coaches

SAT NAV users should input the postcode TW10 7RX and also Riverside Drive for accurate directions. There is on-site parking for cars, minibuses and mini-coaches as well as access for coaches.

Directions to Thames Young Mariners

Directions (without SAT NAV)

Thames Young Mariners is located a between Kingston and Richmond and is a short distance from London.

By train

The closest train stations are:

  • Strawberry Hill
  • Twickenham
  • Surbiton

Taxis are available at Surbiton station.