Centre for Outdoor Activity & Community Hub

Our Taunton location

We operate from the custom built Centre for Outdoor Activity & Community Hub (COACH) based in French Weir Park, Taunton. This centre is situated in the centre of the park and right next to the River Tone. There is direct access straight out onto the water from the centre as well as directly onto our other activity areas.


What’s available in Taunton?


Available every weekend from April until the end of September 2024

Stand Up Paddleboard


Perfect for those looking to upskill!
Available on selected dates from April 2022

Kayak Lesson
Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson

Whether you recently brought a kayak or paddleboard and want to gain confidence for your own solo adventures, or if you want to learn the fundamentals and just give it a try, our instructed sessions are perfect and will be tailored around what you’re looking for. Our instructors are a fountain of knowledge and will have you up and paddling in no time.


After-School clubs
Half Day
Full Day
Curriculum Support
End of Term celebrations

Centre Facilities

As the centre was built specifically with activities in mind, it has everything you’ll need. There are warm changing rooms, toilets, hot showers, disabled access, and an onsite cafe (The Weir) as well as a hireable room called the Parkroom.

There is no parking available at COACH. When planning this amazing activity centre right in the heart of Taunton, they thought your adventure should begin with how you arrived. To find the nearest car parks please see here. There are a range of public transport options that bring you to the centre of Taunton. From here it is just a 10 – 15 minute walk. There are routes that take you through the hidden eden tucked away behind the urban buzz, along the river.

What you need to bring with you

For water based activities:

If you are taking part in any of our water activities from this centre you just need to bring swimwear, towel and old trainers to wear in the water. Any medication (inhalers), suncream and a bottle of water is also recommended. All of our group activities include everything else you will need such as wetsuit etc.

If you are hiring watercraft equipment please remember that wetsuits are not provided and we would recommend wearing old leggings and t-shirt or something that you don’t mind getting wet, of course you are welcome to bring your own wetsuit as well. We also have wetsuits available for hire. If you are unsure if wetsuits are included in your activity please do give us a ring or check your booking confirmation which will contain full details.

For land based activities:

If you are taking part in any of our land based activities you need to wear weather appropriate clothing. In the summer, a sunhat and suncream (fingers crossed) will be required. In the colder months (and occasionally the Summer) a raincoat and warm layers are needed. 

All of our land activities require enclosed footwear, a pair of trainers are perfect.

Channel Adventure

Channel Adventure



Land based venue

Land based venue