In June 2014 Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre received £108,875 of funding over three years from Sport England’s Inclusive Sport fund.

Our Adventure For All project then started with the full time appointment of Rob Edwards as Inclusion Coordinator to open up more opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in outdoor adventurous activities.

We currently work with The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Sailability, British Canoeing Paddability, British Rowing Rowability, UK Deaf Sport Deafinitely Inclusive and other National Governing Bodies to provide nationally recognised safety standards, facilities and teaching methods.

We can support most needs at Shadwell Basin OAC and have fully qualified and trained staff who work with specialised and adapted equipment to provide a fun and safe environment for everyone.


At Shadwell Basin OAC we can provide activity session at a subsidised rate for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, Schools during term times, Disability groups at evenings and weekends and for those individuals who enjoy and wish to carry on their experience of outdoor adventurous activities we have an integrated youth club that runs weekly and during school holidays.

We provide all safety equipment needed to participate in each activity, as well as some splash proof jackets and trousers. Participants must bring a change of suitable clothing and strong foot wear.

For further information and booking at our subsidised rate, please contact Inclusion Coordinator Dan Cantwell by email at, Telephone 020 7481 4210 or click on the links to read more about what we can offer you.