We are pleased to welcome groups of all ages and abilities. We can recommend a structure for the day with activities tailored to suit the audience but are more than happy to fit in with your requirements.

A visit usually comprises:

  • Talk about the River Stour Navigation
  • Onsite¬†quiz
  • River Dipping
  • Trips aboard our boats (possibly including the restore Stour Lighter, John Constable)
  • Operation of Great Cornard Lock
  • John Constable ‘floating classroom’

The VEC is also suitable as a base for Scouts, Guides, Canoe Groups and Duke of Edinburgh courses. Overnight camping on the grounds is permitted (through prior arrangement) with access to toilets and shower facilities available.

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