Workshops and Specialised Trips

The world is our outdoor classroom! Join us for a unique learning experience aboard our Victorian Tamar Barge, Lynher!
We provide several excellent educational workshops suitable for children and young people, covering a range of topics such as:

  • STEAM subjects (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics)
  • Renewable energy
  • Biodiversity
  • History
  • Geography and more

The Year 5 children had a fantastic day exploring their local area. They gained valuable understanding of how to harness tidal energy and absolutely loved boarding the Lynher.

Carbeile Junior School

Tides and Renewable Energy Workshop

Understand how the tide works and see how it’s power could be harnessed. Mechanical Advantage is explained and demonstrated.

  • KS2 STEM Education Workshop.
  • Primary schools or families.
  • Tailored from 2 hours to a day depending on requirements.
  • Mechanical Advantage is shown and explained on board.

Prices start at £175 (up to 4 people) or Groups (up to 12 people) £550

Become Victorian Crew!

Be transported back in time to the late 1890s… Tamar Barges are the fastest means of transport in the Plymouth waterways and as crew you are required to move cargo from the historic Quay at Cotehele onto the Lynher Barge.

You will learn the skills required to be traditional barge crew, from ropework to crane handling. You will also experience making a real Victorian meal with seasonal produce from the Tamar Valley.

Duration around 3-4 hours.

Appropriate for 4 to 12 people. £90 per adult, £65 per child. 


River & Wildlife Adventures

Did you know the Tamar Valley is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest?

If you are a keen bird spotter and nature lover you will find the cruise from Cremyll to Cothele an awe inspiring experience. We can organise an expert to join your day of sailing in this beautiful part of the world.

Learn more about the Tamar Valley here.


Lynher’s crew are qualified, professional and have experience working with people of all ages and abilities.

The children and staff from Ford Primary very much enjoyed their day spent taking part in the Lynher Voyage of Adventure workshop. We spent in the day in a beautiful location taking part in several well-organised, engaging activities to help us learn more about the tides, renewable energy and our local area and its history. The ultimate highlight of our day was being abroad the Lynher – this is something all of our children will remember for a very long time to come!

Ford Primary School