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Booking Day Activities

Adventure Activites are open to anyone visiting or living in the area around Okehampton, you don't need to be a resident at the hostel.  We offer over 20 different adventure activities for individuals, families or groups. As it's the Olympic year, perhaps you'll be spurred onto more more active year, trying such wonderful sports as canoeing, kayaking or the less traditional sports of weaseling, rock climbing and gorge scrambling.

This Easter we are offering activity sessions daily from Monday 2nd April and sessions can be booked by individuals in each of the school holidays.  Outside these periods, we can run an Adventure session for a grouo of 6 or more.

For more about Easter activities:  read more

We can also do special bookings for Birthday parties, Stag parties and even a Wedding party.

Adventure Activity Days 2018

Our Adventure activities are open to all, whether individuals or families whether you live locally or are on holiday.  Within easy reach of most parts of Devon, we offer a range of adventure activity days, suitable for beginners, whatever your age, from 5 upwards. Typically each session has a maximum of either 8, 14 or 16 places, depending on the type of session.  If a session fills we may put on an additional activity session, which may differ from those currently timetabled.  All instruction, equipment and transport is included in the price, unless advised at time of booking.

If you have more than 6 people you can book a private session at any time (see separate price list). 

 

Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9 to 11.30 Rock Climbing High Ropes Canoeing Gorge Scrambling High Ropes Weaselling Kayaking
12.00 to 2.00 Archery Climbing Wall Mountain Boarding Low Ropes Archery Climbing Wall Mountain Boarding
14.30 to 17.00 Kayaking Gorge Scrambling Bushcraft Rock Climbing Bushcraft Gorge Scrambling High Ropes
Full Day   Watersports Day Family Rock Day Paddle Day (Exe)   Watersports Day  
Bike Hire Open daily 9-5
 

In the event of unsuitable weather conditions on the day, we reserve the right to substitute the activity with a different one.

October Holiday Programme

Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9.30 to 12.00 Rock Climbing High Ropes
Canoeing
Gorge Scrambling Weaselling Archery

Gorge Scrambling

13.00 to 15.30 Kayaking   Gorge Scrambling   Mountain Boarding Rock Climbing
Climbing Wall High Ropes  

Bushcraft

Full Day   Watersports Day Family Rock Day Paddle Trip   Watersports Day  
 

Ages for activities

Age Limits Activity types
5 and Upwards Archery, Bushcraft, Low Ropes, Gorge Scrambling, Weaselling, Kayaking
8 and Upwards High Ropes, Rock Climbing, Mountain Boarding, Rock Climbing Day, River Trips
12 and Upwards Tyrolean Traverse, Big Oke Abseil,

 

Prices per person per session 

 

 Type   Name      Adult    Under 14 
Taster Sessions Archery, Bushcraft, Weaselling, Low Ropes, Climbing Wall

 £20   £15

Taster Sessions

High Ropes, Rock Climbing, Mountain Boarding,

Gorge Scrambling,  Kayaking, Canoeing

£25   £20
Full Day Watersports Day, Rock Climbing Day, Paddle Day (River Trip)
£49

 

Day Adventure Camps

Adventure Okehampton’s great offer for unaccompanied children aged 8 to 16. Book your child in for a full day of fully supervised activities. Essentially, this is a different type of child-care for the younger participants.   Read More

 

Wild Camping Expedition on Dartmoor

Dartmoor Tors

Wild Camping - An overnight expedition to Dartmoor
Price £49.00 per person

Dartmoor is a wonderful area with over 385 square miles of wilderness terrain.  At Okehampton, we are situated right of the northern edge of the high moors, where the Army have been training for over a century.  We will take a overnight expedition onto the moor, and demonstrate some basic survival skills, so you learn methods of natural navigation, where to build a shelter, taking water and light a camp-fire. Its a great day activity session, allowing you to see some of the wilder habitats of Dartmoor in the hands of our capable instructors. 

Can be combined with a bushcraft session, high ropes, Big Oke Abseil or rock climbing to make a great Dads weekend away with the kids!

Routes: A range of trail types will be experienced, including tracks, gravel paths, heather moorland, woodland, pastureland and rough ground, so good footwear is essential to make the best of this day.
Kit required:  Suitable clothing, some wet-weather gear, packed lunch required, water bottle.
Price includes: Instructor for session, Transport all provided.

Likely distance: 4-6 miles
Time: 14.00 - 9.30am

Dates for these events:

Saturday 25th July 2015
Saturday 1st August 2015
Saturday 8th August 2015
Saturday 15th August 2015
Saturday 22nd August 2015
Saturday 29th August 2015

Call 01837 53916 to make a Booking.

Stay the Day

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Looking for something for the children to do during the holidays? If they are between 8 and 16, you can book them onto our Day Adventure Camps. 

Running during school holidays, they can do three different adventure taster sessions and we'll look after them during the off-session periods.

Price normally £60.00, but special price of £30 per person for day for three taster sessions.  Lunch can be added (if required), otherwise they will need a packed lunch and sufficient to drink for the day. Check the kt requirements, which vary depending on the activities on the day.  A day pack, second pair of training shoes, towel and swimming costumes may be required.

A parental consent form will be required at drop off at 8.45 am and collection available around 5pm.

Or alternatively consider:

Family Watersports Day:  £49 for full day

Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout the School Holidays

Family Rock Day:  £49 for full day

Wednesdays throughout the School Holidays

Family Paddle Day:  £49 for full day

Thursdays throughout the School Holidays

 

 

 

 

Paddling on the Exe

River Trip (Canoe)

 

£49 full day trip

There are two options that we can use in Exeter.  Usually we use the Double Locks Loop for most activities. For this loop no previous experience is needed! If the group is suitably skilled and the river conditions are right it may be possible to do the Exeter Quay loop, but this requires paddling two water slides. Groups can expect to see wildlife along the river and canal, be taught paddle skills along the way and have opportunities to play games and go swimming.

•    Double locks Loop (Loop 2) - A flat water paddle that will involve going down the River Exe to Countess Weir and then getting onto the canal and paddling back up past double locks to the car park. This route is 4.5km.
•    Exeter Quay Loop (Loop 1) - A paddle up the canal to Exeter Quay and then paddling down the river. On the way round are two water slides they will be riding.

All kit will be provided buoyancy aids, helmets, wetsuits, paddles, boats.

Dates of paddle days

Thursday’s
6th April 2017
13th April 2017
1st June 2017
27th July 2017
3rd Aug 2017
10th Aug 2017
17th Aug 2017
24th Aug 2017
31st Aug 2017

 

To make a reservation call 01837 53916.

 

Family Rock Days 2017

A great day out on Dartmoor.  We travel to some of the famous Dartmoor tors where we'll try a range of rock based activities, some rock climbing, weaselling and bouldering.  Dartmoor granite is great for rock-climbing, as the rough surface of the granite allows a good grip to the rocks.

Suitable for Children age 8 upwards.

Price £49.00 per person

Kit required: Suitable loose clothing and shoes. Packed Lunch.

Likely time: 9.00 - 4.30pm

Easter Holidays

Wednesday 5th April 2017
Wednesday 12h April 2017

May Half-term Holidays

Wednesday 31st May 2017

Summer Holidays

Wednesday 25th July 2016
Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Wednesday 9th August 2017
Wednesday 16th August 2017
Wednesday 23rd August 2017

Wednesday 30th August 2017

October Half-term holidays

Wednesday 25th October 2017

Rock day LR1