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Day Adventure Club
Looking for things to do for the children during the school holidays. For £35 book them into our Day Adventure Club. Three Activities and supervision in between.
Hire a Bike and Cycle the Granite Way
All Terrain Bicycles suitable for adults and children, baby carriages and tow along trailers for non cyclists. Direct access to the Granite Way traffic trail.
Booking Group Activities
All types of groups are welcome at Adventure Okehampton, from sports teams, youth clubs, birthday celebrations to organising a company meeting with some team building. We tailor the programme to suit your needs and budget.
British Canoeing
Discover kayaking and take up a sport allowing access to lakes, rivers and even the sea! Our British Canoeing accredited centre offer kayaking training courses and offers sessions from half-days to full weekend courses
Adventure 7 and RYLA
These two programmes run by Rotary International Okehampton challenge young people to build self confidence under the guidance of business professionals, Rotarians and Adventure Instructors.
Rock Climbing on Dartmoor
Get to grips with granite and other climbing crags on Dartmoor. All instruction and equipment provided by our experienced team.
Family Adventure Holidays
We run 2,3,4 or 7 day Activity Holidays at YHA Okehampton. Each day offers several different adventures, all close to our centre in Devon.
Hen and Stag Partys
Go wild heading out on our Stag or Hen special group sessions. Dress up for an abseiling or rafting session. Stop for some refreshements.
Try Out a New Activity
Adventure Okehampton specialises in providing adventure activities for groups on Dartmoor, Devon. We can provide residential or non-residential packages tailored to your budget and activity requirements, and suitable for all ages from 5 upwards
New Function Room
This project was funded by Greater Dartmoor Leaf programme. The room can be booked for outisde meetings. Now available for booking for meetings or parties

Family Adventure Holidays 2014

Family adventure holidays are a great way to get active with your family in Devon. They are designed to allow you to work and play together while learning and enjoying new exciting sports. There is something to suit the whole family from 5 years upwards.

When do they run?

    •     Easter Holidays Friday 25th March to Sunday 15th April 2016
    •     May Half Term Saturday 28th May - Sunday 5th June 2016
    •     Summer Holidays: 22nd July to Sunday 4th September 2016
    •     October Half Term Holidays Saturday 22nd October - Sunday 30th October 2016
Number of Nights Adult and 14 to 18 years Cost Under 14 Cost
2 £105 £84
3 £170 £136
4 £227 £181
7 £320 £256

For more details click the relevant holiday or the activity programme.

Easter Adventures 2019

April is an good time to visit Dartmoor, as the spring brings new leaves and shoots and everything becomes green. Our Easter Adventure at YHA Okehampton can be combined with other holidays within the area, to create a great spring holiday for 2019. If you want to spend an extra few days around Okehampton, there are family friendly attractions, such as the RHS Rosemoor and National Trust properties (Lydford Gorge) many of which run family activities with Easter Eggs/Lindt Bunnies as prizes. The marine centre at Wembury has rock-pooling adventures or stop off at Seaton Jurassic on your way to Okehampton giving the kids a variety of new adventures.

Our Adventure holiday allows your family to let off some steam, learn new skills and explore the wilderness areas with wild running rivers, beautiful moorland and granite tors, all within easy reach of the hostel. Our evening walk provides your first taste of the open moorland, wooded valleys and rivers that are typical of Dartmoor. Then either one day or three days of activities are taken from our weekly programme, the options are fixed depending on the day of arrival. In spring some of the more popular activities are archery, cycle trail, high ropes and canoeing.

When do they run?

  • Friday 12th April to Sunday 21st April 2019

There will be individual bookable taster sessions for activities between 6 April and 13 April 2019 for those whose holidays start in the week before.

What's included in a Family Adventure package?

Catering: Home cooked Buffet style hot and cold breakfasts, packed lunch, 2 course evening meal including a vegetarian option.  Special diets can be catered for by notifying the centre in advance of your stay.

Activities: Adventure activity instruction & equipment.

Family Adventure Package Prices 2018:

Number of Nights Adult Cost Under 26 Cost
2 £140 £120
4 £290 £225

Programme will be uploaded in January 2019. Sample programme on front page. The two day break can be started on Monday, Wednesday or Friday.

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

Number of Nights Activities included
2 Evening Walk, 1 Full day,  Cycle Hire
4 Evening Walk, 3 Full days,  Cycle Hire
Age Limits Activity types
5 and Upwards Archery, Bushcraft, Low Ropes, Gorge Scrambling, Weaselling, Kayaking, Watersports Day,
8 and Upwards High Ropes, Rock Climbing, Mountain Boarding, Bridge Climb,Rock Climbing Day
12 and Upwards Tyrolean Traverse, Dartmoor Drop (Bridge Abseil), Paddle Day (River Trip)

Half-term Adventures 2019

Whilst half-term is just a week, it does give the option of a short UK break away from home learning new skills and engaging in new activities as a family.

If you're thinking of a holiday in May, well it's a good time for Bluebells in the woodlands around Devon. Bluebells surround the slopes at YHA Okehampton Bracken Tor, so you don't even have to go away from the venue to see the stunning blues offering a photographers dream location.

May Half-term: Friday 25th May to Sunday 2nd June 2019

Alternatively, October half-term brings the oranges, reds and yellows of the leaves turning on the trees, and late afternoon brings beautiful colour to the woodlands that surround Dartmoor. It's still a great time to get out on the moors for our adventure packages, so why not book your autumn adventure in Devon.

October Half-term: Friday 18th October to Sunday 27th October 2019

What's included in a Family Adventure package?

Catering: Home cooked Buffet style hot and cold breakfasts, packed lunch, 2 course evening meal from our family friendly menu with a vegetarian option.  Special diets can be catered for by notifying the centre in advance of your stay.

Activities: Adventure activity instruction & equipment.

Family Adventure Package Prices

Number of Nights Adult  Cost  Under 26 Cost
2 £140 £120
4 £290 £220

 

Number of Nights Activities included Catering
2 Evening Walk, 1 Full day, 1/2 day Cycle Hire  2 Breakfasts, 2 Evening Meals, 2 lunch
4 Evening Walk, 3 Full days, 1/2 day Cycle Hire 4 Breakfasts, 4 Evening Meals, 4 lunch

 

Half-term Programme

To be advised in January 2019

Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Full Day  

 

         
Bike Hire

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

Ages for activities

Age Limits Activity types
5 and Upwards

Archery, Bushcraft, Low Ropes, Gorge Scrambling, Weaselling, Kayaking,   

Watersports Day (Kayaking + Canoeing + Raft Building)

8 and Upwards

High Ropes, Rock Climbing, Mountain Boarding,  

River Trip, Rock Day (Weaselling + Boulding + Rock Climbing)

12 and Upwards  Dartmoor Drop (or Big Oke Abseil)

Summer Adventures 2019

Summer is an ideal time to visit Dartmoor and our Family Adventure at YHA Okehampton can be combined with other holidays within the area, to create your great holiday for 2019. Within Devon and Cornwall there are many great beach destinations, and many places, such as Widemouth, Budleigh Salterton and Dawlish are less then 1 hour from Okehampton. Dartmoor also has great heritage experiences, as there are numerous stone rows, stone circles, dolmens and menhirs scattered over a wonderful prehistoric landscape. For crime novel addicts, Sherlock Holmes fans can visit the areas that inspired the "Hound of the Baskervilles" on the high moors.  There are various agricultural shows that are worth a visit during the summer period (Okehampton, Thursday 8th August; Chagford Thurday 15th  August). There are family friendly attractions, such as the Pony Heritage Centres, Museums, National Trust properties (Castle Drogo, Finch Foundary) so plenty of additional day excursions that can be taken from Okehampton. 

Our Adventure holiday allows your family to let off some steam, learn new skills and explore the wilderness areas with wild running rivers, beautiful moorland and granite tors, all within easy reach of the hostel. Our evening walk provides your first taste of the open moorland, wooded valleys and rivers that are typical of Dartmoor. Then either one day or three days of activities are taken from our weekly programme, the options are fixed depending on the day of arrival. The most popular activities are gorge scrambling, rock climbing, archery and kayaking.

Other events in the region:

What's included in a Family Adventure Add-on package?

Catering: Home cooked Buffet style hot and cold breakfasts, packed lunch,  2 course evening meal with a vegetarian option.  Special diets can be catered for by notifying the centre in advance of your stay.

Activities: Adventure activity instruction & equipment.

Family Adventure  Package Prices :

Number of Nights Adult  Cost Under 26 Cost
2 £140 £120
4 £290 £220

Food and Activities included in the package

Number of Nights Activities included Catering
2 1 Full day or 3 Taster Sessions 2 Breakfasts, 2 Evening Meals, 2 lunches
4 3 Full days or 9 Taster Sessions 4 Breakfasts, 4 Evening Meals, 4 lunches

The activities must be selected from those running on the day(s) of your stay.

The programme will be uploaded in January 2019, but see the general page for sample programme. It has not been finalised, hence it may differ if you book now.

Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

9.30 to 17.00

             
14.30 to 17.00              
 
           

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

Ages for activities

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

Summer 7 Day Holidays

Our Devon adventure centre will be running our popular week-long Adventure Holidays for the School Holidays this summer (Summer Holidays: 22nd July to Sunday 4th September 2016).

Price: £320 (Adults), £256 (Under 14)

What's included in a Family Adventure Holidays?


Accommodation: Based at either the Goods Shed or our Bracken Tor site, on the edge of Dartmoor you will be given a private Family Bunk Room. En-suite Rooms are available for an additional £5.00 per night. If there are only 2 in your family, then there is a supplement of £15 per room.


Activities: 3 full days of activities and 4 evening activities included. Try out different activities including watersports day (kayaking, canoeing, raft-building), and 4 taster session from high ropes, archery, rock-climbing, gorge-scrambling and either Pony-Trekking or The Big Oke abseil (over 12). Evening activities are night-walks.

Catering: Buffet style hot and cold breakfasts, packed lunch, Family evening meal normally available between 5.30pm - 8pm. The Youth Hostel has a full alcohol licence allowing drinks to be served with your meal or during the evening.

Extra activity sessions can be added to the package: popular extras include Mountain Boarding, Cycle Hire and for those wanting to go further afield Surfing Day (own transport required), Family Rock Day, Family Paddle Expedition.

Guidance on Age limits for Activities: The age limit for most activities is 5, some activities (Mountain Boarding, Rock Climbing and High Ropes) the age limit is usually 8, and Big Oke Abseil only open to those over 12.  In the main the limitation is whether the safety equipment will fit and whether the stature of the child will allow them to safely participate.

On a Budget? Save on accommodation prices by booking a camping version!  Bring your own tent and camp, but still get all food and adventure activities for £219.00 adults and £176.00 (under 14's).

Bookings: to make a booking, please call or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll give you an individual quotation for your family holiday.

Call: 01837 53916

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Adventure Holidays 2019

Running every day during school holidays our adventurous activities are a great way to get active with your family and friends.  You can book for a full day of activities or stay for longer on holiday full of adventure  in SW England.  You can also book this as part of a bigger tour around Devon and Cornwall.

When do Family Adventure Holidays run on Dartmoor?

  •   Easter Holidays:      13th to 22nd April 2019
  •   May Half Term:        24th May to 2nd June 2019
  •   Summer Holidays:   26th July to 26th August 2019
  •   October Half Term:  18th to 27th October 2019                                 

What's included in a Family Adventure holiday

Accommodation:

Your accommodation within the hostel will be in one of our private bunk bed rooms. We have a range of rooms to suit your family from 2, 4 or 6 bed private rooms. Ensuite rooms maybe available  (supplement payable)

Catering:

Full board catering starts on your arrival with an evening meal through till your departure day lunch. Start each day with a full English breakfast buffet, including cereals, toast, juice, and tea or coffee. You will be given a packed lunch to take out with you. Then finish your day with a two course evening meal from our family friendly menu. We have a full alcohol licence and drinks can be brought from our shop. Other treats, such as sweets, cake and chocolate can also be purchased there.

Activities:

Each package includes a set number of activities from the weekly timetable depending on your holiday days.  All activities are based at our centre or nearby in the surrounding area of Dartmoor. All transport and safety equipment provided.

Two night break:  Adults £140, Under 26  £120

Catering included: 2 breakfasts, 2 evening meals, 2 lunches.

Activities included: first night guided moor walk + one full day of activities + ½ day use of bikes for self-guided ride along the traffic-free Granite Way cycle path.

Arrival on:  Monday, Wednesday or Friday

Four night break: Adults £290   Under 26  £225  

Catering included:  4 breakfasts, 4 evening meals and 3 lunches.

Activities included: first night guided moor walk + three full days of activities + ½ day use of bikes for self-guided ride along the traffic-free Granite Way cycle path.

Arrival on: Monday (or Friday during Summer Holidays only).

Activities 2019

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9.30 to 16.00 River Trip Intrepid Adventures Family Rock Day Swallows and Amazons Watersports Day Superheros Day Intrepid Adventures Reaching New Heights
About the activities

canoe river trip down the River Exe and Exeter Canal including weir descents

Cycling + Rock Climbing + Gorge scrambling

Weaselling+ bouldering +  rock climbing

Kayaking + canoeing + raft building pony trek + climbing wall + low ropes +      Archery Cycling + Rock Climbing + gorge scrambling Mountain Boarding + High Ropes + Bushcraft

 AM

Taster

Cycle Hire for Granite Way

 

Gorge Scrambling

 
 

Cycle Hire for Granite Way

   
 Evening  Guided Walk   Guided Walk    Guided Walk     

Ages for activities:

Age Limits Activity types
5 and Upwards

Archery, Bushcraft, Low Ropes, Gorge Scrambling,

Weaselling, Kayaking, Watersports Day, Paddle Day

8 and Upwards

High Ropes, Rock Climbing,

Mountain Boarding, Family Rock  Day

12 and Upwards

Tyrolean Traverse,

Big Oke Abseil

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