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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.

Daily Adventure Activities

Our adventure activity days are open to everyone, you do not need to be a guest at the YHA to take part.        Running  every day during  the  school holidays the below programme is for  individuals and families to book.

All instruction, equipment and transport is included in the price.

Daily Activities: 

Easter, May, Summer and October halfterm

 When Day Name Time About the activities
Monday River Trip 9.30 to 16.00 Canoe river trip down the River Exe and Exeter Canal including weir descents
Tuesday Intrepid Adventures 9.30 to 16.00 We cycle to Meldon to go rock climbing and gorge scrambling
Wednesday Family Rock Day 9.30 to 16.00 On Dartmoor we go out weaselling, bouldering and rock climbing
Thursday Swallows and Amazons Day
9.30 to 16.00 At our lake great watersports day of kayak, Canoeing and raft building
Friday Superheros Day 9.30 to 16.00 Pony Trekking on the moors, climbing wall, low ropes and archery
Saturday Intrepid Adventures 9.30 to 16.00 We cycle to Meldon to go rock climbing and gorge scrambling
Sunday Reaching New Heights 9.30 to 16.00 High Ropes, Mountain Boarding and Bushcraft.

 Wednesday Morning

Taster Session 

9.30 to 11.30


 Gorge Scrambling (Wednesday am)


 Evening  Mon, Wed, Friday   Guided Walk  

Ages for activities

Age Limits Activity types
5 and Upwards Archery, Bushcraft, Low Ropes, Gorge Scrambling, Weaselling,                Kayaking, Canoeing
8 and Upwards High Ropes, Rock Climbing, Mountain Boarding 

Price List for Day Adventures

Activity Prices

Cost per person

per day

Under 16   

Family Rate

2 adults and 2 children 

Dartmoor Rock Climbing Day £59.00 £49.00 £120.00
River Trip Day (Paddle the Exe) £59.00 £49.00 £120.00
Lake (Watersports day) £45.00 £38.00 £94.00
Intrepid Adventures at Meldon £45.00 £38.00 £94.00
Reaching New Heights at Bracken Tor £45.00 £38.00 £94.00
Unleash your super heros (Goods Shed) £45.00 £38.00 £94.00
Taster Session: Gorge Scrambling £25.00 £20.00 n/a


Kids Adventure Days

Children aged from 8-16 can be unaccompanied for a full day of fully supervised activities from the above programme. Essentially, this is a different type of child-care for the younger participants.   Read More 

Call 01837 53916 to book your place

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 £32 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 kit 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:  £59 for full day

Tuesdays throughout the School Holidays

Family Rock Day:  £59 for full day

Wednesdays throughout the School Holidays

Family Paddle Day:  £59 for full day

Thursdays throughout the School Holidays





Paddling on the Exe

River Trip (Canoe)

£59 full day trip leaving at 9am, returning by 5pm.

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

26th July 2018
2nd Aug 2018
9th Aug 2018
16th Aug 2018
23rd Aug 2018
30st Aug 2018

To make a reservation call 01837 53916. Suitable for those aged 8 and more.


Family Rock Days

A great adventure travelling to famous Dartmoor tors where we'll try rock climbing, weaselling and bouldering, all fun-filled activities suitable for people of all ages. The dartmoor granite is great for rock-climbing, as the rough surface of the granite provides a good grip to the rocks.

Suitable for Children age 8 upwards.

Price £59.00 per person includes transport and instruction.

Ratio: 1 to 8 (max)

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

Likely time: 9.00 - 4.30pm

Easter Holidays

Wednesday 4th April 2018
Wednesday 11th April 2018

May Half-term Holidays

Wednesday 30th May 2018

Summer Holidays

Wednesday 25th July 2018
Wednesday 1st August 2018
Wednesday 8th August 2018
Wednesday 15th August 2018
Wednesday 22nd August 2018

Wednesday 29th August 2018

October Half-term holidays

Wednesday 24th October 2018

Rock day LR1

Activity Adventure days