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Family Adventure Holidays 2017

Running during school holidays our Family Adventure Holidays are a great way to get active with your family and friends. Designed to allow you to work and play together while learning and enjoying new exciting activities. Based on Dartmoor we are ideally suited for exploring the South West during your stay.

When do they run:

  •   Easter Holidays:     Saturday 1st - Monday 17th April 2017
  •   May Half Term:        Friday 26th May - Sunday 5th June 2017
  •   Summer Holidays:   Friday 21st July - Sunday 3rd September
  •   October Half Term:  Saturday 22nd - Sunday 30th October
  •                                            (reduced activity programme see activity days page)

 

Once you booked accommodation at YHA Okehampton you can add our package to your stay to give you the best value discount package for activities and full board catering.

We have a range of rooms and rates to suit your family from 2,4 or 6 bed private rooms, ensuite rooms available. You can also choose to book dorm beds or camping on site.

Accommodation can be booked directly with our team at the same time as this package or separately through the bookings page on this site, the YHA website or independent booking engines. YHA members can use their discount against rooms.

 

What's included in a Family Adventure Package

Catering:

Your full board catering starts with your arrival night evening meal and ends with breakfast on your departure day. Each day starts your day with a full English breakfast buffet and our café is open all day to serve your lunch. Then a three course Al a carte evening meal from 5.30-8pm. All our meals are home cooked from local produce and any special diets can be catered for by notifying the centre in advance. We have a full alcohol licence and drinks can be brought from our shop.

Activities:

Each package includes a set number of included activities as below; we will work with you to build your programme from the weekly timetable depending on your holiday days.  All activities are based at our centre or nearby in the surrounding area of Okehampton. Please talk to our team if you want further information about the activity sessions. All transport (excluding pony trek) and safety equipment provided.

Prices for 2017:

Number of Nights Adult Cost Under 14 Cost
2 £79 £63
3 £137 £110
4 £186 £149
7 £246 £196

Whats included in the package:

Number of Nights Activities
Catering
2 1 Full day or 3 Taster Sessions 2 Breakfasts, 2 Evening Meals, 1 lunch
3 2 Full days or 6 Taster Sessions 3 Breakfasts, 3 Evening Meals, 2 lunch
4 3 Full days or 9 Taster Sessions 4 Breakfasts, 4 Evening Meals, 3 lunch
7 3 Full days or 9 Taster Sessions 7 Breakfasts, 7 Evening Meals, 7 lunch

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9.00 to 11.30 Rock Climbing High Ropes Canoeing Gorge Scrambling High Ropes Weaselling Kayaking
12.00 to 14.00 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
9.00 to 16.00  

Watersports Day (kayaking+canoeing +raft building)

Family Rock Day (weaselling+bouldering +rock climbing)

Paddle Day

(canoe river trip down the Exe)

 

Watersports Day (kayaking+canoeing +raft building)

 

Or swap one taster session for one self guided activity: Bike Hire or Pony Treking

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, Paddle Day

8 and Upwards

High Ropes, Rock Climbing,

Mountain Boarding, Family Rock  Day

12 and Upwards

Tyrolean Traverse,

Big Oke Abseil

 

To make a Booking call 01837 53916 and we'll be happy to help

 

Summer Adventure Holidays 2017

When do they run?

  •     Summer Holidays Friday 21st July to Sunday 3rd September 2017

All activities are based at the centre or nearby in the surrounding area of Okehampton. Two activities per day are suitable for age 5 and updwards. Please talk to our activities team if you want further information about the activity programme.

Please book your accommodation at YHA Okehampton using either our web-booking engine on our accommodation page, or YHA's web-site for YHA's members. You can select to camp, book dormitory accommodation, family room or family ensuite room.

Then call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.to book your add-on package.

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

Catering: Home cooked Buffet style hot and cold breakfasts, packed lunch (or homemade soup and baguettes, if the activities are on site), Family 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 Holiday Package Prices for 2017:

Number of Nights Adult and 14 to 18 years Cost Under 14 Cost
2 £79 £63
3 £137 £110
4 £186 £149
7 £246 £196

Whats included in the package price in terms of Food and Activities?

Number of Nights Activities included Catering
2 1 Full day or 3 Taster Sessions 2 Breakfasts, 2 Evening Meals, 1 lunch
3 2 Full days or 6 Taster Sessions 3 Breakfasts, 3 Evening Meals, 2 lunch
4 3 Full days or 9 Taster Sessions 4 Breakfasts, 4 Evening Meals, 3 lunch
 7 3 Full days or 9 Taster Sessions 7 Breakfasts, 7 Evening Meals, 6 lunch 

In addition, if there is an evening activity running this is included in the package.

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

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  
In addition there are two self guided activities that can be substituted for any taster session: Cycle Treasure Trail and Okehampton Treasure Trail
Pony trekking may be substituted for a taster session, if requested when booking, subject to availability at the Stables. (Own transport required)

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
12 and Upwards Tyrolean Traverse, Big Oke Abseil, Paddle Day (River Trip)

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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Half-term Holidays 2017

 

 

  •     May Half Term         Friday 26th May - Sunday 4th June 2017
  •     October Half Term   Friday 20th October - Saturday 28th October 2017

What's included in a Family Adventure Package add-on?

Catering: Home cooked Buffet style hot and cold breakfasts, packed lunch (or homemade soup and baguettes, if the activities are on site), Family 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 Holiday Package Prices for 2017

Number of Nights Adult and 14 to 18 years Cost Under 14 Cost
2 £79 £63
3 £137 £110
4 £186 £149

Whats included in the package price in terms of Food and Activities?

Number of Nights Activities included Catering
2 1 Full day or 3 Taster Sessions 2 Breakfasts, 2 Evening Meals, 1 lunch
3 2 Full days or 6 Taster Sessions 3 Breakfasts, 3 Evening Meals, 2 lunch
4 3 Full days or 9 Taster Sessions 4 Breakfasts, 4 Evening Meals, 3 lunch

 

October Half-term Programme

Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9 to 11.30 Rock Climbing High Ropes Canoeing Gorge Scrambling Weaseling Archery Gorge Scrambling
               
14.30 to 17.00 Kayaking Gorge Scrambling Bushcraft Rock Climbing Climbing Wall High Ropes Bush craft
Full Day  

Watersports Day

Family Rock Day Paddle Day (Exe)   Watersports Day  
In addition there are two self guided activities that can be substituted for any taster session: Cycle Treasure Trail and Okehampton Treasure Trail
Pony trekking may be substituted for a taster session, if requested when booking, subject to availability at the Stables. (Own transport required)

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 buiding)
8 and Upwards

                                High Ropes, Rock Climbing, Mountain Boarding,                                                         Family Rock Day (weasling+boulding+rock climbing)

12 and Upwards Tyrolean Traverse, Big Oke Abseil, Paddle Day (River Trip)