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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 2018

When do they run?

  •     Friday 30th March -  Friday 13th April 2018

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), 3 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 2018:

Number of Nights Adult and 14 to 18 years Cost Under 14 Cost
2 £92 £74
3 £165 £132
4 £231 £185

Food and Activities in package

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

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 Mountain Boarding 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 (River Exe)      
In addition there are two self guided activities that can be substituted for any taster session:         Cycle Hire or Pony trekking (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, Bridge Climb,Rock Climbing Day
12 and Upwards Tyrolean Traverse, Dartmoor Drop (Bridge Abseil), Paddle Day (River Trip)

Holiday Adventures 2018

Please book your accommodation at YHA Okehampton Then call 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 Package Prices

Number of Nights Adult  Cost  Under 14 Cost
2 £92 £74
3 £165 £132
4 £231 £185

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, 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 Canoe river trip   Watersports Day  
In addition there are two self guided activities that can be substituted for any taster session: Bike Hire and
Pony trekking (subject to availability at the Stables and 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,  River trip                                   Rock Day (weasling+boulding+rock climbing)

 

12 and Upwards  Big Oke Abseil

Summer Adventures 2018

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  Package Prices :

Number of Nights Adult  Cost Under 14 Cost
2 £92 £74
3 £165 £132
4 £231 £185
7 £276 £221

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, 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 

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 Canoe River Trip   Watersports Day  
In addition there are two self guided activities that can be substituted for any taster session: Bike hire &
Pony trekking (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, 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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Family Adventures 2018

Running every day during school holidays our adventurous activities are a great way to get active with your family and friends.  You can book per session, for the day or stay with us for a holiday full of adventure

 

When do they run:

  •   Easter Holidays:      Friday 30th March - Friday 13th April 2018
  •   May Half Term:        Saturday 26th May - Friday 1st June 2018
  •   Summer Holidays:   Saturday 28th July - Friday 31st August 2018
  •   October Half Term:  Saturday 20th - Friday 26th October 2018
  •                                            (reduced activity programme see activity days page)

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

The hostel has 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 the package or separately through the YHA website or independent booking engines. 

 

What's included in a Family Adventure add-on 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. Lunch will be either packed or from our cafe. Then a three course evening meal from our family friendly menu. 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 Dartmoor. All transport (excluding pony trek) and safety equipment provided.

Prices :

Number of Nights Adult Cost Under 14 Cost
2 £92 £74
3 £165 £132
4 £231 £185
7 £276 £221

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

 Easter, May and Summer Activities

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9.00 to 11.30 Rock Climbing High Ropes/Guided walk
Canoeing Gorge Scrambling High Ropes Rock Climbing
Kayaking
12.00 to 14.00 Archery Mountain Boarding Climbing Wall/Low Ropes Archery Mountain Boarding Archery Climbing Wall/Low Ropes
14.30 to 17.00 Kayaking Gorge Scrambling Bushcraft Rock Climbing/Guided walk
Bushcraft Gorge Scrambling Bridge Climb
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 River Exe and Exeter Canal including weir descents)

 

 

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

Swap session for the Dartmoor Drop (Abseil from the Viaduct) when running

 October Activities

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9.30 to 12.00 Rock Climbing High Ropes
Canoeing Gorge Scrambling Canoeing Archery
Gorge Scrambling
13.00 to 15.30 Kayaking Gorge Scrambling Mountain Boarding Rock Climbing
Climbing Wall/High Ropes
Bridge Climb
Bushcraft
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 River Exe and Exeter Canal including weir descents)

 

 

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

Swap session for the Dartmoor Drop (Abseil from the Viaduct) when running

 

 

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