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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,