Groups & Schools
Adventure Okehampton specialises in providing activities for groups of all ages and is licensed by the UK Adventure and Activity Licensing Authority as a registered activity provider. Licences can be confirmed by calling the authority at Tel: +44 (0) 2920 755715.
We have Quality Badge from Council of Learning Outside the Classroom, are members of the Institute of Outdoor Learning and our programmes qualify for Children's University.
Many of our groups return year after year! We welcome groups of all ages to Okehampton Youth Hostel. We are set up to be able to take small groups (one module) or large groups (entire hostel). Given advance notice we can cater for a range of special dietary requirements. We offer a range of different activity packages to suit groups of differing ages and budgets.
Some of our Feedback
'Thank you for another excellent year. This year our pupils were the most ‘challenging’ we’ve had in Year 6 and yet they all rose to the challenge and have had a fulfilling and fun week!’
‘We’ve had an excellent stay. The children have throughly enjoyed themselves and we wouldn’t hestitate to recommend YHA Okehampton as a brilliant place to bring children on school camp’
'Thank you so much to you and all the staff who made our camp last week such a fantastic experience for the children. They had an amazing time and it is really nice to see their new found confidence and self-belief coming back in to the classroom with them!'
Residential Activity Prices
All prices are per person and for participants under 18 year, these prices exclude VAT (which is charged as applicable); this is usually recoverable by your local Authority. Please see terms and conditions that apply.
Depending on the group size, one free leader place (accommodation, catering and activities) may be offered with every 10 persons booking a full activity residential package. Any additional leaders will be charged at our full board accommodation rate, prices available on request.
- Your Accommodation will be at either YHA Okehampton, YHA Bracken Tor House or YHA Bracken Tor Lodge, all Visit England 3 Star Activity Hostel Accommodation. The availability of Sole Use Occupancy is dependent on the size of the group. The price includes full board accommodation (from evening meal on night of arrival to packed lunch on day of departure). Special diets catered for with advance notification. The Booking Manager will liaise on accommodation details such as bed plans and catering requests. Any specific diet requirements can be discussed with the Catering Manager.
- The basic price activity package, including activity equipment and instruction. The Activity & Training Coordinator can provide all risk assessments for the planned activity programme and the Activities team is always available for advice when planning the detailed programme. Some activities, such as Pony Trekking, Surfing, River Trip all have a different cost to the basic package. The price normally includes transport to for basic activity programme unless otherwise stated. In the event of adverse weather conditions we reserve the right to substitute an alternative activity.
- Our accounts department will manage the invoicing and payment processing for your visit.
Making a Booking
In order to make a booking, a group booking form must be completed for each group and returned along with the required deposit before your booking is confirmed, as per our terms and conditions.
Residential Prices (from 1st January 2016)
|No. of nights||Jan and February||March, April to 17th May||May 18th - 19th July||July 20th - October 31st||Nov & Dec|
|Activity Programme||Winter||Spring (Mid Season)||Summer||Autumn (Mid Season)||Winter|
|Friday to Sunday||2||£95||£109||£136||£122||£95|
|Monday to Wednesday||2||£110||£125||£157||£141||£110|
|Wednesday to Friday||2||£110||£125||£157||£141||£110|
|Friday to Monday||3||£135||£154||£193||£173||£135|
|Monday to Friday||4||£195||£222||£278||£250||£195|
Grants for residential visits
Breaks4kids helps economically disadvantaged children stay with YHA. Every year, thousands of groups that include children who cannot afford to join their friends on residential trips request our help.
For more information on Breaks4Kids or for an application form, please contact:
Breaks4Kids Administrator, YHA (England & Wales) Ltd. Trevelyan House, Dimple Road, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3YH
Telephone: 01629 592696
Groups & Schools Prices at Adventure Okehampton
Our residential packages are based at one of our three accommodation centres in Okehampton, on edge of Dartmoor in Devon. These are ideal for schools and other groups seeking a high quality residential pacakge, to develop a range new skills, in a safe and welcming environment, whilst building team spirit and devlopieng social skills.
All of our residential activity packages include accommodation, meals and activities. We offer 1,2,3 or 4 night breaks on our popular adventure activity programmes, and if you would like a longer stay then please talk to us.
We also provide more specialist residential breaks, which are well suited to overseas groups as they mix work experience, language classes, visits to local industrial and agricultural centres.
We also have a winter activity programme, catering for groups who want to visit us at a quieter time of year, with 2 and 3 night breaks available with a special programme of activities suited to the time of year.
We also offer non-residential Activity Experience Days; activities are for a full day (9.30am - 4.00pm) and timings can be adjusted to suit to allow travel times.
If you would like to tailor make your package and do not require accommodation we can offer the activity bookings on a sessional basis, where each session runs for approximately 2.5 hours (half day).
Residential Group Activity Programmes
Adventure Okehampton have been running Residential Group Activity Holidays for over 19 years in Devon. Situated on the edge of Dartmoor, we offer a wide range of activities with different learning outcomes, as shown by our Quality Badge from Council of Learning outside the Classroom, so whether this is a formal educational trip or a fun residential experience, a programme can be designed to meet your budget and learning requirements. We are registered with AALA and Adventuremark as an outdoor activity centre, so all our programmes have been approved.
Okehampton, Bracken Tor & The Filter House
Your programme can be designed to meet your budget and learning requirements.
We use 4 different full day adventure activity programmes in order to develop each schools individual package. These can be used in different combinations in order to develop a residential stay programme which typically varies from 2 days to 4 days, where the schools arrive around lunchtime and depart at lunchtime.
A visit to Meldon Quarry, using the Granite Way cycle trail. Each participant cycles out to the Quarry, along the traffic free tarmaced cycle trail. On arrival the participants will be spilt into groups for their activity day, rotating through various adventures such as Gorge Scrambling, Rock Climbing or Orienteering. At the end of the afternoon they cycle back along the track to the Activity Centre.
A visit to Adventure Okehampton's lakes, a short distance west of Okehampton. On arrival the participants will be spilt into groups, rotating through various adventures such as Canoeing, Kayaking, and Raft Building. At the end of the afternoon they are transported back to the Activity Centre.
Bracken Tor Day
A visit to Bracken Tor activity centre. Each participant walks to the centre (if resident at the Goods Shed), for their day of adventures. On arrival the participants will be spilt into groups, rotating through various adventures such as High Ropes, Bushcraft, Mountain Boarding, Archery or Orienteering. At the end of the afternoon they walk back to the Activity Centre.
Goods Shed Day
A visit to Bracken Tor activity centre. Each participant walks to the centre (if resident at Bracken Tor), for their day of adventures. On arrival the participants will be spilt into groups, typically rotating through various adventures such as Low Ropes, Team Games, Climbing Wall, Archery or Orienteering. At the end of the afternoon they walk back to the Activity Centre (if resident at Bracken Tor).
The half day sessions on arrival and departure days will usually be chosen from Weaselling, Team Building, Orienteering or Archery.
NB: we reserve the right to substitute an alternative activity in the event of unsuitable weather conditions.