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Groups & Schools

A school group getting ready for climbing

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.

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Residential Adventure Breaks for Schools (Under 18)

Booking an Activity for Groups (Non residential)

Bringing a Youth Sports Team to Okehampton

About Adventure Okehampton

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

Adventure Okehampton have been running school activity residential packages for over 25 years. Our activity and YHA hostel team will ensure your planning and stay with us will be a smooth and enjoyable experience for you and your class.We pride ourselves in creating lasting memories for your students and a centre which leaders will want to return to every year.

Our Package Includes:

 

  • Accommodation either the goods shed, bracken tor house or 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. 
  • Full board Catering (from arrival evening meal to lunch on departure day).  Special diets catered for 
  • Your activity package, including activity equipment, instruction and transport to session venues. Some activities, such as Pony Trekking, Surfing, River Trip all have a extra cost to the basic package. 
  • One free leader place per ten students

Making a Booking

Our bookings team will walk through your booking with you. A deposit will be required to confirm your trip. Our accounts team will then invoice the school for all payments. The team will send all the information you will require for your planning and will be happy to meet with you at the centre or take your calls and emails at any time.

All our prices are per person + vat.

Activity Residential Prices

No. of nightsNov Dec, Jan, FebMarch, April, May, AugMay 18th - Oct 31st
Low Mid High
weekend 2 £98 £113 £140
weekday 2 £113 £146 £162
mon-sun 3 £139 £199 -
Mon-fri 4 £200 £258 £286


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

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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.

Residential Activity Package Prices

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).

Activity Session Prices

 

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.

Meldon Day

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.

Watersports Day

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.