Family Adventure Holidays

At a Glance

  • Suitable for 5 years upwards
  • Full Board included so no cooking!
  • Activities, instruction and equipment included
  • Action packed days out on Dartmoor
  • Different programmes depending on start day
  • Groups of families can usually be booked onto same session

Great family adventures are possible during the school holidays at Adventure Okehampton, whether you just want to come for the day or stay a bit longer. We are based on Dartmoor, with over 365 square miles of moorland, as well as 5000 stone circles, woodlands, rivers and lakes.  During the school holidays, we have Family Adventure Holidays that are all inclusive (except beverages). If you don’t want a holiday, then check out our Adventure Days programme running during the school holidays where places can be booked online up to 4pm the day before.

When do Family Adventure Holidays run on Dartmoor?

Our Family Adventure Holiday programme normally runs during the school holidays, and the dates are based around the south-west region, although we are aware that other regions may have slightly different term-time dates. COVID-19 has meant we have suspended sales of this product. In the mean time you can still book family rooms or take the entire building on exclusive hire and add personalised activity sessions for your group, which will be determined by governmental guidelines on size.

If your holiday falls outside these dates and there are several families interested, we may be able to cater for your holidays.  Please send a booking enquiry using the contact form.

What's included in a Family Adventure holiday?

See note above on when the Family Holiday product will be available:

Accommodation:
Your accommodation within the hostel will be in one of our private bunk bed rooms. We have a range of rooms to suit your family from 2, 4 or 6 bed private rooms. Ensuite rooms maybe available (supplement payable).

If the holidays are not bookable due to COVID, you can still book a room online from 29th April 2021 at YHA Okehampton and add an adventure using the Booking Hound link on the web-site. 

Catering:
Full board catering starts on your arrival with an evening meal through till your departure day lunch. Start each day with a full English breakfast buffet, including cereals, toast, juice, and tea or coffee. You will be given a packed lunch to take out with you. Then finish your day with a two course evening meal from our family friendly menu. We have a full alcohol licence and drinks can be brought from our shop. Other treats, such as sweets, cake and chocolate can also be purchased there.

If the holidays are not bookable due to COVID, from 29th April 2021 you will still be able to get some catering offered at YHA Okehampton and add an adventure.

Activities:
Each package includes a set number of activities 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 and safety equipment provided. Occasionally we may need to substitute activities, for example due to weather conditions or group numbers. All activities will have full instruction, transportation (except where noted) and equipment provided.

If the holidays are not bookable due to COVID, from 29th April 2021 you will still be able to get some activities offered at YHA Okehampton: Check our Adventure after lockdown 3 page where you can see our Group tickets (up to 5 people) for adventures including Dartmoor Rock Day, Paddle the Exe, Watersports Day or Cycle/Climb/Gorge Scrambling day) .

Decsription of 2 and 4 Day programme

Sales currently suspended due to COVID-19 and government regulations on group sizes. We will update if we can start to resell this product in 2021.  If not they will resume in 2022. At present (25/02/2021) government restrictions suggest that we may not be able to resume sales of the package until Summer 2021 at the earliest.

2 night break 2021:
Prices and availability to be confirmed
Arrival on: Monday, Wednesday or Friday
Catering included: 2 breakfasts, 2 evening meals, 2 lunches.
Provisional programme of Activities:
Monday arrival: evening Guided Walk, Tuesday Rock Climbing/Gorge Scrambling, Wednesday am Cycle Hire
Wednesday arrival: evening Guided Walk, Thursday Watersports (Kayaking, Canoe and Raft Building), Friday am Cycle Hire
Friday arrival: evening Guided Walk, Saturday Rock Climbing/Gorge Scrambling, Sunday am Cycle Hire

4 night break:

Prices and availability to be confirmed
Arrival on: Monday (or Friday during Summer Holidays only).

Catering included: 4 breakfasts, 4 evening meals and 3 lunches.
Provisional programme of Activities:
Monday arrival: evening Guided Walk, Tuesday Rock Climbing/Gorge Scrambling, Wednesday am Rock Day on Dartmoor (Bouldering, Weaselling, Climbing), Thursday Kayaking, Canoe and Raft Building, Friday am Cycle Hire
Friday arrival: evening Guided Walk, Saturday Kayaking, Canoe and Raft Building, Sunday Mountain Boarding, Bushcraft and High Ropes, Monday am Cycle Hire.

 

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