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Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre

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Address: Torridge Road Bideford, Appledore EX39 1NG, England
Phone Number: +44 1237 475992
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Get wet - climb high - stay low, whatever you want, you can do it! Skern...

Get wet - climb high - stay low, whatever you want, you can do it! Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre on the North Devon coast will give you a day or stay to remember, where adults and children alike will find fun, challenge, inspiration and laughter.Enjoy an outdoor activity programme to meet all of your needs, whether you are a family or a few friends after a holiday or day of outdoor activities, trying to find something to do during those long days during the school holidays or a parent after a safe, secure and energising summer camp where your children can meet individuals and discover new things.

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8 year old daughters birthday party.

Last week we took 7 8 year olds to Skern Lodge for an activity birthday party. It was awesome. The instructor Simon was great with the girls, very amusing and made it a great fun... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2016
pipsqueak2016
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Last week we took 7 8 year olds to Skern Lodge for an activity birthday party. It was awesome. The instructor Simon was great with the girls, very amusing and made it a great fun afternoon for all. Our daughter chose zip wire, assault course and archery. The zip wire was particularly good fun as it relied on working as... More 

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Upminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

We came here as four families for a day out whilst on holiday in the area. We had a fantastic day. We enjoyed climbing, abseiling, archery, high ropes and crate stacking all in one day and it was certainly the highlight of the week especially for the youngsters. Our instructors were very encouraging and made the day lots of fun... More 

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Hove
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

We came here as a group of 30 adults and Children - primarily as lodging for a football tour we were on in the North Devon area, but also for a day of activities for the kids. The staff were all great, really helpful and good at their jobs, and the day of activites for the kids was undertaken in... More 

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Went here for my stag do and it is perfectly set up for that. Interesting, exciting and well organised activities. We went abseiling near Hartland in the morning followed by a well earned packed lunch. In the afternoon we went tubing behind a very fast R.I.B. It was a great action-packed and fun day. I would highly recommend Skern Lodge... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I have been privileged to go to Skern Lodge many times with school groups. The centre is geared to working with all age groups and employs both seasoned experienced hands who have taken many students and I suspect adult groups through the Skern Experience and new staff who have joined to benefit from the training and great atmosphere that the... More 

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SkernLodge, Reception at Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words. Always good to see you here. Let us know when you are in the area again to walk some more of the coast path. More 

Bideford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Had the most fantastic 2 hours on the Skern Lodge rib yesterday - from Appledore to Clovelly and Hartland Point and then whipped across Bideford Bay to Baggy Point, and then a thrill ride in the estuary, all in blazing September sunshine and sparklingly clear visibility. Quite smooth but with enough wind getting up at one point to have some... More 

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SkernLodge, Administrator at Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Glad you all enjoyed it - you had perfect weather for the RIB trip as well. Hope to see you all again here soon. More 

portsmouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

This is my husbands fourth time here and my second time. It's such a brilliant action packed holiday that all the family can enjoy. There is no time to go shopping or watch films etc. all your time is spent together as a team. All the activities are something we would not do at home. So we really pushed ourselves... More 

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Ilford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We had an amazing week at Skern Lodge. We went kayaking, surfing, high ropes, tunnelling, climbing, abseiling, rafting, swimming, assault course and more! We had a range of ages - kids from 7 to 15 plus adults and our instructors have made the sessions fun and challenging but achievable for all. Can't recommend this place highly enough. We stayed for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

I booked my 10 year old daughter in for the surf day. We come down to Westward Ho a few times a year to our friends. I thought this year she was old enough so I booked her in. Kayleigh rarely goes in the sea and had an amazing time. We went down to the beach to 'spy' on her.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

We had an amazing time dig the BIG 6. Was fine for out 6 and 7 year old. Wife hurt her finger's on the zip wire. But skern staff were great, took her to minor injury hospital while I carried on with the kids. But a great day out, defiantly recommend.

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Thank lindford
SkernLodge, Manager at Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for you kind feedback, glad to hear that you had a great day. Injuries happen vary rarely, so it's great to know we responded well. I hope the finger is healing well. More 

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