Adventure Okehampton

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Adventure Okehampton
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An outdoor activity centre offering up to 20 different adventure activities on Dartmoor. Suitable for groups, families or individuals looking for a fun day out. You and your fellow adventurers can have a go at mountain boarding, archery and scaling the climbing wall or ropes, with watersports including surfing, gorge scrambling, kayaking and canoeing on offer at the hostel’s private lake; true headers for heights can also have a go at the Big Oke Abseil. This small family run activity centre on the edge of Dartmoor has all sorts of outdoor adventures for all ages from 5 upwards. Birthday party, Stag and hen parties all catered for, and we even have costumes for that great picture to remember a special day. Skills courses also available, such as BCU 1 star kayaking and NNAS Navigation courses. Training to work in the outdoor industry is possible, with our activity trainees, who undertake their apprenticeships run through Exeter College. We usually take 4-6 apprentices each year.
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gladkate
Kingsbridge, UK12 contributions
Great day cycling with Electric bikes
Sep 2021
Great day out, cycling on the Granite Way on Electric Bikes, which enabled us to do so much more, sorry we didn't get the name of the young man who helped us he couldn't have been kinder or more helpful, I would not hesitate but recommend this company.
Written September 4, 2021
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Lucy H
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A family adventure to remember
Aug 2021 • Family
We had a tailored day with Ian who recommended activities that would work for our family's varying abilities and ages. Our group consisted of Grandparents, Parents and our two boys aged 5 and 10.

Ian was fantastic from the moment we arrived. Our boys absolutely loved him. He made both of them feel at ease. Should either of them have a moment of fear or uncertainty, he was on hand to give them the confidence boost they needed, in a very subtle way.

Our group enjoyed a great morning Kayaking followed by a picnic by the lake. We then went on to Archery and then the Climbing wall. Both boys were exposed to so many amazing experiences and really did have an adventure to remember. We all had the best time and can't recommend the experience enough. Ian, you were fantastic and gave us some very special memories to treasure. The Hoads x
Written August 21, 2021
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sheela s
North Finchley, UK1 contribution
Amazing george scrambling experience
Aug 2020 • Family
We did george scrambling this August bank holiday weekend for the first time. We were a bubble of two families with the youngest being 6years old. I must say we all had a fabulous experience. Our instructors Chris and Sammy were amazing! I would certainly recommend this activity.
Written September 9, 2020
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Rebecca H
Croxley Green, UK7 contributions
Excellent Experience - Gorge Scrambling & Kayaking (Aug 2020)
Aug 2020
We can’t recommend Adventure Okehampton enough, while having our stay-cation in Devon (Aug 2020) with family we booked two activities for the 4 of us (7yr, 11yr & two 40+) - Gorge Scrambling & Kayaking at their lake. Sorry no photos of the Gorge Scrambling but it was brilliant (GoPro on order), we even got a unconditional ‘this is the coolest thing I’ve ever done and a thank you’ from the 11yr old! The Kayaking was also amazing and after learning some paddling techniques we descended into water games, followed by raft building and then just throwing ourselves in the ‘slightly warm’ lake off the back of a kayak! We were luckily enough both times to have Chris as our very helpful, friendly and fun instructor and we also couldn’t recommend him more either – he really did help make both experiences ones we'd never forget!! On both our days the weather wasn’t great, but that doesn’t matter as you’re going to be wet anyway – just make sure you have spare warm clothes in your car. We’ll definitely book next time we’re down in Devon – 5 star review!!!
Written September 7, 2020
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alistair
London, United Kingdom7 contributions
Brilliant family day out
Aug 2020
We spent the afternoon introducing the kids (11, 8 & 6) to kayaking.

The instructor was superb and quickly understood each of our confidence levels and made sure that everyone was supported when needed and helped build the kids confidence levels quickly. To help with making the day more enjoyable he introduced games and we also spent time in different types of kayaks.

The format of the day with exclusive use of venue and small group was perfect and helped ensure everyone had fun and learnt a lot.

Would definitely recommend using this company if you want to explore the outdoors more, attention to detail and safety was first class and didn't hinder the ability for everyone to have fun.

A big thank you to the instructor, we will definitely be back.
Written August 23, 2020
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Yvette C
3 contributions
Highly recommend booking
Aug 2020
During the COVID restrictions we booked half day Gorging with Ian and half day Climbing with Alex. I highly recommend booking with this organisation. Could n't have asked for better instructors - friendly, calm and positive guys. We felt safe in their professional hands.
Written August 15, 2020
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priorygate
Sale, UK7 contributions
Fun adventure day
Aug 2020 • Family
We camped at the Youth Hostel for a week and had a fantastic activity day with Charlie as our instructor. We canoed, kayaked, and went for an awesome stream scramble. Warning - if you don’t like mud and lots of it then I would give the stream scramble a miss, but I loved it. Charlie was excellent, encouraging all members of the group, and amusing too. A great experience, and highly recommended!
Written August 8, 2020
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Vacation158158158
14 contributions
Excellent gorging trip
Jul 2020 • Family
Booked family gorge scrambling with Ian who was really kind and helpful. Husband said he hadn't got any watershoes trying to get out of it then Ian offered him some shoes, he then said he had some work to do in the car! We unfortunately turned up late due to getting lost / traffic but Ian was fine with that and very patient. He then said we could abseil down to river or just get in, my son said just get in so we did that. The children had a wonderful time, my son is autistic and Ian was so lovely with him and very patient whilst he was charging off ahead over excited. I struggled a lot as I have balance issues and also had got swollen feet from journey down and doctor had advised not to wear wetsuit for long so I had to stop but had a lovely time and Ian kindly offered to take the children by himself.
Written July 31, 2020
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KatyManning
Hitchin, UK3 contributions
Fantastic family fun!
Aug 2019 • Family
We booked the Gorge scrambling for our 12 and 14 year old and us, from the start our instructors were kind and upbeat and made us all very welcome. We got into wetsuits at the site which was a beautiful quarry, and ran down into a stream, jumped in and continued to scramble up, jump in and out of and even did the ‘salmon’ at the end. We decided it was one of the very best activities we’d ever done and would definitely be back. Our instructor Pauline was really excellent and friendly. A perfect day! 🙏🏻🙌💪🏼
Written August 25, 2019
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Thanks for the feedback Kati! Really good to hear that your family had a good time on the gorge scrambling session. It is one of our most popular activities and the weather has been superb recently. Also nice feedback on the instructor team, so we will pass the feedback on Pauline to the senior management team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
Written August 26, 2019
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Helen N
Pevensey, UK2 contributions
Activity Day
Aug 2019 • Family
My two 10 yr old twins joined the instructors Pauline and Ollie on a day out doing biking, gorge scrambling and climbing. Even though the weather was on and off heavy rain they had a fantastic time and came back buzzing about all the activities. Great value for money and will definitely return again in the future. Thank you
Written August 4, 2019
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Thank you for the great feedback on our Activity Adventure Day with Pauline and Ollie. We will pass your thanks onto the instructor team. It is nice to know your twins really enjoyed their Intrepid Explorers day out in spite of the weather. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
Written August 6, 2019
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