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Okehampton Activity Centre

YHA Okehampton

YHA Okehampton invites you to try some of its most exciting activities for an adventure to remember in the great outdoors. Whether you’re on your own or with your family, a beginner or a seasoned adventurer, we’ve got something for you. Our qualified instructors have over 20 years of experience and can ensure safety, quality and great memories to last a lifetime.

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Adventure breaks

Running during school holidays our Family Adventure Breaks are a great way to get active with your family and friends. Positioned on the very edge of Dartmoor, Our activities make great use of the natural moorland landscape, experience all this stunning area has to offer on foot, bike or horseback. With a wide range of onsite activities including climbing, high ropes, archery, bushcraft and watersports at our nearby private lakes. Activity breaks are suitable for all ages from 5 upwards.

This is an all-inclusive activity package with full-board accommodation in a family room.

Two nights: adults from £147 and under 14s from £94
Four nights: adults from £341 and under 14s from £225
Seven nights: adults from £468 and Under 14s from £291

To book your exciting adventure today call the hostel direct on 01837 53916

School holiday activities

A selection of family friendly activities are scheduled every day of the school holidays (except Christmas).

Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Prices per half day from £20 for adults and £15 for children.


  • Archery
  • Climbing
  • Bushcraft
  • Mountain boarding
  • High/low ropes

On the water

  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Gorge scrambling

On the moors

  • Rock climbing 
  • Weaselling
  • Cycling (The Granite Way)

Bicycle hire

Open daily we have a wide range of bikes available to hire for the whole family including tag-on-alongs and chariots. Our bike hire shop is ideally located at the start of the Granite way cycle path on Route 27 on the National Cycle Network. This traffic-free, off-road track follows the old railway line across Dartmoor and enjoys stunning views of Okehampton castle, Meldon reservoir and the ancient woodlands and moorland along the way.

On land

Introductory Climbing

If you're looking at getting into rock climbing then our Introduction to Climbing day course is for you. Our instructors will take you onto Dartmoor, a perfect location for rock climbing, and cover the basics. On the course you will be shown basic rope work and how to belay, whist getting some quality time on the rock.

Family Rock Day

This one-day course is suitable for families looking for more than a taster session. From rock climbing to bouldering and weaselling, the family rock day is a full day exploring on the beautiful location of Dartmoors Tors. Suitable for the complete novice, it’s an ideal way for the family to safely learn all the basics of climbing and abseiling, basic rope work and belaying.

On water

British Canoeing One Star Award

Just getting in to kayaking and canoeing? Then the BC One Star Award is a perfect choice. Join us at our lakes for a full day paddling experience where our fully qualified instructors will teach you the basics to get you confident on the water. You will get the chance to try out our range of crafts in a beautiful location near Dartmoor. On completion of the course you will leave us with your BC One Star Award to help start your journey into the water sports world.


British Canoeing Two Star Award

Set at our lakes just outside Dartmoor, our British Canoeing Two Star Award is design for people looking at improving their canoe and kayak skills. On the course our fully qualified instructors will help develop and fine tune your boating skills in a number of crafts over a full day. Whether you are looking at developing your J-stroke or perfecting your sculling draw this is the course for you.

British Canoeing Three Star Award

Are you an intermediate white water kayaker, who is confident on grade two? We run training and assessment over the winter on the classic white water rivers of Dartmoor. Our instructors will focus on helping you blend all your skill so you can navigate the river with style. For more information, please contact us so we can tailor the session to your needs.