Easter Adventures

Let's get back outdoors!

Choose from

Private Activity Days

Arrange your own private adventure for you, your friends or family

Adventure Days

Join others on our daily activity programme for children and adults. Full & half day options.


Adventure Days

The open programme for all the family, join by the day or half day during school holidays. 

What activities do we offer?

Go wet & wild with a full or half day of surfing at the beach or kayaking or rafting on the estuary. 


With one of the ideal safe surf beaches on our doorstep, Westward Ho! provides the ideal location to take to the waves.

We offer surf sessions using soft surfboards. These are ideal for beginner and intermediate surfers.

Looking for progression, join our full surf day option.

River Kayak

Enjoy a trip along the River Torridge, our sheltered estuary.

For most sessions we use sit-on-tops, which allow for two people and as the name suggests you sit on top. Look out for our Open Canoeing options too.


Look out for our full day kayak trip options.


Multi-Activity – climb, assault course, zip wire, archery and pool kayak.  Either on their own or as a combo – available various days each week 


Climbing is an exhilarating sport that can appeal to all levels of ability. 


On site we have two climbing walls. 


We have a low level traversing wall to practise climbing skills and a full height climbing tower with two walls to stretch and challenge.


Nock... Draw... Loose!

Hit the target, measure your progress and finish with some fun archery based games and competitions.

Archery teaches concentration, co-ordination and self-discipline. 

Assault Course

An assault course that will flex your muscles and test your teamwork abilities.

Make your way through a series of connecting obstacles including the wall, rope bridges, balance beams and a zip wire.

Pool Kayak

Learn the basic skills needed and practise some kayaking techniques in our outdoor heated swimming pool.

You can also join in some fun kayak games.

Zip Wire

Your friends haul you to the top of the tallest pole, pull the quick release and before you know it you are flying along at speed.

Fast, furious and great fun.

We have a mini-zip on our Team Assault Course too.


Develop your map reading skills with this fun energetic activity.

Navigate your way around the Skern Lodge grounds to find the right clippers and get back within a good time.

How Much is It?

1 - 3 People / Sessions

Full day 9.15 - 4.45  = £40

Morning or Afternoon

9.15 - 12.30 or 1.30 - 4.45 = £25

4 - 5 People / Sessions

Full day 9.15 - 4.45  = £35

Morning or Afternoon

9.15 - 12.30 or 1.30 - 4.45 = £20

Prices are per person

Managing your safety during CoviD

Skern conforms to the industry standard for the 'We're good to go' government guidance.

Ensuring both you and our staff are safe during your visit.

See more here

Some activities listed are unavailable due to not meeting the current Covid guidance.


When do each of the activities run?

During the Easter Holidays

29th March - 18th April

& 3rd May Bank Holiday

Is there an age restriction?

Children under 8 years need to be accompanied by an adult.  Some activities may not be suitable for very young children, please check with us first.


How to Book?

Call us on 

01237 475992

to check availability and to make your booking.

Is there anything I need to know before arrival?

Please read our important

before your visit.


I was hoping to just do an activity on my own or with just my family or friends is this possible?

If you would like to arrange your own small group or family booking click here.

Can I sign up for a mailing list so I can receive future school holiday programmes?

Yes you can, and we will only send you what you ask for.

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