We offer fun, educational and developmental programmes for children from 4 - 18 years.
Our courses are designed with you to meet your needs and requirements
whilst support from our administration team makes your organisation
Either visit for the day or stay residentially from 1 - 7 nights, subject to availability.
Skern Lodge offers fun activity courses, educational and developmental courses and field study courses from KS2 - A Level.
Why are Skern Lodge great for School Trips and Educational Visits?
Based on the edge of the Taw and Torridge Estuary, Skern Lodge is ideally located in a beautiful part of the country. With both Exmoor and Dartmoor not far away, Westward Ho! beach within walking distance and being one of the few centres that is based in an UNESCO biosphere.
Our clients return year after year, telling us it's because of the great customer care that our mature staff team provide throughout their stay that make them return.
It's safe, well organised and fun!
What activities are available during group visits?
Activities available: Kayaking, Surfing, Assault Course, High Ropes, Tunnels, Rafting, Raft building, Archery, Climbing, Abseiling, Power Boating, Crate Staking, Zip Wire, Problem Solving, Swimming, Orienteering, Surf Skiing, Surf kayaking, Hartland Day, Expedition Bivi, Coastal and Moorland Walks, Body Boarding, Bridge or Quay Jump, Off Road Cycling, Crabbing.
GCSE, AS/A2 Field Work: Hydrology, Coastal Zone Processes and Geomorphology, Sand Dunes, Salt Marsh Ecosystems, Rocky Shore, Rural and Urban Settlements, Re-branding and rural diversification, Crowded Coasts.
Key stage 2: Seashore Trails, Viking trail, A Victorian development - Westward Ho!, Dark Skies, Forest Schools.
What size groups do you cater for?
We have four different accommodation blocks and have beds for 250 guests. Of course all group sizes vary but our smallest group size is 6 and we do take several year groups that take over the whole centre.
Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?
We have a number of classrooms and meeting rooms with white boards and projectors available.
Is there first aid on site?
All staff have a first aid qualification.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
Yes we do, but numbers are limited, please discuss your requirements with us.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
This is a centre with real adventure offering surfing,body boarding and surf skiing, Power boating,kayaking and Rafting on the River Torridge, climbing and abseiling both on-site and on natural rock on the beautiful North Devon coastline.
Staff are highly skilled and experienced and ensure that every individual gains the most from their experience.
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|LOtC Quality Badge|
|Institute of Outdoor Learning|
|Duke of Edinburgh Award|
|Adventure Activity Associates|
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