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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 09:00 - 17:00
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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Best day out ever!

We are a junior youth club catering for 5 to 11year olds. We also have a couple of children with learning difficulties and social issues. The people at Skern were absolutely... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 August 2016
Penny H
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We are a junior youth club catering for 5 to 11year olds. We also have a couple of children with learning difficulties and social issues. The people at Skern were absolutely fantastic with our group. There were 24 children plus some volunteers and they gave us the best time. They are patient, kind and generous. The activities were pitched just... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We initially booked a half day surfing as a group of 5 with two pre-teens. had a great day in the sea with Jolyon. He was very good with the kids and gave a good balance of instructing and letting us just crack on with it. All kit supplied including wetsuits etc were in good conditon. We enjoyed that day... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We decided to book the Big 6 & have an action packed family day out. I thought it was great value & from the call to book until we left everyone was very friendly & welcoming. Alex our instructor was great, he really looked after us all day & made the experience fun but we always felt safe & he... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

On holiday in the area & visited twice Our party was a teen & an adult. We did rafting & all day surfing. The rafting was fun. The instructor adapted the trip to suit the mixed ages in our boat. interesting challenges like trying to get back through the arches of the bridge against the tide. You travel hardly any... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 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 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 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 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 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 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 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 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 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 

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