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Book an Activity Break at our Pinkery Centre

We've carefully developed four 2 night activity breaks at our Pinkery Centre for Outdoor Learning in the heart of Exmoor. We have wide experience of educating and leading small groups, and the breaks have been developed to suit a range of interests and ages. Choose from:

  • Family Discovery Break - Two to chose from - Friday 15th to Sunday 17th May 2020 or Friday 31st July to Sunday 2nd August 2020 The perfect opportunity for a family with a sense of adventure!  Have fun as a family with outdoor activities such as orienteering, low ropes, archery, grass sledging, mini-beasting, pond-dipping, stargazing, fire-lighting and campfire. Help your children to develop a life-long love of the outdoors and nature.  You and your children will enjoy holidaying and sharing fun activities with like-minded families in the heart of Exmoor National Park. (All ages – children welcome). Prices start from £120 per person (includes all activities, food and  2 nights accommodation in a bunk room with en-suite).  

There’s a range of accommodation options suitable for family/friend groups. The breaks include two nights’ accommodation, all food (arrival day supper to final day lunch) and guide/tuition for all activities. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

The accommodation at our Pinkery Centre is predominantly in our 15 bunk rooms with capacity up to around 42 people.  Each bunk room (for 4-6 people) has its own en-suite shower room with W.C. You/your group will have exclusive use of a bunk room. There are communal areas including a large common room, classroom, dining room, drying and boot room. The centre is basic but has heating, hot water and electricity generated on site and provides a stunning location to escape the everyday. 

The Pinkery Centre is set in the heart of Exmoor National Park between the villages of Challacombe and Simonsbath. It is accessible by car, minibus or coach and has ample free parking. Even though the two villages are fairly close, with the breath-taking views around the centre you will feel like intrepid moorland explorers!

Exmoor is a designated International Dark Sky Reserve and has some of the darkest skies in the country. The Pinkery Centre is located within the core dark sky zone – so on a clear night you will be amazed by the thousands of stars you can see, even with the naked eye.

Lynton and Lynmouth, on the coast, are the nearest towns (approx. 13 miles) with a good choice of shops, cafés, pubs, restaurants and places to visit, including the National Park Centre.

Enquiries and booking -  If you would like to ask any questions or just to find out more about the accommodation, the prices, the breaks and their suitability for you and your family or group, use the links above. Alternatively, please call Katrina Munro on 01398 323665 (Monday-Thursday) or email KJMunro@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk

Book your own Exclusive Activity Break for up to 42 people

Our centre can be booked exclusively by any group of all ages and interests throughout the year. We’re keen to help ensure that your stay is as memorable as possible. Whether this is your first visit to Exmoor or you already have some knowledge, we can help you get the most from your experience by offering an activity package hosted by National Park staff  to suit your group. These packages are dependant upon prior agreement and booking. Prices start at £100 and depend upon numbers and length of activity. For example, we can help with the following packages:

  • Arrival Packages including; Welcome and Introductory Talk on Exmoor National Park and exploring the local area Welcome, Guided Pinkery Pond Walk and National Park Quiz with host (£100)
  • Moorland Heritage Talks and Guided Walks (from £150)
  • Specialist speaker Talk/Walk Archaeology, Wildlife, Woodland, Coastal, Moorland Management (from £150)
  • Children’s Wildlife & Outdoor Activity Sessions eg. pond dipping, mini-beasting, low ropes course (half day £150, full day £250)
  • Family Activity Sessions  eg. obstacle course, orienteering, archery (half day £150, full day £250)
  • Simonsbath - the Heart of Exmoor and the Royal Forest; Walk and Talk (from £150)
  • Adventure Activity Sessions eg. guided hike, grass sledging and mountain boarding (half day £150, full day £250)

To find out more about booking the Pinkery Centre for an Exclusive break, or email pinkery@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk or call the Centre Manager Dave Huxtable on 01643 831437.