Activity holidays for families and independent children in the great outdoors

Welcome to Moorland Hall in beautiful Dartmoor National Park where the Farrington family have been running outdoor activity holidays for over 20 years. The Farringtons normally welcome students from around the world into the warmth and comfort of their home to become part of the ‘family’. However, with borders closed around the world and uncertainty surrounding international travel, a UK holiday this year makes perfect sense. 

Your family or your independent children are invited to relax and play in Moorland Hall’s five acres of paddocks and gardens with games areas, a heated pool and the whole of Dartmoor to explore right on the doorstep.


The outdoor activity programme is exciting, varied and enjoyable and set at a level that all can achieve. Our dedicated team of outdoor activity staff are experienced and extremely well qualified and safety is our top priority, followed by fun and an unforgettable experience.

Our range of activities include Leap of Faith, coasteering, archery, kayaking, climbing, abseiling, high ropes & Jacob’s Ladder, mountain biking, gorge walking, raft building, crate stacking, surfing, mountain boarding, camp craft and survival skills, basketball, football, badminton, swimming, assault course and air rifle shooting. We also have plenty of indoor entertainment such as table tennis and billiards, and a wide variety of board games are always available.


Prices include accommodation and full board with hot and cold drinks provided at meal times with fridge space available for Bring Your Own. Our excellent home-cooked meals comprise a cooked breakfast, pack lunch and evening meal with sensitivity to children’s preferences as well as catering for special diets.

Accommodation is one family per room with your own bathroom and a mixture of single and bunk beds. We have a maximum of nine families staying at any one time.

Families check-in between 4 and 6pm on Sunday and depart after lunch on Friday. Children holidaying independently can be picked up by arrangement from London at midday on Sunday and dropped off in central London on Friday. 

2020 dates and prices

Week No.Check in dateCheck out dateNo. of nightsPrice per person
Family rate
Price per person
Independent child
Week 1Sunday 5 Julyto Friday 10 July5 nightsAdult £550 Child £450Child £600
Week 2Sunday 12 Julyto Friday 17 July5 nightsAdult £550 Child £450Child £600
Week 3Sunday 19 Julyto Friday 24 July5 nightsAdult £550 Child £450Child £600
Week 4Sunday 2 Augustto Friday 7 August5 nightsAdult £550 Child £450Child £600
Week 5Sunday 9 Augustto Friday 14 August5 nightsAdult £550 Child £450Child £600
Week 6Sunday 16 Augustto Friday 21 August5 nightsAdult £550 Child £450Child £600

Typical activity programme

Following Sunday afternoon arrival and familiarisation with all the facilities on offer, we will take an evening walk up Gibbet Hill. Steeped in local history, this walk from our back door is the perfect antidote to a long day travelling.

MondayJacob's Ladder/crate buildTor navigationPoolCamp fire
TuesdayGorge walkingMountain biking/survival skillsPoolBracelets
WednesdaySurfingBeach dayPoolBBQ on the beach
ThursdayHigh ropes/archeryKayakingPoolDartmoor experience
FridayRiver dipDepartPool

For detailed information on our UK activity holidays, please contact us on +44 (0) 1822 810466 or send us an email by completing the form below.

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