Group brochure for Skern Lodge Activity Centre
APPLEDORE - NORTH DEVON
We are an organisation committed to the highest standards in all aspects of the business. We are situated on the edge of the quiet coastal village of Appledore, the Centre is set within 22 acres of it's own grounds with the tidal waters and the Atlantic surf on the doorstep, we are in the perfect location.
Our philosophy is simple, we want all our guests to have fun and adventure, to learn something new and enjoy themselves safely.
At Skern Lodge everyone has a real commitment to personal service. We try to ensure each guest receives individual attention in a relaxed, supportive and challenging environment.
We provide the best for you
We'll plan and run your programme to meet your needs. Our aim is to provide a life enhancing experience for all participants, in a safe, relaxed and friendly environment.
We continually invest in the buildings, facilities, activities and equipment. By listening to your feedback, we make improvements year on year.
Exceptional individuals, and a model of good teamwork. Quite simply, we realise our people make the difference - and our customers continue to tell us.
Adventure activities are not completely free of risk.
While the chance of serious injury is extremely remote, the chance of a minor injury has to be seen as a rare, but possible outcome - to much the same extent as in normal, active play at home, school, work or on holiday.
We fully accept our obligations and responsibilites in providing suitable care for all our guests, and take these seriously.
We aim to increase peoples awareness of safety education and managing risks. This helps individuals keep themselves and others safe in a wide range of situations.
Groups with special needs
The shared theme is adventure activities - people visiting Skern have many different reasons for taking part.
Whether it is for a week, weekend, day or just one session, get in contact to tell us who you are and what you have in mind - we'll help make the best arrangements for a memorable event.
Off Road Cycling
Bridge or Quay Jump
Grounds Map Quiz
Local Mystery Walk
Guests staying residentially can add a range of evening options.
Skern Lodge Olympics
Full morning of activities
Re-fuel with a healthy packed lunch
All get together to plan the day ahead, discuss the weather, what to wear, what you’ll be doing and what to expect
Fun packed afternoon of adventure activities
Evening activity or game
Dinner, always with choices and catering for vegetarian and special diets
Free time and bed
Huge hearty breakfast
Course length can vary depending on time and budgets, from attending for a day to staying for the week.
Whether you are looking for a day, weekend or full week, Skern Lodge has the ideal venue for your next camp, residential or activity day. With a great mix of water and land based activities, everyone will have a fun and exciting experience at Skern Lodge.
Choose from either staying in our residential accommodation or organising your own camp overlooking the Taw and Torridge Estuary.
Book a full or part activity programme throughout your stay.
With a fantastic view, use of separate toilet and shower facilities and the option of full or self catering. Camping at Skern Lodge is an attractive option.
We have the ideal package for your next sports tour, great facilities, exciting activities and a number of local clubs to arrange your matches with.
There are not many venues where both dads and lads, or mums and daughters could feel that their needs are met, both with lounges and bar to socialise, safe and secure areas where children can play inside and out and a place that understands what goes on when clubs go on tour.
Our flexible approach and great customer care makes us an ideal venue.
A celebration like a birthday or an anniversary with a difference?
Whatever your reason these weekends are about pure fun filled excitement.
Some time away from your hectic schedule? A reunion?
Accommodation & facilities
Skern Lodge operates from a converted 18th Century farm with the addition of many new buildings and modern facilities. The Lodge is a comfortable and practical centre and our accommodation reflects this. Comfy beds, full central heating, drying rooms and plenty of showers.
Central to this is our dining room providing all your healthy and carefully prepared meals. Several lounges, a shop, bar, 22 acres of grounds and a heated outdoor pool complete the complex.
Selection of Kellogg's cereals
Selection of freshly baked breads with preserves
Fresh fruit & local farm yogurts
Cooked breakfast including:
West country pork sausages
Fried or scrambled egg
Freshly brewed tea, coffee and fruit teas
Served once a week includes:
Pancakes & syrup
Selection of cold meats and cheeses
Selection of freshly baked muffins and pastries
Fresh fruit platter
Home made granola
A selection of fresh & healthy filled rolls, wraps & baguettes
A selection of snacks that may include:
Crisps, mini cheddars, dried fruit, cereal bar, flapjack, biscuits, muffins or shortbread.
Sausage and tomato pasta
Macaroni cheese with French bread pizza & salad
Lemon drizzle cake
Bacon & cheese or roasted vegetables & tomato pastry twists with potato wedges & salad
Home made cookie
Our dinner menu changes daily and usually consists of:
A choice of 4 healthy main dishes including 2 vegetarian and 1 fish dish daily; to accompany dinners, we offer vegetables and potatoes and an extensive freshly prepared salad bar.
We use British halal chicken, Devon & Cornwall prime beef and West Country pork and lamb; our dairy and cheese are local where possible.
We often have a Thursday night Carvery with our delicious Devon cream tea and barbecues in the summer months.
Dessert of the day which may include apple and summer fruit crumble, steamed treacle sponge and custard or waffles and ice cream.
Selection of fresh fruit.
West Country cheeseboard and biscuits.
Freshly brewed tea, coffee & fruit tea.
Making your job easier
We have been providing courses for various groups for over 40 years. Our friendly office staff will help you at all stages of your booking and in preparation for your course.
Our Teacher/Leader zone on our website gives you access to all the information you need to organise your trip, including insurance documents, risk assessments and lots more. We welcome inspection and preview visits. Please phone to make arrangements.
Our aim - excellence in courses and services - is made easier to achieve because the full Skern staff team is on-site with you at the Lodge. On your arrival, one of our staff team is allocated to be your Course Director, co-ordinating all aspects of the course with you. The full management team are available on-site to ensure everything runs smoothly and to help with any problems.
There is plenty of space for games in free-time, boundaries are clear, accommodation is easy to supervise and there is 24 hour duty cover.
How else can we help you? Please always feel free to call and ask.