Activities and Experiences

Holiday Activities

Fun days out for the whole family with Running Deer.

Running Deer’s activities and experience days are available during holiday periods (including half terms and summer holidays) for families and young people with additional needs, in Devon. 

We offer a wealth of activities for you to experience and enjoy…not to mention memories that last for ever. Have a wonderful time in Butterdon Wood with the Running Deer team this holiday period!

  • Easter Holiday and Summer Holiday activities with our Woodland Holiday Club!
  • Heavy Horse Experience – spend a day with Trelawny, our beautiful Shire horse.
  • Bushcraft and Survival Days – cover the fundamentals of survival including fire lighting, principles of finding water, shelter building, wild food foraging (seasonal) and safety.
  • Family Bushcraft Days – available during holiday times for families looking for an outdoor adventure in our beautiful woodland on the edge of Dartmoor.
  • Day Respite – for parents looking for respite we can offer your children a fun day in the woods and you the peace of mind that our experienced staff will send them home muddy and tired with great memories of a fantastic day out.
  • Scouts and Explorers – scout groups can work towards some of their Activity Badges in Butterdon Wood.

Heavy Horse

Spend a day with Trelawney our Shire Horse

We offer you the opportunity to spend a day working with our gentle giant Trelawny – our rare breed Shire horse! Lunch included.

Bushcraft Days

Learn bushcraft skills with our qualified instructor.

Family Bushcraft Days are available during holidays times for those looking for outdoor adventure on the edge of beautiful Dartmoor.

Day Respite

For parents looking for respite

Our Day Respite service operates during half terms and school holidays throughout the year, excluding Christmas.

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