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 Easter and Summer holidays for families and young people, including those 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.

Holiday activities at Running Deer are the perfect way for children and young people in Devon to try something new, from learning how to survive in the wild to celebrating their birthday in Butterdon Wood.

Woodland Holiday Club

Our Woodland Holiday Club offers fun days out and programmes during the Easter and Summer holidays, are designed to keep your child entertained and give them the opportunity to explore the great outdoors in a safe and managed way. Expect them to go home muddy and tired having had a fantastic time at Running Deer!

The Woodland Holiday Club is open from 10.00am until 3.00pm every Tuesday and Thursday throughout Easter and Summer holidays; for children aged 7 years and upwards. Take a look at just some of the exciting things they can try…

  • Outdoor and Woodland Games
  • Bushcraft Skills, Firelighting and Den Building
  • Bug Hunting
  • Wild Food Foraging
  • Pond Dipping
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Green Woodworking
  • Spoon Carving
  • Animal Tracking and Wildlife Watch

Your child will require a packed lunch and suitable outdoor clothing for the time of year. A kit list is available on request.

Day Respite for Parents

Running Deer’s Day Respite service offers parents the opportunity to have a break, confident in the knowledge that their children will be having a great time at Running Deer, participating in outdoor activities in a safe environment with experienced staff. Our Respite service is for parents of children and young people with additional needs, siblings, and mainstream children. Find out more…

Family Bushcraft Days

If you are looking for a family bushcraft experience then our family bushcraft days are perfect for you. We all lead such busy lives that time with our family can be precious.

Spending a day in the woods around the camp fire, with no distractions is a great way for your family to spend quality time together.

Our adventures are run by experienced bushcraft instructors who provide you with the opportunity to learn how to live outdoors…plus you have fun too! Find out more…

Woodland Holiday Club

Holiday fun for children in Devon

Woodland Holiday Club offers children in Devon a fantastic range of activities to try out and enjoy during Easter and Summer holidays.

Bushcraft Birthday Parties

Celebrate your birthday in Butterdon Wood.

Bushcraft Birthday Parties are suitable for ages 7 years and upwards; set in Butterdon wood, our beautiful woodland home on the edge of Dartmoor.

Parent Respite Days

Respite days for parents needing a break

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

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