Adventure Holidays at Beam House

Devon

Beach and countryside

Small and friendly centre for 10-16s only

Home of our surfing holidays

  • Suitable for the ages of 7 - 10 years old (UK)
  • Suitable for the ages of 10 - 13 years old (UK)
  • Beam House

Beam House is the home of our Surfing holiday!

Set by the river in a picturesque wooded valley with the famous beach at ‘Westward Ho!’ just a short coach ride away, a Beam House holiday offers the convenience of the beach with a stunning rural location. As well as the wet and wild action at the beach there's loads of great stuff on-site including mountain biking around the beautiful centre grounds!

Our beach team know where to find the surf for body boarding and surfing. If you really want to learn to catch a wave then check out our surfing holiday. The multi activity programme is always arranged to make sure you can pack in as many different activities as possible. Weather and sea conditions permitting, we include at least two days of activities at the beach when you’re on a seven night holiday (we do go to the beach on other holidays but for how long will vary!)

Accommodation

All accommodation is in the main 17th century manor house. The rooms are large bunk-bedded rooms with 8–16 beds. Showers and toilets are located near to the rooms.

Facilities

Woodland and fields surround the centre and in the grounds there are activities including abseiling, climbing, archery, a fantastic high ropes course, a zip wire and motorsports. In the evenings there’s a social area to chill and chat or for hosting our varied evening entertainment programme.

Activities available

Every day is different
We offer over 50 different activities across all our centres and we pack in as many as possible on every PGL Adventure Holiday. Please note that not all activities are available at all centres; please see the list below for activities available at this centre.

Evening activities
The fun doesn’t stop there! We also include fun-packed evening entertainment programmes at all our centres, every day, all year round, whichever holiday you choose.

Select an activity for a full description

Food

Fuel for LIFE!
Fun may be important, but so is food, and we want to inspire children into a healthier lifestyle that includes a tasty, balanced diet. We work closely with leading catering organisations to ensure our food is the best it can be and our dining rooms are fun, active places where it’s good to refuel during a busy fun-packed day.

From fussy eaters to growing appetites!
No-one should leave our dining room hungry so we try to offer a range of different and nutritious hot food to suit all appetites.There is unlimited access to the salad bar and bread basket and children can help themselves to fruit. Our buffet style restaurant means that children can ‘mix and match’ the items they love most. Our Group leaders are on hand to help and will look out for anyone who can’t find anything on the menu that they enjoy.

If necessary our catering teams will be more than happy to prepare something special.

Allergies, intolerances and other dietary requirements
A vegetarian alternative can always be provided on all our holidays, and we can accommodate most special diets required on medical or religious grounds, just let us know when you book.

Keeping hydrated
Water, squash, tea and coffee are available with all meals and children are encouraged to refill their water bottles for regular use throughout the day. There are also water fountains available around the centre.

 

Sample Day

Sample day at Beam House (based on 7 night Multi Activity holiday)
Typical timings Activities
07:00 Your Group Leader will wake you up so that you can get up and get ready for the day ahead.
08:00 Off to the dining room with the rest of your group to fuel up for the day, you’ll need plenty of energy to keep you going. Breakfast includes cereals, toast, yogurts, porridge, and cooked breakfast – you choose!
Don’t forget to refill your drinks bottle before you head off to your first activity.
09:15
Session 1
Fencing
10:45 Break. Catch your breath and have a quick drink before your next session.
11:00
Session 2
Trapeze
12:30-14:00 Worked up an appetite? Great – it’s time to replenish your energy stores with the dining room. If you have energy to spare after lunch your Group Leader will always be ready for a quick kickabout with a ball or you could relax and chat with your new friends.
14:15
Session 3
Abseiling
15:45-16:00 A chance for a breather and a drink before your Groupie takes you to your next activity.
16:00
Session 4
Coastal Trail
18:00 Time to eat again – a different menu each day (and did we mention, often evening meals come with a hot pudding too – or you can stick with fruit if you prefer).
19:00 Talent shows, campfires, quizzes and much more – your evening entertainment programme gives you the chance to get together with everyone else in your age group and have some laughs.
21:00-22:30 Bedtime. The younger ones go first whilst older groups have time to chill out and chat or watch a DVD. Then it’s lights out and time to sleep ready to do it all over again tomorrow!

Please note this is a sample itinerary for illustrative purposes only. Itineraries will be planned by the centre shortly before your arrival.

Customer reviews of this centre

“Perfect organization.”
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Mr Mediavilla
August 2015
“Absolutely amazing time.”
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Poppy, age 10
August 2015
“It is a great, fun and exciting experience which I think everyone should have the opportunity to do because it is very worth it!”
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Lucy, age 14
August 2015
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