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Evening Entertainment

With us, the fun doesn't stop when the sun sets. Join us for some fun-filled shenanigans that'll leave you joyfully exhausted and eager for more!

If you’re a residential guest staying with us at Calvert Exmoor, your tariff automatically includes the option of taking part in the evening’s activities and entertainment. You could be throwing shapes on the dancefloor one night, holding a tarantula the next and even walking around the reservoir at night on another…

(Please note, the evening’s activities and entertainment are booked in in advance, so you may not always get the evening activities listed below as it’ll depend on the dates of your stay. If you’d like to make a request, or time your booking to coincide with one of these options, please get in touch with our bookings team who will do their best to accommodate your needs)

To see what’s on offer, have a look at the selection we have below…

Activities include…

Games and quiz

Games and quiz

With a large selection of boardgames and a quiz catered specifically to our visitors needs, you’re in for a fun night of giggles, skill and knowledge building, alongside some good old healthy competition!

Lake walk

Lake walk

What could be more picturesque than taking an evening stroll down by the serene waters of Wistlandpound Reservoir? Well, your evening entertainment could be just that.

 

Perfect for wearing out those with high energy and boosting those with lower energy with the magic of fresh air and nature. Explore the pine forests and the paths around the reservoir with your instructor and group, even with little tasks or challenges along the way for those of you needing extra stimulation before a good night’s sleep.

Disco

Disco

The fun all starts when DJ Ronnie & Rosie get the party started with an evening of great music, dancing and a lively atmosphere in our barn. They play a mix of mondern tunes, childhood classics for the adults, and strive to play song requests from everyone.

 

Note this is a typical disco environment, with louder music, singing, dancing, and flashing moving lights in a darkended room. It may be overstimulating for some, however Ronnie and Rosie can make adjustments for whole groups or individuals so everyone can take part. Please speak to the reception team or your Course Director in advance if you have concerns about overstimulation.

A green praying mantis is on a twig with its arms outstretched and the background is blurry.

Zoo visit

A green praying mantis is on a twig with its arms outstretched and the background is blurry.

Zoo visit

A common favourite among our guests is the Exmoor Zoo Visit, where a member of Exmoor Zoo staff will bring a selection of animals, from creepy crawlies to cute little meerkats.

 

They’ll talk to you as a group and individually about each animal, with lots of opportunities to touch or hold the animals for a truly unforgettable interactive experience.

Bingo

Bingo

Whether you’re a seasoned player or a newbie, Bingo Night promises fun and a chance to clickety click (66) and connect with others!

Three women sit at a table with a collection of arts and craft items on the table. They are holding items like tissue paper or paintbrushes and are concentrating.

Creative arts

Three women sit at a table with a collection of arts and craft items on the table. They are holding items like tissue paper or paintbrushes and are concentrating.

Creative arts

Led by local artists, enjoy craft evenings at Calvert Exmoor: from painting to sculpting, it’s perfect for all skill levels. Unleash your creativity and socialise with other guests while doing so at our Creative Arts evenings.

Grounds map quiz

Grounds map quiz

A new addition to our Evening Entertainment options: our ‘Grounds Map Quiz’. This exciting adventure tests your navigation skills as well as your ability to communicate with your team as you explore the Calvert Exmoor site, answering a question at each labelled checkpoint and returning to your instructor to receive points for your team.

A contraption that consists of two sieves on top of each other (to create a bubble shape) is over a fire with popcorn inside it. There is wood in the firebowl, ropes in the background and dead leaves and twigs all over the floor.

Campfire

A contraption that consists of two sieves on top of each other (to create a bubble shape) is over a fire with popcorn inside it. There is wood in the firebowl, ropes in the background and dead leaves and twigs all over the floor.

Campfire

There’s nothing more wholesome than sitting around an open fire, comforted by nature and friends. Our campfire sessions intend to warm you to the core, whether it’s an introductory session on your first day to meet and connect with other guests or a space for reflection at the end of your stay. Sometimes, it could even be a good old-fashioned campfire sing-song!

Scavenger hunt

Scavenger hunt

The perfect teamwork activity: each team will be given a ‘Calvert Scavenger Hunt’ checklist by the instructor. Each item on the checklist is worth a particular number of points and you must bring the item back to the instructor each time to receive those points.

 

Some of the tasks involve using your imagination and engaging with your inner child silliness.

 

The team with the highest number of points by the end of the session wins!

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Team games

Two guests standing side by side, the man on the right in a white t-shirt has his arm around the woman in a green dress's shoulder and they're smiling.

Team games

Just what it says on the tin: a selection of team games, from unihoc to 5-aside football, among other options, we’ll find something you’ll all enjoy!

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Calvert Olympics

A guest wearing a red and white football shirt is in a wheelchair and smiling with an open mouth towards the camera. He is holding a toy in his hand.

Calvert Olympics

A highlight of many guests’ stays is our Calvert Olympics. Often considered the silliest of our evening entertainments, leaving everyone in stitches.

 

The Calvert Olympics, while it’s catered to the younger audience, by no means has an age limit. If you miss the fun of sports days and want to embrace your inner child, this is for you. From energiser games that use pure creativity and wit to simple but suitably challenging relay races like the old-school egg and spoon race, it’s bound to leave you all sufficiently exhausted in the best way.

Movie night

Movie night

With the beautiful space of the Acland Room, which has sofas, armchairs and a flat screen TV mounted on the wall, we put on a Movie Night almost every week. There’s a huge array of DVDs to choose from, from animated family fun to action-packed adventures. You can also buy sweets and crisps from our shop for the full experience!

Other options

Outside of the pre-organised evening entertainment, you can also make use of our facilities:

  • Bar
  • Social area – table games
  • Swimming and jacuzzi*
  • TV Room
  • Sensory Room*

(* these facilities need to be booked in advance at our Reception)

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