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Family breaks

Whatever 'family' means to you, everyone will thrive during a break that includes you all taking part side by side...

Finding somewhere accessible to go on a family adventure that will keep everyone entertained could be a real challenge, with some members of the family watching from the side or missing out altogether – but not at Calvert Exmoor.

We all want you to have an experience that’s fun, stimulating and full of great memories – and we truly believe that everyone should take part no matter what; age and ability isn’t a barrier.

Our specialist equipment and accessible facilities enable the whole family to enjoy adventure activities together regardless of past experience or perceived barriers.

Expect a full programme of activities for all to enjoy, accommodation around the beautiful courtyard, quality meals, specialist accessible equipment if required, dedicated staff and use of all on-site facilities including the swimming pool.

Come for a three, four or seven night break and be sure of a warm welcome and an opportunity to do things side by side, as a family!

If you’d like to talk with a friendly person about a school residential, please don’t hesitate to call and we’ll be happy to help.

Phone 01598 763221

The benefits of visiting as a family

We see it time and time again, taking part in adventure activities together as a family improves communication, personal skills, belief in each other and creates magically personal moments that mean the world to individuals.

Families are unique, but Calvert breaks provide an equal opportunity to talk and bond whilst meeting new people and sharing experiences. However your family group is made up, a stay with us means enjoying adventurous fun together while also mixing with other children and adults in a safe and supportive environment.

The sense of achievement can also provide a huge boost of confidence and self-esteem to people with disabilities and has a positive effect on their lives beyond their stay.

We look forward to welcoming you here to enjoy ‘the Calvert Exmoor Experience’ with us.

Meeting other families was encouraging as we shared ideas and challenges with schooling and health services. Usually our family is the odd one out and people have no idea of the struggles we face, but people here know and care about the stresses…

What other families say…

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A guest is standing on a pile of crates in a harness, helmet and has his mouth open in delight, with his hands positioned as if clapping.

Jane

“As a parent, there was something else that struck me and that took me unawares: how lovely it was to take Tom somewhere where I didn’t have to worry about him being ‘different’!”

Jo and Dan

“I’m actually quite emotional thinking of the fantastic time we have had at Calvert Exmoor and the lovely people we have met. The weekend really couldn’t have gone any better.”

Four people sit on top of a horse each in a line facing the camera. They are all wearing riding hats and smiling in an indoor arena building.

Nicci and Brian

“I will remember many moments but something that I know will stay with me is how free and confident our boys were this weekend. How open and relaxed they were with the instructor and other guests and themselves.”

Why do we do what we do?

  • 65%

    of families with disabled children reported feeling isolated

    This isolation can be experienced in various forms: social, financial, physical and emotional…

    Forgotten Families Isolation Report 2021

  • 90%

    of disabled people want to be more active

    Activity Alliance's Annual Disability and Activity Survey 2022-2023 found that 4 out of 5 disabled people wanted to become more active…

    Activity Alliance

  • 42%

    of disabled people see lack of accessible facilities as a barrier to physical activity

    Activity Alliance found that 42% of people with disabilities in the UK perceived a lack of accessible facilities as a barrier to participating in physical activity.

    Activity Alliance

What could it do for you?

  • 30%

    increase in physical activity among children with disabilities

    Access to inclusive sport clubs and activities has led to a 30% increase in physical activity levels among children and youth with disabilities.

    Youth Sport Trust

  • 30%

    boost in social integration and sense of community

    According to Leonard Cheshire Disability, outdoor activities boost social integration by 30% and foster a sense of community among participants.

    Leonard Cheshire Disability

  • 30%

    reduction in mental health issues through physical activity

    Regular physical activity has been proven to reduce the risk of anxiety and depression by 30%

    World Health Organization

What’s on offer?

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Activities

At Calvert Exmoor, “it’s what you CAN do that counts.”

We ensure every individual has the opportunity to shine, especially when supported by family and loved ones. You'll have a designated Course Director to oversee your stay and answer any questions, plus a structured programme of activities led by qualified instructors with specially designed equipment, to accommodate a wide range of ages from 5 to 95. Plus, all activities take place on-site, with the furthest being a five-minute stroll/roll to the Reservoir!
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Accommodation and dining

Accommodation includes bedrooms and apartments that come in single, twin, and triple configurations with en-suite shower rooms and toilets, along with basic furniture and adaptive equipment for guests with physical disabilities. The accommodation is based around a communal courtyard for easy access to dining areas and essential facilities including laundry and drying rooms. You'll also have our Housekeeping team on hand, incase you need them.

Enjoy hot meals in the dining room and conservatory, freshly prepared and served by the friendly chefs who incorporate dietary requirements and special requests provided when booking.
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Evening entertainment

On arrival, your designated Course Director will greet the family, give a tour and answer questions to ensure a smooth first night. They will also be a key part of making sure that, after a great day, the enjoyment continues into the evenings.

Possible options could include but are not limited to:

• A visit from Exmoor Zoo to meet small critters and cute animals (additional cost may apply)
• Arts and crafts
• Bingo, quiz, or game nights
• Sensory and relaxing walks around the reservoir
• A late-night disco to dance, sing and unwind
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Costs

Price includes accommodation, dining, activities and use of the facilities

For family groups with 16 people or fewer:

Short breaks (2-nights, arrive on Monday OR Friday) from £230 per person

Weekend breaks (3-nights, Friday to Monday) from £349 per person

Midweek breaks (4-nights, Monday to Friday) from £399 per person

Full-week breaks (7-nights, Friday to Friday) from £840 per person

 

For family groups with 16 people or more:

2-night breaks (arriving Monday OR Wednesday OR Friday) from £188 per person

4-night breaks (Monday to Friday) from £349 per person

Start the conversation

We'd love to hear from you, even for an informal chat. Please call the team on 01598 763221 or email using the button below.

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Check availability…

See which dates are available if you would like to know in advance before enquiring…

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