What to Expect on a Weekend Break at Calvert Trust Exmoor
What to Expect on a Weekend Break at Calvert Trust Exmoor
There’s nothing quite as exciting as venturing out into the great outdoors; however, for some, certain rural areas can be more inaccessible. Here at Calvert Trust Exmoor, we hold accessibility close to our hearts and do our very best to provide facilities that cater to everyone, allowing individuals of all abilities access to all that nature has to offer.
If you’ve recently booked with us or are looking for activity holidays for disabled adults in the UK, you might be curious about what to expect from a weekend away at Calvert Trust Exmoor.
In this article, we explore the various activities, facilities and accommodation you will find while staying with us!
Accessibility on Your Residential Trip
To start with, when looking for a residential weekend break that is tailored to those with reduced mobility or reduced hearing or vision, it’s important to be completely assured that the accommodation, facilities and activities will be inclusive and meet everyone’s needs.
Here at Calvert Trust Exmoor, our specialist equipment will enable everyone’s involvement in our activities. We include hoist facilities within our water-based activities, climbing supports and adaptive equipment for activities such as archery.
Our accommodation will also provide essential ensuites, accessible level-entry washrooms, and accessible bathrooms. When wandering throughout our buildings, you’ll find widened corridors and doors, electric doors and elevators to ensure that you can move from one area to another with ease.
We also include Menvicall alarms that are connected to the reception during the day and the duty instructor during the evening.
Accommodation at Calvert Trust Exmoor
Our accommodation revolves around our beautiful courtyard that each of our ground floor rooms will open onto. As well as our ensuite single, twin and triple rooms, we also provide apartments for smaller groups looking for a more inclusive setting.
Each day you will be provided with three delicious hot meals that can easily be tailored to meet your dietary requirements.
After a fun-packed day in the outdoors, you can relax using our pool, jacuzzi or sensory room during the evening. Alternatively, you can simply sit back and enjoy the view from our Acland room veranda.
Accessible Activities for All Ages
Now for the exciting part! Our activities are all delivered by Calvert Trust Exmoor’s specially trained instructors. We strongly believe that it’s what you can do that counts; this mentality ensures that all of our activities are dedicated to delivering accessible activities for all of our guests to experience.
Each break at Calvert Trust Exmoor is designed around a structured program of activities to give everyone a taste of what we’ve got to offer. Our instructors will stay with you throughout your time with us, allowing them to get to know each individual and their abilities, helping everyone get the most out of their stay.
The onsite activities include:
- Challenge Course
- Crate Stack
- Giant Swing
We’ve adapted all our activities to ensure that we can always provide an adventure no matter the weather. However, if you are keen to venture out into the rain, we provide standard and adaptive waterproofs too!
If you’re looking to experience more of the Devonian landscape, we can help build a discovery and exploration session into your programme; this will be specially tailored to your trip according to your requirements. Our discovery and exploration sessions can include:
- Visiting local towns
- Visiting nearby beaches
- Taking trips to local attractions such as Exmoor Zoo
Facilities at Calvert Trust Exmoor
While staying at Calvert Trust Exmoor, you’ll have access to a great range of facilities. Due to the nature of our values, we have to ensure that our specialist facilities are accessible so that all of our guests can enjoy what we have to offer.
While staying with us, you will be able to enjoy our:
- Swimming pool
- Barn bar
- Games room
- TV lounge
- Wheelchair charging room
- Sensory room
Staff at Calvert Trust Exmoor
As a company, we are dedicated to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children, young people, vulnerable adults and our guests; this commitment is shared by all staff and volunteers who work with us.
At Calvert Trust Exmoor, our core values revolve around:
Combined, these create the foundation of what we believe to be the core for creating a space in which our visitors can have a comfortable stay and an exciting and inclusive experience. For this to be a reality, we need to ensure our members of staff also radiate these values and beliefs.
Each member of our staff is devoted to making a difference in people’s lives; we all take pride in what we do and conscientiously work to ensure that everyone who stays with us gets the most out of their time here and has the chance to reach their potential.
Throughout Calvert Trust Exmoor, the majority of our team are permanent, making them dedicated and experienced in their roles. Our members of staff are committed to developing their service to help mentor and encourage guests.
For more information about Calvert Trust Exmoor, please refer to our website, or browse through our blog, where you will find a diverse range of information and advice, including Calvert Trust Exmoor at Home: Bushcraft Activities or Financial Support Services for People with Disabilities.
If you’d like to hear more about what it’s like to stay with us first-hand, take a look at our guest stories. You’ll find a range of personal experiences, including Lizzie’s journey to become a para-triathlete after staying with us and a story from Grace, a support worker for a young woman called Beth with severe learning disabilities.