The activities listed below are dependent upon numbers. Individuals, couples and small groups can be catered for so please contact us directly to check availability for individual activities. Group organisers should take a look at our range of itineraries or get in touch with plenty of notice to tailor make a day which meets your objectives for the day.
Almost everyone can enjoy having a go at archery (minimum age 10). Sessions are fun, challenging, demanding and competitive. Teaching the basic techniques and skills in small groups, we supply safety equipment, arrows and bows.
Shooting at targets over distances of 10 to 15 yards, it's easy to get your eye in and see quick improvement even in complete beginners. That's when a few top tricks and tips from the expert come in really useful.
Trout fishing takes place on the 1.5 acre lake. The lake has an island and provides fishing in a peaceful and secluded environment.
Until 31st April, fly lures are permitted. Then bait, worms, pellets and lures are banned and anyone seen using anything other than the fly will be asked to leave the lake.
High ropes course
Suitable for small and large groups, the high ropes course is designed to set challenges for the individualand the team, making use of strengths and weaknesses to complete the course.
The course consists of a numberof sections, at different heights, each demanding different skills and abilities. Sections include the multi-vine, low and high cat walks, postman's walk, trapeze, gladiator ring and leap of faith.
All participants climb the course attached to a safety rope with a belay similar to rock climbing. If a participant falls or wants to come down they will be safely lowered to the floor by the belay. Safety is of paramount importance and all instructors are qualified climbers. Participants are required to attend the safety briefing. Helmets and harnesses are provided.
The high ropes course is perfect for all ages and is great for corporate teams,schools, youth groups and families.By the end of a high ropes session, you can expect increased confidence and a better understanding of your strengths and weaknesses.
A chance to for messing about on the water, kayaking takes place on our sheltered, private lake.Everyone is welcome, from beginners wanting to have a go for the first time to advanced full or half day courses.
Suitable for all from the age of eight upwards. Buoyancy aids, helmets, cags and booties are supplied, together with fully qualified instruction. Be prepared to get wet!
Low ropes course
Perfect for all ages, our purpose-built low ropes course encourages communication and co-operation to develop the skills needed to both lead and be part of a team. Individuals build confidence whilst developing balance, co-ordination, communication and trust.
Teams find their way through a spider's web, tightropes, beams and other obstacles without touching the floor. Built using rope and wooden beams suspended from trees and poles, the course is low to the ground but still a challenge to complete. Each task calls on the collective contributions of every team member – drawing on their ideas, support and effort to achieve a team goal.
The low ropes course is perfect for all ages and is great for corporate teams, schools, youth groups and families.
Mountain boarding is the best dry downhill fun you can have. Described as snowboarding on wheels and skateboarding in four wheel drive, you'll need your nerve! We have a hill roughly 800 metres long which is a huge natural half pipe. It is one of, if not the, longest natural mountain board slopes in the country.
The hillsides have a number of tracks leading though long grass to the main slope. We have two nursery slopes which are used for teaching and for beginners, a slalom run and a choice of jumps for more experienced riders.
Usually lasting one and a half hours, with a refreshment break in the middle, the session starts with a safety briefing and introduction. Participants are given pads and a board, taken to one of the nursery slopes and taught how to start, stop and turn etc. Once the group has grasped the basics, they are taken to the slalom run where they work on turning and speed control. Participants are then given the opportunity to take on the big slope. At the bottom of the slope, a land rover and trailer picks the group up and returns them to the top for another go.
Working in two teams, each is given an assortment of ropes, poles and barrels to construct their raft. The additional challenge of time penalties is an almost certain recipe for disaster! One of the team's rafts almost always fails to hold up to the abuse,(usually the blokes team), and a wet ending is likely. There is a race across the lake to win, as well as other challenges which test both brains and brawn.
Participants are likely to get wet so buoyancy aids are worn at all times and a qualified lifeguard is present.
"The whole is greater than the sum of the parts". So said the Greeks and so say we!
Our team building exercises are fun, rewarding and bonding for all types of groups, from schoolchildren to colleagues and families. Teams are expected to work together, racing to solve problems and complete exercises which focus particularly on the outdoor environment.
There are two walks to enjoy around the farm if you fancy a stroll around Somerset's spectacular countryside on a Sunday. Just pop into the wine shop any time between 10am and 4pm to pick up directions and then you're free to amble at your own pace. Staying guests are welcome to wander at any time during their stay.
The walk starts at the vineyard, continues through a Christmas tree plantation and on to the lake. Walking time approximately 30 minutes. Well behaved dogs on leads are permitted. Adults £2 and children £1.
The walk starts at the wine shop, passes through the rheas and reindeer then on to the crayfish lake. Walking time approximately 30 minutes. Well behaved dogs on leads are permitted. Adults £2 and children £1.
Led by Farmer John or his son Rob on board an open top seated trailer, the farm tour passes the reindeer, carries on up through the Christmas Tree plantation, the organic free range chickens and up to the top of the farm which gives stunning views of the farm, surrounding areas and across the Bristol Channel to Wales. The tour is suitable for all the family and takes approximately one hour. Adults - £5. Children under 12 - £2. The tour needs to be pre-booked and is subject to numbers, weather permitting.
Vineyard and farm tour
A great tour for lovers of wine and the countryside it comes from, and a one off in Somerset! The tour begins with coffee and biscuits in the wine shop where your guide introduces the story behind the vineyard and the five grape types grown here. The guide then escorts the group through the recently planted vineyard, which is followed by a tour of the farm in an open top seated trailer. The tour introduces you to each of the farm's diversification enterprises.
Back at the farm, there's wine tasting and a chance to purchase bottles to take home.
Adults £10. No concession for children. The tour needs to be pre-booked and is subject to a minimum of 10 people, weather permitting.