Join us on 25th - 28th August 2022
Powderham Castle, Exeter, Devon

2022 Activities

The listed activities are included in the ticket price and will be run on a turn up and enjoy system. Premium activities will be prepaid and pre booked prior to arrival, which will go on sale soon.

face painting

Adventure Art

Date: Various
Time: Various

What’s your ultimate adventure?  Make it happen with your own adventure mood board with Adventurer Laura Try. Then design and screen print your very own bespoke adventure t-shirt!

Obstacle Course

Adventure Obstacle Course

Date: Various
Time: Various

With a range of different sized obstacles, the course is suited for all abilities and ages. You can take on the challenge either as a group or as an individual either way you are in for a great (and possibly muddy) time. Our team will be on hand at the obstacles to assist with technique and encourage you along.

Camouflage & Concealment

Date: Various
Time: Various

Blend into your environment to get closer to wildlife or use your skill to sneak up on Dad and make him jump!

Circus Shows

Circus Shows

Date: Various
Time: Various

See how it’s meant to be done with a display from our Big Top Mania Circus performers.

Circus Skills

Circus Skills

Date: Various
Time: Various

Learn to juggle, tightrope walk or hula-hoop. If you need to be able to juggle plates just ask your Mum!

climbing

Climbing

Date: Various
Time: Various

All abilities are welcome, so whether you have Everest experience, or you’ve never climbed, our expert instructors will give you guidance on our various walls. After a safety briefing and warm-up, you’ll be kitted out to tackle your first climb!

campfire

Fire Lighting

Date: Various
Time: Various

Work with our instructors to find the best kindling and timber to build your own campfire, then learn how to light and maintain the fire. This is a key skill for surviving in the wilderness.

gross

Gross Eat Station

Date: Various
Time: Various

Would you be able to palate some creepy crawlies Bear Grylls style? Dung beetles, mealworms and scorpions are on the menu.

Family Fun

Junior Jungle Family Rave

Date: Various
Time: Various

MC Rocky Patch and DJ Nick Terrific host the most uplifting rave on the planet. Spreading joy and laughter through banging tunes.

Kayaking

Kayaking

Date: Various
Time: Various

Explore the lake of Powderham Castle by kayak. Time to grab a paddle, a buoyancy aid and get out there!

Axe Throwing

Knife & Axe Throwing

Date: Various
Time: Various

If you have always wanted to have a go at knife and axe throwing this is your chance! Get expert guidance from professional instructors on how to throw safely and rotate the axes and knives, then apply your new skills to hit the log targets and see what score you can build!

safety knots

Know your Knots

Date: Various
Time: Various

No more Grannie knots with this introduction to the most important knots that every survivalist needs to know.

Morning Runs

Date: Various
Time: Various

Join us every morning of the festival for a 5km or 10km run through the castle grounds. Take it easy and enjoy the scenery or try and beat your PB – the choice is yours, but it offers the perfect chance to sweat out the night before!

Nerf

NERF COMBAT

Date: Various
Time: Various

Dive for cover, aim your gun and fire off a round of foam bullets. Take on your friends in this family friendly shootout.

swimming

Open Water Swimming

Date: Various
Time: Various

Join our sunrise and sunset group swim in the Exe estuary. Our safety experts will swim with the group to ensure support is always close at hand if needed. So, whatever your ability level, join the group for an unforgettable experience.

Outdoor Fitness

Date: Various
Time: Various

Energise yourself for an hour with our bespoke circuit training.  The sessions cater for all abilities, so whether you’re a fitness junkie or you just want to have a go, there will be something for everyone. Our qualified instructors will show you how to get the best out of equipment you will find in any gym such as weights, kettlebells and resistance bands as well as items you can find in the great outdoors like tractor tyres, logs and ropes.

Raft Building

Date: Various
Time: Various

Group together (with friends booked together or other groups) and use the materials supplied to Build a raft to carry you over the Powderham Lake, Our experts will be on hand to help and guide, but it will be up to you to work as a team and succeed! (This can be done as a group of friends or we can pair you up with other individuals)

Science Workshops

Date: Various
Time: Various

One of our most popular events, fun for all the family, crazy scientist Dr Szydlo presents the history of chemistry with an explosive series of mad scientist experiments. Expect pops, whizzes, bangs and cheers!

Shelter Building

Date: Various
Time: Various

Guidance from one of our handpicked survival experts and an opportunity to build your own emergency shelter using materials found in the wild. A great activity to complete with a friend, child or parent.

Silent Disco

Silent Disco – Family Party

Date: Various
Time: Various

Don’t miss our resident DJ slamming down the BIG tunes on our state-of-the-art silent disco kit.

Skateboarding

Date: Various
Time: Various

Get some beginner tips and hints from our friendly experts if you’re hitting the ramp for the first time. Or, if you’re experienced, simply turn up, grab a board and show us what you can do!

Paddle boarding

SUP

Date: Various
Time: Various

Whether you’re a total beginner or you’ve tried it before, our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of Stand Up Paddleboarding on the beautiful Powderham Lake!

SUP YOGA

Date: Various
Time: Various

The ultimate moving meditation, in a beautiful natural setting, you will experience the feeling of floating on water whilst finding your balance, and your Zen on the paddleboard.

Tree Climbing

Date: Various
Time: Various

Try our special tree climb, you will be kitted out with a harness and helmet, given instruction to make your way to the top where you will need to test your navigation skills and identify a given location.

Yoga

Date: Various
Time: Various

Take a walk on the wild side working with the rhythms of nature, to find your unique expression.

Inspirational speakers

Included in your ticket price

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Ranulph Fiennes is a leading explorer and greatly interesting public speaker. With decades worth of stories from all over the globe, audiences are enthralled by Ranulph’s achievements; which include being the youngest Captain in the Army and the oldest British person to summit Mount Everest. With such an influential career, it is no surprise that Ranulph has been titled by the Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s Greatest Living Explorer.

Ed Stafford

Edward James Stafford is a British explorer. He holds the Guinness World Record for being the first human ever to walk the length of the Amazon River. Stafford now hosts shows on the Discovery Channel.

Laura Bingham

Laura Bingham, is an English explorer and adventurer best known for leading the world first descent of the Essequibo River in Guyana, South America. She appeared on the cover of British Airways High Life magazine in 2017 alongside Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Ed Stafford and Tim Peake and was referred to as “The Adventurer”.

Amanda Owen

Amanda is a shepherdess, farmer’s wife, mother to nine children, a passionate photographer and Sunday Times bestselling author. In 2018, the Owens became the stars of their very own Channel 5 TV programme ‘Our Yorkshire Farm’, becoming the channel’s highest rating factual show of the year, attracting an average of 2.2 million viewers per week.

Alex Bescoby

Alex is a self-confessed history nerd and award-winning filmmaker with a love of travel, history and storytelling. His work has taken him to some of the less-travelled corners of the world, including the back-country of Sierra Leone, the remote Peruvian Andes and insurgent-ridden southern-Phillippines.

Ash Bhardwaj

Ash is a respected filmmaker and travel journalist, who brings infectious and sharp insights to his storytelling. He has travelled to Everest with wounded British soldiers, walked with explorers through Sudan’s Bayuda Desert. As a cameraman, Ash accompanied Levison Wood for 700 miles of his Walking The Nile Expedition, filming extensively in Uganda and the Sahara.

John Hudson

John Hudson is the UK military’s chief survival instructor, whose specialist work takes him to some of the most remote and extreme environments around the globe. A former RAF helicopter pilot, John is the Chief SERE instructor and an elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Pip Stewart

Pip is an adventurer, travel writer, and filmmaker passionate about meditation, health, and well-being. A self-proclaimed hippy at heart, Pip is a firm believer that the great outdoors and connecting with people is good for the soul.

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