In business, survival skills are important. Put your team to the test with one of our adventurous activities at Bovey Castle or in the surrounding area. It’s the perfect location to bring teams together to experience interactive and challenging activities, testing group communication skills and the ability to overcome obstacles. If you’re organising a meeting, start it the right way by holding it at the impressive Bovey Castle. With imposing historical charm and well-equipped meeting rooms, we’ll ensure your time with us runs smoothly.Email us
Option 1 – Birds of prey experience
An afternoon spent with birds of prey is quite unforgettable. You will get to fly a variety of different birds of prey, observe their individual characteristics and see close up the wonderful partnership that exists between falconers and their birds. This session is held on the herbaceous border that surrounds the summerhouse at Bovey Castle.
Min number: 2 Max number: 15 Duration: 90 minutes (approx. depending on size of group)
Option 2 – Falconry experience
A hands-on falconry session at Martin Whitley’s falconry centre lasting approximately 3 hours. Starts with an introduction to the various types of birds of prey cared for by Martin, before moving on to flying owls, working with high-speed falcons and then an Eagle Experience, before returning to the hotel with a hawk escort.
Min number: 2 Max number: 8 Duration: 180 minutes
The Off Road Experience at Bovey Castle is a thrill seekers dream that will get your heart pumping – the perfect team building experience for corporate days and incentives.Download full conference brochure (PDF)
In our authentic Long Barn learn not only how to make cider and sloe gin, but also about the history of making traditional drinks. Start the cider making process by crushing the apples in our cider press, taste the freshly squeezed juice and, of course, sample some cider made by previous guests. Move on to sloe gin making and tasting. During the autumn fresh sloe berries are picked and used to make sloe gin. At other times, seasonal fruits are used.
Min number: 4
Max number: 25 per session
Duration: 60-90 minutes depending on group size
Learn how to use a re-curve bow and have a shot at a range of targets. Also have a go with the air rifles. This is a fun activity which can be arranged to be as competitive or as friendly as you wish.
Min number: 2
Max number: 16 per session
Duration: 90 minutes
Spend time with our resident Mixologist, learning how to mix a variety of different cocktails, and of course drinking the finished product!
Min number: 2
Max number: 30
Duration: 90 minutes (approx)
Wander through the estate to our clay range to try your hand-eye coordination with a 410 shotgun. Whether it’s your first time or you’re an experienced shot, the clays are sure to entertain.
Min number: 6
Max number: 20
Duration: Dependant on size of group – between 60-180 minutes
Laser Clays is a totally unique, hi-tech electronic version of the country sport clay pigeon shooting and is ideal for larger groups. Using de-activated shotguns, participants test their skill by firing laser beams at clays fired from a traditional trap. The shot guns use an infra red pulse which acts the same as a traditional cartridge.
Min number: None
Max Number: Unlimited
Duration: Dependant on group size – up to 3 hours.
We offer different courses for the woodland survival activities – these can be made into bespoke sessions depending on the size of the group in question and the demands of what they want to achieve from each session.
1 hour courses
(A single hour dedicated to 1 of the following)
Basic survival equipment
Fire making skills Navigation
Initiative station team building
2 hour courses
(2 hours of activity using a combination of 2 of the following activities)
Fire making skills
Shelter building Navigation
Outdoor first aid
Initiative station team building Shelter building Teamwork
Min number: any number,
Max number: unlimited although certain aspects have a maximum number.
Duration: 1 or 2 hour courses available.
Cost: 1 hour course – £30 per person, 2 hour course – £60 per person
*All the courses have a time constraint and thus large groups may result in some of the activities not being practically possible.
**These courses are subject to the number of participants. Large groups will require additional time and thus 2 hour courses are not possible resulting in a longer session POA
In this fully interactive, ‘hands on’ session we bring the zoo to you! DZP Outreach allows you to get hands-on some of the less furry animals from the zoo while also learning about the lifestyle and habitats of a range of different species. Animals in the Close Encounters display may vary depending on feed cycles and your distance from the zoo, but may include: Blue Tongued Skink, Corn Snake, Milk Snake, Leopard Tortoise, Crested Gecko, Hog-nosed Snake, Orange Headed Cockroaches, Leaf Insects, Stick Insects, Chilean Rose Tarantula OR Giant African Land Snails.
Min number: 10,
Max number: 40,
Duration: 60-90 minutes (approx.)
This event can either be run for individuals or for teams within the hotel grounds between late April – late September. In the event of bad weather an indoor fair can be organised. Activities at the fair can include: Skittles alley, coconut shy, splat the rat, welly throwing, popcorn machine, croquet, apple pressing, ferret handling, apple bobbing and archery.
Min number: 15,
Max number: Unlimited,
Duration: Up to 3 hours
Learn the art of fly fishing from our expert fisherman Mike down on the lake at Bovey Castle. Mike provides all the equipment needed and brings with him years of experience and fisherman’s tales! Brown and rainbow trout are the most commonly caught fish in the lake.
Min number: 1,
Max number: 6,
Duration: 2-3 hours
Join a team of fully trained instructors to tackle 12 miles of woodland quad bike track in the picturesque surrounding of South Devon.
Min number: 2,
Max number: 40,
Duration: 2 hours approx
Lessons are provided by one of our resident pros and are tailored to suit the needs of the individual. They are suitable for golfers and non-golfers.
Min number: 1,
Max number: 4,
Duration: 30 minutes