Welcome to Knapp House Activity Centre North Devon


It is with great sadness that we can confirm a four year-old boy has drowned in the swimming pool at our centre during an event organised by Narcotics Anonymous.
Our deepest sympathies go to the young boy’s family and friends.

The group had the use of the pool on a self-supervised basis for recreational use – it was not part of the planned activity program that we provide.

The event has always been a great success but we are all absolutely devastated that this year it has ended in such tragic circumstances.

We are fully committed to understand exactly how this could have happened and will continue to liaise with the emergency services, the Health and Safety Executive and Narcotics Anonymous to establish this.
Signed Ashley Clements
Signed Stuart Clements

29th August 2017”

Knapp House Activity Centre is a family run business. It was established in 1982 and has been owned and managed by the Clements family since 1979. The house is surrounded by 60 acres of farm land, which encompasses gardens, woodlands and fields. It is situated between the villages of Appledore and Northam, near Bideford in North Devon.

Fun and exciting range of activities!

Offering a range of both land-based and water activities including:

  • Waterskiing
  • Climb and abseil
  • Surfing
  • Tunnelling
  • RIB rides
  • Coastal exploration
  • Lake (Dragon boat, Bell Boat, Raft)

…. just to name a few.  Read more about our activities

Tailored to your requirements 

Knapp House runs residential day, weekend and week courses, individually timetabled and created to your specific requirement.

Safety first!

Every session is led by an experienced instructor with a relevant qualification and best practice is followed in each activity.

Each person is provided with all the necessary specialist equipment.

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