Quality outdoor adventure

Acorn is one of the original providers of adventure residentials for schools, groups and families, with over 35 years' experience.  We have nine Adventure centres in the UK and Europe and all of our activity centres in FranceSpain, Malta and UK have been carefully selected to deliver a high quality outdoor education experience. 

Our aim is to provide you with educational, character building outdoor experiences at affordable prices. We believe passionately that every child should experience a journey of adventure throughout their school life.

Our range of school activity trips have been created to help young people develop a good sense of adventure & discovery and grow from a little acorn into a majestic oak. That's why it all began in 1982...and why we are still here today.

Browse our Adventure trips...

Brecon Beacons Adventure

Brecon Beacons Adventure

Our Brecon Beacons Adventure for schools and groups offers one of the best watersports programmes available in the area as well as plenty of dry land activities that make the most 
of the countryside and dramatic mountain views.

Ardèche Adventure

Ardèche Adventure

We've been operating in the Ardèche for three decades and our experience, professionalism and passion for this incredible location shines through in the trips we deliver here. As voted by our customers.

Opal Coast Adventure

Opal Coast Adventure

Hop over the channel to our lakeside Adventure Camp in the rural town of Ardres, for an action-packed French adventure just 2 hours from the UK by ferry and coach.

#The Acorn Way

Acorn has been popular with schools and groups for over 35 years because of these five reasons:

  1. Location, location, location. Our activity centres are all in beautiful outdoor settings close to beaches, rivers, lakes, mountains and forests to give you the best outdoor experience
  2. Small and friendly centres. The majority of our school & group trips offer you exclusive use of your own private village and dining marquee, providing a really relaxed, personal and safe experience.
  3. High quality activity programme. We deliver a huge range of technical activities in natural environments to make sure every child you bring to us experiences a real adventure.
  4. Teacher owned, teacher led. Owned by a former teacher, we understand, we care and we work hard to make your experience easier.
  5. Excellent value for money. 90% of schools tell us we are great value for money because our prices are often the best and what we deliver for the money is exceptional.

What teachers say...

See our trips in action!

Over 35 Years Experience

With over 35 years of organising trips for schools, groups and families, we've built up an excellent reputation.

Andrew Gardiner is still the proud owner and Chairman of the company and we remain a privately owned, family business that continues to put customers and staff at the heart of our company.

We provide Adventure Trips for Schools, Uniform groups through Acorn Adventure, Family Holidays through our sister site Acorn Family Holidays, and Educational Trips for schools and youth groups via The School Travel Company.

What Makes a Brilliant Residential?

90% of schools tell us we are great value for money

We are proud to offer the best adventure programmes in natural locations for affordable prices. Want to know more? Request a quotation today.

01384 398 870


Acorn Adventure

22 Worcester Street,


West Midlands DY8 1AN

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