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Acorn is one of the most well established school and group adventure trip providers in the UK, with 2017 marking our 35th anniversary! We have a choice of ten exciting Adventure destinations in six countries and have built up an excellent reputation for delivering safe, quality and fun adventure trips that are excellent value for money.
We are passionate about the great outdoors and our activities, camp locations and accommodation options have all been carefully planned to offer you the best possible real outdoor experience at affordable prices.
All of our Adventure Camps in France, Italy, Spain, UK and India, have been selected with their locations in mind. From National Parks to the Mediterranean Sea, we are perfectly placed to offer you the best choice of activity programmes. From sailing and paddle boarding to climbing and caving, we have a trip to suit every school and group!
We believe that a true adventure is more than just the activities we offer. It’s about the whole experience. With this in mind, all of our accommodation options are designed to heighten the overall experience; bringing groups together and teaching life skills. From the traditional tented village to rustic log cabins, our Adventure Camps are set up to celebrate the outdoors whether it be sleeping under canvas or toasting marshmallows on the campfire.
See the very best of the Ardèche as Ray Mears explores this spectacular region
Currently running on ITV is an excellent series following Ray Mears as he travels the very best wild areas in France. When thinking about France we often think of romantic Paris, historic cities and delicious food and drink. Many don't realise the exciting adventures available in this diverse and wonderous country.
Check out episode 2, still available on ITV Player, where Ray Mears visits his favourite destination- The Ardèche, in the South of France. Here you will see the beautiful Ardèche River, with its famous limestone gorge and the widely known and visited Pont D'arc.
From just £399 per person, your group can come and enjoy this magical journey down the Ardeche River on our Ardèche Adventure. This trip is one of our most popular school trip destinations in France and we have many schools who have been travelling to our centre there for over two decades.
We have the best location, the most professional river team and are the best value operator in the area.
How outdoor learning boosts student wellbeing.
The Guardian have recently published an interesting and useful article about the benefits of outdoor education. These include:
Acorn Adventure was set up by a former teacher in 1982 after taking his own pupils away on camping trips over three decades ago and seeing the enormous benefits first hand. Not only did he see an improvement in classroom achievement, he witnessed significant improvements in teacher-pupil interaction and engagement.
Andrew Gardiner, former teacher and Acorn's owner says "Seeing teachers outside the classroom, as real people, can often change the dynamic in the classroom. It removes barriers, opens up communication and improves openness to learning. This was a key reason why I used to take my pupils on trips and why I was keen to help others do the same."
Read more about the benefits of outdoor learning in the Guardian's article How outdoor learning boosts student well-being