Welcome to Acorn Adventure...

As a leading provider of school and group trips (established back in the early 80's), we can't wait to re-open our centres this summer. Outdoor Education has never been more vital and our school & group adventures are the very best way to re-build confidence, social skills and a range of other personal development skills, essential to the development & well being of young people. Children also need to have fun again and we can guarantee plenty of that! 

Explore our school & group adventure residential trips in FranceSpain, Malta, Italy and UK, which have been carefully selected for their locations so that we can offer the best adventure & cultural experiences for young people.  You can also explore our range of Educational Visits, organised by The School Travel Company.

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French Adventure Trips

France is a really popular choice for schools and groups wanting to give young people a cultural experience as well as a great adventure. Choose from 4 exciting French trips including our Ardeche Adventure, South of France, Dordogne Adventure and Opal Coast Adventure, just 30 minutes from Calais...

Watersports on the Med

Choose from two exciting water sports trips in the Spanish Costa Brava where you'll enjoy a host of water sports, waterpark & culture. Or our Maltese Adventure where you'll experience an action packed mixture of water sport and adrenaline fuelled land based activities...the choice is yours!


Alpine Adventure Italy

This magnificent alpine setting in the Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy, is the perfect location for mountain, lake and river adventures. From white water rafting to rock climbing, this programme is guaranteed to stimulate a real love of the great outdoors!

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Outdoor Education UK

Enjoy an adventure in the Brecon Beacons, where you'll get 12-13 activities over a 4 night stay in camping pods, tipis or tents with magnificent scenery at every turn! Or, stay in a woodland tipi village in the Wyre Forest, West Midlands where you'll enjoy forest activities and a trip to the Safari Park!


Himalayan Adventure

We've been organising school & group trips to India for many years and our with expert `in country` knowledge and local connections, we've created a fantastic 10 day programme that perfectly combines adventure & culture in this truly remarkable part of the world. A trip no-one ever forgets.

#The Acorn Way

Our range of school 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.

Acorn has been popular with schools and groups for decades 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. All of our centres have plenty of outdoor space for socialising and playing, ensuring a great experience both during and after activities.
  2. Small and friendly centres. All of our school & group trips offer you exclusive use of your own private village and dining marquee or indoor accommodation area, providing a really relaxed, personal and safe experience. 
  3. High quality activity programmes. We deliver action-packed programmes with a good variety of land and water activities as well as evening entertainment & cultural visits so that your group are active, engaged, learning and having fun throughout the whole trip. 
  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!

Celebrating nearly 40 years of Adventures!

We've been organising and delivering a range of exciting Adventure trips for schools and groups for nearly 40 years now. We're so proud of our history and so often, we hear happy stories about the many brilliant memories people of our our trips and also working with us over the years.

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.

01384 398 870


Acorn Adventure

22 Worcester Street,


West Midlands DY8 1AN

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