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Acorn opens its first Tipi Adventure Camp in the UK this summer! 

Come and see for yourselves at one of our Open Days this April. You'll have a guided tour, see our brand new tipis (which we are very excited about!) and hear all about the activity programme, which is exclusive to primary schools.

Our Tipi Adventure Camp is located in Bewdley, next door to the West Midlands Safari Park. Find out more here. 

OPEN DAYS 2017

27th April

28th April

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Our Tipi Adventure programmes are 2 nights or 4 nights and include a range of activities from bushcraft skills to target sports, climbing and forest orienteering. Also included is a visit to the West Midlands Safari Park. The real adventure is sleeping in the woods in a real life Tipi and cooking on the campfire! Every child should experience camping in the woods! 

We recently enjoyed a trip down memory lane at our 35th anniversary Gala where we shared stories and sang the Acorn Hakka, one of our favourite songs from over the years. There were lots of faces there, past and present with some great stories to share about their times with Acorn. We seem to have touched so many lives in our 35 years and many of our former staff and pupils have gone on to do some fantastic things (having been inspired by their experiences at Acorn, we are told). We've also discovered there are lots of Acorn marriages and babies out there! 

Andrew Gardiner, Acorn's founder and Chair, is so proud of Acorn's staff and Party Leaders who have contributed so much to Acorn's success and he would like to thank everyone that has worked hard to make Acorn what it is today.

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Choosing a school trip provider for your school residential can be daunting, especially if you have never organised a school trip before. Over the last thirty years, lots has been done to make this easier for teachers and Acorn has been at the forefront of driving up standards and communication in the industry so that schools can make the best choices for their pupils.


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It’s official! Thanks to all of our amazing customers, this year we’ve raised £4,313 for The Prince's Trust

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Book your 2018 residential early!

With the weakening pound, overseas travel prices are set to rise. School trips in 2018 could go up by as much as 10%. We are currently offering a 2017 brochure price freeze to schools and groups who book now and pay their first deposit by the end of January 2017, with nothing else to pay until September 2017.

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2017 Summer Holiday offers have just been released!

We've excited to announce that we have just released some fantastic special offers on all remaining dates in the summer holidays 2017 at the following centres:

Ardèche Adventure, South of France
Alpine Adventure. Italian Alps
Opal Coast Adventure, Northern France
Normandy Adventure, Northern France 

Offers are based on a minimum of 30 paying people and include:

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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. 

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