Acorn Adventure & The Prince's Trust

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


Avoid post Brexit travel price rises

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.


2017 summer holiday offers now available!

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:


Ray Mears visits The Ardèche

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. 

Find out more!

Tips and tricks for teachers

How outdoor learning boosts student wellbeing.

The Guardian have recently published an interesting and useful article about the benefits of outdoor education. These include:

  • Boosting self esteem
  • Finding calmness and a focus
  • Boosting a sense of community
  • Applying learning in real life settings
  • Making learning more memorable 

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


Brand new Adventure 2017!

Acorn Adventure opens new centre in the UK- exclusive to primary schools

We're excited to announce that we are now taking bookings for our brand new adventure coming soon in 2017, in the Wyre Forest, West Midlands.

This exciting primary school UK woodland adventure is set amongst the trees in a pretty forest, next to the popular West Midlands Safari Park. It offers accommodation for up to 56 people in a brand new tipi village, and each group has exclusive use of the whole site (based on a min group size of 35). We know this is particularly important to younger groups, seeking a secure and private setting. 

The action-packed programme here includes a range of woodland based activities from bushcraft to archery, climbing and forest cycling. Your group will also enjoy a fun-filled a day at the West Midlands Safari Park, where there will also be educational based activities put on by the park.

Choose from a 2 night or a 4 night stay. Find out more by visiting our website Tipi Adventure for primary schools

2017 Brochures are now available !

Our 2017 Adventure brochures are now available to order! We’re excited to announce that our new 2017 brochures have arrived, hot off the press and are now available for you to order or download. To order your copy, please click here.

You can download the brochures by clicking here. To make planning your trip as easy as possible, we send out pricing information with our brochures.