Normandy Adventure, Northern France

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Highlights

  • Only 600 metres from Hauteville sur Mer beach
  • Private, well established Acorn centre since 1984- not shared with public
  • Perfect location for adventure and discovery
  • One of our best rock climbing venues
  • Historical place of interest nearby
  • 4 nights from only £259pp

What's it like?

Our well established, private Acorn centre next to Hauteville sur Mer Beach (Normandy) opened in 1984 and continues to be a really popular adventure school trip destination. Situated just 600 metres from a long sandy beach, and just 1 1/2 hours from the port of Cherbourg, our exclusive Normandy Adventure Camp offers schools a safe, and fun environment to enjoy our activity programme, delivered by our fully qualified staff. It has stood the test of time and has charmed many schools over the last three decades with its authentic French seaside location and close proximity to a range of popular visits. 

Choose between two itineraries:

Our Normandy Adventure programme offers a 4 night full activity programme. Or choose our Adventure and Discovery programme which combines adventure with cultural visits, making the most of this fascinating historical location. For those keen to practice their French, we can arrange for someone in the local area to provide evening French lessons for a small extra charge.   

Prices start from just £259pp for a 4 night programme. 


Activities

This picturesque seaside location in historic Normandy is ideal for schools and groups seeking a French Adventure combined with an authentic view of French life.

Choose between two programmes at our exclusive Normandy centre:

Our Normandy Adventure programme is a typically a 4 night Monday-Friday itinerary and includes a great range of activities including: Rock climbing, kayaking, bushcraft, raft building, orienteering, giant initiative, target sports, high ropes, fencing and nightline. Evenings are often spent enjoying beach games, campfire nights or the ever popular Acorn's got talent night. Prices for this programme start from just £259pp, including full board acccommodation, activities, evening entertainment and travel.

Our Normandy Adventure and Discovery programme can be enjoyed over 5 or 6 nights, depending on how much you want to do and includes a range of the above activities as well as entry to up to two cultural visits. The most popular include Mont st Michel, Arromanches 360 cinema, Bayeaux Tapestry and the Goats Cheese Farm in Granville. Prices start from as little as £299pp for a 5 night programme including activities, evening entertainment full board accommodation, up to 2 visits and transport.

Our fully qualified staff will keep your group entertained from morning ‘til night!

For those keen to refine their French language skills, we can arrange for someone in the local area to come and do French lessons in the evenings for a small additional charge.


Sample programme - 6 nights from only £339

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Sample programme - 5 nights from only £299

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Sample programme - 4 nights from only £259

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Please note that these are sample programmes only and are subject to change. Should you have any preferences, please let us know at the point of booking. If you would like any alternative visits, please let us know and we will build this into your programme. Any visit not featured in our programmes may incur extra charges.

Local Excursions

  • Local towns and beaches
  • Arromanches 360
  • Bayeux Tapestry
  • Château de Fougères
  • La Cité de la Mer
  • Mont St. Michel
  • Jersey Day Trip

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Accommodation

3a12ea3b-18b4-4e8a-af0c-de85df6762c9Our well established private Acorn Adventure Camp, bordered by trees and hedges, offers a relaxed and safe environment for school groups. Our Normandy Centre is exclusive to Acorn and is not shared with members of the public, which we know is very important to schools. Open since 1984, it's been a popular destination for decades. 

We are ideally located just 600m from the beach at the edge of the picturesque quiet seaside town of Hauteville-sur-Mer, between Coutances and Granville on the west coast of Normandy. The port is just 90 minutes away making this centre easily accessible from the UK. Many of the popular visits are within easy reach. 

Our Normandy Adventure camp accommodates just two schools at a time (or one large group), with each school of 35 or more having their own private pre-erected tented villages. Each school village is laid out in a horseshoe shape, with a central marquee for dining and socialising. Schools love that they get their own private areas to sleep, dine and play and that the site is so relaxed. Both villages accommodate up to 60 people. Close to both villages is a toilet and shower block, with a separate area for teachers. There is a playing field next to the camp, offering further space for games and evenings are often spent enjoying beach games with our friendly team. 

Whilst this is camping, it is comfortable camping, with tents all being of standing height with proper beds and hard flooring. Student tents sleep up to four. Party Leader tents sleep two and come with a few extra comforts such as a wardrobe, 2 timber beds with comfortable mattresses, a fridge (in main PL tent), electricity and lighting. 

There is onsite tuck shop and duty tent, with Acorn staff available throughout the night. Just a short walk away, there is an ice cream/souvenir shop/café and a weekly market takes place in the town, which is always popular.

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    • Door to door transportation (executive coach travel & ferry crossing) - Overseas only
    • All instruction, supervision and equipment
    • Free leader places for supervising adults (1 free place for every 8 paying)
    • Mediterranean Adventure includes full day at waterworld
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    • Complimentary inspection visit
    • Financial protection – ABTA and ATOL bonded
    • Fully accredited school and group travel provider
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    • Full activity programme (typically 2 x 3 hour activity sessions per day, plus evening entertainment
    • Full board accommodation
    • Door to door transportation (executive coach travel & ferry crossing) - Overseas only
    • All instruction, supervision and equipment
    • Free leader places for supervising adults (1 free place for every 8 paying)
    • Mediterranean Adventure includes full day at waterworld
    • Party Leader family concessions
    • 10 % discount off Acorn Family Holidays (for all those travelling)
    • Party Leader support pack
    • Complimentary inspection visit
    • Financial protection – ABTA and ATOL bonded
    • Fully accredited school and group travel provider
  16. How to reserve your dates

    Call 01384 398 870 (Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm or Friday 8am-5.30pm) Or click here