Youth groups

Outdoor Adventure Trips for Youth Groups

Acorn has been welcoming a wide range of youth groups such as sports clubs, youth clubs and various charities to help engage and motivate hard to reach young people for over 35 years.  Because we can provide groups of 35 more with exclusive use of a camping village at some of our centres you can tailor the experience to suit your group’s specific needs and desired learning/personal development outcomes.  You’ll also have a private dining area and the whole ‘village’ experience enhances community spirit and helps cement friendships.

Our wide range of destinations and itineraries ensure there is something for everyone (and all budgets) but you can always be assured of a fun, adventurous experience!  We’re proud to offer more technical than your average residential centre, providing experiences many won’t have tried before such as stand up paddleboarding and canoeing. These activities can be tailored to suit your group’s aims and objectives, which for some may be about achieving maximum performance and team development while for others may be about coping with challenges, respect for others and valuing opinions.  Whatever your requirements, our instructors will have experience of delivering them.

You certainly don’t need to be an experienced adventurer, we’re used to working with everyone from 7-year-olds to thrill seeking Cadets and even families, so whether you’re an experienced camper or it’s your first time under canvas, you won’t feel at all out of place.

We want to make the whole experience as easy as possible for you as Party Leader, so we organise your travel arrangements, your camp will all be set up ready for your arrival and you’re given a direct number and email of a dedicated contact in the office who will arrange everything for you.  During your trip, you’ll have your own Village Manager to take care of your needs who will also organise all evening activities should you need them to.

You’re always under pressure to keep costs you pass on to parents/carers down, which is why we work hard to keep prices affordable with no hidden extras.  We try to suit all budgets starting with a weekend in the Brecon Beacons for £122pp, all food, drink and activities.

Every March we release some funding for youth groups and ask groups to complete an application process. For more information about funding, please email

Discover our exciting adventure centres for youth groups below...

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Acorn Adventure Centres

Paddle your way through the spectacular Ardèche Gorge on a two day canoe trip along 30km of the Ardèche River - it’s one of the most enjoyable canoe journeys in Europe and regularly raved about by our groups. We’re conveniently located in an enviable position, with crags, caves and rivers all within walking distance and the pretty town of Ruoms, a 5 minute drive away. This, combined with our onsite swimming pool and a River Team renowned for their maturity and professionalism means you won’t find a better experience in the Ardèche. Or a better package!
Head to the edge of the Dordogne in South West France, where you will learn to sail picos, sit-on kayaks and get to grips with paddle boarding, as well as an array of other exciting activities including a high ropes course in the trees and gorge scrambling. This self-contained Adventure centre, run by our Club Correze partners, offers an exciting and varied French residential course, and includes a private dormitory accommodation block and excellent sports facilities for free time.

Enjoy the sunny Costa Brava, which is the ideal location to paddle a kayak in crystal clear waters, explore the ocean with your snorkle, go banana boating or even take a trip to Barcelona, just an hour away.  

Our Mediterranean Adventure is ideally located in a private zone of a large complex offering groups a fantastic activity programme with lots of beach time, cabin accommodation and excellent facilities including a swimming pool. Also included is a day at Waterworld and a visit to Barcelona.

Acorn offers groups a 10 day adventurous programme in India; one that perfectly combines culture with adventure and offers young people the best all round experience of this vibrant and magical country. Our Himalayan Adventure programme will include time to explore Delhi’s markets and historical places of interest.
Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you paddle on the lake, enjoy breathtaking views from the climbing tower, explore the National Park hills by foot, toast marshmallows on the campfire on the shores of Llangorse lake and paddle over to our wild camp to learn bushcraft skills. These are just six of the 12-13 activities awaiting you at this market leading, exceptional value activity residential programme for groups.

New activities here for 2021 include axe throwing, underground caving system, mega stand up paddleboards and blind trail!

Also coming soon in 2021 is a brand new Tipi Village, set on the shores of Llangorse Lake...more info comings soon.

01384 398 870

Acorn Adventure

22 Worcester Street,


West Midlands DY8 1AN

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