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Independent schools in particular compliment us on our ethos of real adventure. We aim to offer a wider range of technical activities, facilitated by more experienced instructors than many adventure providers in addition to providing a more adventurous range of accommodation options, from bivouacs and cabins to tents and tipis.
Our tented villages enable groups to really bond as a team as there is free space for fun and games when they are not busy on technical activities, although our instructors usually keep them busy until about 9pm. We also find independent schools share our belief that the students should get involved in some of the camp chores, teaching them valuable life skills and respect for others.
The new tipi adventure is already getting much interest from prep schools, offering a fun and very different camping experience to the mainstream. Sleeping and dining in giant tipis in a clearing in the woods is simply magical. Even more so when you hear the lions roar from the adjacent West Midlands Safari Park! Despite this being a camping experience, you also benefit from 'glamping' luxuries, such as wood floors, electricity, proper showers and fire pits. Activities range from climbing and orienteering to bushcraft and target sports. Not to mention a day at the safari park.
You’re given a direct number and email of a dedicated contact in the office who will arrange everything for you, including your travel arrangements. During your trip, you’ll have your own Village Manager to take care of your needs and our staff are on duty 24/7 so you can rest easy.
Acorn Adventure is privately owned and was set up by a former English teacher who remains focused on the quality of experience over profit. Families who are paying for school fees need trip costs to be realistic which is why we strive to keep our prices as low as possible.
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!View Centre
Sail away on the Mediterranean sea, paddle your canoe in crystal clear waters, explore the ocean with your snorkle and soak up the sunshine in this water sport paradise on the Costa Brava, Spain.
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.
Be at one with nature at our brand new Woodland Adventure Safari Camp, set in the Wyre Forest, so close to the West Midlands Safari Park you can hear the lions roar! Exclusive to primary and prep schools, you’ll enjoy your own private tipi village in the woods (and be the only school on camp!) and experience a varied 2- 5 day activity programme from climbing to bushcraft. A proper woodland adventure! You’ll also visit the West Midlands Safari Park to see the animals, enjoy the rides and do some educational activities, specifically for schools.View Centre
We’re excited to announce that we will be operating a new Adventure Centre in the Lake District next summer. This beautiful Lakeland centre is just 4 miles from popular Ullswater and offers stunning views over Blencathra (also known as Saddleback).View Centre
Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you paddle on the lake, enjoy breathtaking views from the high ropes course, explore the National Park hills by foot, toast marshmallows on the campfire on the shores of Llangorse lake and kata kanu over to our wild camp to learn bushcraft skills. These are just six of the 17 activities awaiting you at this market leading, exceptional value activity residential programme for schools and groups. Courses also available here include Tough Bushcraft and GCSE PE/BTECView Centre
Experience the best of both the Ardèche and our Alpine Adventure programmes on this high adrenaline, action packed two centre adventure! From the two day Ardèche river descent to rock climbing in the Alps, this is one of the best adventures your school group will ever experience.View Centre
Paddle your raft down the white waters of the Dora Baltea, climb a crag surrounded by views of the Alps, scramble the local gorges and explore our high ropes course in the trees. Our Alpine Adventure in the picturesque Aosta Valley, Italy, offers close proximity to lakes, white water rivers, mountains and crags; making an ideal setting for a fantastic adventure residential. Our private centre is set in the Gran Paradiso National Park next to the Dora Baltea River and is surrounded by alpine trees and mountain views.View Centre
Head to our brand new Adventure destination on 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.View Centre
Hop over the channel to our small, friendly and perfectly formed lakeside adventure camp, conveniently located just two hours from the UK. Set in the pretty French town of Ardres, this popular residential combines an onsite water sports programme, with an array of land based activities. From paddle boarding to canoeing, high ropes to target sports, there’s a real variety and all activities take place on site. If you wish to explore the Opal Coast, groups love Boulogne sur Mer, and its aquarium, 30 mins away.View Centre
Experience it all at our seaside adventure camp in Northern France. Steeped in history, with rugged splendour; Normandy is a popular destination with schools and groups seeking a French residential that combines adventure with culture and history. Climb up a quarry wall- our best climbing venue in France, refine your paddling skills on our sit on top kayaks, test your nerves on the Leap of Faith, enjoy beach games on the local sandy beach and soak up the culture at Mont St Michel or the Bayeux Tapestry.View Centre
Situated between popular resorts of Tossa de Mar and Lloret de Mar on the Costa Brava, Cala Canyelles is a privately owned Spanish sports complex. It is conveniently located just 300 metres from the beach. This completely self contained centre is well suited to groups wanting to combine the delights of a beach holiday with a terrific range of watersports and dry land activities taught by locally trained instructors.View Centre
New for 2017, Acorn is now offering schools and 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.View Centre