France - Adventure Trips

When it comes to school trips, France is a firm favourite and Acorn has been organsing school trips here for nearly four decades. We have four adventure centres in France; two in Northern France, one in the Dordogne region and our ever popular Ardeche Adventure, in the South of France. 

If you are looking for a French adventure within easy reach of the UK, then our Opal Coast Adventure, just 25 minutes from the port of Calais is an ideal choice. Here you can enjoy a range of lake water sports, land based activities and a trip to Nausicaa Sealife centre.

A little further afield, but still within easy reach is our Normandy Adventure, just a 5 minute walk from the beach and close to all the major attractions Normandy has to offer. Here you can enjoy water sports, landbased activities and a whole host of trips from D-Day Landing beaches to a Goats Cheese Farm.

Our Dordogne Adventure is ideal for those wanting to travel a bit further down into France and perhaps visit Disneyland Paris too. Here you can enjoy an exciting water sports and land based activity programme with BBQ nights and excellent sports facilities for free time.

For the creme de la creme, it's worth travelling that bit further to our Ardeche Adventure centre in the South of France featuring infamous two day canoe journey down the Ardeche River! Our large centre in this magnificient region also features a swimming pool.

Whichever French trip you choose for your school, you'll find an excellent choice of activities, a rich sense of French culture and locations that have been chosen to make the most of the beautiful local outdoor environments.

Discover our exciting adventure centres in France 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.

01384 398 870

Acorn Adventure

22 Worcester Street,


West Midlands DY8 1AN

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