Brecon Beacons named one of the best National Parks in Europe!

We're excited to announce that the Brecon Beacons, home to our flagship Adventure Centre, has been named one of the best National Parks in Europe.Covering 519 square miles and featuring stunning mountain ranges, reservoirs, caves, water falls and one of the largest lakes in Wales, it's easy to see why. The Lonely Planet Guide has name-checked this Welsh destination alongside 7 other National Parks in Iceland, Norway and Greece.

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Sun, sea and adventure!

Our Mediterranean family adventure is filling up unbelievably fast and it's not hard to see why. Crystal clear blue seas to silky golden shores and of course not forgetting our amazing adventure programme sprinkled on top.

Paddle boarding, sailing, snorkelling and much more all rolled into one. We are constantly commended for offering one of the best beach family-orientated watersports programmes in the region. Starting from only £469pp you'll struggle to find such good value anywhere else!

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20 Amazon voucher for you and £20 discount for your friend!

We all like to recommend good service to others, so if you’re telling friends about Acorn, it is only fair you get a little something back. If one of your friends books a family holiday with us in 2017 - and mentions your name when booking – we will send you a £20 Amazon voucher as soon as the holiday is all paid for as a thank you. We will also give your friend a £20 discount too so it’s a win-win! There’s no limit to how many friends you can introduce - you'll get £20 for each so long as they book and pay.

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Forecasters warn travel prices will rise by up to 20% in 2017

Forecasters are warning that travel prices are set to rise by up to 20% in 2017 because of Brexit and the exchange rate. This means that families are having to work that bit harder to find good value for money and ensure they are able to afford their precious summer holiday this year.

We are pleased to confirm that our prices have not seen any signifant increases and remain extremely good value for money.

A family of four can go on our Ardèche Adventure self-drive holiday for as little as £1,536 for a 6 night all inclusive holiday. This includes a full programme of adventurous activities, meals, accommodation and drinks. 

A single parent family of three can travel on our Ardeche Adventure coach holiday for as little as £1,507. This includes travel by executive coach, full programme of adventurous activities, meals, accommodation and drinks. 

You won't find better value, or a better experience for your family. Only £150 deposit required to secure your holiday with nothing else to pay until 10 weeks prior to travel. 

Call 01384 398 870 to book your holiday. 

Memories made together last a lifetime

It's that time of the year when wanderlust kicks in and we need something exciting to look forward to- a holiday. But where to go? There is so much choice and such a long wish list from the kids (and the parents!) These don't often match up. How do you find a holiday that the whole family will enjoy, one without any compromises? Let us give you some ideas...

1. Ardèche Adventure, South of France

The Ardèche region is truly spectacular, with its famous limestone gorges, picturesque ancient villages, beautiful weather, rolling hills and forests. Our Ardèche Adventure Family holiday is located on the outskirts of the pretty town of Ruoms, ideally positioned between two rivers, with access to a sandy beach area as well as an onsite swimming pool with cafe/bar. Our holiday here is specifically for families with children aged 7+ and includes an action packed programme of activities delivered by our onsite UK instructors, including a two day descent of the Ardeche River by open canoe, climbing, abseiling, raft building, caving and kayaking to name but a few of the activities on offer. Accommodation is in a family tented village, all set out in a horseshoe shape with a central marquee for dining and socialising. Each family has up to two tents, both of which are standing height with proper beds. You can choose from a self-drive option or one of our popular coach holidays.

Self drive prices start from just £329 per child and £369 per adult. This is all inclusive of meals, accommodation and a full programme of activities. 

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Acorn celebrates 35 years of Adventure!

We recently celebrated our 35th anniversary with colleagues past and present at a Gala, hosted by one of our former Village Managers, Ian Dutton (now Head of Commercial at Birmingham City Football Club). He threw himself whole heartedly into the event by peforming one of Acorn's favourite songs- the Acorn Hakka. 

It was a night filled with good old Acorn songs and amazing stories about staff, teachers, pupils and families who told us they have gained so much from their experiences with Acorn. We even discovered news of many Acorn marriages and babies, adding something extra special to the Acorn family company, we are so proud to be. 

Andrew Gardiner, Acorn's founder and Chair is so proud of the many staff and Party Leaders who have worked tirelessly to make Acorn the success it is today and in his speech, he thanked everyone for their contribution. "We couldn't have done it without the dedication and commitment of our staff and teachers", he said. "Those people who have gone the extra mile have really made a difference and helped Acorn grow into the oak tree it is today."

If you have any stories, videos or photos you would like to share with us, please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and join us on our trip down memory lane. 

 

Camping with Style review

Camping in Style Review of our Ardèche Adventure holiday

Popular outdoor adventure bloggers, `Camping with Style` went on our Ardèche Adventure family holiday this summer to experience a week of action-packed adventure in the South of France. Staying in one of our purpose built family tented villages, they joined our families on a range of activities from canoeing the Ardèche River to caving in the local caves. 

"You'll have a family holiday like no other, and shared memories that will last a lifetime. We found our week to be more fulfilling than we'd ever imagined, making the Acorn Ardèche Adventure a superb holiday that we very highly recommend for all fun-loving, adventurous families".

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Visit our Ardèche Adventure page here to find out more about this popular family holiday.