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. 


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".

Read the full Camping with Style review here

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

Plan your next family adventure!

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As the days shorten and the temperature drops, why not curl up with a cuppa and plan your next family adventure? Invite some friends or extended family to join you as groups of 10 or more qualify for a 10% discount!

Don’t forget that our prices are all-inclusive and offer exceptional value for the wide selection of adventure activities available. 2017 is already booking up fast so take advantage of our low £150 booking deposit to secure your preferred dates. Request a brochure today by clicking here.


There's never been a better time to book an Acorn Family Holiday!

The drop in the value of the British pound since Brexit has caused many families to overspend on their summer holidays this year. Many have got into debt.

On our family adventure holidays, you don't have to worry about this happening to you. Not only are we running a 2016 brochure price freeze to those who book their holiday by the end of September 2016, our holidays are all inclusive, meaning that once you book, you know exactly what your holiday is going to cost you.


Book now, pay 2016 prices!

Book by the 30th September 2016 and benefit from our 2016 brochure price freeze, giving you great savings and ensuring your holiday is secure and booked for next summer. Booking your holiday early saves money and it also gives you something to look forward to for longer. It also means you have plenty of time to save up which is always a bonus!

At the moment you can choose from any of our 2017 family adventure holidays because they are all available. The two centre holiday books up very quickly, as does Spain so if you are looking at either of these options, we do recommend you book early.

We only ask for a £150 deposit for the whole family, so it's definitely worth considering.

Check out our range of holidays in France, Italy, Spain and the UK.

Outdoor families are happier families

Families who enjoy the outdoors together are happier, a study from Illinois University has shown, giving us yet another reason to leave technology behind and get outside altogether as a family. 

Enjoying time outdoors with your family doesn't have to be hard work or expensive. It can include a trip to your local park, a walk in the countryside, walking the dog together or playing in the garden. There's plenty of research that shows the enormous benefits of being out in nature as an individual but this study shows how this can also improve family life and wellbeing. 

Build more quality outdoor time into family life and you may find you are all less irritable and moments together are more relaxed and enjoyable. 

For those seeking more ways to spend quality outdoor time together as a family, take a look at our range of outdoor adventure family holidays in the UK and Europe. Our action-packed, all inclusive adventure holidays offer maximum time outdoors; the best way to relax and have fun with your family.

Find out more about this study here.