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Welcome to Acorn Family Holidays!

If you’re bored of the standard beach holiday and want to have fun in the great outdoors with your family, you’ve come to the right place.
We specialise in family activity holidays in the UK & Europe. Our holidays are well geared for active families who love outdoor adventure and are packed full of adrenaline fuelled activities, guaranteed to keep the kids (and you!) happy. Whether it’s water sports or land-based activities you love, there’s something for everyone.
We have some amazing holidays to choose from and all of our destinations in France, Wales, Spain and Malta are ideally located for adventure, with mountains, lakes, beaches and rivers close by…

Enjoy adventures together, make memories…

Family holidays are all about enjoying quality time together and our adventure holidays offer so many opportunities for you to have fun and make memories. Leave the gadgets & gizmos behind because you won’t need them (we promise!)  From canoeing to high ropes, climbing to stand up paddleboarding, there’s a wide range of family friendly water sports and land based activities included in your holiday, ensuring you are making the most of this time altogether.With lots going on each day, there’s  plenty of time to unwind in the evenings and have some adult conversation with a much deserved glass of wine, knowing the kids are happy and safe playing freely with their new found friends.

With everything taken care of, you can relax and enjoy your holiday, knowing there will be no arguments or grumbles about what to do that day and you’ll leave with lifelong memories. Most importantly, the planning and organisation (and the cooking!) is all taken care of so you can have a holiday too!

Fun-filled holidays for families who love the great outdoors!

Our holidays appeal to families seeking a fun-filled, great value and fully organised holiday in the great outdoors. We offer an action packed programme of exciting adventurous activities from Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) to Climbing, suited to age 7+ overseas.

Activities are delivered by qualified/assessed team of instructors and are included in the price of your holiday, along with your accommodation and transport (coach holidays). All of our holidays offer you a comfortable, family friendly, sociable environment with many leaving with great memories & life-long friends.

Take a look at some of our most popular family holidays:

Mount Cook Adventure, Peak District

Ardeche Adventure, South of France

Maltese Adventure, Malta

Why Choose Acorn?

all in

Great value, fully inclusive & organised holidays from £188 per person

adventure camps

Carefully selected locations to offer the best outdoor experience

qualified team

Qualified team of instructors delivering your action-packed activity programme as well as entertaining you in the evenings

family time

Quality ‘family time’ in the great outdoors, with other like-minded families

Abta Bounded Company

ABTA Bonded company, ensuring your financial protection


Only £200 deposit required on booking, followed by 2 other instalments, helping you spread the payments over the year.

Some lovely reviews from our customers

It was awesome! The children have said that it was by far the best holiday we have had as a family. Staff were fun and friendly and encouraged us all to push ourselves. The timetable was well planned and kept us all busy. Lovely having it all planned for us. Brilliant!


Just back home from a week at the Ardeche centre. Couldn’t recommend it highly enough. First class food, even freshly prepared on the river bank. Brilliant. Instructors very knowledgeable and brimming with enthusiasm. Steve and Lauren caving – great. Rich( dick) homer kayaking super. And Becky on the decent – brilliant. Thanks again. Kids in bed, me soaking in the bath! Cheers Paul( the daft bald fireman).

P Rowlands

First time been with acorn at their Normandy campsite, it was BRILLIANT!! We both loved it , activities were great , food really tasty , staff fantastic . Met a great bunch of people.

C R Granger

My 5 year old daughter is still, 3 weeks later, talking about the paddleboard instructor (he looked a bit like David Walliams!!) who put her in the water to splash around, whilst I got chance to paddleboard. Awesome day! Thanks to him please, as otherwise I would have had to leave the activity as I did with kayaking. Much appreciated! Thanks to everyone. Faultless holiday. Perfect.

J Safari

If you want happy, exhausted children then try this holiday. There was an excellent mix of activities and evening entertainment that we would not change and left my son wanting more

Mr Parsons

As mentioned previously this is the fourth year my son and I have holidayed with Acorn (two times in Brecon and once here). We absolutely love it and always rave about it to our friends. As a single parent it is good value for money, we always make friends and have a laugh. What more could you ask for from a holiday! See you next year

Anne Marie

Without exception the staff were caring, polite, professional and exceptionally enthusiastic. The staff made the trip enjoyable and always ensured that all people were fully included and engaged – Exceptional service

Nicola McDermott

We can’t speak highly enough of the staff – they were friendly, warm, hardworking, good natured, tolerant, helpful, fun and professional –
each and every one. A fantastic team to be proud of.

Catherine Jennings

Different altogether and a wonderful experience.

Briony Davies

We had great fun! Thank you all very much! My boys learnt a lot more independence while staying here!

Katalin Bedocs

I can honestly say I’ve had the best time ever!.

Lisa Lennox

One of the best family holidays. Was looking for activities with kids and Acorn ticked all the boxes.

Nick Bell – Brecon Beacons

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