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!
Dordogne Adventure, South West France
- Beautiful National Park setting named after its 1000 fresh water springs
- Excellent water sports programme, combined with a good variety of land based activities
- Indoor family accommodation in a private en-suite room
- Lots of other like-minded families
- All-inclusive family activity holiday
What makes this Family Adventure Holiday Special?
The perfect, action-packed family holiday!
This exciting family adventure holiday in France and is packed full of fun activities to keep the whole family entertained. Set in the Plateau de Millevaches National Park, named after its 1000 springs, lies the Dordogne Adventure Centre, nestled on the edge of the popular Dordogne region of France.
With lakes, woodland and pretty countryside on the doorstep, this action-packed family adventure holiday offers you a range of lake watersports from sailing and paddleboarding to gorge walking in the Dordogne. There’s also a great mix of land based activities ranging from cycling and climbing to a high ropes course at the stunning Chateau Val, with a zipwire over the lake.
Just an 8 hour drive from Calais, this is an easily accessible destination from the UK by coach or by car.
A picturesque location on the edge of the Dordogne, France
Supplied with water by numerous springs, this peaceful territory has plenty to enchant nature-lovers, with its deciduous forests, verdant meadows, rivers, lakes, peatlands, and dry moorland covered in heather. It’s an ideal location from which to enjoy a family adventure and this holiday is packed full of activities from canoeing to high ropes.
Excellent value for money from only £439pp!
This Family Adventure the Dordogne, France is great value for money, with a full programme of adventurous activities, kit and instruction included in the price, along with full-board accommodation in family rooms within a private block and transport (if you select the coach holiday option). Evening entertainment is also organised and including making this a really fun & sociable holiday for the whole family.
What activities will you be doing?
With lots of lakes, woodland and pretty countryside on the doorstep, this is a wonderful place to enjoy outdoor activities. Here, you will enjoy two days on the Sèchemailles, just ten minutes away from the centre, where you’ll enjoy a range of water sports from stand up paddle boarding to kayaking. There’s a lake house by the water which offers refreshments and you will have a packed lunch provided.
You’ll also enjoy a range of land based activities from target sports to fencing. There will be plenty of opportunity to enjoy the picturesque Millevaches National Park, recently established as an outstanding area of natural beauty.
A highlight of this holiday is spent in the Dordogne enjoying stream scrambling and a canoe challenge.
You’ll have a free day to explore the area where you can go to Chateau de Val and enjoy a high ropes course (for an extra charge of up to 19 euro’s) or you can explore some of the local villages and towns.
Sample Family Activity Programme
Today you’ll arrive, settle in, have a tour and then have lunch. After lunch, you’ll enjoy a forest walk & local tour followed by a BBQ, which gives you plenty of time to settle in and get to know everyone.
Kayaking & Sailing…
Today you’ll enjoy a day at the nearby lake where you’ll get to do sailing & kayaking. Then back to Club Correze for your evening meal followed by a fun evening of rounders…or just relax if you’d prefer…
Watersports take place on the nearby lake of Sechemailles. It is an ideal site for watersports, with 42 hectares of blue tranquility surrounded by deep green Correzian woodland.
Forest Orienteering & Target Sports
Today you’ll enjoy a fun day at Club Correze where you’ll test your map reading skills and teamwork in the forest doing an orienteering session, followed by an afternoon of target sports.
After dinner, enjoy a relaxed family movie night…
River Trek & Canoe Challenge
Today you’ll head to the Dordogne Valley for a river trek & canoe challenge…
Dordogne Valley Experience
- River Trek
- Canoe Challenge
We include a full day in the breathtaking upper gorges of the River Dordogne starting with an invigorating stream scramble followed by a canoe problem solving challenge on the Dordogne tributary lake at Liginiac.
In the evening, relax or join in the Rambo Ramble Forest Adventure for more fun & games!
Your excursion day:
Today you’ll go to the Chateau du Val which is beautiful and you can opt in to go on the High Ropes Course (optional extra) or enjoy exploring and shopping.
Chateau du Val
The Chateau du Val, close to the market town of Bort Les Orgues which straddles the River Dordogne is one of the most beautiful fairytale castles in France. In its shadow stands the Val Aventure High Ropes Course with many elevated physical challenges and exhilarating zip wires. You’ll get the chance to explore the Chateau du Val and can opt in to do the high ropes activity (for an extra 19 euro’s per person, payable locally).
In the evening enjoy a game of volleyball after dinner, or relax and unwind…
Water sports on the Lake
Today you’ll enjoy canoeing and stand up paddleboarding. These take place on the nearby lake of Sechemailles. It is an ideal site for watersports, with 42 hectares of blue tranquility surrounded by deep green Correzian woodland.
In the evening enjoy Nightline and a disco, or take it easy and relax…
Before departing for home you’ll enjoy a day of fencing & climbing, the perfect way to end your family activity holiday…
One of our coach holidays includes a trip to Disneyland Paris, which is an exciting way to finish the holiday!
Where you'll be staying...
This is a wonderful Adventure centre for families, offering a comfortable and secure environment for children to run free and play as they wish in free time.
Acorn families will sleep in a private block within the centre and each family has a private en-suite room. Each room has twin beds and a bunk bed for the children.
There will be a room provided where you can access tea and coffee throughout your stay and there is an on-site bar/café area. There aren’t any shops within walking distance, but for those travelling by coach there will be opportunities made for you to visit a shop during the week.
All your meals are included and breakfast and evening meal will be served in the on-site restaurant. The owners take great pride in their food and often receive good reviews.
Breakfast is typically continental with croissants, bread, jam, fruit and juice available. Lunch is a freshly prepared packed lunch to take with you on your activity days. Evening meals are family friendly three course meals and range from soup and melon for starter to spaghetti bolognaise, lasagne, or a roast dinner for your main meal. A BBQ night is put on during the week which is always popular. A glass of wine and soft drinks are provided with your evening meal.
Travelling by coach is the most affordable and convenient way to travel as a family to our Dordogne Adventure Camp. Let us do all the organising for you while you sit back, relax and finally get time to read your book! Unlike flying, there are fewer baggage restrictions when travelling by coach making this family holiday that bit easier.
Families particularly like travelling by coach to our camps because of the opportunity to meet everyone on the village before you even arrive. Your executive coach will include comfortable seating, air conditioning, DVD player and WC.
The coach journey from Calais to the Dordogne takes approximately 8.5 hours allowing for rest breaks and a breakfast stop. Your ferry crossing on the outbound journey will be scheduled so that you are able to buy an evening meal on the ferry, or some prefer to take their own packed dinner and snacks.
Coach Pick-up Points
- Manchester Picadilly Train Station
- Birmingham International Train Station
- London Victoria Coach Station
We have selected the following convenient pick-up locations, based on where the majority of our customers have favoured in previous years. Please let us know your preference on booking and the timings will be sent to you as soon as ferry bookings have been confirmed.
We also offer self-drive holidays, allowing you to make your own way there and perhaps extend your holiday, should you wish. There will be some activities where you will need a car to transport your family to activities. If you are flying to the Dordogne Adventure Camp, we strongly recommend that you hire a car for the duration of your stay to ensure you are able to get to and from the camp and enjoy all of the activities as well explore the area on your free day.
Having a car gives you and your family a little extra freedom and allows you to extend your stay in France and fill the car up with French goodies on the way home!
Limoges (1hr 40mins from camp)
Avis, Europcar and Enterprise
FERRY PORTS AND TIME TO CAMPS:
Le Havre (6hrs)
NEAREST PETROL STATION:
Vergne (3mins from camp)
NEAREST TRAIN STATION:
Jassoneix (40mins from camp)
Club Correze, 19250 Meymac, France
How to book your family holiday
1. Check below for your dates and availability
2. Click `Book Now` and then complete the online family booking form
3. Pay a deposit of £150 via our online booking system, a secure way to book online
Alternatively please contact us or call 01384 398 870
Want to visit Disneyland Paris on your way home? Please select the 29th July-6th August 2022 coach holiday below. For more information, please email us or call 01384 398870.
|Fri 29 Jul - Sat 06 Aug 2022||
|8 nights||£729||£679||Sold Out|
|Fri 12 Aug - Sat 20 Aug 2022||
|8 nights||£679||£629||Sold Out|
- Full board accommodation in your own private ensuite family room within the complex
- Full programme of activities, except on your excursion day where you have the option to visit the Chateau du Val High Ropes course for an additional charge.
- Evening entertainment
- BBQ night
- Kit, equipment and instruction
- A limited supply of wine is provided with meals with access to a bar after dinner for additional drinks (that then aren’t included) Soft drinks are also provided with meals free of charge.
- Return travel by executive coach & ferry and to and from activities (coach holidays only)
- Entry to Disneyland Paris on the return journey (29th July-6th August 2022 coach holiday only)
Reviews from Acorn Family
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).
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.
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.
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