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Welcome to Acorn Adventure! We are a leading Family Adventure Holiday specialist, with over 38 years of experience and offer an exciting range of all-inclusive, fully organised family activity holidays in France, Italy, Spain and Wales. Our holidays in the UK and Europe offer a wide range of family-friendly outdoor adventurous activities, in beautiful locations. From the Ardèche in the South of France to the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, there is a summer holiday to suit the whole family - no more compromises!
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 Rock Climbing, suited to age 7+ overseas and 5+ in the UK. Activities are delivered by our qualified/assessed team of instructors and are included in the price of the holiday, along with full board tented, cabin or camping pod accommodation. Our pre-erected, private family camping villages offer a family friendly, sociable environment with many leaving with life long friends.
Summer 2020 sees our acclaimed family adventure holiday centres in France, Italy, Spain and Wales burst open, with watersports and multi-activities galore. To find out more about our holidays click here or order a copy of our brochure
Acorn Adventure – family holidays. 17 years ago my life changed forever when I started working for Acorn in France. Fast forward 17 years later and I’m back with my own daughter (an acorn baby) to holiday as a family. My dreams literally came true.
Acorn Adventure very kindly invited me to holiday with them in exchange for an honest review (also probably because I’m the best member of staff they’ve ever had – I think it’s a bit like my employee of the decade award too)!
If you don’t know anything about Acorn Adventure, they’ve been around for a long time, over 35 years actually, so they are very experienced. Acorn offer outdoor adventure trips for schools, groups and families in 9 different activity centres across the UK, France, Spain, Italy and Malta. You can find out more about Acorn Adventure family holidays here.
We visited their site in the beautiful Brecon Beacons; set in the shores of the largest natural lake in Wales and nestled in a beautiful National Park.
I thought I’d put my review in separate sections so each area is easy to come back to. Brace yourself, grab a cup of tea and here we go…
Prior to becoming a parent, travel and adventure were part and parcel of who I was. I’d taken a GAP year before university to India, where armed with a backpack and an ill fitting mosquito net, I trawled the subcontinent before settling in Kolkata [Calcutta] where I volunteered with Mother Teresa’s sisters in their orphanage, street dispensary, and home for the dying. I continued this wanderlust to the Philippines, Naples and the Bronx, before settling to my studies. I should point out that I’ve always been an incredibly nervous flyer, but the desire to see the world gave me courage to overcome that fear. I always imagined [rather idealistically] that should I ever have children, I would be putting my toddler in a backpack and revisiting places on my travels.
However, on becoming a mother [a single one], at the age of 32, I realised that I had suddenly become rather more cautious. Gone were my days of collecting intestinal parasites as a matter of pride, or taking risks and sleeping in cheap backpacker hostels. As much as I wanted to show my son the world and nurture him with a sense of adventure, I had neither the finances or courage to whisk him off to the subcontinent and beyond.
A short film about our fully inclusive Family Adventure Holidays in Wales and Europe.
Watch this short video of an action-packed Ardèche Family Adventure Holiday in the South of France!