Frequently Asked Questions

Please browse our frequently asked questions using the subcategories below. If you have a question that isn't mentioned then please give us a call on 01384 398 870 and we will be happy to help. Alternatively, you can use our contact form.

How long does it take to get to the Adventure Camps?

The approximate timings below are from Calais and are based on you travelling by coach, allowing for rest stops. You will need to add any additional UK travel time depending on where you will be meeting the coach. Remember that you travel through the night so the journeys seem to pass quicker.

Ardèche Adventure Holiday – 14 hours

Normandy Adventure – 6 hours (Calais) or 1 1/2 hours from Cherbourg/Caen which is the route our coach holidays take.

Alpine Adventure– 15 hours

Mediterranean Adventure – 18 hours

Opal Coast Adventure - 25 minutes 

We offer self-drive and fly-drive options at the majority of our Adventure Camps, if you would prefer to make your own way there and extend your stay. 

There's only coach holidays on the dates I can travel, but I want to drive!

Just because we have a coach going out on your chosen dates doesn't mean that you must travel on it!  You can still book that holiday and then drive or fly.  The price remains the same as we don't sell 'your' seats on the coach so that they are available for you when on centre and on excursions or journeys to activity sites should you want.

Where will the coach pick up points be?

Our coach pick up points have been carefully selected, based on customer feedback, to include locations that are easily accessible by public transport. 

Our coach pick-up points for all coach holidays besides Normandy Adventure include:

* Manchester Piccadilly Train Station

* Birmingham International Train Station

* London Victoria Coach Station

* Dover ferry port

Our Normandy Adventure Coach pick-ups include:

* Manchester Picadilly Train Station

* Birmingham International Train Station

* London Gatwick Airport Terminal 5

* Portsmouth ferry port


Why should I choose a coach holiday?

Our coach holidays are more popular than self-drive or flying, and are always the first to sell out.  Coach travel is ideal for families, particularly single-parent families, who don't like the idea of long drives or driving on the wrong side of the road! They are also a very good way of keeping down the hidden costs of travel.

With our coach holidays you don't have to fork out for some or all of the following: petrol/diesel, car wear and tear, ferry/eurotunnel costs, road tolls, extra car insurance, extra roadside recovery, etc., etc. The coach is always available for transfers to activity sites where necessary, and is also used for excursions and evenings out whenever required - allowing you to make the most of french wine without having to worry about driving! Also, the coach travel to and from centre continues throughout the night while you sleep - cutting the perceived journey time for all the family.

Will I need to use my car whilst on holiday?

If you choose a Self-Drive or Fly-Drive holiday, you may have to use your car to access some of our activity sites, especially on our Alpine Adventure Holiday in Italy where almost all activities are off-site.

You will of course be welcome to go off-site at any time for excursions or days/evenings out, although we find that many families only choose to do so once or twice during their holiday with us.

There is parking available at all of our Adventure Camps.