Dordogne Adventure, South West France

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Highlights

  • 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

What's it like?

Set in the Plateau de Millevaches National Park, named after its 1000 springs, lies our new adventure centre, nestled on the edge of the popular Dordogne region of France. We’ve teamed up with the Centre owners, who’ve been operating this Adventure Centre for 30 years and with a re-book rate of nearly 90%, this is a really popular adventure holiday destination.

With lakes, woodland and pretty countryside on the doorstep, our adventure programme here offers lake watersports from sailing and paddleboarding to gorge walking in the Dordogne. There is 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.

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 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, cycling to orienteering. 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 gorge walking 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 17 euro’s) or just go an explore some of the local villages and towns.

For those travelling by car there is the option to add Disneyland Paris to your holiday for an extra charge which can include hotel accommodation. Should you wish to do this, please let us know at the point of booking and we will organise a quotation for your family holiday.

Sample Programme

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Accommodation here is at a well established, family run complex that's been operating since 1986 which boasts excellent feedback including a 90% re-book rate.

You’ll be accommodated in an exclusive Acorn accommodation block with other like-minded families and will have your own en-suite family room with two 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.

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. They put on a BBQ night in the week which is always popular. A glass of wine and soft drinks are provided with your evening meal.

Accommodation here is at a well established, family run complex that's been operating since 1986 which boasts excellent feedback including a 90% re-book rate.

You’ll be accommodated in an exclusive Acorn accommodation block with other like-minded families and will have your own en-suite family room with two 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.

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. They put on a BBQ night in the week which is always popular. A glass of wine and soft drinks are provided with your evening meal.

You can choose either our convenient and excellent value coach holiday option where you will be collected from one of our main pick up points in the UK, or the self-drive holiday option.


Travelling by coach
Travelling by coach is the most affordable and convenient way to travel to the Dordogne Adventure Centre with your family. Your coach will include comfortable seating, air-conditioning, DVD player and WC. There will be plenty of rest breaks along the way and the other families on the coach will be staying at the centre with you. So this is a great way for you all to make friends before you even arrive!

You can choose from one of the below pick up points on booking, helping you plan your journey well in advance. The journey from Calais to the centre is approximately nine hours and the Dover-Calais ferry crossing takes 90 minutes.

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 Sagepay, a secure way to book online
Alternatively please contact us or call 01384 398 870

Dates, availability and prices

Dates Duration Adult Tooltip Child Book or Enquire
Sat 18 Aug - Fri 24 Aug 2018 available Available 6 nights £369 £339 Book Now or Enquire

All-inclusive prices

Our fantastic fully-inclusive holidays are also always excellent value for money. With Acorn, there are absolutely no hidden costs, expensive extras or ‘local payments’.

We include the following in the price of your holiday:

  • All activities
  • All instruction
  • All equipment
  • Full-board accommodation

Will I need to use my car whilst at centre?

If you choose a Self Drive or Fly Drive holiday to any of our centres, you may have to use your car to access some of our activity sites, especially at Villeneuve 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.

How to get there by car?

Simply put in your postcode to provide you with driving directions from your front door! If you need us to help you arrange channel crossing, Eurotunnel tickets or overnight accommodation, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will happy to assist you.

Dates Duration Adult Tooltip Child Book or Enquire
Date info Fri 03 Aug - Sat 11 Aug 2018 available Available 8 nights £569 £519 Book Now or Enquire
Fri 10 Aug - Sat 18 Aug 2018 available Available 8 nights £499 £469 Book Now or Enquire

All-inclusive prices

Our fantastic fully-inclusive holidays are also always excellent value for money. With Acorn, there are absolutely no hidden costs, expensive extras or ‘local payments’.

We include the following in the price of your holiday:

  • All activities
  • All instruction
  • All equipment
  • Full-board accommodation
  • Return transport

Why go by Coach?

We understand that travelling as a family can sometimes be stressful so we take the stress away by organising your travel. It means no hassle of having to arrive 3hrs earlier at the airport, it’s perfect for children and removes the extra trouble of excess baggage or lugging suitcases around the airport. We provide a comfortable coach which stays with you for the duration of your holiday. The coach can transport you to and from the UK, activity sites and excursion locations if required. We make travelling fun - as an added bonus, a lovely sense of camaraderie among our families always starts to form during the journey and kids would be best of friends by the time they get to centre.

Coach meeting points

  • Manchester Piccadilly Train Station
  • Birmingham International Train Station
  • London Victoria Coach Station
  • Dover