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Adventure
Courses for KS2, KS3 & KS4
    Welcome
                                                                                                                                                                                      Welcome to Acorn, school travel specialist for over 27 years.
                                                                                                                                          Derwent                                     We have always believed passionately that learning outside
                                                                                                                                          Water
                                                                                                                                                                                      the classroom is vital to a well-rounded education.
                                                                                                                                 WALES                                                The experiences gained through our adventure courses
    to your adventure with Acorn!                                                                                                          ENGLAND
                                                                                                                                                                                      achieve all the essential learning outcomes of high
                                                                                                                                         Brecon
                                                                                                                                         Beacons                                      quality outdoor education.


                                                                                                                                                        Ardres                        However, the Acorn experience stretches far beyond
                                                                                                                                                                                      the academic - raising self-confidence, motivation and
                                                                                                                                                                                      self-esteem. Our Outdoor Adventure is all about true
                                                                                                                                          Hauteville-sur-Mer                          adventure, real outdoors, fantastic activities: screams of
                                                                                                                                                                                      delight, splashes of water, mud-angels and boundless fun!
                                                                                                                                                      FRANCE                          All this is achieved by our committed focus on taking children
                                                                                                                                                                                      outside their comfort zones, challenging them, teaching them
                                                                                                                                                                                      about risks and how to manage them and ensuring they all
                                                                                                                                                                                      leave with achievements beyond their wildest imagination.
                                                                                                                                                                 Villeneuve
                                                                                                                                                                              ITALY   You will experience first hand the positive difference our
                                                                                                                                              Labeaume                                trips make to every child in your group.
                                                                                                                                             Narbonne
                                                                                                                                 SPAIN
                                                                                                                                     Cala Canyelles                                   Why choose Acorn?
                                                                                                                                                                                      • A simply unforgettable camping experience
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Extensive range of adventurous activities
    Contents                                                                                                                                                                          • Nine outdoor adventure centres in France, Italy,
     4-5    Learning outside the classroom                                                                                                                                              Spain and UK
                                             SPAIN                                    Party Leader Guide
     6-7    Exemplary safety management       24-25   Costa Brava - Cala Canyelles    36-37   Helpful planning guide.                                                                 • Dedicated and enthusiastic staff
     8-9    Your adventure starts here                                                        Our staff
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Highly personal service
    10-11   The Acorn Village                WALES                                    38-39   What’s included in your trip.
                                              26-27   Brecon Beacons - Tan Troed              How to book                                                                             • Exemplary safety record, members of BAHA and STF
    FRANCE                                    28-29   Brecon Beacons - Royal Oak      40-41   Your travel choices
                                                                                              Working with Action for Children                                                        • Fully licensed, accredited and bonded
    12-13   Ardèche - Labeaume
                                             ENGLAND                                  42-43   Booking conditions                                                                      • The most memorable outdoor learning experience!
    ITALY                                     30-31   Lake District - Derwent Water
    14-15   Aosta Valley - Villeneuve
                                             INDIA
    FRANCE                                    32-33   Acorn in India
    16-17   Mediterranean - Narbonne
    18-19   Two Centre Adventure             DIVERSE EARTH
    20-21   Normandy - Hauteville-sur-Mer     34-35   Worldwide adventures
    22-23   Opal Coast - Ardres




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    Learning outside
    the classroom

         Learning for life             - The importance of outdoor education has                                                        Learning Outcomes of
         never been recognised more. The variety of Government initiatives                                                              Outdoor Education
                                                                                                                                        Acorn’s adventure programmes achieve all ten learning outcomes
         such as the “Learning outside the Classroom” manifesto, Quality                                                                of high quality outdoor education, as highlighted by the English
         Badge Scheme and “Every Child Matters” reinforce the significance                                                              Outdoor Council’s High Quality Outdoor Education guide.

         of good quality outdoor experiences in the life of every child. Acorn is                                                       Enjoyment as a motivator - the enjoyment our activities bring is
                                                                                                                                        the strongest motivator and helps young people adopt a positive,
         fully involved with and supports these initiatives; our adventure                                                              ‘can-do’ attitude which transfers to other areas of their lives.
         camps extend learning beyond the classroom, offering enrichment                                                                Confidence and aspirations - young people gain self-confidence
                                                                                                                                        and self-esteem through tackling challenges and achieving
         opportunities and helping young people develop new interests, new
                                                                                                                                        success.
         skills and new confidence in themselves and what they can achieve.                                                             Social awareness - developing self awareness and social skills
                                                                                                                                        and appreciation of the contributions and achievements of oneself
                                                                                                                                        and others.
         “We believe that every young person should experience
                                                                                                                                        Environmental awareness - learning to appreciate the natural
         the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of                                                                         environment and understanding the importance of conservation and
         learning and personal development, whatever their age,                                                                         sustainable development.
         ability or circumstances.” “Learning Outside The Classroom” Manifesto                                                          Activity skills - acquiring a range of skills in outdoor activities,
                                                                                                                                        expeditioning and exploration.
                                                                                                                                        Personal qualities - displaying increased initiative, self-reliance,
         Acorn and ‘Every Child Matters’                                                                                                responsibility, perseverance and commitment.
         Learning outside the classroom provides a powerful route to the ‘Every Child Matters’                                          Key skills - developing communication, problem solving,
         outcomes. Our adventure trips contribute to each of the five key outcomes of                                                   leadership and team working.
         ‘Every Child Matters’ in the following way:
                                                                                                                                        Health and fitness - learning to appreciate the benefits of
                                                                                                                                        physical fitness and the lifelong value of participation in healthy
                                                                                                                                        leisure activities.
                                                Every Child Matters
                                                                                                                                        Increased motivation and appetite for learning - contributing
                                                                                                                                        to raised levels of attainment in other aspects of their education.
    Be Healthy                 Stay Safe                   Enjoy and                   Make a Positive         Achieve
                                                                                                                                        Broadened horizons - becoming open to a wider range
                                                           Achieve                     Contribution            Economic
                                                                                                                                        of employment opportunities and life chances.
                                                                                                               Well-Being
                                                                                                                                        National Curriculum links
    Acorn promotes             Children and young          Acorn supports              Acorn helps children    Acorn promotes
                                                                                                                                        The nature of the outdoor experience, together with professionally
    healthy choices            people are informed         enjoyment through           develop socially and    life long learning
                                                                                                                                        instructed activity sessions, can satisfy several requirements
    Models a healthy           about key risks and         learning                    emotionally             Raises ambitions         of the National Curriculum at Key Stages 2, 3, 4 and 16+:
    lifestyle                  how to deal with them       Contributes to personal     Encourages pupils       and expectations
                               Acorn provides a            and academic growth         to engage in decision   Helps prepare            Personal, social and health education, Citizenship,
    Is physically
    challenging                safe environment            Challenges, stretches,      making and respond      children to co-exist     Physical Education, Extending opportunity.
                               Acorn staff are trained     motivates, engages,         to challenge            in a community
    Is emotionally engaging
                               in child protection         raises achievement          Helps build positive    Contributes to ‘a good   Review and reflect
                                                           Models quality              relationships           quality education’       At the end of your Acorn Experience, students will participate in
                                                                                       Helps to develop                                 our Review and Reflect session. These sessions are innovative,
                                                                                       self-confidence                                  fun, dynamic and are facilitated by fully trained staff. They are
                                                                                       Teaches to show                                  designed to enhance the “experiential learning” that takes
                                                                                       initiative                                       place during an Acorn visit.


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    Exemplary
    Safety Management                                                                                                                                                                      Reliable, reputable
                                                                                                                                                                                           and safe


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     compromise. Our unsurpassed Safety Management                                                                                                                                         best practice and safety in school travel.
                                                                                                                                                                                           All full members of the STF adhere to a
     System has been developed in conjunction with RoSPA,                                                                                                                                  rigorous code of practice and safety management
                                                                                                                                                                                           standards that are externally verified each
     following Health & Safety Executive guidelines.                                                                                                                                       year by leading Health and Safety consultants.

                                                                                                                                                                                           All our procedures are in line with the Department for
     What can you do to ensure your next school visit is                                                                                                                                   Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) guide “Health
                                                                                                                                                                                           and Safety of Pupils on Educational visits” (HASPEV)
     safe and secure? This simple checklist will help you                                                                                                                                  and our Health and Safety policy covers all aspects
     to choose a credible supplier:                                                                                                                                                        of safety on your trip.

                                                                  Accreditation required                             Acorn
         Licensed by the government                               AALA accreditation
         Safety of activities and accommodation                   BAHA accreditation
         Safety of watersports                                    BCU and RYA approved training centres*
         Transport safety                                         STF membership
         Financial security                                       ABTA and ATOL bond                                                          Governing bodies and accreditation
     You can book in confidence with Acorn, the UK’s leading provider of real adventure to schools.
     *Acorn managed centres only. Where activities are provided by 3rd parties in Europe, local regulations apply.                            AALA: The Adventure Activities Licensing        BAHA: The British Activity Holiday Association is the trade
     Look for the BCU & RYA logos on the relevant pages.                                                                                      Service inspects activity centres and           association for private sector providers of activity holidays
                                                                                                                                              other activity providers on behalf of the       and courses with the objective of ensuring high standards
                                                                                                                                              Health and Safety Executive (HSE).              of safety, instruction and quality of activities.

                                                          Safety of our centres and activities
                                                                                                                                              ABTA: The Association of British                RYA: The Royal Yachting Association is the governing
                                                          Full implementation of our Safety Management System ensures that our
                                                                                                                                              Travel Agents is the UK's premier trade         body for dinghy sailing and windsurfing in the UK.
                                                          centres operate to the highest standards possible and are prepared for any          association for tour operators and travel
                                                          foreseeable eventuality.                                                            agents. Our ABTA bond guarantees your
                                                                                                                                                                                              STF: The School Travel Forum is a group of leading
                                                                                                                                              financial security.
                                                          All relevant activities at our UK centres are accredited by the Adventurous                                                         school tour operators that promotes good practice
                                                          Activity Licensing Service (AALA). Tel: 029 2075 5715.                                                                              and safety in school travel.
                                                                                                                                              ATOL: ATOL is a protection scheme for
                                                          We are members of the British Activity Holiday Association - an                     flights and air holidays, managed by the
                                                                                                                                                                                              ROSPA: The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
                                                          organisation whose objective is to ensure high standards of safety, instruction     Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Most firms
                                                                                                                                                                                              is actively involved in the promotion of safety and the
                                                          and quality of activities. Member companies abide by the BAHA Code of               who sell air travel in the UK are required
                                                                                                                                                                                              prevention of accidents in all areas of life. Acorn is a
                                                                                                                                              by law to hold a licence called an "ATOL".
                                                          Practice and are committed to high standards of safety, value for money and                                                         member of RoSPA and our Safety Management System
                                                                                                                                              Our ATOL number is ATOL 5525.
                                                          customer service. BAHA covers areas that AALA and STF do not.                                                                       has been developed in conjunction with RoSPA.

                                                          All our activities conform to the UK National Governing Bodies codes of             BCU: The British Canoe Union is the
                                                          practice and we hold RYA and BCU accreditations for relevant centres and                                                            IOL: The Institute for Outdoor Learning encourages
                                                                                                                                              governing body for the sport and
                                                                                                                                                                                              outdoor learning by developing quality, safety and
                                                          activities, as indicated in this brochure.                                          recreation of canoeing and kayaking
                                                                                                                                                                                              opportunity to experience outdoor activity provision and
                                                                                                                                              in the United Kingdom
                                                                                                                                                                                              by supporting and enhancing the good practice of those
                                                                                                                                                                                              who work in the outdoors.



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    Your Adventure
    Starts Here!

     Our Activities                                                                                                               Our Courses
     Safe, secure and always fun – the sheer range of our challenging and                                                         Acorn’s adventure courses for KS2, KS3 and KS4 are designed to be the best
     rewarding adventure activities is enormous. Always taking place outdoors,                                                    and most appropriate outdoor adventure learning experience. Our Multi-activity
     in natural environments, from sailing to climbing, abseiling to zip wire, everyone                                           Course is offered at all our centres and, in combination with camping, is the
     can have a go; there are activities to suit everyone: everyone can achieve                                                   perfect way for your group to have a real adventure, learn more about risk
     something new and unique.                                                                                                    management and live through experiences never had before. The new
                                                                                                                                  PADDLEPOWER award scheme is available at all our watersports centres
                                                                                                                                  and is a fantastic way to introduce a love of paddle sports in young people.
     Dry land Activities                                                                                                          Finally, our Primary to Secondary School Transition course is designed to help
                                                                                                                                  make the transition as smooth as possible and prepares children for dealing with
        New
                                                                                                                                  unfamiliar situations, building positive relationships and improving their confidence.
         for
        2010            ADVENTURE
                        & DISCOVERY
                                        TRAPEZE        JACOB’S
                                                       LADDER
                                                                   CHALLENGE
                                                                    COURSE
                                                                               CLIMBING
                                                                                TOWER
                                                                                            ABSEILING
                                                                                             TOWER
                                                                                                        LOW LEVEL
                                                                                                         WALKING
                                                                                                                      CLIMBING




                                                                                 mi                                               NEW PADDLEPOWER
     GIANT INITIATIVE     ARCHERY     ORIENTEERING     ZIP WIRE     TENNIS       MISSION     GORGE      ABSEILING   HIGH ROPES    Award Scheme
       EXERCISES                                                               IMPOSSIBLE   SCRAMBLE                              Acorn, in partnership with Canoe England, is pleased to launch the PADDLEPOWER Award Scheme at all our specialist watersports
                                                                                                                                  centres. PADDLEPOWER is an exciting, young-people orientated scheme, comprising of 5 awards to support a young paddler’s
                                                                                                                                  introduction to and progress in Paddlesports. Now every participant on an Acorn trip will be encouraged to make progress in the sport,
                                                                                                                                  and to be rewarded for their achievements.
      BUSHCRAFT            CAVING        POWER       ALL-ABOARD     BIVOUAC    LOW ROPES     FENCING     HILL          AERIAL
                                          KITES                                                         WALKING      ADVENTURE    A Canoe England certificate for the entry level award will be issued free to all students upon completion of the entry level course.
                                                                                                                                  To gain further competencies, skills and knowledge, students can enrol on the PADDLEPOWER Passport scheme for just
                                                                                                                                  £14.50 per person. During their stay at an Acorn centre students can progress to Level 2 of the PADDLEPOWER Passport.
                                                                                                                                  Please contact us to book the award scheme for your group.
        Watersport Activities
                                                                                                                                  Multi-activity Course                                                    Transition Course
                                                                                                                                  Acorn offers a huge range of fun, exciting and challenging               Acorn’s Residential Primary to Secondary School Transition
                                                                                                                                  activities to suit all ages. Our multi-activity adventure course         Course is designed to give students an exciting beginning to their
                                                                                                                                  is packed full with unforgettable experiences, exhilarating              secondary school career - a beginning upon which they can build
       KATA KANU        CATAMARAN     SWIMMING          RAFT         RIVER     ARDECHE       SAILING    DRAGON      SNORKELLING   thrills and opportunities for everyone to achieve something.             with confidence. The course allows you to offer each pupil
                          SAILING                     BUILDING       TREK       CANOE                   BOATING
                                                                               DESCENT                                            It is also, of course, a fully structured and supervised                 an enrichment opportunity and addresses questions such as
                                                                                                                                  programme with three activity sessions per day: morning,                 • How can we make sure that the transition
                                                                                                                                  afternoon and evening sessions. Sample itineraries for                     process is a positive experience for every child?
                                                                                                                                  each centre feature in the following pages - but these                   • How can we accelerate this process?
         WATER           BANANA       CANOEING       WINDSURFING   KAYAKING     WATER       FUNBOATS     WHITE                    only offer you a glimpse of the real adventure on offer.                 • How can we teach young students how to develop as an
         SKIING           BOAT                                                  GAMES                    WATER
                                                                                                        RAFTING                                                                                              effective learner in Secondary School?


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     The Acorn Village
     Fantastic Camping
     Experience

       Real outdoors, Real adventure                                                                                Benefits of the
       A true outdoor adventure can never be more fulfilling                                                         Acorn Village
       than when camping - it significantly heightens the real                                                         Fun for students!

       outdoor experience and is always great fun! Young people                                                    Real outdoor adventure
                                                                                                                    A secure environment
       enjoy the unique experience which is so different from the
                                                                                                                          Strong sense
       comfort of their home and it also helps them take more                                                             of community
       responsibility for themselves. For Party Leaders it is a                                                         Easy to monitor
                                                                                                                         environment
       relaxed (and surprisingly easy to monitor) environment.
                                                                                                                        Unique camping
       To make camping particularly suitable for our groups we                                                            experience!
       have created the unique concept of the Acorn Village.                                                            Village Manager
                                                                                                                              (ViM)




       Enhancing community spirit and improving security                                                                                    Your Exclusive Acorn Village
       The Acorn Village is one of the main reasons behind the success. The Village provides you with,
       above all, a secure environment. Our welcoming, comfortable and self-contained villages typically
                                                                                                                                            Groups of 40 or more full paying people are always guaranteed exclusive use of
       consist of around 16 tents facing in to a village ‘square’ and an exclusive marquee for meeting and                                  their Village. This means that they have sole use and control of their accommodation.
       eating. The village provides for a comforting setting - easy to monitor and control as you can always see
       all your tents from any point in the village. However, it is also perfectly designed to assist groups to                             Our villages usually take 48 guests at a time, but can be expanded to accept up to 80.
       develop quickly strong sense of community and team spirit, as repeatedly testified by our guests.



                                                        Our comfortable tents                                                               Security and Safety of your village                                Healthy eating
                                                        Our tents are fire-retardant PVC with solid flooring and sprung beds                One of the main strengths of the Acorn Village is the level        Our daily menus are planned to be both tasty and nutritious and
                                                        with mattresses. Party Leaders have their own tents with few extra                  of security and safety it provides                                 include “5 a day” guidelines. We serve a wide variety of meals
                                                        comforts including inner tents for extra privacy.                                   Secure accommodation – your Village is well marked                 from traditional favourites to local specialities, all prepared on
                                                                                                                                            and isolated from everyone other than your group and our staff     centre, using healthy cooking methods and served to you in
                                                        Other accommodation on offer                                                                                                                           your village marquee. These menus are designed to provide you
                                                                                                                                            High adult to children ratio – there is a ratio of                 with all the fuel you will need for your busy activity programme.
                                                        At our Royal Oak centre accommodation is provided in purpose-built
                                                                                                                                            approximately one adult to every four children at our centres      Special dietary requirements are of course catered for – please
                                                        cabins sleeping ten or twelve in two or four berth rooms, some include
                                                        small lounge areas. Meals are taken in an indoor dining room. Party Leaders         Night-time assistance – a member of staff is always                advise us of any special requirements at the time of booking.
                                                        are accommodated in en-suite cabins with a lounge area and hot drink                on duty throughout the night
                                                        making facilities.
                                                                                                                                            Constant staff presence – staff members live on the
                                                                                                                                            centre and are trained to be vigilant at all times
                                                                                                                                            Constant lighting – the marquee is lit throughout the night
                                                                                                                                            and other lights are placed strategically around the centre

                                                                                                                                            REMEMBER: No one other than a member of your group or a
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                                                                                                                                            member of our staff is allowed on your Village. This is a simple                                                                        11
                                                                                                                                            rule that makes it very easy to monitor security on the Village
                                                                                                                                            compared to hotels, hostels or other camping centres.
                                                                                                                       KS2, KS3, KS4

     FRANCE
     Ardèche
     Labeaume
                                              Breathtaking 2 day
                                              Ardèche river descent
                                              The unforgettable and exhilarating                         more. The descent of the Ardèche
                                              2 day descent of the Ardèche River                         is complemented by other fantastic
                                              by open canoe is the highlight of                          water-based activities such as kayaking
                                              adventure at Labeaume.                                     and river trek; and also a great range
                                              Navigating the river by canoe through                      of land-based activities.
     BUSHCRAFT      SWIMMING      CLIMBING    white and flat water stretches is always
                                              relished by all who attempt the challenge.                 We are carrying out on an ongoing
                                              The amazing and rewarding experience                       investment programme at our flagship
                                              of paddling through the rapids in small                    centre. Our exclusive, private and spacious
     BIVOUAC      RAFT BUILDING   ABSEILING   teams takes you past some of the most                      centre already offers excellent facilities
                                              spectacular countryside in France,                         including a swimming pool, playing fields,
                                              with 300 metre cliffs riddled with                         football pitch, a boules court and café /
                     mi                       caves towering above the beautiful,                        bar. It is set in the heart of the Ardèche
     RIVER TREK      MISSION
                   IMPOSSIBLE
                                    CAVING    clear and warm waters of the river                         region, famed for the magnificent
                                              - of course, it is only on the calmer                      limestone gorge and beautiful river,
                                              stretches of the water that you                            but there is also plenty to explore in
                                              get the chance to marvel at such                           the surrounding areas which have
     ARDECHE       KAYAKING                   spectacular scenery. The night                             retained a strong Roman influence.
     DESCENT
                                              of the 2 day descent is spent camping
                                              on the banks of the river in the heart
                                              of the gorge for a bivouac under
                                              the stars. The choice and strength
                                              of activities on offer at Labeaume always
                                              keep our groups coming back for



                                              Sample Itinerary. 9 days, 6 nights
                                              Fri       Coach pick up. Channel Crossing
                                                        Morning                          Afternoon                         Evening
                                              Sat       Travel                           Arrive                            River Brief
                                              Sun       Ardèche Descent                  Ardèche Descent                   Bivouac. Games
                                              Mon       Ardèche Descent                  Ardèche Descent                   Quiz
                                              Tue       Bushcraft                        Climbing                          Disco
                                                                                                                                                       Prices from £399
                                              Wed       Rivertrek                        Caving                            Acorn Olympics              Departing          April 23rd   May 6th    May 13th   May 27th June 3rd June 17th July 15th July 29th
                                              Thur      Excursion                        Excursion                         Talent Show                 between             May 5th     May 12th   May 26th   June 2nd June 16th July 14th July 28th Sept 19th
                                              Fri       Mission Impossible               Kayaking                          Evening Meal. Departure
                                                                                                                                                       9 days              £399         £439       £579       £419      £479       £559     £539      £429
                                              Sat       Arrive drop off point
                                                                                                                                                       Prices based on 40 or more paying, see page 38
                                              This is a sample programme only. Activities are subject to availability and weather conditions.          Add a PADDLEPOWER course for only £14.50 per participant when booked in advance


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                                                                                                                                         KS3, KS4

     ITALY
     Aosta Valley
     Villeneuve


                                                 Incredible alpine white
      BUSHCRAFT        HILL
                      WALKING
                                    GORGE
                                   SCRAMBLE
                                                 water rafting
                                                 The incredible alpine white water                          The exhilarating white water rafting
     WHITE WATER      ARCHERY     ORIENTEERING
      RAFTING                                    rafting experience is the pinnacle                         experience is led by expert local instructors,
                                                 of an adventure trip to Villeneuve.                        familiar with every twist and turn of the river.
                       mi                        Nature has a lot to offer here. The
                                                 magnificent Dora Baltea River where you                    Our centre is near the town of Villeneuve
     RAFT BUILDING     MISSION    HIGH ROPES
                     IMPOSSIBLE                  raft the pounding white water through rapid                which lies on the banks of the Dora
                                                 descents, past rocks and swirling eddies,                  Baltea River, seven miles from the beautiful
                                                 completing an invigorating course for team                 medieval city of Aosta. Our Alpine 'Villages'
                                                 and individual achievement. Beautiful lakes                with tented accommodation in the shadow
       CLIMBING       FENCING      ABSEILING
                                                 offering the contrast of calm water to refine              of Mont Blanc are surrounded by the
                                                 your paddling skills in canoes. Tall trees                 splendour of the Gran Paradiso National
                                                 bordering the centre where our tough high                  Park. A short stroll along the river is a sports
                                                 ropes course is housed.                                    complex and the town of Villeneuve,
      CANOEING       KAYAKING                                                                               with its vibrant cafés and shops.
                                                 All this, combined with a fantastic range
                                                 of other activities, adds up to a truly
                                                 adventurous experience for our groups.


                                                 Sample Itinerary. 9 days, 6 nights
                                                 Fri       Coach pick up. Channel Crossing
                                                           Morning                          Afternoon                         Evening
                                                 Sat       Travel                           Arrive                            Quiz
                                                 Sun       Raft Building                    Canoe / Kayak                     Bowling
                                                 Mon       White Water Rafting              White Water Rafting               Town Trail
                                                 Tue       Excursion                        Excursion                         Team Games
                                                                                                                                                               Prices from £399
                                                 Wed       High Ropes                       Fencing                           Acorn Olympics                   Departing          April 23rd   May 6th    May 13th   May 27th June 3rd June 17th July 15th July 29th
                                                 Thur      Abseiling                        Hill Walk                         Talent Show                      between             May 5th     May 12th   May 26th   June 2nd June 16th July 14th July 28th Sept 19th
                                                 Fri       Orienteering                     Mission Impossible                Evening Meal. Departure
                                                                                                                                                               9 days              £399         £439       £579       £419      £479       £559     £539      £429
                                                 Sat       Arrive drop off point
                                                                                                                                                               Prices based on 40 or more paying, see page 38
                                                 This is a sample programme only. Activities are subject to availability and weather conditions.               Add a PADDLEPOWER course for only £14.50 per participant when booked in advance


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                                                                                                                                         KS3, KS4

     FRANCE
     Mediterranean
     Narbonne
                                                 Superb adventure
                                                 on the water!
                                                 Narbonne Plage is home to our                              The abundance of sunshine, adventure,
                                                 superb French Mediterranean                                challenge and fun, in a typically French
                                                 watersports centre.                                        Mediterranean location, always makes
                                                 Set next to the Mediterranean Sea,                         for an unforgettable experience.
                                                 beside an impressive lagoon, we deliver
                                                 the most exciting water-based adventure                    Narbonne Plage, with its wonderful sandy
                                                 programme in a fantastic yet safe                          beaches stretching for miles, is a great
      BUSHCRAFT    RAFT BUILDING    CATAMARAN
                                      SAILING    environment. The protected lagoon                          place to be. It’s also an ideal base for
                                                 and the open sea are both used to great                    exploring many places of historical interest
                                                 effect to provide an excellent range of                    and cultural appeal. The medieval cities
                                                 watersports for all skill levels. Catamaran                of Carcassonne and Narbonne both
     BANANA BOAT   ORIENTEERING    WINDSURFING
                                                 sailing is always a firm favourite, but a                  offer a fascinating day out for groups
                                                 great balance of other activities allows                   who look to add a touch of tourism and
                                                 for a tremendously varied programme.                       culture to their visit. Visits to Aqualand
                                                                                                            Waterpark, Espace de Libertè and
      KAYAKING                       DINGHY                                                                 the African Nature Reserve are always
                                     SAILING
                                                                                                            highly recommended.


       DRAGON       SWIMMING
                                                 Sample Itinerary. 9 days, 6 nights
       BOATING
                                                 Fri       Coach pick up. Channel Crossing
                                                           Morning                          Afternoon                         Evening
        mi
       MISSION      LOW LEVEL
                                                 Sat       Travel                           Arrive                            Town Trail
     IMPOSSIBLE      WALKING                     Sun       Kayaking                         Windsurfing                       Quiz
                                                 Mon       Dinghy Sailing                   Raft Building                     Acorn Olympics
                                                 Tue       Dinghy Sailing                   Catamaran Sailing                 Disco
                                                 Wed       Excursion                        Excursion                         Beach Games
       WATER         CLIMBING
       GAMES                                     Thur      Dragon Boating                   Windsurfing                       Talent Show
                                                 Fri       Climbing                         Banana Boating                    Evening Meal. Departure
                                                 Sat       Arrive drop off point
                                                 This is a sample programme only. Activities are subject to availability and weather conditions.




                                                                                                                                                           Prices from £399
                                                                                                                                                           Departing          April 23rd   May 6th    May 13th   May 27th June 3rd June 17th July 15th July 29th
                                                                                                                                                           between             May 5th     May 12th   May 26th   June 2nd June 16th July 14th July 28th Sept 19th
                                                                                                                                                           9 days              £399         £439       £579       £419      £479       £559     £539      £429
                                                                                                                                                           Prices based on 40 or more paying, see page 38
                                                                                                                                                           Add a PADDLEPOWER course for only £14.50 per participant when booked in advance


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                                                                                                                                           KS3, KS4

     FRENCH MED / ARDECHE                                                                                                                                                                                      mi
                                                                                                                                                                 BUSHCRAFT       DRAGON        ABSEILING       MISSION       BIVOUAC      CLIMBING   RAFT BUILDING   CATAMARAN   WINDSURFING   DINGHY


     High Adrenaline Watersports                                                                                                                                                 BOATING                     IMPOSSIBLE                                                SAILING                 SAILING




     Two-Centre Adventure                                                                                                                                                                                                  WHITE WATER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            RAFTING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          GORGE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         SCRAMBLE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ORIENTEERING    KAYAKING     CANOEING     ARDECHE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               DESCENT




                                                   Double the experience!
                                                   Twice the adventure!




     The two centre adventure is an                very beautiful regions of France where                     The two centre programme is 3 nights
     unmissable opportunity and the height         the adventure on offer could not be more                   at each of the centres with a day allocated
     of true adventure. We offer you an            different. The outstanding combination                     for excursions and the transfer from one
     irresistible combination of Narbonne,         of thrills from the 2 day descent of the                   centre to another.
     on the French Mediterranean and               Ardèche river in open canoes, with sailing
     Labeaume in the Ardèche.                      and windsurfing in the wide open spaces                    You could also choose the Ardèche /
     This adventure is specially geared for        of the French Mediterranean, is perfect                    Villeneuve combination; a high adrenaline
     those wishing to pack full their trip with    to satisfy all groups with the most vigorous               watersports option for a two-centre
     the maximum burst of contrasting activities   appetite for adventure.                                    adventure. Please ask us for further details.
     and experiences.
                                                   Add to this a double selection of places of
     The special combination of Ardèche /          historic and cultural interest and fun-filled
     French Mediterranean gives you the            waterparks and leisure resorts, and this
     opportunity to visit two very different and   trip is guaranteed to thrill everyone.


                                                   Sample Itinerary. 9 days, 6 nights
                                                   Fri       Coach pick up. Channel Crossing
                                                             Morning                      Afternoon                              Evening
                                                   Sat       Travel                       Arrive                                 Town Trial
                                                   Sun       Dinghy Sailing               Banana Boat / Water Games              Quiz
                                                   Mon       Catamaran Sailing            Dragon Boating                         Acorn Olympics
                                                   Tue       Transfer/Excursion           Transfer/Excursion                     Disco
                                                                                                                                                              Prices from £419
                                                   Wed       Climbing                     Kayaking                               River Brief                  Departing          April 23rd   May 6th      May 13th   May 27th June 3rd      June 17th July 15th July 29th
                                                   Thur      Ardèche Descent              Ardèche Descent                        Talent Show                  between             May 5th     May 12th     May 26th   June 2nd June 16th     July 14th July 28th Sept 19th
                                                   Fri       Ardèche Descent              Ardèche Descent                        Departure
                                                                                                                                                              9 days              £419         £459         £599          £439     £499       £579       £559        £449
                                                   Sat       Arrive drop off point
                                                                                                                                                              Prices based on 40 or more paying, see page 38
                                                   This is a sample programme only. Activities are subject to availability and weather conditions.            Add a PADDLEPOWER course for only £14.50 per participant when booked in advance


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                                                                               KS2, KS3

     FRANCE                                                                                                                           The best possible introduction
     Normandy                                                                                                                         to multi-activities!

     Hauteville-sur-Mer                                                                                                               Our longest established centre at
                                                                                                                                      the seaside town of Hauteville-sur-Mer
                                                                                                                                      offers a well balanced programme
                                                                                                                                      and wide range of activities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 addition, the breathtaking Aerial Adventure.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 There is a lot to do for all levels of ability,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 which is whymany of our groups come back
                                                                                                                                                                                                 here year after year. The lovely long sandy
                                                                                                                                                                                                 beach is only a five minute walk away.

                                                                                                                                                                                                 This is a well developed centre with good
                                                                                                                                                                                                 facilities, a secure environment, and an
                                                                                                                                                                                                 atmosphere charged with fun! There is
                                                                                                                                                                                                 an adjacent football pitch and a French
                                                                                                                                                                                                 cinema nearby. Our centre has been here
                                                                                                                                                                                                 for many years and we have a very special
                                                                                                                                                                                                 relationship with the locals who always
                                                                                                                                                                                                 warmly welcome our groups, making
                                                                                                                                                                                                 the town and beach front ideal for an
                                                                                                                                                                                                 enjoyable visit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                 The picturesque town of Hauteville-sur-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 mer is situated between Coutances and
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Granville on the west coast of Normandy.
     ADVENTURE        BUSHCRAFT          AERIAL                                                                                                                                                  The region is remarkably untouched by
     & DISCOVERY                       ADVENTURE
                                                                                                                                                                                                 foreign tourism so gives an authentic view
                                                                                                                                                                                                 of French life and has a peaceful feel.
                                         mi                                                                                           The programme here is ideally suited as an                 Normandy is the ideal location for an
                                                                                                                                      introduction to the delights of a multi-activity           Adventure and Discovery programme,
     ORIENTEERING     ARCHERY            MISSION
                                       IMPOSSIBLE
                                                                                                                                      adventure. A short distance away is a river                giving you an opportunity to explore an
                                                                                                                                      where our water based activities are held,                 area of France with historical significance,
                                                                                                                                      providing plenty of excitement and challenge.              including world war memorials and an
                                                                                                                                      An array of dry-land activities takes place                impressive selection of visits to local
                                                                                                                                      on the centre including our brand new                      towns, farms and artisans.
      LOW ROPES       KAYAKING




                                                                                                                                      Sample Itinerary, Sunday-Saturday
       FENCING      POWER KITES        CLIMBING
                                                                                                                                                Morning                                       Afternoon              Evening
                                                                                                                                        Sun     Coach Pick Up / Channel Crossing              Arrive                 Team Games
                                                                                                                                        Mon     Kayaking                                      Raft Building          Beach Fun
                                                                                                                                        Tue     Archery                                       Bushcraft              Quiz
      ABSEILING     RAFT BUILDING      TRAPEZE                                                                                          Wed     Excursion                                     Excursion              Town Trail
                                                                                                                                        Thur    Climbing/Abseiling                            Orienteering           Acorn Olympics
                                                                                                                                        Fri     Mission Impossible / Low Ropes                Fencing                Talent Show
                                                                                                                                        Sat     Breakfast / Departure                         Packed Lunch           Arrive drop off point
     HIGH ROPES     GIANT INITIATIVE                                                                                                  This is a sample programme only. Activities are subject to availability and weather conditions.
                      EXERCISES




                                                                                          Prices from £169
                                                                                          Departing     April 23rd   May 3rd    May 10th   May 22nd       June 1st     June 15th     July 19th     July 30th
                                                                                          between       May 2nd      May 9th    May 21st   May 30th      June 14th     July 18th     July 29th     Aug 27th
                                                                                          Fri - Mon       £169       £179        £199          £179        £199         £199          £199          £179
                                                                                          Mon - Fri       £279       £309        £349          £299        £349         £369          £339          £279
                                                                                          Fri - Fri       £329       £359        £409          £349        £409         £419          £389          £329
                                                                                          Extra day        £39
                                                                                          Prices based on 40 or more paying, see page 38
                                                                                          Add a PADDLEPOWER course for only £14.50 per participant when booked in advance


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                                                                                                                        KS2, KS3, KS4

     FRANCE
     Opal Coast
     Ardres


                                               French adventure and
                                               discovery on your doorstep
     ADVENTURE     BUSHCRAFT     TRAPEZE
     & DISCOVERY



        mi
       MISSION     FENCING     RAFT BUILDING   Ardres is another of our premier                           our adventure and discovery programme.
     IMPOSSIBLE                                watersports centres and is located in a                    Within reach of the centre are plenty of
                                               delightful area of France, within easy                     excursions including World War I
                                               reach of the UK - only 43 miles away!                      battlefields, Bruges in Belgium, and even
                                               Our exclusive centre has a superb lakeside                 Disneyland and Paris which are only about
      CANOEING     KAYAKING                    setting just outside the town. The large                   4 hours away - making them popular for a
                                               tranquil lake enables us to provide a                      full day out.
                                               tremendously flexible watersports
                                               programme, ideal for younger groups
                                               and first-timers. The exciting activities
     FUNBOATS                    DRAGON
                                 BOATING       on offer range from kayaking and dragon
                                               boating to canoeing and mini cats.

                                               The charming town of Ardres is an unspoilt
     HIGH ROPES    ARCHERY                     old market town with many buildings of
                                               historical interest. The centre is only 25
                                               minutes away from the port at Calais and
                                               is particularly popular for weekend visits
                                               during which our groups manage not only
                                               to try out key activities but also squeeze in
                                               an educational element of sightseeing with


                                                                                                                                                         Prices from £129
                                               Sample Itinerary, Monday – Friday                                                                         Departing    April 23rd May 3rd   May 10th May 22nd June 1st June 15th July 19th July 30th
                                                        Morning                                       Afternoon                  Evening                 between      May 2nd May 9th      May 21st May 30th June 14th July 18th July 29th Aug 27th
                                                                                                                                                         Fri - Sun      £129      £139      £159     £139     £159      £159      £159      £139
                                                Mon     Coach pick up / Channel Crossing              Arrive. Bushcraft          Acorn Olympics
                                                                                                                                                         Fri - Mon      £169      £179      £199     £179     £199      £199      £199      £179
                                                Tue     Raft Building                                 Dragon Boating             Town Trail                                                                                       £339      £279
                                                                                                                                                         Mon - Fri      £279      £309      £349     £299     £349      £369
                                                Wed     Mission Impossible                            Sailing                    Quiz                    Fri - Fri      £329      £359      £409     £349     £409      £419      £389      £329
                                                Thu     Kayaking                                      High Ropes                 Talent Show             Extra day       £39
                                                Fri     Breakfast / Departure                         Packed Lunch               Arrive drop-off point
                                                                                                                                                         Prices based on 40 or more paying, see page 38
                                               This is a sample programme only. Activities are subject to availability and weather conditions.
                                                                                                                                                         Add a PADDLEPOWER course for only £14.50 per participant when booked in advance


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                                                                            KS3, KS4

     SPAIN
     Costa Brava
     Cala Canyelles
                                                                                                                                        Fantastic purpose-built
                                                                                                                                        watersports centre
                                                                                                                                        The privately owned Cala Canyelles                         qualified local instructors lead the excellent
                                                                                                                                        complex is perfect for groups looking                      range of activities.
                                                                                                                                        for excellent facilities in a truly
                                                                                                                                                                                                   The site is truly designed with young
                                                                                                                                        international atmosphere. This is a
                                                                                                                                                                                                   people in mind and there are floodlit
                                                                                                                                        completely self contained centre, very well
                                                                                                                                                                                                   tennis courts, a 25m swimming pool,
                                                                                                                                        suited to groups wanting to combine the
      DIVE TASTER    SNORKELLING      CLIMBING                                                                                                                                                     an astro-turf football pitch, a climbing
                                                                                                                                        delights of a beach holiday with a terrific
                                                                                                                                                                                                   wall, a gymnasium and superb facilities
                                                                                                                                        range of watersports and dry land activities
                                                                                                                                                                                                   for evening activities. There is a good
                                                                                                                                        taught by expert locally trained instructors.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   range of accommodation available -
                                                                                                                                        This purpose-built adventure and activity                  a choice of modern 6-8 bed dormitories,
        KAYAKING     WATER SKIING     BANANA
                                       BOAT
                                                                                                                                        centre is one of the top centres on the                    en-suite rooms, or large tents for those
                                                                                                                                        Costa Brava, located just 300m from the                    who prefer the camping experience and
                                                                                                                                        major watersports base on the stunning                     outdoor living.
                                                                                                                                        cove of Cala Canyelles. The friendly, fully
        TENNIS /       DINGHY          BEACH
      TENNIS GAMES     SAILING         GAMES                                                                                            Sample Itinerary, 9 days, 6 nights
                                                                                                                                         Day 1 Coach pick up. Channel Crossing
                                                                                                                                                  Morning                               Afternoon                              Evening
        SWIMMING                                                                                                                         Day 2    Travel                                Arrive                                 Swimming Test
                                                                                                                                         Day 3    Skibus / Kayaking                     Climbing / Tennis                      Evening Activity
     Minimum group size 25. Dinghy sailing is
     only available in Jul/Aug.                                                                                                          Day 4    Boat Trip / 1st Dive Taster           Aerobics / Swimming                    Evening Activity
     This centre is locally owned and managed                                                                                            Day 5    Excursion                             Excursion                              Evening Activity
     and conforms to Spanish regulations and                                                                                             Day 6    Astroturf / 2nd Dive Taster           Snorkelling / Beach Games              Evening Activity
     is accredited by BAHA.                                                                                                              Day 7    Water Skiing / Climbing               Tennis / Swimming                      Evening Activity
                                                                                                                                         Day 8    Kayaking / Skibus                     Depart after Lunch                     Travel
                                                                                                                                         Day 9    Arrive drop-off point
                                                                                                                                        This is a sample programme only. Activities are subject to availability and weather conditions.




                                                                                       Prices from £499
                                                                                       Departing                 April 23rd   May 6th        May 13th      May 27th       June 3rd     June 17th      July 15th    July 29th
                                                                                       between                    May 5th     May 12th       May 26th      June 2nd      June 16th     July 14th      July 28th    Sept 19th
                                                                                       Tents                      £499         £499           £619           £549          £549          £599          £599          £529
                                                                                       Dorms                      £539         £539           £659           £579          £579          £659          £659          £579
                                                                                       En-suite Dorms             £579         £579           £699           £599          £599          £699          £699          £599

                                                                                       Prices based on 40 or more paying, see page 38




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                                                                                                                            KS2, KS3, KS4

     WALES
     Brecon Beacons National Park
     Tan Troed


                                                   Our UK flagship centre
     BUSHCRAFT        CLIMBING      HIGH ROPES
                       TOWER

                                                   Tan Troed, our fantastic exclusive                         a tuck shop, toilet blocks (with disabled
                                                   centre in Brecon Beacons, offers                           access and a separate block for adults),
                                                   an incredible variety of adventure in a                    drying facilities, a teachers’ lounge, and a
     CHALLENGE       ARCHERY          DRAGON       lovely setting with far reaching views.                    first aid room. There is also an indoor area
      COURSE                          BOATING
                                                   Tan Troed is a 17-acre campsite, set only                  ideal for discos, talent evenings and other
                                                   one mile away from Llangorse Lake, the                     evening activities.
                                                   largest lake in South Wales. The lake is
                                                   a perfect location for watersports such as                 Our exclusive centre is located just
     HILL WALKING   ORIENTEERING      FENCING
                                                   sailing and kayaking, to complement the                    west of Abergavenny, near Llangorse
                                                   wide range of dry land activities available                Lake. The surrounding area has a
                                                   on-site.                                                   justifiably great reputation. The Brecon
                       mi                                                                                     Beacons National Park is in a part of
       TRAPEZE        MISSION      RAFT BUILDING   The centre offers some incredible                          Wales that is renowned for its outstanding
                    IMPOSSIBLE
                                                   on-site facilities for land based activities               natural beauty and historical resonance.
                                                   including: three high ropes course                         The beautiful hills of the Brecon Beacons
                                                   elements, two climbing and abseil towers,                  provide a huge variety of walks, many
                                                   two sheltered archery ranges, and a                        come with great reward as the views
      KAYAKING       CANOEING
                                                   challenge course. We are continually                       from the ridges are truly spectacular.
                                                   investing and improving our activities and
                                                   facilities at Tan Troed. Tan Troed boasts


      ABSEILING      FUNBOATS




       JACOBS         ZIP WIRE
                                                                                                                                                             Prices from £69
       LADDER                                      Sample Itinerary, Monday-Friday                                                                           Departing   April 23rd   May 3rd   May 10th May 22nd June 1st June 15th July 19th July 30th
                                                                                                                                                             between     May 2nd      May 9th   May 21st May 30th June 14th July 18th July 29th Aug 27th
                                                           Morning                     Afternoon                                     Evening
                                                                                                                                                             Fri - Sun      £69        £79        £99      £79      £99       £99       £99       £79
                                                   Mon                                 Arrive. Bushcraft                             Team Games              Fri - Mon      £79        £89       £109      £89     £109      £109      £109       £89
                                                   Tue     Raft Building               Canoeing                                      Acorn Olympics          Mon - Fri     £179       £209       £249     £199     £249      £269      £239      £179
                                                   Wed     Sailing                     Hill Walking                                  Quiz                    Fri - Fri     £229       £259       £309     £249     £309      £319      £289      £229
                                                   Thu     Climbing / Abseiling        Challenge Course / Zip Wire                   Talent Show             Exra day       £39
                                                   Fri     Breakfast / Departure                                                                             Prices based on 40 or more paying, see page 38
                                                   This is a sample programme only. Activities are subject to availability and weather conditions.           Add a PADDLEPOWER course for only £14.50 per participant when booked in advance


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                                                                              KS2, KS3, KS4

     WALES                                                                                    Fantastic     The Royal Oak Watersports Centre is
                                                                                                            our exclusive centre situated on the
                                                                                                            shore of Llangorse lake, providing our
                                                                                                                                                                       cabins sleeping ten or twelve in two or
                                                                                                                                                                       four berth rooms; each cabin has a small
                                                                                                                                                                       lounge area with the toilet and shower


     Brecon Beacons National Park                                                             watersports   groups with direct access to the water.
                                                                                                            The centre has magnificent views across
                                                                                                            the lake towards the peaks of the
                                                                                                                                                                       block situated close by. Teachers’ cabins
                                                                                                                                                                       have bathroom facilities within them.
                                                                                                                                                                       Other facilities at Royal Oak include a
                                                                                              centre        Brecon Beacons.                                            canteen, shop, drying room, playing field,


     Royal Oak
                                                                                                                                                                       teacher’s lounge, meeting / entertainment
                                                                                                            The lake is a perfect location for our                     room ideal for evening activities and
                                                                                                            superb watersports programme which                         outdoor basketball court.
                                                                                                            includes activities such as sailing, kayaking,
                                                                                                            dragon boating and raft building - so                      Our exclusive centre is located just west
                                                                                                            many opportunities to get wet! These are                   of Abergavenny. The surrounding area
                                                                                                            complemented by one of the widest ranges                   has a justifiably great reputation. The
                                                                                                            of dry land activities we have on offer, which             Brecon Beacons National Park is a
                                                                                                            take place at our Tan Troed centre, only one               part of Wales that is renowned for its
                                                                                                            mile away.                                                 outstanding natural beauty and historical
                                                                                                                                                                       resonance. The beautiful hills of the Brecon
                                                                                                            Royal Oak is our first centre offering hard                Beacons provide a huge variety of walks,
                                                                                                            accommodation, which is provided in                        many come with great reward as the views
                                                                                                            purpose-built cabins. Children stay in                     from the ridges are truly spectacular.




                                                                                                                                                                          Perfect Transition Course Centre
     BUSHCRAFT        TRAPEZE      RAFT BUILDING                                                            Sample Itinerary, Monday-Friday
                                                                                                                     Morning                                 Afternoon                      Evening
                                                                                                            Mon                                              Arrive. Canoeing               Team Games
                                                                                                            Tue      Sailing                                 Raft Building                  Acorn Olympics
      ABSEILING       CLIMBING       ZIP WIRE
                       TOWER                                                                                Wed      Challenge Course / Zip Wire             Climbing / Abseiling           Quiz
                                                                                                            Thu      Hill Walking                            Archery / Fencing              Talen Show
                                                                                                            Fri      Breakfast / Departure
                                                                                                            This is a sample programme only. Activities are subject to availability and weather conditions.
     CHALLENGE      ORIENTEERING     DRAGON
      COURSE                         BOATING




     HILL WALKING     FENCING        ARCHERY




      CANOEING       KAYAKING




       JACOBS        FUNBOATS
       LADDER



                       mi                                                                                   Prices from £79
     HIGH ROPES        MISSION
                     IMPOSSIBLE                                                                             Departing      April 1st    May 3rd     May 10th May 22nd June 1st June 15th July 19th July 30th
                                                                                                            between        May 2nd      May 9th     May 21st May 30th June 14th July 18th July 29th Oct 30th
                                                                                                            Fri - Sun        £79          £89        £109      £89     £109      £109      £109       £89
                                                                                                            Fri - Mon        £89          £99        £119      £99     £119      £119      £119       £99
                                                                                                            Mon - Fri       £199         £229        £269     £219     £269      £289      £259      £199
                                                                                                            Fri - Fri       £249         £279        £329     £269     £329      £339      £309      £249
                                                                                                            Exrta day        £39
                                                                                                            Prices based on 40 or more paying, see page 38.
                                                                                                            Add a PADDLEPOWER course for only £14.50 per participant when booked in advance


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                                                                                                                        KS2, KS3, KS4

     ENGLAND
     Lake District
     Derwent Water


                                   mi          Superb multi-activity centre
     BUSHCRAFT    ARCHERY          MISSION
                                 IMPOSSIBLE
                                               Our adventure centre on Derwent Water
                                               is an excellent multiactivity centre.
                                               The setting could not be more perfect -
     CANOEING     CLIMBING        FENCING
                                               the biggest of England’s National Parks,
                                               the Lake District, is an ideal place to take
                                               advantage of all natural resources on
                                               offer. Our adventure programme includes
                                               a good selection of watersports on the
     KATA KANU   HILL WALKING    ABSEILING     lake which is perfect for kayaking and
                                               canoeing and an impressive array
                                               of dry land activities - with the famous
                                               Skiddaw Mountain nearby there is never
                                               a shortage of things to do. You take part
     KAYAKING     GORGE         ORIENTEERING   in a varied programme of activities, with
                 SCRAMBLE
                                               groups often spending whole days on the
                                               water or in the mountains. An impressive
                                               array of dry land activities takes place
                                               within the centre including fencing,
                                               mission impossible, abseiling and archery.

                                               Our centre is in a secluded location set
                                               amidst some of the Lake District's most
                                               spectacular scenery, and is only two miles
                                               from Keswick with its traditional street
                                               market, innumerable teashops, cafés
                                               and restaurants.
                                                                                                                                                 Prices from £69
                                               Sample Itinerary, Monday-Friday                                                                   Departing    April 23rd   May 3rd   May 10th May 22nd June 1st June 15th July 19th July 30th
                                                                                                                                                 between      May 2nd      May 9th   May 21st May 30th June 14th July 18th July 29th Aug 27th
                                                         Morning                       Afternoon                               Evening
                                                                                                                                                 Fri - Sun     £69          £79        £99     £79       £99       £99       £99       £79
                                               Mon                                     Arrive. Orienteering                    Team Games        Fri - Mon     £79          £89       £109     £89      £109      £109      £109       £89
                                               Tue       Gorge Scramble                Climbing / Abseiling                    Town Trial        Mon - Fri     £179        £209       £249     £199     £249      £269      £239      £179
                                               Wed       Canoeing                      Mission Impossible / Archery            Quiz              Fri - Fri     £229        £259       £309     £249     £309      £319      £289      £229
                                               Thu       Fencing                       Sailing                                 Talent Show       Extra day     £39
                                               Fri       Breakfast / Departure                                                                   Prices based on 40 or more paying, see page 38
                                               This is a sample programme only. Activities are subject to availability and weather conditions.   Add a PADDLEPOWER course for only £14.50 per participant when booked in advance


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     INDIA
     Let the Real Adventure begin
     Acorn in India
        India is the perfect destination for students. Its culture and people have
        so much to teach us all but especially young people. India is a leading global player and
        its culture and economy are becoming increasingly influential. The variety, colour and
        vibrancy of life in India, and the warmth and example of its people are sure to have
        a profound and positive effect on young people as they extend their horizons,
        geographically, physically and emotionally. Each day brings new excitement and wonder;
        India is so multi-dimentional and vibrant. Marvel at the magnificent temples, the
        Himalayan mountains towering above, the eagles floating below and the Holy Ganges
        at your feet. Let your senses and your emotions be stimulated by the fragrant spices,
        the colourful saris, the festivals, fairs and bazaars and reflect. This is Acorn in India.



         Strength in Depth                                                                                                                       “I have taken many trips, it seems like hundred in my 36 years as a teacher. This one appeared
         Taking pupils to India is a responsibility that needs to be considered carefully. Acorn has created programmes which have key           to have a deeper and more profound effect on the youngsters than any other I have taken.
         strengths: Acorn office and 24/7 staff in Delhi; free Party Leader inspection visits; audited accommodation; programmes tailored        The staffing and leadership provided in India were tremendous... The attention to detail when it
         for each group, Party Leaders will have Indian mobile phones; excellent local contacts; rigorous and site specific risk management.     came to safety was most evident...” Steve Gardner, Olchfa School


                                                                              “I cannot thank you enough for the outstanding package you put
                                                                             together for our trip to India. It was amazing and I have already
     Himalayan Adventure from £1250pp                                                                                                            The Ganges Adventure from £950pp                                       Mountain Jungle Adventure from £950pp
                                                                             recommended Acorn to many colleagues... My group absolutely
     Day 1     Fly to Delhi                                                  loved this trip and many said it was a life changing experience     Day   1    Fly to Delhi                                                Day   1    Fly to Delhi
     Day 2     Training & Sightseeing              New Delhi                 for them. I have led numerous trips before ... and I truly rate     Day   2    Training & Sightseeing         New Delhi                    Day   2    Training & Sightseeing       New Delhi
     Day 3     Night shelter & bazaar              Old Delhi                 Acorn as a fantastic provider in terms of value for money,          Day   3    Night shelter & bazaar         Old Delhi                    Day   3    Night shelter & bazaar       Old Delhi
                                                                             support and safety.” Maria Longman St Nicholas School               Day   4    Travel to Haridwar             Ganges camp                  Day   4    Travel to the hills & trek   Mountain village
     Day 4     Travel to the hills & trek          Mountain village
     Day 5     First aid training & trek           Mountain village                                                                              Day   5    Rafting & Aarti                Ganges camp                  Day   5    First aid training & trek    Mountain village
     Day 6     Survival training & trek            Mountain village           The Golden Triangle from £950pp                                    Day   6    Relax and more watersports     Ganges camp                  Day   6    Survival training & trek     Mountain village
     Day 7     Visit school & visit farm           Mountain village           Day   1    Fly to Delhi                                            Day   7    Rishikesh & travel             Delhi                        Day   7    Visit school & visit farm    Mountain village
     Day 8     Travel to Haridwar                  Ganges camp                Day   2    Training & Sightseeing           Delhi                  Day   8    Temples, Gandhi’s home         Delhi                        Day   8    Return to Delhi              Delhi
     Day 9     Rafting & Aarti                     Ganges camp                Day   3    Explore Lutyens                  New Delhi              Day   9    Taj Mahal                      Agra                         Day   9    Taj Mahal                    Agra
     Day10     Relax and more watersports          Ganges camp                Day   4    Camel ride in Rajishtani Village Jaipur                 Day   10   Fly home                                                    Day   10   Fly home
     Day 11    Rishikesh & travel                  Delhi                      Day   5    Elephant ride to Amber Palace Jaipur
     Day 12    Temples, Gandhi’s home              Delhi                      Day   6    Fatehpur Sikri, Agra             Agra
     Day 13    Taj Mahal                           Agra                       Day   7    Taj Mahal                        Delhi                  These and other itineraries are presented in greater detail in our full India brochure.
     Day 14    Sightseeing & shopping              Delhi                      Day   8    Explore Chandni Chowk & Old Delhi                       Please contact us on 0121 504 2047 if you would like to receive the India brochure,
     Day 15    Fly home                                                       Day   9    Fly Home                                                discuss your requirements or arrange a meeting or a presentation.




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                                                                                                                       Japan Express (history/culture)
                                                                                                                       This 10 day Japan programme is a fantastic whistle-stop tour of the highlights and history of
                                                                                                                       Tokyo and Kyoto.



        Educational adventure
                                                                                                                       Highlights include: - Ancient and modern sites of Tokyo - Full day school visit - Ride on the famous
                                                                                                                       bullet train - Imperial Kyoto - Tea ceremony in Nara
                                                                                                                       10 days from £1675 to £2393 per person including flights




        worldwide                                                                                                      Conservation in Sri Lanka (conservation biology)
                                                                                                                       We are proud to work in partnership with the award-winning Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society
                                                                                                                       (SLWCS) to create this superb tour, specifically designed for schools and students with a passion for
                                                                                                                       conservation biology.
                                                                                                                       Highlights include: - Guided jungle treks - Game drives in Udawalawe - Village school visit - Tea picking
                                                                                                                       in the hill country - 4 days of hands - on conservation work
                                                                                                                       14 days from £1400 to £1850 per person including flights

                                                                                                                       Active Nepal (culture/conservation/activities)
                                                                                                                       This exciting tour sends students through a great cross-section of Nepal from the snow capped
                                                                                                                       Himalayas, to the bustling cities and the tranquil lowland forests.
                                                                                                                       Highlights include: - City tour of Kathmandu - Guided trek in the Himalayan foothills - River rafting on
                                                                                                                       the Seti River - Elephant safari in the jungles of Chitwan - Ox cart ride through the rural Tharu villages
                                                                                                                       12 days from £1350 to £1700 per person including flights

                                                                                                                       Nile Adventure (history)
                                                                                                                       6000 years of history are still evident today along the shores of the mighty Nile, students are always
                                                                                                                       astounded when exploring antiquity on this fabulous adventure through time.
                                                                                                                       Highlights include: The Pyramids of Giza - The Treasures of Tutankhamen - Donkey Trekking into Valley
                                                                                                                       of the Kings - Camel riding in the Nubian Desert - Sailing by Felucca on the Nile - Visiting the wonderful
                                                                                                                       Sunshine Orphanage in Luxor
                                                                                                                       10 days from £1060 to £1210 per person including flights

                                                                                                                       Andes to Amazon (ecology)
     An educational trip to far flung destinations is an unforgettable experience                                      This incredible journey takes in the best of Peru. Starting in the Andean valleys, the tour travels through
                                                                                                                       the cloud forest to the Amazon Rainforest - the most perfect place in the world for a lesson in ecology!
     for students; in them a passion for exploration and discovery, and a thirst for
                                                                                                                       Highlights include: - Discovering the lost city of Machu Picchu - Exploring the Sacred Valley of the
     knowledge. At Diverse Earth we know that travel in foreign countries is an                                        Incas - Train ride along the Urubamba - Journeying through the mystical cloud forest - Wildlife spotting
                                                                                                                       in the steamy Amazon lowlands.
     education in itself; however, we always further enrich our trips with fantastic
                                                                                                                       11 days from £2630 to £2995 per person including flights
     learning opportunities, from biology to geography, history and ecology.
                                                                                                                       Bush Skills Safari - South Africa (field biology)
                                                                                                                       Where better to learn bush skills and field biology than out in the African bush! Our team trains students
                                                                                                                       at the amazing eco-camp in the heart of the Mankwe Wildlife Reserve.
                                   Where possible we combine travel with vital volunteer work to give students
                                   the chance to gain experience in either community or conservation work.             Highlights include: Learning how to track animals - Game drive in Pilanesburg Game Reserve - Visiting
                                   Volunteering at an orphanage, rural school or national park is a life enhancing     the Cheetah Sanctuary - Helping with vegetation surveys - Touring the Predator Park.
                                   experience that always brings home to the students the reality of life for others   12 days from £1535 to £1885 per person including flights
                                   less fortunate than ourselves, and how a little goes a long, long way. Students
                                   gain skills such as teaching English as a Foreign Language, GIS mapping             A Taste of China (culture/history)
                                   or habitat surveying and will go home having contributed to something               China is perhaps the best place in the world to take students if you want to immerse them in a culture
                                   exceptionally worthwhile.                                                           so different, rich and unexpected! Our friendly local guides bring ancient and modern China to life.
                                   Your school group will be fully taken care of by our experienced and professional   Highlights include: Climbing the Great Wall - Seeing the Terracotta Warriors - Cycling through the
                                   tour leaders as well as our most talented and entertaining local guides.            Guilin limestone scenery - The Shanghai Acrobatic performance - Learning Chinese cookery
                                   1 FREE place per 10 full-paying group members.                                      12 days from £1630 to £2030 per person including flights




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     Party Leader guide



         Helping you
         every step of the way

         When you book with Acorn you are choosing a reliable specialist operator with 27 years
         of impeccable record and experience. Our expert assistance is essential in making sure
         your trip runs as smoothly as possible.

         No one can seriously doubt the value of adventure trips and outdoor education to the
         personal development and education of young people, but they require a major amount
                                                                                                        Our staffing policy                                                     Centre staff
         of planning and attention to detail by those in charge; responsibility for health and safety   The success of any company depends on the enthusiasm,                   Centre Managers
         and a familiarity with the laws and regulations that govern such activities.                   skills and knowledge of its people so we always take special care       At all our centres you will find an experienced and professional
                                                                                                        in recruiting and training our staff. Everyone who joins                Centre Manager, in charge of centre operations and with overall
         That’s why Acorn, a fully accredited, bonded and licensed tour operator, with 27 years         our team has a real understanding of young people and what              responsibility for the success of your trip and the performance
         experience of running active school trips, is with you every step of the way, providing        makes them tick – they have a flair for bringing out the best           of our staff.
         support, information and making all arrangements on your behalf to ensure your group has       and are always prepared to go the extra mile to make a real
         the time of their lives.                                                                                                                                               Activity Managers
                                                                                                        difference. And of course all our instructors are experienced
                                                                                                                                                                                The Activity Manager takes responsibility for the day to day running
         In this brochure we provide you with detailed information to help you to organise              and trained to the standards required.
                                                                                                                                                                                of the activities including the ongoing training and assessment of
         your trip, including safety, prices, booking conditions, travel,                               We are justifiably proud of the total commitment our                    our activity instructors. They will be in charge of your action-packed
         booking and accreditation information.                                                         staff show every year to the enjoyment and security of                  activities programme.
         Upon booking we will also provide you with                                                     all our guests.
         a detailed party leader pack to help you                                                                                                                               Activity Instructors
         with your parents’ evenings, to reassure                                                                                                                               Our activity instructors possess exceptional enthusiasm for working
         and enthuse parents about their children.                                                      Recruitment and training                                                in the outdoors and with children. All our activity instructors are
                                                                                                        • All Acorn staff are employed and trained by us.                       thoroughly trained. They will make sure each activity session is
         We pride ourselves on the level of personal
                                                                                                        • Proof of all qualifications is obtained.                              as safe and exciting as possible.
         service we offer. We constantly collect and
         review your feedback to ensure that our                                                        • At least two references are sought.                                   The VIM (Village Manager) – unique to Acorn
         service standards never fail.                                                                  • All staff are subject to a police check for their suitability         Your VIM (Village Manager) will be your main contact throughout
                                                                                                          to work with children.                                                your stay, providing liaison between you and the centre
                                                                                                        • In addition to all previous professional training, we put our         management, instructors and catering team. They will be on duty
                                                                                                          staff through an intensive induction training programme               to help you to supervise your groups between activity sessions and
         Party leader inspection visits                                                                   before they begin work. As a result the level of service
                                                                                                                                                                                at mealtimes. They will provide you with invaluable and energetic
                                                                                                          you receive is of a consistently high standard.
         We encourage first time party leaders and teachers                                                                                                                     support - particularly during evening entertainment activities.
                                                                                                        • Every member of staff is trained in our Safety Management
         who are not familiar with Acorn experience to come                                               System and Emergency Procedures.
         on an inspection visit at our centres. This will provide
         you with an opportunity to visit your chosen centre
         to see the facilities at first hand and also to ask any                                        Head office staff
         questions you may have. You will be accompanied                                                From the very first phone call you will deal with your own dedicated,
         by a senor member of Acorn staff. You will find our                                            professional and experienced tour organiser who will always be on
         staff knowledgeable and eager to help.                                                         hand to offer any assistance you require. Your personal tour
                                                                                                        organiser will guide you through every stage of the process,
         Please speak to your tour organiser who will be
                                                                                                        from the initial enquiry until you return home.
         happy to explain the details and arrange this for you.
         Your stay at the centre is provided free of charge
         and is available for up to 2 adults.




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     Party Leader guide...                                                                                Benefits and offers for groups of 40 or more
                                                                                                          We offer an exceptional combination of quality, first class service and value for money. Our competitive prices are all inclusive.
                                                                                                          In addition we offer various benefits to our groups:

                                                                                                          Early Booking bonus                                                     Free supervisory places
                                                                                                          Pay first deposits on or before the dates shown and receive             We offer free places for supervising adults on a 1:8 ratio
                                                                                                          an early booking discount:                                              (minimum group size 40 paying). Plus, if you have 42 full paying
                                                                                                                                                                                  members we offer you 6 free places - 1:7 free place ratio.
         What’s included                                                                                  31 May 2009
                                                                                                          30 June 2009
                                                                                                                                                £300 off
                                                                                                                                                £200 off                          Concessionary places
                                                                                                                                                                                  For groups of 40 full paying people the partner and up to two
                                                                                                          30 September 2009                     £100 off
                                                                                                                                                                                  children of the Party Leader travel absolutely free!


                                                                                                          Groups of fewer than 40
                                                 Groups of 40 or more                                     To keep the cost to you and the environment down, we do all we can to ensure as few empty seats on a coach as possible.
                                                                                                          Therefore our brochure prices are based on a minimum of 40 paying members. Smaller groups however are very welcome and have a
                                                 Exclusive use of Acorn Village                           shared use of Acorn Village and shared use of coach or will need to pay a small coach supplement from £14-£19 per person (depending of
                                                                                                          group size). Please call us for details.
                                                      Full activity programme
                                                         Evening Activities                               Free Insurance
                                                                                                          Acorn prices include extensive insurance cover organised trough travel insurance specialists Fogg Travel Insurance Services Ltd.
                                            Instruction, supervision and equipment                        The policy is underwritten by URV (Union Reiseversicherung AG). Full details of the policy will be sent to you with your booking
                                                                                                          confirmation, the following is a summary of main elements of policy cover:
          All destinations                         Full-board accommodation
                                                                                                          Organiser’s liability:                up to £10,000,000
                                                Comprehensive insurance cover
                                                                                                          Cancellation charges                  up to £1,000
                                        Free places for supervising adults (ratio 1:8)                    Emergency medical expenses:           up to £1,000 per person in the UK and up to £5,000,000 per person outside UK

                                                Party Leader’s information pack                           Personal possessions:                 up to £1,000 per child
                                                                                                          Personal money:                       up to £250 per child, party leader student money up to £1,000 and party leader
                                                 Party Leader’s information CD                            emergency funds up to £500
                                                                                                          Curtailment:                          up to £1,000

                                     All of the above plus: Free door to door transport                   Personal liability:                   up to £2,000,000

          All mainland
          European
                                                      Exclusive use of coach

                                                  Free transport for excursions
                                                                                                          How to book
          destinations                                                                                    Booking an Acorn trip couldn’t be simpler.
                                                      All road tolls and taxes                            Just follow our 3 step booking process:

                             * Door to door pick up service is only provided for UK mainland locations.
                                                                                                               Step 1                                           Step 2                                             Step 3

                                                                                                                Make a                                          Promote your trip                                  Confirm your booking
                                                                                                                provisional                                     You will have 3 weeks to confirm                   Return your completed booking form with
                                                                                                                                                                your booking. To help you to                       first deposits of £25 per paying person for
                                                                                                                booking                                         advertise your trip, we will send                  coach trips of £100 for air trips within 3
                                                                                                                                                                you a Party Leader’s pack                          weeks to secure your booking.
                                                                                                                Call us on                                                                                         Acorn will take care of the rest!
                                                                                                                                                                containing your Booking Form
                                                                                                                0121 504 2070                                   with all booking details and a                     A second deposit of 30% of the total
                                                                                                                to make a no obligation                         range of promotional material                      price is due 8 weeks later.
                                                                                                                provisional booking.                            (sample letter, poster,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Final balance is then payable 10 weeks
                                                                                                                Let us know your preferred                      parent/student information etc.)                   prior to departure.
                                                                                                                destination and dates.                          to help promote your trip.




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     Party Leader guide...
                                                                                               Adventure in France, Spain and Italy
                                                                                               Coach travel                                                            Air travel
                                                                                               For mainland European destinations door-to-door transport is            Air holidays are becoming increasingly popular, particularly to
                                                                                               included in the price. Your own executive coach stays with              our destinations further afield, giving you the opportunity to spend
                                                                                               you throughout and can be used for excursions and visits                less time travelling and more time enjoying the adventure. We offer
         Your travel choices                                                                   (drivers hours permitting). Please refer to pages 38-39 for
                                                                                               travel details for groups of fewer than 40.
                                                                                                                                                                       competitive air travel prices from London airports (Heathrow,
                                                                                                                                                                       Gatwick, Stansted and Luton). We can also include additional
                                                                                               *standard coaches are sometimes used for Northern France.               services if requested such as coach transfers to and from the
                                                                                               Coach air conditioning optional supplement                              airport in the UK and at the centre and use of coach during your
                                                                                               We try to provide air-conditioned coaches as often as possible but      stay at Acorn centre. If you would like Acorn Adventure to organise
                                                                                               cannot guarantee that this will be the case for each individual tour.   your flights and overseas coach transfers please add £225 per
         We have been organising school travel for over                                        If you choose, a supplement of only £10 per paying person will          person to the brochure price.
                                                                                               enable us to GUARANTEE this for your journey,
         27 years and have established a wide network                                          Please mention when booking.                                            Own travel arrangements
         of contacts with coach companies and all                                                                                                                      If you would like to arrange your own travel to our overseas
                                                                                               Channel crossings                                                       centres, we will be happy to offer you a discount from brochure
         cross-channel operators.                                                              We work with the major cross-channel operators for convenience,         prices. This is treated on a case-by- case basis, depending on
                                                                                               flexibility and choice. Our prices are based                            which centre you choose, and how many people are travelling.
                                                                                               on the Dover-Calais route.                                              Please call for more details.
         Your coach
         Travel by coach is a perfect option for groups – it offers superb value for money,
         it’s flexible, safe and secure and the coaches are modern and comfortable. Your       Adventure in England and Wales
         exclusive coach (subject to minimum group size) will collect you from a pick-up
                                                                                               Our prices do not include travel between your base and our UK
         point of your choice at the start of your tour and will remain with you throughout.   centres, however many of our groups choose us to arrange
         We offer you a wide choice of coaches – executive, standard, double-decker and        this for them and we are always happy to do so. Please call us
                                                                                               for a quote.
         air-conditioned. Wherever possible we use executive coaches for all our groups
         without additional supplement.

         Our suppliers
         We take tremendous care over the selection of our                                     Action for Children
         coach partners, paying particular attention to safety,
         standards, and the experience and enthusiasm of
         their drivers. Our Transport Manager vets their
                                                                                               and Acorn Partnership
         operational procedures and vehicles to ensure that
         our high safety standards are always met.                                             Acorn is very proud to support Action for                               Acorn is committed to changing children’s lives for the better, and
                                                                                                                                                                       with a little help we can reach many more young people. If you wish
         Coach Safety                                                                          Children, the UK’s leading children’s                                   to contribute to our support for the Action for Children, a voluntary
                                                                                                                                                                       donation of £1 per person will be added to your final invoice.
         • All coaches we use comply with strict UK                                            charity. Action for Children runs nearly                                All money raised goes directly to Action for Children enabling
           coaching regulations including:
         • 24 hour breakdown assistance
                                                                                               450 projects and works with nearly                                      the charity to continue make a positive difference to the lives
                                                                                                                                                                       of vulnerable children, young people and their families.
         • Full vehicle insurance cover                                                        170,000 vulnerable children, young                                      Your support can and will make a difference. Thank you!
         • Criminal Records Bureau check of all drivers                                        people and their families each year.                                    Action for Children is a Registered Charity (No 1097940/SC038092).
         • Seat belts fitted on all passenger seats (UK coaches)
                                                                                               Action for Children is committed to
         School Travel Forum                                                                   helping the most vulnerable children and
         We are assured members of the School Travel Forum, dedicated to promoting
         best practice and safety in school travel. All full members of the STF adhere to      young people in the UK break through
         a rigorous Code of Practice and safety management standards that are externally
         verified each year by leading Health and Safety consultants. The STF Code of
                                                                                               injustice, deprivation and inequality, so
         Practice provides assurances on safety provisions made by tour operators in           they can achieve their full potential.
         connection with third-party accommodation, transport and visits.




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     booking conditions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8. FORCE MAJEURE                                                                onto any transport or into any country due to failure on your part to        the operator. For your convenience we may list in your itinerary any
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Except where otherwise expressly stated in these booking conditions,            carry correct documentation such as a valid passport and relevant            of your own chosen excursions that you inform us of in advance,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      we regret we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where              visas. Please pay particular attention to passport and/or visa               and may arrange for your transport to and/or from such excursion sites.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the performance or prompt performance of our contractual obligations            requirements of countries through which you may be transiting.               This assistance is for your convenience only and does not suggest any
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      is prevented or affected by or you otherwise suffer any damage or               If you or any member of your party is not a British citizen or holds         responsibility or liability on our part for any those excursions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      loss (as more fully described in Clause 9) as a result of “force                a non British passport, or holds a non machine-readable British
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      majeure”. In these Booking Conditions, “force majeure” means any                passport, you must check passport and visa requirements with the             17. Flights
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      event which we or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not,         Embassy or Consulate of the country(ies) to or through which you             In accordance with EU Directive (EC) No 2111/2005 Article 9,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include war           are intending to travel. If failure to have any necessary travel or          we are required to bring to your attention the existence of a
     The following Booking Conditions together with the general                 We reserve the right to: (i) increase or decrease the prices of            levied by the airline concerned. As most airlines do not permit            or threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute,   other documents results in fines, surcharges or other financial              “Community list” which contains details of air carriers that are
     information contained in this brochure form the basis of your              unsold holidays at any time; (ii) correct mistakes in advertised,          name changes after tickets have been issued for any reason,                natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and all           penalty being imposed on us, you will be responsible for                     subject to an operating ban with the EU Community.
     contract with the Acorn Travel Group (a trading name of Acorn              quoted or confirmed prices;                                                these charges are likely to be the full cost of the flight.                similar events outside our control.                                             reimbursing us accordingly.                                                  The Community list is available for inspection at
     Venture Ltd.). Please read them carefully as they set out our              Prices include VAT calculated under the Tour Operators’ Margin             7. Changes and Cancellation by Us                                                                                                                                                                                                       europa.eu.int/comm/transport/air/safety/flywell_en.htm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9. Our Liability to You                                                         For all travel abroad we recommend you take FCO
     respective rights and obligations.                                         Scheme (TOMS), the conditions of which do not permit us to issue           We start planning the arrangements for all tours many months in            If the contract we have with you is not performed or is improperly              advice - www.fco.gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo.                                     In accordance with EU Regulations we are required to advise you of
     In these Booking Conditions, “you” means the Party Leader and              invoices showing VAT as a separate element, nor you to reclaim VAT.        advance. Occasionally, we have to make changes to and correct              performed by us or our suppliers we will pay you appropriate                                                                                                 the carrier(s) (or, if the carrier(s) is not known, the likely carrier(s))
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Information on health is contained in the Department of Health
     “your” means all persons named on the booking including anyone                                                                                        errors in the brochure, website and other details both before              compensation if this has affected the enjoyment of your travel                                                                                               that will operate your flight(s) at the time of booking. Where we are
                                                                                The price of your chosen holiday will be confirmed at the time                                                                                                                                                                        leaflet T6 (Health Advice for Travellers) available from your local
     who is added or substituted at a later date. “Acorn”, “we”, “us”                                                                                      and after bookings have been confirmed, and cancel confirmed               arrangements. However we will not be liable where any failure in                                                                                             only able to inform you of the likely carrier(s) at the time of booking,
                                                                                of booking.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Department of Health Office and most Post Offices. For European
     and “our” means Acorn Venture Ltd; Registered in England No.                                                                                          bookings. Whilst we always endeavour to avoid changes and                  the performance of the contract is due to: you; or a third party                                                                                             we shall inform you of the identity of the actual carrier(s) as soon as
                                                                                We reserve the right to make changes to, and correct errors in,                                                                                                                                                                       holidays, you should obtain a completed and issued EHIC CARD
     2319525; Registered address 10 Hagley Road, Stourbridge,                                                                                              cancellations, we must reserve the right to do so. Most changes            unconnected with the provision of the travel arrangements and                                                                                                we become aware of this. Any change to the operating carrier(s)
                                                                                advertised prices at any time before your holiday is confirmed.                                                                                                                                                                       (details in leaflet T6 referred to above) prior to departure.
     West Midlands, DY8 1PS.                                                                                                                               are minor. Occasionally, we have to make a “significant change”            where the failure is unforeseeable or unavoidable; or unusual and                                                                                            after your booking has been confirmed will be notified to you as
                                                                                If there are any changes to the published prices, these will be            before departure, such as: a change of accommodation to that of            unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences                When you book with us, you accept responsibility for any damage
     1. Making your booking                                                     confirmed at the time of booking. We will advise you of any error of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               soon as possible.
                                                                                                                                                           a lower official classification or standard for the whole or a major       of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been              or loss caused by the actions or inactions of you or any member of
     To make a booking, an online booking must be made, or our booking          which we are aware and of the then applicable price at the time of         part of the time you are away, a change of accommodation area              exercised; or an event which we or our suppliers, even with all due             your party. Full payment for any such damage or loss (including lost         We are not always in a position at the time of booking to confirm
     form must be completed. This must be signed by the first named             booking. Once the price of your chosen holiday has been confirmed          for the whole or a major part of the time you are away, a change           care, could not foresee or forestall.                                           keys) must be paid direct at the time to the accommodation owner             the flight timings which will be used in connection with your flight.
     person on the booking (“the Party Leader”). The Party Leader must          at the time of booking then, subject to the correction of errors,          of outward departure time or overall length of time you are away                                                                                           or manager or other supplier. If you fail to do so, you will be              The flight timings shown on this website and in our brochures and
     be at least 18 years of age and the Party Leader must guarantee            we will only increase or decrease the price, subject to the conditions                                                                                Our liability, except in cases involving death, injury or illness,
                                                                                                                                                           of twelve or more hours, alterations to your confirmed place of                                                                                            responsible for meeting any claims subsequently made against us              detailed on your confirmation invoice are for guidance only and are
     that he/she has the authority to accept and does accept on behalf of       set out in this clause, if our costs increase or decrease as a result of                                                                              shall be limited to a maximum of three times the cost of your travel
                                                                                                                                                           departure that add more than 100 miles to any single leg of your                                                                                           (together with our own and the other party’s full legal costs) as a          subject to alteration and confirmation. The latest timings will be
     the party the terms of these booking conditions. The completed and         transportation costs (e.g. fuel supplements, scheduled airfares and                                                                                   arrangements. Our liability will also be limited in accordance with
                                                                                                                                                           journey. If we have to make a significant change or cancel,                                                                                                result of your actions.                                                      shown on your tickets which will be despatched to you approximately
     signed Booking Form must then be sent to us together with the              any other airline surcharges which are part of the contract between                                                                                   and/or in an identical manner to:
                                                                                                                                                           we will tell you as soon as possible. If there is time to do so before                                                                                     12. Behaviour                                                                two weeks before departure. You must accordingly check your
     payments referred to below.                                                airlines (and their agents) and the tour operator) or dues, taxes or       departure, we will offer you the choice of the following options:-         The contractual terms of the companies that provide the                         The Party Leader is at all times responsible for the standards of            tickets very carefully immediately on receipt to ensure you have the
     Once we have received your online booking or your Booking Form             fees payable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or          (a) accepting the changed arrangements or                                  transportation for your travel arrangements. These terms are                                                                                                 correct flight times. It is possible that flight times may be changed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      behaviour of all members of the party.
     and all appropriate payments, we will, subject to availability, confirm    disembarkation fees at ports or airports increasing or decreasing.                                                                                    incorporated into this contract; and
                                                                                                                                                           (b) purchasing an alternative holiday from us, of a similar standard                                                                                       We expect all clients to have consideration for other people. If in our      even after tickets have been despatched - we will contact you as
     your holiday by issuing a Confirmation of Booking. If your booking         We will absorb increased costs up to a total amount equivalent             to that originally booked if available. We will offer you at least one     Any relevant international convention, for example the Montreal                 reasonable opinion or in the reasonable opinion of any other person          soon as possible if this occurs.
     was made within ten weeks of travel a contract will exist as soon          to 2% of the cost of your confirmed holiday (excluding insurance           alternative holiday of equivalent or higher standard for which you will    Convention in respect of travel by air, the Athens Convention in                in authority, you or any member of your party behaves in such a              Any change in the identity of the carrier or flight timings will not
     as we issue the confirmation. Otherwise, a contract will exist seven       premiums and any amendment charges). Only if the increased                 not be asked to pay any more than the price of the original holiday.       respect of travel by sea, the Berne Convention in respect of travel             way as to cause or be likely to cause danger, upset or distress to
     days after we issue this confirmation, giving you time to receive and      costs exceed this 2% will we ask you to pay the difference.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        entitle you to cancel or change to other arrangements without paying
                                                                                                                                                           If this holiday is in fact cheaper than the original one, we will refund   by rail and the Paris Convention in respect of the provision of                 any third party or damage to property, we are entitled, without
     understand in full these conditions. This contract is made on the          If any increase is greater than 10% of the cost of your holiday                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    our normal charges except where specified in these conditions.
                                                                                                                                                           the price difference. If you do not wish to accept the holiday we          accommodation, which limit the amount of compensation that you                  prior notice, to terminate the holiday of the person(s) concerned.
     terms of these booking conditions, which are governed by English           (excluding insurance premiums and any amendment charges),                  specifically offer you, you may choose any of our other then               can claim for death, injury, delay to passengers and loss, damage and           In this situation, the person(s) concerned will be required to leave         If an airline cancels a service on the route specified in your booking
     Law, and the jurisdiction of the English Courts. You may however,          you will be entitled to cancel your booking and receive a full refund      available holidays. You must pay the applicable price of any such          delay to luggage. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of any            the accommodation or other service. We will have no further                  we will attempt to make arrangements with an alternative airline
     choose the law and jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern Ireland if         of all monies paid to us (except for any amendment charges)                holiday. This will mean you paying more if it is more expensive            limitation of compensation contained in these or any conventions.               responsibility toward such person(s) including any return travel             and/or an alternative route.
     you are resident in either of these countries and wish to do so.           or alternatively purchase another holiday from us as referred to           or receiving a refund if it is cheaper, or                                                                                                                 arrangements. No refunds will be made and we will not pay any
     Changes to these Booking Conditions or the General Information             in www.inntravel.co.uk/conditions.htm clause 6 “Changes and                                                                                           Under EU law (Regulation 261/2004) you have rights in some                                                                                                   If the carrier with whom you have a confirmed reservation becomes
                                                                                                                                                           (c) cancelling or accepting the cancellation in which case you will        circumstances to refunds and/or compensation from your airline in               expenses or costs incurred as a result of the termination.                   subject to an operating ban as above as a result of which we/the
     shown in our brochure will only be valid if confirmed in writing.          Cancellations by Us”. You have 14 days from the issue date printed         receive a full and quick refund of all monies you have paid to us.
                                                                                on the surcharge invoice to tell us if you want to cancel for this                                                                                    cases of denied boarding, cancellation or delay to flights. Full details        13. Special Requests and Medical Problems                                    carrier are unable to offer you a suitable alternative the provisions
     If any information given on the confirmation or any other document                                                                                    Please note, the above options are not available where any change          of these rights will be publicised at EU airports and will also be              If you or any member of your party has any special request, you              of clause 7 (“Changes and cancellation by us”) will apply.
     appears to be incorrect or incomplete you must inform us as it may not     reason. If you do not tell us that you wish to cancel within this
                                                                                period of time, we are entitled to assume that you do not wish to          made is a minor one. If we have to make a significant change or            available from airlines. However reimbursement in such cases will not           must advise us at the time of booking and clearly note it on you
     be possible to make changes later. We regret that we cannot accept                                                                                                                                                               automatically entitle you to a refund of your holiday cost from us. Your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   18. Insurance
                                                                                cancel and will pay the surcharge. Any surcharge must be paid              cancel we will as a minimum where compensation is due pay you                                                                                              booking form. Although we will endeavour to pass any reasonable
     any liability if we are not notified of any inaccuracies in any document                                                                                                                                                         right to a refund and/or compensation from us is set out in clause 7.                                                                                        All guests travelling with us are required to have valid travel
                                                                                with the balance of the cost of the holiday or within 14 days of the       reasonable compensation depending on the circumstances and when                                                                                            requests on to the relevant supplier, we regret we cannot guarantee
     within ten days of our sending it out (or five days for tickets).                                                                                     the significant change or cancellation is notified to you subject to the   If any payments to you are due from us, any payment made to you                                                                                              insurance in place which is suitable for the travel and activities
                                                                                issue date printed on the surcharge invoice, whichever is the later.                                                                                                                                                                  any request will be complied with unless we have confirmed this in
                                                                                                                                                           following exceptions. Compensation will not be payable and no liability    by the airline will be deducted from this amount. If your airline does          writing. Confirmation that a special request has been noted or               booked. If we are arranging your insurance, details of the policy
     2. Consumer Protection                                                     A refund will only be payable if the decrease in our costs exceeds
     The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours                                                                                                beyond offering the above mentioned choices can be accepted                not comply with these rules you should complain to the Air Transport            passed on to the supplier or the inclusion of the special request on         included in your price will be supplied at the time of booking.
                                                                                2% as set out above. Where a refund is due, we will pay you the
     Regulations 1992 require us to provide security for the monies                                                                                        where (1) we are forced to make a change or cancel as a result of          Users' Council on 020 7240 6061 www.auc.org.uk                                  your confirmation or any other documentation is not confirmation             Please read the details carefully. It is your responsibility to ensure
                                                                                full amount of the decrease in our costs. Except as set out below,
     that you pay for the package holidays booked with us and for your                                                                                     unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control,                                                                                                that the request will be met unless and until specifically confirmed.        that the insurance cover is adequate for your needs, especially if
                                                                                we promise not to levy a surcharge within 30 days of departure,                                                                                       10. If You Have A Complaint
     repatriation in the event of our insolvency. We provide this security                                                                                 the consequences of which we could not have avoided even with                                                                                              All special requests are subject to availability. If you or any member       you participate in any activities not arranged by us.
                                                                                nor will refunds be paid during this period.                                                                                                          In the unlikely event that you have any reason to complain or
     by way of an ATOL (number 5525) administered by the Civil Aviation                                                                                    all due care or (2) we have to cancel because the minimum number           experience any problems with your holiday whilst away, you must                 of your party has any medical problem or disability which may affect         19. Photography
     Authority. The air holidays and flights in this brochure are ATOL          5. Changes by You                                                          of bookings necessary for us to operate your holiday has not been                                                                                          your holiday, please tell us before you confirm your booking so that
                                                                                Please read each of our booking documents carefully as soon as                                                                                        immediately inform the resort representative, Centre Manager,                                                                                                We regularly take photographs and videos for promotional and
     protected. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the CAA will ensure                                                                               reached - in this case we will notify you not later than 8 weeks before    hotelier, carrier, or other supplier in question. Any verbal notification       we can advise as to the suitability of the chosen arrangements.              training purposes; if you do not want you and/or your group
     that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money      received and contact us immediately if any information appears to be       departure. No compensation will be payable and the above options                                                                                           In any event, you must give us full details in writing at the time of
                                                                                incorrect or incomplete as it may not be possible to make changes later.                                                                              must be put in writing and given to them as soon as possible. If the                                                                                         members to appear in these you must inform us in advance
     you have paid to us for an advance booking. For further information,                                                                                  will not be available if we cancel as a result of your failure to comply   complaint or problem is not resolved to your satisfaction straight away,        booking. If we reasonably feel unable to properly accommodate the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   of your departure.
     visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk.                                 If you should wish at any time to change your arrangements in any          with any requirement of these booking conditions entitling us to           you must contact us with full details by telephone or fax as soon as            particular needs of the person concerned, we must reserve the right
                                                                                way, for example your chosen departure date or accommodation,              cancel (such as paying on time) or if the change made is a minor one.                                                                                      to decline their reservation or, if full details are not given at the time   20. This brochure
     The price of our air holiday packages includes the amount of £1 per                                                                                                                                                              possible, or at least within 48 hours. Until we know about a problem
                                                                                we will do our utmost to accommodate your request(s) but this may          A minor change is any change which, taking account of the                  or complaint, we cannot assist and therefore cannot be held liable.             of booking, cancel when we become aware of these details.                    We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the information
     person as part of the ATOL Protection Contribution (APC) we pay to
                                                                                not always be possible. You must confirm in writing any requests           information you have given us at the time of booking or which              If you remain dissatisfied by our response, however, you must write                                                                                          contained within this brochure is accurate and relevant to your
     the CAA. This charge is shown separately on your confirmation invoice.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           14. Conditions of Suppliers
                                                                                for changes to be made. We reserve the right to make a £25                 we can reasonably be expected to know as a tour operator,                  to us within 28 days of your return to the UK giving your booking                                                                                            booking, however please understand that sometimes we print our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Many of the services which make up your tour arrangements are
     All other bookings are protected through the ABTA bond scheme.             amendment charge per change per booking form and will pass                 we could not reasonably expect to have a significant effect on your                                                                                                                                                                     brochures up to 20 months in advance of providing the services.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      reference and full details of your complaint.                                   provided by independent suppliers. Those suppliers provide these
     We are a Member of ABTA, membership number v3629.                          on to you any costs we incur from our suppliers in making the              confirmed holiday. Except as set out above, we will in addition,                                                                                                                                                                        We therefore may make changes to the brochure after its
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by                 services in accordance with their own terms and conditions.
     3. Payment                                                                 alteration(s) requested. You should be aware that these costs              where appropriate, pay you any reasonable proven costs and expenses                                                                                                                                                                     publication. If we do so, we will communicate these changes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ABTA’s Code of Conduct. We can also offer you an arbitration                    Some of these terms and conditions may limit or exclude the
     You are responsible for making all payments to us. Please note             are likely to increase the closer to the departure date that changes       you incur as a result of a cancellation by us. Very rarely, we may be                                                                                                                                                                   to you in writing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      scheme for the resolution of disputes arising out of, or in connection          supplier’s liability to you, usually in accordance with applicable
     that, if you are paying via your Local Authority, governing body,          are made. Please note that in some cases (e.g. budget airlines)            forced by "force majeure" (see www.inntravel.co.uk/conditions.htm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      with this contract. Further information on the Code and arbitration             International Conventions, and may affect your rights to                     If you wish to receive a copy of this brochure in another format
     central agency, or similar, it is important that you make any              amendment charges (including ticket name changes) can                      clause 8) to change or terminate your holiday after departure but
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      compensation. Copies of the relevant parts of these terms                    which is more accessible to you please contact us. For example,
                                                                                exceed the initial costs.                                                  before the scheduled end of your time away. This is extremely unlikely     can be found on ABTA’s website www.abta.com
     necessary arrangements to ensure that all payments reach us                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and conditions are available on request from ourselves or the
                                                                                                                                                           but if this situation does occur, we regret we will be unable to make                                                                                                                                                                   we will be happy to provide the brochure in electronic format,
     within the time limits below, and inform us immediately you                6. Cancellation by You                                                                                                                                The arbitration scheme is arranged by ABTA and administered                     supplier concerned.
                                                                                                                                                           any refunds (unless we obtain any refunds from our suppliers) pay          independently by IDRS, part of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.                                                                                       which will be scalable on screen or printable in a larger version,
     know this might not be possible.                                           Should you, or any member of your party, need to cancel your
                                                                                                                                                           you any compensation or be responsible for any costs or expenses                                                                                           This brochure is our responsibility, as your tour operator. It is not        and also which will be compatible with text-to-speech conversion
                                                                                chosen holiday once it has been confirmed, you must immediately                                                                                       It provides for a simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on
     In order to confirm your chosen holiday, a deposit of £25 per paying                                                                                  incurred by you as a result.                                                                                                                               issued on behalf of, and does not commit any independent                     on a personal computer.
                                                                                advise us in writing. Your notice of cancellation will only be effective                                                                              documents alone with restricted liability on you in respect of costs.
     party member for coach tours or £100 per paying party member for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 organisations/suppliers/carriers whose services are featured in it.
                                                                                when it is received in writing by us at our offices. As we incur costs     NB. If you have booked a flight through us and your flight is              Full details will be provided on request or can be obtained from the                                                                                         21. Data Protection
     air tours (or full payment if booking within ten weeks of departure)
                                                                                from the time we confirm your booking and may be unable to                 cancelled or delayed, your flight ticket is downgraded or boarding         ABTA website.                                                                   15. Delay                                                                    Please be assured that we have measures in place to protect the
     must be paid at the time of booking. In order to secure particular
                                                                                re-sell your holiday, the following cancellation charges will always be    is denied by your airline in circumstances which would entitle you                                                                                         On occasions flights, coach journeys, or ferry crossings may                 personal booking information held by us. This information will be
     flight fares, or non-refundable elements of tour payable by us to                                                                                                                                                                The scheme does not apply to claims for an amount greater than
                                                                                payable. Where the cancellation charge is shown as a percentage,           to claim compensation against the airline under EC Regulation No                                                                                           be delayed or altered due to circumstances outside our control.              passed on to the principal and to the relevant suppliers of your
     suppliers, we may require a higher deposit than normal to be                                                                                                                                                                     £5,000 per person. There is also a limit of £25,000 per booking
                                                                                this is calculated on the basis of the total cost payable by the           261/2004 - the Denied Boarding Regulations 2004, you must                                                                                                  It will be the responsibility of the individual airline or cross-channel     travel arrangements. The information may also be provided to public
     paid at the time of booking. We will advise you of this before you                                                                                                                                                               form. Neither does it apply to claims which are solely in respect of
                                                                                person(s) cancelling excluding insurance premiums and amendment            pursue the airline for the compensation due to you. All sums you                                                                                           operator to offer refreshments depending on the length of the delay.
     confirm your booking. A second deposit of 30% of the total                                                                                                                                                                       physical injury or illness or their consequences. The scheme can                                                                                             authorities such as customs or immigration if required by them,
                                                                                charges. These cancellation charges are payable by you whether             receive or are entitled to receive from the airline concerned by virtue                                                                                    Airlines and cross-channel operators do not offer compensation for
     booking price is due 8 weeks after confirmation of booking.                                                                                                                                                                      however deal with compensation claims which include an element                                                                                               or as required by law. Certain information may also be passed to
                                                                                or not you have already paid a sufficient amount to us in deposits.        of these Regulations represent the full amount of your entitlement                                                                                         inconvenience, loss of holiday time or delayed arrival in the UK due
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      of minor injury or illness subject to a limit of £1,000 on the amount                                                                                        security or credit checking companies. We will only pass your
     Deposit payments are not refundable, except where stated otherwise                                                                                    to compensation or any other payment arising from such                                                                                                     to flight delays. Similarly we are unable to make any compensatory
                                                                                Period before departure                         Cancellation charge                                                                                   the arbitrator can award per person in respect of this element.                                                                                              information on to persons responsible for your travel arrangements.
     in these booking conditions. However, in some circumstances they                                                                                      cancellation, delay, downgrading or denied boarding. This includes                                                                                         payments or provide refunds for any unused holiday accommodation
     can be reclaimed under the terms of some insurance policies,               within which written                            per person cancelling                                                                                 The application for arbitration and Statement of Claim must be                  or facilities, missed connections or additional losses or expenses           This applies to any sensitive information that you give us such as
                                                                                                                                                           any disappointment, distress, inconvenience or effect on any other
     less any excess which applies.                                             notification of cancellation                                                                                                                          received by IDRS within nine months of the date of return from                  due to an extended delay, including unexpected road traffic delays,          details of any disabilities or dietary / religious requirements. If we
                                                                                                                                                           arrangements. The fact a delay may entitle you to cancel your flight
                                                                                is received by us                                                                                                                                     the holiday.                                                                    on the outward and/or homeward points of departure. Insurance                cannot pass this information to the relevant suppliers we maybe
     The full remaining balance must be received by us not less than                                                                                       does not automatically entitle you to cancel any other arrangements
                                                                                                                                                           even where those arrangements have been made in conjunction                                                                                                policies sometimes provide some cover in the event of such delays.           unable to provide your booking. In making this booking you consent
     10 weeks prior to your departure date. This date will be shown on          70 days or more                                 All deposits due only                                                                                 11. Your responsibilities
                                                                                                                                                           with your flight. We have no liability to make any payment to you                                                                                                                                                                       to this information being passed on to the relevant persons.
     the Confirmation of Booking. Reminders are not normally sent.              22 to 69 days                                   75% of total cost                                                                                     Bookings are accepted on the understanding that all persons                     16. Safety Standards and excursions
                                                                                                                                                           in relation to the Denied Boarding Regulations or in respect of                                                                                                                                                                         Full details of our data protection policy are available upon request.
     If you do not pay your second deposits or final payment by the             0 to 21 days                                    100% of total cost                                                                                    travelling are normally in good health and able to fulfil the physical          The requirements and standards of the country in which any services
                                                                                                                                                           any flight cancellation or delay, downgrading of any flight ticket or      demands of the chosen holiday. Please do not take risks while on an                                                                                          We will never pass any of your information on to third parties for
     dates specified this will be a breach of the contract between us           Depending on the reason for cancellation, you may be able to reclaim                                                                                                                                                                  are supplied are those which apply to those services. As a general
     entitling us to consider the booking as cancelled by you and to                                                                                       denial of any boarding as the full amount of your entitlement to any       activity or skiing holiday. In the interests of safety, you must follow the     rule these requirements and standards will not be the same as in the         marketing or other commercial purposes.
                                                                                these cancellation charges, less any applicable excess, under the
     apply cancellation charges as set out in these booking conditions.                                                                                    compensation or other payment (as dealt with above) is covered             guidance in our notes, as well as that provided by any of our staff,            UK and may sometimes be lower. Adventurous activities operated               Acorn Venture Ltd. March 2009.
                                                                                terms of an insurance policy. Claims must be made direct to the
                                                                                                                                                           by the airline’s obligations under the Denied Boarding Regulations.        agents, suppliers or indeed anybody on our behalf; comply with any              by us will always comply with UK standards.
     This means that if we have not received your full payment before           insurance company. If any member of your party is prevented from
                                                                                                                                                           If, for any reason, you do not claim against the airline and make a        local codes of conduct, follow the Country Code, and act sensibly
     the departure date you will not be able to travel.                         travelling, that person may transfer their place to someone else                                                                                                                                                                      Excursions or other tours that you may choose to book or pay
                                                                                                                                                           claim for compensation from us, you must, at the time of payment           and prudently at all times.
     4. The cost of your holiday                                                providing we are notified not less than two weeks before departure.        of any compensation to you, make a complete assignment to us                                                                                               for whilst you are on holiday are not part of your package holiday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of all           provided by us. For any excursion or other tour that you book,
     The prices shown in our brochure were calculated on 4th March              Where a transfer to a person of your choice can be made, all costs         of the rights you have against the airline in relation to the claim that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      necessary travel and health documents before departure. All costs               your contract will be with the operator of the excursion or tour and not
     2009 on the basis of known costs and exchange rate of                      and charges incurred by us and/or incurred or imposed by any of            gives rise to that compensation payment. If your airline does not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      incurred in obtaining such documentation must be paid by you.                   with us. We are not responsible for the provision of the excursion or
     £1 = Euro 1.1226, and £1 = $1.409 as shown in the                          our suppliers as a result must be paid before the transfer can be          comply with these rules you should complain to the Air Transport
     Financial Times Guide to World Currencies’ on that date.                   affected. For flight inclusive bookings, you must pay the charges          Users’ Council on 020 7240 6061 www.auc.org.uk.                            We regret we cannot accept any liability if you are refused entry               tour or for anything that happens during the course of its provision by




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