Anyone who has traveled across the channel by ferry, to Calais, Le Havre or Cherbourg perhaps, will probably be able to recall the excitement of arrival in France, having to get used to driving on the other side of the road and then enjoying the chance to explore a different country for the first time.
If your one of those parents, in fact any parent of teenage children, you'll be acutely aware of the constant battle with your beloved offspring requesting them to remove their faces from the electronic device clasped firmly in front of them.
Christened “The Memory Factory”, as it just keeps churning out unique and special experiences, the Château certainly made a big impression on Mark Wolens and his family when they spent a week there on a Family Adventure Holiday.
Family Adventure Holidays flagship property, the Château de la Baudonnière in Normandy has received a glowing endorsement in the Guardian travel section. In Ben Lerwill's article, appearing late last month, he reviews a most enjoyable week for him and his family at the Château.
If you're driving through France this summer you'll probably already be aware, but just in case we wanted to let you know that France has introduced ‘clean air’ windscreen stickers, as a legal requirement when driving through Paris, Lyon and Grenoble. This is enforceable from 31st March 2017.
Today is the Vernal Equinox in the Untied Kingdom, signifying the start of spring, and although the weather is still pretty miserable, the team at Family Adventure Holidays are delighted to announce the launch of our new adventure centre.
As we all look forward to Christmas with our family it's sometimes easy to forget about the plight of others across the world. The situation in Syria has been particularly distressing in 2016 and as a result, our Managing Director Nigel English and his wife Lisa have been helping the charity UK Action for Refugees with their latest appeal.
In the final part of the (not so) secret diary of Sally, there are lots of games and some emotional farewells! Many thanks to Sally for her entertaining writing and congratulations on winning diary of the year!
In the second part of the (not so) secret diary of Sally, we hear about an educational walk to Mont St Michel and some fancy-dress fireside antics. Look out for the final part of Sally's award-winning diary next week!
In August 2016, Sally and Ian, their 9 year old daughter and 8 year old son visited the Château de la Baudonnière on a Family Adventure Holiday. Across the week, Sally kept a diary of her family's experiences and having submitted it to us, has been awarded first prize in our 'Château diary of the year' competition.
Families can save almost 30% on an action-packed holiday in the south of France this summer. We've reduced the cost of our week-long Ardèche Adventure which includes a thrilling two-day canoe descent of the spectacular Ardèche gorge.
School’s out and we’re off on our holidays in a few weeks! This year our family has opted for a week at the tantalisingly named Château de la Baudonnière in the stunning Normandy countryside in France. I’m so excited about this holiday on many levels. Right now, after a frantic summer term, all the family needs is a break.
Family Adventure Holidays are very pleased to announce that we are now accredited by the Royal Yachting Association for all our sailing sports at our Mediterranean Beach Centre in Argelès-sur-Mer, France.
We welcome large adult and family groups here at Family Adventure Holidays and are always happy to discuss and agree special rates for larger groups. A larger group is a party of 4 or more families or 15 persons travelling together. Please contact Nick Goddard in our group department on 01273 827333 to discuss your requirements.
Family Adventure Holiday's best kept secret – the eco woodland village nestled in the beautiful grounds of the Chateau de la Baudonniere in the region of La Manche in Normandy has been featured in a Telegraph article listing the best UK and Europe glamping holidays!
Treat the kids to some high-adrenaline waterborne action in France. Described as ‘the ultimate family white-water canoeing adventure’, the holiday features a thrilling two-day canoe descent of the spectacular Ardèche gorge.
The sun just peeped from behind a cloud for about thirty seconds a few moments ago. It’s gone again and I’m wondering when I’ll see some proper sunshine again this year… Around this time of year I always obsess about sun and holidays – most of us do.
The online publication Beau Travel Magazine have recently featured the fantastic Woodland Village, at Family Adventure Holidays' Château de la Baudonnière in Normandy. The new eco-friendly homes enjoy a magical natural setting, tucked away among trees close to a river and lake within the 100-acre grounds of the Château.
If it’s a cold winters day in January where you are you may well be dreaming of a fantastic summer adventure for you and your family. Now is the time to get that holiday booked as Family Adventure Holidays are offering a 10% discount on all bookings made before by January 31st.
Remember me; I’m the unadventurous mum who went on a Family Adventure Holiday to Argelès sur Mer in the summer of 2014 and found her inner waterbabe. The one that was amazed at all the watersporting fun we had as a family. And, the one who came home a hero in her children’s eyes.
I grew up in a family of six scousers where privacy was an alien concept and the idea of sharing “special time” with my hard working parents was as rare as a Tranmere Rovers’ hat trick. Now that I have my own offspring consisting of that dreaded term ‘an only child” I am finding that much to my surprise small...
A great time was had by all on our Normandy Adventure at Chateau de la Baudonniere as Tricia, her extended family and her friends enjoyed a week together celebrating her 40th birthday. Here is one of the videos that we made of the week.
The Benson family group of over 15 families have had fantastic Normandy adventures with us in 2010, 2011 and 2012 at Chateau de la Baudonniere and in 2014 are coming back to La Grand Ferme for another great week.
Beaches abound, from the busy, easy access river spots to the ones you see from the road and then scramble...View all attractions
Check out what people are saying about our adventure holidays on Trip Advisor.