We are sadly not operating the Mont Saint-Michel adventure this year, but you can book now for 2021. If you are looking for a family adventure this year, our Opal Coast Explorer and Ardèche Adventure Kayak Expedition have spaces available this summer.
Located in the village of La Fougeray, Normandy our Mont Saint-Michel multi-activity holiday is based at our La Grand Ferme centre. This holiday is great for families. All activities, excursions (some transport is required) and meals are included, with beer/wine/cider served with dinner and into the evening. We have designed a fantastic programme of on-site activities and excursions to local attractions including a bay walk to Mont Saint-Michel, where you can experience quicksand and a visit to the D Day Landing Beaches.
Multi-Activity holiday for all of the family at our La Grand Ferme centre
La Grande Ferme has located just 2 km from the coast and situated in the rural village of Le Fougeray, between Granville and Avranches in Normandy.
Based in three acres of private grounds with views of Mont Saint-Michel, the main house and barn were built around 1780 out of stone from an abbey destroyed during the Revolution. The property comprises of the main house and gîte which can accommodate approximately 12 families, a games room with an adult lounge on the mezzanine floor, and two Mongolian Yurts. All contained within private fields and an orchard.
This holiday is focused around action and adventure the whole family can enjoy. We have designed a family-friendly adventure programme which includes climbing, archery, bike tours and river kayaking as well as onsite activities such as sports tournaments, aqua gym, french cooking and samba drumming. Older kids can make full use of the well equipped sports courts and beach volley ball facilities while younger kids love petting the animals and playing in the pool.
One of the most memorable highlights of this trip is a guided walk to Mont Saint-Michel, a UNESCO world heritage site, which offers amazing views across the sand at low tide plus the unique opportunity to experience quicksand for yourself.
The main house and gîte
All family rooms have private shower/toilet facilities. The bedrooms themselves are basic dormitory-style made up of bunk beds and plastic cartons for clothes storage. Some of our rooms contain double beds - please ask at the time of booking. Families either stay together in large family rooms or can pay a little extra to have two rooms.
Linen is provided but you will need to bring your own towels. Tea & coffee facilities can be found in many of the communal areas.
More outdoorsy families can enjoy staying in one of our 2 traditional Mongolian yurts. Linen is provided but you will need to bring your own towels.
We have designed and tested a programme of action-packed activities to suit families with children aged 6 and above. The bay walk to Mont Saint-Michel is a firm favourite and includes a unique quicksand adventure, while the excursion to the D-Day Landing beaches is much loved trip for the whole family.
Children will enjoy climbing, archery, bike tours and canoeing and a huge variety of fun activities to keep them entertained. Every week there's a walk to Mont Saint- Michel offering amazing views across the sand at low tide and the chance to experience quicksand. The farm itself is extensive with grounds to explore, heated outdoor swimming pool, sand volleyball court, petanque court and all weather sports courts.
Children can enjoy activities such as bike trips, archery, aeroball and climbing.
Adults can enjoy activities such as bike trips, home ball, French cooking and water polo or relax by the pool
The whole family can enjoy a guided bay walk to Mont Saint-Michel (includes quicksand experience) a day trip to the D-Day landing beaches, canoeing and water gym.
The evening becomes more relaxed with pre-dinner drinks enjoyed by all, followed by the evening meal. Often the adults can be found playing Pétanque, a game of cards or chilling in the hammocks whilst the children continue to enjoy exploring the grounds with their new friends or making use of the sports facilities.
Learn French songs and sing along while mixing, kneading and baking your prized le pain. Experience tells us it's not only the children who get covered in flour during this activity...
After the obligatory safety talk, families will learn how to shoot arrows in our purpose built archery arena. The session is finished off with a balloon shooting competition. Our qualified staff will teach you how to perfect your target skills and ensure your children will become little robin hoods.
On our own purpose-built climbing wall, you will take it in turns to climb whilst those not climbing will encourage and coach alongside our qualified instructors. The easy part of abseiling comes after you have reached the top of the tower! All ages enjoy this session and after you’ll feel a great sense of achievement. Harnesses, helmets and other necessary safety equipment are supplied by the château.
Arromanches & D-Day landing beaches
This makes for a full day out for the family by combining the beautiful Normandy coastline with a variety of interesting historical sites. Arromanches was at the heart of the D-Day landings and the 360° cinema located on the clifftops dominates the remnants of one of the two artificial Mulberry harbours set up by the Allies (entrance included).
Aeroball is another of our very popular activities, among adults and children alike – it is a totally unique trampoline-basketball-volleyball game, suitable for all ages. It is played by two teams of two, who are guided by their team members.
Outdoor swimming pool
The heated outdoor swimming pool provides endless hours of enjoyment for all. Activities range from water gym and water polo to pool party.
Adults tend to be found playing a game of Molky or just enjoying a glass of wine and chatting to fellow guests. Children use up the last of their energy either exploring the grounds, using the sports facilities or joining an activity run by one of our animateurs.
Guided bay expedition and quicksand experience
Gear up for an unforgettable guided barefoot trek across the stunning bay that surrounds Mont Saint-Michel. Woody, our local expert, will show you and your family how to sink (and escape!) from the quicksand in the bay.
Find us at La Grand'Ferme, Le Fougeray, Bacilly, 50530, France
Most of our families opt to self-drive via a ferry channel crossing or Eurotunnel but you can also fly. We've listed the top travel options.
P&O Ferries - Dover - Calais: offers great value crossings for driving to Normandy. The Grande Ferme is approximately 4.5-hours' drive from Calais.
Brittany Ferries - Portsmouth - Caen and Cherbourg: La Grande Ferme is just over an hour from Caen and between one and 1.5 hours' from Cherbourg.
Stansted or East Midlands to Dinard Airport in Normandy, France is around 1 hour from La Grande Ferme.
Eurotunnel offers the fastest channel crossing: La Grande Ferme is approximately 4.5-hours' drive from Calais.
2021 Holiday weeks 24 - 31 July / 31 July - 7 August / 7 - 14 August / 14 - 21 August / 21 - 28 August
Adult (16+ yrs)
Child (6-15 yrs)
Family Bunk Bed Room
Super saver holiday week 15 - 22 August
Adult (16+ yrs)
Child (6-15 yrs)
Family Bunk Bed Room
Upgrade your room
Family Room with Double Bed
Total family price + £100
Family Duo (2 rooms close to each other - one with double bed)
Total family price + £150
Total family price + £120
This is an all-inclusive holiday
7 nights’ accommodation in family rooms, family duo rooms or yurts
Fantastic 6 days of activities to suit families with older children (6+ yrs)
An all-inclusive package with all meals plus tea, coffee and squash provided throughout the day. There is a civilised amount of wine and our own cider served with dinner and throughout the evening
Experienced instruction through our qualified instructors
Excursions to Mont Saint-Michel and the D-Day Landing Beaches
Fully comprehensive travel insurance at £25 per person
Our seafood extravaganza evening which includes the delights of langoustines, oysters, lobster, snails ...... £25 per person
Extras to budget for
Travel to Normandy, Channel crossing and tolls
Mont Saint-Michel Multi-Activity - Holiday gallery
Adult price based on full board & activities for family of 4
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