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Celebrate together - tailor-made breaks for large family groups

Have the whole place! Tailor-made holidays for large family groups with exclusive use of our family hotel in the Côte d'Opale region of Northern France. Availability for sole occupancy for large groups between September 2021 and April 2022.

Want to spend some quality time with your family, build memories together, or even celebrate something special with the entire family? Well, this could be what you are looking for, a tailor-made family break giving your whole family sole use of our Hotel Moulin aux Draps in France. This multi-generational short break doesn’t just mean grandparents, parents and kids, it means the WHOLE family, aunts, uncles, cousins and even the dog! We want everyone to feel included.

The opportunity for your large family to have exclusive use of our small but beautiful 3* Hotel Moulin aux Draps, conveniently located only 45 minutes from Calais, in the wonderful French countryside. Uniquely, for multi-generational families, our hotel offers you a little touch of luxury, with en-suite hotel rooms for all and the typical French cuisine we all expect and love, served in our delightful restaurant overlooking the grounds.

The hotel is perfect for groups celebrating a special family occasion, birthday or retirement. Our chefs are experienced in catering for weddings, birthdays and pretty much any special occasion.

Services and facilities at your exclusive use include a games room, function room, dedicated evening activities hosted by us, separate children’s dinner if required, hotel bar and lounge, plus 21 acres of car-free countryside to explore and of course our team, who all speak English and are accustomed to welcoming English guests. We even serve bacon and eggs every morning, along with the continental breakfast.

We want you to enjoy yourselves whilst you are staying with us and so we offer a wide range of “pick n mix” activities to suit family members of all ages.From adventure actvitvities, such as sand yachting and high ropes, to excursions for all the family to enjoy such as Nausicaa aquarium, Boulogne-Sur-Mer and Le Touquet. 

We will help take the hassle out of planning and organising the perfect family short break!






Activities included at the hotel

Once you've taken a look at the ancient watermill after which the Moulin is named, strolled along the river or explored the 21 acres of grounds we have a choice of onsite activities to keep you and your family amused:

  • Karaoke
  • Table tennis
  • Table football
  • Rounders
  • Cricket
  • Boules
  • Make a giant catapult
  • Cheese and wine evening

If you've got younger children in your group we can also organise a separate children’s dinner and supervised evening kids club while the grown ups enjoy evening dinner or a drink in the bar.

More than just accommodation!

We use our local knowledge to offer unique and cultural local experiences to suit the diverse needs and interests of your family. Here are some examples of the activities we can organise in the local area to create a bespoke holiday just for your group.     


Exploring the local area

A day for adventure

We take the hassle out of planning and organising the perfect family trip! Tell us about your family and we'll help create a bespoke break for your group.

Short break suggestions at Moulin aux Draps

We want you to do as much or as little with us on your stay, below shows you some ideas of what you can do no matter the length of your stay. 

Day 1 - Arrive in the afternoon, settle into the hotel and explore our grounds. Relax in our bar before your evening meal with all the family, followed by activities such as a table tennis competition to playing a good old fashion board game.

Day 2 - After a leisurely breakfast head for *Nausicaa, Europe's largest aquarium. Return to the hotel for an afternoon tea and to enjoy yourselves with a game of table football, then head to the sundeck for a drink before your evening family meal.

Day 3 -Day of thrills at the *Opalaventure high ropes course, followed by a walk around a small village to collect some local produce for an evening meal. Return to the hotel and learn how to be a sous chef by creating your very own French cuisine with our chef.

Day 4 - A morning of history exploring *La Coupole Centre D'Histoire WW2 Museum. Return to the hotel to relax in our lounge area for more tea and cake and to wander around the ground before your evening meal.

Day 5 – Leisurely breakfast and depart for home


Activities are not included in the basic price. Please contact us for a bespoke quote for your group trip,


The accommodation

You will stay at our 3-star hotel, Moulin aux Draps, located near the market town of Desvres which is famous for its pottery.

The hotel Moulin aux Draps is a charming, modern, three-star hotel tucked away in the peaceful countryside of the Pas-de-Calais, near the town Desvres in Northern France. The hotel has a games room, relaxing bar area, sun terrace and 22 acres of grounds for all to wander around and a choice of en suite rooms for your group. 

Self drive & transport options

Desvres is traditional market town, renowned for its blue and white ceramic ware, and located just 45 minutes from Calais on the French Opal Coast. So quick and easy to reach by car, the hotel is the perfect location for a family celebration, long weekend or midweek break. 

Or if you prefer, we can also organise your group transport including coach or minibus hire, return travel and channel crossing so your whole group can sit back and enjoy the trip together. Just give us a call to run through the options and prices. 



2 nights from £160 per adult with breakfast & evening meal

We are offering sole occupancy of our accommodation for large group short breaks between September 2021 and April 2022.

Self-drive prices for a two night stay start from just £160 per adult and £100 per child.

This fantastic price includes half-board accommodation and sole use of the hotel and its amenities for groups of 20-50 staying midweek or weekends for a minimum of 2 nights. 

Half-board meals include continental or cooked breakfast and three choices of evening meal.

Activities and transport are not included in the base price. We can also help you build a bespoke itinerary to meet all the family needs and organise transport including return travel and channel crossing as required. Contact us for a quote for your bespoke holiday.



So, what does a large family, short break include?

  • Long weekends and midweek breaks with the whole family in France (minimum 2 nights stay) 
  • Choice of dates for your large family gathering from September to April
  • Sole use of the hotel accommodation and facilities for groups of 20 to 50 
  • Choice of en-suite single, double and family rooms 
  • No need to cook! Half board with hot & continental breakfast and three choices for dinner
  • Exclusive use of all hotel facilities and your choice of onsite organised actvities to keep the whole family amused
  • Ground floor rooms with wheelchair and disabled access available
  • Dog friendly 
  • Bespoke itinerary planning service - we take the hassle out of organising the perfect family trip with an exciting pick n mix of local excursions to choose from  
  • Self-drive rates from just £160 per adult and £100 per child for accommodation, breakfast and evening meal
  • Transport options available including return travel and channel crossing for your whole group - just contact us for a quote


£160 pp
Adult half board price for 2 nights on exclusive basis  
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