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  • All ages welcome
  • Self led excursions & evening kids club
  • 3 star hotel ,
  • Half board restaurant meals
  • Dog-friendly

The Opal Coast Explorer

New for 2020! The Opal Coast Explorer is a bespoke family break, just a short hop across the Channel, which includes a three-course evening meal and supervised evening kids activities with the Family Adventure Holidays team. The Opal Coast Explorer is designed just for your family. The stunning Opal Coast area of Northern France has plenty to offer and our team can arrange all your excursions or provide tips and advice on getting the most from your trip. This is a four night trip running from Monday to Friday over the school summer holiday.

New for 2020, the Opal Coast Explorer is designed for families who would prefer a French trip located a little closer to home this summer. Located at our 3* Hotel Moulin aux Draps, the Opal Coast Explorer offers a little touch of luxury with en-suite hotel family rooms and restaurant standard dining.

Unlike our usual adventure holidays which offer a set activity schedule, we will put together a fun break just for you, where you can explore the Opal Coast region as a family each day, rather than holidaying in a large mixed group. 

We will suggest and organise an itinerary featuring local activities and excursions which everyone will love, then each evening, we will entertain the kids so that you can relax and enjoy a wonderful three-course meal in our popular restaurant. Because there will be other families around, the holiday will retain our unique social atmosphere, but with less mixing than usual.

Based at our 3* Hotel Moulin aux Draps, this family break offers luxury en-suite accommodation and supervised kids evening activities so parents have time to enjoy their three course French meal in peace.
Set in 22 acres of beautiful French countryside and overlooking an ancient watermill there is plenty of outdoor space where the kids can roam. The hotel has a large sunny dining terrace, a pay bar and games room where the whole family can still enjoy a social atmosphere and the company of like-minded families.  

The Moulin au Draps is licensed to welcome guests under the current social distancing rules in France, which means that capacity is limited and we can only accommodate eight families per break.  

There is plenty to do in the beautiful Opal Coast area of Northern France and we will use our experience of hosting families at the Moulin au Draps to organise a bespoke itinerary to suit your family's needs.

Pick some of our family favourites or chose to spend your time enjoying the vast sandy beaches dotted along the Opal Coast such as Le Touquet, Wissant, Boulogne-Sur-Mer, Berck-sur-Mer, Wimereux and Hardelot.

This sample itinerary gives a flavour of what's on offer.


Arrive in the afternoon, settle into the hotel and explore the grounds. Children's meal at 5.30pm followed by supervised kid's club  allowing parents to enjoy a welcome aperitif and three-course dinner (choice of 2 menus).


After breakfast head for Nausicaa, Europe's largest aquarium, followed by a thrilling afternoon learning to master sand yachting. Return to the hotel for adult meal and kids club in the evening.


A day of thrills at the Opalaventure high ropes course followed by the

Parc Bagatelle theme park. Adults' evening meal at 7pm and kids club until 9.30pm.


A morning of history exploring La Coupole WW11 Museum in Saint Omer followed by a relaxing afternoon on one of the Opal Coast's stunning beaches or family fun on the Rando Rail Railway. Return to the hotel for final three course meal and kids club.


Time to say goodbye to new-found friends before departing the hotel for your short drive to Calais and return crossing to the UK.


Download our brochure for more about what to do in the local area.

So quick and easy to reach by car.

The Opal Coast Explorer is based in the Pas de Calais region of Northern France, making it the perfect break for families who would prefer a trip a little closer to home this summer. 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 Eurotunnel to Calais costs around £182 return and takes approximately 35 minutes. The Dover ferry is a similar price and takes about around 90 minutes.

Allow about 45 minutes to drive to Hotel Moulin aux Draps from Calais.

£270 per adults, £200 per child, half board including free evening kids club.

This is a four night break for families.

Holidays run from Monday to Friday with departure dates between 20 July and 24 August 2020.

We can only accommodate up to eight families per week, so this holiday is offered on a first come first served basis.

  • 4 x nights accommodation in comfortable ensuite family rooms at our 3* hotel, Moulin aux Draps
  • Half board meals, including a three course evening meal for parents prepared by our French chef
  • Free excursion booking service
  • Separate children’s dinner and supervised evening kids club with the Family Adventure Holidays team until 9.30pm


£270 pp
Adult price staying half board with evening kids club  
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