Loving The French Family Action
Whether it’s face-painting and bread-making for the tots or raft-building and t-shirt designing for the teens, there’s an activity to please your whole family on a Family Adventure Holidays break (01273-803030; www.familyadventureholidays.com). And with clay pigeon-shooting and cider tastings also laid on, we parents aren’t forgotten either.
The family fun takes place on the Normandy Chateau Adventure , centred around the 200-year-old Chateau de la Baudonniere close to the coast near Avranches. The chateau’s 100-acre grounds complete with forest, river and lake provide the setting for an all-inclusive week of activities, tailored to different age groups. They include circus skills, a mini-farm, aeroball, archery, climbing and kayaking. Families get together to enjoy country and coastal bike rides, ‘It’s A Knockout’-style tournaments and evening entertainment.
The holiday is available from July 23 – September 3, with seven-night prices, based on two adults and two children sharing an ensuite family room in the chateau starting at £420 for adults and children aged 16-plus, and £375 for 6-15s. Children aged 2-5 years cost £145.
Accommodation in yurts and treehouses in a newly-created woodland village is also available for a little extra.
Prices include all meals and drinks (including wine and beer!) and all activities.
Travel to France is not included.