Our Ethos
Residential Outdoor Pursuits

In the UK, Manor Adventure uses Outdoor Pursuits as a catalyst to develop each and every child. In France, Manor Adventure produces superb residential experiences to develop and nurture children while staying in a real 18th Century Château.

We put Children and Education First. All our main competitors are now owned by German, Swiss or Indian Public Limited Companies (PLC's) whose sole purpose is to maximise profit by reducing costs and operating enormous centres, resulting in a watered down product but at similar prices to Manor Adventure.

A family company since 1991, Manor Adventure is the largest independent company in the school residential sector in the UK. All profits are re-invested every year! So our centres continue to improve and get better every year.

Why Choose Manor Adventure UK?

Our Instructors

  •  Best trained instructors in the industry
  •  Most qualified instructors in the industry
  •  Most mature and dedicated instructors in the industry
  •  Best paid - so we attract the best candidates
Industry Trend
The current industry trend is to employ instructors on NVQ apprenticeship schemes. This means instructors tend to be 18-19 year olds on £3.50 per hour, looking after your children!


Supervision and Support 24/7

We do not operate 'Groupies'. We encourage children to be independent and to develop social skills and develop confidence, whilst under the watchful eye of our instructors. In the UK we offer outdoor pursuits in the evenings - much better value! It is obviously much more expensive for us to operate outdoor pursuits rather than evening entertainment, but it is also much more beneficial for the children!

Industry Trend
The current industry trend is to employ Groupies to run evening entertainment programmes.


Best programmes available in the school market

  •  Tailor made programmes
  •  Five 1½ hour outdoor pursuit sessions per day!
  •  Monday - Friday 19 sessions
  •  Wednesday - Friday 9 sessions
  •  Friday - Sunday 9 sessions
  •  Friday - Monday 14 sessions

We offer much better programmes than any other operator in the UK. No fillers or evening entertainments as we maximise each child's experience by offering proper outdoor pursuits all day 9am to 9pm

Industry Trend
The current industry trend is to either offer shorter sessions, which means not all children have a go, or to run the sessions like a theme park or holiday club. This is not educational! Many offer 14 sessions for Monday - Friday. We offer 19! Which is 36% more outdoor pursuits.


Highly Trained Instructors

Proper outdoor pursuits with highly trained top class instructors. Each activity has a briefing and debriefing session to maximise the educational aspect of the session.

Industry Trend
The current industry trend is to offer outdoor pursuits with many fillers and evening entertainments so our competitors need less qualified instructors as their programmes are much easier to operate. But this is not as educational and not as beneficial to the children!


Excellent Food

Taking part in outdoor pursuits like climbing, high ropes and kayaking requires plenty of energy. We provide your children with three good hot meals each day. A delicious breakfast, nutritious cooked lunch and filling evening dinner are all cooked by our chefs to a high standard.

Industry Trend
A quick breakfast, or a sandwich and a bag of crisps will see children quickly run out of energy and not get the most out of their day.


Over 90% rebooking rate

Our UK rebooking rate speaks for itself.

Industry Trend
None of our competitors come close.

Why Choose Manor Adventure France?

4 Superb Products to choose from

  •  French Language
  •  French Adventure
  •  French Experience
  •  WWI Battlefield Tours
Industry Trend
No other operator offers the range of products that Manor Adventure does.


Tailor Made Programmes

Mix and match the 4 products to produce your own unique tailor made programme so to maximise your ideal experience in France.

Industry Trend
No other operator can offer a tailor made programme to our standard.


Total Teacher Support in France

Manor Adventure staff provide excellent teacher support while in France. We are always there to help and assist.

Industry Trend
Check with your operator about the support you are likely to get.


Superb Centres - What an experience for children

We offer a choice of two superb 18th Century Châteaux. All Château accommodation is en suite situated in outstanding grounds.

Industry Trend
No other operator offers the opportunity to stay in a real 18th Century Château. Accommodation is usually cheap hostels / hotels and generally poor standard accommodation / facilities, yet described as Châteaux! We strongly advise you to visit centres prior to booking.


Excellent Food

We offer continental breakfast, excellent cooked lunch and dinner, to a high standard.

Industry Trend
Schools staying in cheap hostels / hotels will be provided with poor standard meals. Many operator run centres offer packed lunches (made by the children!)


One Coach Company

The coach and driver can make or break a school tour abroad. We deal only with one coach company - Sharpes of Nottingham. Every driver is especially trained, knows about the visits, understands the skills of driving in France and receives a bonus from Manor Adventure based on their attitude to the school and its children.

Industry Trend
Operators negotiate the cheapest rate from local coach operators in your area. Many drivers will not know the area, visits, etc. They may not even want to be driving children around.


96% rebooking rate

Exceptional Product + Exceptional Facilities + Exceptional Company = 96% rebooking rate.

Industry Trend
None of our competitors come close.