family adventures at château du tertre

Normandy

Experience a great range of adventurous activities and explore an unspoilt region of northern France at our 19th century château.

  • family adventures at château du tertre

Situated in the rural northern French countryside, at the crossroads of Brittany, Normandy and The Loire.

Experience all our best activities within an easy-to-reach French centre. Representing great value for money, this holiday offers you a packed programme of activities mostly based in the grounds of our Château or in the unspoilt local environment in Normandy.

Château du Tertre is situated in the rural northern French countryside, at the crossroads of Brittany, Normandy and The Loire. Our beautiful Château and Auberge buildings provide a dining room, social areas, games room and a bar.

The 36 acres of grounds include an abseil and climbing tower, football pitch, sports hall, basketball court, boules court and lots more.

Plus, the centre is located within easy driving distance of the UK Channel ports.

During your week you will also have a free day, giving you the chance to explore the local area including the surrounding village of Ambrières-les-Vallées or visit some of the region’s best-known attractions, such as the Bayeux Tapestry and Mont-St-Michel.

Prices from £469 per adult, £399 per child (5-18) and £235 per child (2-4)

Accommodation

Accommodation is in buildings in the grounds of the Château. All rooms are simple and comfortable, with an en-suite bathroom. Adults are in twin rooms and children are either adjacent or opposite in their own room.
Bedding is supplied but please bring your own towels.

Facilities

Our beautiful Château and Auberge buildings provide a dining room, social areas, games room and bar. The 36 acres of grounds include an abseil and climbing tower, football pitch, sports hall, basketball court, boules pitch and lots more. There is a Bar is in the Auberge building with an adjoining lounge and games room.

The site has extensive grounds containing activity bases for abseiling and other activities. It also has boules pitches and areas for ball sports such as volleyball, football and basketball.

Highlights:

  • Great value French adventure
  • Explore the highlights of Normandy
  • Only two hours from Caen ferry port

Activities available

Every day is different
The site has extensive grounds containing activity bases for abseiling and other activities. It also has boules pitches and areas for ball sports such as volleyball, football and basketball.

Evening entertainment
Enjoying fun evening activities together as a family has always been part of our inclusive formula so there will be plenty of social fun evenings on offer to.

In the area
The most popular off-site activities:

  • D-Day Landing Beaches (2 hours 30 mins)
  • Bayeux Tapestry (2 hours 30 mins) and Mont-St-Michel Abbey (1 hour)
  • Local French markets
Select an activity for a full description

Food

Time together
Eating together is an important part of any Family holiday and we know how tricky it can be to please everyone in the family. PGL Family Adventures include breakfast, lunch and dinner; making food one less thing for you to think about.

Something for everyone
We source fresh regional produce whenever we can and you’ll always find a good selection of seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables on offer every day. The menu will always include a vegetarian option and we will try to provide a taste of local cuisine whenever possible. We aim to provide a balance of food which is familiar but also gives guests the opportunity to try food influenced by the area they are visiting. A range of salads is available at lunch and dinner time and fresh fruit is available at every meal.

Our Group leaders are on hand to help and will look out for anyone who can’t find anything on the menu that they enjoy. If necessary our catering teams will be more than happy to prepare something special.

Allergies, intolerances and other dietary requirements
A vegetarian alternative can always be provided on all our holidays, and we can accommodate most special diets required on medical or religious grounds, just let us know when you book.

Drinks
Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and water are available with meals and in France a glass of wine will be included with your evening meal. There are also water fountains available around the centre.

A dining room with a difference...
Meals will usually be served in the dining room, although at some centres there may be a barbeque on one evening. If you are out and about enjoying an excursion at lunchtime then our catering team will provide a delicious packed lunch for you to take with you.
 

Food at Caythorpe Court
Download our sample menu

 

Sample Day

Sample day at Château du Tertre
Schedule Activities
Breakfast Wake up and head down to breakfast to fuel up for the day. Choose from a large range including a hot cooked breakfast, cereals, toast, yoghurts, porridge and a selection of drinks. Make sure to fill up your drinks bottle to take on to your first activity!
Morning Activities Archery and Abseiling
Lunch Worked up an appetite? Replenish your energy at lunch! In the dining room you'll find nutritious hot and cold options with a great range to suit every taste and dietary requirement. If you have spare time after your lunch, relax with a hot drink ready for the afternoon ahead.
Afternoon Activities Trapeze and Raft Building
Dinner Head to the dining room and enjoy dinner with your family. A different menu each day often with a hot pudding or something lighter if preferred!
Evening Entertainment Enjoy evening entertainment as a family or just send your children and get some 'me time'. With different entertainment each night from quizzes to talent shows, there's something for all the family to enjoy!
Relax Head back to your room or to the bar to relax and wind down. Get a good night's sleep ready to do it all over again tomorrow!

Please note this is a sample itinerary for illustrative purposes only. Itineraries will be planned by the centre shortly before your arrival.

Prices

2016 Fantastic French Adventure Adult and Child Room Prices
Holiday/ Dates
(Click to view holiday)
Adult Child (5-18) Child (2-4)
Fantastic French Adventure/
7 nights(Sun-Sun Own Travel)
14/08, 21/08
£469 £399 £235

Prices (£) per person.

Travelling to Château du Tertre

There are numerous options available for travelling to Château du Tertre:

  • Self drive option (ferry travel not included). Caen ferry port is approx. 2 hours drive away and Calais 5 hours.
  • Arriving by air? We recommend you hire a car from the airport. Nearest airport (drive time): Dinard 2 hours.

Customer reviews of this centre

“Great family time, exhilarating, exhausting, best family holiday ever. Superb staff.”
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Mrs Andrews
August 2015
“I cannot overstate how impressed we were with your staff, especially the activity and group leaders!”
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Mrs Richardson
August 2015
“This is busy, well-planned holiday that is great for family bonding. The activities are challenging, very well organised and varied. Do go if you want to have fun and get muddy, don't go if you're looking for Pina Coladas on a sunbed.”
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Mrs Twidell
August 2015