School Activity Holidays France

le chateau du broutel buildings and rooms

Le Château du Broutel dates back to 1714 and is situated in more than 40 acres of beautiful grounds. In addition to the main Château building the estate comprises of extensive outbuildings, two large houses and a newly refurbished £1million West Wing comprising of 30 en suite bedrooms. In 2005 we invested over £500,000 into the Normandy Complex providing another 15 en suite bedroom accommodation. A superb patio overlooks our private lake and the manicured lawns with 100 year old chestnuts providing a spectacular back drop.


Le Château du Broutel is situated on the edge of the small historical town of Rue. Originally established as a Roman outpost, it grew in prosperity in the 6th Century due to its port and later became the capital of the region. It is located 5 minutes off the A16 motorway which links Calais - Amiens - Paris.

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map of the chateau activity centre Educational - All courses are designed to provide maximum educational benefits along with the development of social and interactive skills. Fully compatible with the National Curriculum Key Stages 2, 3 and 4.

Tailor-made courses - Le Château du Broutel fully understands the changing conditions within education and in response to this every course is tailor-made to suit each and every School's individual requirements. Schools can mix and match study programmes with activities - it's your choice!

Educational visits - The list of educational visits when using Le Château is endless. We have listed over 20 places of interest. All visits are pre-booked by Le Château.

Activities - A choice of over 30 different school activities are available at Le Château. A Monday to Friday course offers up to fourteen sessions!

Free evening entertainment - An organised evening entertainment programme is offered for each school by our team of instructors so they can enjoy some fun after a full active day. This allows the teachers to retreat to le Château bar to assess the events of the day and prepare for the next. Entertainments include a disco; Château Olympics; quiz night; Rue treasure hunt; Château's Got Talent, team sports; scavenger hunt and wide games, quizz night, karaoke, and petanque tournament.

Less travelling - better value - Take advantage of our proximity to Calais so minimising travelling time and maximising your time at Le Château. A five day school trip need not involve two full days of travelling!

Free inspection visit - Party Leaders are strongly encouraged to visit Le Château prior to each course to plan their programme with our activities Manager. We also recommend teachers visit other centres to fully appreciate the quality we offer.

Budget breaks - Excellent value for those wishing to visit out of season.

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Testimonials from Teachers

"First rate nothing is too much trouble, another fantastic week." – Mrs Morrall

"The meals were the best I’ve had in 30 years of trips!!" – Mrs White

Testimonials from Pupils

"Dear le chateau
Thank you for our accommodation and for making our stay worthwhile and for the lovely time we had. Thank you for the activities we did. The food was delicious the rooms were lovely to sleep in, and we loved the disco. It was a lot of fun all the time. The food as we mentioned before was lovely and the frog’s legs tasted liked chicken but the snails tasted like slime. The activities were all fun but our favourite was the chateau Olympics and tiger was funny our favourite game was the nappy one it was so funny. We are really missing being in France and staying at the chateau we were ready to move in well one of us was anyway. We were glad to get home though, it was a long drive home but it was worth it for such a great time. We would happily come back to France and the chateau once again but unfortunately we are year six so we can’t come back, but we know other years will be coming back and we hope that the younger pupils coming to you in the future will have as much fun as we did. We don’t think they will have much competition because when we were there we think it got better every night and I think that will happen with them."

Laura Park and Nia Parry, Ewloe Green C.P School
Ewole Green C.P School's trip to France.

"Dear Le Chateau du Broutel,
I would like to say a very big thank you for letting me visit the chateau I must say it was very good on Monday when we got at the chateau we were very tired form all that traveling we did. But it was worth traveling because the scavenger hunt was very good when we did that and the food on that night was delicious! Then on Tuesday we went to the chocolate factory and the goat farm it was fantastic both of them and I loved all the animals. On Wednesday we went to Paris and the Stade De France it was fabulous I loved my visit to Paris its an amazing city. Thursday we went to Abbeville Market it was really good also we had a very good disco I loved all the dancing an the music it was fun. On Friday I have got to say I really didn’t want to leave and we had all that traveling to get home!! and again a BIG thank you.."

Love, Ellie-Rose, Ewloe Green

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In today's demanding world, Teachers, like Parents, are continually attempting to provide the very best for their children and pupils respectively. At Le Château (owned and managed by Manor Adventure, Shropshire, UK) we believe that we provide the very best school activity centre in Northern France. We feel we offer the best location, the best range of quality products, superb château facilities and excellent organisation - if you are looking for a school adventure centre near Calais, we are situated less than one hour from Calais - ideal for school trips to France.

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French Experience
The objective of our French Experience course is to provide students with the opportunity of experiencing French culture from a beautiful 18th Century Château.
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French Language
The aims of our language course are to encourage pupils to speak and listen to the French language as often as possible while staying in an 18th Century Château. The courses are designed to build on the work pupils currently do within the school classroom and to develop an increased confidence in French, whilst also experiencing French culture.
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French Adventure
The French Adventure programme is one of our most popular courses, offering tremendous value for money with a wide variety of activities for fun and adventure.
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Guided WWI Battlefield Tours
It is not until you visit the cemeteries, trenches and memorials do you fully appreciate the true history of the First World War. As most families in the UK had relatives either killed or wounded, this surely makes the Guided Battlefield Tours a must for every school visiting Le Château.
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Bargain Specials
This recently developed discounted product will introduce le Château du Broutel to a wider selection of schools who previously would not be able to afford a trip to France, let alone stay in an 18th century Château.
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