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Toasting marshmallows over a campfire

Bonfire & Wintersports Festival

Take your students on magical autumn adventure at our Moulin aux Draps centre near Calais. With crackling fires, glowing games and real snow skiing fuelled by hearty homecooked dinners and the odd freshly toasted marshmallow, this new seasonal trip to France is an ideal off peak school trip.

  • Voyager owned
  • Key stage 2 – 16+
  • Native French animateurs
  • Oct-Nov
  • Cosy autumn evening entertainment

Bonfire and Wintersports Festival at the Moulin aux Draps

As the nights draw in, bring your students to the magical Moulin Aux Draps centre in France for a seasonal autumn programme of exciting activities and games.

Following a full day's ski, picture twinkling lights, delicious hot chocolate and toasting marshmallows over the fire in our autumn Bonfire & Wintersports Festival at the Moulin.

Students will take part in a range of engaging seasonal activities including a real snow ski day, glow in the dark games, cosy evening quiz in slippers and onesies and hearty dinners after busy days.

Crammed full of one-off treats and great value extras, these seasonal school trips will create unforgettable memories as well as providing a range of learning benefits for students of all ages.  This winter programme is a great opportunity for your new year group to bond, provide a confidence-boosting school trip abroad or include language learning too  - your native animateur can lead the activities in French.  

You will benefit from all the advantages of off-peak travel with this easily accessible, yet exciting and fun-packed school trip to France.


Day 1 

  • Coach pick up from school and depart for France
  • Arrive in France and build a bonfire
  • Play glow in the dark games with your animateur
  • Light the bonfire, enjoy a BBQ dinner and toast marshmallows

Day 2 

  • Spend the day at Ice Mountain Skipiste to include 2 hour ski tuition, from beginner to expert, equipment hire and lunch
  • Return to the Moulin for a hearty dinner and decorate your own bonfire ice cream
  • Spend the evening with an animateur-led quiz and film in cosy onesies and slippers

Day 3

  • Visit a local mouth-watering chocolate shop and/or a creperie
  • Travel home and arrive back at school

As the nights draw in, our Moulin aux Draps centre is transformed into a winter wonderland, adorned with twinkling lights, log fires, hot chocolate and warming comfort food, to play host to our specially-themed winter festivals, available from October to February only. 

Located less than an hour from Calais, our Moulin aux Draps residential centre is the perfect destination for schools looking for a short and affordable French trip. Our cosy centre is contained within 22 acres of car-free French countryside with plenty of indoor and outdoor space for our seasonal festivities. Our local French team has considerable experience in looking after British school groups and after a day on the slopes, teachers can relax with a vin chaud as our animateurs deliver a programme of entertainment for students.

Click here for more information about this residential centre owned by Voyager School Travel.


Our Bonfire and Wintersports Festival school trips include:

  • French native animateur throughout your stay
  • Indoor real snow ski session including all equipment hire and tuition
  • Full board and lodging at the Moulin aux Draps school centre
  • Sole occupancy of the centre for your group
  • A detailed itinerary with pre-booked excursions and activities
  • Return coach travel and channel crossing
  • All applicable tolls and taxes
  • Free teacher to student ratio approx 1:8 for coach trips
  • 24-hour emergency support
  • Comprehensive travel insurance including COVID cover
  • Booking flexibility with our Peace of Mind Promise
  • Assistance with inspection visits

Extras to budget for:

  • Visa charges and supplements for small parties, single rooms and additional adults
  • Local tourist taxes which can only be paid in cash to the hotel
  • Entrances other than those specified in your itinerary
  • Hotel damage deposits
Availability & Prices

Prices & availability for 3 day/2 night trips based on 40 students + 5 free teacher places.  Please contact us for prices for different group sizes.

2-4 October 2023


4-6 October 2023


9-11 October 2023


11-13 October 2023


16-18 October 2023


18-20 October 2023


23-25 October 2023


25-27 October 2023


30 Oct - 1 Nov 2023


1-3 November 2023


6-8 November 2023


8-10 November 2023


13-15 November 2023


15-17 November 2023


20-22 November 2023


22-24 November 2023


27-29 November 2023




£320 pp
3 day/2 night full board, coach and channel crossing, ski session & all activities 
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