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Mardi Gras & Wintersports Festival

Take your students on an exciting carnival adventure at our Moulin aux Draps centre near Calais. With Mardi Gras party, glowing games and real snow skiing fuelled by hearty homecooking, this new seasonal trip to France is an ideal off peak school trip.

  • Voyager owned
  • Key stage 2 – 16+
  • Native French animateurs
  • February
  • Evening entertainment
Overview

Mardi Gras Festival at the Moulin aux Draps

With traditions that date back to medieval times, Mardi Gras is an important celebration in the French calendar.  Give your students an exciting carnival experience with our new Mardi Gras Festival school trip in February.

Including a full day's ski at the Ice Mountain Skipiste and excursions to local producers, students will take part in carnival mask masking, a traditional Mardi Gras party, glow in the dark games and a Mardi Gras themed quiz, all designed to give students an insight into this carnival celebration.  

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.

Itinerary

Day 1 

  • Coach pick up from school and depart for France
  • Arrive in France and visit a local biscuit factory
  • Decorate a Mardi Gras mask and competition
  • Mardi Gras party and buffet dinner

Day 2 

  • Spend the day at Ice Mountain Skipiste to include 2 x 2 hour ski tuition, from beginner to expert, equipment hire and lunch
  • Return to the Moulin for a hearty dinner
  • Create an ice cream fit for a carnival queen!
  • Enjoy a Mardi Gras themed quiz with your animateur
  • Settle down to a film

Day 3

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

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.

Included

Our Mardi Gras Festival school trips include:

  • French native animateur throughout your stay
  • Indoor real snow ski session including all equipment hire and tuition
  • 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.

5-7 February 2024 £325
7-9 February 2024 £325
9-11 February 2024 £325
12-14 February 2024 £325
14-16 February 2024 £325
19-21 February 2024 £325
21-23 February 2024 £325
27-28 February 2024 £325

 

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£325 pp
3 day/2 night full board, coach and channel crossing and activities including ski 
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