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New Year & Wintersports Festival

Bring your students to the celebration of the Year at our Moulin aux Draps centre near Calais. With a day's skiing, New Year Party, visiting local producers and glowing games, this new seasonal trip to France is an ideal off peak school trip fuelled by hearty homecooked dinners and sparkly ice cream!

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

New Year & Wintersports Festival at the Moulin aux Draps

Start 2024 with a fabulous and fun New Year and Wintersports celebration at our Moulin aux Draps centre in Northern France - twinkling lights, crackling log fires, sparkling decorations all combined with a full day's ski session with tuition and equipment included.

On this exciting new seasonal school trip programme, your animateur will lead students through a jam-packed itinerary of activities and games including a day skiing on real snow, fabulous lights switch on, a New Year party, glow in the dark games and Quiz of the Year as well as make festive decorations to take home. Get cosy in onesies and slippers as you learn about the local traditions and celebrations of New Year.

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 visit a local biscuit factory
  • Play glow in the dark games with your animateur
  • Turn on the Moulin's party lights 
  • New Year's Party with buffet party food

Day 2 

  • Spend the day at Ice Mountain Skipiste to include 2 hours ski tuition, from beginner to expert, equipment hire and lunch
  • Back to the Moulin for cosy onesies and comforting dinner
  • Create the sparkliest ice cream
  • Make your own snowman decoration
  • Quiz of the Year!

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 New Year & Winter Lights 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.

1-3 January 2024 £325
3-5 January 2024 £325
8-10 January 2024 £325
10-12 January 2024 £325
15-17 January 2024 £325
17-19 January 2024 £325
19-21 January 2024 £325
22-24 January 2024 £325
24-26 January 2024 £325
29-31 January 2024 £325
31 Jan - 2 Feb 2024 £325


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