Be Inspired…Stay in a REAL Medieval Castle

We would like to share with you an update on the current situation on the Government advice for School Trips.

Government Advice on School Trip

On March 12th 2020 the government advised UK Schools and Colleges to cancel international trips due to Coronavirus but gave no advice on UK school trips. They gave further advice to the general public on March 16th advising against non-essential travel and recommending working at home where possible. On March 18th they decided to close schools

We are seeking advice through our professional associations (BAPA, TTA) regarding cancelled school visits to our Centres. At this time the advice is to wait for further clarification from the government or the professional associations before any decision can be taken on refunds. As you will appreciate we employ a large staff team and have significant operating costs. We want to be fair to our customers and our employees as well as maintaining the viability of our business so that we are able to continue working when the Coronavirus epidemic is over.

We refer you to our Deposit Payment Policy emailed at the Booking Confirmation stage clearly stating that each payment in non-refundable.

We would advise that you check your own insurance policy with your School, Local Authority or in some cases Evolve (school journey insurance which is often held by schools).

We would ask for your patience in these difficult times and will provide an update as soon as we receive any new information.

We can look at alternative autumn dates please let me know if this is something you would like us to do.

Kind regards

Ford Castle

NCS feedback:

“A big thank you to all of the staff, everyone had a fantastic week. It feels like we are all one big team working together!”

“First time we have visited Ford Castle, we have really enjoyed it – plenty of activities to do… Would love to come back!”

“Food choices great – good quality food and chef… All of the staff were really friendly.”

“We love Ford Castle! All of the staff are amazing.”

“Loved the fact it is in a castle! Different to other outdoor activity centres… Some of the group had never seen a castle… All of the staff have been great, really helpful.”


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Ford Castle Adventure Ltd. is part of the Château Beaumont group, providing school trips to France for nearly 20 years.