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La Rive specialises in multi-activity programmes with variety and fun being the key to its relaxed and yet professional environment. Perfect for energetic groups that thrive on challenging activities, testing all ages and ability levels in a beautiful and safe outdoor environment.

Situated on the shores of the beautiful Lac Cazaux, La Rive is the most northerly of the watersports centres we operate in southwest France.

The shallow waters and gently shelving sandy beaches offer some fantastic lunch spots to sail to. Whether it’s Navarrosse 2 miles to the south or Maguide 3 miles to the west, wherever your instructor chooses as the day’s destination, the sense of adventure and achievement your group will feel will be one of the highlights of their trip.

Our accommodation is nestled less than 50 metres from the beach amongst the pine trees of the Landaise forest, offering a welcome shady retreat after a busy day of activities.

La Rive has a lively, holiday atmosphere, especially through the high season (July and August). The campsite holds a four star rating and boasts facilities from an on-site supermarket, outdoor and covered swimming pools, multi-sports pitch to a restaurant for the adults.

The forest surrounding Le Lac is criss-crossed with tracks and trails providing ideal excursions by bike.

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Why should you consider Rockley Watersports for School Trips and Educational Visits?

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Having recently passed our 43 birthday, and still a Family run company, we are passionate about using our core values to enhance the lives of children thought our adventurous activities.

Our all-inclusive trips to France are a great way for your pupils to learn outside of the classroom. A Rockley Adventure France Trips benefit from sunny weather, beautiful surroundings and plenty of fresh air, to which we add our fantastic multi activity or specialist sailing activity programmes. Our centre teams have the equipment, experience and passion to deliver a programme that is packed with variety, adventure and rewarding activities. Whether that be learning to windsurf, rallying down forest trails on mountain bikes or white water rafting, our activity programmes deliver on key skills and social, physical and emotional development - we have something for every child to achieve and enjoy learning in our very own "Rockley Classroom".

- A Residential Adventure
Residential activity trips provide an opportunity to gain experience of living away from home and the chance to develop key personal qualities such as self-reliance and increased independence.

A trip with Rockley means getting the most out of outdoor living, with ‘alfresco’ meals, plenty of fresh air, space and freedom to relax. Pupils are grouped in their accommodation according to their age and sex. Staff, pupils, and accompanying adults all eat together in our communal area, which provides an ideal opportunity to socialise.

Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?

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We have the expertise to enhance your curriculum through our watersports and as well as running 5 activity centres we also run our very own L2 and L3 BTEC in Sport courses at our Rockley Point centre in Poole, so we know what it takes to ensure that education is at the forefront of our trips whilst capturing the magic of a brilliant residential.

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With our local connections, we can accommodate groups that are looking for the cultural and language tours as well as enjoying the activities we have on offer. Speak to the schools team to find out more.

Example Itineraries

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Sunday - Depart School Sunday PM - Dover/Calais Ferry
Monday 08:30 - Arrive at Centre Full Day on activities
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - Full day on activities (1 day out and 1 evening out included)
Friday PM - Depart centre after full dinner
Saturday AM - Calais/Dover ferry Saturday - Arrive at School


Dinghy Sailing
Stand Up Paddleboarding
MEGA SUP (XL Stand Up Paddleboarding)
Trail Riding (Mountain biking)
Inclusive evening entertainments activities
Dune du Pilat (Europes largest Sand Dune)
Arcachon town visit
Biscarrosse plage town evening visit

What size groups do you cater for?

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any up to 100 pupils

Is there first aid on site?

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Yes, all off our staff are fully qualified through the RYA First Aid scheme

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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Please ask the Schools team to find out how we can cater for your needs.

Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

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Yes we do. We can cater for most SEN pupils and we work very closely with you as the group leader to ensure that you are comfortable with the plans in place.

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