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Rockley Watersports Family Holidays South West France

Watersports training & activity trips

Welcome Reflecting back on 2019, one of our biggest achievements are the steps we have made to conserve and preserve our planet. We now question everything we do and the effect this has on the environment and all our staff have embraced all these changes - big and small. We are so lucky to work in such creative learning environments and as a teaching establishment which sees over 10,000 young people and adults come through our doors, we feel it is our duty to educate those on the importance of looking after the very waters we use on a daily basis. It is ours to enjoy but also ours to protect. Following an amazing 2019 season, we reviewed all our products and I really hope that you enjoy the improvements we have made. Our instructor training programmes have become more flexible, which we hope will fit better into people’s busy lives, in the same way as offering shorter learn to sail courses. We have added some new and exciting changes to our summer family activity holidays in France,

Watersports training & holidays

with the option to include surf lessons into the programme this year. For our schools and groups, we have also looked at their trips and have made some great changes to their programmes for 2020. I hope you enjoy reading through the Family Holidays section of the brochure. Don’t forget to find out about all our other products by downloading the separating brochures or by browsing through our website. Please feel free to call us if you need any further information - we would love to hear from you! Pip Woods – Managing Director


Our holidays Favourite things to do Accommodation Range of activities Get on the water Holiday checklist Price list


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It's about spending time with your family


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French Family Holidays Considering something different for your family holiday that gives you flexibility to each do as much or as little as you want, where you don’t need to think about what to eat and is all about fun and new experiences? Then look no further; our Family Activity Holidays really do have something for all! With a selection of activities designed for all abilities and for all the family, you each create your own holiday programme. There is no pressure to participate so each of you can be active all day every day or have time out to read a book, sit by the pool or visit local attractions, it’s your choice!

Location Our AzuRivage centre in South West France on the shores of Lac Soustons in the Aquitaine region with a spectacular coastline, surrounded by magnificent forests and nearby the foothills of the Pyrenees! Situated on the outskirts of the small town of Azur, it’s a beautiful area to explore when you are not on the water!

“Thank you all very much for such a GREAT family holiday. Rockley, we’ve had such a great stay, paddleboarding, windsurfing and sailing! Such a great team and something for all of us”

Our holidays include; • • • • •

All activities - sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding and trail biking All meals Accommodation & linen Use of all equipment throughout your holiday (subject to availability) Evening socials

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Discover Aquitaine

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Our favourite things to do


Soak up the culture and vibe of Biarritz with its magnificent buildings and a luxurious seaside town - popular with tourists


The golden Atlantic Beaches are a surfing hotspot and a perfect place to swim, relax and watch the world go by


Enjoy the Local Cuisine - try the delicious seafood & taste some world-renowned wines


Visit the fabulous Dune du Pyla - the largest sand dune in Europe with spectacular views across Arcachon Bay and the forest of Aquitaine.


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What's not to love about camping? If you’ve never been camping before you’ll be amazed how easy and enjoyable it is! AzuRivage has all the facilities to make your stay relaxing, comfortable and enjoyable. Of course, if your ideal holiday includes a good book and a glass of something chilled then camping does that best too.

Our Accommodation Our chalet tents have 3 sleeping compartments for up to 6 people. Each tent has sprung beds with bedding, electric lighting, an electric power point, a fridge and a kettle as well as a selection of crockery and cutlery for you to enjoy light snacks and hot drinks. On arrival you’ll find a ‘Welcome Pack’ including a bottle of wine, some beers chilling in the fridge, fruit juice, milk, tea, coffee and nibbles.

Al Fresco Dining Holidays are all about relaxing and enjoying time together as a family which is why we take care of all meals for you! All meals are provided by our own catering team using fresh locally sourced ingredients and dinner is usually a popular family option such as lasagne with garlic bread, curry, a roast or fajitas. Our 2 course evening meal will include either a starter or dessert with the main dinner, a bottle of beer, glass of wine or soft drink, giving you time to share tales of your day’s exploits with friends and family. French Affair evening gives you the opportunity to try some French classics such as frog’s legs, snails and moules, followed by a classic main course such as Boeuf Bourguignon or Coq au Vin. We know how hungry you get when on an active holiday, so our breakfasts and amazing buffet lunches are a great opportunity to prepare yourselves ready before heading back out onto the water for your activities!

Fun off the water The fun doesn’t stop after dinner either with our programme of social events. On arrival evening we have ‘Welcome Drinks’ giving you the opportunity to meet your instructors and fellow families and to ask any questions you may have. Through your holiday we have a ‘Boules’ evening and a quiz night, both great opportunities to compete as families or split up and take on the kids! Our Beach Games night is just for the kids, giving parents a quiet evening to enjoy a drink and relax while we take care of your children! Early evening on Saturday we have certificate and prize giving when you can applaud all you have enjoyed and achieved during your time with us! Please note that the campsite has a programme of evening entertainments that includes a disco and various entertainers. All entertainment finishes by 11pm.


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Let's Get Active

Our Activities

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Our range of activity sessions means that you can pick and choose what you want to do throughout the week. Do as much or as little as you like!



Get to grips with during our beginner and intermediate clinics. With sessions focusing on different techniques you can customise your own week of sailing activities

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your way around the beautiful lake. Go solo or team up with family or friends with our SUP’s easily launched from the beach



from our beach at AzuRivage couldn’t be easier and you don’t need to have any experience at all. There’s plenty to see and it’s a great workout!


From your first tentative steps to the sheer exhilaration of blasting along in footstraps and harness, there are few sports more addicitve than


Explore the beautiful surrounds of Soustons and AzuRivage on our Available for youngsters from aged 11


Mountain bikes

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Get on the Water!

NEW for 2020 – Surfing

What can be more thrilling than ‘catching the wave’ through the power of the ocean? As an optional extra to your holiday this year we can organise a surfing lesson for you at Vieux Boucau. Available to all ages from 8 years+ and bookable with our on-site team, why not have a go at this exciting sport!

Our fabulous range of activities means all of your family can have a go no matter what level you are. Our session programme is designed for flexibility, enabling you each to have a holiday with as much or as little activity as you want! With activity sessions both morning and afternoon, led by our instructors or as ‘free sail’, you can pick and choose to be busy all day every day through the week, or if you want some down time, chilling by the pool with a good book or having a coffee at one of the local cafes sometimes, you can do that too! Every Saturday we all have fun on the water with our regattas which are accessible to all ages and abilities. Take part as families or take on your children, you never know they might beat you! Not competitive? Don’t worry you can still enjoy being on the water sailing, kayaking, windsurfing or paddleboarding and just enjoy the ambiance of the lake putting into practice the skills you have learned through the week!

Prices from just £625pp

Your holiday checklist

We’ve included as much as possible in the price of your holiday, but here are just a few other essentials; • • • • • • • •

Rash vest – short or long sleeved Long board shorts Sun hat or cap Lightweight waterproof Lightweight trousers and a fleece for on the water in cooler weather Water bottle Sun cream – high factor (25 SPF+) Footwear – old trainers or non slip shoes

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Staying Elsewhere

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Activity Week & ALL Meals


2 Weeks


Standard Activities


Extras • • •

2 Day RYA Sailing / Windsurfing £50 Course Supplement Lunch £5 Dinner £10

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Tents are available from 6pm. Includes ALL meals from the evening of arrival to breakfast on the day of departutre

Holiday dates are from 26th July to 23rd August 2020 inclusive


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