UCPA (Union nationale des Centres Sportifs de Plein Air) is a French non-profit making activity holiday organisation with 90 centres. Besides its programme of 40-odd outdoor sports activities, there are cultural visits, language courses and a schools' skiing programme. Prices are kept as low as possible. Details: Action Vacances, 30 Brackley Road, Stockport, Cheshire SK4 2RE. Tel: 0161 442 6130.