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January 17, 2019

Huge savings on PGL Kids’ Summer Camps with Early Booking Offer

PGL has two fantastic Early Booking Offers on its famous Summer Camps for unaccompanied children – but hurry, offers must end Friday 25 January.

The first offer is Bring a Friend for £99 and represents a saving of up to £556 when two siblings or friends book the same seven-night multi-activity holiday!

This amazing offer is available across virtually all PGL’s summer holidays, with 13 locations to choose from between Dalguise in Perthshire to Little Canada on the Isle of Wight, and centres in Surrey, Sussex, Suffolk, Wiltshire, Devon, Dorset, the Welsh Borders, Lancashire and Lincolnshire.

There is also a choice of duration: four nights or seven nights, plus the incentive for ‘newbies’ to try PGL on specific seven-night holidays where every child is on their First Time adventure without mum or dad!

Four-night Monday to Friday breaks start at £475 for the first child, with the second at £99. Seven-night multi-activity holidays start at £555 for a week in Boreatton Park’s tented village (with the second child at £99), while a peak week’s multi-activity camp at PGL’s Liddington adventure centre costs £655 for the first child – but just £99 for the second, saving a massive £556!

Single-child households are not forgotten either, with an alternative offer of £100 per child off all seven-night summer camps in the UK, which covers both PGL’s fun-filled multi-activity weeks and themed holidays where youngsters can learn new skills or pursue a personal passion.

Choose from:

  • Action and Adventure holidays such as Mission Spy ‘secret agent’ week (from £649 before the offer)
  • Love to Learn holidays like Dance, or Horse Riding or Cook’s Academy (brochure price from £649)
  • Creative Kids weeks for Photographers, Video Gamers, Musicians and Film-makers (brochure price from £745)
  • Overseas Adventures at PGL’s centres near Disneyland® Paris and the South of France (from £829 including coach travel)

All these are also discounted by £100 per child if booked by 25 January.

To take advantage of these offers, PGL’s special activity holiday insurance must be taken: £28 UK four-night holidays/£37 UK seven nights or longer/£44 overseas holidays.

Quote SAVE49 when booking.

Call 0333 321 2114, or go to


January 17, 2019

February half-term skiing in the French Alps with Zenith Holidays

Ski and snowboard specialists, Zenith Holidays, is highlighting catered chalet options at a choice of locations in the French Alps at February half-term.

Accommodation options include Chalet Maya in Alpe d’Huez, a traditional wooden chalet, just 100 metres from the ski lift and close to the centre of the resort.

Here, a week’s holiday from 16 February is priced at £845 per adult (twin share), with children under 13 years paying £695 each inclusive of airport transfers from Grenoble and chalet board accommodation – buffet breakfasts with hot options, afternoon tea and three-course evening meals on five evenings.

In the old town of Villeneuve in Serre Chevalier – one of the biggest ski areas in France covering 410 acres of pistes – seven nights at Chalet Refuge from 16 February cost £795 per adult and £645 per child under 13 years.  These prices include return airport transfers from Grenoble and chalet board accommodation, as above.

The chalet is just a five-minute walk from the Aravet lift which whisks visitors up to the slopes of Serre Chevalier.  Shops, bars and restaurants – specializing in French cuisine and traditional mountain fare – are all close by.

Zenith can also organise lift passes, tuition and equipment hire and is happy to advise on flight options.

0203 137 7678,

January 17, 2019

More traditional Mallorcan cottages and farmhouses for 2019 from Vintage

Tucked away in the beautiful Vall d’en Marc valley on the edge of the Pollenca pine forest is Rafalet de Baix, a traditional Mallorcan cottage which is being featured the first time in 2019 by Vintage Travel, specialists in villas with private pools.

The property, which  sleeps six in three bedrooms (one en suite), is bordered by shrubs and hedgerows and offers a tranquil and private base for enjoying one of the most picturesque corners of the island.   In its gardens there is a private swimming pool, sun and dining terraces, a built in-barbeque and table tennis. Historic Pollenca is just three kms away and sandy beaches, natures reserves and cycling and walking trails are readily available in the local area.  A seven-night holiday in 2019 starts at £756, increasing to £2854 in peak season.

Also making its debut is Pontarro, a meticulously renovated farmhouse nestled in the scenic Busqueroles Valley close to the town of Pollenca (1.5 kms). The property, full of original features such as the cobblestoned entrance courtyard, balconies, wooden shutters and beaming ceilings, sleeps 10 in five bedrooms (two en suite).  In its lawned gardens there is a large, private swimming pool, a built-in barbeque, covered and sun terraces and table tennis.  A week-long holiday in 2019 starts at £1096, increasing TO £5448 in peak season.

Finally, tucked away in the Mallorcan countryside is Son Fosquet, a spacious recently renovated farmhouse which tastefully combines modern chic with a splash of rustic charm!  The property, which sleeps 10 in five en suite bedrooms, is surrounded by trees, craggy stone walls and lanes, but is just a five-minute drive from Llucmajor and a 15-minute drive to Palma.  In its fully-enclosed grounds there is a private swimming pool, a built-in barbeque and bread oven, plus and dining terraces.  A seven-night holiday in 2019 starts at £2398, rising to £3998 in peak season.

Flights and car hire can be arranged by Vintage Travel on request.

01954 261431,

January 16, 2019

February Half Term Breaks for Active Families – Kids Half Price!

PGL has a choice of February half term activity breaks for families, with one child aged five to 18 years half price if booked by 25 January.

A four-night break starting Monday 18 February at PGL’s superb adventure centre in Wiltshire costs £329 per adult and £279 per child when sharing a family room, or £349 per adult and £299 per child when booking separate rooms. With the deal, one child per family is half-price, saving either £139.50 or £149.50 depending on accommodation choice.

PGL Family Adventure breaks at Liddington in Wiltshire include ensuite accommodation, all meals and activities ranging from abseiling to zip wire thrills, plus family-friendly evening fun and use of centre facilities such as floodlit sports pitches, welcoming lounges and a bar.

Two-night February half term breaks at Liddington starting Fridays 15 and 22 February are also included in the offer, with prices from £149 per adult and – with the deal – from £64.50 per child.

PGL’s Boreatton Park adventure centre, set in 240 acres of Shropshire countryside, is also offered for February half term breaks on the same dates, with the same half-price child deal.

Quote SPRING49 when booking by 25 January.  Call 0333 321 2114, or go to


January 16, 2019

Waterways Holidays to offer Dutch Canals & Rivers for first time

Better-known for boating holidays in the UK, Waterways Holidays is adding The Netherlands to its overseas programme for 2019.

The company has chosen to partner with a base in the heart of Holland, at Kerkdriel on the River Maas (also called the Meuse), which offers a wide range of cruising routes, including north to Amsterdam and south to Maastricht.

“We are delighted to offer boating holidays in The Netherlands, as well as hire in France and Portugal,” says managing director Nigel Richards. “Say ‘Holland’ and you immediately think of canals; these connect with Holland’s river network to offer outstanding cruising options, and compared to Britain’s canals, Holland’s low-lying waterways have few locks, and the characteristic ‘drawbridges’ are fun to operate.”

Waterways Holidays is offering seven-night hires on modern four- and five-star cabin cruisers in different sizes to suit couples, families and groups of friends.

The company can suggest interesting routes taking in historic towns such Gorinchem, Gouda and Willemstad, as well as exciting Amsterdam. To the south, destinations include Den Bosch (also known as Bois le Duc) and Maastricht, which may be reached on a two-week holiday.

As well as sightseeing, the extensive waterways offer inland beaches, nature reserves and wetlands to discover. Wild swimming, fishing, riverside walks and bike rides are all options during a summer holiday.

No previous boating experience is needed: all guests receive a thorough introduction to their cruiser before setting off from the Kerkdriel base, which is set on an attractive marina with good facilities, including restaurants.

All boats are beautifully-presented with smart interiors, panoramic windows, a rear terrace with table and chairs for outdoor meals, a ladder for easy swimming from the boat (and a deck shower), additional seating on the top deck, indoor and outdoor steering positions, plus warm air heating, a cleverly-designed galley kitchen and electric shower(s) and toilet(s).

All hires include a thorough induction, all fuel used during the holiday, bed linen and towels, two bicycles for holiday use and a map of the country’s waterways.

Car parking at base for those driving to Holland, WiFi, additional bicycles and a portable BBQ are all optional extras. Pets are also welcome at additional charge (ie dogs with a Pet Passport).


A week’s hire in April of a ‘Duo’ cruiser with double bed, making it ideal for a couple (with potential for +2 children on convertible seating in the saloon), starts at £1334, saving £282 with Waterways Holidays’ January Flash Sale (which ends 27 January).

For families or friends on holiday together, a 13.5 metre ‘Sixto’ provides three cabins to sleep six people in comfort, with two shower/wcs and the potential for two additional guests on convertible seating. A week’s hire in summer peak is £3482, saving £717 if booked before 27 January.

Waterways Holidays: 01252 339023,


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Waterways Holidays’ spokesman is managing director Nigel Richards: 01252 796400 offers live availability on more than 1800 narrowboats, cruisers and sailing yachts operated by the UK’s leading boat operators and with more than 80 different start locations.

Boating holidays in Holland, Portugal and France are available.

The website (and office team) offers advice on boating holidays as well as featuring listings of the latest special offers.




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