November 13, 2017
By Beacon_PR

New for 2018: PGL Family Adventures on the Suffolk Heritage Coast

PGL will open a new adventure centre on the Suffolk Heritage Coast in 2018 and will offer both Family Adventure breaks and Summer Camps for unaccompanied children at Bawdsey Manor.

The new centre is near Woodbridge, less than two hours from the M25 and a similar drive time from Cambridge. The impressive 144-acre estate at the mouth of the River Deben includes a private beach.  See Bawdsey Manor drone footage filmed prior to PGL purchasing the estate.

The beautiful house was built between 1886 and 1895. Its ornamental gables, octagonal towers and terraces have earned it Grade II* Listed status and the extensive grounds include other Listed buildings and gardens. Owned by the RAF during the Second World War and throughout the Cold War period, Bawdsey Manor was an important radar research centre.

After PGL’s transformation programme this winter, Bawdsey Manor will offer a superb range of activities for 2018 including archery, abseiling, canoeing, climbing, fencing, rifle-shooting, a giant swing and zip wire, Jacob’s ladder, a high-flying trapeze plus orienteering and beach safaris.

As well as acres of playing fields, Bawdsey Manor has an indoor sports hall and a games room, dining room and lounges.

For families with children as young as five, PGL will offer seven, four and two-night multi-activity holidays and breaks. A seven-night holiday starts from £489 per adult/£409 per child; a two-night weekend break starts from £179 per adult/£159 per child.  In both cases this is based on sharing an ensuite family room and includes all meals, activities, equipment, instruction and family-friendly evening fun.

Unaccompanied children aged seven to 16 – accommodated separately from families – will be able to choose between multi-activity breaks and a ‘love to learn’ Cook’s Academy themed week.

Multi-activity weeks start at £599 per child; a Cook’s Academy holiday is £699.  Includes accommodation, all meals, activities, equipment, instruction, supervision and evening fun.

0333 321 2114,

Editors Notes

  • PGL was founded in 1957 by Peter Gordon Lawrence and is Britain’s original and best provider of activity holidays.
  • Hundreds of organised school and youth groups attend curriculum-based courses at PGL centres every year.
  • During school holidays, centres welcome unaccompanied children and families on activity holidays.
  • PGL centres in Britain are registered with, and inspected by Ofsted.
  • PGL’s activity operations are subject to the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority regulations.
  • PGL works closely with the Royal Yachting Association, the British Canoe Union, the Grand National Archery Society, British Fencing Association, British Orienteering Federation, Small Bore Rifle Association and the British Horse Society.


For further comment contact Steve Hougham at PGL on 0333 321 2114

Images and further press info from Jane Williams at Beacon PR (01572) 748 800




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