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August 2, 2017

Kids Go Free on PGL Family Adventures in France

Selected PGL Family Adventure breaks in France now have free places for kids, saving up to £505 per child!

Half an hour from Disneyland® Paris, and 40 minutes from the city of Paris, Château de Grande Romaine has excellent family-friendly accommodation and 70 acres of grounds including an outdoor heated pool. It’s a great base for families with children as young as five – with two to four year olds also welcome as long as mum or dad can supervise.

Here, there’s a choice between a Disneyland® Adventure week with tickets for two whole days in the theme park, or a Paris and Disneyland® Paris holiday with one day at the theme park and one day in the centre of Paris. Both holidays include fun family activities so everyone can try their hand at – for example – archery and abseiling, or the high-flying trapeze and zip wire!

In Normandy, at the Château du Tertre, a Fantastic French Adventure week for families with children as young as five includes canoeing on the River Varenne and other activities in and around the centre’s 36 wooded acres, all 90 minutes’ drive from Mont St Michel.

And now each full-paying adult can take up to two children FREE!

Paris & Disneyland® Paris holiday

7 nights from 13, 20 or 27 August: adults each pay £535 and up to two children are now free, saving up to £489 per child.

Disneyland® Adventure holiday

7 nights from 06, 20 or 27 August: adults each pay £549 and up to two children are now free, saving up to £505 per child.

Fantastic French Adventure holiday in Normandy

7 nights from 13 August: adults each pay £489 and up to two children are now free, saving up to £419 per child.

All prices are based on own travel to France, but include simple ensuite accommodation (typically in a family room), all meals, activities, equipment and instruction, entrance fees to theme parks where applicable, and family-friendly evening entertainment.

0333 321 2114, www.pgl.co.uk/families

 

July 26, 2017

Book One, Get One Free: PGL Summer Camps for Kids

Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, there’s a final ‘Book One, Get One Free’ offer on multi-activity holidays at many of PGL’s UK adventure centres, with huge savings for siblings or friends on holiday together.

“Of all our holidays, the multi-activity week – typically offering children more than 20 different activities to try out – is the most popular option,” says head of holidays Steve Hougham.

To take advantage of the company’s final Book One, Get One Free offer, bookings must be made by 4 August, quoting SSW27.

PGL’s special activity holiday insurance (£37) must be booked at the same time.

BOGOF holiday weeks available as of today’s date include:

Dalguise in Perthshire, 5 August, 7-10 age group, first child £549, second child FREE

Winmarleigh Hall in Lancashire, 12 August 10-13, 13-16 age groups, first child £569, second child FREE

Caythorpe Court in Lincolnshire, 12 August, all age groups, first child £589, second child FREE

Boreatton Park in Shropshire, 5 August, all age groups, first child £615, second child FREE

Liddington in Wiltshire, 5 August, all age groups, first child £615, second child FREE

Marchants Hill in Surrey, 12 August, all age groups, first child £589, second child FREE

Osmington Bay in Dorset, 5 August, all age groups, first child £599, second child FREE

Windmill Hill in Sussex, 12 August, all age groups, first child £579, second child FREE

Little Canada, Isle of Wight, 12, 19 & 26 August, 13-16 age group, first child £569, second child FREE

All multi-activity weeks include accommodation, meals, activities, instruction, equipment, evening entertainment and caring supervision.  Optional escorted travel services are available to most centres.

 

0333 321 2114, www.pgl.co.uk/holidays


Editors Notes

  • PGL celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. It was founded in 1957 by Peter Gordon Lawrence and is Britain’s original and best provider of activity holidays. Peter died in 2004.
  • 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

July 13, 2017

PGL Family Adventures in Devon: Save £££s in Final Discounts

Active families looking for a UK getaway should head to Devon, where PGL – celebrating its 60th anniversary this summer – has free places for parents AND for kids, but hurry: these offers must be booked by 21 July.

Parents Go Free on seven-night holidays starting 22 or 29 July, and 19 or 26 August. The brochure price for parents was £469, but each full-paying child can now bring one parent for free, saving £469! Children aged five to 18 years pay £389 each. This is based on sharing a family room.  (Quote FASS47 when booking by 21 July.)

This means a family of two adults and two children sharing a family room on these dates now pay just £778, saving a massive £938!

Kids Go Free on seven-night holidays starting 5 and 12 August. The brochure price for children five to 18 years was £389, but each full-paying parent can now bring one child for free, saving £389! Parents pay £469 each. This is based on sharing a family room.  (Quote FASS57 when booking by 21 July.)

This means a family of two adults and two children aged five to 18 sharing a family room on these dates now pay just £938, saving an impressive £778.

And Kids Go Free on four-night holidays starting 24 or 31 July, and 28 August. When sharing a family room, the brochure price for children aged five to 18 is £285, but each full-paying parent can now bring one child free, saving £285!  Parents pay £345 each, and again this is based on sharing a family room.  (Quote FASS57 when booking by 21 July.)

The same offers apply when parents have their own room and children share an adjacent room, at higher prices.

Barton Hall sits above Torquay, in 46 acres of grounds with an outdoor heated pool and more than 20 different activities on offer. All holidays include simple ensuite accommodation, full board, an action-packed activity programme and some free time to enjoy the centre’s facilities or Devon’s many holiday attractions.  Children aged two to four are welcome at no extra charge, but are too young to participate in activities, and a parent must provide supervision at all times.

0333 321 2114, www.pgl.co.uk/families

Editors Notes

  • PGL celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. It was founded in 1957 by Peter Gordon Lawrence and is Britain’s original and best provider of activity holidays. Peter died in 2004.
  • 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

 

July 10, 2017

Peter Gordon Lawrence’s Legacy: 60 years of Adventure and Fun!

60 years ago, a young man called Peter Gordon Lawrence led his first adventure holiday, a canoe trip on the River Wye. This year, more than 350,000 young people will experience PGL with their school or on a summer holiday.

Dozens of other activities have been added to PGL’s range: Olympic sports like fencing and archery, high-flying trapeze and zip wire thrills, as well as fun activities such as motorsports and Aeroball.  And from accommodation in tents, PGL now owns 13 adventure centres in the UK and several in France.

The minute ‘school’s out’ this month, thousands of children as young as seven and up to 16, will be packing their bags for PGL, with most UK centres offering short breaks and week-long stays between 15 July and 2 September.

“PGL holidays are even more exciting than they were 60 years ago,” says Steve Hougham, head of holidays, “they are huge fun, but also challenging, confidence-building and rich learning experiences.”

“Our activities have evolved, and our accommodation is unrecognisable from those first holidays, but we still follow Peter’s ethos. Adventure is what childhood is all about, and we continue to focus on making our adventures both fun and safe,” says Steve.

Being away from home for the first time is a challenge in itself. Group Leaders – Groupies as they have been known for decades – are responsible for the social welfare of a small group of children. Chosen for their ability to communicate with kids, Groupies get them up in the morning, make sure everyone knows where they should be, eat meals with the children, organise evening entertainment and encourage regular use of toothpaste and soap!

Instructors take responsibility during activity sessions and are trained to apply PGL’s high safety standards. Where an appropriate formal qualification in an activity exists, an instructor must hold it; where none exists, PGL carries out in-house training and assessment. Activities operate subject to the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority regulations, and PGL has, since its foundation, worked closely with organisations like the RYA, BHS etc (see editors’ notes).

Prices this summer – including accommodation, meals, supervision, activities and evening entertainment start at  £129 for a two-night/three-day Introductory Adventure, with seven night holidays from £469. Selected holidays and dates are now discounted by up to 60%.

Children are grouped according to their age: seven to ten, ten to 13 or 13-16 years, allowing flexibility for siblings of different ages, and for parents to decide whether their child is a ‘young’ 10 year old or a mature 13 year old.  An online Parent Guide answers many questions for parents thinking of sending their child to PGL for the first time.

0333 321 2114, www.pgl.co.uk/holidays

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

June 21, 2017

Kids Go Free on PGL Family Adventure Holidays

Families looking for adventure in the UK or France can save hundreds of pounds with PGL on a new ‘Kids Go Free’ deal. But hurry – bookings must be confirmed by 30 June.

Among a raft of late-booking deals, the stand-out offer is on seven-night holidays in Devon, Lincolnshire, Perthshire and France: for every full-paying adult, up to two children under 18 years are completely free!

For example, a seven-night family holiday at Barton Hall on Devon’s English Riviera starting 22 July, 5 or 12 August costs £469 per adult.  A child aged five to 18 years would normally pay £389, but is now free!

That means a family of two adults and up to four children sharing an ensuite family room will now pay £938 with a potential saving of £1556. Barton Hall in Devon has a superb array of family-friendly activities all included in the price, ranging from archery to zip wire thrills – with an outdoor pool to enjoy too.

The same Kids Go Free offer applies to week-long holidays at Caythorpe Court in Lincolnshire starting 29 July and 5 August, and to Dalguise in Perthshire starting 22 and 29 July.

Alternatively, in France, where PGL’s Chateau de Grande Romaine makes a superb base for activities and theme park fun, the seven night Disneyland Adventure starting 23 July, 13 or 27 August costs £549 per adult.  A child aged five to 18 years would normally pay £505, but is now free!

That means a family of two adults and up to four children sharing an ensuite family room will now pay £1098 with a potential saving of £2020. The superb adventure centre is just half an hour from Disneyland Paris and the package includes not only three days of fun activities on site, but tickets for two full days in the theme park!

Travel to France is not included, but as with all PGL Family Adventure holidays, the price covers simple ensuite accommodation, all meals, activities, instruction and use of equipment as well as family-friendly evening fun.

Book by 30 June quoting offer code KGFW1.  Children aged two to four years are also welcome, but are too young to take part in activities, so a parent must take responsibility for care at all times.

0333 321 2114, www.pgl.co.uk/families 

 

Editors Notes

  • PGL celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. It 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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