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September 17, 2018

October Half Term Holidays for Kids: Save up to 50% with PGL

For parents wondering how to fill October half term (when it feels like the children have only just gone back to school), PGL has the solution: a multi-activity holiday at up to half price!

Week-long holidays operate at seven PGL adventure centres across the UK: in Surrey, Sussex, Dorset, Suffolk, Wiltshire, Shropshire and Lancashire. Activities vary slightly from centre to centre but typically range from A for abseiling to Z for zip-wire thrills, with additional activities and entertainment

Now, selected holidays are discounted for arrivals on either 20 or 27 October and the more children book, the bigger the discount.

Send one child and the holiday is discounted by 30%, send two and save 40%, book three children and all three holidays are discounted by a massive 50%.

For example, Boreatton Park in Shropshire has discounted places for children in all three of PGL’s age groups, that is seven to ten, 10-13 and 13-16 year olds on seven-night holidays starting 20 and 27 October.

The original price of the holiday was £539, but is now discounted to £377.30 for one child (quote OCT1X when booking), £323.40 each for two children (quote OCT2X), or £269.50 each when three children book (quote OCT3X).

All PGL holidays include accommodation, meals, activities, instruction, equipment, evening entertainment and caring supervision.

PGL’s special activity holiday insurance must be booked to take advantage of this offer (£37 per child on a seven-night holiday).

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August 15, 2018

Save up to 60% off the Last of the Summer Camps with PGL

The week starting Saturday 25 August (or Monday 27 August for short breaks) marks the last week of 2018 summer camps for unaccompanied children. PGL has slashed remaining places by up to 60% off brochure prices, for both multi-activity breaks and week-long themed holidays, at centres across the UK.

For example, at Boreatton Park, PGL’s long-established adventure centre that covers 240 acres on the Welsh borders, a seven-night multi-activity holiday that originally cost £609 is now £243.60, saving 60%. The deal is across all PGL age groups, that is seven to ten year olds, 10-13s and 13-16s.

At Winmarleigh Hall in Lancashire, there are discounted places for seven to ten year olds and the teenage group on the seven-night holiday the same week, with the original brochure price of £589 reduced by 60% to just £235.60.

Shorter breaks of four nights are also offered at some centres, with a short break at LIddington in Wiltshire starting Bank Holiday Monday 27 August now only £210, reduced by 60% from £525.

Selected themed holidays are also discounted, such as a seven-night Motorsports holiday at Osmington Bay in Dorset for 13-16 year olds, which was £699 but is now reduced by 40% to £419.40.  Another example is PGL’s Cook’s Academy, which offers 10-13 year olds an introduction to cooking. This is now reduced to £489.30, saving 30%.  All themed holidays spend half the week focussing on the ‘specialism’ and the other half on adventures taken from the centre’s multi-activity timetable.

All summer camps include accommodation, meals, activities, instruction, equipment, evening entertainment and caring supervision. PGL’s special activity holiday insurance must be booked to take advantage of this offer (£37 per child on a seven-night holiday). Quote LAST48X when booking a multi-activity holiday, or LAST58X for a themed holiday.

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July 23, 2018

Creative, Learning and Adventure Deals for Kids at PGL

Selected themed holidays for unaccompanied children and teenagers are now discounted by adventure holiday company PGL, with savings of between 20% and 50% on brochure prices.

The seven-night summer 2018 holidays range from ‘Love to Learn’ topics such as cooking, dancing and surfing, to ‘Creative Kids’ courses in film or music-making, and ‘Action and Adventure’ weeks full of thrills and challenges.

Whatever the theme, 50% of the week focuses on the ‘specialist’ activity under the leadership of experienced leaders, and 50% on fun activities from the centre’s multi-activity programme, such as archery, mountain biking, trapeze and zip wires.

Holidays are organised for different age ranges, of 7-10s, 10-13s and 13-16s. There are 13 centres across the UK offering a variety of theme holidays, including:

Holiday           PGL Centre                  Age                  Date                Was     Now                Saving

Dance              Boreatton Park           10-13, 13-16    18/8                 £649    £324.50           50%

Horse Riding   Windmill Hill               7-10                 11/8                 £729    £437.50           40%

Cooking           Bawdsey Manor          10-13               25/8                 £699    £489.30           30%

Surfing             Beam House                13-16               11, 18, 25/8     £689    £482.30           30%

Adventure       Osmington Bay           13-16               18, 25/8           £699    £349.50           50%

Music              Boreatton Park           13-16               11/8                 £729    £510.30           30%

Motorsports    Caythorpe Court         13-16               4, 18/8             £649    £324.50           50%

All holidays include accommodation, meals, activities, instruction, equipment, evening entertainment and caring supervision. PGL’s special activity holiday insurance must be booked to take advantage of this offer (£37 per child). Quote FIN98X when booking. 

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June 4, 2018

PGL Summer Camps: 50% off for First Timers

Since it was founded in 1957, hundreds of thousands of children have enjoyed A PGL ‘summer camp’ without their parents, trying out new activities and making new friends.

To encourage a new generation of kids to experience PGL for the first time, the company is now offering 50% off all its ‘First Timer’ multi-activity weeks this summer.

The offer – which must be booked by 18 June 2018 – saves up to £319 per child on a week-long residential stay.

Head of Holidays, Steve Hougham says “We understand it is a big thing for a parent to commit to their child’s first holiday away from home. But we know that children gain so much – especially in self-confidence – that it’s worth it, and this special offer makes the decision easier!”

All ‘First Timer’ holidays are just that: holidays exclusively for children who have not experienced PGL ‘unaccompanied’ before. Children who have been on a school trip or family holiday are eligible for the offer.

The half-price offer is on seven-night residential holidays on selected dates this summer at adventure centres in Surrey, Sussex, Wiltshire, the Isle of Wight, Devon, Dorset, Herefordshire, Shropshire and Lincolnshire.

Each is owned and run year-round by PGL, with trained staff taking care of everything from dawn to dusk – and beyond. Single-sex accommodation, all meals, activities every day, equipment, instruction and supervision are all included in holiday prices.

Specific examples of discount First Timer holiday weeks include:

Marchants Hill, Surrey: 4 Aug week for seven to 10 year olds was £639 now £319.50

Caythorpe Court, Lincs: 28 July & 4 Aug week for seven to 10 year olds was £639, now £319.50

Boreatton Park, Shrops: 18 & 25 Aug week for 10-13 year olds was £609, now £304.50

Liddington, Wilts: 11, 18 & 25 Aug week for seven to 10s or 10-13s was £609, now £304.50

Osmington Bay, Dorset: 21 July week for seven to 10s was £625, now £312.50

Little Canada, IoW: 18 Aug week for 10-13s or 13-16 year olds was £589, now £294.50

To take advantage of the offer, book by 18 June and take out PGL’s special activity holiday insurance (£27 per child).


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August 21, 2017

Last Week of the Summer: Save up to 60% at PGL

The final week of the summer holidays is the last chance for children to have fun, and for parents to save up to 70% on PGL holidays for unaccompanied children.

It’s also a last chance to learn a new skill so that children can start the new school year brimming with confidence, says PGL’s head of holidays Steve Hougham.

“Abseiling 40 feet or hitting the centre of the archery target gives children a real sense of achievement that they carry into the new term.  And when it comes to presenting ‘What I did in the Holidays’ PGL gives kids plenty to talk about!”

Among the discounted seven-night holidays starting Saturday 26 August 2017 are:

Centre & Holiday                                Age Group       Brochure £      Sale £              Saving 

Osmington Bay, Dorset

First-timers’ Multi Activity                  7-10 yrs           569                  227.60             60%

Boreatton Park, Shropshire

Horse Riding & Pony Trekking                        7-10 yrs           695                  278                  60%

Tregoyd House, Powys

Multi Activity                                      10-13 yrs         555                  222                  60%

Marchants Hill, Surrey

Motorsports                                        13-16 yrs         619                  309.50             60%

These are examples of discounted holidays and centres. For an up to date list, see PGL’s special offers section of the website.

In all cases, prices are per child and include accommodation, all meals, activities, equipment, instruction, caring supervision – and a sense of achievement!

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Availability correct at date of issue.

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




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