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April 25, 2019

Parents Half Price on PGL Family Adventures

PGL Family Adventures has a new offer on six- and seven-night activity holidays in the UK and France this May half term and in the Summer holidays: one parent is now half price per each full-paying child, if booked by 3 May.

In Britain, the deal is on a range of dates at PGL’s adventure centres in Devon, Lincolnshire, Wiltshire, Suffolk, Perthshire and on the Isle of Wight.

For example, on a week-long multi-activity holiday at Barton Hall in Devon starting Saturday 25 May, each parent would have paid £469 if sharing a family room, or £499 if occupying a separate room from the children.

Now, for each full-paying child aged five to 18 years (at a cost of £379 or £409 depending on the room), one parent is half price, paying £234.50 or £249.50 respectively.

This means a family of four could save up to £499 at Barton Hall this half term for a truly inclusive holiday – accommodation, food, activities, tuition, equipment and evening fun! The same principle applies to selected July and August dates, so a family of four could save up to £539 for the same package.

The offer is also valid on selected summer holidays in France, at PGL’s château-style centre near Disneyland Paris (for seven-night stays), and on canoeing holidays in the Ardèche gorge (a six-night holiday).

For example, the Disneyland Adventure holiday, which includes two full days in the theme park and two days of multi-activities at the Château de Grande Romaine, would have cost £609 per parent when sharing a family room, or £699 each if occupying a separate room from the children, but now is just £304.50 or £349.50 respectively. Children aged five to 18 years inclusive pay either £549 or £625 depending on whether they share with parents.

In this case, a family of four could save up to £699 for a holiday that includes everything except travel to France.

Full terms and conditions online: quote MAY19 when booking.

0333 321 2114,

August 8, 2018

Family activity holidays in Lanzarote at October half-term…

Activity holiday specialist, Zenith Holidays, is highlighting its family activity holidays in Lanzarote at October half term where fun pursuits include paddle-boarding lessons, surfing tuition and cycling trips.

Beginning on 20 October, these seven-night holidays – which also include snorkelling and hiking – are based at the three-star Coral Beach Hotel at Playa Blanca, a friendly, family-owned beachside property.

Prices start at £2,300 for a family two and two children (aged eight and over) inclusive of half-board accommodation – with accommodation in a two-bedroom villa – airport transfers and activities above with equipment hire, instruction and transport.

Flights are not included in the price, but Zenith is happy to advise on options.

0203 137 7678,

June 20, 2018

AFFORDABLE peak season self-catering chalet holidays in the French Alps…

Family activity specialist, Zenith Holidays, is highlighting a selection of self-catering chalet holidays in the French Alps which are transformed in the warm summer months into an adventure holiday playground featuring pursuits ranging from white water rafting to via ferrata.

Locations on offer include Morzine, an atmospheric alpine village with a beautiful mountain backdrop situated in the heart of the Portes de Soleil, close to the Swiss border.  Activities are endless and include mountain biking, para-gliding, rafting, golf and hiking.

Featured properties in Morzine include Chalet Ellen which sleeps up to 12 people in five en suite bedrooms.  The living area is open-plan and there is a sauna, ideal for relaxing after a busy day having fun.  A short stroll leads to the centre of the old part of Morzine with its restaurants, bars and small shops and boutiques.

As an example of peak season prices, a seven-night self-catering holiday starting on 28 July or 4 August costs £1250 inclusive of accommodation with bed linen and towels and a return Dover/Calais ferry crossing for one car and passengers.  The same holiday, but starting on 11 August costs £1000.

Six-day pre-bookable activity packages are available with Zenith which include one rafting session, one via ferrata session, plus free access to indoor and outdoor swimming pools, free chairlifts to hiking trails, use of tennis courts and ice rink and discounts for summer sledging.

Reservations:  0203 137 7678,

May 30, 2018

Family ‘learn to surf’ holidays in South West France…

Family activity holiday specialists, Zenith Holidays, is highlighting its ‘learn to surf’ weeks aimed at families who would like to learn the sport or who are looking to improve their technique.

The surfing packages take place at Moliets – with its immense beach bordered by sand dunes and pine forests – and consist of five sessions of two hours under the guidance of a professional surf instructor and all the necessary equipment such as a surf board and a wet suit.

During the week, in addition to learning to surf, guests will also learn more about the ocean (currents, tides, sand banks and the environment) which contributes to becoming a safe and educated surfer.

As an example of price, a seven-night peak season holiday starting, for example, on 28 July, costs from £453 per person, based on a family of four sharing, inclusive of ‘the learn to surf’ package, a return Eurotunnel crossing for car and passengers, cycle hire and accommodation in a self-catering apartment at the Moliets Holiday Village.

This pedestrianised holiday village extends down to the sea and facilities include swimming pools, golf, tennis and restaurants.

Reservations:  0203 137 7678,

February 21, 2018

Kids Go Free on PGL Family Adventure Breaks this Easter

PGL is offering free places for children aged five to 18 on all its Family Adventures during the Easter holidays, if booked by 5 March.

For each full-paying child on a two-night, four-night or seven-night Easter break, a second child is completely free, saving between £139 and £399 per child.

A range of start dates are offered between 23 March and 13 April at six adventure centres in Perthshire, Lincolnshire, Shropshire, Wiltshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight.

For example at PGL’s Liddington adventure centre in Wiltshire a two-night break starting Saturday 31 March includes up to six different activities  over the weekend, plus family-focused evening fun, along with simple but ensuite accommodation in a family room and all meals. Each adult pays £179, the first child £159 and a second child is completely free, saving £159. (Separate rooms for adults and children are also available at a supplement.)

Alternatively, for families with just one child, the child price is discounted by 30%.

Children as young as five are usually able to tackle all the activities on offer over the weekend. Two, three and four year olds are welcome, and are free but are too young to participate and – as PGL does not offer crèche facilities – a parent must be responsible for such youngsters at all times, which will impact on their ability to take part.

To take advantage of the offer, quote EAS18 when booking by 5 March.

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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