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February 11, 2019

Make the most of Easter/May Bank Holidays with a BIG Canal Cruise!

The late Easter followed by the May Day Bank Holiday means a fourteen or seventeen-night holiday requires as few as nine days’ annual leave AND allows travellers to discover one of Britain’s unique canal ‘Rings’.

“The Rings combine different canals and rivers to make a circular route that offers an ever-changing landscape,” explains Nigel Richards, managing director of the UK’s premier boating holidays company Waterways Holidays.

“We can arrange 17-night holidays starting Good Friday 19 April which end on 6 May and include three Bank Holidays, taking up just nine days of holiday entitlement,” says Nigel, “while 14-night hires starting Easter Saturday also make for a great Spring holiday.”

The company’s top three Canal Rings are:

Avon Ring – A Ring of two halves: not only canals but the Rivers Avon and Severn. Two weeks allows time to discover the cathedral city of Worcester, historic Tewkesbury and Shakespeare’s Stratford as well as the orchards of the Vale of Evesham. Some of the route is lock-free, though the Tardebigge Flight is an energetic 36 lock ‘staircase’. A four-berth narrowboat such as ‘Teddington’ may be hired from Wootton Wawen: 17 nights’ hire in this period is £2210, plus fuel.

Leicester Ring – A varied waterscape of narrow and wide canals and rivers including the mighty Grand Union Canal. See Richard III’s tomb in Leicester Cathedral, visit Rugby and Burton-on-Trent. Exciting canal features include Foxton Locks, aqueducts over the Dove River and Braunston Tunnel. For two families or a group of friends, the eight-berth ‘Wenlock 8’ is based at Braunston: 17 nights hire is £2966, including the first tank of diesel.

South Pennine Ring – The rugged Pennine hills offer wonderful views, former mill towns like Hebden Bridge and Todmorden contrast with the big city buzz of Manchester. This is an energetic route with lots of locks plus the world’s longest canal tunnel, the Standedge Tunnel, where boats are towed in convoy! A two-berth boat like ‘Oxford’ based at Sowerby Bridge is £2089 for 17 nights’ hire to include the first tank of fuel.

All prices/availability correct at date of issue.

 

Waterways Holidays: 01252 339023, www.waterwaysholidays.com

 

July 11, 2018

Savings of up to £330 on mobile home holidays in France, Spain and Italy

Bargain deals in France, Spain or Italy…that’s the offer from mobile home specialist, Venue Holidays, on seven-night getaways for families of up to six from 28 July 2018.

Locations in France include Camping la Croix du Vieux Pont at Berny Riviere in Picardy, a lakeside campsite offering a wealth of facilities.  These include an indoor and outdoor swimming pool with fountains and waterfalls, a wellness centre with a beauty salon, gym sauna and steam room, plus 10-pin bowling, tennis and fishing.  The campsite also runs weekly excursions to Paris and Disneyland Paris.  A week from 28 July in a two-bedroom mobile home with decking is now priced at £705, saving £331.

At Camping Playa de Pals on Spain’s Costa Brava, a week from 28 July in a three-bedroom mobile home with air-con and decking now costs £1064, a reduction of £336.  The campsite has direct access to a sandy beach and amenities include swimming pools, football, basketball, tennis, cycle hire and mini golf.  Nearby is the historic town of Pals with its cobbled streets and excellent Catalan restaurants.

Or at Camping Park Albatros at San Vincenzo in Tuscany families can enjoy seven nights from 28 July in a two-bedroom mobile home with air-con and decking for £920, saving £291.  This relaxed and friendly campsite is set in 30 acres of pine forest – but is just 900 yards from a sandy beach – and its facilities include a large swimming pool area with lagoon pools and an Olympic-size swimming pool, cycle hire, a tree walking course, table tennis and mini-golf.

Ferry crossings can be arranged by Venue Holidays on request and cost from £123 for a return weekend saver P&O Dover/Calais sailing for car and passengers.

01233 629950, www.venueholidays.co.uk

May 14, 2018

PGL Family Adventures at Half Term: four nights now from just £159

Remaining May half term family breaks at PGL’s adventure centres in the UK are now discounted, with prices pitched at just £159 per person, representing a massive saving of up to £800 for a family of four!

The five-day/four-night breaks all start Monday 28 May and include simple but ensuite accommodation (parents and children in separate rooms), all meals, activities, instruction and equipment, as well as family-focussed evening fun.

The breaks are offered at PGL’s family adventure centres Barton Hall in Devon, Caythorpe Court in Lincolnshire and Liddington in Wiltshire.

Now, parents and children alike pay just £159 per person, saving up to £230 per parent, and up to £170 per child on original brochure prices.

The biggest saving is at PGL’s fabulous adventure centre above Torbay in Devon, where four nights at Barton Hall will now cost a family of two adults and two children aged five to 18 years just £636 (£159 x four), saving a huge £800 off the original price!

Barton Hall is set in 46 acres of the English Riviera, with distant sea views and amazing facilities including an outdoor heated swimming pool (in use for half term), zip wires, giant swings and a lake where canoeing and raft building take place. Other activities (which are also organised at Caythorpe Court and Liddington) include archery, fencing, abseiling and ropes courses.

With this offer, the equivalent saving on the Caythorpe Court and Liddington breaks is an amazing £680 for a family of four.  Quote MAY199 when booking.

Children two to four years are also welcome, and are free, but must be supervised at all times by a parent, which impacts on the adult’s ability to take part in activities.

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

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 and 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 and other national sports bodies.

 

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

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.  http://pgl.co.uk/en-gb/family-adventures/special-offers/free-child-places-this-easter-1

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

 

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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

July 11, 2017

August camping and mobile home deals in Picardy…

Bargain-priced camping and mobile home holidays at Camping la Croix du Vieux Pont – a five-star lakeside campsite situated in the glorious scenery of Picardy and just a 147-mile journey from the ferry port of Calais – are being featured this August by Venue Holidays.

Facilities at the campsite are ‘second to none’ and include an impressive swimming pool complex with indoor and outdoor pools, slides, waterfalls and fountains, a wellness centre with a gym, sauna and solarium, along with tennis, cycle hire, archery, abseiling, 10-pin bowling and a climbing wall.

Lakeside activities include canoeing, pedalo hire, swimming and fishing.  The campsite also runs weekly excursions to Disneyland Paris and Paris.

As an example of August deals, a seven-night holiday, arriving on-site on 10 August, in a two bedroom mobile home with decking is now priced at £695, saving £271.

Or, a seven-night break from 13 August in a fully-equipped four-bedroom Espace tent now costs £591, a reduction of £129.

The above prices are for two adults and up to four children.  Ferry crossings can be arranged by Venue Holidays on request and cost from £123 for a return weekend P&O Dover/Calais saver crossing for car and passengers.

01233 629950, www.venueholidays.co.uk

Ends

For further information please contact Andrew Burden at Venue Holidays on 01233 629950.  Release issued by Beacon PR (01572) 748800

 

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