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September 24, 2018

Introduce Children to PGL this Half Term and save £££

A three-day/two-night PGL Introductory Adventure at October half term is the perfect opportunity for unaccompanied children to discover their independence – and have fun!

The cost for one child is £169, but an offer – book three children and only pay for two – encourages three siblings or friends to try PGL together, at a reduced price. With the offer, the cost per child is reduced to £112.

The discounted breaks are for children aged seven to 13, start on Tuesday 23 October and are offered at PGL’s Boreatton Park adventure centre in Shropshire, Liddington in Wiltshire, Marchants Hill in Surrey, Windmill Hill in Sussex and Osmington Bay in Dorset.

“Every child on an Introductory Adventure is experiencing PGL for the first time,” says head of holidays Steve Hougham, “and we know that for many children, it is also the first time they’ve been away without a parent, so our Group Leaders are trained to give additional support.”

PGL’s website is packed with information helpful to parents of ‘first-timers’, from its Parent Guide to several videos illustrating life at a PGL centre.

Parents can deliver their children to the centre on Tuesday morning, see the amazing facilities for themselves and meet PGL staff who are ‘in loco parentis’ during the break. (All meals from Tuesday lunch to Thursday dinner are included.)

During the three-day break, children enjoy up to eight activity sessions, ranging from fun ball sports to thrilling rope and zip wire activities. Evenings are fun too, with ‘winding down’ sessions before supervised bedtime.

Parents should quote INTRO342 when booking this ‘3 for 2’ offer.

Additionally, if parents subsequently book a child’s four- or seven-night multi-activity stay at February half term, Easter or May half term 2019, before the end of this year, PGL will refund the cost of the Introductory Adventure!

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

 

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!

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

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

May 24, 2017

Music, Film, Dance – save £100 on creative holidays at PGL

PGL’s summer camps for unaccompanied children and teens are not all about raft-building and abseiling. Themed holiday weeks offer creative kids the chance to explore film-making, dance and music – and now selected holidays are discounted by £100 if booked by 16 June.

For example, during a week’s stay at Boreatton Park in Shropshire, 10-13s and 13-16s can follow a film-making course, collaborating under the guidance of PGL staff to create a finished short film, with a DVD copy to take home.  From scriptwriting to sound-effects, acting and editing – every child is fully-involved.  Film-making occupies half the week, but PGL makes sure youngsters also get fresh air and outdoor fun for at least a couple of hours each day. Offered on 22 July, 5, 12 and 19 August, the brochure price of £695 is reduced by £100 if booked by 16 June.

Two centres are equipped with music studios and over the course of a week youngsters can record voices and instruments, learning to sample, sequence beats and edit: everything from headphones to editing software is provided, and kids can pursue their own musical style, from Garage to Rock. Offered both in Shropshire and at Marchants Hill in Surrey on 22 and 29 July, half the week is spent in the studio and half on fun activities from the centre’s wide range. Originally £695 per child aged 10-16, this is now reduced to £595.

And 13-16 year olds interested in health and wellbeing can enjoy a mix of natural beauty lessons, yoga, nail and hair care along with healthy exercise and opportunities to simply chill out and chat. The sessions are mixed with fun activities in Boreatton Park’s 240 acres. Wellbeing weeks start 12 and 19 August and were originally £629, but are now reduced to £529. Boys and girls are equally welcome!

Other themed holidays with reductions include Dance weeks and Video Games courses. In all cases, the price includes single-sex accommodation, all meals, equipment, instruction, age-appropriate evening fun and supervision.

To take advantage of the offer, PGL’s special activity holiday insurance must be taken (£37). Quote MBR12 when booking by 16 June.

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

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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

August 7, 2012

Video games/film-making holidays for youngsters this summer

Kids whose interests lean towards the creative can immerse themselves in video games and film-making on two themed holidays with PGL, with some multi-activities fun thrown in for some fresh air and fun.

At Boreatton Park in Shropshire, 10-16 year olds can create their own 3D video game using the latest Digitial Graphics Tablets and software on a Video Games Pro week starting 18 August.  This is great for kids who already have experience of coding, and costs £619.  And in Surrey, starting 25 August, 10-16 year olds looking to follow in Danny Boyle’s footsteps can be director, script-writer, camera-man or actor on a Film Making holiday at Marchants Hill.  This holiday is now only £353, saving 40% on the original price.

On both holidays six half-days are focused on the main activity, and six half-days on a range of fun outdoor activities.  The holidays are fully inclusive of meals, instruction, equipment and supervision.  0844 371 2424, www.pgl.co.uk

June 7, 2012

PGL: getting Britain’s kids active in Olympic year

PGL is poised to welcome thousands of Olympics-inspired children to its 13 UK adventure centres this summer, on holidays designed to get kids off the sofa, getting fit through having fun.

“Some Olympic sports like fencing, sailing and mountain biking have been part of our multi-activity programme for years,” says head of holidays Steve Hougham.  “This year we expect more kids than ever to get out of breath, messy and muddy on an active holiday – and feel all the better for it!”

Multi-activity holidays combine ‘proper’ sports including canoeing, swimming and rifle shooting, with fun activities like aeroball (best described as volleyball on a trampoline) and motorsports, and confidence-building challenges set by abseiling, ropes courses and the Jacobs’ Ladder.

An Olympian of the future? Image courtesy of PGL

“PGL has introduced several million children to new activities since 1957, often on school trips.  Our summer holidays are not only hugely enjoyable, they enable young people to discover new aptitudes – and who knows, perhaps some will go on to excel in a particular sport,” says Hougham.

PGL sponsors several young potential Olympians, including Joe Clarke (slalom canoeist and GB U23 team member), Josh Wedgwood (kayaker) and Kate Mannerings (amputee sailor and regular instructor at PGL’s Dorset coast watersports centre).

Introductory holidays of two days/one night (£99) are designed for children who have never tried PGL before – and probably never been away from home.  Three- and four-night mini-breaks are also available (from £175), but week-long holidays are the most popular options, allowing children to try the widest range of activities, build confidence and make friends.

A seven night multi-activity holiday this summer costs from £459, depending on the adventure centre and accommodation.  All holidays are fully-inclusive, with three balanced meals a day, all equipment and instruction, plus caring supervision from wake-up call to bed-time (and after, if needed!).  Separate age groups operate for seven-10s, 10-13s and 13-16 year olds.

And when you book one child onto a multi-activity week for this summer, a second child on the same holiday costs just £49 – saving up to £490.  To take advantage of this offer, bookings must be made by 14 June and holiday insurance for both children (£37 each) must be taken.

For the best ideas and offers on holidays for unaccompanied children contact 0844 371 2424 or visit www.pgl.co.uk

 

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