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Adventure

Holidays 2014 for 7-17 year olds

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In so many ways, our holidays are a very special kind of fun. For a start, they’re adventures that are just for children. They get to try amazing activities in the great outdoors. Laugh with new friends and old.

Spread their wings a little and gain a whole lot of confidence. Challenge themselves. And yes, grow up a bit as well. For most it’s their first time staying away from home and that makes it special too. In fact, it’s amazing what children achieve when they’re enjoying themselves. We understand that taking that first step as a parent can seem daunting but we believe the rewards are worth it. That’s why we believe ‘adventure matters’ and why we’d love you and your children more than ever to join the adventure in 2014.

See it, hear it, explore for yourself. The best way to understand what makes us special is to come and visit one of centres for yourself. Because that’s asking a lot, we’ve created this brochure, our website and a selection of great videos to bring what we do to life. To check out our videos, head to our website now or give us a call and we’ll send you a free DVD.

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We think it’s important you know who we are and what we’re all about. We’ve been pioneers of children’s adventure for almost 60 years and we set the standards in what we do. We work with thousands of schools, groups, parents and children. In fact, a whopping 300,000 children now stay at PGL centres every year and it’s growing all the time. We always put safety at the heart of everything we do. We believe in getting out in the great outdoors in small groups, learning from new experiences and having fun. We believe in children because we’re parents too and because we understand just how much adventure matters. These deeply held values have stayed with us since we were founded by Peter Gordon Lawrence in 1957 and we don’t intend to change them now. These are just some of the reasons we stand apart from the crowd and believe we offer something very special. We hope you agree and we invite you to join us.

Love to learn more, too little time? There’s always a reason to delay, hold back or put things off in our busy lives. Everything competes strongly for our attention. That’s why we’ve designed our brochure to make it fun and easy to find out everything you need as you browse through or dip in when you can. You can also flip straight to our legendary Parent Guide on page 80 which is packed with all the essential details.

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i wasn’t disappointed. she wants to go again. ” Ms Walker

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proud Our not so secret recipe

Describing what our holidays consist of isn’t simple. We don’t have a clever buzzword to describe it in a nutshell. That’s because our recipe creates completely unique experiences for every child, every time. We’ve been perfecting it for a long time now and like most good things it’s not so secret really. It’s all about the kind of things that, as parents, we know count for so much – quality, common sense, experience and care. It works so well because it brings lots of different elements together in a special way.

The big 5 ingredients!

✔ We create high quality, safe, exciting adventure centres, dedicated purely to children.

✔ We employ and train an engaged, motivated and caring team of staff.

✔ We throw in top quality equipment, specialist outdoor activity instructors, all food and accommodation and much more.

✔ We offer exciting and inventive holidays, with never a dull moment from dawn ‘til dusk.

✔ We include almost everything you need in the price. We believe it’s a winning formula, offering terrific outcomes for children and great quality, reassurance and value for parents.

People always like to skip ahead... We do too! So if you’re already itching to dive in deeper, feel free to jump straight into our holidays section on pages 12-51. You’ll find almost 30 different holidays to choose from!

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“ Taking part in new activities

having more freedom and having a really good time. � Marcus, aged 11

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THE Adventure

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So much more to discover Read all about it!

We really hope we’ve given you a taste of who we are, what we do and why it could be so great for your children too. The rest of our brochure is full of adventure and fun but is also designed to make choosing a PGL holiday for your children as easy as possible.

✔ The next section is packed full of almost 30 different

holidays, for you and your children to read about together. They are clearly marked with the suitable age groups and give you all the key facts about each holiday and where they are available.

✔ After that you’ll find a section with the lowdown on each of our amazing adventure centres.

✔ Finally, the back section is our Parent Guide, with in-depth information put together based on feedback from parents, past and present.

Chat it through... Our Holiday Consultants are second to none. Most are parents too and know our centres and holidays well, so are best placed to answer your questions. We’re not an impersonal, ‘scripted’ call-centre and won’t be on a clock to end your call and move on. You can call us on 0844 371 2424.

Go digital! We’re open 24/7 at www.pgl.co.uk. You’ll find everything that’s in this brochure and more, including great interactive centre maps, videos, and the latest offers and availability, as well as the ability to book online. We also tweet, post and share thoughts on Twitter and Facebook at the addresses below: www.twitter.com/pglholidays www.facebook.com/pglholidays

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MultiHoliActi vity days The original – and still the best!

Our Multi Activity holidays give your children the chance to discover what they enjoy and be challenged and excited all day, every day. With over 50 activities on land and water to try and so many different centres to choose from, it’s easy to see why Multi Activity is our most popular holiday by far!

Made to measure. With 7, 4, 3 night and other durations to choose from, Multi Activity comes in a shape and size to suit every child. We even have special ‘Introductory Adventures’ from only £99 and birthday parties from £16 per child.

Social networking... Our holidays are all about getting children together in small groups to socialise, learn from one another and share the adventure. Meeting different children in a fun and stimulating group environment is key to what we do. It’s why we’ve developed our age groupings to create good group dynamics but also be flexible enough to adapt when it makes sense. We divide our holidays into three main age groups in the UK (see adjacent page) but allow for the youngest and/or older in each group to overlap adjacent age groups so you can choose which will best suit your children. Whichever option you choose and whichever centre you pick, with Multi Activity as your choice, you and your child will enjoy the best of all worlds.

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This is our busiest age group, with the widest choice of holidays. Our Specialist holidays are also a big hit and 10-13’s have an insatiable thirst for trying new things. Our Groupies encourage more self-reliance but with plenty of support and guidance too. In France we include nine year olds in this group too.


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We keep an extra eye on our youngest guests and find they are usually the most reluctant to go home by the end of their holiday! Our Groupies maximise the fun and pack their holiday with lots of activities, so they are kept occupied and feel at home quickly. We’ve also introduced a diary specifically for our younger guests and their Groupie to fill out during their stay to give parents a real insight into their child’s holiday.

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A more grown up approach

We have a more inventive approach to our holidays for teenagers. Groupies allow more freedom but know where to draw the boundaries too. We also include more advanced holidays – like learning to drive a car, skiing in Austria and plenty of other adrenaline packed adventures. In France and Austria we also include 17 year olds in this group.

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We offer over 50 different activities across all our centres and we pack in as many as possible on every PGL Adventure Holiday.

Abseiling Aeroball All Aboard Archery Arts & Crafts Ballsports Beach Walk BMX Body Boarding Bouldering Canoeing Cat Walk Challenge Course Circus Skills Climbing Coastal Walk Crate Challenge Cycle Trail Dragon Boating Fencing Forest Trail Giant Swing High Ropes Hike Initiative Exercises Jacob’s Ladder Kayaking Keel Boats Kite Flying

Ladder Logic Low Ropes Motorsports Mountain Biking Mountain Trail Nature Trail Orienteering Parachute Games Powerfan Raft Building Rifle Shooting Sailing Sensory Trail Sequoia Scramble Speed Sailing Street Surfing Surfing Survivor Swimming Team Challenge Team Games The Matrix Trapeze Tree Climb Tunnel Trail Vertical Challenge Zip Wire

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The fun doesn’t stop there! We also include fun-packed evening entertainment programmes at all our centres, every day, all year round, whichever holiday you choose.

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09:00 – 17:00

Up to 12 children £360 (equates to £30 per child*)

*All of the above options include lunch and birthday cake (if required). All birthday and adventure day packages are sold at a total package price as shown above and are subject to a minimum group size of 8 and a maximum group size of 12. Prices are valid until 31st October 2014. Activities vary at each centre and are dependent on availability.

Call 0844 371 2424 or visit www.pgl.co.uk

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SpeciHoliadliaysst Dare to be different

Children push boundaries – they’re supposed to. We’ve spent years creating pioneering children’s adventure holidays so we’re more aware of this than most and it’s our job to keep up! That’s why we offer an amazing array of holidays that offer so much – a fresh challenge, a new hobby, learning new skills, foreign travel and more. Something that’s a step up from the norm. That’s why we call them ‘Specialist’ and we’ve got 26 to choose from in the UK and France. Each is as action packed as our famous Multi Activity holidays and most include six half days of multi-activities too. They also cost less than you might think – from only £10* more per child than a comparable seven night Multi Activity holiday*.

Find your flavour... Experience has led us to develop our holidays around four different ‘themes’ that help parents and children find those that best fit their interests and personalities – whether they’re into more action, want to learn a new skill, get creative or travel further afield.

Extra, extra! Many of our Specialist Holidays include something extra – T-shirts, recipe booklets, DVD’s, learning diaries, rosettes, trophies or prizes. A nice memento, hard earned badge of honour or a guidebook for future reference – just another reason we call them ‘special’. *See page 99 for more information.

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The ultimate PGL adventures! Spread your wings further and try watersports on the Med, canoe the Ardèche River, visit Paris or grab some ‘snow-time’ in Austria. Two Centre Adventure p44-45 Paris & Disneyland® p46-47 Mediterranean Watersports p48-49 Skiing & Snowboarding p50-51

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Six half days of watersports + Six half days of multi activity

What’s it all about?

If you get a kick from fun on the water, then Wet & Wild will float your boat! The Isle of Wight is a mecca for watersports and here you’ll try waterskiing, wakeboarding, power boating, knee boarding, sailing, banana boats, kayaking and canoeing.

Can I do other activities as well?

Yes – every day you’ll also enjoy half a day of dry land activities from our brilliant multi activity programme, plus different entertainment every evening. So you can pack in loads of other new experiences too!

What will I learn?

Wakeboarding, like snowboarding on water, is one cool way to take to the water. Then try waterskiing – with two skis to control, you’ll start on a training bar alongside the boat, but will soon progress to a long line. For powerboating, we have boats with engine sizes from 50–90bhp; plus we have Wave Slayer inflatables to tow you behind! Weather permitting; you’ll also spend half a day sailing to Cowes, home of British yachting.

Do I need any experience?

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a dab hand at watersports or a complete beginner. If you’re looking for excitement and are water confident, then this is your holiday!

Do I need any specialist equipment? No, we provide everything from wetsuits to lifejackets, plus personal tuition from our fully trained instructors. Just be ready to get very wet!

Where can I do this holiday? Little Canada – see pages 64-65

Holiday price £609

from only £60 more than a Multi Activity holiday* * See page 99 for more information.

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What’s it all about?

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to use all the survival and espionage techniques you’ll learn throughout the week to complete your task. This is a top secret assignment and you will have to take part in a range of activities which will test your skills.

What will I have to do?

As part of your training we will teach you the espionage techniques you need to complete your mission. You will learn spy skills such as forensics (finger printing, hair analysis), communications (signals, code making and breaking), surveillance (binoculars, mirrors, hiding and tailing) as well as taking part in activities such as abseiling, canoeing,

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Six half days of spy training + Six half days of multi activity

climbing and more! For the 10-13 age group your training culminates in a fantastic 24 hour camp-out, where you will learn to construct a shelter, build and light a fire and cook food.

Can I do other activities too?

Yes, this holiday is also designed to pack in loads of activities from our brilliant multi activity programme at each centre and there is also evening entertainment each night.

from only £10 more than a Multi Activity holiday* * See page 99 for more information.

Where can I do this holiday? 7-10 year olds:

Boreatton Park – see pages 56-57 Caythorpe Court – see pages 58-59 Marchants Hill – see pages 60-61 Hillcrest – see pages 74-75

10-13 year olds:

Little Canada – see pages 64-65 Osmington Bay – see pages 66-67

Holiday prices from £569

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Six half days of motorsports + Six half days of multi activity What’s it all about?

13-16 10-13

Learn to ride a motorbike, develop your own go-kart strategy, or tackle our off-road track on a quad bike. You’ll learn basic skills, and improve over the week. Driving vehicles you’re not normally able to!

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Can I do other activities as well?

Yes – every day you’ll also enjoy half a day of activities from our brilliant multi activity programme, plus different entertainment every evening, so you can pack in loads of other new experiences too!

What can I drive?

Depending on your centre and age group, you’ll drive up to three different vehicles. Engine sizes vary from 50cc to 80cc, with speeds limited to suit the conditions. All centres have quad bikes and motorbikes, with selected centres also having go-karts and a selection of ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles).

What do I learn?

You’ll learn balance, clutch control, and to start and stop safely. We operate time trials, rather than races, to help you monitor your progress. You can also design your own course, using equipment including obstacles, ramps, see-saws and limbo bars.

Do I need any specialist equipment?

We provide all specialist equipment, including goggles, helmets, overalls and other safety equipment.

Where can I do this holiday?

Boreatton Park - see pages 56-57 Caythorpe Court - see pages 58-59 Marchants Hill - see pages 60-61 Osmington Bay - see pages 66-67 Dalguise - see pages 68-69 Beam House - see pages 72-73

Holiday price from £569 from only £10 more than a Multi Activity holiday* * See page 99 for more information.

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If you think you’d enjoy a Multi Activity holiday, but you’re up for a bit more of a challenge, then pick Xtreme Adventure! It’s fast, fun and has a high adrenaline activity mix for maximum excitement and life on the edge.

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Combine the fantastic range of activities at our centre, with a breathtaking extreme sport each day. Our high octane programme includes crag climbing, coastal kayaking, ‘zorbing’ (yes – you really do get inside that giant ball), motorbiking, a challenging mountain bike ride alongside the Jurassic Coast and our new coasteering adventure!

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Can I do other activities too?

Yes, every day you’ll also enjoy half a day of activities from our brilliant multi activity programme, plus great evening entertainment.

Where do the activities take place? Many activities take place on-site. The rest are just a short coach ride away. Discover the excitement of world class ‘sport climbing’ at the nearby crag and enjoy coastal kayaking at the Portland Sailing Academy, the sailing venue for the 2012 Olympics. We also head off for zorbing at Dorchester’s amazing 300m run, the longest in the country. Introduced in 2013, you can experience the thrills and spills of coasteering along the Jurassic Coast – one of the UK’s newest adventure sports!

Do I need any specialist equipment?

No, we’ll provide all your equipment and safety gear. Just bring your sense of adventure!

Where can I do this holiday? Osmington Bay – see pages 66-67

Holiday price £615

from only £76 more than a Multi Activity holiday* * See page 99 for more information.

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Six half days of motorsports + Six half days of multi activity

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What’s it all about?

Tried our Motorsports holiday and now you want more? Take it to the next level with our Motorsports Pro holiday. With even more riding time and a variety of tracks and obstacle courses to help you develop your technical skills, this holiday really steps up the pace! Y More importantly, as well as getting to try a range A ofCTIVIT four different vehicles, this holiday gives you a chance to gain a Certificate of Achievement on completing our course, developed in association with EASI (European All-terrain vehicle Safety Institute).

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You’ll have lots of riding time with coaching from our qualified instructors, focusing on riding strategies, sharp turns, quick stops and swerves, U-turns and traversing hills. You will also help to carry all pre-ride safety checks and maintenance on the vehicles you use, in addition to competing in our ‘beat the clock’, Formula one style Pit Stop Challenge! On the last day your quad bike riding will be assessed to see if you fulfil all the requirements to gain your Certificate of Achievement.

What can I drive?

Most of the training will take place on 50cc quad bikes but you’ll also get to drive 80cc-150cc motorbikes, gokarts and ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles).

Can I do other activities as well?

Yes, every day you’ll also enjoy half a day of activities from our fantastic multi activity programme, plus great evening entertainment and, fixtures allowing, there may also be an excursion to the local speedway track to watch the experts!

Do I need any experience?

No, but we do recommend that if you have no previous experience of riding a quad bike or motorbike that you try our Motorsports holiday before booking Motorsports Pro.

Where can I do this holiday?

Caythorpe Court - see pages 58-59

Holiday price £599

from only £40 more than a Multi Activity holiday* * See page 99 for more information.

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To start with there are four action-packed days taking in the best multi-activities on offer at our biggest and boldest adventure centres! Plus, we’ll take you even further on your adrenaline quest with two day trips out to the country’s best adventure theme parks. Just don’t be surprised if you come back with your hair standing on end!

Boreatton Park

Alton Towers - The Big 5

Smiler • Th13teen • Rita Queen of Speed • Air • Oblivion

Windmill Hill

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The Swarm • Saw – The Ride • Stealth • Colossus • Nemesis Inferno

Chessington World of Adventures - The Big 5

Kobra • Dragon’s Fury • Rameses Revenge • Black Buccaneer • Rattlesnake

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Two days of white knuckle theme parks + Four days of multi activity

Where can I do this holiday?

Boreatton Park – see pages 56-57 Windmill Hill - see pages 70-71

Holiday price £599

from only £40 more than a Multi Activity holiday* * See page 99 for more information.

Drayton Manor - The Big 5 G-Force • Apocalypse • ShockWave • Storm Force 10 • Maelstrom

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What’s it all about?

Lord Charles Hunt collected many treasures during his lifetime and recorded them all in great detail in his diary. Mysteriously, when he died, his most prized and valuable treasure, the Pharaoh’s Pyramid Puzzle, could not be found and is still missing today.

Why do we need to find the pyramid?

Mysterious inscriptions found in the Pharaoh’s tomb told of magical forces locked deep within the Pyramid Puzzle. Beware, because if the puzzle ever falls into the hands of the followers of Ghoulah, the inscriptions warn of impending doom! In order to prevent this, pieces of the Pyramid have been scattered around the Boreatton Park Estate where they have lain hidden for nearly 150 years. However, the inscriptions warned that after 150 years the followers of Ghoulah would return to look for the Pyramid. It must not be allowed to fall into their hands, which is where you come in...

What will we have to do?

We can’t reveal the location of the clues as the followers may get to them before you, so you will have to be ready for anything. You will need to use the zip wire to escape; canoe across the crocodile infested waters of Boreatton Lake; abseil down the tower to reach a clue, as well as many other challenges. You will also prove your skills as an intrepid explorer by spending a day at Alton Towers. Come on this holiday if you are bold, brave and ready for a few surprises!

Where can I do this holiday? Boreatton Park – see pages 56-57

Holiday price £585

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A seven night Multi Activity holiday – with a difference! Three days of our action-packed multi activity programme and three days exploring the best attractions accessible from our fantastic Marchants Hill centre. Everything is included in the cost, including entry to all attractions and coaches.

What will I do?

Three days of your holiday will be spent exploring the attractions below, whilst the other three days will be packed with brilliant activities from our multi activity programme!

Explorer Day 1: London Tour and London Eye

• Depart am for coach tour of London – including;

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Explorer Day 2: Madame Tussauds

• Depart am for all day visit to the world famous Madame Tussauds exhibit in London including lunch at Madame Tussauds. • Back to centre for dinner and evening entertainment.

Where can I do this holiday? Marchants Hill - see pages 60-61

Holiday price £629

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Three and a half days of climbing adventure + Two and a half days of multi activity What’s it all about?

If you love heights or have an interest in climbing our Climbing Adventure holiday will teach you how to independently climb and boulder almost anything! At the end of the week you’ll get to use all your new skills when you visit a local cliff for some outdoor crag climbing.

What will I learn?

At the start of the holiday you will be enrolled on the National Indoor Climbing Achievement Scheme. Whilst enjoying all our climbing and ropes courses you will learn all about pre-climbing checks, belays, ground anchors, bouldering, holding falls and various climbing techniques. Throughout the week our instructors will complete your log book and at the end of the holiday you will have climbed your way to Level 2.

Can I do other activities as well?

This holiday makes the best use of all our activities including climbing, abseiling, trapeze, zip wire and Jacob’s Ladder to teach you all the right rope work and climbing skills. Plus, you’ll also enjoy two and a half days of exciting activities from our multi activity programme.

Do I need any specialist equipment? No, we will provide you with everything you need. If you have a pair of rock shoes then you may wish to bring them although trainers will do just fine.

Where can I do this holiday? Boreatton Park – see pages 56-57

Holiday price £589

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This seven night holiday is all about surviving and thriving in the great outdoors! You’ll learn new skills and be given the knowledge of Bushcraft that is enjoying such a resurgence in popularity. Taught by our Bushcraft instructor, you’ll learn how to use the environment around you to build shelters, find food and keep warm. At the end of the holiday, there’ll also be a chance to show everything you’ve learnt and to obtain the PGL Survival Skills Award.

What will I learn?

During the week you will be taught a variety of Bushcraft skills and techniques. These will include everything from locating and using the materials around you to build a shelter, collecting firewood and preparing a fire, sourcing and identifying food

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through to additional skills like water collection and filtration. You’ll also get to build and camp out in your own shelter and learn everything you need to know about how to survive in the wild!

Can I do other activities as well?

Yes, every day you’ll complete a half day of Bushcraft and also enjoy a half day of exciting activities from our multi activity programme.

Do I need any experience?

No, our Bushcraft instructor will show and teach you everything you need to know.

Do I need any specialist equipment?

Where can I do this holiday? Liddington – see pages 62-63 Beam House – see pages 72-73

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You’ll begin by learning the essentials – how to prepare the kitchen and your workspace as well as how to use a range of cooking equipment. You’ll also be given your own set of equipment to work with during your time with us. With our chef’s help and guidance, you’ll go on to prepare and cook a variety of popular and tasty meals, including starters, mains and desserts. All recipes that you’ll be following will be given to you in your own recipe book that you can take home at the end of your holiday.

Can I do other activities as well?

Yes, every day you’ll also enjoy a half day of exciting activities from our multi activity programme.

Do I need any experience?

No, our professional chef will pass on their knowledge so you can develop from any level of experience.

Do I need any specialist equipment? No, we will provide you with a full range of cooking equipment.

Where can I do this holiday? Marchants Hill - see pages 60-61 Little Canada - see pages 64-65 Osmington Bay – see pages 66-67

Holiday price £599

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Surf’s up! Take on the challenges that the surf throws at you on this exhilarating holiday that will have you surfing like a pro in no time! Our awesome instructors will make sure you cover all the surfing basics – paddling out, catching, riding and leaving a wave. Before you know it you’ll be getting up and riding, and we promise you’ll never forget the feeling you get when you catch your first wave! The beach is really close to our centre so the surf is just a short coach ride away.

Can I do other activities as well? Yes, as well as three days of surfing your holiday

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Where can I do this holiday?

Do I need any experience?

Holiday price £609

No you don’t need any surfing experience, although you will need to be able to swim at least 50 metres and be confident in the water.

Do I need any specialist equipment?

You don’t need to bring anything special; we will send you a kit list before you travel and apart from that we will provide everything you need including boards and wetsuits.

Beam House – see pages 72-73 from only £60 more than a Multi Activity holiday* * See page 99 for more information.

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What’s it all about?

Want to be able to drive a car before you’re old enough to drive on the roads? Our Learner Driver holiday means that when it comes to having lessons you’ll be well ahead of the crowd.

What do I learn?

We’ll take you to a location off the public roads (by coach), where you’ll experience 30 minutes of driving each day as well as theory and other practical sessions. By the end of the week you will be able to start and stop smoothly, use the clutch, steer through a slalom course, do hill starts, three-point turns, reverse, park and more. You’ll learn how to take the theory test, check your vehicle is roadworthy, and understand about car insurance and what to do in an accident.

What are the cars like?

We use a variety of modern, dual control cars, exactly the same as you would use for normal lessons. Plus at Boreatton Park we usually use BMW Mini Coopers!

Can I take my test?

You can’t take your test at PGL but you will get a course folder and driving performance report so that when you do have your first lesson you’ll have a head start!

Can I do other activities as well?

Yes – each day there is also half a day of activities from our brilliant multi activity programme and different evening entertainment every day, so you can also pack in loads of other new experiences with your friends.

Where can I do this holiday?

Boreatton Park - see pages 56-57 Caythorpe Court - see pages 58-59

Holiday price £645

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Not sure if you want full-on adrenaline activities all day? Maybe you’d like to pamper yourself a bit as well. Perhaps you thought that an adventure holiday wasn’t for you. Well this holiday is a great combination of activities and action, chill and challenge for mind and body.

What do I learn?

You will get the chance to try lots of different things associated with health, beauty and wellbeing, from cardio-circuit and natural beauty sessions to yoga and self defence, as well as top tips for manicures and hair care. Experiment with a whole new look and find out which of this year’s ‘must have’ colours

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in clothes and make-up suits you the best. You will have the opportunity to learn about the different elements of a healthier lifestyle with all the fun and challenges that you’d expect from a PGL holiday.

Can I do other activities as well? Yes, each day you will also get to experience a half day of activities from our brilliant multi activity programme and there’s evening entertainment every night.

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Do you love PGL? Have we inspired you to consider working with children, or in the outdoors? Perhaps you might like to be a PGL Groupie, instructor or even centre manager? This holiday will give you the chance to find out what it’s really like.

What do I learn?

You and your team will cover a range of activities, tasks and challenges during the week. You’ll also get a behindthe-scenes look at what’s involved in the planning and organisation required to run the activity session, and make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday. Each task, activity and challenge allows you to earn points for your team. At the end of the week your points will be converted into a budget for your final challenge – to plan, organise and deliver a themed event for your fellow guests’ final night. Our staff will be on hand to help you but you’ll still need all the skills you’ve developed to pull it off!

Can I do other activities as well?

Yes, this holiday packs in loads of activities from our multi activity programme. These are chosen specially to help you develop your leadership and team building skills, while making friends and having loads of fun at the same time.

Do I need any experience?

No, but you’ll need to have lots of energy and enthusiasm.

Do I need any specialist equipment?

At the start of the holiday we’ll give you an exclusive and coveted Leadership Challenge T-shirt. You’ll need to wear this at certain times so that guests and staff recognise you. This is, of course, yours to keep at the end of the holiday.

Where can I do this holiday? Boreatton Park - see pages 56-57

Holiday price £579

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TREKKI N G & RIDING

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rider, we’ve the perfect horsey holiday for you! As well as learning and improving your horse riding skills, you’ll help with grooming and looking after your horse.

What can I do?

At Boreatton Park and Windmill Hill we focus on school-based riding and instruction at our specialist riding schools (a short walk or coach ride). At Tregoyd House there is some off-site trekking.

Can I do other activities as well?

At Boreatton Park and Windmill Hill you can also enjoy different activities from our brilliant multi activity programme. Our holidays at Tregoyd House are entirely about riding, trekking and caring for your horse.

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Do I need any riding experience? Holidays at Tregoyd House are for intermediate or experienced riders and you should be confident enough to canter across an open field. All our other holidays are suitable for those with little or no riding experience.

Do I need any specialist equipment?

We’ll provide all the specialist equipment you need, but you must bring a pair of shoes or boots with a heel. You can bring your own jockey skullcap, but this must conform to BSI safety standards.

from only £60 more than a Multi Activity holiday*

Where can I do this holiday?

Six half days of equestrian activities + six half days multi activity:

Novice riders Boreatton Park – see pages 56-57 Windmill Hill - see pages 70-71

Six full days of equestrian activities:

Intermediate and experienced riders Tregoyd House – see pages 76-77

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This cutting edge photography course will show you how to create images that will amaze you and your friends, by teaching you skills used by professionals in all your favourite magazines. By the end of the holiday you will have developed a portfolio of exciting images using your new skills.

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Visually focused with indoor ‘classroom’ work kept to a minimum, the course will develop your technical, visual and creative skills. Our professional experts will teach you how to use the full manual operation of the camera – putting the control in your hands, not the camera. You will also learn about Photoshop retouching, professional lighting techniques, composing better images and developing your own personal vision. Ideal for beginners and intermediate photographers alike.

Can I do other activities as well?

Yes, every day you’ll also enjoy a half day of exciting activities from our multi activity programme.

Do I need any experience?

No, our professional photography instructors will pass on all their knowledge so you can develop from any level of experience.

Do I need any specialist equipment?

No, we will provide you with all the latest top of the range equipment.

Where can I do this holiday? Boreatton Park – see pages 56-57 Marchants Hill – see pages 60-61 Osmington Bay - see pages 66-67

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Do you love music? Are you and your iPod inseparable? If so, then this holiday is for you, and you don’t need any musical knowledge to get involved! We’ll show you how to create music of all styles – Hip Hop, Rock, R&B, House, Drum and Bass, Garage or Pop. Then, record your own professional quality track on CD or MP3, to play at a PGL club night and take home for your friends.

Can I do other activities as well?

Yes – every day you’ll also enjoy half a day of activities from our brilliant multi activity programme, plus different entertainment every evening. So you can pack in loads of other new experiences too!

What do I learn?

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to produce and record your own tracks, using the latest music technology. We’ll show you how to sample, sequence beats, record voices and instruments, and use the most up-to-date music production computer packages.

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No, none at all. Our trained and experienced music technicians will show you everything, and give you all the help you need.

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Where can I do this holiday? Boreatton Park – see pages 56-57 Marchants Hill – see pages 60-61 Osmington Bay - see pages 66-67

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Fancy yourself as the new Steven Spielberg or Ridley Scott? Love the cinema, but think you could do better? Or do you dream of being the next Keira Knightly or Johnny Depp? If so, then this is your holiday! You and your group will choose the type of film to make – adventure, fantasy, thriller or comedy. Then you’ll become a film crew, creating your own blockbuster to show at the end of the week. What’s more, you’ll also take your film home on DVD too!

Can I do other activities as well? Yes – every day there’s also half a day of activities from our brilliant multi activity programme, plus different entertainment every evening. So you can pack in loads of other new experiences too!

What do I learn?

You’ll learn the basics of film and sound recording, performing, and scriptwriting; and how to use sound effects, visual effects and music. You’ll also find out what’s involved in directing a movie, before editing your film with professional software.

Do I need any experience?

No, our fantastic trained instructors and film industry experts will guide you through the whole process, and give you tips from the professionals.

Do I need any specialist equipment?

No, we’ll provide all the equipment, from top spec digital video cameras and editing equipment, to costumes and make-up. Just bring your imagination!

Where can I do this holiday? Boreatton Park – see pages 56-57 Marchants Hill – see pages 60-61 Osmington Bay - see pages 66-67

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What’s it all about?

This holiday will give you an excellent opportunity to work with our specialist dance instructors to try lots of different dance moves based on the massively popular ‘street dance’ style made so popular by acts on shows like ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. So whether you think you could be the next big star of a West End musical, dancing in the latest MTV video, or if you just want to learn some new moves to try out on the dance floor, this is the holiday for you.

Can I do other activities as well? Yes – each day there is also half a day of activities from our brilliant multi activity programme as well as evening entertainment each day, so you can also pack in loads of new experiences!

What do I learn?

Each day you’ll learn different dance technique and moves. Our instructors will give you lots of tips and advice, as well as helping you prepare your own dance routines to impress your friends when you perform at the end of the week.

Do I need any experience?

No, but you will need lots of energy and enthusiasm to get your dance routine ready for the end of the week.

Do I need any specialist equipment?

Where can I do this holiday? Boreatton Park – see pages 56-57

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Six half days of making video games + Six half days of multi activity

What’s it all about?

This unique holiday will give you the opportunity to create and develop your own 3D game. Using the latest in games design platforms, you can create any kind of first-person game from action adventure to puzzle platformer – the only limit is your imagination!

What do I learn?

We’ll show you how to create your game using state-of-the-art development software. You’ll learn how to create environments, add characters and special effects – even lighting and sound! There will even be the opportunity to try your brains at AI (Artificial Intelligence) scripting or basic programming.

Do I need any experience?

None at all! We have some really amazing software that will enable even complete beginners to create their own game ready to take home with them at the end of the week.

Do I need any specialist equipment?

We will provide everything, just bring your imagination.

Where can I do this holiday? Boreatton Park – see pages 56-57 Marchants Hill – see pages 60-61 Osmington Bay - see pages 66-67

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Our Stage Skills holiday is all about making drama entertaining and enjoyable, working with our specialist coaching partners at ‘Stage Right’. During the week you will learn to act, take part in improvisations, study theatre skills and be taught other acting activities. At the end of this exciting week, you will create an Oscars Ceremony where everyone will receive their own ‘Stage Right’ Certificate and trophy.

Can I do other activities as well? Yes – every day there’s also a half day of activities from our hugely popular multi activity programme, plus a full programme of evening entertainment.

What do I learn?

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Do I need any experience?

No experience of acting is required at all. Our drama coach will help you every step of the way and you will be amazed how quickly you will learn.

Where can I do this holiday?

Caythorpe Court – see pages 58-59

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TWO Centre ADVenTURE What’s it all about?

Can’t decide between a week on the Med and the canoe descent of the Ardèche River? Do them both and include a day of multi activities as well! Spend two days descending the dramatic Ardèche Gorge, the most fantastic open boating river in Europe, returning to base each night and spending one day at the centre taking part in some of the activities on offer.

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What’s it like?

Domaine de Segries in the Ardèche is one of our favourite centres, set in spacious wooded grounds. There’s an outdoor swimming pool, volleyball court and a high ropes course as well as a disco and a sheltered outdoor dining area overlooking the grounds. Accommodation may be indoors in the large stone farmhouse or in tents in the grounds. Please note you will need to bring your own sleeping bag and pillow. Our Med Centre, Mimosa, near Valras Plage, is also exclusive to PGL and opens directly onto the long uncrowded beach. There’s a dining marquee, games area, shower/toilet block, shop and our disco that caters for up to 300 other

PGL-only party goers, so if you want a safe and lively night life, this is the place for you. Accommodation is in tents.

Do I need any experience?

No, you don’t need any experience, but you must be water confident.

What does two centre mean?

It’s a two centre holiday with three nights at each centre and a coach transfer in the middle between the centres, including an en-route visit to a water park.

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Two centres mean twice the fun! All of your favourite activities, a new country to explore and the added bonus of the two day canoe descent of the Ardèche River! There’s even a water park excursion – so there’ll be absolutely no time to get bored on this action-packed, weeklong adventure.

HOLIDAY Ardèche Canoe Descent/ Mediterranean Watersports

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Two day canoe descent of the Ardèche River Archery Cat Walk Initiative Exercises Jacob’s Ladder Mountain Biking Swimming Trapeze

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Abseiling Archery Banana Boats Body Boarding Catamarans Climbing Sailing (Funboats & Picos) Sit-on-Kayaks Snorkelling

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What’s it all about?

The Château de Grande Romaine has superb facilities including an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball courts and a full size football pitch set in 70 acres of grounds, as well as a climbing/abseil tower and tuck shop. All the rooms have en-suite bathrooms and there are usually four-six beds in each room. You don’t have to bring sleeping bags as bedding is supplied.

The week includes activity sessions in the grounds of the château, a day trip to Paris including a Seine River cruise and trip up the Eiffel Tower, a day out at Disneyland® Resort Paris and a white knuckle adventure at the Park Astérix theme park.

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The Château de Grande Romaine is in a fantastic location less than 10 miles from Disneyland® Resort Paris and under an hour’s drive from the centre of Paris.

What’s it like?

13-17

9-13

7-10

13-17

Visit Disneyland® Resort Paris

The highlight of this holiday is a day at Disneyland® Resort Paris. Explore the five themed Lands in Disneyland® Park, Main Street USA, Adventureland, Frontierland, Discoveryland and Fantasyland, each with its own thrilling rides and attractions. It’s not all thrills and spills, there’s something for everyone including the chance to see some of your favourite Disney characters! Discover Disneyland® Resort Paris with PGL.

9-13

7-1


“ We had lots of fun and

everyoneespeciallywasour groupies. reallyI reallyfriendly enjoyed my holiday at PGL ” Lauren aged 12

© Disney

What can I do here?

This holiday offers an absolutely fantastic opportunity to experience Paris and visit the world famous Disneyland® Resort Paris. You’ll also be able to pack in some brilliant multi activities during your stay.

Abseiling Archery Basketball Boules Climbing HOLIDAY Paris & Disneyland® Resort Paris

Football Initiative Exercises Low Ropes Swimming

Tennis Trapeze Volleyball Zip Wire

DURATION

ACCOMMODATION

7 nights

Indoor

AGE GROUPS 9-13

13-17

DATES

PRICE

27/07, 10/08

£659

Coach travel is overnight by executive coach with toilet and DVD and is included from London and Dover/Folkestone. Supplements for regional departures: Manchester £50, Birmingham £39.

Call 0844 371 2424 or visit www.pgl.co.uk

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TIVE

AS OVERNSE TURE

DS

ADVE

Mediterranean Watersports FROM

£99

Six days of water sports in the Mediterranean What’s it all about?

Welcome to a great summer in the South of France! Action-packed and energetic or chilled out and laid back – it’s up to you! This is a fantastic watersports holiday and you can cram in loads of activities or take it easy on the beach. We also include entrance to a water park for the day.

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Where is it?

PARENT GUIDE

YES

NOon You will be staying at PGL Mimosa, located the Languedoc coast, close to the Cap d’Agde. What’s it like?

Our centre is really close to the beach so you FROM FROItMhas a can leap out of your tent £5onto 05 the sand. £1area 5 to disco, dining facilities and a relaxation chill out. There’s an excellent social atmosphere! The majority of activities take place on the beach so you don’t need to go far to take part. However, you won’t go stir crazy, as we will take you to the clear waters of Cap d’Agde to snorkel. Often we take a trip out to the glitzy Cap d’Agde in the evening before returning to the disco. The tents all have four camp beds and you will

CC

9-13

13-17

AVAILABL AT ALL OU E UK CENT R RES

NEW FOR 2013

need to bring your own sleeping bag and pillow. The holiday includes six nights full board 4 accommodation FOatRthe campsite. 3

FO

3 R NEW Do I need any experience? 2 No, you don’t need any experience, but you must be water confident.

FROM

£175

FROM

359

DVD

Watch our French holiday DVD online now!

7-10


“ everyone was really nice

and made you feel welcome.

the activities and evening ents were amazing! ” Brodie aged 13

What can I do here?

Sun, sea, sand and activities – this holiday has it all! During your stay you’ll get to try out some fantastic watersports activities such as windsurfing and sailing all on the amazing waters of the Mediterranean.

Abseiling Archery Banana Boats Body Boarding Catamarans HOLIDAY Mediterranean Watersports

Climbing Sailing (Funboats & Picos) Sit-on-Kayaks

Snorkelling Water Park Excursion Windsurfing

DURATION

ACCOMMODATION

9 days/8 nights (including 2 nights overnight travel by coach)

6 nights in tents

AGE GROUPS 9-13

13-17

-

DATES

PRICE

10/08, 14/08, 21/08

£709

Coach travel is overnight by executive coach with toilet and DVD and is included from London and Dover/Folkestone. Supplements for regional departures: Manchester £50, Birmingham £39.

Call 0844 371 2424 or visit www.pgl.co.uk

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AS OVERNSE TURE ADVE

ski ng & snowboarding Six days of skiing or snowboarding in Austria What’s it all about?

Skiing or snowboarding? It’s up to you! Whether it’s your first experience on the slopes or maybe you’ve mastered skiing and now want to learn new skills on a board, whichever you choose you’ll have a ball at our fantastic winter resort. This holiday is the perfect winter escape to have fun and make loads of new mates.

Do I need any experience?

No, it’s suitable for beginners and those who

50

SPECIAL IST

13-17

have skied or boarded before. When you arrive you will be split into groups of similar ability and experience. All instruction is by qualified instructors from local English speaking ski schools. Skiers and snowboarders have five hours instruction a day.

What about the après-ski?

Can I ski on my own?

What’s the accommodation like?

No, no matter how good you are safety always comes first and no guest will be allowed to ski or board unaccompanied.

Do I need equipment?

You will need normal ski clothing (jacket, trousers, gloves, goggles etc) and we will send a kit list to you before you travel. We provide boots, skis/snowboards and helmets.

9-13

It’s as important as the time out on the slopes. We’ll make sure that you get to know everybody in the group and something is arranged each night, such as a trip to the local bowling alley or to watch an ice hockey match.

The Junges Hotel is a modern youth hostel in Zell am See, set in an idyllic location of the edge of Lake Zeller. Offering a high standard of accommodation, all rooms sleep between four – six guests in bunk beds and have en-suite facilities. Facilities at this great hostel include a grass play area, a TV lounge, a lounge with table football and an outside terrace overlooking the lake.

7-10


“ THE BEST Thing about

my holiday was pretty much everything.

thank you for another ” amazing holiday! Hannah aged 16

What’s the resort like?

The lively town of Zell am See has a fantastic atmosphere and boasts a charming traffic-free centre with narrow cobbled streets and attractive buildings. Zell lies at the centre of the Europa Sport Region, one of Austria’s best known ski resorts. There is an excellent range of slopes available for beginners through to accomplished skiers and snowboarders. Their inclusive six day lift pass covers all lifts in Zell am See and Kaprun, including the Kitzsteinhorn glacier. The Areitbahn ski-lifts are approximately one mile from the hostel and it is only 15-20 minutes to the Kaprun ski area and glacier.

HOLIDAY Skiing and Snowboarding

What does the holiday include?

Highest lift: 3029m Number of lifts: 56 Total marked piste: 130km Longest run: 6.5km Number of runs:

Six days equipment hire Six days instruction Six days lift pass Winter sports insurance Evening entertainment (including entrance fees)

18 black, 22 red and 9 blue

Snow cannon coverage: 60%

DURATION

ACCOMMODATION

9 days/8 nights (including 2 nights overnight travel by coach)

Junges Hotel

AGE GROUPS 9-13

13-17

-

DATES

SKI PRICE

BOARD PRICE

15/02

£969

£989

Coach travel is overnight by executive coach with toilet and DVD and is included from London and Dover/Folkestone.  winter sports insurance only applies to UK residents. Supplements for regional departures: Manchester £50, Birmingham £39. † Inclusive

Call 0844 371 2424 or visit www.pgl.co.uk

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W ld Th ngs Welcome


Our centres Somewhere to really find your feet. Our adventure centres are in a class of their own. Designed specifically for children, you can explore them in the following pages. 56 Boreatton Park 58 Caythorpe Court 60 Marchants Hill 62 Liddington 64 Little Canada 66 Osmington Bay 68 Dalguise 70 Windmill Hill 72 Beam House 74 Hillcrest 76 Tregoyd House 78 Winmarleigh Hall

Because adventure matters

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Builtwith

adventure

in mind

Loved by children

Our centres aren’t quite like a hotel, a boarding school or even a youth hostel. In fact, they’re in a class of their own. We’re as proud of our centres as we are of our staff and activities and we invest constantly to ensure that every area meets your expectations. They all have their different features but they have one thing in common... They’ve all been designed with children in mind. They’re filled with purpose-built activities and equipment including climbing towers, giant swings and motorsports tracks. They have weather resistant indoor and outdoor spaces. Some are small and homely; others are much bigger with acres of outdoor space. Our biggest has 240 acres! Almost all have lakes and woodland, others have rivers, beaches or other unique features. In fact, they’re built just for adventure.

Find the perfect fit. You can explore our centres through the next section of this brochure, where you’ll find a rundown of the different accommodation, facilities, holidays and activities available at each one. It’s not always easy to appreciate everything without seeing it for yourself so we’ve also created some great interactive maps on our website which you can explore for yourself through images and video clips.

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CENTRES


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10-13

Liverpool

7-10 13-16 10-13 13-16 10-13 7-10

What’s it like?

Manchester

M62

7-10 our biggest choice of holidays

shrOPshIre

BOreAttOn PArk

WHERE IS IT?

About 10 miles from Shrewsbury in the rolling countryside of Shropshire . Go online to see an interactive map of Boreatton Park

M56

M53

A55

Chester

M6

Wrexham

Boreatton Park

A5

Where do we start? It’s our biggest and most popular centre set around an imposing mansion house, with grounds so large it will take you at FROM least a week to explore them! There’s a massive choice of holidays £9and 9 accommodation, as well as great facilities including an indoor pool and fantastic sports hall. If you want non-stop action and to make loads of new friends, then this is the place to come!

M54

Shrewsbury

PARENT GUIDE

Telford

CC

Birmingham

A49

M42

M5

AVAILABLE AT ALL OUR UK CENTRES

NEW FOR 2013

M40

What facilities are there?

YES 4 NO 3 Everything you might need including our brilliant sports/activity hall with its FOR FOR NEW 3 superb climbing wall. We’ve also got a football pitch, a purpose-built dining 2 room and the ‘Mini Moose’ lounge. Our 240 acres of grounds include a river, three lakes and a 37ft sandstone cliff for abseiling. There are also the 7–10s and some 10–13s stay. The ‘Tall Timbers’ Lodges in the grounds FROM five zip wires (including one across a lake), abseil towers, a high ropes FROMhave mainly four or six beds in a room with en-suite showers/toilets. FROM £505 FROM course, Jacobs’ Ladders, five quad bike tracks, six giant swings, an indoor £15These are for35 10–13s £1normally 75 DVD The 13–16s also have their own 9 and 13–16s. swimming pool and more. chill out room. Indoor accommodation

Tents

The mansion house was built in 1857 and is a rare ‘calendar’ house with four main doors, 12 chimneys and 365 windows. There are two floors of dorms with 8–16 beds per room and toilets/showers nearby. This is usually where HOLIDAY

DURATION

7 nights (sat-sat)

7 nights (sat-sat) Multi Activity (p14-19) 4 nights (mon-fri) 4 nights (tue-sat) 3 nights (sat-tue)

ACCOM

Our tents stand on hard, ‘all weather’ bases and each has four proper beds. All the tents are grouped together in their own area of the site which has its own shower and toilet block.

AGE GROUPS

DATES

Indoor

-

-

12/07, 19/07, 26/07, 02/08

-

£559

Indoor

-

-

09/08, 16/08

-

£549

Indoor

-

-

23/08

-

£529

Tents

-

-

24/05

-

-

£379

Tents

-

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08

-

£479

Indoor

07/04, 14/04, 21/04

26/05

-

27/10

£399

Indoor

-

-

21/07, 28/07, 04/08, 11/08, 18/08, 25/08

-

£469

Indoor

08/04, 15/04, 22/04

27/05

-

28/10

£299

Indoor

-

-

22/07, 29/07, 05/08, 12/08, 19/08, 26/08

-

£369

Indoor

05/04, 12/04, 19/04

24/05

-

25/10

£199

Indoor

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£255 £159

10-13 13-16

May HT 24/05

Summer Holidays -

Oct HT 25/10

£469

2 nights/3 days (tue-thu)

Indoor

08/04, 15/04, 22/04

27/05

-

28/10

1 night/2 days (sun-mon)

Indoor

06/04, 13/04, 20/04

25/05

-

26/10

£109

Mission Spy (p23)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£579

Motorsports (p24 )

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£579

Adrenaline Adventure (p27)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£599

Indiana Jones (p28)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£585

Climbing Adventure (p30)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£589

Learner Driver (p34)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£645

Well Being (p35)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£589

Leadership Challenge (p36)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£579

Pony Trekking & Riding (p37)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£629

Photography Adventure (p38)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£629

Music Studio (p39)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£629

Film Making (p40)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£629

Dance (p41)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£589

Video Games Workshop (p42)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£629

Introductory Adventure (p19)

For more information on: First Timer holidays (shown in bold) and Introductory Adventure see page 19 Escorted Travel see pages 90-91 Optional Extras see page 89 Insurance see pages 97-98. PGL Boreatton Park, Baschurch, Shropshire SY4 2BA

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PRICE

Indoor

Easter 05/04, 12/04, 19/04

7-10

CENTRES


FAST FACTS

Our biggest centre Widest choice of holidays 240 acres to explore

What can I do here?

Boreatton Park offers more activities than any of our other adventure centres in the UK and almost everything is on site. There are also optional excursions to Alton Towers and Drayton Manor Park (additional supplement) see page 89 for more information.

Abseiling Aeroball Alton Towers* Archery Ball Sports Canoeing Challenge Course Climbing Drayton Manor* Fencing Giant Swing High Ropes Initiative Exercises Jacob’s Ladder Kayaking Low Ropes Motorsports Orienteering Parachute Games Raft Building Rifle Shooting Sensory Trail Survivor Swimming Trapeze Vertical Challenge Zip Wire *Excursion see page 89

Call 0844 371 2424 or visit www.pgl.co.uk

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Lincolnshire

Caythorpe Court

13-16 10-13

What’s it like?

7-10 13-16 10-13

7-10

13-16 10-13

7-10

M62

Caythorpe Court is a fantastic centre with everything you could possibly Manchester need to make your PGL holiday perfect. With 65 acres of grounds Liverpool surrounding a huge mansion house there are loads of great facilities and even more brilliant PGL activities than ever! We’ve also improved it further with additional lodge accommodation, a purpose-built dining room, archery range and another on-site lake. There is also a floodlit mini-football pitch, an indoor firing range, a shop and a chill-out zone.

A180

M181

M81

Grimsby

Sheffield

Lincoln

M1

£99 Birm

What’s the accommodation like?

ingham

Caythorpe Court A52

YES

A15

Leicester

PARENT GUIDE

2–6 bedded en-suite lodges were built in 2009 and added to in 2010. We also have refurbished 4–8 bedded rooms in modern blocks – all of which are in the grounds of the main house.

Tents

NO

FROM

CC

Peterborough

4 FOR 3

Caythorpe has a modern tented village. Sited on a hard base with proper beds, each tent sleeps up to six and has easy access to nearby modern shower and toilet blocks. FROM

£505

Skegness

A1

M6

Wolverhampton FROM

A16

FROM

£15

FROM

£175

359

NEW FOR 2013

AVAILABLE AT ALL OUR UK CENTRES

3 FOR 2

NEW

WHERE IS IT?

DVD

Lincolnshire, Set in beautiful rural Forest and od rwo She m not far fro ntham. Gra m fro es just a few mil rac inte tive Go online to see an urt Co e orp yth Ca of map

The home of

Motorsports Pro! HOLIDAY

DURATION

7 nights (sat-sat)

7 nights (sat-sat) Multi Activity (p14-19) 4 nights (mon-fri) 4 nights (tue-sat) 3 nights (sat-tue)

ACCOM

AGE GROUPS

DATES

Indoor

-

-

-

12/07, 19/07, 26/07, 02/08

-

£559

Indoor

-

-

-

09/08, 16/08

-

£549

Indoor

-

-

-

23/08

-

£539

Tents

-

-

-

24/05

-

27/10

£379

Tents

-

-

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08

-

£479

Indoor

17/02

07/04, 14/04, 21/04

26/05

-

27/10

£399

Indoor

-

-

-

21/07, 28/07, 04/08, 11/08, 18/08, 25/08

-

£469

Indoor

18/02

08/04, 15/04, 22/04

27/05

-

28/10

£299

Indoor

-

-

-

22/07, 29/07, 05/08, 12/08, 19/08, 26/08

-

£369

Indoor

15/02

05/04, 12/04, 19/04

24/05

-

25/10

£199

Indoor

-

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£255 £159

10-13 13-16

Easter 05/04, 12/04, 19/04

May HT 24/05

Summer Holidays -

Oct HT 25/10

£469

2 nights/3 days (tue-thu)

Indoor

-

08/04, 15/04, 22/04

27/05

-

28/10

1 night/2 days (sun-mon)

Indoor

-

06/04, 13/04, 20/04

25/05

-

26/10

£109

Mission Spy (p23)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

-

-

-

02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£579

Motorsports (p24)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

-

02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£585

Motorsports Pro (p26)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

-

-

-

02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£599

Learner Driver (p34)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

-

-

-

02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£645

Stage Skills (p43)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

-

-

02/08, 09/08, 16/08

-

£569

Introductory Adventure (p19)

For more information on: First Timer holidays (shown in bold) and Introductory Adventure see page 19 Escorted Travel see pages 90-91 Optional Extras see page 89 Insurance see pages 97-98. PGL Caythorpe Court, Caythorpe, Lincolnshire NG32 3ER

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PRICE

Indoor

Feb HT 15/02

7-10

CENTRES


FAST FACTS

Fantastic on-site activities All rooms are en-suite Wide range of facilities

What can I do here?

There’s a fantastic lake especially for watersports and also a completely refurbished sports hall. We’ve also built a wide range of activity areas in the grounds of the main house including one of the best high ropes courses at PGL.

Abseiling Aeroball All Aboard Archery Challenge Course Climbing Fencing Giant Swing High Ropes Jacob’s Ladder Kayaking Low Ropes Motorsports Orienteering Problem Solving Raft Building Rifle Shooting Sensory Trail Survivor Team Games Trapeze Vertical Challenge Zip Wire

Call 0844 371 2424 or visit www.pgl.co.uk

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Surrey

Marchants Hill home of 13the-16

10-13

7-1130-16 10-13

amazing Powerfan!

WHERE IS IT?

It’s our closest centre to London, near Hindhead in Surrey.

Go online to see an interactive map of Marchants Hill

7-10

M25

Bristol

13-16 10-13

7-10

M4

Weston-Super-Mare

A34

M3

M5 A303

Marchants Hill

Taunton

What’s it like?

Southampton

FROM A31

There are 45 acres of grounds packed with activities so everything is just a short walk away. As well as recently constructed accommodation, diningExeter room and sports hall, there are over 20 activities all situated on-site! It’s Plymouth great for all ages and there’s a wide range of holidays to choose from.

£99

A35

M27

A21

A3

A23

Port PARE NTsmouth GUIDE

Hastings

CC

A27

Brighton

Weymouth

AVAIL AT ALL UK CEN

A38

What’s the accommodation like?

YES

Our fantastic accommodation blocks sleep six in each room and all are en-suite. Younger age groups are normally accommodated in our adjoining annexe, Bethany House, which has en-suite, 6–8 bedded rooms. It’s a couple of minutes walk away with its own dining room, shop and separate chill-out room away from our older guests.

NO

FROM

FROM

£505

What facilities are there?

£15

4 FOR 3

FROM

£175

FROM

359

Our fantastic sports and activity hall offers even more great activities – inside and out. For 13–16 year olds there’s a chill-out room with TV, CD player and pool table – a great place to relax with your friends. Marchants Hill is our only centre that has our unique Powerfan activity. It also has a recently built lake on-site for raft building and kayaking. If that’s not enough, adrenaline junkies can test their nerves (and stomach!) on the awesome rides at Thorpe Park (additional supplement) see page 89 for more information.

HOLIDAY

DURATION

7 nights (sat-sat)

Multi Activity (p14-19)

4 nights (mon-fri) 4 nights (tue-sat) 3 nights (sat-tue)

ACCOM

AGE GROUPS ✔

Easter 05/04, 12/04, 19/04

May HT 24/05

Summer Holidays -

Oct HT 25/10

Indoor

-

-

12/07, 19/07, 26/07, 02/08

-

£559

10-13 13-16

£459

Indoor

-

-

09/08, 16/08

-

£549

Indoor

-

-

23/08

-

£529

Indoor

07/04, 14/04, 21/04

26/05

-

27/10

£399

Indoor

-

-

21/07, 28/07, 04/08, 11/08, 18/08, 25/08

-

£469

Indoor

08/04, 15/04, 22/04

27/05

-

28/10

£299

Indoor

-

-

22/07, 29/07, 05/08, 12/08, 19/08, 26/08

-

£369

Indoor

05/04, 12/04, 19/04

24/05

-

25/10

£199

Indoor

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£255 £159

2 nights/3 days (tue-thu)

Indoor

-

08/04, 15/04, 22/04

27/05

-

28/10

1 night/2 days (sun-mon)

Indoor

-

06/04, 13/04, 20/04

25/05

-

26/10

£109

Mission Spy (p23)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£579

Motorsports (p24)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£579

Explorer (p29)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08

-

£629

Cook’s Academy (p32)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£599

Photography Adventure (p38)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£629

Music Studio (p39)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£629

Film Making (p40)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£629

Video Games Workshop (p42)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£629

Introductory Adventure (p19)

For more information on: First Timer holidays (shown in bold) and Introductory Adventure see page 19 Escorted Travel see pages 90-91 Optional Extras see page 89 Insurance see pages 97-98. PGL Marchants Hill, Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6RF

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PRICE

Indoor

7-10

CENTRES

3 FOR 2

DVD


FAST FACTS

Over 20 activities all on-site Woodland setting on the edge of the ‘Devil’s Punchbowl’ Close to London

What can I do here?

In the grounds there are three abseil towers, three zip wires, two low ropes courses, two challenge courses, three trapezes as well as a giant swing, motorsports track, archery range and a huge multi activity tower.

Abseiling Aeroball Archery Arts & Crafts Ball Sports Challenge Course Climbing Fencing Forest Trail Giant Swing Initiative Exercises Jacob’s Ladder Kayaking Low Ropes Course Motorsports Orienteering Powerfan Raft Building Rifle Shooting Survivor Thorpe Park* Trapeze Zip Wire *Excursion see page 89

Call 0844 371 2424 or visit www.pgl.co.uk

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Wiltshire

Liddington

13-16 10-13

13-16 10-13 7-10

WHERE IS IT?

7-10

ilst ral location, wh In a superb ru s from te inu m ing be still only hire. the M4 in Wilts Junction 15 off e e an interactiv Go online to se on gt din Lid of map

13-16 10-13

7-10

M6

Birmingham

What’s it like?

Northampton

M5

Opened in 2010, this centre is like nothing you’ve seen before! Formerly a four star hotel, and with new developments planned for 2014, Liddington offers a unique adventure centre experience. There are over 150 acres of grounds to accommodate the latest and greatest range of activities! Plus, with a site that’s this big and packed with activities, there’ll never be a dull moment. So what are you waiting for? Come and try out our newest, exciting centre!

M1 M40 M50

Cheltenham A40

Gloucester

A40

Swansea

A417 M5

Cardiff

FROM

M4

What’s the accommodation like?

£99

PARENT GUIDE

Oxford

A419

Swindon

YES

With so many activity bases all on-site, you’ll need at least a week here just to get round them all! As well as over 20 different activities, Liddington is also one of only a few centres to have a tunnel trail and even has several flexible indoor spaces, so whatever the weather you’ll always have something to do!

NO

FROM

FROM

£505

£15

4 FOR 3

FROM

FROM

£175

359

Our most

modern centre! 7 nights (sat-sat)

Multi Activity (p14-19)

4 nights (mon-fri) 4 nights (tue-sat) 3 nights (sat-tue)

Introductory Adventure (p19) Bushcraft (p31)

ACCOM

AGE GROUPS

DATES

Indoor

-

-

-

12/07, 19/07, 26/07, 02/08

-

£559

Indoor

-

-

-

09/08, 16/08

-

£545

Indoor

-

-

-

23/08

-

£539

Indoor

17/02

07/04, 14/04, 21/04

26/05

-

27/10

£399

Indoor

-

-

-

21/07, 28/07, 04/08, 11/08, 18/08, 25/08

-

£469

Indoor

18/02

08/04, 15/04, 22/04

27/05

-

28/10

£299

Indoor

-

-

-

22/07, 29/07, 05/08, 12/08, 19/08, 26/08

-

£369

Indoor

15/02

05/04, 12/04, 19/04

24/05

-

25/10

£199

Indoor

-

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£255 £159

10-13 13-16

Easter 05/04, 12/04, 19/04

May HT 24/05

Summer Holidays -

Oct HT 25/10

CENTRES

£469

2 nights/3 days (tue-thu)

Indoor

-

-

08/04, 15/04, 22/04

27/05

-

28/10

1 night/2 days (sun-mon)

Indoor

-

-

06/04, 13/04, 20/04

25/05

-

26/10

£109

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£579

For more information on: First Timer holidays (shown in bold) and Introductory Adventure see page 19 Escorted Travel see pages 90-91 Optional Extras see page 89 Insurance see pages 97-98. PGL Liddington, Foxhill, Swindon SN4 0DZ

62

PRICE

Indoor

Feb HT 15/02

7-10

AVAIL AT ALL UK CEN

M5

What facilities are there?

DURATION

CC M4

n ton ingto ding Lidd

Bristol

This centre offers fantastic, modern, comfortable accommodation. All the rooms are en-suite and sleep a maximum of six. The accommodation is in the main building and is built around spacious outdoor courtyards.

HOLIDAY

M1

M42

3 FOR 2

DVD


FAST FACTS

Our newest and most modern centre Hotel-style design and facilities 150 acres of beautiful grounds

What can I do here?

The 150 acre site has landscaped lakes for water-based activities, a floodlit all-weather sports pitch and 11 full size football pitches!

Abseiling Aeroball Archery Ball Sports Canoeing Climbing Crate Challenge Fencing Giant Swing Initiative Exercises Jacob’s Ladder Low Ropes Mountain Biking Orienteering Quad Biking Raft Building Sensory Trail Survivor Trapeze Tunnel Trail Vertical Challenge Zip Wire

Call 0844 371 2424 or visit www.pgl.co.uk

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10-13

7-10

13-16 10-13

13-16 10-13

7-10

The home of Wet & Wild! 7-10

What’s it like?

Isle of Wight

Little Canada

FROM

£99

WHERE IS IT?

On the Isle of Wigh t just a few minutes ’ drive from the reg ular Fishbourne Fer ry. For more informati on on travel see ou r AVAILABLE travel options in ou r Parent Guide. PARENT AT ALL OUR GUIDE UK CENTRES Go online to see an interactive map of Little Canada

CC

M25

M5

YES

M4

Bristol

M5

WestonSuper-Mare

A34

4 FOR 3

3 FOR 2

FROM

DVD

NO M3

A3 A303

Southampton

Taunton

Set in 48 acres of woodland on the banks of Wootton Creek, and with log cabin style accommodation, it would be easy to confuse Little Canada with the country from which it draws inspiration. Locations don’t come much Exeter better than this and we also have private access direct to the water from our seafront. There are loads of different activities to try on land and on the Plymouth water or if you really want to make the best of this location then why not try our Wet & Wild holiday, newly developed to include 10-13’s! (See page 22).

FROM

£505 M27

FROM uth Portsmo

£15

A27

FROM

£175

359

A31

A35

Weymouth

Little Canada

A38

What’s the accommodation like?

Many of our log cabins have recently been updated and refurbished. Most rooms sleep 4-6 and have their own bathroom. The cabins are grouped together in small villages. 7-10s usually stay in our cosy Woodland House, situated in the grounds with en-suite rooms.

What facilities are there?

We have a fantastic range of activities including high and low ropes courses, abseiling towers, an archery range, giant swing and our very own creek for dragon boating and other watersports. We also use the beach, just a short walk away, for canoeing, kayaking and many of the activities on the Wet & Wild holiday. There are also two 10m climbing and abseiling walls, an indoor swimming pool, sports hall, tunnel trail and the mysterious matrix!

HOLIDAY

DURATION

7 nights (sat-sat)

Multi Activity (p14-19)

4 nights (mon-fri) 4 nights (tue-sat) 3 nights (sat-tue)

ACCOM

AGE GROUPS

DATES

Indoor

-

-

12/07, 19/07, 26/07, 02/08

-

£549

Indoor

-

-

09/08, 16/08

-

£535

Indoor

-

-

23/08

-

£519

Indoor

07/04, 14/04, 21/04

26/05

-

27/10

£399

10-13 13-16

Summer Holidays -

Oct HT 25/10

£449

Indoor

-

-

21/07, 28/07, 04/08, 11/08, 18/08, 25/08

-

£449

Indoor

08/04, 15/04, 22/04

27/05

-

28/10

£299

Indoor

-

-

22/07, 29/07, 05/08, 12/08, 19/08, 26/08

-

£369

Indoor

05/04, 12/04, 19/04

24/05

-

25/10

£199

Indoor

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£255

Wet & Wild (p22)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£609

Mission Spy (p23)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£569

Cook’s Academy (p32)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£599

For more information on: Escorted Travel see pages 90-91 Optional Extras see page 89 Insurance see pages 97-98. PGL Little Canada, Wootton, Isle of Wight PO33 4JP

64

May HT 24/05

PRICE

Indoor

Easter 05/04, 12/04, 19/04

7-10

CENTRES

NE FO 20

NE


FAST FACTS

Fantastic creek-side location Indoor swimming pool Wide range of facilities

What can I do here?

Woodland, beach, sea – Little Canada really does have it all along with this fantastic mix of on land and water-based activities!

Abseiling Aeroball Archery Canoeing Coastal Walk Circus Skills Climbing Dragon Boating Fencing Giant Swing Initiative Exercises Jacob’s Ladder Kayaking Ladder Logic Low Ropes Motorsports Nature Trail Orienteering Sailing Sensory Trail Swimming The Matrix Trapeze Tunnel Trail Zip Wire †

† Watersports available from 1st April until 30th September (31st October for dragon boating), sea conditions permitting.

Call 0844 371 2424 or visit www.pgl.co.uk

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10-13

13-16 10-13 7-10

7-10

13-16

What’s it like?

The home of our Xtreme 10-13 7-10 Adventure holiday!

Dorset

Osmington Bay

WHERE IS IT?

Situated right by the sea, in the heart of the Do rset World Heritage site, the ‘Jurassic Coast’ just outside Weymouth. Go online to see an interactive map of Osmington Bay

Cardiff

M4

Bristol

M4

M3

WestonSuper-Mare M5

A3 A303

Taunton

Southampton

Portsmouth

A31

Exeter

A35

Weymouth

Osmington Bay is set in 45 acres of grounds with its own access to a beautiful pebble beach and cliff top views. One of the first things you’ll notice is the huge ropes course with its zip wire and the stunning views of Weymouth and Portland. This is one of our biggest centres with superb facilities, great watersports and more activities than you can count! With a great range of holidays to choose from and suitable for all age groups, this is a popular centre for both first time and repeat guests.

M25

Plymouth

A38

n Bay

£99

Osmingto PARENT GUIDE

CC

YES

NO

4 FOR 3

3 FO 2

FROM

DV

FROM

AVAI AT AL UK CE

What’s the accommodation like? Accommodation is in comfortable 4-6 bed chalets, all with en-suite bathrooms. The chalets have a fantastic position on the side of the hill and many have amazing views of the sea and coastline.

FROM

£505

FROM

£15

FROM

£175

359

What facilities are there?

Along with the fantastic outdoor facilities, Osmington Bay also has a great selection of indoor facilities including climbing walls, a large sports hall and an immense activity zone. Watersports take place just a short coach journey away on the nearby Isle of Portland, at the multimillion pound facility where the 2012 Olympic sailing events were held. Osmington Bay is also home to our Xtreme Adventure holiday, where you can experience zorbing and coasteering.

HOLIDAY

DURATION

7 nights (sat-sat)

Multi Activity (p14-19)

4 nights (mon-fri) 4 nights (tue-sat) 3 nights (sat-tue)

Introductory Adventure (p19) Mission Spy (p23)

ACCOM

AGE GROUPS

DATES

Indoor

-

-

12/07, 19/07, 26/07, 02/08

-

£539

Indoor

-

-

09/08, 16/08

-

£529

Indoor

-

-

23/08

-

£509

Indoor

07/04, 14/04, 21/04

26/05

-

27/10

£399

Indoor

-

-

21/07, 28/07, 04/08, 11/08, 18/08, 25/08

-

£449

Indoor

08/04, 15/04, 22/04

27/05

-

28/10

£299

Indoor

-

-

22/07, 29/07, 05/08, 12/08, 19/08, 26/08

-

£369

Indoor

05/04, 12/04, 19/04

24/05

-

25/10

£199

Indoor

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£255 £159

10-13 13-16

May HT 24/05

Summer Holiday -

Oct HT 25/10

£449

2 nights/3 days (tue-thu)

Indoor

-

08/04, 15/04, 22/04

27/05

-

28/10

1 night/2 days (sun-mon)

Indoor

-

06/04, 13/04, 20/04

25/05

-

26/10

£109

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£569 £575

Motorsports (p24)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

Xtreme Adventure (p25)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£615

Cooks Academy (p32)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£599

Photography Adventure (p38)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£619

Music Studio (p39)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£619

Film Making (p40)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£619

Video Games Workshop (p42)

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£619

For more information on: First Timer holidays (shown in bold) and Introductory Adventure see page 19 Escorted Travel see pages 90-91 Optional Extras see page 89 Insurance see pages 97-98. PGL Osmington Bay, Osmington, Dorset DT3 6EG

66

PRICE

Indoor

Easter 05/04, 12/04, 19/04

7-10

CENTRES


FAST FACTS

Sea views over Weymouth Private pebble beach Watersports at the 2012 Olympic venue!

What can I do here?

There are great outdoor activities including ropes courses, abseiling towers and an underground tunnel trail. Plus an activity exclusive to Osmington Bay – the chance to sail a keel boat!

Abseiling Aeroball Archery Beach Walk Climbing Dragon Boating Fencing Giant Swing Hike Jacob’s Ladder Kayaking Keel Boats Low Ropes Motorsports Mountain Biking Orienteering Raft Building Rifle Shooting Sensory Trail Street Surfing Survivor team games Trapeze Tunnel Trail Zip Wire

† Watersports available from 1st May – 31st October, sea conditions permitting.

Call 0844 371 2424 or visit www.pgl.co.uk

67


Perthshire

Dalguise

13-16 10-13

13-16 10-13

7-10

7-10

WHERE IS IT?

and Pitlochry, Between Dunkeld ire, Scotland. sh rth in beautiful Pe an interactive Go online to see ise lgu Da map of

13-16 10-13

7-10

se guiise Dallgu

What’s it like?

It’s a fantastic forested site by the River Tay, at the heart of Perthshire’s ‘Big Tree Country’. As well as having all the usual exciting PGL multi activities this is our only centre with the ‘Sequoia Scramble’ (a vertical challenge suspended between two massive Sequoia trees). There is also a cat walk, which will test your balance high above the ground and in 2010; Dalguise had a huge new double zip wire built. The wildlife in this unspoilt area is also incredible and if you are lucky you may see the elusive red squirrel or even leaping salmon.

Dundee A90

Perth A9

FROM

£99Stirling

PARENT GUIDE

M90

M8

YES Glasgow

All guests sleep in the purpose-built lodges in the grounds which have 6–8 beds, their own showers and toilets. As well as a new lodge in 2009, we added another two brand new lodges in 2010. Our recently converted stable block also provides en-suite accommodation.

NO

Edinburgh A68

M74

FROM

£505

FROM

£15

FROM

£175

Most of the activities are on-site and are hidden within the woodlands all around the centre – making the most of the forest environment. Canoeing takes place on our brand new on-site lake. The main building (which was once the summer home of Beatrix Potter) has great space for evening entertainment and many of her stories were said to be inspired by this idyllic location.

Home of the

sequoia scramble! 7 nights (sat-sat)

Multi Activity (p14-19)

4 nights (mon-fri)

4 nights (tue-sat)

3 nights (sat-tue)

Introductory Adventure (p19) Motorsports (p24)

ACCOM

AGE GROUPS

DATES

Indoor

Indoor

-

-

28/06

-

Indoor

-

-

05/07, 12/07, 19/07

-

£519

Indoor

-

-

26/07

-

£535

Indoor

-

-

02/08, 09/08

-

£535

Indoor

07/04, 14/04

-

13/10

£389

Indoor

-

-

07/07, 14/07, 21/07, 28/07

-

£449

Indoor

-

-

30/06, 04/08, 11/08

-

£449

Indoor

08/04, 15/04

-

14/10

£299

Indoor

-

-

08/07, 15/07, 22/07, 29/07

-

£369

Indoor

-

-

01/07, 05/08, 12/08

-

£369

Indoor

05/04, 12/04

-

11/10

£199

Indoor

-

-

05/07, 12/07, 19/07, 26/07

-

£255

10-13 13-16

Summer Holidays -

Oct HT 11/10

CENTRES

£449 £519

Indoor

-

-

28/06, 02/08, 09/08

-

£255

2 nights/3 days (tue-thu)

Indoor

-

08/04, 15/04

-

14/10

£149

1 night/2 days (sun-mon)

Indoor

-

06/04, 13/04

-

12/10

£99

7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor

-

-

05/07, 12/07, 19/07, 26/07

-

£569

For more information on: Introductory Adventure see page 19 Escorted Travel see pages 90-91 Optional Extras see page 89 Insurance see pages 97-98. PGL Dalguise, Dunkeld, Perthshire PH8 0JX

68

PRICE

Easter 05/04, 12/04

7-10

4 FOR 3

A1

3 FOR 2

Kilmarnock

What facilities are there?

DURATION

AVAILAB AT ALL O UK CENT

M9

What’s the accommodation like?

HOLIDAY

CC

FROM

359

DVD


FAST FACTS

Highland house and lodges Set in ‘big tree country’ Brilliant ‘Sequoia Scramble’ activity

What can I do here?

As well as lots of outdoor activities, Dalguise also has a fantastic ‘sports dome’ which provides additional covered space so we can offer even more activities – whatever the Scottish weather provides!

Abseiling Archery Ball Sports Canoeing Cat Walk Challenge Course Climbing Fencing Forest Trail Giant Swing Initiative Exercises Jacob’s Ladder Motorsports Mountain Bikes Nature Trail Orienteering Raft Building Rifle Shooting Sensory Trail Sequoia Scramble Survivor Trapeze Tree Climb Vertical Challenge Zip Wire

Call 0844 371 2424 or visit www.pgl.co.uk

69


Home to our

13-16 10-13 13-16 10-13 7-10

amazing BMX track!

Sussex

Windmill Hill

0 10-13 -1-16 713

M26

A21

7-10

WHERE IS IT?

Near Hailsha m, two hours fro East Sussex, only m central Lond on 45 minutes fro m Brighton an , hour from the d Channel Tunn one el. Go online to see map of Windm an interactive ill Hill

M20

A26

A22

M23

Dover A2070 A22 A264

Crawley

A259

A21

What’s it like?

Hi ll Hill ndmiill indm Win

Rye

B Battle

This impressive Grade II listed mansion house is set in the beautiful countryside of the Sussex Downs. In 2009, the centre underwent a £7 million investment and offers purpose-built lodge accommodation and activity FROM bases as well as a large indoor sports hall. All the activities are£99 on-site and PARENT GUIDE within easy reach of the main buildings, giving the centre a cosy and friendly atmosphere. However with 21 acres of grounds to explore there’s always the feeling of space so you can have lots of fun.

What’s the accommodation like?

YES

What facilities are there?

£505

Accommodation is in modern purpose-built lodges which offer five or six bedded en-suite rooms. The lodges are arranged in quads to create a homely ‘village’ feel and all the accommodation is in the grounds of the main house. FROM

Lewes

A26

A22

A27

FROM

A259

Hailsham

A259

Seaford

NO

£15

A269

271 A271 A

A27

Brighton

Folkestone

Royal Tunbridge Wells

A26

FROM

£175

Hastings

CC

AVAILABLE AT ALL OUR UK CENTRES

NEW FOR 2013

4 FOR 3

3 FOR 2

NEW

FROM

DVD

Eastbourne

359

A fantastic range of state-of-the-art activity bases are all available on-site. Windmill Hill also offers an amazing purpose-built BMX track, which provides plenty of challenging rides even for the experienced! It is home to a large (2000 square metres) multipurpose sports hall, sports pitches for ball sports and a lake for raft building. Plus it has its very own outdoor heated swimming pool (open May-September). There is also a recreation area called ‘The Loft’ for you to take advantage of, which includes a shop and social area. HOLIDAY

DURATION

7 nights (sat-sat)

Multi Activity (p14-19)

4 nights (mon-fri) 4 nights (tue-sat) 3 nights (sat-tue)

Introductory Adventure (p19) Adrenaline Adventure (p27) Pony Trekking & Riding (p37)

ACCOM

AGE GROUPS

DATES

Indoor

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08

-

£549

Indoor

-

-

09/08, 16/08

-

£539

Indoor

-

-

23/08

-

£525

Indoor

07/04, 14/04, 21/04

26/05

-

27/10

£399

Indoor

-

-

21/07, 28/07, 04/08, 11/08, 18/08, 25/08

-

£455

Indoor

08/04, 15/04, 22/04

27/05

-

28/10

£299

Indoor

-

-

22/07, 29/07, 05/08, 12/08, 19/08, 26/08

-

£369

Indoor

05/04, 12/04, 19/04

24/05

-

25/10

£199

Indoor

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£255 £159

10-13 13-16

May HT 24/05

Summer Holidays -

Oct HT 25/10

CENTRES

£455

2 nights/3 days (tue-thu)

Indoor

-

08/04, 15/04, 22/04

27/05

-

-

1 night/2 days (sun-mon)

Indoor

-

06/04, 13/04, 20/04

25/05

-

-

£109

7 nights (sat-sat) 7 nights (sat-sat)

Indoor Indoor

✔ ✔

-

-

19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08 19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08

-

£599 £619

-

For more information on: Introductory Adventure see page 19 and Escorted Travel see pages 90-91 Optional Extras see page 89 Insurance see pages 97-98. PGL Windmill Hill, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 4RZ

70

PRICE

Indoor

Easter 05/04, 12/04, 19/04

7-10


FAST FACTS

Outdoor heated swimming pool Latest and greatest activities New lodge accommodation

What can I do here?

Set in 21 acres of grounds, Windmill Hill is packed with firm favourites, such as a giant swing and climbing. Windmill Hill also offers an amazing BMX track and an outdoor swimming pool.

Abseiling Aeroball All Aboard Archery Ball Sports BMX Biking Canoeing Challenge Course Climbing Giant Swing Initiative Exercises Jacob’s Ladder Orienteering Raft Building Rifle Shooting Sensory Trail Swimming* Trapeze Tunnel Trail Zip Wire *Outdoor pool open from May – September

Call 0844 371 2424 or visit www.pgl.co.uk

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Devon

Beam House

13-16 10-13 13-16 10-13

WHERE IS IT?

7-10

Near Torringto n in Devon, close to North so the best beache me of s in the UK. Go online to se e an interactiv e map of Beam House

7-10

FROM

What’s it like?

Set by the river in a picturesque wooded valley with the famous beach at ‘Westward Ho!’ just a short coach ride away, a Beam House holiday offers the convenience of the beach with a stunning rural location. As well as the wet and wild action at the beach there’s loads of great stuff on-site and off, including mountain biking on the Tarka Trail which runs alongside our site and dramatic coastal walks. Our beach team know where to find the surf for body boarding and surfing. If you really want to learn to catch a wave then check out our surfing holiday on page 33. The multi activity programme is always arranged to make sure you can pack in as many different activities as possible. Weather and sea conditions permitting, we include at least two days of activities at the beach when you’re on a seven night holiday (we do go to the beach on other holidays but for how long will vary!)

£99

PARENT GUIDE

YES

NO

✔ Cardiff M4

FROM

FROM

FROM Taunto n

£15

£505

A361

M5

£175

Beam eam House

Southam A35

Exeter

A35

Weymouth

Woodland and fields surround the centre and in the grounds there are activities including abseiling, climbing, archery, a fantastic high ropes course, a zip wire and motorsports. The famous Tarka Trail runs through the site and is ideal for mountain biking. In the evenings there’s a social area to chill and chat or for hosting our varied evening entertainment programme.

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surfing holiday! 7 nights (sat-sat) Multi Activity (p14-19)

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£359

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For more information on: First Timer holidays (shown in bold) and Introductory Adventure see page 19 Escorted Travel see pages 90-91 Optional Extras see page 89 Insurance see pages 97-98. PGL Beam House, Torrington, Devon EX38 8JF

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Beach and countryside Small and friendly centre for 10-16s only Home of our surfing holidays

What can I do here?

Set in a beautiful location, an adventure holiday at Beam House provides you with countryside, beach and sea in which to do these fantastic activities.

Abseiling Archery Ball Sports Beach Games Body Boarding Challenge Course Climbing Coastal Trail Cycle Trail Fencing High Ropes Initiative Exercises Kite Flying Motorsports Orienteering Rifle Shooting Sensory Trail Speed Sailing Street Surfing Surfing Survivor Trapeze Zip Wire †

† Sea and beach activities available from 1st April, tide and sea conditions permitting. Subject to available beach space in summer months.

Call 0844 371 2424 or visit www.pgl.co.uk

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£359

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2 nights/3 days (tue-thu)

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£569

For more information on: First Timer holidays (shown in bold) and Introductory Adventure see page 19 Escorted Travel see pages 90-91 Optional Extras see page 89 Insurance see pages 97-98. PGL Hillcrest, Foy, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR9 6RD

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What can I do here?

Although Hillcrest is our ‘small and homely’ centre, this doesn’t mean you’ll get any less adventure, as there’s over 20 different activities to try on land and water, as well as evening entertainment and an indoor activity room.

Abseiling Aeroball Archery Arts and Crafts Canoeing Challenge Course Climbing Dragon Boats Fencing Forest Trail Initiative Exercises Kayaking Low Ropes Motorsports Orienteering Raft Building Rifle Shooting Survivor Team Games Trapeze Zip Wire

Call 0844 371 2424 or visit www.pgl.co.uk

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In the gardens and grounds of Tregoyd there are the challenge courses, an abseil/climbing tower, trapeze, Jacob’s ladder, rifle range and an archery field. Down the road next to PGL Llwyn Filly is ‘The Puddle’, our very own lake where you take part in watersports including kayaking and raft building.

Our premier pony trekking & riding centre

Mad about horses? Well you’re in the right place! Tregoyd House is our premier pony trekking and riding centre. If you would like a whole holiday dedicated to riding, our Specialist holiday for intermediate and advanced riders is based here and offers just that (see page 37 for more details). Or if you’d just like to try out pony trekking we offer an optional excursion for complete beginners through to experienced riders (see page 89 for more details). So whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced rider, we’ve the perfect adventure holiday for you.

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£535

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£525

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£499

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£359

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£255

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27/05

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25/05

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7-10

10-13 13-16

May HT 24/05

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For more information on: Introductory Adventure see page 19 Escorted Travel see pages 90-91 Optional Extras see page 89 Insurance see pages 97-98. PGL Tregoyd House, Powys, Wales, LD3 0SP PGL Llwyn Filly, Fforddlas, Llanigon, Hereford, HR3 5QG

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7 nights (sat-sat)

Introductory Adventure (p19)

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Mansion house setting Great for pony trekkers Stunning Welsh border scenery

What can I do here?

Tregoyd House offers a great mix of activities from climbing through to raft building and the trapeze. It’s also our only centre which offers you the chance to try Pony Trekking (optional excursion) across the stunning Welsh borders.

Abseiling Aeroball – NEW Archery Ball Sports Canoeing Challenge Course Climbing Wall Fencing Initiative Exercises Jacob’s Ladder Kayaking Motorsports Mountain Trail Orienteering Pony Trekking* Raft Building Rifle Shooting Sensory trail Survivor Trapeze Zip Wire *Excursion see page 89

Call 0844 371 2424 or visit www.pgl.co.uk

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What’s it like?

WHERE IS IT?

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Winmarleigh Hall is conveniently located an hour from Manchester and Liverpool and three hours from Glasgow. The Forest of Bowland lies nearby, which is a designated Area of Natural Beauty. Built around the original main 10-13 13-16 estate. house, Winmarleigh was formerly a spectacular traditional Victorian Set in 50 acres of gardens, parkland and woodland, the building retains many original features and its large rooms and sturdy construction make it ideal for groups of children. The centre is small enough to have a homely feel, but large enough to explore and experience a range of fantastic activities!

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What facilities are there?

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Introductory Adventure (p19)

ACCOM

AGE GROUPS

DATES

Indoor

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£539

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09/08, 16/08

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£529

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£455

Indoor

05/04, 12/04, 19/04

24/05

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25/10

£199

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£255

2 nights/3 days (tue-thu)

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27/05

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£159

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£109

For more information on: Introductory Adventure see page 19 Escorted Travel see pages 90-91 Optional Extras see page 89 Insurance see pages 97-98. PGL Winmarleigh Hall, Winmarleigh, Preston PR3 0LA

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Set in 50 acres of parkland Adjacent to the Forest of Bowland En-suite accommodation

What can I do here?

Set in 50 acres of parkland, Winmarleigh Hall offers some great activities, including the well loved – giant swing! This centre also has a quad biking track and a private lake for raft building.

Abseiling All Aboard Archery Bouldering Wall Canoeing Cat Walk Challenge Course Climbing Fencing Giant Swing Initiative Exercises Jacob’s Ladder Low Ropes Orienteering Quad Bikes Raft Building Sensory Trail Team Challenge Trapeze Vertical Challenge Zip Wire

Call 0844 371 2424 or visit www.pgl.co.uk

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Any parent wants their children to explore, have fun and discover more about themselves. At the same time we all have fears and want to protect – that’s only natural, it’s in our job description. We know it’s a tough line to walk but it’s why we’ve worked so hard since 1957 to get it right for the thousands of children and parents who holiday and book with us every year. Our holidays are exciting, full of fun, shared with new friends and enjoyed with laughter but they are also challenging, confidence building and learning experiences. They offer real, valuable (often life-changing) outdoor adventures, away from home and with other children but most importantly, in safe and hugely stimulating environments. We think that’s what childhood should be all about and what gets the balance right for everyone involved. PGL is a very special partnership between you, your children and us. Our in-depth Parent Guide is just another example of the lengths we go to to make this partnership a strong one. We are constantly grateful for all the suggestions, tips and recommendations we get from so many PGL parents and their children and always try to capture all the important information that matters most, here. We appreciate there’s always lots to consider when you’re a parent and we hope you find it helpful. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon.

Steve Hougham PGL Adventure Holidays

Call 0844 371 2424 or visit www.pgl.co.uk

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the uk’s leading provider of children’s holidays Established in 1957, we are the UK’s leading children’s adventure holiday company. Our expertise, safe environments and unrivalled pastoral care mean we are trusted and respected by schools and families nationwide. Our beginnings Back in 1957, Peter Gordon Lawrence bought a folding canvas canoe and set off down the Danube. He loved this experience so much he wanted to share it. Returning home, he began leading groups of young adults on canoe camping trips down the River Wye – and PGL was born! Sadly Peter died in 2004 but his original passions still live on today, in a growing and thriving organisation and the generations of children who have benefitted from what he created.

WHAT WE OFFER Dedicated teams

Every year our teams work with over 300,000 lively children and teenagers. We are dedicated to helping your child discover their independence, build their confidence and make new friends during their exhilarating, action-packed holiday.

First class reputation We are proud of everything we do. Whether it’s our highly trained staff that will teach your children new skills and care for their wellbeing, or offering the best choice of centres and activities, PGL standards are second to none.

The best centres We now have fifteen fantastic adventure centres throughout the UK and abroad which are constantly being updated with the latest and most exhilarating activities. Unlike many other companies, we own or have long leases on all our UK and French centres. This means that we never have to put them to another use or hold back on investing in what’s needed or wanted by our guests to make them better.

Working with the best We are very proud to work with a number of partners and associations. See page 87 for more details.

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No need for nerves! To help every child get the most from each experience and bring out the best in your child, we tailor our holidays to age ranges. We also look after them in small groups, giving them all the individual attention and instruction they need. Many PGL children holiday alone but buddy-up first with our great e-Pal service – see page 96 for details.

Group sizes Groupies look after groups which vary in size according to age. For 7–10s the ratio is 1:12, with a lower ratio for older children. Instructor to child ratios vary according to the activity, but here are some examples: • Canoeing 1:8 • Pony trekking 1:8

• Archery 1:4 • Abseiling 1:1

For off-site activities there are always at least two staff in attendance.

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Highly trained and qualified

With over 50 years of experience, PGL’s commitment to staff training and development is unsurpassed. Our staff must be adept at bringing out the very best in children, while keeping them safe and happy. So we ensure each one is trained and equipped with the skills, knowledge and attitude to give your children the time of their lives.

PGL Instructors

Trained Instructors take responsibility during activity sessions. We have an excellent safety record of which we are very proud, and we insist our Instructors enforce the highest possible safety standards. Where a formal qualification exists, Instructors must hold it and Trainee Instructors must study for it. Where no recognised qualifications exist, we carry out verified in-house training and assessments.

PGL Centre Managers

Unlike many organisations, all PGL Centre Managers are on permanent, full-time contracts, having worked their way through PGL’s own career system. They set the tone at their centres, and ensure staff stay motivated throughout the whole year so each week is as good as the first!

PGL Group Leaders (our famous ‘Groupies’!) On arrival at our UK centres, your child will join a small group of similarly aged children in the care of a Group Leader (or ‘Groupie’). Our Groupies are exceptional people, chosen for their ability to communicate with children and look after them. Responsible for children’s social welfare, they will be your child’s main daily contact. Groupies get the lazy bones up in the morning, make sure everybody knows where they should be, encourage regular use of soap and toothpaste, eat meals with the children, organise wacky evening entertainments, and boogie with them at the disco. We train Groupies to come through smiling – and the children simply love them!

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Our Holiday Consultants are second to none. Most are parents and know our centres well, so are best placed to answer any questions you may have. They can’t wait to help you plan the perfect holiday for your child – so call them now! No question is too small or unusual. We won’t rush you but we know you’re busy so we’ll try to be as efficient and straightforward as we can. We’re not an impersonal, ‘scripted’ call centre and we won’t be in a hurry to end the call and move on. We get to know many PGL parents and children well and look forward to speaking to them several times a year. So please give us a call on 0844 371 2424. We’d love to hear from you.

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You can trust PGL to take your children’s welfare and happiness very seriously indeed. Our staff attain the highest safety standards, and we’re regulated and licensed by all the appropriate bodies. Our stringent standards fully comply with the DFE (Department for Education) guidelines. We follow national guidelines and operate fully comprehensive risk assessments. Our outstanding training programmes ensure all our staff place safety first. In this environment, children are not just safe, they feel safe. So they can really enjoy every new experience and their confidence can flourish.

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Adventure Activity Licensing Authority

PGL’s overseas centres operate to the same high safety standards as those in the UK, although they are not subject to the UK’s Adventure Activities Licensing Authority regulations.

We are subject to the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority regulations. These apply to activities taking place in potentially hazardous open environment situations, such as: • Climbing, abseiling or scrambling over natural terrain and cliffs • T rekking on foot, horse riding or cycling over remote hill country or mountains •W  atersports on the sea, tidal waters, large lakes or white water PGL has been granted AALA licences to operate the following: • Kayaking, canoeing, dragon boating and raft building on Drummonds Dub Lake (Hillcrest) • Abseiling on the customised cliff (Boreatton Park) • Watersports (Little Canada)

None of our other activities require licences because they take place in such safe environments. The Licensing Authority helpline for enquiries is 02920 755 715.

All PGL sailing centres in France are RYA (Royal Yachting Association) recognised teaching establishments and all canoeing at our centres in France is BCU (British Canoe Union) approved.

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British Activity Providers Association (BAPA)

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As members of the British Activity Providers Association, we have submitted all our centres in the UK and abroad, to voluntary inspection by BAPA. This ensures our safety standards are subject to regular independent external audit even when they are outside the scope of the licensing authority. www.thebapa.org.uk

We’re proud of our close working relationships with sports’ governing bodies, who often help us train our staff: • Royal Yachting Association – our main watersports bases in France and the UK are RYA recognised teaching establishments • British Canoe Union – approves all relevant centres • Training links with: Grand National Archery Society – British Fencing Association – Small Bore Rifle Association – British Orienteering Federation • All our UK pony trekking centres are registered with one of the following: British Horse Society – Wales Trekking and Riding Association – Association of British Riding Schools

The British Activity Providers Association helpline number is 01746 769982.

Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) As we are members of ABTA, your holiday payments are also protected. www.abta.com

Call 0844 371 2424 or visit www.pgl.co.uk

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PGL Adventure Holidays really are unbeatable value. Starting from only £99, your child will enjoy endless fun and action from morning to bedtime, all with full supervision. There’s so much more included too – just take a look at everything that’s covered.

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✔ A daily programme packed full of exciting activities ✔ Use of approved equipment ✔ Professional, friendly and encouraging activity instruction ✔ Sympathetic care and supervision ✔ Full board accommodation ✔ Fun-filled evening entertainment ✔ PGL certificates and prizes ✔ An e-Pal service (see page 96) ✔ Recognised qualifications on selected specialist holidays

We have been operating children’s adventure holidays for over 50 years and know exactly what’s practical, useful and most requested on a PGL holiday! The PGL Camp Kit is available to pre-order when you make your booking and it will be ready for collection on arrival, complete with exclusive to camp kit only items. Plus our centre staff will ensure your child receives the correct size T-shirt. Each PGL Camp Kit Pack costs £29 and includes:

✔ Large rucksack – exclusive to Camp Kits ✔ T-shirt ✔ Baseball cap ✔ Disposable camera ✔ Water bottle ✔ Postcard (with stamp to send home!) ✔ Pen ✔ Fling ring ✔ Luggage label

Overseas holidays include:

✔ Holidays in France include everything listed for our UK holidays, along with Escorted Travel from the UK to the centre. Travel is included from London or Dover/Folkestone. Supplements apply from Birmingham or Manchester.

✔ We use British coaches with lap belts, WC and video. In the event of a breakdown or similar, we cannot guarantee lap belts on any substitute continental coach, as these are not a statutory requirement in France.

Nb: On rare occasions it may be necessary to substitute an item in the kit – if so, this will be as similar an item as possible and/or an item of equal or higher value.

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WE OFFER THREE PGL TRAVEL OPTIONS:

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A PGL member of staff travels with your child from the meeting point (see list opposite), where they are signed in, to arrival at the centre. On return, we escort your child back to the meeting point, where the Travel Courier will remain on duty until all children are collected. Escorted travel to and from UK centres is available in the Summer on Saturdays, with the exception of Little Canada where it’s also available on a Monday to Friday four night mini break, see opposite. With adult supervision all the way to, and from, the centre, fully escorted travel is a popular choice with many parents. Most journeys are by coach (fitted with lap belts). Some also include rail travel, such as the journey from London to Beam House, or a short ferry crossing in the case of Little Canada.

For children travelling from outside the UK, we offer an escorted travel service to our centres from Heathrow airport, and the London Eurostar terminal;

For children on holiday in the UK for more than one week, escorted intercentre transfers are available between most centres.

2. Station Transfer

For children old enough to travel alone by train, we offer a pick-up service from the station nearest to each centre. This service is only escorted from the arrival station to the centre, and vice versa. Our staff will meet arrivals at the station between 15.30 and 16.30. At the end of the holiday, they will return guests to the station for trains departing between 09.00 and 10.00. This service is only available for Saturday arrivals and departures. Please note this service does not include rail tickets, which you must book and give to your child.

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Heathrow - If you are not able to book flights which land/take-off within these hours, please contact us for a quotation. Eurostar London St Pancras - You must provide us with all relevant flight/Eurostar details at least three weeks prior to arrival. These times are provisional meeting times, as the summer 2014 timings for Eurostar services have not yet been confirmed at the time of going to press, and are based on 2013 timings. Please contact us on 0844 371 2424 for 2014 train times.


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Inter centre escorted transfers (via London or Gloucester) are available between most centres from 19 July to 23 August for £42. * w/c 12 July operates for selected centres in the South East only, please call for latest availability. Single prices on request. If you wish to use these travel services, it must be booked at least seven days prior to departure. Please refer to the price table for available departure points and dates of operation. Details of meeting places and times will be forwarded on payment of balance. Changes or cancellations must be notified in writing seven days prior to departure. If you cancel travel arrangements within 14 days of travel, all fees are forfeited.

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Saturday between 15.00 – 17.00 (First meal: dinner)

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4 night tuesday to saturday mini-breaks

Tuesday between 11.00 – 12.00 (First meal: lunch)

Saturday between 09.00 – 11.00 (Last meal: breakfast)

4 night monday to friday mini-breaks

Monday between 08.30 – 09.00 (First meal: lunch)

Friday between 17.30 – 18.00 (Last meal: lunch)

3 night mini-breaks

Saturday between 15.00 – 17.00 (First meal: dinner)

Tuesday between 13.00 – 14.00 (Last meal: lunch)

2 day (1 night) introductory holiday*

Sunday between 08.30 – 10.00 (First meal: lunch)

Monday between 18.30 – 19.30 (Last meal: dinner)

3 day (2 night) introductory holiday*

Tuesday between 08.30 – 10.00 (First meal: lunch)

Thursday between 18.30 – 19.30 (Last meal: dinner)

If you cannot arrive/depart between these times, please give our Holiday Consultants at least three days notice of your expected arrival time. Please call them on 0844 371 2424. We make a £10.00 per hour charge where children are dropped off earlier, or depart later, than the times above. In these circumstances we are not able to provide full entertainment and, although children will be supervised, they will have to entertain themselves. *New customers only.

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Ready to book? You can book over the phone or on our website. But first check you have the following information to hand.

✔ Your preferred PGL holiday/s and date/s ✔ Your preferred centre ✔ Your child’s full name ✔ Your child’s date of birth ✔ Parent/guardian contact name, address and telephone number

✔ Email and/or fax number if possible ✔ Any special medical/dietary/personal information relevant to your child

✔ Your child’s swimming ability*: Please indicate at time of booking if your child is water confident. For full details and a definition please see page 97. * For some holidays and activities your child will need to be able to swim 50 metres or more. See page 97 for details.

Details of any optional extras required ✔ Escorted Travel to/from the centre (see pages 90-91 for details of routes and prices)

✔ PGL Camp Kits £29 (see page 89 for details)

✔ Bedding £22 per child (see page 96 for details)

✔ Insurance (please refer to policy

Royal Bank of Scotland, London City Office, PO Box 412, 62/63 Threadneedle Street, London, EC2R 8LA Sort Code: 15-10-00 Account number: 21552286 Account name: PGL Travel Limited IBAN: GB70 RBOS 15100021552286 BIC: RBOSGB2L We must receive a copy of the transfer within 72 hours of booking. Please quote your booking reference number, the child’s name, holiday code and holiday date on all transfers. A charge of £20 per child is made on all bookings paid by bank transfer, to cover our bank charges in the UK and the cost of additional telephone and postal charges.

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refundable deposit paid by credit/debit card in order to secure your places. Please note that if you are booking online, we require the full payment when you book. Deposits of the following amount will be due: • £45.00 per child for up to four nights (UK) • £75.00 per child for seven nights or more (UK) • £99.00 per child French/Skiing/Snowboarding holiday Once a payment has been received, you will automatically receive a confirmation invoice. This will detail exactly what has been booked, including your insurance, any optional extras and any special instructions. In the case of telephone bookings, you will need to pay the full balance 12 weeks prior to departure. To help, we’ll send you a reminder when it is due. If you think that anything is incorrect or you would like to make an addition to your booking, please contact us straight away. Please note, we reserve the right to charge an administration fee of £25.00 per child, for changing arrangements previously agreed to, including travel changes.

To book please call: 0844 371 2424 Monday–Friday: 08.30–18.00 Saturday: 09.00–17.00 (During September and October office hours are 08.30–17.30 weekdays only)

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Age groups

We have three main age groups in the UK: 7–10 year olds, 10–13 year olds and 13–16 year olds. In France, we have two age groups: 9–13 year olds and 13–17 year olds. The ‘overlap’ between these age ranges allows flexibility when there are a few years difference between brothers and sisters. It also means that, for example, a mature 10 year old may join a holiday for 10–13 year olds, whilst a ‘young’ 10 year old may be much happier on a holiday for the 7–10 age group. You know your own child best but please feel free to discuss the options with our Holiday Consultants. Within these separate age bands, our practice is to group children of a similar age together for accommodation and activity arrangements, whenever this is feasible. This may not be possible on some holidays when numbers are small, but this is rarely a problem because the interest in activities provides a common bond. Siblings or friends of the same sex can (where space permits) be roomed together. Please ensure you request this at the time of booking. Siblings or friends from different age groups requesting to be roomed together will not usually share with other guests and will usually be roomed close to other children’s rooms in the youngest child’s age group to ensure that the younger child can be correctly supervised from their earlier bed-time. As always, our holiday consultants will be pleased to advise you on any aspect of our accommodation groupings. Please note that our sleeping arrangements both in the UK and on Overseas holidays are single sex. It is not possible for brothers and sisters to share accommodation.

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Our holidays provide challenge and enjoyment for everyone. You don’t need any previous experience to enjoy our activities and our staff are able and ready to instruct children of all standards of competence. A reasonable level of fitness is required for our Surfing, Wet and Wild, Xtreme Adventure and Skiing and Snowboarding holidays.

Equipment

We provide all the specialist equipment that is essential for our activities, although children do need to bring personal items such as a good waterproof anorak or kagoul, footwear and casual clothes. We ensure that children are kitted out with activity equipment that conforms to British or European standards. Approved buoyancy aids or lifejackets are provided and must be worn during watersports sessions, and safety craft are always on patrol or standing by. Strict range disciplines are enforced for archery and rifle shooting. Abseilers and climbers are always protected by safety ropes, and our motorsports vehicles have all had their speeds

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Off-site activities & excursions Some of the evening entertainment (mainly for 13–17 years) may take place off-site. If you do not want your child to take part in any off-site activities or excursions please make this clear at the time of booking.

No child is allowed off-site unless accompanied by a member of our staff. Children are supervised at all times. An exception may be made on holidays that include visits to places such as theme parks or local towns where it is impractical to walk around in a large group. In such circumstances children will not be in groups of less than three. Our staff will regularly meet up with them and are contactable at all times.

Smoking

We strongly discourage smoking but full smoking bans in the past have led to unauthorised smoking in areas likely to be a fire risk – tents dormitories etc. As safety is our number one priority we therefore operate a system using ‘official’ supervised smoking areas set away from other guests or any fire risk. Smoking is only allowed strictly for 16 or 17 year olds where parental consent has been given on the medical form. Interestingly, a side effect of this approach tends to be that a number of smokers choose not to smoke at all rather than be forced to adopt the rigours of our strict safety policy. Smoking outside any authorised area is a serious offence for which guests will be sent home.

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Fun may be important, but so is food. We want to inspire children into a healthier lifestyle that includes a tasty, balanced diet. To support this, and in addition to our fantastic new dining halls, we work closely with leading catering organisations to ensure our food is the best it can be. We aim to provide three healthy, high energy meals per day, with plenty of variety, supporting the five-a-day campaign as well as reducing added salt, sugar and fat. A vegetarian alternative can always be provided on all our holidays, and we can accommodate most special diets required on medical or religious grounds. In all these cases we do require full details at time of booking. Please see a sample menu below.

sample menu* at uk centres Breakfast • Bacon • Scrambled eggs • Baked beans • (v) Quorn sausage • Brown and white toast • Preserves • Choice of three cereals • Semi-skimmed milk • Yoghurts • Fresh fruit

Dinner • Soup and bread • (v) Mushroom and courgette lasagne • Sweet and sour pork • Roast beef • Gravy • Roast potatoes • Cabbage • Baby carrots • Selection of salads, couscous, coleslaw and rice • Jam roly poly and custard • Fresh fruit

Lunch • Soup and bread • (v) Stuffed peppers • Beef bolognese Drinks • Jacket potato • Tea, coffee, squash • Pasta and water with • Sweetcorn all meals • Selection of salads, couscous, coleslaw *If your child has a special and rice diet, please let us know • Fresh fruit when you book. We can accommodate most requests with notice. The salad bar will vary between centres.

Alcohol

Consumption of alcohol by guests is banned at all PGL centres in the UK and France. In France and Austria, please note that even those guests who are 16 and over who legally speaking may consume beer and wine in Europe, are subject to this ban. This also applies to the consumption of alcohol off-site and the purchase of alcohol offsite. Please note that guests who break this rule will be excluded from the holiday and collection will be at the expense of parents/guardians.

Sensible bedtimes

Even the fittest children feel tired after a full day of activities followed by our evening entertainment programmes, so we try to insist on sensible bedtimes for children to ensure that everyone gets a good night’s rest. Exact times may vary from centre to centre but are typically 20.30 for 7–10 year olds, 21.30 for 10–13s and 22.30 for 13–17 year olds.

guardians during unsociable hours. We reserve the right to send any child home immediately at parent/guardians’ expense and to charge for any additional costs incurred. No refunds will be considered for any children sent home for behavioural reasons. Children will be asked to pay for any damage caused by wilful behaviour to any PGL owned or leased property. Please ensure you have read our booking conditions.

Night-time supervision

Fire safety drill

All children are made aware of safety procedures and shown exits and assembly points before they go to bed on their first night at the centre. There is a weekly fire drill at all centres.

It is part of our staff’s role to get everyone to bed reasonably on time – sometimes easier said than done! Once ‘lights out’ has been called at UK centres night duty staff take over. They reassure the anxious, encourage the high spirited to settle down and continue their vigil until all is quiet. At centres where children need to leave their tent or lodge to get to the toilet facilities, security staff patrol the campsite or accommodation area throughout the night. Elsewhere there is a night duty rota and a member of staff can be contacted at any time should the need arise. Centre doors are locked, although these can be opened from the inside in case of emergency.

Contacting your child

Personal hygiene

Our team will encourage good hygiene at all times, including the regular use of soap and toothpaste. However all children are expected to take an element of personal responsibility for showering and cleaning their teeth during their holiday.

Discipline & responsibility

Living alongside and mixing with other children is a valuable part of the holiday experience and we try to ensure that no one feels left out. Every member of the group has an equal right to enjoy themselves and we keep a close check on teasing, bullying or any other antisocial behaviour that may spoil an individual’s enjoyment. Our experience over many years means that this rarely becomes a problem, but please tell your children that if they feel they are being picked on, they should inform their Group Leader or any other member of staff immediately. The “don’t tell” ethos, which sometimes exists in schools, is not applicable at a PGL centre. If your child should make contact with you regarding any negative aspect of their holiday, please check whether our staff have been informed. If not, please let us know as soon as possible so that we may take immediate steps to remedy the situation. When necessary, we will be firm with children who are jeopardising the enjoyment of others. If problem behaviour is persistent or serious, we will contact the parent or guardian to decide on further action. Please note it may on occasion be necessary to contact parents/

Of course, for some children, being away from home may initially be a little stressful. This is natural and only to be expected – even adults can experience ‘homesickness’! Our staff are fully trained in the sensitive skills of identifying and dealing with children’s concerns and worries. In the vast majority of cases, a day or two of getting to know new friends and being involved in exciting activities will dispel all but the most persistent worries. You will, of course, be kept informed if there are any persistent problems. We do ask you not to telephone the centre excessively to speak to your child, particularly during the first couple of days. Apart from the fact that your child is probably in the middle of an activity session/ in the shower/eating dinner, and therefore far from the telephone, our experience has shown that children really do settle in much better if undisturbed by personal telephone calls. We will, of course, pass on any personal messages and all of our centres have the facilities for passing on emails. Details are provided in your welcome pack. The Centre Manager or another senior member of staff is always available should you wish to telephone to ask about your child.

Staying on for an extra week? If your child is staying for more than one week, we recommend that they either book onto a different holiday or try a different centre for the second week. Inter-centre transfers can be arranged between most centres.

We can provide one machine wash at UK centres, but there may be a small charge. Guests may also be taken off site on a day trip on the second Saturday of the holiday to keep them occupied if there are no organised activities that day and to allow the centre to prepare for new arrivals. Where they will go will depend upon which centre they go to. There is no charge for this.

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It is important that you read your Welcome Pack when its arrives as it contains lots of useful information, including what to bring.

All essential activity and safety equipment is provided, but your child will need to bring personal clothing, footwear, wash kit, towels, a swim suit and extra towels (if applicable) and pocket money. We suggest that your child does not bring valuable items such as MP3 players, personal stereos, PSP’s, DS’s, valuable watches and jewellery and any other items of value. We cannot take any responsibility for the above should you choose to bring them.

Bedding

The majority of our holiday centres do not automatically supply bedding. If for any reason you are not able to bring your own sleeping bag/duvet from home, it is possible to hire bedding for UK holidays at a cost of £22 per child. Depending upon the centre, bedding consists of pillow and pillowcase and either duvet, duvet cover and sheet or sleeping bag and sheet inner.

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number where we can contact you during the We must be advised in advance if your child holiday, of an emergency. Please is currently, or has recently, experienced any FROMin the event FROM FROMit in keep major illness, disabilities, behavioural or social £50this 5 form handy, as you must hand FROM £175 problems that may affect him/her or our other on arrival at the centre, or to the Travel Courier. 359 guests. At PGL we are continually working to Where appropriate, please provide all relevant enable as many children as possible to enjoy our information concerning medical conditions, ROM holidays. To help us achieve this, please provide and any medication or drugs currently being F M O R F or medication must be full details at the time of booking, or in a covering administered. Any pills M letter addressed to our Reservations Manager.FRO handed in to reception on arrival, together with OMconfirmation from details of daily dosage and administration. Of We then may request written FR your GP/teacher, confirming the suitability of course, children can sometimes feel unwell the holiday for your child. We will naturally treat whilst they are on holiday, and accidents any personal information sensitively and respect can occasionally happen – but our safety confidentiality. Very occasionally we may not precautions mean they are no more prevalent be able to provide the service required, and will than with any children at play, probably less. refund any deposit paid. We have staff with first aid qualifications Medical & emergency details and have pre-established links with local doctors, dentists and hospitals in case of We need to know in advance about any emergency. On every centre, in case of minor congenital complaints and/or standard child accidents, each activity base is equipped illnesses (e.g. asthma, allergies, epilepsy), and whether your child has been in hospital for any with a first aid kit. Full records of treatment are kept, and parents are always alerted in reason within the six months prior to booking. Please provide full details at the time of booking. a real emergency. For small accidents, such as bumps, scratches and grazes, we will not We will send you a Medical and Emergency normally contact parents. Contact Form with your booking paperwork.

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Lost property

Help us to help you! PGL staff will do their best to return named lost property to owners. However, if lost clothing is not clearly marked, it is unlikely that we will be able to trace it. We strongly recommend woven type name tapes, which should be firmly stitched into an obvious place in each garment. We reserve the right to charge postage and packing for those items returned after your holiday. We retain lost property for two weeks after the end of your child’s holiday.

Swimming

Please clearly indicate swimming ability at the time of booking. Lifejackets or buoyancy aids are always worn for water sports, except for body-boarding, surfing and snorkelling sessions – where if participants are able to swim 50 metres or more, they are not required to wear them. For all water based activities participants must be water confident in a life jacket or buoyancy aid. Water confidence is defined as: - Ability to duck head underwater -C  onfidently swim 15 metres in a life jacket or buoyancy aid without signs of panic Alternative activities are arranged for nonwater confident participants at all centres.

Pocket money

However, there are sometimes excursion days, and all centres feature a shop selling sweets and small souvenirs. Some centres for older children also have a pool table in the chill out room at a cost of around 50p per game, and 13–16 year olds may have the opportunity to take part in evening activities off site, such as bowling. A small charge will be made for these to cover transport and entrance fees. There is no obligation for any guest to take part in these optional extras, and a free alternative activity will always be available on centre. The amount of pocket money required obviously varies with the age of the child. On our UK holidays we recommend pocket money (on a sliding scale) from an average of £2 per day for seven year olds, £4 per day for 12 year olds and £5 per day for older teenagers for purchasing drinks, sweets and ice creams; plus between £5 and £20 to purchase gifts which will be on sale all week. We operate a secure system for holding and issuing pocket money in accordance with parents’ wishes.

Birthdays

If your child has a birthday during their PGL holiday, please advise us prior to travel and we will endeavour to make their day one to remember! In the UK this may include a birthday cake with our compliments, to share with their friends.

Passports and documentation For overseas holidays, please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that your child has his/her own passport and (if necessary) visa documentation. Holders of non-UK passports should check with their embassy whether a visa will be required. All UK citizens travelling abroad need to be in possession of a valid passport.

Please allow plenty of time for the application process, as we are unable to allow guests to travel without a valid passport. For further information on the country to be visited, please check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-andlivingabroad or visit ABTA’s website www.abta.com. For holidays within Europe, it is essential that you obtain a European Health Insurance Card for your child. You can obtain an EHIC on line at www.ehic.org.uk, by calling 0845 605 0707 or from your local Post Office. Should medical attention be needed whilst within the European Community, an EHIC can save both time and money, avoiding the need to pay a minimum £50 excess charge for any medical treatment claimed from our insurers.

All PGL holidays in the UK are fully inclusive and there is little need to bring large sums of money.

Be insured It is important that everyone travelling with PGL has holiday insurance. Experience has shown that standard policies do not cover all our activities, e.g. motorsports, abseiling and rifle shooting. For your protection, therefore, we have arranged a special policy with Union Reiseversicherung AG. PGL insurance includes the following benefits as long as claims fall within the terms and conditions of the policy: • Cover for all activities organised by PGL • Personal accident up to £25,000 Some benefits are reduced for under 16s • Medical and other expenses up to £5 million for overseas holidays and up to £10,000 (other expenses only) for the UK • Cancellation charges up to the cost of the holiday (maximum £5,000) • Luggage up to £1,500. Single item £250. Valuables limit £250 • Personal money up to £200 • Personal liability up to £1 million • Curtailment of activities at £20 per day in summer or a pro rata refund of the ski pack (lessons, lift pass and ski school) in winter (both up to a maximum of £240)

• Delay compensation, up to the invoice total for abandonment of overseas holidays. Compensation after 12 hours delay is £20 Full details of our insurance cover can be found on our website or can be sent to you upon request. Please note that cancellation cover comes into force when you pay the appropriate premiums. One premium will cover two or more consecutive holiday weeks per child. Non consecutive weeks require separate premiums. Most of the above sections are subject to £35 excess (up to £250 excess for legal expenses). Please read the Key Insurance Facts over the page. Clients not purchasing our insurance will be asked to complete an Insurance Indemnity Form issued on the advice of ABTA. DURATION

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Please also see our key facts section overleaf.

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We would like to explain some of the definitions and features of our insurance cover for you. Cooling off period: Your policy contains a 14 day cooling off period, during which you can cancel the policy and get a refund, if you have a justifiable reason for being dissatisfied with the cover it provides. Pre-existing health conditions: If any participant, or any other person on whom the travel plans depend, has ever had treatment for any heart condition or circulatory condition, a stroke or high blood pressure, any OM any type breathing condition (including asthma), any typeFofRcancer, of diabetes, any psychological condition, any existing injury or other serious or recurring medical condition, any condition requiring long term, prescribed medication or if you or they are receiving or awaiting investigation for any medical condition, you must advise the insurers via PGL to see if additional cover is available. Insurers reserve the right to impose terms. You will receive confirmation in writing of their decision.

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Conditions, Exclusions & Terms: Conditions and exclusions will apply to individual sections of your policy while general exclusions, conditions and warranties will apply to the whole policy. Property Claims: These claims are paid based on the value of the goods at the time you lose them and not on a “new for old” or replacement cost basis. Policy Limits: Most sections of the policy have limits on the amount the insurer will pay under that section. Some sections also include other specific limits, for example for any one item or for valuables in total. You are advised to check your policy if you intend taking expensive items with you, which we advise against.

The small print

(important - please read) Please take time to read the following terms and conditions carefully. They are the basis of the contract between yourself and PGL. A contract will exist between us when we have taken your booking and required payment. You will then automatically receive a confirmation/invoice detailing exactly what has been booked. If you think anything is incorrect please contact us straight away. All correspondence will be with the person named on the confirmation invoice who accepts the following conditions on behalf of all participants. The contract between us is governed by English Law and any dispute will be dealt with under the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. Any monies paid to an appointed agent will be held by the agent for PGL until they are paid over to PGL. Your final payment and travel tickets The balance of your account is payable not later than 12 weeks

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Policy Excesses: Under most sections of the policy claims will be subject to an excess. This means that you will be responsible for paying the first part of the claim. The amount you have to pay is called the excess.

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Complaints: The insurance policy includes a Complaints Procedure which tells you what steps you can take if you wish to make a complaint. Dangerous Sports or Pastimes: If you are going to take part in dangerous sports or pastimes where there is a risk of injury, check that your policy covers you. All activities officially organised and implemented by PGL are covered. Policy Document: This gives full details of what is not covered and conditions of the cover. A copy will be sent to you on booking, or earlier on request. Law: The Insurance Policy will be subject to the law of England and Wales unless otherwise agreed. Please ensure you read your insurance policy carefully. Failure to comply with the terms and conditions of the policy may result in cover being restricted. PGL are an Appointed Representative of Fogg Travel Insurance Services Limited who with the Insurers are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

before holiday commencement. If payment is not made by the due date, we reserve the right to advise you of the cancellation of your holiday booking and make a cancellation charge at the appropriate rate. Full payment must accompany bookings made within 12 weeks of departure. The Package Travel, Package Holidays, and Package Tours Regulations 1992 require us to provide security for the monies that you pay for the holiday booked from this brochure and for repatriation in the event of our insolvency. We provide this security by way of a bond held by ABTA. Changing your booking or travel If, after you have confirmed your booking, you wish to make any alterations, an administration charge of £25 will be made per child. Any such amendment may be telephoned to PGL in the first instance but must be confirmed in writing immediately thereafter with the appropriate amount enclosed. However, if a major amendment is requested less than 8 weeks prior to the starting date of the holiday, we reserve the right to treat your request as a cancellation and charge the appropriate cancellation fee as detailed below.

In order that all our staff have the correct information we cannot accept additions or alterations to travel arrangements within 7 days of the commencement of the holiday. If we are forced to make changes PGL will do its utmost to provide all of the arrangements that have been confirmed, but must reserve the right to alter or cancel any activities, accommodation or other arrangements, including escorted travel, if operational, weather or other considerations so dictate. If we have to make a major change to your holiday, we will offer a suitable alternative if available, or 100% refund, if we are not able, in our opinion, to offer an alternative that is sufficiently comparable. Compensation will be paid as below if we have to make a major change to your holiday within 8 weeks of holiday commencement, unless the change is due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control, including but not limited to war, riot, civil commotion, act of God, industrial dispute, Government action, epidemic, disease, adverse weather or natural disaster. • 56–29 days – 10% of holiday price • 28–15 days – 15% of holiday price • 14 days or less – 25% of holiday price

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The price of your holiday is subject to surcharge due to unforeseen increases in fuel costs, Government action such as increases in VAT or any other Government imposed increases or adverse currency exchange rate variations. Even in this case, we will absorb an amount equivalent to 2% of the holiday price which excludes insurance premiums and any amendment charges. Only amounts in excess of this 2% will be surcharged but, where a surcharge is payable, there will be an administration charge of £1 together with an amount to cover agents’ commission where relevant. If this means paying more than 10% of the holiday price, you will be entitled to cancel your holiday with a full refund of all money paid except for any premium paid to us for holiday insurance and amendment charges. Should you decide to cancel because of this, you must exercise your right to do so within 14 days from the issue date printed on the surcharge advice. The prices of our holidays abroad have been fixed according to an exchange rate of 1.1990 euros to £1 as published in the Financial Times on 7 November 2013. You will be notified 8 weeks before departure if a surcharge is due on your holiday. Cancelling your holiday or travel If you find that you cannot take your PGL holiday and have to cancel, for whatever reason, your deposit will be forfeited to cover our costs. If we receive your written cancellation within 56 days of your holiday commencement date, higher cancellation charges will be made, as follows: •5  6 to 29 days prior to commencement – 30% of the total holiday price. •2  8 to 15 days prior to commencement – 45% of the total holiday price. • 1 4 to 1 days prior to commencement – 100% of the total holiday price. •O  n or after the commencement date – 100% of the total holiday price.

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The date of effective cancellation is calculated on the day of receipt of written advice in our Reservations Department.

Please note, however, that we do not accept liability for any air or sea carriers whose individual conditions of carriage apply and are often subject to international agreements. We cannot be held responsible for the failure or inability of any equipment or computer programme to recognise or correctly interpret or process any date as the true or correct date, or to continue to function correctly beyond that date. We cannot be held responsible for the loss of enjoyment or additional expenses due to delays or changes in any travel arrangements or other services which are caused by circumstances amounting to force majeure, such as, but not limited to war, riot, civil commotion, act of God, Government action, epidemic, disease, natural disaster, industrial dispute or adverse weather conditions. We can only be liable for the provision of special requests where we have confirmed their availability in writing. Should you or any member of your party have the misfortune to suffer illness, injury or death during the period of your holiday, arising out of an activity which does not form part of the arrangements made by us, we shall, where appropriate, and subject to our reasonable discretion and prior agreement, give you and your family every help that we can by way of initial assistance, including initial legal costs associated there with, up to a maximum value of £5,000 per booking. You must request such assistance within 90 days from the date of the misadventure and in the event of there being a successful claim for costs against a third party or there being suitable insurance policies in force, the costs incurred by PGL shall be recoverable from yourselves. We shall not be liable in respect of any loss of profits, damage to goodwill or any type of special, indirect or consequential loss even if such loss was reasonably foreseeable or we have been advised of the possibility of you incurring the same. Subject to the above and excluding liability for death or personal injury, our liability shall be limited to £15,000 (pounds sterling) in respect to any one claim.

Travel costs are forfeited unless written cancellation is received more than 14 days prior to holiday commencement. Your PGL holiday insurance may cover the cost of cancellation. If in doubt don’t hesitate to contact our brokers, Fogg Travel Insurance Services, on 01623 631 331.

Your responsibility It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to advise PGL of a child’s special diet and swimming ability in writing or by telephone at the time of booking. This information will be reconfirmed to you in our documentation. (All children participating in watersports must be able to meet PGL’s swimming requirements as detailed in the Parent Guide.)

Any complaints If there is any problem with the holiday, we want to put this right for you as soon as possible. Please ask your child to mention it to their Group Leader/Courier/Centre Manager straightaway. Alternatively, we will be pleased to make a phone available, so your child can speak with you if this is preferable. We would ask you to make immediate contact with either the centre or Head Office in Ross-on-Wye. If we have been unable to find a solution, you have 28 days from the end of your holiday to write to us to explain your grievance.

It is also the responsibility of the parent/guardian or other person acting in ‘loco parentis’ to fully advise PGL, when booking, and then follow this up in writing, of any illness, disabilities, social or behavioural problems that a youngster currently has, or has recently experienced, which might affect the youngster or other guests during the PGL holiday. We may request written confirmation from your GP/teacher confirming the suitability of the holiday for your child with particular reference to such considerations as social compatibility, physical access, successful participation and health and safety.

If you are still unhappy, your complaint may be referred to arbitration under a special scheme arranged by the Association of British Travel Agents in conjunction with the Institute of Arbitrators. This scheme provides for a simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone, with restricted liability on a customer in respect of costs. The scheme does not apply to claims for an amount greater than £5,000 per person. There is also a limit of £25,000 per booking form. Neither does it apply to claims which are solely or mainly in respect of physical injury or illness or the consequences of such injury or illness. The scheme can however deal with compensation claims involving minor injury or illness, subject to a limit of £1,000 per person. Application for arbitration must be made within 9 months of return from holiday. Further details can be supplied by ABTA on request. Their address is: 30 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ.

We will naturally treat any personal information sensitively and respect confidentiality. We are committed to making our holidays as accessible to as many guests as possible, however, very occasionally we may not be able to provide the service required and will refund any deposit paid.

Our responsibility PGL accepts responsibility for those elements of the holiday arrangements which are under our direct control and for the acts and/or omissions of our employees, agents, subcontractors and suppliers. Save as set out below, no liability is accepted for personal illness, injury or death. We do accept responsibility for any personal illness, injury or death which results from the negligent (as the word is understood in the English Law) acts or omissions of any servant or agent, or any supplier, working on our behalf in the provision of services or facilities to you and whilst acting within the scope of their employment.

We reserve the right to exclude any person before or after holiday commencement if important personal details have not been fully declared and/or his/her behaviour is incompatible with the general enjoyment and wellbeing of others. Collection would be entirely at the responsibility and expense of the person acting in ‘loco parentis’ to whom any costs for damage and other expenses incurred would also be charged. No refunds will be considered for any children sent home for behavioural reasons. Behaviour deemed inappropriate may include:  nder age buying and consumption of alcohol •U • L eaving the site unless accompanied by a PGL member of staff • S uspected involvement with illegal drugs • S moking outside of designated areas and smoking by under 16s • E ntering accommodation used by the opposite sex • T heft or illegal activities • T hreatening behaviour, bullying, offensive or insulting language to other guests, PGL staff or any other person resident on centre •A  nti-social behaviour affecting other guests enjoyment of their holiday

• Leaving rooms during the night without a legitimate reason • Deliberately tampering with safety systems (e.g. CCTV, Fire Alarms) Personal property Your personal property, including baggage, is your own responsibility at all times, unless any loss or damage is due to our negligence or failure to carry out our responsibility. Please note that an adventure holiday is not the place to bring mobile phones, expensive watches, jewellery, photographic equipment or other precious items which may not be covered by the PGL insurance. ABTA PGL Travel Ltd is a Member of ABTA with membership number V2683. ABTA and ABTA Members help holidaymakers to get the most from their travel and assist them when things do not go according to plan. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. For bookings to UK centres and to overseas centres by coach, PGL Travel Ltd holds a bond with ABTA. This arrangement means your money will be refunded or you will be brought back to the UK (where your contracted arrangements include return travel to the UK) if already abroad in the unlikely event of our being unable to provide your holiday due to our insolvency. For further information about ABTA, the Code of Conduct and the arbitration scheme available to you if you have a complaint, contact: ABTA, 30 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ. Tel: 020 3117 0500 or visit the ABTA website at www.abta.com. Data Protection The personal information requested at the time of booking and on subsequent proformas is held on computer and required to allow our employees, agents, sub-contractors and suppliers to provide the promised holiday to our normal high standards. By providing us with the information required for booking you are deemed to accept the above and to have gained consent from the parents of all members of your party to disclose their details to us. At time of booking or requesting a brochure, whichever is sooner you will be asked if you wish to receive future mailings from PGL and/or carefully selected third parties. If you do not wish to receive these mailings, please advise at the time of booking or alternatively write to the PGL Marketing Department, Alton Court, Penyard Lane, Ross on Wye HR9 5GL. Please refer to our website at www.pgl.co.uk for details of our privacy policy. Photography We regularly take photographs and videos for promotional and training purposes, if you do not want your child to appear in these you must write to PGL Customer Service and inform PGL Staff on arrival at the centre. Finally The details announced in this brochure are published in good faith in November 2013 and all reasonable efforts have been made to insure all information is correct at time of printing.

**Group Discounts Terms and Conditions – Valid on bookings for UK or French holidays of seven or more nights duration, with four or more children booked at the same time on the same booking. The child with the lowest priced seven night holiday will go free. Group discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount or offer and cannot be applied retrospectively. Discount offer applies to holiday price as listed in the 2014 Adventure Holidays brochure and does not apply to insurance or any other additional items on the booking. One lead parent is responsible for the entire group booking, will supply all the relevant information for each child and will be responsible for all payments. Discounts do not apply on Internet Bookings. Subject to availability. Any reduction in the number of children on the booking after it is confirmed may invalidate the discount and additional charges may be incurred.

*Price comparisons for specialist holidays - based on the lowest price difference between the Specialist Holiday price vs. the nearest priced seven night Multi Activity holiday in the same school holiday period, at the same centre. Prices vary between centres, please see each centre page for more information.

Call 0844 371 2424 or visit www.pgl.co.uk

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We’ve been pioneers of children’s adventure holidays since 1957 and have never been more committed to what we believe in.

We’ve squeezed every bit of our knowledge, beliefs and experience into this brochure, to give you and your children, a taste of all the fun and excitement that we pack into each and every one of our holidays. We hope you enjoy it.

PGL Travel Ltd, Alton Court, Penyard Lane, Ross-on-Wye HR9 5GL Phone: 0844 371 2424 Fax: 0844 371 2425 Email: holidays@pgl.co.uk www.pgl.co.uk


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