Adventure Holidays at Hillcrest

Herefordshire

Secluded country-side setting

7-13's only

Small and homely

  • Adventure Holidays at Hillcrest

Hillcrest in Herefordshire is just perfect for younger children...

Hillcrest is a small, homely centre, with staff who really love working with younger guests. Originally a private fishing lodge, it’s in a quiet rural setting close to the River Wye. It’s ideal for a first visit away from home or if you’re looking for somewhere really friendly and extra welcoming! 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.

All of our land-based adventure activities take place on-site. Amongst others, the centre’s facilities include a basketball court, low level ropes course and plenty of indoor space. Watersports are also available at our private lake nearby or on the River Wye.

Accommodation

All accommodation is in the main house, in dormitories with showers and toilets nearby. PGL night duty staff sleep in rooms close to the dormitories, creating a very homely atmosphere.

Facilities

The house has a really big garden with an abseil and climbing tower, challenge course, archery range and zip wire. In the house there is a dining room and an indoor activities room. The programme is arranged by the centre staff and usually includes at least one day of water-based activities at our private lake ‘Drummonds Dub’, just 15 minutes drive away by coach.

Activities available

Every day is different
We offer over 50 different activities across all our centres and we pack in as many as possible on every PGL Adventure Holiday. Please note that not all activities are available at all centres; please see the list below for activities available at this centre.

Evening activities
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.

Select an activity for a full description

Food

Fuel for LIFE!
Fun may be important, but so is food, and we want to inspire children into a healthier lifestyle that includes a tasty, balanced diet. We work closely with leading catering organisations to ensure our food is the best it can be and our dining rooms are fun, active places where it’s good to refuel during a busy fun-packed day.

From fussy eaters to growing appetites!
No-one should leave our dining room hungry so we try to offer a range of different and nutritious hot food to suit all appetites.There is unlimited access to the salad bar and bread basket and children can help themselves to fruit. Our buffet style restaurant means that children can ‘mix and match’ the items they love most. Our Group leaders are on hand to help and will look out for anyone who can’t find anything on the menu that they enjoy.

If necessary our catering teams will be more than happy to prepare something special.

Allergies, intolerances and other dietary requirements
A vegetarian alternative can always be provided on all our holidays, and we can accommodate most special diets required on medical or religious grounds, just let us know when you book.

Keeping hydrated
Water, squash, tea and coffee are available with all meals and children are encouraged to refill their water bottles for regular use throughout the day. There are also water fountains available around the centre.

 

Sample Day

Sample day at Hillcrest (based on 7 night Multi Activity holiday)
Typical timings Activities
07:00 Your Group Leader will wake you up so that you can get up and get ready for the day ahead.
08:00 Off to the dining room with the rest of your group to fuel up for the day, you’ll need plenty of energy to keep you going. Breakfast includes cereals, toast, yogurts, porridge, and cooked breakfast – you choose!
Don’t forget to refill your drinks bottle before you head off to your first activity.
09:15
Session 1
Low Ropes
10:45 Break. Catch your breath and have a quick drink before your next session.
11:00
Session 2
Abseiling
12:30-14:00 Worked up an appetite? Great – it’s time to replenish your energy stores with the dining room. If you have energy to spare after lunch your Group Leader will always be ready for a quick kickabout with a ball or you could relax and chat with your new friends.
14:15
Session 3
Arts and Crafts
15:45-16:00 A chance for a breather and a drink before your Groupie takes you to your next activity.
16:00
Session 4
Survivor
18:00 Time to eat again – a different menu each day (and did we mention, often evening meals come with a hot pudding too – or you can stick with fruit if you prefer).
19:00 Talent shows, campfires, quizzes and much more – your evening entertainment programme gives you the chance to get together with everyone else in your age group and have some laughs.
21:00-22:30 Bedtime. The younger ones go first whilst older groups have time to chill out and chat or watch a DVD. Then it’s lights out and time to sleep ready to do it all over again tomorrow!

Please note this is a sample itinerary for illustrative purposes only. Itineraries will be planned by the centre shortly before your arrival. 

Customer reviews of this centre

“Small friendly environment that is perfect for first timers.”
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Mrs Berresford
April 2016
“EPIC!!!”
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Ryan, age 9
August 2015
“Small and friendly centre perfect for younger children and first timers. Staff were excellent and the children had a fantastic time.”
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Mrs Tinch
August 2015
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