boreatton park
Horse Riding

If you are mad about horses and love outdoor activities, we have the perfect adventure holiday for you!

What’s it like?
Our Horse Riding holidays are ideal for beginner or less experienced riders and offer a brilliant mix of classic PGL multi activities alongside a specialist riding programme of activities. 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).

Can I do other activities as well?
Yes, you can also enjoy different activities from our brilliant multi activity programme.

Do I need any riding experience?
These holidays are suitable for those with moderate or no riding experience. If you are a more experienced rider and would prefer a 'horses-only' holiday click here to see our Horse Riding and Trekking Pro holiday.

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. 

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Every day is different
Every day you get to spend half your day trying out different activities from our brilliant multi activity programme such as climbing and canoeing. The other half of your day is spend riding and caring for your horse at one of our brilliant specialist riding centres (a short bus drive away). Please note that not all activities are available at all centres; please see the specific centre pages for more information.

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.

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Boreatton Park has everything you might need including our brilliant sports/activity hall with its superb climbing wall. We’ve also got a football pitch, a purpose-built dining 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 five zip wires (including one across a lake), abseil towers, a high ropes course, Jacobs’ Ladders, five quad bike tracks, six giant swings and more.

A typical itinerary for this holiday

Sample day on Horse Riding and Trekking 
Schedule Activity
Breakfast 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
Morning Activities Equestrian Activities
Lunch 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.
Afternoon Activities

Canoeing and Jacob's Ladder

Dinner 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).
Evening Ents 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.
Bedtime 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 and Multi Activity choices will be planned by the centre shortly before your arrival.


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 the 7–10s, and some 10-13s stay.

The ‘Tall Timbers’ Lodges in the grounds have mainly four or six beds in a room with en-suite showers/toilets. These are normally for 10–13s and 13–16s. The 13–16s will also have their own chill out room.

Tents - 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. 

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