'First Timer' Multi Activity 7 nights at hillcrest

Our ‘First Timer’ holidays are perfect for newcomers, all the adventure and none of the worry!

Our ‘First Timer’ holidays give you the opportunity to book a seven night Multi Activity holiday for your children with the added reassurance that all the other children in their group will be PGL ‘first timers’ too!

Every adventure starts with a first step...
We understand that you will have concerns sending your children on their first holiday but on their return, almost every single child said they had fun and wanted to return! In fact, our survey shows that 98.1% of parents said their child had fun on their PGL holiday.

With so much to do and so many friends to make, your child will have little time to feel homesick and instead will return home full of excitement, great stories and the happiest memories that will last for years to come.

Social networking...
PGL holidays are all about your child gaining independence, confidence and meeting new people.

Our PGL ‘first timer’ parents really appreciate the ways in which we help children to stand on their own two feet, to explore their own personalities and to learn the social and practical skills fundamental to enjoying life better at every age – like making new friends and playing as a team.

Your children will be free to discover new found independence and confidence fuelling opportunities by the dozen, with 7 days to enjoy over 50 activities on land and water, and evening entertainment every night.

Are you a 'first time' PGL parent ?
Take a look our short video for parents to see what it's all about 

Their wings already exist, all they have to do is fly...

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Activities

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 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.
 

Select an activity for a full description

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.

A typical itinerary for this holiday

Sample day on a Introductory Adventure holiday
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 Abseiling and Challenge Course
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 Giant Swing and Canoeing
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 will be planned by the centre shortly before your arrival.

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.

Book your 2017 Adventure Holiday today

Our 2017 holidays are now available to book. Please see below for available holidays which you can add straight into your basket.