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'First Timer' Multi Activity 7 nights

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.

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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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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


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.

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.

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.


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.

Book your 2018 Adventure Holiday today

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