Film Making at boreatton park

Do you think you could be the next Steven Spielberg or George Lucas? Perhaps you dream of being the next Keira Knightley or Johnny Depp?

What’s it all about?
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!

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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.

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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 Film Making
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 Half day Film Making
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 Zip Wire and Low Ropes

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.


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. 

2017 holidays coming soon...

Our 2017 holidays will be available to view online and book from  Tuesday 22nd November, so there is not long to wait!

You can search and book your 2016 Adventure Holiday online. All you need to do is click on the link below and choose the search options to find the perfect fit for you and your child.