France Explorer

for Brownies and Guides

Making memories

See the Mona Lisa, the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe; buy a croissant from a street merchant, take in the sights and sounds of a local market.
This is France with all your senses engaged!

These first-time experiences are priceless, and great when shared with friends.

Imagine how your Brownie unit or Girl Guides will love the highlights of Paris – and a first-hand experience of French culture. Add in a popular day out at Disneyland® Paris and they’ll be competing for a place on the trip!

Your programme will be tailor-made to suit you. We advise on our most popular trips, on free trips – on the trips that best meet your girls’ interests.

We plan itineraries we know you’ll love.

And you’ll have a PGL Tour Leader to go with you on all your trips. You’ll get more from your days out, plus the extra reassurance for you when taking a group of Brownies or Guides abroad.

Activities

Excursions

Enjoy Paris - one of the most iconic capitals of Europe! Getting out there and exploring the city is the prime motivator.
We’ll bring the history, culture and lifestyle of the French to life to inspire and motivate your Girl Guides and Brownies.

Adventure: The PGL Bonus

The perfect counterbalance to your excursion programme: bring out the best in all your girls with PGL adventure sessions (supplement applies).

An Evening Programme

A French themed evening programme (e.g. making crêpes, snail tasting) means your girls get even more value from their trip.
Make the most of these opportunities to engage and entertain your girls and give them even more memories to take home.

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A typical itinerary for this course

Sample programme for a 3 day France Explorer weekend for Brownies and Guides
  Friday Saturday Sunday Monday
Morning   Guided coach tour of Paris and visit to Eiffel Tower Full day at the magical Disneyland® Paris Depart for home after continental breakfast (packed lunch provided)
Afternoon Welcome to centre and orientation Abseiling and Zip Wire Full day at the magical Disneyland® Paris  
Evening Evening meal and Evening Entertainment Crêpe evening Disco  

Learning outcomes

  • Your programme of exciting trips and authentic cultural experiences means your girls return with an enthusiasm for France and all things French.
  • The support of a dedicated and trained PGL Tour Leader will make sure your group gets the most from your excursion programme.
  • On-site adventure activities improve your group’s dynamics, teamwork and communication skills.
  • A full and exciting itinerary means your girls return to the UK with greatly improved confidence.
Barton Hall

Barton Hall

A popular destination for Brownies and Guides looking for an adventure weekend by the coast. Located close to Torquay, on the English Riviera.

Beam House

Beam House

Beam House is situated in its own grounds with plenty of space and adventure activities. Groups can learn to surf at Westward Ho!, a short drive away.

Boreatton Park

Boreatton Park

Set in the stunning Shropshire countryside, there are 250 acres of grounds crammed full of adventure activities for your Brownies or Guides.

Caythorpe Court

Caythorpe Court

The perfect venue for an escape to the country. Just ten miles north of Grantham, there are over 65 acres of grounds full of adventure.

Dalguise

Dalguise

Set in a beautiful wooded valley, five miles from Dunkeld, there’s plenty to discover at this stunning adventure camp in the Scottish Highlands.

Hillcrest

Hillcrest

With its cosy, home-away-from-home feel, Hillcrest is an ideal introduction to the PGL experience – ideal for girls who may be staying away for the first time.

Liddington

Liddington

Despite being easily accessible from the M4, once you’re here, the 150 acres of grounds will make you feel like you’re in the middle of the countryside!

Little Canada

Little Canada

Minutes away from the Fishbourne Ferry, it’s a beautiful centre set in stunning woodland on the banks of Wootton Creek.

Llwyn Filly

Llwyn Filly

A great choice for your Brownies and Guides in stunning surroundings! An adventure camp with a homely feel – perfect if it’s their first trip away.

Marchants Hill

Marchants Hill

An activity adventure camp on the outskirts of London but with over 45 acres of space to enjoy a great range of activities.

Osmington Bay

Osmington Bay

For those that love watersports and learning to sail, this is the perfect destination. Located close to Portland Bay near Weymouth.

Tregoyd House

Tregoyd House

For a pack holiday away from it all, this is an ideal location. Near the dramatic Black Mountains, it’s an action-packed centre set in beautiful surroundings.

Windmill Hill

Windmill Hill

A popular destination for Brownies and Guides from London and surrounding areas, there are 21 acres of grounds to enjoy, close to the Sussex Downs.

Winmarleigh Hall

Winmarleigh Hall

Enjoy a fun-filled weekend in rural Lancashire. There are some great facilities to take advantage of and over 50 acres of grounds to explore.