5 reasons to choose Austria for school ski trips

Now we are coming to the end of another fantastic ski season, we look at why Austria has been such a popular destination for many of our school ski groups this year. Here's what they had to say ...

Catering for everyone

Catering for guests with food allergies, intolerances or other dietary requirements is something we manage every day at PGL. Catering Manager, Cora Crawford, talks about how we manage these requirements at PGL Hillcrest.

Another new centre for PGL!

We are delighted to introduce our spectacular new centre on the Suffolk coast. This former boarding school is a welcome addition to the PGL family and we are looking forward to welcoming guests very soon!

Meet our Newby ....

Introducing PGL Newby Wiske Hall, PGL's brand new adventure centre in North Yorkshire. Formerly the headquarters of North Yorkshire Police, we'll be developing the site over the next few months to open in spring 2018.

The risk of not losing

In his latest blog, PGL Sponsored Athlete and fencer, Rafael Rhys Pollitt talks about losing and why, for a young athlete, it can be just as important as winning. More information on Rafael is available on his web page: www.pgl.co.uk/rafael

Rethinking revision

It's that time of year when many GCSE students around the UK are revising for their exams. We look at the benefits of residential revision breaks and how the combination of study and activities in the outdoors can help with exam success.

PGL Sponsored Athletes - February Update

Find out the latest news and updates from three of PGL's Sponsored Athletes, Jack Culliford (shooting), Jai Geyer (skiing) and Adam Billany (sailing). We look forward to following their progress throughout the year.

PGL hosts international handball competitors in Paris

Handball competitors from around the world will be staying at PGL Château de Grande Romaine in Paris this week during the Men's Youth Mediterranean Handball Championships 2017.

Best resorts for school ski trips to Europe

With so many great European ski resorts for school groups to choose from, how do you go about picking the right one for your students? Read our guide on 4 of the best European destinations for school ski groups.

Walking Taller with Adventure

Trying something new in the great outdoors brings a range of benefits to the development of young people. Adventure activities combined with a unique residential experience is an empowering combination.

Thank you to everyone who voted for PGL!

We are delighted to win the School Travel Award for Best Adventure Experience and also be nominated for the Best Residential Experience. Thank you so much to everyone who voted for PGL!

10 fun games for coach journeys!

A great school trip often starts on the coach - it's a great opportunity to get to know each other a little more. We've put together a list of 10 fun games for coach journeys to give teachers a helping hand!

Superhuman Teachers

For all the superhuman teachers out there who work hard to provide the best learning experience for their students, we can't give you superpowers but we can give you a helping hand when it comes to organising your next residential.

Outdoor Activity Ideas for October Half-Term

If you want to make the most of the outdoors with the kids this half-term, we've put together a few active ideas to inspire some autumn fun! See our Top Ten outdoor activity guide for October half-term.

Calling all language teachers!

Thanks to everyone who came and visited the PGL 'Market Stall' at the Language Show Live 2016 at London Olympia. Keep posted on the events we are attending soon by checking our Event Calendar.

PGL Centre Developments - What's New?

PGL Operations Director, Richard Sanders gives an insight into the development work planned for Little Canada and Osmington Bay over the next few months. Read the full news story here.

Congratulations Joe Clarke!

We celebrate the Olympic success of former PGL Sponsored Athlete Joe Clarke with the launch of our new sponsorship programme for promising young athletes aged between 11-18. Click below to find out more.

A day in the life of an Ardèche River Leader

PGL River Leader, Lewis Hoadley, talks about what it's like working in sunny southern France and what a day on the river involves for the PGL River Team and our guests. Read Lewis' full story here.

Trees, Trapeze and (mental) Toughness

10 ways a PGL outdoor adventure can benefit children's mental health. Adventure experiences in the great outdoors are not only lots of fun, but they provide significant mental health benefits too.

An autumn adventure for 1st Woodville Cubs

Cub group leader Amy Booth talks about the autumn adventure activity weekend she experienced with her Cubs last October at PGL Caythorpe Court in Lincolnshire. Thank you Amy - great blog!

With a little help from your friends

Making new friends is what makes a PGL experience special for many children. Taking on new challenges together, sharing a room and learning to support each other can have long-term benefits too.

Training begins for members of the British Ski Team

PGL Sponsored Athlete Jai Geyer talks to us about his summer training programme and what it's like training with the rest of the British Ski Team at over 3000m on the Austrian glaciers.

PGL, the Daddy of all holidays!

We thought we'd give the many solo Dads out there a helping hand when it comes to holiday ideas with the kids over the summer. PGL Family Adventures offer a stress-free adventure experience that's lots of fun.

Discover the treasures of the Ardèche

As you paddle a canoe under the famous rocky arch of the Pont d'Arc, it's worth remembering you're just a stone's throw away from the oldest and best-preserved prehistoric cave paintings in the world.

Inspired by Adventure

Thanks to Mr Wallace and the Class 6 pupils from St Fagans CW Primary School for sharing some fantastic examples of how they've used their PGL experience to inspire some brilliant cross-curricular work back in the classroom.

National Go Canoeing Week - Join the Journey!

28th May marks the start of National Go Canoeing Week - a campaign launched by British Canoeing to encourage everyone to get outdoors and on the water with a number of national events and activities.

2nd Kingsbridge Brownies back at Barton Hall!

Brownie leader Sarah Stephens talks to us about 2nd Kingsbridge Brownies' fourth visit to PGL Barton Hall, what they got up to during their stay and why they keep coming back. They've also got some fantastic photos!

SATs over! What's next?

Many primary schools will use the next few weeks to take the pressure off pupils and run a residential trip as a reward for all the hard work and effort pupils have put into their exams. It's a busy time for us here at PGL as we welcome our primary school guests.

Top 10 Activities Week Ideas

Many schools allocate some time in May or June for an activity-based residential trip to engage pupils towards the end of the summer term. Here are 10 inspiring and fun-filled PGL trips, which are perfect for Activities Week.