France Explorer

for primary schools

 

4 days from £193 per person

  • Primary School France Trip

France at first hand

Getting out there is what counts – there’s simply nothing to beat it.

It’s their first time abroad. It’s meeting that intriguing man at the snail farm or managing to buy their first ice cream in faltering French.  That’s what creates those precious, take-home memories.

When it comes to your excursion programme, you can hand over all the hard work to us and simply book an Introductory Tour based at one of our three northern France centres, in Normandy, Brittany or Paris. We’ll arrange an inspiring mix of popular, tried and tested days out to delight you and your group.

Or perhaps you’d prefer something a little different? With so many years of experience behind us, we’ll happily tailor-make an itinerary just for you. We’ll create a programme to meet the unique needs of your group.

Plus - whatever excursions you choose, you’ll have a PGL Tour Leader to help things along, just to make sure you have nothing to worry about.

And to complement your excursion programme, PGL’s unmissable adventure experiences and busy programme of French-themed evening activities bring you even better value.

Activities

Adventure Activities are optional on a France Explorer course, but can enhance the whole experience, breaking up your trip with memorable challenges.

Select an activity for a full description

A typical itinerary for this course

Sample programme for a 5 day France Explorer course for children at KS2 (P4-P7)
  lundi mardi mercredi jeudi vendredi
le petit déjeuner
le matin   Town trail and market Full day of excursions & visits Full day of excursions & visits Depart for home after breakfast
le déjeuner
le après-midi Arrive in time for evening meal Archery and Zip Wire Full day of excursions & visits Full day of excursions & visits Optional stop at a hypermarket en route
le dîner
le soir Welcome tour and French Scavenger Hunt Boules Tournament Crêpe Evening Disco  

Learning outcomes

  • Authentic linguistic and cultural experiences leave your KS2 (P4 – P7) pupils with renewed enthusiasm for France and all things French; this leads to increased motivation and interest in French as they make the move from primary to secondary school.  
  • KS2 pupils find themselves in a stronger position as they join French classes at secondary school, where pupils have differing levels of French from various feeder schools.
  • On-site adventure activities improve group dynamics, confidence and communication skills.
  • Your pupils will get the most from their French Explorer course as it’s delivered with the support of a dedicated and trained PGL Tour Leader who will be familiar with your excursion programme and destinations.
  • Your pupils receive an all-round learning experience, but above all, your group leaves France with greatly improved confidence and enthusiasm for the language and the country.

Travel information

Ferry Crossings

Return travel by executive coach is included in the cost of your trip. Your coach is also available for excursions once you arrive at your PGL centre, subject to EU drivers’ hours regulations.

To minimise your journey time and make the most of your time away we offer a number of Channel crossings. Dover-Calais is included as standard in the cost of our tours but alternative crossings are available on request. You can choose Dover-Dunkirk by ferry or Folkestone-Calais by Eurotunnel at no additional charge. A small supplement may apply to crossings from Portsmouth to Caen and Cherbourg. Please contact our Tour Organisers to discuss alternative Channel crossings including air and Eurostar.

Barton Hall

Barton Hall

Located at the heart of the English Riviera with views to Torquay, blue flag beaches and Dartmoor close by. There's even a dry ski slope to try out!

Beam House

Beam House

The place to go for some great surfing and bodyboarding! Near Bideford in north Devon and close to the beach and surf school at Westward Ho!

Boreatton Park

Boreatton Park

One of our largest centres with over 250 acres packed full of adventure activities. There are some excellent facilities and accommodation options.

Caythorpe Court

Caythorpe Court

Perfect for primary school groups looking for an escape to the country. Located just ten miles north of Grantham with over 65 acres.

Dalguise

Dalguise

A Highland hideaway in a beautiful valley, five miles north of Dunkeld. Beatrix Potter spent her childhood holidays here in the 19th century.

Hillcrest

Hillcrest

Perfect for younger pupils, the relatively small size and home-away-from-home feel offers the perfect introduction if it's their first school trip.

Liddington

Liddington

One of our largest centres offering a range of facilities and accommodation options. Conveniently located just minutes from the M4 near Swindon.

Little Canada

Little Canada

A picturesque centre with wooden cabins set on the banks of Wootton Creek. There's private access to the water - ideal for watersports lovers!

Llwyn Filly

Llwyn Filly

Discover a little hideaway in the Black Mountains and enjoy the homely feel of Llwyn Filly, which can offer sole occupancy for up to 50 pupils.

Marchants Hill

Marchants Hill

It's easy to forget you're so close to London when you walk through the woods to discover the breathtaking landscape of the Devil's Punchbowl.

Osmington Bay

Osmington Bay

Located at the heart of the Jurassic Coast near Weymouth. There's direct access to the beach and some thrilling watersports at Portland Bay.

Tregoyd House

Tregoyd House

A rural escape in the Black Mountains. There's plenty to discover and many primary school groups enjoy canoeing the stunning River Wye.

Windmill Hill

Windmill Hill

Take a dip in the heated outdoor pool and watch watch your high fliers on the zip wire or join in the fun on our challenge course. Close to the coast on the Sussex Downs.

Winmarleigh Hall

Winmarleigh Hall

A great location for primary school groups in the north west of England, offering over 50 acres of gardens and woodland, near the forest of Bowland.

Inclusive Packages for Trips to France

Inclusive Packages for Trips to France

Our inclusive packages offer you a hassle-free way of booking your trip.

Special Offers

Special Offers

2017 French Language and Culture Brochure

2017 French Language and Culture Brochure