UK Explorer

for primary schools

  • UK Explorer Course

Capture their imagination

Discover the culture and history of Britain through its great cities, its museums, architecture and landscapes. Roman Bath and Chester, the Eden Project, London's Christmas markets, Edinburgh Castle; all these and more are bursting with learning opportunities.

You can choose your own fully personalised itinerary of great local excursions, led by a PGL Tour Leader who will bring the experience alive for your pupils.

Based at your chosen centre, you have the freedom to widen horizons further. Enjoy the bonus of the PGL adventure experience. The excitement; the challenge; the adrenalin.

Bring home happy, excited children who have not only seen more, but learnt more too. About the UK’s culture and history. And about themselves.

Activities

We work with you before you travel to arrange the perfect selection of trips to inspire and motivate your KS2 group. Whether it’s theming your visit to a particular subject area or choosing a destination for cross-curricular enrichment, you can create the programme to suit you. We’ll advise on timings, entrance fees and look after all the details to ensure your trip runs as smoothly as possible.

To complement your excursion programme, PGL’s unmissable adventure activities and busy programme of evening entertainment add that little bit extra that makes all the difference.

Create longer-lasting memories with us.

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A typical itinerary for this course

Sample programme for a 5 day UK Explorer course for Primary Schools
  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Breakfast
09.00-10.30   High Ropes Course Full Day Excursion Archery Jacob's Ladder
10.30-12.00   Fencing Full Day Excursion Zip Wire Giant Swing
Lunch
14.00-15.30 Excursion
(en route to centre)
Half Day Excursion Full Day Excursion Half Day Excursion Depart for home
15.30-17.00 Arrive & unpack Half Day Excursion Full Day Excursion Half Day Excursion  
Dinner
Evening Scavenger Hunt The Great Egg Race Talent Show Disco  

Learning outcomes

Our UK Explorer course focuses on aspects of your pupils’ cross-curricular knowledge and personal development which will support their ongoing education including:

  • Direct experience and better understanding of Britain’s historical and cultural heritage
  • Dealing with new and unfamiliar situations
  • Integration – making new friends
  • Personal organisation and taking responsibility
  • Supporting and encouraging each other
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.

UK Explorer Christmas Markets

NEW Course!
UK Explorer Christmas Markets

Give your pupils a rewarding and inspiring experience as they discover the magic of London during the festive season.