Adventure Holidays at

Ford Castle

Northumberland

Brand new from summer 2022

Historic medieval castle location

NEW Bridge Abseiling and River Raft Challenge!

  • Ford Castle

New for summer 2022 - stay in a real life medieval castle!

Does your child fancy themselves as a modern-day Robin Hood - or dream of being a knight in shining armour? PGL's very first castle is the place for them.

Opening from summer 2022, located close to the border between England and Scotland in rolling Northumberland countryside, Ford Castle offers a unique chance for your child to immerse themselves in history and magic.

Try out a host of classic PGL activities such as Archery and Fencing plus experience NEW Bridge Abseiling and River Raft Challenge - exclusive to Ford Castle!

The perfect location for an adventure.

Accommodation

Experience the magic of a real-life castle stay! All of our accommodation is set within the castle walls themselves - full of history and secrets!

Castle Main Building

Rooms sleep 6-24, either en suite or with a bathroom close by

Castle Courtyard

Rooms sleep 6-14, en suite

Facilities

Once you step through the portcullis gate at Ford Castle you'll feel like you've stepped back in time. The castle boasts loads of interesting common areas, as well as plenty of outdoor space. 

You can expect a huge range of our classic PGL activities - along with some exclusive to Ford Castle - NEW Bridge Abseiling and River Raft Challenge!

Activities available

Every day is different
We offer almost 40 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 list below for activities available at this centre.

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.

Select an activity for a full description

Food

Fuel for adventure
To keep your children energised for their active PGL break our catering teams work hard to produce a menu jam-packed with nutritious family-friendly favourites to suit all appetites. This year we have made some improvements to bring you our best menu yet! View our sample menu here.

  • The PGL breakfast - cereals, toast, yoghurts, pastries & more!
  • Lighter tastier lunches - a pit-stop to prepare for a busy afternoon. Refuel with fresh sandwiches, soups, pasta or salads.
  • Delicious 'kids favourites' evening meals - crowd pleasing classics such as fish & chips, roast dinners and bangers & mash.

Our buffet style dining room means that children can ‘mix and match’ the items they love most and have unlimited access to our salad bar and fresh fruit. Our Group leaders are on hand to help and will look out for anyone who can’t find anything on the menu that they enjoy. If necessary our catering teams will be more than happy to prepare something special.

Allergies, intolerances and other dietary requirements
A vegetarian alternative can always be provided on all our holidays, and we can accommodate most special diets required on medical or religious grounds, just let us know when you book.

Keeping hydrated
Water, squash, tea and coffee are available with all meals and children are encouraged to refill their water bottles for regular use throughout the day. There are also water fountains available around the centre.

Food at Caythorpe Court

 

Sample Day

Sample day at Ford Castle (based on 7 night Multi Activity holiday)
Typical timings Activities
07:00 Your Group Leader will wake you up so that you can get up and get ready for the day ahead.
08:00 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.
09:15
Session 1
Bridge Abseiling
10:45 Break. Catch your breath and have a quick drink before your next session.
11:00
Session 2
Challenge Course
12:30-14:00 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.
14:15
Session 3
Archery
15:45-16:00 A chance for a breather and a drink before your Groupie takes you to your next activity.
16:00
Session 4
River Raft Challenge
18:00 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).
19:00 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.
21:00-22:30 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.

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