Cook up a storm on your PGL holiday - six half days of cookery school + six half days of Multi Activity
Whether you want to learn the basics or brush up on your cooking skills - this residential cooking camp will teach you how to cook a variety of tasty dishes!
In partnership with Cook Stars, learn how to cook with an experienced cook! Whether you’ve never cooked before or are a seasoned pro, this holiday will have you cooking a variety of tasty dishes and treats. What’s more, you’ll get your very own recipe book containing everything you’ve learnt and will be able to take a dish home to impress your friends and family. Book your cooking adventure now!
What will I learn?
You’ll begin by learning the essentials – how to prepare the kitchen and your workspace and how to use a range of cooking equipment. You’ll also be given your own equipment to work with during your time with us. With our chef’s help and guidance, you’ll go on to prepare and cook a variety of popular and tasty meals, including starters, mains and desserts.
What will I be cooking?
Your Cook's Academy holiday will cover a different theme every day so that you experience cooking a variety of dishes from different cultures mixed in with a few favourites! The daily themes include Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Moroccan. Then there is the hugely popular Chocolate Sensations day and the delicious Bakery Day!
Is previous experience required?
No, our professional chef will pass on their knowledge so you can develop from any level of experience.
Do I need any special equipment?
No, we will provide you with a full range of cooking equipment and aprons. You will however need to wear closed toe shoes, long trousers, tie hair back and remove jewellery in order to participate.
My child has dietary requirements, can they still participate?
Please let our team know with plenty of notice if your child has any dietary requirements and we will always try our best to accommodate where possible. For example we can swap meat and dairy products for vegan/vegetarian alternatives.
NEW for Easter 2024 - try out our Cooks Academy Camp by adding a half day workshop to your Multi-Activity adventure.
Ps - to create the best camp experience for kids attending occasionally we will combine adjacent age groups on selected activity sessions. This does not include rooming or pastoral groups.
Every day is different
Every day you get to spend half your day trying out a selection of different activities from our brilliant Multi-Activity programme such as climbing and canoeing. The other half of your day is spent in our cookery school. Not all activities are available at all centres; please see the specific centre pages for more information.
Evening activities - the fun doesn’t stop there!
We also include fun-packed evening activities programmes at all our centres, every day, all year round, whichever holiday you choose. Your culinary adventure awaits!
|Saturday||Arrive between 3-5pm for your first meal at dinner time. Get to know your new camp-mates during evening activities with your PGL groupie!|
|Sunday||AM - Baking, Italian day PM - Multi-Activities such as Giant Swing and Trapeze|
|Monday||AM - Baking, Chinese day PM - Multi-Activities such as Canoeing and Kayaking|
|Tuesday||AM - Baking, Mexican day PM - Multi-Activities such as Survivor and Climbing|
|Wednesday||AM - Baking, French day PM - Multi-Activities such as Jacobs Ladder and Axe Throwing|
|Thursday||AM - Baking, American day PM - Multi-Activities such as Raft Building and Buggy Build|
|Friday||AM - Baking, Indian day PM - Multi-Activities such as Stand up Paddle Boarding and Abseiling|
|Saturday||Last breakfast with your new friends before collection between 9-11am. See you for your next adventure soon!|
All of our Kids' Adventure Camps include breakfast, lunch and dinner - you can find dietary information and sample menus here.
The itinerary above gives a really great idea of what to expect on your Specialist Kids' Camp. Very occasionally we may have to rearrange activities due to weather or staffing, however wherever possible our team will reschedule or replace with like for like options during your stay.
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We will search for departures 7 days either side of the day specified. If we can find no results we find the nearest available dates within 10 weeks either side of the day specified. PGL Adventure Holidays operate during the school holiday periods, please note that dates and holidays may vary at each centre. - February half term - Skiing and Snowboarding in February half term - Easter - May half term - July and August summer holidays - October half term