UK Explorer Christmas Markets

for primary schools



About UK Explorer Christmas Markets

Give your pupils a rewarding and inspiring experience as they discover the magic of London during the festive season: the Christmas lights on Oxford Street, the famous tree in Trafalgar Square, the traditional Christmas Markets on the South Bank.

Based at Marchants Hill, Surrey, we'll help you create an inspiring itinerary of London visits, led by a PGL Tour Leader. Pupils can also enjoy the bonus of the PGL adventure experience. 

Prices include:

  • Full board accommodation
  • A PGL Tour Leader to accompany you on excursions
  • Free optional adventure activities
  • Evening entertainment
  • Comprehensive insurance
  • 1:8 free places for Party Leaders

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Adventure: The PGL Bonus
Try one of our unique PGL adventure sessions. They’re a great opportunity for some teambuilding and will complement your off-site adventures perfectly.

An Evening Programme
Evening indoor activities, run by our centre team, keep your children entertained and engaged, with seasonal games, problem solving and lots of fun before bedtime.

Sample itinerary

Sample programme for a 3 night UK Explorer Christmas Markets course for Primary Schools
  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
09.00-10.30   Visit the Christmas markets on the South Bank Zip Wire Giant Swing
10.30-12.00   Visit the Christmas markets on the South Bank Archery Challenge Course
14.00-15.30   London Eye Hyde Park Winter Wonderland Depart after lunch
15.30-17.00 Arrive at PGL Marchants Hill & unpack Thames River Cruise Hyde Park Winter Wonderland  
Evening Scavenger Hunt Ice skating at the Tower of London A London theatre show  

Sample itinerary only. Prices do not include excursions and entry fees. Please call to discuss your itinerary options.

Learning outcomes

Our UK Explorer course focuses on aspects of your pupils’ cross-curricular knowledge and personal development which 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

The support of a dedicated PGL Tour Leader ensures your group gets the most out of their visit.

On-site adventure activities help improve group dynamics, confidence and communication skills.

Where you can do this course

Marchants Hill for UK Christmas Markets

Marchants Hill

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