UK Explorer

for primary schools

  • UK Explorer Course

Capture their imagination

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

Based at your chosen centre, choose your itinerary of inspiring local excursions, led by a PGL Tour Leader. Between excursion days, challenging adventure activities make for an action-packed experience. Bring home happy, excited children who have seen more, experienced more and learnt more too.

Activities

We work with you to arrange the perfect selection of trips to inspire and motivate your KS2 group. Theme your visit to tie in with a particular subject area or choose a destination for cross-curricular enrichment. We provide advice on timings and 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 a busy programme of evening entertainment add that little bit extra that makes all the difference.

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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, South Devon

Barton Hall, South Devon

Located just outside Torquay.

Bawdsey Manor, Suffolk

Bawdsey Manor, Suffolk

A coastal centre near Woodbridge.

Beam House, North Devon

Beam House, North Devon

Near Bideford and beach/surf school.

Boreatton Park, Shropshire

Boreatton Park, Shropshire

A 250 acre centre near Shrewsbury.

Caythorpe Court, Lincolnshire

Caythorpe Court, Lincolnshire

Ten miles north of Grantham.

Dalguise, Perthshire

Dalguise, Perthshire

Five miles north of Dunkeld.

Hillcrest, Herefordshire

Hillcrest, Herefordshire

A cosy centre near Ross-on-Wye.

Liddington, Wiltshire

Liddington, Wiltshire

Close to the M4 near Swindon.

Little Canada, Isle of Wight

Little Canada, Isle of Wight

Near to the ferry terminal at Ryde.

Llwyn Filly, Powys

Llwyn Filly, Powys

Close to Hay-on-Wye.

Marchants Hill, Surrey

Marchants Hill, Surrey

Near Hindhead and close to London.

Osmington Bay, Dorset

Osmington Bay, Dorset

On the Jurassic Coast near Weymouth.

Tregoyd House, Powys

Tregoyd House, Powys

Near Brecon, in the Black Mountains.

Windmill Hill, East Sussex

Windmill Hill, East Sussex

Near London on the Sussex Downs.

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.