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Centre Facilities at Bawdsey Manor

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Food at Bawdsey Manor

Enjoyable mealtimes with nutritious and tasty food.

Accommodation at Bawdsey Manor

Manor House

Manor House

Accommodation Type: Dormitories – Shared Bathroom / Toilets
Guests: Dormitory rooms with bunk beds sleep 4-10
Leaders: En suite twin rooms

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Accommodation Block

Accommodation Block

Accommodation Type:
Guests: Dormitory rooms with bunk beds sleep 6-9
Leaders: En suite single and twin rooms

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Tent Village

Tent Village

Accommodation Type: Chalet-style tents you can stand up in… with proper beds!
Guests: 4 – 5 per tent
Leaders: 1 – 2 per tent

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We go above and beyond to protect the safety and wellbeing of everyone in our care.

Our long-standing dedication to safety has led to us holding over 15 governing and safety accreditations, and we voluntarily apply for Ofsted inspections to be on the Childcare Register.

Everything we do is built on five protective pillars:

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Safe People People are at the heart of all we do. From our ‘safer recruitment’ process (including enhanced DBS for all centre colleagues) to our in-depth training programmes, continuous development and supervision, we go the extra mile to ensure our guests are in the safest of hands.

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Safe Places Our centres are continuously monitored, maintained and risk-assessed by dedicated teams to ensure our places are safe and secure, always. What’s more, ongoing investment in our locations is powering breakthroughs in guest comfort and satisfaction.

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Safe Spaces We believe adventure is for everyone. We’ve developed our spaces with SEND, accessibility and inclusivity in mind, and can make further adjustments for guests’ individual needs wherever possible – our goal is to deliver enriching experiences for all.

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Safeguarding As the leader in our industry, we are committed to ensuring the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults in our care. Our teams are trained to recognise and report safeguarding concerns and aware of their responsibilities to safeguard guests.

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Safe Travels Our travel partners are carefully vetted to ensure they meet our high standards and are able to demonstrate effective safety management systems – providing transport that is safe, reliable, suitable for children and adaptable to the needs of our guests.

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Safe People People are at the heart of all we do. From our ‘safer recruitment’ process (including enhanced DBS for all centre colleagues) to our in-depth training programmes, continuous development and supervision, we go the extra mile to ensure our guests are in the safest of hands.

Safe Places Our centres are continuously monitored, maintained and risk-assessed by dedicated teams to ensure our places are safe and secure, always. What’s more, ongoing investment in our locations is powering breakthroughs in guest comfort and satisfaction.

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Safe Spaces We believe adventure is for everyone. We’ve developed our spaces with SEND, accessibility and inclusivity in mind, and can make further adjustments for guests’ individual needs wherever possible – our goal is to deliver enriching experiences for all.

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Safeguarding As the leader in our industry, we are committed to ensuring the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults in our care. Our teams are trained to recognise and report safeguarding concerns and aware of their responsibilities to safeguard guests.

Safe Travels Our travel partners are carefully vetted to ensure they meet our high standards and are able to demonstrate effective safety management systems – providing transport that is safe, reliable, suitable for children and adaptable to the needs of our guests.

FAQ

What’s included in the cost of the PGL trip?

With PGL, the cost of camp includes accommodations, activities, equipment, food and drinks! So there’s nothing else for you to worry about since everything is covered in the price per person.

What happens in the evenings?

In the evening the fun continues! We have a fantastic entertainment programme for the evenings where we’ve got discos, campfires, quizzes and more! If you want more singing around the campfire, then just let us know and we can plan that into your itinerary. We’re here to create the perfect schedule for you and your group.

What should I pack for my child's overnight stay?

Here are some essential packing items for your child’s stay at Bawdsey Manor:

  • Tops/t-shirts (for daily adventure activities)
  • Trousers/leggings (for daily adventure activities)
  • Evening clothes (for discos, quizzes, evening games and more)
  • Sports kit (for sports teams and sports activities)
  • Towels
  • Toiletries

Does my child need waterproofs for their residential trip?

Yes, it’s always important to bring waterproofs just in case the weather takes a turn while your child is taking part in our adventurous activities. A waterproof coat is one item that your child can bring, keeping them covered in many situations!

Does my child need to bring money?

Your child doesn’t need to bring money, but they can if they wish to buy a souvenir from the on-site gift shop. We have lots of PGL goodies to choose from including caps, mugs, pens, teddy bears, t-shirts and more! We even have a uniformed group badge to let everyone know that your child has visited PGL with their unit.

Can I contact my child during their stay?

Yes, you can. If your child is bringing their mobile phone, then they are able to call you during free time (highlighted in our Mobile Phone Policy). Your child can also ask a member of the PGL team to help organise a phone call, perhaps if they feel homesick. If you need to let your child know something while they are on a residential, then by calling our centre or the group leader’s contact number, you’ll be able to get through to them.

Do you cater for special dietary requirements?

Yes, we can cater for many dietary requirements. When you book, let us know about any dietary requirements your child may have or anyone in your group, and we’ll make sure that they’re catered for. We can support diets for religious, cultural or medical reasons. We regularly provide meals for coeliacs, diabetics, guests with food allergies and vegetarians/vegans.

What safety measures are in place at Bawdsey Manor?

We have a huge emphasis on safety, starting with the recruitment of our staff and continuing through to all of our activities. As a founder member of BAPA (British Activity Providers Association) and a licence holder for activities in scope of AALA (Adventure Activities Licencing Authority) regulations, we make safety our priority.

A risk assessment has also been carried out at Bawdsey Manor, with risks being outlined and managed. The risk assessment covers the grounds of Bawdsey Manor, as well as all of the activities available at the centre.

Our Activity Instructors are experts in their area, trained and assessed both in-house and by external assessors. They’ll be there during every activity to make sure they’re completed safely and correctly.

New staff complete a comprehensive induction and job specific training followed by regular observations, feedback, reviews and assessments.

Is there parking available at Bawdsey Manor?

Yes, Bawdsey Manor has parking facilities available on-site.

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