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Bringing out the best in young people is what we do best

With PGL, you’ll get the very best support for a great school trip. With us, everything is included – the activities, equipment, accommodation and food. Your dedicated ‘Groupie’ will be on hand to support you and your group and they’ll run lively entertainment sessions in the evenings so you can relax after a busy day.

Whether you choose a PGL centre in the UK or France, it’ll be a school journey they’ll remember for the rest of their lives.

Pupils getting ready for the climbing wall at a PGL centre.
Pupils kayaking on a primary school residential trip.

You’re in safe hands with PGL

No risk is an acceptable level of risk, which is why we go beyond to ensure every young person is always in safe hands.

Everything we do is built on five protective pillars:

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Safe People
All our staff are rigorously selected for their capabilities, DBS checked. fully trained and continually assessed to ensure they meet the highest safety standards possible.

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Safe Places
Our sites and buildings are managed to reduce all possible risk before any child arrives. including segmented accommodation, secure perimeters and stringent equipment standards.

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Safe Spaces
Every child is different so to make our environments as encompassing as possible every colleague is SEND trained. we offer language inclusivity and offer over-and above access for all We also operate a zero-tolerance policy on illegal practices.

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Safeguarding
Trained to act as ‘first-responders’ to safeguarding red flags, PGL colleagues are versed in spotting risks (across mental health. self-harm sexual and physical wellbeing) and acting quickly to escalate any concerns or stop harmful behaviour.

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Safe Travels
Every travel partner with whom we work is vetted to ensure they have strict safety management systems in place. specifically focused on travelling with young people. We also aim to ensure travel provision is adaptable to the needs of every single child.

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Safe People
All our staff are rigorously selected for their capabilities, DBS checked. fully trained and continually assessed to ensure they meet the highest safety standards possible.

Safe Places
Our sites and buildings are managed to reduce all possible risk before any child arrives. including segmented accommodation, secure perimeters and stringent equipment standards.

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Safe Spaces
Every child is different so to make our environments as encompassing as possible every colleague is SEND trained. we offer language inclusivity and offer over-and above access for all We also operate a zero-tolerance policy on illegal practices.

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Safeguarding Trained to act as ‘first-responders’ to safeguarding red flags, PGL colleagues are versed in spotting risks (across mental health. self-harm sexual and physical wellbeing) and acting quickly to escalate any concerns or stop harmful behaviour.

Safe Travels
Every travel partner with whom we work is vetted to ensure they have strict safety management systems in place. specifically focused on travelling with young people. We also aim to ensure travel provision is adaptable to the needs of every single child.

Our Locations

Hover over or tap on the map markers below to find out more about each centre.
Filter the centres using the dropdowns or via the buttons below.

Programmes Available for Primary Schools:



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R.E.A.C.H. FRAMEWORK

Break out of the classroom and harness the power of outdoor learning with R.E.A.C.H.

We’ve identified what really matters to primary schools and pupils, and created our new R.E.A.C.H framework to spark incredible breakthroughs through adventure.

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Programmes

Engaging children is what we’re best at, and learning through adventure is what we’re all about. We’ve got many different ways to bring the classroom to life for your pupils – whatever the learning outcome you’d like, we’ll deliver the right programme to help you achieve it.

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Activities

PGL is the home of adventure! Our varied programmes offer over 40 exhilarating activities spanning land, water and sky, giving your students an unforgettable journey of excitement and discovery.

Safety always comes first – all our activities are fully insured, and our team of trained instructors prioritise your students’ wellbeing throughout every adventure.

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FAQ

What’s included in a PGL overnight primary school trip?

Don’t worry about a thing! Everything you need is covered when you book an overnight primary school trip with PGL. That’s your accommodation, activities, equipment, food and drink all included when you book an overnight primary school trip! We expertly programme your trip itinerary to ensure your days are filled with adventure.

What’s the food like?

Your pupils will need some nutritious meals to fuel them for the day ahead and replenish their energy after an epic day of activities! Well, that’s exactly what we provide across all of our centres. For breakfast, students are offered a wonderful spread that includes hot food, cereals, pastries, fruit and yoghurt. For lunch, they can take their pick from our delicious sandwich selection, also with an option of salad and fruit. Finally, for dinner, you can expect to see some classics on the menu, such as bangers & mash and fish & chips!

We can cater for a range of dietary requirements, whether for religious, cultural or medical reasons. Just let us know if anyone on your school trip has any dietary requirements.
You can take a look at our tasty meals to come on our sample menu.

What happens in the evenings?

Following on from a day of adventures, your students will tuck into a delicious meal in our canteens. Then, it’s time for some more fun! In the evenings, your primary school students can compete in quizzes and games, and sing songs around the campfire. On one evening, your students might also be able to have a bit of a dance at our disco! It’s great fun.

After this, it’s time to wind down and get into bed. Your primary school students will be getting involved with more adventurous activities in the morning so they’ll need a great sleep!

What’s the accommodation like?

Depending on your primary school trip location, the accommodation is often dormitory-style rooms in our main buildings, chalets and other facilities. However, we also have some tent villages available at some locations.

Our dormitory rooms can hold large groups of pupils, some of which feature en suites and some with shared facilities. For teachers, we have single and en suite rooms available, as well as tents which can sleep one or two teachers.

What facilities does the camp have?

Our primary school camps have lots of great facilities for you and your students! They’re mostly based on-site with some being just a short walk away. Let’s take a look at the facilities that you can expect to see at some of our locations:

  • Playing fields/Floodlit sports pitch/Netball courts/Sports dome
  • Classrooms/Lecture theatres
  • Sports Halls
  • Shops
  • Teachers’ lounges/bars
  • Beaches
  • Lakes
  • Indoor activity zones
  • Outdoor heated swimming pools
  • Historic rooms
  • Common room
  • Drying rooms
  • Gym
  • IT Facilities

Find your primary school trip location to see the exact facilities available on your school trip.

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