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

Receive the very best support for fantastic primary school residential trips at PGL. 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 residential activity centre in the UK or France, it’ll be a school journey they’ll remember for the rest of their lives.

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Pupils kayaking on a primary school residential trip.
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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.

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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Break out of the classroom and harness the power of outdoor learning with R.E.A.C.H., tailored specifically for unforgettable residential trips for primary schools. 

At PGL, we’ve identified what really matters to students and created our new R.E.A.C.H. framework designed to spark incredible breakthroughs in their education 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 breathe life into your classroom experiences for pupils – whatever the desired learning outcome is, we’ll deliver the right programme to make it happen for your primary school residential trips.

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Activities

PGL is the home of adventure! Our varied programmes offer over 40 exhilarating activities for your primary school residential trip spanning land, water and sky, giving your students a remarkable journey of excitement and discovery.

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

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FAQ

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

From accommodation to activities, equipment, food and drink – everything you need is included when you book a school trip with PGL. We expertly plan your itinerary, ensuring your days are filled with adventure on our primary school residential trips.

What’s the food like?

Your pupils will need some nutritious meals to fuel them for the day ahead and replenish their energy after thrilling activities on our residential trips for primary schools! Our outdoor activity centres offer a variety of options: a hearty breakfast spread with hot food, cereals, pastries, fruit, and yoghurt; a delicious sandwich selection for lunch with salad and fruit choices; and classic dinner options like bangers & mash and fish & chips! 

We accommodate various dietary requirements for religious, cultural, or medical reasons – simply inform us of any needs during your primary school trip with PGL.

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 residential accommodation like for primary schools?

Depending on your primary school residential 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 primary school camp have?

Our primary school camps have many 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 residential centre location to see the exact facilities available on your primary school trip.

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