Family Adventures at Bawdsey Manor


Introducing Bawdsey Manor! Our brand new, stunning adventure centre set on the stunning Suffolk coastline. 

Welcoming families for 2018!

Bawdsey Manor is a brand new PGL adventure centre opening for Family Adventures from summer 2018.

It is a remarkable, Grade II listed, private site, sitting in 144 acres of beautiful terraces. It has historic gardens, open fields and woodland as well as direct access on to it's own beach front, at the mouth of the River Deben. 

We've been working hard to turn this stunning site into an adventure centre fit for adventurous families! Alongside the fantastic facilities here including newly refurbished, en-suite accommodation, beach and extensive grounds, you will be able to enjoy a range of our classic multi activities.  

So, why not come and make Bawdsey the base for your adventure this year? 


If you choose to make Bawdsey Manor the base for you family's Multi Activity weekend, short break or week-long holiday, you will be sleeping in our newly refurbished, bunk-bedded rooms. All are en-suite and sit in blocks within the beautiful parkland around the Manor.


Leading up to the launch of our family adventures at Bawdsey Manor, we have been investing in the site to fill the grounds with amazing, purpose-built activity bases. The centre will have a full range of activities from our classic programme including giant swings, a jacob's ladder, trapeze and climb towers. There is also a tennis court* (for more competitive families!) and a lake which is perfect for raft building and other water-based sessions. 

Alongside our new additions, we are converting the existing, historic clock tower buildings into a buffet style dining room, creating a dining area for families to relax at meal times, just a short walk from the accommodation blocks.

Inside the main manor house is a lounge for the use of our family guests to enjoy in their down time, with access onto one of the terraces with sea views that surround the main house.

Please note there is no bar at Bawdsey Manor. However, refreshments are provided for you to enjoy in a lounge area and our team on centre can advise you of nearby pubs and restaurants should you wish. 

*Tennis courts are subject to availability. 

Activities available

Every day is different
As one of our largest centres, with a superb range of land and water-based activities including giant swing, buggy build, zip wire and canoeing, Bawdsey Manor is great for families looking to try our classic Multi Activity holiday.

Evening Entertainment
Enjoying fun evening activities together as a family has always been part of our inclusive formula but even we recognise that some parents still want a bit of ‘me’ time too. Therefore, we’re introducing some optional new ‘children only’ evening activities into our programme, alongside our existing planned ‘family’ entertainment that you can do together. Our team will supervise your children, who will spend their time with other children of similar ages doing organised activities, leaving you free to relax.

Select an activity for a full description


Time together
Eating together is an important part of any family holiday and we know how tricky it can be to please everyone in the family. PGL Family Adventures include breakfast, lunch and dinner; making food one less thing for you to think about.

Something for everyone
We source fresh regional produce whenever we can and you’ll always find a good selection of seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables on offer every day. The menu will always include a vegetarian option and we will try to provide a taste of local cuisine whenever possible. We aim to provide a balance of food which is familiar but also gives guests the opportunity to try food influenced by the area they are visiting. A range of salads is available at lunch and dinner time and fresh fruit is available at every meal.

For guests staying for 4 or 7 nights, one evening the team will throw a BBQ as your evening meal or include a cheese and wine night for the adults. 

Our Group leaders are on hand to help and will look out for anyone who can’t find anything on the menu that they enjoy. If necessary our catering teams will be more than happy to prepare something special.

Allergies, intolerances and other dietary requirements
A vegetarian alternative can always be provided on all our holidays, and we can accommodate most special diets required on medical or religious grounds, just let us know when you book.

Hot drinks and water are available with meals. There are also water fountains available around the centre.

A dining room with a difference...
Meals will usually be served in the dining room, although at some centres there may be a barbeque on one evening.

Food at Caythorpe Court
Download our sample menu


Sample Day

Sample day at Bawdsey Manor
Schedule Activities
Breakfast Wake up and head down to breakfast to fuel up for the day. Choose from a large range including a hot cooked breakfast, cereals, toast, yoghurts, porridge and a selection of drinks. Make sure to fill up your drinks bottle to take on to your first activity!
Session 1 Trapeze
Break Take 10-15 minutes to have a break and get yourself a drink ready for the next session!
Session 2 Giant Swing
Lunch Worked up an appetite? Replenish your energy at lunch! In the dining room you'll find nutritious hot and cold options with a great range to suit every taste and dietary requirement. If you have spare time after your lunch, relax with a hot drink ready for the afternoon ahead.
Session 3 Fencing
Break A chance to reflect on all the activities you've done so far and prepare for the final activity of the day.
Session 4 Jacob's Ladder
Dinner Head to the dining room and enjoy dinner with your family. For guests staying for 4 or 7 nights, on one evening we'll either have a BBQ or organise a cheese and wine night for the adults. 
Evening Entertainment Enjoy evening entertainment as a family or just send your children and get some 'me time'. With different entertainment each night from quizzes to talent shows, there's something for all the family to enjoy!
Relax Head back to your room or to lounge areas to relax and wind down. Get a good night's sleep ready to do it all over again tomorrow!

Please note this is a sample itinerary for illustrative purposes only. Itineraries will be planned by the centre shortly before your arrival.



2018 Bawdsey Manor Prices
Holiday/ Dates
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Accommodation Adult Price Child Price (5-18) Child Price (2-4)
2 nights (Fri-Sun)/
19/10, 26/10, 02/11
Adult and child room £169 £149 FREE
2 nights (Fri-Sun)/
19/10, 26/10, 02/11
Family room £149 £129 FREE
2 nights (Fri-Sun)/
Adult and child room £179 £159 FREE
2 nights (Fri-Sun)/
Family room £159 £139 FREE
2 nights (Sat-Mon)/
Adult and child room £199 £179 FREE
2 nights (Sat-Mon)/
Family room £179 £159 FREE
4 nights (Mon-Fri)/
22/10, 29/10
Adult and child room £339 £289 FREE
4 nights (Mon-Fri)/
22/10, 29/10
Family room £319 £269 FREE
4 nights (Mon-Fri)/
20/08, 27/08
Adult and child room £389 £329 FREE
4 nights (Mon-Fri)/
20/08, 27/08
Family room £359 £299 FREE
7 nights (Sat-Sat)/
18/08, 25/08
Adult and child room £529 £449 FREE
7 nights (Sat-Sat)/
18/08, 25/08
Family room £489 £409 FREE