Discover England

for international students

 

From £1300 per person*

  • Discover England

Experience the highlights of England

Our 15 day Discover England tour includes sightseeing at popular destinations such as Windsor Castle and Oxford University, shopping in London and Bicester, as well as an exciting visit to go behind the scenes of the Harry Potter™ film series.

Students also benefit from leadership and team-building activities between excursion days.

Available during August 2018 and February, March and August 2019 for students aged 7-17, the trip includes return transport from Heathrow Airport and full board accommodation at our residential centre in Wiltshire, PGL Liddington.

How does it work?

This 15 day tour combines exciting excursions with activities to build key personal and social skills:

  • Excursions to places of interest in England - Experience some sightseeing and shopping at some of England's most popular destinations
  • Leadership & Team-building Activities – Bring out the best in your students with PGL activity challenges that promote a range of personal development skills such as communication, leadership, confidence-building, taking initiative and teamwork

There are plenty of facilities to keep your group occupied during free time, plus fun-packed evening entertainment programmes, run by the PGL centre team, to keep your group happy and busy until bedtime.

A PGL trip has all the benefits of staying at a residential centre, including the support of our centre teams, plus two free adult places for every 30 students.

*£1300 per person price based on 30 students with 2 free adult places, however we can accommodate alternative group sizes based on your requirements.

A typical itinerary for this course

Sample programme for a 15 day Discover England tour for International Students
  Morning Afternoon Evening
Day 1 Pick up from Heathrow Airport and travel to centre Arrival at PGL Liddington
Free time to settle in
Dinner
Welcome Session
Day 2 Breakfast
Orientation
Lunch
Team-building Activity: Raft Building
Dinner
Snap Shot
Day 3 Breakfast
Full day excursion to London

 
Dinner
Quiz Show
Day 4 Breakfast
Team-building Activities: Orienteering & Archery
Lunch
Leadership Activities: Canoeing & Abseiling
Dinner
Campfire
Day 5 Breakfast
Full day excursion to Windsor and Eton
  Dinner
Splash
Day 6 Breakfast
Leadership Activities: Zip Wire & Tree Top Trail
Lunch
Team-building Activities: Giant Swing & Survivor
Dinner
Passport to the World
Day 7 Breakfast
Full day excursion to Oxford & Oxford University
  Dinner
Disco
Day 8  Breakfast
Team-building Activities: Sports and Team Games
Leadership Activities: Fencing & Sensory Trail  Dinner
Photo Challenge
 Day 9 Breakfast
Full day excursion to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
   Dinner
Wacky Races
Day 10 Breakfast
Leadership Activities: Crate Challenge & Mountain Biking
Team-building Activities: Climbing & Vertical Challenge Dinner
Capture the Flag
Day 11 Breakfast
Full day excursion to London
  Dinner
PGL Sports Night
Day 12 Breakfast
Team-building Activities: Crate Challenge & Trapeze
Lunch
Leadership Activities: Tunnel Trail & Aeroball
Dinner
Ambush
Day 13 Breakfast
Half day excursion to Bicester Shopping Village
Lunch
Team-building Activities: Raft Building
Dinner
Robot Wars
Day 14 Breakfast
Team-building Activities: Giant Swing & Orienteering
Lunch:
Leadership Activities: Problem Solving & Challenge Course
Dinner
Disco
Day 15 Depart to Heathrow Airport    

Learning outcomes

Your Discover England Tour combines inspiring excursions with personal development activities. Learning outcomes include: 

  • Direct experience and understanding of England's historical and cultural heritage
  • Improvements in confidence and enjoyment of English from using it daily in a fun and exciting environment – as well as in real-life situations such as shopping and sightseeing
  • Development of leadership skills, taking initiative and working as a team
  • Personal organisation and taking responsibility
  • Supporting and encouraging each other
  • Building relationships with new friends

Activities

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Barton Hall

Barton Hall

Situated in the picturesque county of Devon, Barton Hall is well worth the trip! Transfer from Bristol airport in 1¼ hours, or from London Heathrow in 3½ hours.

Bawdsey Manor

Bawdsey Manor

A new PGL adventure camp in the South East of England.

Beam House

Beam House

Located on the North Devon coast, close to the surf school at Westward Ho!, Beam House offers a warm welcome and an exciting programme for international students.

Boreatton Park

Boreatton Park

Close to both Manchester and Birmingham airports, one of our most beautiful centres is set in vast woodland and scenic grounds in the Shropshire countryside.

Caythorpe Court

Caythorpe Court

Situated in the Lincolnshire countryside, Caythorpe Court is just 2 hours away from London airports, Stansted and Heathrow, or 2¼ hours from Birmingham.

Dalguise

Dalguise

With good access to Edinburgh and Glasgow airports, our stunning Scottish centre has a mansion house and a mock gothic tower set in large, beautiful grounds.

Liddington

Liddington

A large, modern centre close to Swindon in Wiltshire, Liddington is well placed to offer both popular excursions and a wide range of thrilling adventure activities.

Little Canada

Little Canada

On the beautiful Isle of Wight off the south coast of Britain, Little Canada enjoys a beautiful waterside location. Transfer time is around 3 hours from London.

Marchants Hill

Marchants Hill

A beautiful rural retreat, located to the south of London in Surrey. Travel to London by Eurostar or by air to London Gatwick or Heathrow for the shortest transfers.

Osmington Bay

Osmington Bay

Situated on the coast with its own stunning beach, Osmington Bay is just over 2 hours from London airports and 2 hours from the regional airport, Bristol.

Windmill Hill

Windmill Hill

With easy access to the south coast and to London, Windmill Hill’s closest major airports are London Gatwick and Heathrow – or use the Eurostar to St Pancras.

Winmarleigh Hall

Winmarleigh Hall

With good access to regional airports - Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham, Winmarleigh Hall has large gardens, parkland and woodland for students to enjoy.

Football and English

Football School

Football and English at Winmarleigh Hall