Vive la France!

July 14 marks Bastille Day - the day the French celebrate the storming of the Bastille in 1789 which signalled the start of the French Revolution. It's a widely celebrated event and a national holiday in France.

This girl can ...

It's been a busy year for PGL Sponsored Athlete and Paddler, Bethan Forrow. She gives us an update on her year so far, how the sponsorship funds have helped her with getting the right equipment and what's in store for her next!

PGL sailors know the ropes

An update from PGL's Technical Advisor and Lead Sailsport Trainer, Jamie Skinner, who talks about what it takes to be a PGL Sailor and his journey from Dinghy Instructor to RYA Coach Assessor.

What does PGL mean?

It's a question we often get asked by many of our guests. As we celebrate PGL's 60th birthday this year, there are thousands of children, parents and grandparents who have enjoyed a PGL experience and many have asked the same question ....

Don't forget your sunscreen!

If you're going on a PGL Overseas Watersports Adventure this summer, why not read our Packing Guide so you don't forget the essentials?! You'll definitely have more fun if you're well prepared!

Sloping off for a well earned rest!

PGL Sponsored Athlete and snowboarder, Maisie Potter gives us an update on what she's been getting up to over the winter season and what her plans are for winter 2017/18. Find out more.

World Orienteering Day!

Since the 24th May is World Orienteering Day, we thought we'd catch up with PGL Sponsored Athlete, Grace Molloy. Grace has been competing in Orienteering events from a young age and gives us an update on her latest competitions.

Tackling homesickness at PGL

Homesickness is one of the things we get asked about a lot by parents of children going on a PGL trip or holiday. Ali Duffy, Centre Operations Manager at PGL Boreatton Park gives an insight into how you can help your child enjoy their stay at PGL.

From radar to zip wire

A brief history of Bawdsey Manor, our new adventure centre in Woodbridge, Suffolk. We have some exciting plans for developing this fantastic manor house and grounds but it also has an intriguing history that began in 1886. Here's the story so far ...

Conquering fear to reach new heights

PGL Sponsored Athlete and climber, Emily Phillips tells us a bit more about herself, her sport, how she manages training with schoolwork and why she loves to climb so much that she didn't let a fear of heights stand in her way!

Empowering with adventure

Many youth groups that come to PGL find the combination of outdoor adventure and the residential experience to be hugely beneficial for the development and confidence of young people.

5 reasons to choose Austria for school ski trips

Now we are coming to the end of another fantastic ski season, we look at why Austria has been such a popular destination for many of our school ski groups this year. Here's what they had to say ...

Catering for everyone

Catering for guests with food allergies, intolerances or other dietary requirements is something we manage every day at PGL. Catering Manager, Cora Crawford, talks about how we manage these requirements at PGL Hillcrest.

Another new centre for PGL!

We are delighted to introduce our spectacular new centre on the Suffolk coast. This former boarding school is a welcome addition to the PGL family and we are looking forward to welcoming guests very soon!

Meet our Newby ....

Introducing PGL Newby Wiske Hall, PGL's brand new adventure centre in North Yorkshire. Formerly the headquarters of North Yorkshire Police, we'll be developing the site over the next few months to open in spring 2018.

The risk of not losing

In his latest blog, PGL Sponsored Athlete and fencer, Rafael Rhys Pollitt talks about losing and why, for a young athlete, it can be just as important as winning. More information on Rafael is available on his web page: www.pgl.co.uk/rafael

Rethinking revision

It's that time of year when many GCSE students around the UK are revising for their exams. We look at the benefits of residential revision breaks and how the combination of study and activities in the outdoors can help with exam success.

PGL Sponsored Athletes - February Update

Find out the latest news and updates from three of PGL's Sponsored Athletes, Jack Culliford (shooting), Jai Geyer (skiing) and Adam Billany (sailing). We look forward to following their progress throughout the year.

PGL hosts international handball competitors in Paris

Handball competitors from around the world will be staying at PGL Château de Grande Romaine in Paris this week during the Men's Youth Mediterranean Handball Championships 2017.

Best resorts for school ski trips to Europe

With so many great European ski resorts for school groups to choose from, how do you go about picking the right one for your students? Read our guide on 4 of the best European destinations for school ski groups.

Walking Taller with Adventure

Trying something new in the great outdoors brings a range of benefits to the development of young people. Adventure activities combined with a unique residential experience is an empowering combination.

Thank you to everyone who voted for PGL!

We are delighted to win the School Travel Award for Best Adventure Experience and also be nominated for the Best Residential Experience. Thank you so much to everyone who voted for PGL!

10 fun games for coach journeys!

A great school trip often starts on the coach - it's a great opportunity to get to know each other a little more. We've put together a list of 10 fun games for coach journeys to give teachers a helping hand!

Superhuman Teachers

For all the superhuman teachers out there who work hard to provide the best learning experience for their students, we can't give you superpowers but we can give you a helping hand when it comes to organising your next residential.

Outdoor Activity Ideas for October Half-Term

If you want to make the most of the outdoors with the kids this half-term, we've put together a few active ideas to inspire some autumn fun! See our Top Ten outdoor activity guide for October half-term.

Calling all language teachers!

Thanks to everyone who came and visited the PGL 'Market Stall' at the Language Show Live 2016 at London Olympia. Keep posted on the events we are attending soon by checking our Event Calendar.

PGL Centre Developments - What's New?

PGL Operations Director, Richard Sanders gives an insight into the development work planned for Little Canada and Osmington Bay over the next few months. Read the full news story here.

Congratulations Joe Clarke!

We celebrate the Olympic success of former PGL Sponsored Athlete Joe Clarke with the launch of our new sponsorship programme for promising young athletes aged between 11-18. Click below to find out more.

A day in the life of an Ardèche River Leader

PGL River Leader, Lewis Hoadley, talks about what it's like working in sunny southern France and what a day on the river involves for the PGL River Team and our guests. Read Lewis' full story here.