Adventure Holidays at


Now open for summer 2017

An adventure centre like no other!

Stunning beachside location and 144 acres to explore


  • 8-10
  • 10-13
  • 13-16

New for summer 2017 - Bawdsey Manor, a centre like no other!

Our newest centre, PGL Bawdsey Manor, in Suffolk, is now open for it's first holiday guests and it's a truly stunning place!

Bawdsey Manor is a remarkable Grade II* listed, private site, sitting in 144 acres of parkland and woodland and facing directly onto the beautiful Suffolk coastline, at the mouth of the River Deben. Steeped in history, it has a substantial main house that is said to resemble the Queen's residence at Sandringham and a host of other listed buildings and gardens throughout the property.

Until last year it was a renowned international school as well as a family home and has many existing facilities as a result, including a sailing school and boatyard, tennis courts, dining room, classrooms and accommodation.

Bawdsey is less than 2 hours drive from Norwich, Cambridge and the M25 and direct trains run from Woodbridge (12 miles away) to Liverpool Street Station in London.

We've now opened for a our first summer season at Bawdsey with a fun packed 6 day Multi Activity programme and we still have a few spaces left if you want to join the fun. Over the winter we will be adding to all the facilities and investing heavily in our new centre to reopen again in Spring 2018 with even more to offer our guests. We'll keep you posted with all our plans!

Scroll down to find out more and and come and join us this summer to find out what we're so excited about!

Here's a great, recent, aerial video that gives you a little glimpse of what will make Bawdsey 'a centre like no other' click here to view 

Please note, this summer our youngest age group for holidays at Bawdsey Manor will be 8-10's but from 2018 it will also include seven year olds as with our other centres.

We can't wait to welcome you!


Rooms will be in the accommodation buildings in the grounds. The majority of rooms have 4-6 beds to a room, and a small number of rooms have 8-10 beds. Bathrooms are located close to rooms.


Set in 144 acres of private grounds, with both river and beach frontages, Bawdsey Manor offers a unique setting for a PGL Adventure Holiday.

  • Lounges
  • Playing fields
  • Beach
  • Sports hall/ gym
  • Classrooms

Activities available

Every day is different!
We offer over 50 different activities across all our centres and we pack in as many as possible on every PGL Adventure Holiday. Please note that not all activities are available at all centres; please see the list below for activities available at this centre.

Evening activities
The fun doesn’t stop there! We also include fun-packed evening entertainment programmes at all our centres, every day, all year round, whichever holiday you choose.

Summer 2017
For our first summer we're offering some classic PGL activities. You'll find a list below.

We'll be adding a host of even more activities over the coming winter and so far our plans include: 

  • Abseiling
  • Zip wire
  • Giant Swing
  • Canoeing
  • Challenge course

We'll be updating information here over the coming days and weeks, so check back regularly for latest updates!

Select an activity for a full description


Fuel for LIFE!
Fun may be important, but so is food, and we want to inspire children into a healthier lifestyle that includes a tasty, balanced diet. We work closely with leading catering organisations to ensure our food is the best it can be and our dining rooms are fun, active places where it’s good to refuel during a busy fun-packed day.

From fussy eaters to growing appetites!
No-one should leave our dining room hungry so we try to offer a range of different and nutritious hot food to suit all appetites.There is unlimited access to the salad bar and bread basket and children can help themselves to fruit. Our buffet style restaurant means that children can ‘mix and match’ the items they love most. 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.

Keeping hydrated
Water, squash, tea and coffee are available with all meals and children are encouraged to refill their water bottles for regular use throughout the day. There are also water fountains available around the centre.


Sample Day

Sample day at Bawdsey Manor (based on Multi Activity holidays)
Typical timings Activities
07:00 Your Group Leader will wake you up so that you can get up and get ready for the day ahead.
08:00 Off to the dining room with the rest of your group to fuel up for the day, you’ll need plenty of energy to keep you going. Breakfast includes cereals, toast, yogurts, porridge, and cooked breakfast – you choose!
Don’t forget to refill your drinks bottle before you head off to your first activity.
Session 1
Sensory Trail
10:45 Break. Catch your breath and have a quick drink before your next session.
Session 2
12:30-14:00 Worked up an appetite? Great – it’s time to replenish your energy stores with the dining room. If you have energy to spare after lunch your Group Leader will always be ready for a quick kickabout with a ball or you could relax and chat with your new friends.
Session 3
15:45-16:00 A chance for a breather and a drink before your Groupie takes you to your next activity.
Session 4
Buggy Build
18:00 Time to eat again – a different menu each day, (and did we mention, evening meals come with a hot pudding too – or you can stick with fruit if you prefer).
19:00 Talent shows, campfires, quizzes and much more – your evening entertainment programme gives you the chance to get together with everyone else in your age group and have some laughs.
21:00-22:30 Bedtime. The younger ones go first whilst older groups have time to chill out and chat or watch a DVD. Then it’s lights out and time to 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.


6 night Multi Activity holiday at Bawdsey Manor, Suffolk
Centre Duration Dates Ages Price Offer
Bawdsey Manor, Suffolk 6 nights (Sun-Sat) 30/07, 20/08, 27/08 8-10* £499 View special offer here
Bawdsey Manor, Suffolk 6 nights (Sun-Sat) 30/07, 06/08, 13/08, 20/08, 27/08 10-13 £499 View special offer here
Bawdsey Manor, Suffolk 6 nights (Sun-Sat) 06/08, 13/08 13-16 £499 View special offer here

*Our youngest age group for holidays at Bawdsey Manor in 2017 is 8-10. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer holidays for 7 year olds until 2018.

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