We’re partnering with PGL because adventures are for everyone

For 10 years, Girlguiding and PGL have been working together to bring unforgettable adventures to more young people across the UK.


In our 2021 Girls Attitudes Survey, we found that over a third of young people aged 7-21 years old associate terms like ‘adventurous’ and ‘brave’ more with boys than girls. Our partnership with PGL helps us challenge this gender stereotype. Placing adventure at the heart of everything we do, together we’ll help more young people discover new things, learn new skills, build their confidence, and have loads of fun along the way. Because adventures are for everyone - not just for boys.

With 15 adventure centres across the UK, one near Paris, and one in southern France, young people can get stuck into all sorts of thrilling PGL activities - from abseiling to canoeing, giant swing to zip wiring, and everything in between. They have the freedom to be themselves. And they can explore what they love doing in a safe and supportive environment. When Girlguiding members visit a PGL centre, you can expect a warm welcome and bespoke experience to suit your individual unit’s needs.

Achieve your height badge on your next adventure! 

To celebrate 10 years of working in partnership together, PGL are sponsoring our height adventure badges! Available for girls of all ages, these badges can be achieved with any activity where you leave the ground. At PGL, there are lots of ways to get this badge – you could explore the high ropes, scale a climbing wall, fly down a zipwire, and more.  

Remember, if you’re looking for a way for your unit to achieve their adventure badges, let PGL know when you book your group residential, and they’ll work with you to plan the activities you need.    

Check out the full range of activities available at PGL sites. 

Brownie takeover weekends

Enjoy all the adventurous activities PGL has to offer, just for Brownies! Together with PGL, we offer Brownie units the exclusive opportunity to ‘take over’ a PGL adventure centre for the weekend, with Girlguiding-exclusive prices starting from just £109 per person plus VAT for a 2-night break.

The upcoming Brownie takeover weekend date for 2024 is:

  • Friday 11 October -Sunday 13 October 2024 at Newby Wiske Hall in North Yorkshire. 

For more information and to book a space for your unit, visit the PGL website.

Weekend group residential discount

The fun doesn't stop at the takeover weekends! All our members can also enjoy an exclusive member discount whenever they book a group residential at a PGL centre on any weekend throughout the year. Member prices start from just £99 per person for a 2-night UK weekend break. Go to the PGL website for more details. 

More about group residentials 

For thousands of young people, a PGL adventure is more than just a weekend away. PGL centres offer an exhilarating mix of adventure activities for groups of 7 to 17 year olds, designed to inspire, motivate and bring out the best in young people. For many, it’s the start of an amazing new journey.

PGL’s residential activity centres are well equipped to accommodate groups of all sizes, whether you’re looking to bring a small group or organise a regional gathering or exclusive takeover event. You’ll be getting fantastic value with PGL because with PGL, everything’s included: accommodation, activities, equipment and food – there are no hidden extras! You’ll also get your very own PGL ‘Groupie’ to support you and your group throughout your stay – they’ll ensure you have everything you need and will also fill each evening with fun entertainment sessions so you can relax at the end of an action-packed day. 

PGL Travel Ltd will donate money to The Guide Association (a registered charity with charity number 306016) in connection with the sale of PGL UK group packages to members of The Guide Association. For every purchase of a PGL UK group package made from and including 1 January 2023 by a member of The Guide Association excluding the first 680 such purchases, PGL Travel Ltd will donate 2.5% of the PGL sale price of that package (net of VAT) to The Guide Association.

Family Breaks and Kids' Camp discounts

For the first time during our partnership, we’re pleased to extend a discount to member families. And part of every booking goes directly to support Girlguiding! Everyone can now enjoy all that our partnership has to offer, and even more young people (and parents too!) can get stuck into adventures across the UK. Whether you’re travelling as a family, or looking for all-inclusive school holiday fun for your kids, you can find out more on the PGL website. 

Kids’ Adventure Camps

Kids climbing the walls during school holidays? Let them climb PGL’s instead! PGL’s Kids’ Adventure Camps are the perfect place for kids to try out over 40 non-stop activities, have the opportunity to stay away from home, make a heap of new friends and build confidence, independence and bravery in a safe and supportive environment during the school holidays. Available at a whopping 12 dedicated kids-only centres with 24-hour childcare and pastoral provision provided by dedicated Group Leaders plus three hearty meals, accommodation and all activities included in the price, it’s easy to see why PGL has become the market leaders in kids’ camps in the UK. There's a 15% discount for member families and you can even pay with childcare vouchers or tax-free childcare to give your children their best independent holiday yet. Check GO for further information and offer redemption details.

Kids’ Specialist Adventure Camps

As well as PGL’s classic Kids’ Adventure Camps, member families can enjoy a 15% discount on Kids' Specialist Adventure Camps. 8–16-year-olds can also enjoy a range of week-long Specialist Adventure Camps, from watersports and pony camps to cooking and baking, theme parks and sports camps, running exclusively over the summer holidays. Grouped by age so it’s easy to make friends, they'll be able to experience a half-day of their specialism and a half-day taking part in classic PGL activities spanning land, air and water.

Family Adventure Breaks

PGL are the experts when it comes to adventure. That’s why so many families across the UK choose them when booking a family adventure holiday. Choose from 2 fantastic UK supercentres (conveniently located in both the north and south of the UK) and experience endless thrills and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Whether you’re planning a break for yourself and the kids, looking to travel with friends or solo parenting, PGL’s team of experienced leaders will take care of everything, allowing you to make the most of your precious family time with an activity programme bursting with PGL magic. Member families can enjoy a 15% discount on Family Adventure Breaks - check GO for further information and offer redemption details.

PGL Travel Ltd will donate money to The Guide Association (a registered charity with charity number 306016) in connection with the sale of PGL UK family and kids' camp packages to members of The Guide Association. For every purchase of a PGL UK family or kids' camp package made from and including 1 January 2023 by a member of The Guide Association, PGL Travel Ltd will donate 2.5% of the PGL sale price of that package (net of VAT) to The Guide Association.

What you can do at PGL

There’s so much for units and families to do at PGL! Our members can get outdoors and achieve great things. Check out the video below for a taster of all there is to get stuck into at a PGL adventure centre. 

Remember, if you’re a volunteer booking a group activity holiday you’ll need to have your Going Away With licence or be working towards it.

If you have any questions about our PGL partnership (or any of other partnerships) please email [email protected].

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