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The ultimate water sports experience!

A huge range of high-octane activities on and in the water, perfect for 11 to 16 year olds.

Whether it’s coasteering, sailing, wakeboarding or aqua parks – our specialist Aqua Explorer camps are jam-packed with splashes, thrills and spills to entertain your water-loving adventurer. Inbetween their water activities, your child will enjoy a range of our favourite PGL multi-activities.

Our Aqua Explorer camps are available at four of our centres across the UK, each with their own range of thrilling water-based activities to dive into. Want to hear more? Get in touch today.

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Splash into fun days of Watersports and Multi-Activity

Here’s a sneak peak of what to expect during a typical day on a PGL Aqua Explorer Camp.

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Start the day with a hearty breakfast before heading off for a morning off incredible water activities!

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Time to dry off, refuel and recharge with a tasty lunch and enjoy a moment to relax, chat with new friends about the morning’s thrills and spills – but don’t get too comfy… it’s time for your afternoon activities!

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Back to the dining room for a hot tasty dinner. As the evening draws in, enjoy a fun evening activity such as a campfire, talent show or quiz! By now everyone should be well and ready for a great nights’ sleep, ready for more action tomorrow!

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Start the day with a hearty breakfast before heading off for a morning off incredible water activities!

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Time to dry off, refuel and recharge with a tasty lunch and enjoy a moment to relax, chat with new friends about the morning’s thrills and spills – but don’t get too comfy… it’s time for your afternoon activities!

Two juxtaposed images labeled "Dinner" and "Evening" showing a PGL Adventure Holidays dinner buffet and a group of people sitting around a campfire.

Time to dry off, refuel and recharge with a tasty lunch and enjoy a moment to relax, chat with new friends about the morning’s thrills and spills – but don’t get too comfy… it’s time for your afternoon activities!

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Activities

Our very best watersports camps – a huge range of action-packed activities available. Half specialist watersports + half classic PGL Multi-Activity.

Please note that not all activities are available at all centres; please see the specific centre pages for more information.

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Why book with PGL Kids’ Adventure Camps?

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All-inclusive camp adventures

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ABTA, BAPA & Ofsted registered

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Adventureflex – flexible booking

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Low deposits just £65pp

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Pay with Childcare Vouchers or Tax-Free Childcare

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Multi-Buy & loyal customer discounts

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Where to find Aqua Explorer camps

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Looking for something else?

Head back to TRAILBLAZE! Adventures to view our other specialist camps (there’s 13 to choose from!). If you are looking for a shorter break then take a look at our range of DISCOVER! Adventure camps, or if you are looking for a full-blown multi-activity adventure then EXPLORE! Adventures are for you.

TRAILBLAZE! Adventures

Want a step-up on PGL multi-activity? Go big on a TRAILBLAZE! Adventure camp. On these seven-night camps, your child gets plenty of time every day to explore an extra interest or hobby on top of the best of PGL multi-activity. Surfing, Streetdance, Bushcraft, Pony Trekking, Learner Driver and more. With 13 specialist camps to choose from, everyone can be a trailblazer!

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DISCOVER! Adventures

Give a little bit of all sorts a go on a day camp, two- or three-night DISCOVER! Adventure. Packed with fun outdoor activities, our shorter camps offer the ideal combination of childcare support whilst giving young people a great first taste of adventure; perfect for discovering what they’re made of.

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EXPLORE! Adventures

Go all-in exploring even more of our 40+ outdoor activities on a four- to seven-night EXPLORE! Adventure camp. With several days of fun challenges at one of our UK activity centres, your child will master new skills, strengthen their character, and unleash their full potential.

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Any Questions?

What will my child be doing day-to-day at Aqua Explorer camp?

Osmington Bay (Dorset)

  • Full day Coasteering and Crag Climbing at Cumulus Outdoors Adventure
  • Half day at Dorset Adventure Park on their two inflatable aqua park courses
  • Two half days at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy enjoying PGL watersports activities

 

Little Canada (Isle of Wight)

  • Delivered by our awesome on-site team at our private beach PLUS an off-site visit to an Aqua Park
  • Activities include: Banana Boating, Keelboat Sailing, Ringos, Wakeboarding, Canoeing and Kayaking

 

Bawdsey Manor (Suffolk)

  • PGL canoeing and raft building
  • Two half-days at Curve Watersports including: Aqua Park, Wakeboarding, Ringos and Over-Water Ropes Course

 

Marchants Hill (Surrey)

  • Full day at Thorpe Lake: Wake/Knee Boarding and Aqua Park
  • PGL Canoeing and Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)
  • Full day at the Andrew Simpson Centre for Sailing and Windsurfing with RYA certified instructors

 

Liddington (Wiltshire)

  • Full day at South Cerney Outdoor Centre: Learn to Sail and Windsurf with RYA certified instructors
  • Half-day at Four Lakes: Towed inflatables in the beautiful Cotswolds with BWSF qualified instructors
  • Cotswold Country Park and Beach: Giant AquaVenture inflatable obstacle course

Your child will also have the opportunity to join in with our classic PGL multi-activities!

What's included in a Aqua Explorer camp?

When you book an Aqua Explorer camp for your child, everything is included. That means:

  • – Activities
  • – Food
  • – Drink
  • – Accommodation
  • – Equipment

What does my child need to bring?

Buoyancy Aids, Wetsuits and Helmets will be provided where necessary, along with expert tuition and supervision. All you need to bring is swimwear, towels and water shoes/grip socks.

What locations do PGL offer Aqua Explorer camps for?

We offer these camps at the following locations:

  • – Dorset, Osmington Bay
  • – Isle of Wight, Little Canada
  • – Perthshire, Dalguise
  • – Suffolk, Bawdsey Manor
  • – Surrey, Marchants Hill
  • – Wiltshire, Liddington

How will my child be kept safe at Aqua Explorer camp?

Our PGL instructors are expertly trained in all the necessary areas. We have strict safety procedures and always put the safety of your child first.

What's on in the evening?

We have lots of entertainment planned for the evenings. From quizzes, to games, discos and more! The fun continues after dinner at PGL.

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