Trips are arranged under four exciting, curriculum-linked themes

Imagination and Curiosity – English and the Arts - Exploring the power of imagination and how it can be harnessed to change the world

People and the Planet – Science and Geography - Empowering young people to play an active role in creating a sustainable future

Breakthroughs and Discoveries – STEM and History - ’Investigating the moments of genius that have enabled humanity to progress

Journeys and Adventures – PSHE & Skills Development - Celebrating the broadening of horizons and stepping outside of your comfort zone

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PGL Barton Hall

Kingskerswell Road, Torquay, TQ2 8JY. England

Situated along the English Riviera in South Devon, Barton Hall is home to an on-site lake for watersports and an outdoor heated swimming pool (May-Sep). Plus, more than 20 other fantastic activities including a zip wire and a giant swing.

Contact PGL on 0333 321 2116 and let them know you are part of The Great British School Trip for the best offers and availability. And don’t forget you can still apply for a bursary to help cover your costs.

Plus, enter the competition for the chance to win a residential trip to one of the PGL sites in the UK.


Venue resources

Risk Assessment PDF 0.12MB Download
Check List PDF 0.13MB Download
Parent Letter Template PDF 0.18MB Download
Amplification Toolkit PDF 0.88MB Download
Journeys & Adventures Content 7-11 ZIP 15.27MB Download
Journeys & Adventures Content 11-14 ZIP 14.34MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download

Other support available to schools

Not eligible for the free trips? Don’t worry, if you are looking for help with costs, you can apply for the Great British School Trip bursary. This can help with the cost of travel or entry tickets to any PGL venue.

Apply for a bursary & book in as normal here.

Venue Details



Kingskerswell Road, Torquay
TQ2 8JY. England

Opening Hours

March - November