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PGL Windmill Hill


Residential adventure centre in East Sussex

Description

Windmill Hill is a popular destination for schools from London and the surrounding areas. Located close to the coast near Hailsham on the picturesque Sussex Downs.

There's plenty of adventure activities in the centre grounds and if you want to go further afield, there's plenty to explore nearby, including Hastings, Battle Abbey, Brighton and Canterbury


Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.5
42 reviews


Excellent
 
69%

Very Good
 
24%

Average
 
7%

Poor
 
0%

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Well organised - children love it. (November 2019 - Primary - Post No: 18020 )




PGL Windmill Hill staff were excellent throughout our stay. They ensured that all children felt safe and comforted at all times, allowing the children to benefit fully during their times away. The facilities provided an extensive range of activities for the children to participate in whilst providing a good challenge. (November 2019 - Primary - Post No: 17963 )




End of season meant leaders were tired & some gave less than their best (November 2019 - Primary - Post No: 17746 )




The staff at PGL were very well prepared for each activity. They all gave clear instructions and referred to the core values. Organisation of timetable worked well. We adapted Wacky Races to work with Halsford Park to enable teamwork across the Academy. The break out room provided for children during the disco worked well and enabled children to take part in different activities if they wanted to. We need to tighten up on communication between school and the coach company as we were picked up later than specified which then bought on a delayed return to school. Ideally coaches arrive at 2 and we leave PGL at 2.30 to enable a return to school for 3.30pm. (November 2019 - Primary - Post No: 17438 )




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Great small site with a good range of activities. The sports hall floor is really tired and needs replacing though. (October 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 16784 )




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Well organised as always has been. Children well looked after on activities meaning they all had an amazing time. Brilliant food - it’s always a highlight! (October 2019 - Primary - Post No: 16485 )




Staff well trained and communication excellent. (October 2019 - Primary - Post No: 16481 )




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PGL reps were fantastic and couldn't fault their efforts. They were great with the students and really worked hard to ensure that we were accommodated. (July 2019 - Primary & Secondary - Post No: 15031 )




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Excellent venue, staff and provider! (May 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 11750 )




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Excellent facilities and the children loved the activities. We did have quite a few delays and problems caused by the severe weather on day one. In the end these were resolved and the senior staff were very helpful however things could have been handled better to begin with. (March 2019 - Primary - Post No: 10128 )




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The centre was great and the girls had a really great weekend of netball. (January 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 9176 )




Great- end of season so staff were tired but still enjoyed the trip. (January 2019 - Primary - Post No: 8806 )




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No Problems always a great time apart from the weather (October 2018 - Primary - Post No: 6553 )




(September 2018 - Primary - Post No: 6306 )




Staff at the site were superb in ensuring that all our needs were accommodated. The site itself was secure and monitored at all times. All activities came with full and thorough training. The timetable was full and well thought out and pupils were very well fed by the catering team. A fabulous time was ghad by all, including staff. (September 2018 - Primary - Post No: 6156 )




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Excellent facilities and staff. (June 2018 - Primary - Post No: 4885 )




The facilities and staff were excellent. (June 2018 - Primary - Post No: 4755 )




Our group (children and staff) had an excellent time at Windmill Hill. The PGL staff ensured everyone was fully engaged and faced challenges with enthusiasm. Everything was fun and the group worked well as a team, supporting each other, being courageous and resilient, and overcoming fears. (June 2018 - Primary - Post No: 4619 )




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Excellent overall. Enthusiastic and helpful staff. Clean and safe environment. (June 2018 - Primary - Post No: 4124 )




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Very organised. Mostly well-trained and enthusiastic workers, with a good attitude to the children. (May 2018 - Primary - Post No: 3712 )




A brilliant centre that we would recommend to others and definitely be looking to go there again. (May 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 3165 )




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Residential adventure centre in East Sussex

Description

Windmill Hill is a popular destination for schools from London and the surrounding areas. Located close to the coast near Hailsham on the picturesque Sussex Downs.

There's plenty of adventure activities in the centre grounds and if you want to go further afield, there's plenty to explore nearby, including Hastings, Battle Abbey, Brighton and Canterbury