View on map View listings nearby

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
4.6
44 reviews


Excellent
 
68%

Very Good
 
23%

Average
 
9%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

Communication between the management team and the PGL staff was not great. There was lots of confusion around their Covid measures. (June 2021 - Primary School)




(May 2020 - Primary School)




Well organised - children love it. (November 2019 - Primary School)




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 School)




End of season meant leaders were tired & some gave less than their best (November 2019 - Primary School)




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 School)




(November 2019 - Primary School)




Great small site with a good range of activities. The sports hall floor is really tired and needs replacing though. (October 2019 - Secondary School)




(October 2019 - Secondary School)




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 School)




Staff well trained and communication excellent. (October 2019 - Primary School)




(October 2019 - Secondary School)




(September 2019 - Primary School)




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 School & Secondary School)




(July 2019 - Primary School)




(June 2019)




(June 2019 - Primary School)




Excellent venue, staff and provider! (May 2019 - Secondary School)




(April 2019 - Secondary School)




(April 2019 - Secondary School)




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 School)




(January 2019 - Secondary School)




The centre was great and the girls had a really great weekend of netball. (January 2019 - Secondary School)




Great- end of season so staff were tired but still enjoyed the trip. (January 2019 - Primary School)




(December 2018 - Primary School)




(November 2018 - Secondary School)




(October 2018 - Primary School)




(October 2018 - Primary School)




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




(September 2018 - Primary School)




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 School)




(July 2018 - Primary School)




(July 2018 - Primary School)




(July 2018 - Primary School)




Excellent facilities and staff. (June 2018 - Primary School)




The facilities and staff were excellent. (June 2018 - Primary School)




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 School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




Excellent overall. Enthusiastic and helpful staff. Clean and safe environment. (June 2018 - Primary School)




(June 2018)




Very organised. Mostly well-trained and enthusiastic workers, with a good attitude to the children. (May 2018 - Primary School)




A brilliant centre that we would recommend to others and definitely be looking to go there again. (May 2018 - Secondary School)




(April 2018 - Primary School)




(March 2018 - Primary School)




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

Contact

PGL Windmill Hill
Hailsham
East Sussex
BN27 4RZ
LOtC

Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.6
44 reviews


Excellent
 
68%

Very Good
 
23%

Average
 
9%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

June 2021 - Primary School
Communication between the management team and the PGL staff was not great. There was lots of confusion around their Covid measures.



May 2020 - Primary School




November 2019 - Primary School
Well organised - children love it.



November 2019 - Primary School
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 School
End of season meant leaders were tired & some gave less than their best



November 2019 - Primary School
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 School




October 2019 - Secondary School
Great small site with a good range of activities. The sports hall floor is really tired and needs replacing though.



October 2019 - Secondary School




October 2019 - Primary School
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 School
Staff well trained and communication excellent.



October 2019 - Secondary School




September 2019 - Primary School




July 2019 - Primary School & Secondary School
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 School




June 2019




June 2019 - Primary School




May 2019 - Secondary School
Excellent venue, staff and provider!



April 2019 - Secondary School




April 2019 - Secondary School




March 2019 - Primary School
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.



January 2019 - Secondary School




January 2019 - Secondary School
The centre was great and the girls had a really great weekend of netball.



January 2019 - Primary School
Great- end of season so staff were tired but still enjoyed the trip.



December 2018 - Primary School




November 2018 - Secondary School




October 2018 - Primary School




October 2018 - Primary School




October 2018 - Primary School
No Problems always a great time apart from the weather



September 2018 - Primary School




September 2018 - Primary School
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.



July 2018 - Primary School




July 2018 - Primary School




July 2018 - Primary School




June 2018 - Primary School
Excellent facilities and staff.



June 2018 - Primary School
The facilities and staff were excellent.



June 2018 - Primary School
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 School




June 2018 - Primary School
Excellent overall. Enthusiastic and helpful staff. Clean and safe environment.



June 2018




May 2018 - Primary School
Very organised. Mostly well-trained and enthusiastic workers, with a good attitude to the children.



May 2018 - Secondary School
A brilliant centre that we would recommend to others and definitely be looking to go there again.



April 2018 - Primary School




March 2018 - Primary School