Summer Family Weekend 2017

Date: 17 to 20 August 2017
Theme: Around the World
Location: Osmington Bay PGL Centre, Dorset
Applicant Age: 5+ years plus immediate family
Contribution: £25 per person
Closing Date: 7 March 2017

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We are excited to announce applications are now open for our VICTA family weekends. We will again be hosting two Family Weekends, one in Spring (26 to 29 May 2017) and one in Summer (17 to 20 August 2017).

Join us on your summer travels for our ‘around the world’ themed weekend, first stop Osmington Bay in Dorset! 

Osmington BayThis is our second visit to this PGL site on the stunning Dorset coast, and we are hoping to be blessed with sunshine once again. The activity centre offers an exciting range of activities and as an ex-Pontin’s holiday camp, it is packed with facilities and activities for all to enjoy. Sleeping accommodation consists of purpose-built blocks (bunk-beds are likely).

Our family weekends are a great opportunity to try new things, meet people and share experiences. We provide a range of amazing activities for you and your children, as well as the chance to attend workshops and talks. As usual, we will have our themed party night with a fancy dress competition and prizes up for grabs!

Osmington Bay VICTAActivities on offer include raft building, quad biking, giant swings, zip wires and many more. The activities will be run by the PGL staff who ensure everyone has an amazing time. Children take part in the activities in groups arranged by age with the support of VICTA volunteers and PGL staff. This is a wonderful opportunity for them to bond with other children their own age who may have had similar experiences in life. While the children are off on their adventures, parents attend workshops and (not to be out-done by their daring children) also have the opportunity to try some of the activities themselves. Families then regroup to share their experiences of the day, enjoy mealtimes and take part in the evening activities together.

The minimum age for the activity groups is five years old. Younger siblings are welcome but please note the crèche is only available while parents are in workshops on the first day, after this they will be under your care (although the crèche room and its contents will be available for you to use).

If you would like to apply for your family to attend, please complete the online application form below. Please note this form covers both the May weekend and the August weekend, so you will need to indicate which you are interested in applying for.

If you are offered a place on this activity, you will need to pay for your place within 7 days to secure it. The contribution required is £25 per person (0 to 4 years are free) which is non-refundable. It covers your family’s accommodation, all organised activities and three warm meals per day.

The actual cost to VICTA for a family of four to attend is £1,000, so if you are in a position to pay more than the minimum required that would be greatly appreciated. More importantly, given the costs, it is really important that you inform us if you are unable to accept your place so that it can be offered to another family on the waiting list. 

We do expect to be over-subscribed so please make sure you get your applications in before the closing date.

In addition to completing the online form, please also download and complete a parent consent form for each child attending. These can be emailed to 


Download the Parent Consent Form

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