In year 5 our children go to an activity centre for four nights. This year it is costing £250!! Does that seem reasonable? What does your school do? How much does it cost? Many thanks, just hoping for some feedback as this, to me, is half a family summer holiday...
Ours is £180 for 7 nights (£130 for children who get free school meals) However the organisation that runs it is a charity so it is subsidised, unlike somewhere like PGL which is making profit from the visits.
DS going tomorrow. £270 for 4 nights. I think it is expensive, in terms of absolute cost rather than value for money - which is probably not unreasonable when you break it down. I also think it is totally unnecessary.
My DD went last month to a place in North Devon (from South Oxfordshire) and the cost was £290 for 4 night at an outdoor ed centre. She had a great time, worth every penny. DS (yr 4)going next month a somewhere much closer, £75 for 2 nights.
I also work at an activity centre, and I know costs are kept as low as possible, but things - staff, training, equipment, insurance are very expensive nowadays.