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Trust us to ensure your little ones are having the time of their lives in inspiring, active programmes. Our inspirational childcare teams deliver a unique service, ensuring that every child in our care gets the attention and support they need to enjoy their family holiday abroad.

pb crèche (4 months to 3 years)

Enjoy your time away in our luxury resorts and relax in style, safe in the knowledge that your little ones are in the care of our fully qualified crèche nannies. They’ll love their holiday as much as you will, as our team will ensure they have everything they need.

Our Crèches

There’s so much fun to be had in our summer pb crèche; from splashing in the pool and collecting shells on the beach to nature walks and building sandcastles! All accompanied by our fantastic crèche staff. Back inside they play with arts and crafts, have song time and story time activities - balancing indoor and outdoor activities.

Their Home From Home

We aim to create a home from home environment in which your little one can quickly settle, and we achieve this by asking you to provide detailed information pre-travel about routines, meal times and dietary requirements, so we can tailor our care for your child's needs. You'll no doubt have questions, which is why you'll be able to speak to your crèche manager before you travel to answer queries or concerns. We also offer an indispensable pre-purchase service for all sorts of essentials including nappies, wipes and formula, so just let us know what you need and it will be waiting for you in your room.

Our Qualified Staff

Our English-speaking crèche managers are all fully qualified NNEB/CACHE (or equivalent) nursery nurses, with extensive experience of looking after babies and infants, both in the UK and abroad. Adhering to the highest possible policies and procedures, we will ensure your little ones are in the best possible care. We will arrange a predeparture call from our crèche manager to cover all your questions and our pre-travel questionnaire ensures that we are prepared for special requirements, dietary needs and daily routines.

The Finer Details

Our pb crèche runs 6 days a week, 10am to 4:30pm with an early rise breakfast club supervised by our staff at 9am on one day of the week. The pb crèche costs £345 per week during school holidays and is complimentary outside school holidays, excluding meals.

Scallywags (4 to 8 years)

Create lifelong holiday memories when you discover all the fun that Scallywags has in store, including sessions with our LTA accredited tennis coaches, cookery lessons, creative arts and crafts and holiday adventures.

Our Scallywags Programme

Our Scallywags programme is the perfect solution for kids with boundless energy, providing action packed, fun filled days in a safe environment full of new found friends Our carefully designed programmes make the most of excellent facilities and local attractions and our staff are experts at creating the right environment where the kids can thrive.

Our Scallywags Team

Every day offers a mix of active sports, adventure games and group play suitable for children at both ends of the age range. Daily tennis and swimming sessions form a key part of the weekly programme, focusing on developing skills and confidence. Our qualified LTA accredited coaches lead the tennis sessions which have been developed in line with the LTA's ‘traffic light’ system, offering the perfect introduction to new players, and consistency with existing teaching frameworks at school and club level.

In The Evenings

Our supervised suppers mean that your kids can spend more time with their new friends, whilst you get ready for your evening ahead. In addition, our Scallywags team will keep your children entertained from 7pm to 9.30pm with our movie nights and pyjama parties on two nights a week.

The Finer Details

Scallywags is available during selected weeks throughout the summer holidays. It runs 6 days a week, 10am to 4.30pm with a breakfast club starting at 9 a.m once a week. Scallywags costs £245 per week, excluding lunch and dinner.

The Zone (9 to 12 years)

TheZone brings together a wide range of active sports, water sports and creative activities, encouraging friendship, team work and new discoveries.

Our TheZone Programme

Adrenaline fuelled, non-stop action awaits those looking for fun in TheZone. Your kids will be in their element in our structured daily programmes which include water sports, sailing, swimming, tennis, football and golf sessions – not to mention wild inflatables and banana boats!

In The Evenings

Zoners will love our evening activities from 7:00-9.30pm on two evenings of the week, ranging from beach barbeques and bowling to night markets and meals out, all supervised by our Zone team.

The Finer Details

TheZone runs in selected resorts during selected holiday weeks. The programme runs six days per week from 10am to 4.30pm. Zoners will need pocket money for lunch as they will often eat off site. Evening activities take place twice a week from 7:00pm to 9:30pm. TheZone costs £349 per week, excluding meals.

PB Tennis Academy (8 years and up)

Our LTA accredited tennis coaches offer a fantastic service, providing invaluable one-to-one tuition, as well as group lessons in our childrens programmes throughout the week. They are hand picked for their great attitude, enthusiasm and experience.

Our Tennis Academy

We are delighted to offer our PB Tennis Academy during May Half Term, July and August at the exclusive resort of Elba in Italy. The academy is for children 8 and up and is hosted by our own LTA accredited instructors who work with Powder Byrne staff to ensure that players are given the attention they need to really improve their game.

The Finer Details

The PB Tennis Academy costs £99 per child for one hour of instruction per day. You also have the option to book Scallywags or TheZone for your child for the remainder of the day, please speak to your Travel Consultant about costs for this.

PB SCUBA Academy (10 years and up)

Explore a whole new underwater world and take your first breaths beneath the waves in our PADI accredited diving academies.

Learning to SCUBA Dive

Take the plunge this summer and explore beneath the waters surface in our PB SCUBA Academy in Elba during May Half Term, July and August, and Crete during July and August. You'll be taught buoyancy skills including comfortable ascents and descents, techniques to stay warm under water, streamlined swimming skills, diving environments and aquatic life, dive safety and an introduction to boat diving.

Becoming PADI Accredited

Those who complete the 5 day course and successfully pass their exam will receive either a PADI Junior Open Water or PADI Open Water qualification, depending on their age. This is an internationally recognised diving qualification and can be used all over the world.

The Finer Details

The PB SCUBA Academy costs £449 for the week in Crete and £399 for the week in Elba. Both programmes include instruction, diving equipment, learning materials, boat divers and international PADI certifications upon successful completion.

PB Sailing Academy (13 years and up)

Active teens will love our PB Sailing Academy operating in Sardinia this summer! The Academy is overseen by our dedicated Sailing Manager who works in conjunction with RYA-accredited instructors at the local sailing school.

Learning to Sail

Our 5 day Sailing Academy is operated from the world-class sailing spot of Porto Pollo in Sardinia. The Academy consists of daily lessons that teach the fundamentals of sailing including knots, boat rigging, wind reading, capsize procedures, and departure from and arrival to shore.

Our Sailing Academy Programme

Our Sailing Academy programme is designed for beginners and uses Laser Stratos, Laser Bahias, Laser 13s, Laser Picos and Laser Bugs; however, we can tailor the programme for more experienced sailors. The programme runs 5 mornings a week with lessons lasting 1 hour 20 minutes under the supervision of qualified staff and instructors. Please note that children taking part should be good swimmers.


The Finer Details

The programme is designed for ages 13+ and costs £595 for the week, including 5 mornings of sailing instruction by an RYA-accredited instructor and afternoon activities. Please note that lunches and evening activities are payable locally.

PB Surf Academy (13 years and up)

We launched our PB Surf Academy back in 2010 on Guincho Beach, Portugal; one of the leading surfing beaches on the Atlantic coast, in collaboration with the excellent local surf instructors. Following great feedback, we have developed our programme to appeal to kids who want a great surfing experience in the company of new friends, all overseen by our dedicated PB Surf Manager.

Learning to Surf

Grab your boardies and join us on Guincho Beach for the best week of your life! We offer the latest equipment (board, leash and wetsuit) and expert tuition to get you up and riding the waves – it is exhilarating, exhausting and, when you catch that first wave, hugely rewarding!

Our Surf Academy Programme

Our Surf Academy runs 5 days a week Monday to Friday, departing hotel at approximately 9:30 each morning and is open to 13 year olds and above; no previous surfing experience is required. Lunch may be taken on the beach, locally or back at the hotel, depending on afternoon activities, which may include tennis sessions with our LTA pro, local excursions and adventures, beach volley ball, golf, and fun in the pool. Twice a week the PB Surf Manager will organise evening activities which might include visits to local night markets, meals out of the hotel, and other attractions.

The Finer Details

The PB Surf Acdemy costs £349 per week during July and August including all surf activities and afternoon activities. All lunches and evening activities are to be paid for locally.

PB Windsurfing Academy (13 years and up)

Our RYA-accredited PB Windsurfing Academy is overseen by our dedicated PB Academy Manager who works in conjunction with the local water sports centre to teach teens the ins and outs of this fantastic sport!

Learning to Windsurf

The PB Windsurfing Academy is based at Sardinia's Porto Pollo beach and operates during July and August. The Academy is taught by qualified windsurfing instructors who will teach the teens the basics of windsurfing such as reading the wind, jibing and tacking, safety on the water and launching and arriving back to shore.

Our Windsurfing Academy

Our Windsurfing Academy runs five days a week, Monday to Friday, with lessons in the mornings. After their windsurfing lessons the participants will have lunch and then take part in other activities under the supervision of the Academy Manager. All necessary kit is provided, including safety equipment, boards, rigs and ultra light sails/very stable boards which are purpose-built to aid learning.

The Finer Details

The PB Windsurfing Academy costs £595 for the week, including all windsurfing sessions and afternoon activities. Please note that lunches and evening activities are payable locally.

PB Tutoring Programme

Why In-Resort Tutoring?

We're thrilled to launch our brand new in-resort tutoring programme which we have developed alongside preeminent London tutoring agency, Bonas MacFarlane. Available at select resorts during Easter, this service has been developed for clients who have children in exam years and who otherwise may be wary of traveling before key exam periods. Our PB Tutoring Programme aims to take those fears away by providing families with the opportunity to experience an additional service for their children who are studying for exams: professional tutoring sessions each morning, allowing your kids down time for sports, swimming or other activities and a break from the books in the afternoon.

The Programme

  • You're able to enjoy a family holiday without worrying about your child’s upcoming exams.
  • You have the opportunity to speak to your child's tutor prior to travel to put your mind at ease and cover any questions or areas of concern you may have.
  • After every session your child's tutor will write a report on his or her progress and feed this back to you to ensure you are aware of all areas being covered, your child's progression and any areas of concern the tutor has.
  • In many cases, your child can carry on with tuition once they are back from holiday in your home.
  • All mentoring is highly individual and discreet and exclusive to Powder Byrne clients in resort.
  • Your child can either have group or private tutoring. 

The Finer Details

Group tutoring is available in a 10 hours weekly programme in select resorts. The programme costs £450 per week and is available for up to 6 students at a time.

Private Tutoring is available 6 days per week, up to 6 hours a day and costs £1,280 per week plus accomodation on half board, flights and transfers for the tutor.

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