Glod Senior Holidays at St David’s College in Llandudno, North Wales are the highlight of the Glod year for those who have completed school year 9 and above. We run three each summer – Senior A, B and C.

Whether you’re after the high-octane excitement of Zorbing or go karting, a new challenge such as ski-bobbing or gorge walking, or a more relaxed afternoon on the beach or playing pitch & putt – there’s something for everyone at Glod. Each holiday is for eight nights.

A Day at Senior

Every day at Glod is different, packed with loads to choose from, but with enough free time for a great holiday feel. Here’s how a typical day at Senior might look:

8.45 Breakfast

10.20 Morning Meeting

10.55 Olde Firme (tuck shop)

11.20 Morning Activities (on-site)

12.20 Free Time

1.00 Lunch

1.30 Afternoon Activities (off-site)

5.30 Return from activities

6.00 Free Time: Glodball, Arts & Crafts, Slip ‘n’ Slide

6.45 Supper

7.30 Free Time

8.20 Evening Meeting

9.00 Evening Entertainment

9.40Dorm Discussion Time

10.30 Lights Out (years 9-11)

11.00 Lights Out (years 12-13)

At each meeting there is a short talk exploring the Christian faith and its relevance to everyday life. To learn more about the Christian ethos of Glod, click here.

Activities

Activities are a major part of any week at Glod. There are loads to choose from each day, some sporty and demanding, others more relaxed… Whatever your ability level, there’s plenty of tuition to get you started or improve your skills…

  • Beach
  • Gorge Walking
  • Kayaking
  • Forest Speed Coaster
  • Climbing/Abseiling
  • Ski-bobbing
  • Waterskiing
  • Zorbing
  • 4×4 off-roading
  • Go Karting
  • Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
  • White Water Rafting (y12-13)
  • Widegames (Capture the Flag, Braveheart, Glodspoon, Crate Smuggling, The Gauntlet & more)
  • Sports (Football, Pool, Cricket, Squash, Table Tennis, Table Football, Tennis, Touch Rugby, Volleyball, Pitch & Putt & loads more!)
  • Sailing
  • Archery
  • Arts and crafts
  • Crate Climbing
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Slip ‘n’ Slide

Location

Glod has held Senior Holidays at St David’s College in Llandudno, North Wales since 1966. This incredible site, overlooking the breathtaking Snowdonia National Park, is the perfect hub for everything we do. We have full use of the school’s excellent facilities – including tennis courts, sports hall, terrace, shooting range and 4×4 course. The mountains, rivers and lakes of Snowdonia are our playground for more adventurous activities, while the nearby seaside resort of Llandudno gives every day at Glod a holiday feel. Pupils sleep in the school’s dormitories, in groups of 4-6 per dorm.

Who comes?

Up to 70 teenagers come on each Senior Holiday from independent schools all over the North and Midlands of England and Wales.

Up to half of those on any Holiday may be new to Glod, so we work hard at welcoming and including people right from the start. Pupils sleep in dorms of 4-6 people of the same school year, with two to three leaders assigned to look after them. So, even if you don’t know many others at first, you’re already part of a group for meal times and activities. People make great friendships at Glod, many of which turn out to be lifelong.

The leadership team is made up of the full-time Glod staff, plus a team of volunteer leaders, including many schoolteachers and undergraduates.

Food

Without doubt, food is one of the best things about Glod. We bring our own team of experienced cooks to provide delicious, healthy, home-made food at meal times – not to mention the tasty treats each day for afternoon tea time. We are able to cater for any dietary needs you might have.

Glod Inter Holidays at Packwood Haugh School in Shropshire are the perfect introduction to Glod for those currently in school years 5-8.

We run three each summer – Inter A, B and C. Whether you’re up for the high-speed thrill of sofa-surfing or go karting, a new challenge such as climbing or gorge walking, or a more relaxed afternoon of pitch & putt – there’s something for everyone at Glod! Each holiday runs across nine days over eight nights.

A Day at Inter

Every day at Glod is different, with loads to choose from. But here’s how a typical day at Inter might look:

8.45 Breakfast

9.45Morning meeting: Drama & morning talk

10.15 Tuck Shop

11.00 On-site activities/Wide game

11.45 Team Games

12.30 Lunch

1.00 Depart for afternoon activities

4.45 Swimming on site (optional)

6.00 Supper

6.45 Mellow Time

7.40 Evening Meeting

8.30 Hot Drinks

8.40 Dorm Discussion (y7-8)

9.00 Get ready for bed

9.30 Lights out Years 5-7

10.00 Lights out Year 8

At each meeting there is a short talk exploring the Christian faith and its relevance to everyday life. To learn more about the Christian ethos of Glod, click here.

Activities

Activities are a major part of any week at Glod. There are loads to choose from each day, some sporty, others more relaxed… Whatever your ability level, there’s plenty of tuition on every activity to get you started or improve your skills….

  • Climbing/Abseiling
  • Gorge Walking
  • Kayaking
  • Waterworld
  • Mud Adventure Trail
  • Rock climbing
  • Paintballing (years 7-8)
  • Sofa Surfing
  • Archery Tag (years 7-8)
  • Archery
  • Arts and crafts
  • Sports (Cricket, Croquet, Football, Short Tennis, Tennis, Pitch & Putt, Touch Rugby, Squash & loads more)
  • Games Room (Table Tennis, Table Football, Pool, Giant Chess)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wide Games (like ‘Prison Break’ and ‘Captain Splodge’)

Location

Glod has held Inter Holidays at Packwood Haugh School since 2010. This beautiful site is the perfect place for Inter Holidays. We have full use of the school’s extensive facilities – including indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, sports hall, golf course, theatre, climbing wall and art studio. Pupils sleep in the school’s excellent dormitories, in groups of 4-6 per dorm.

The nearby hills of Shropshire and North Wales are a great resource for our more adventurous activities, while the nearby towns of Shrewsbury and Oswestry offer loads of local attractions, giving Inter a great summer-holiday feel.

Who comes?

Around 60-70 pupils come on each Inter Holiday from independent schools all over the North and Midlands of England and Wales.

Over half of those on any holiday may be new to Glod, so we work hard at welcoming and including people right from the start. Pupils sleep in dorms of 4-6 people of the same school year, each group has two to three leaders assigned to look after them.

So, even if you don’t know many others at first, you’re already part of a group for meal times and activities. People make great friendships at Glod, many of which turn out to be lifelong.

The leadership team is made up of the full-time Glod staff, plus a team of volunteer leaders, including many school teachers and undergraduates.

Theme

The whole week at Inter takes on a theme – driven by silly sketches at meal times and theme-related games and challenges. The pupils are split into four teams who compete against each other for the Glod Inter Trophy, presented to the winning team on the last night.

For example one year the theme was Superheros. We followed the adventures of Clark Kent and Lois Lane as they tried to find the Joker who was trying to ruin camp with his dastardly schemes! What will the theme be this year? You’ll have to come to find out!

Food

Without doubt, food is one of the best things about Glod. We bring our own team of experienced cooks to provide delicious, healthy, home-made food at meal times – not to mention the tasty treats each day for afternoon tea time. We are able to cater for any dietary needs you might have.