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Depute Head Teacher at Preston Lodge High School Head of Gosford House. Volunteer Presenter on East Coast 107.6FM.

Holland 2019: Day 3 Phantasialand Adventure

Good Morning Preston Lodge – Valkenburg calling

What another spectacular day we have had, the weather was scorching hot with hardly a cloud in the sky. Temperature hit 34 °C and although some of the adventurers were feeling the heat, none were burned (not even the gingers!!)

A beautiful moment this morning when Jaime’s Granny met us at the Phantasialand bus park!! Thank you for taking the time.

Phantasialand was quite quiet and the queues were around 5 – 10 minutes on most of the rides – this seemed like a lifetime for some of the more “excitable” travellers.

Departure from Phantasialand was delayed as one leader could not find the bus, something she can work on in retirement when she has her own bus pass.! (btw the bus was where we left it)

We finished the day with bowling and a walk down into Valkenburg before up to the rooms for a shower, shave and bed. Some had forgotten to shave this morning!


Tomorrow we are having some “down time” in and around the beautiful town of Valkenburg,

High Ropes, Alpine Coaster, Swimming Pool and Laser Tag all on the agenda

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Holland 2019: Day 1 & 2 The Journey and Arrival

Hello Prestonpans – this is Valkenburg calling.

Welcome to our first post from the adventure to Holland 2019.

The overnight crossing was very successful and our PL travellers where the stars of the dance floor and where complemented by other travellers for their good humour.

We have arrived in Valkenburg safe and sound and are settled into the Hotel Op De Boud.

The weather is spectacular. This has led to the perhaps inevitable but nevertheless unfortunate situation where three of the young people melted, although this will not be welcome news for parents it has resulted in additional space on the coach. Every cloud, etc.

The Rodelbahn was very popular with our adventurers and everyone used the chairlift , even  those who had previously indicated that they would be refusing due to height issues.

Ice cream has been very popular, however, it too is melting!

We will call again tomorrow after our outing to Phantasialand