Schools residential trips – packed full of outdoor adventurous activities.

Why choose Preseli Venture for your school or college adventure trip?

  • Pembrokeshire coast location – access to spectacular activity venues in Britain’s only coastal National Park
  • 5 star VisitWales graded outdoor activity centre– we offer exclusive use for mid week school and college groups
  • Flexible programming – we offer ‘off the shelf’ activity trips, but can also tailor programmes according to your individual requirements and objectives
  • Activities in an inspirational environment, and within a 20 minute drive of Centre
  • Highly qualified, experienced instructors – with relevant NGB qualifications, in house training, and years of ‘on the job’ experience
  • Open ALL year round
  • Choose from a range of activities  including: coasteering, surfingsea kayakingcoastal walking, problem-solving, team challenges, bush craft, map skills, and beach studies
  • Curriculum based activity sessions: for KS3, BTEC, and GCSE / A-Level PE

From Victoria Robin, school trip leader from the City of London School for boys, about her recent trip in June 2014:

“Thank you so much for organising such a fantastic stay for us at Preseli Venture last weekend. Everything, from the food to the accommodation, the activities to the staff, and even the weather was amazing, and we were once again struck by just how incredible a centre Preseli Venture is.

It is without doubt that it is the staff that make the place so special. From Viv in the kitchen for how well she handled the endless allergies that plagued the group, through to the instructing team who were not afraid to discipline our boys when required (a good thing!), but at the same time, they ensured that all boys were having enormous fun, challenging them in a variety of ways and, at the same time, keeping them very safe. The flexibility that they showed is a unique trait of this centre, and makes it stand out against others in the area.

There is absolutely nothing that we would change about Preseli Venture, it is perfect”

 

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The ultimate school trip: educational, challenging & cool for kids! The ultimate school trip: educational, challenging & cool for kids!

We aim to give students and staff the opportunity to participate in exciting and challenging activities in a safe and secure environment. We offer a broad range of high quality activities, excellent staff, comfortable accommodation, superb food and a warm welcome. We are one of the few residential centres that can offer sole occupancy at our outdoor activity centre, which means you’ll have exclusive use of all lodge facilities, and the undivided attention of our staff team!

AALA accredited outdoor activity centre
Preseli Venture is an AALA licensed activity centre, licensed to provide surfing, coasteering and kayaking.

Our staff are qualified, professional and friendly, with plenty of relevant experience of working with school groups ranging from KS2 through to adults. They are Pembrokeshire based and have fantastic local knowledge.

Planning your school or college adventure trip

Our highly experienced team will support and assist you through the entire process, making your trip run easily and smoothly throughout. This includes your initial enquiry, the design of your programme, your site inspection and all health and safety paperwork including risk assessments.

If you require the chance to recce our facilities with a view to making a booking, you’re very welcome to come along and sample our lodge and activities free of charge.

Customising your school’s programme

We’ve put together a suggested programme based on our experience of what works well for most school groups.  However, we’re more than happy to customise the programme according to your groups preferences, aims and objectives, please do contact us with any preferences or requirements.

PSV qualified drivers and transport for the activities

Your school adventure trip at Preseli Venture includes all of your transport once you’re with us – we have 2 minibuses and we fulfil all the requirements to operate them safely and legally. 

The best quality equipment to suit a range of shapes and sizes!

We work with a number of top notch adventure equipment suppliers to make sure that the adventure equipment provided for your outdoor activities is top of the range.  We really look after our kit, we renew and replenish our stocks regularly, and have a careful maintenance regime that ensured that all of the equipment is in good condition and ensured that it is completely fit for purpose for your stay with us.

Real adventures in the outdoors!

We are committed to keep the sense of adventure and excitement in outdoor and adventurous activities. This ensures students get the enjoyment, fantastic moments and personal gain from experiencing the real activity in its true environment. Based at spectacular locations on the Pembrokeshire coast we kayak on the sea, not a pond or lake, and this is made possible by effective risk-assessment, a wealth of experience and a highly qualified, experienced team of staff.

Benefits to your students

Your pupils will learn and enjoy new adventure experiences, and experience the outdoors in a safe, positive and supportive learning environment. They’ll stay at an eco-lodge with modern “green” technologies in operation, which can act as a truly experiential learning point for pupils.

We give pupils many opportunities to experience success and to celebrate their achievements, leading to greater self confidence and improved self esteem. A significant benefit is that pupils learn to accept and respect peoples differences and this can often change attitudes and values over the longer term. Trust and team spirit are built throughout the week developing and improving relationships between each other and teachers.

Jane Ives
School trip review
Duke of Kent School, Guildford
Date Published: 08/01/2014
We booked again for Preseliventure the moment we got back from our first trip. These are the reasons the staff gave: Nothing was too much trouble and any requests were responded to immediately, being the sole group at the Eco-lodge we felt as if we owned the place; we could set up our own routines and rules and everyone felt very relaxed and at home. The common room facilities and nearby beach meant that there was always something to do in the evenings, whatever the weather. The accommodation and wash-rooms were impeccably clean and so it was easy to encourage the pupils to keep it like that during their stay. The instructors were excellent - patient, good-humoured, flexible, sensitive to individual needs and with a high regard for safety without nagging or dampening the pupils' spirit of adventure. The food was great! Finally, we loved the family feel of the place; everyone seemed to be 'mucking in' and helping out with the running of the centre, whether activity instructors, eco lodge staff or the boss!
5 / 5 stars

Like to know more?

Please do call us on 01348 837709, or contact us for more details of our school and college adventure trips and holidays, we’d love to see you here at Preseli Venture soon.