Weekend trips in the UK for study abroad students

We know that spending a semester abroad is an exciting time – and we’re sure that you’ll want to make the most of your unique opportunity to explore the UK and take weekend breaks in Europe. The Preseli Venture Wales Adventure Weekend has been designed with this in mind – you’ll stay at our 5 star Preseli Venture eco lodge, enjoy unique adventure experiences safe in the hands of our trusted guides, meet lovely new people, explore the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in Wales – an awesome country with friendly folk and incredible landscapes.

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See lots of study abroad students adventuring at Preseli Venture on our facebook page image gallery.

Why choose Preseli Venture for a weekend away?

Jade Broadus, a lovely lady and travel writer at Travel Mindset came to stay with us for a study abroad adventure weekend and said:

“This adventure weekend in Wales was one of the most memorable experiences in my young adult life. It not only challenged me physically but also mentally and spiritually, connecting to the environment and my friends in an entirely new way”

Do have a look at the full blog about her weekend with Preseli Venture, and check out reviews and photos on our facebook page.

Please do call us on 01348 837709 or contact us if you have any questions – we’re really looking forward to exploring the coastline with you soon!

You want Adventure?

Jump from towering rocks into an ocean swell, traverse rugged sea cliffs as you go coasteering above foaming water and kayak through sun-dappled caves.

Escape from the hassles of the city as you adventure, chill out and relax in one of the UK’s most unspoilt wilderness areas.

Why choose an adventure weekend in Wales?

We’ve been entertaining American and overseas students for over 20 years and we’ve been told we’re good at it; each year over 700 study abroad students visit us for what they routinely tell us was their best weekend in the UK!

“Truly inspiring, cleansing and invigorating. I had no idea how much I needed a weekend away from the city. Defy expectations, take the LEAP” Kate Williams, Foundation for International Enrichment

“This weekend has set my soul at ease. The land is gorgeous, the activities were thrilling and the meals were absolutely delicious. Thankyou a thousand times over” Caitlin Smith, Marymount College

“Undoubtedly the BEST weekend I’ve had in the UK. The food and the staff were amazing, I had such a good time and I have many great stories to tell” Julie Ubigau, Syracuse University

So what would make your perfect weekend?

If you want to do something totally different, totally fun and exciting with new challenges and new adventures, look no further! Preseli Venture has the perfect combination of excitement and adrenalin with the space to party and chill-out in beautiful ocean scenery. Relax and escape from the hassles of the city and the usual tourist trail.

We have no  bus trips, no over-crowded cities, no disappointments, just spectacular beautiful beaches, clean Atlantic ocean swells, and Preseli Venture adventure guides and hospitality staff that care about showing you a great time on this amazing coastline.

Choose from our mouth watering menu of adventure activities:

  • Coasteering: Climb, swim and cliff jump into a whole new world. More thrilling than white water rafting, sea caves and swirling ocean swells combine to produce a truly wild environment, but watch out – it’s addictive!
  • Sea Kayaking: We’ll teach you everything you need to know about kayaking to take a trip round the stunning coastline. Kayak surf between rocks, paddle against the swirling ocean swells and say ‘hi’ to the seals.
  • Surfing: The art and science of riding ocean swells. With a little luck and some help from our talented instructors you’ll be up and standing in no time at all.
  • Hiking: We’ve got the National Park trail on the very Western tip of Europe right on our doorstep. Unwind amongst dramatic scenery, walk the stunning cliff top trails, and chill out amongst the wild flowers, it’s the perfect accompaniment to the adrenalin charged adventures.

What is coasteering?  Check out our new coasteering video

Where will I stay?

You will stay in our Preseli Venture eco lodge accommodation, set right in the heart of the National Park, close to our local unspoilt beach. The lodge provides for all your creature comforts during your stay; delicious, wholesome, home-cooked food, private bar and music, cosy lounge with wood-burning stoves, awesome music system, pool table, traditional Pembrokeshire courtyard to watch the beautiful Atlantic sunsets, sheltered bonfire area for chilling out under the stars, comfy beds and hot, hot showers! Our local village pub is just a one mile walk away, perched on the hill-top village of Mathry and overlooking the Preseli Hills, source of the ‘bluestones’ of Stonehenge.

Preseli Venture study abroad weekend
Most recent review - Madison C
Date Published: 10/20/2015
Located on Pembrokeshire national park, this place will literally take your breath away. If your looking for Coasteering, kayaking, surfing, hiking, home cooked meals, and a friendly staff this is the place. Beginners welcome! They also pride themselves on sustainability! A total plus! They have a drying room for wet cloths, nice clean rooms and shower area. Beds are soft and comfortable! They also have a little bar and very cute bartender. Activity instructors are energetic and encouraging! Love love love this place and would absolutely recommend it!

How much will a weekend break cost?

There are 2 costs for the weekend; one is your payment to Preseli Venture and the other is for the train or bus ride to travel to Wales.

Check out the how to get to Wales section for details of the cheapest ways to get to Preseli Venture

Wales Adventure Weekend

£219 per person to include 3 adventures OR just £175 per person to include 2 adventures

This is an ALL INCLUSIVE price and there are no hidden extras on this trip. Once you have paid for the trip and bought your ticket for travel you will not need to spend any more money – unless you want to buy some drinks at the bar!

The price for your trip includes:

  • 2 nights lovely 5 star eco lodge accommodation
  • all meals (yummy home cooked food!) from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch
  • 2 or 3 half day adventure sessions in the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
  • all specialist equipment including toasty warm winter wetsuits, and socks so you are warm and cosy in the water at all times
  • qualified and friendly adventure guides who really know their stuff
  • a dedicated event co ordinator – who will look after you through the whole event, from picking you up at the station to waving you goodbye
  • minibus transport for the activities
  • free train station transfers at certain times
  • all teas, coffees and cold drinks at the lodge

Choose your adventures:

For the full -monty weekend at £219 choose 2 activities from Coasteering, Sea Kayaking or Surfing, and the third activity is a beautiful Coastal Hike on the world famous Pembrokeshire Coast Path.


For the relaxed weekend at £175 choose 1 activity from Coasteering, Sea Kayaking and Surfing and the second activity is a coastal Hike.

We know that travelling on a budget can sometimes be a challenge – that’s why we like to be clear on what you’ll get for your money. A £85 weekend trip might seem like good value until you realise that it doesn’t include food, accommodation or activities – in Paris you could pay up to £10 for a cup of coffee! We are confident that our adventure weekends are excellent value for money, you won’t be able to match like for like with any other trip.

Are there any participant restrictions? How fit do I need to be?

You do not need to be able to swim to take part in the water activities but you do need to be happy to go in the water.  The flotation jacket and wet suit make you super floaty! You’ll need to be able to fit into a wetsuit to take part in the adventures and we have a full range of sizes from XS through to XXL. You do not need to be anything special, everyone can join us, just come along and join in the fun! If you have any concerns at all please contact us and we’ll chat it through with you.

Making a Booking

You can book in any of these ways:

We welcome payment by the major credit cards: Visa, Switch, Maestro and Mastercard.  Whatever you decide to do booking is quick and easy.

Like to know more?

Please do call us on 01348 837709 or contact us if you have any questions – we’re really looking forward to exploring the coastline with you soon!