REAL ADVENTURES IN THE OUTDOORS
Outdoor learning that allows each and every child to develop
School residential trips
We provide highly personalised and friendly residential programmes and school trips in the beautiful wilderness environment of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
We’ll ensure that each child has an action packed school trip, chock full of memorable and positive experiences that will last a lifetime. Memories will be made, friendships forged, and students will be encouraged within a supportive and caring environment to break free from their comfort zone and experience nature and let their spirits free.
Our school residential programmes have exclusive use of our 5-star adventure centre, sleeping up to 42 people, and set in a beautiful wooded valley and just 10-minute walk from the coast.
We booked our return trip to Preseli Venture as soon as we returned from the first. 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.Jane Ives
How will this trip benefit my pupils?
Pupils can experience a perfect range of exciting and challenging adventures and activities all within the stunning backdrop of the spectacular and inspirational wild coastline of Pembrokeshire, and all within a 15 minute drive of the lodge.
Our programmes offer real adventures in a wilderness environment; sea kayaking, coasteering and surfing on the spectacular coastline, rather than using ponds and quarries.
The pupils can experience a good range of different activities such as beach art, archery, high ropes and even jet boat ride around Ramsey Island seal and bird reserve, so everyone will have their favourite.
Activity groups are kept small, meaning we can ensure even the quietest child will be given the attention they deserve.
Our eco lodge chef prides herself in feeding even the most fussy-eaters or those with food intolerances. Staying at our eco lodge is a great way to experience green technologies in action, and to develop environmental awareness.
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.
Reviewed 3 October 2016 ★★★★★
Schools have exclusive use of the centre and all facilities for their stay, the staff are exceptional, the instructors handle school children with great expertise, the equipment is top quality and the evenings are filled with fun. I wholeheartedly recommend Preseli Venture.
Victoria / City of London School
Teacher’s frequently asked questions
Can we come and visit before we bring the children?
Yes we would love that. We offer a free taster adventure session and stay at the lodge for prospective teachers, so we can show you around and plan the school trip face to face.
What if one of my pupils can’t swim?
For coasteering and sea kayaking pupils wear a flotation jacket, so being able to swim is not necessary. Those who are weak or non-swimmers are closely supported so they feel safe. When surfing or body boarding pupils will be in shallower water, allowing them to build water confidence.
Can you give a presentation to parents and children to help us decide if this is right for us?
Yes of course. We fully appreciate that parents often wish to be included in deciding on venues for school trips and we would fully support visiting the school and explaining to parents and pupils about our programme
Do teachers have separate bedrooms?
Yes, of course. As you’ll be the only group staying in the lodge, the 11 bedrooms are for the pupils plus teachers to use as you wish. We recommend teachers have our 3 lovely double rooms.
Do you provide teacher resources?
Yes – including an information for parents PDF (details of outcomes, expectations and kit lists), details of the eco lodge rooming and menus so you can plan rooming and meals in advance, and all risk assessments, AALA license and our certificate of liability insurance. All photos we take of the event will be made available to schools as a memento of their stay.
Will we be the only group staying at the ecolodge?
Yes, as we are a smaller outdoor centre we can offer exclusive use with the benefit of full programming flexibility whilst you are here, and maximum team building opportunities for the group.
Do you cater for all dietary requirements?
Yes, our in-house chef plans menus and meals to suit specific dietary needs. Just let us know your requirements at the point of booking and leave the rest of to us. We also supply menus to show parents before you come.
Will the children need to purchase specialist kit for the trip?
No, for all of our activities we provide all the specialist equipment that your group will need. A full kit list will be provided during the booking process.
Do you have equipment to fit all sizes?
Yes, we have a wide range of sizes in all of our equipment. Before you head out on your activities our guides will ensure that all equipment fits correctly and safely.
Will the children be safe?
Safety is our priority. We are a Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) accredited centre and we hold the Adventure Activity Licensing Authority (AALA) license to take children out for adventures. We are an accredited Canoe Wales provider, and we train and assess kayak instructors, so our guides are fully and qualified.
Preseli Venture, Parc-y-nole Fach, Mathry, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA62 5HN, WALES, UK +44 (0)1348 837709 Office opening hours: Monday to Sunday 9am to 5pm
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