Youth Groups

Are you:

An agent arranging UK inbound language travel for groups of any age?

A teacher organising a school or social group visit to or in the UK?

 

We create bespoke courses for our customers bringing a school or social group to the UK for a short break up to 7 nights, or arranging a 1 or 2 week language holiday with lessons and activities.

What you can expect from Homestay

We create bespoke courses by combining elements from the following, according to your requirements:

  • Homestay Accommodation

  • Lessons taught by teachers, experienced in teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages

  • Social, sport or cultural activities in Weymouth and Portland, and the wider Dorset area

  • Airport transfers

Our combined experience of 40 years in the inbound language travel industry in Weymouth and Portland, and the reputation we have developed among the local Homestay community means you can be assured of a quality product.

Our Homestay Accommodation

Visiting groups of international young learners stay within the welcoming atmosphere of a Homestay Host, giving them the opportunity to learn English in an informal environment.

 

All our Hosts are carefully checked in accordance with British Council Standards and many of them have hosted visitors of all ages for several years.

Most of our young learners stay in pairs, but we can also place as singles or in groups of 3-4.

 

Our Hosts can provide any combination of breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal, depending on your requirements. 

 

Supplementary special diets are also available on request and for a small fee.

Representatives of Homestay and Venture Breaks meet and greet the group on arrival, arrange for all the Homestay Hosts to be available to meet their young people, and ensure the smooth transfer from coach to Homestays.

 

We are always available to advise, and resolve any difficulties that arise.

Many long-term friendships are forged between Hosts and visitors. 

 

It is not unusual for young learners to return to their "English family” for a number of years, or for hosts to be invited to visit the learner’s family overseas.

Our Lessons

Our lessons focus on speaking and listening to enable the young learners to gain the most from being surrounded by native speakers. They can also put their knowledge of the English Language into context.  All our teachers are qualified to teach English for Speakers of Other Languages and, like our Hosts, many of them have been part of our team for several years.

 

We deliver our lessons at a Sea Cadet centre close to Weymouth Town Centre, overlooking Weymouth harbour. The centre is located on three sides of a car park.  The old section of the building has modernised classrooms, while the newer section has purpose-built classrooms, a canteen and sports hall with climbing wall.  

 

In the event that a group has requirements that would be best served by a different venue, we can negotiate with other facilities.

Local Trips with distances from Weymouth

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Weymouth Town Centre Tour

History of the town, its involvement with the Black Plague, and smuggling.

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Portland
5.5 mi / 8.9 km

Famous for Portland Stone, the National Sailing Academy and its stunning coastal views.

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Dorchester
9 mi / 14.5 km

With its range of small, intimate museums, and famous for its links with Thomas Hardy.

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Abbotsbury
10 mi / 16.1 km

Home to many artists and crafts-people, and the world’s only managed colony of nesting mute swans.

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Durdle Door & Lulworth Cove
15.5 mi / 25 km

Must-see scenic Jurassic Coast highlights.

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West Bay
17.5 mi / 28.2 km

Famous as the film location for Broadchurch.

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Charmouth Beach
25.5 mi / 41 km

Find your own fossils on an organised fossil walk.

Trips and Activities

Day Trips with distances from Weymouth

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Portsmouth
82 mi / 132 km

Visit the historic Naval Dockyard.

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Oxford
117 mi / 188 km

Including the library associated with Harry Potter.

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London 
134 mi / 216 km

Some groups choose to visit London for shopping and sightseeing on their way home.

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Salisbury & Stonehenge
57 mi / 91 km

Visit the iconic, ancient stone circle.

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City of Bath
69 mi / 111 km 

Including the famous Roman Baths.

Local activities in Weymouth

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Sandworld

Amazing sand sculptures created by world renowned sand sculptors, based each year around a specific theme.

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Pirate Mini Golf

Learn about the world’s most famous pirates as you test your mini golf skills.

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Sea Life Centre

New for 2022: experience the 24-hour wonder of a coral reef as it moves from night to day in the Ocean Tunnel display.

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Nothe Fort

Weymouth’s number one heritage attraction!

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Cinema

Cineworld in Weymouth and Odeon and small independent cinema in Dorchester.

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Beach Games

From ball games to tag rugby, play on the award winning Weymouth Bay.

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Sports

Make use of a variety of facilities, including the National Sailing Academy

Prices for Youth Groups

Prices are available on request and subject to requirements.

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T&Cs for Youth Groups