Women’s Adventure Expo

The first Adventure and travel expo in the UK dedicated to Women

Welcome to the Women’s Adventure Expo!

We are the first adventure and travel expo in the UK dedicated to women. We are also a pioneering social enterprise empowering women who are interested in, or engaged in, adventure and exploration.
We are commited to the growth of a positive global platform which celebrates and inspires women through adventure. We believe in making adventure accessible and inclusive to all women no matter what age, ability and stage of life.
By connecting people, supporting one another and encouraging women to challenge themselves, we aim to raise awareness for, and collaborate with, projects that harness ethical purpose and create opportunities to expand our social value. Keep reading to find out more.
We would love to see you at one of our Women’s Adventure Expo events; join us and be inspired by the UK’s leading female adventurers.

Our next event on the 22nd of April

The Women’s Adventure Expo is expanding! In addition to our highly successful annual WAExpo, we are launching a WAExpo – Takes to the Water. For all those who are engaged in or interested in Adventure, especially water adventure, the day will be hosted at the MShed on Bristol’s historic harbourside, on the 22nd of April 2017. With all the buzz and ‘can do’ attitude WAExpo is known for, you will love this packed inspiring day. Read on for more information.


The WAExpo Takes to the Water will deliver an amazing line up of female adventure speakers, covering a wide range of water activity. From epic 7 ocean swimmer Beth French, intrepid round the world land and sea adventurer Sarah Outen MBE, international adventure Kayaker Erin Bastian and Atlantic rower Natalia Cohen from the Coxless Crew. These women will inspire you to challenge yourself and to find your next adventure. Find out more about our speakers on the WAExpo Takes to the Water event page.
Plus, we have ‘Ted’ style talks by Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and Shore Seeker Challenges. We are also delighted to announce that Natalie Fee from City to Sea, will be hosting this year’s event, Natalie will also be sharing City to Sea’s latest environmental campaigns. As WAExpo takes a holistic look at the water, The Marine Conservation Society will also be joining us and talking about Ocean Conversation.
The WAExpo Takes to the Water is being held at the MShed in Bristol on the Saturday 22nd of April from 10.00am to 5.30pm. Make a full weekend of it, on Friday the 21st WAExpo are also hosting a pre-event drinks night, this will feature more short talks from Shore Seeker Challenges. On Sunday, the 23rd you will be invited to have a go, so bring a towel and be prepared to jump into Bristol Harbour choosing from a range of partners’ activities.

More Information

Buy your event tickets for WAExpo Takes to the Water now. Follow the link below for our ticket shop.

Buy your Tickets now

For more information about WAExpo Takes to the Water, speakers, programme, weekend events and venue information, please click on the link below.

Event Page

You can also find out more about the speakers, the challenges they have completed and get a taste of what to expect by reading our interviews.

WAExpo News

Watch the Women’s Adventure Expo 2016 short film


Membership is available now for the Women’s Adventure Expo. Including priority booking for our 2017 events, with two complimentary tickets worth £35.00 each to the WAExpo Main Event 2017.

Follow this link for membership


Bristol is the home of our annual Women’s Adventure Expo event, you can find who is speaking this year and more about our workshops by following the links on this page.


Useful resources, downloads, ‘how-to’ guides and discussion on topics you feel are important will be shared via our memberships. Plus event news and updates from our Ambassadors.


We are Proud to support our Women’s Adventure Expo Ambassadors; Felicity Aston and Mollie Hughes. These women are real heroines of our ethics and ethos. Follow these two incredible women with interviews and news updates, which are available in our members area.


Our Sponsors make a huge difference to our work and enable us to collaborate on important projects. We are very grateful and would like to thank them for their commitment and support.

You can also become a member of the Women’s Adventure Expo and receive useful resources, event tickets, opportunities to share your own adventure, and more. At the Women’s Adventure Expo we are proud to support and collaborate with women from around the world who undertake significant challenge and adventure to benefit society, change perceptions, and break the mould.

Women’s Adventure Expo are member’s of the following..

Are Men allowed in the Women’s Adventure Expo?

Yes absolutely, the expo is a platform for all people to celebrate, promote and inspire women through adventure. Although the Expo is aimed at female development, we hope many men will join with our mission and goals to empower women in the adventure community.

What did visitors think of the WAExpo 2016?

Our feedback survey found that 95% thought the event was excellent or very good, and 5% rated the event as good. We have received a tremendous amount of positive feedback, with 85% saying they learnt something new, and 78% saying they felt empowered and gained inner confidence.

Are Expo events suitable for my friends?

Yes, we find many people you would not necessarily expect, are empowered by adventure, and perceptions are challenged. The atmosphere at our events is incredibly positive; it’s hard not to walk away feeling motivated and uplifted. We strive to make adventure inclusive to all women, no matter what physical ability, life stage and/or social position.

Does the Expo promote gender equality in the adventure community?

Yes, the Expo is an open platform for all to empower women through adventure. We are aware many people experience gender bias towards men in the adventure industry. Through our memberships, resources and network we are committed to positively improving gender gaps within the world of adventure.

What can I expect from an Expo event?

You will want to come again! 86% of our feedback said they wanted to attend more Expo events. You can expect to have your self-perceptions and self-limits challenged, also your perceptions of adventure. We provide tools and resources to empower you to plan your own adventures, and from beginners to the most experienced, there is inspiration for everyone.

How does the Expo make a positive contribution to society?

We are expanding our social value through adventure, our events inspire, empower and celebrate women. By collaborating with women around the globe, and partnering with organisations who share similar values, we are able to embed positive messages and actions which inspire change and community action. Our aim is to make Adventure inclusive and accessible to all women, while championing the amazing work of Adventurous women.


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