School Groups

 

Ta Ellan Vannin cur failt errui

(Welcome to the Isle of Man)

Quality School Residentials on the Isle of Man

Unique Island Location- Spectacular and dramatic scenery

Wide range of quality outdoor activities delivered by professional, safe and fun staff

Small activity centre with programmes tailored to your needs

         Activity Programme a.m., p.m. and evening 

All programmes are subject to alteration due to circumstances outside of our control e.g. bad weather.

 

 

 

 

 

Where are we

The Venture Centre is based in rolling countryside in the North of the Isle of Man situated right in the middle of the Irish sea, easily accessible by ferry and plane from most areas of the U.K. We are situated in a quiet part of the Isle of Man, 5 minutes walk away from seculded beaches and have scenic clifftop walks 10 minutes away from our site.

The Centre

Accommodation

Our site is based in the converted farm buildings of Lewaigue Farm Camp and is split into 2 facilities, north and south camp. Each facility has its own games room, childrens and teachers rooms and can accommodate 70 people allowing larger group to have sole use of their own accommodation block. All of the bedrooms are en-suite and childrens room sizes range from six to twelve beds per room.

The Site and Activity Locations

The Venture Centre buildings are set in an area of woodland bordering rolling farm land. On the site there are many activities including; woodland bushcraft areas, archery, an assault course including monkey bars and rope swings over a (shallow) river, abseil platforms high up in the tress and a high ropes course and large zip line, all making use of the fantastic location.

Most of our watersports take place on our shallow sheltered lake, offering the perfect place to try kayaking, canoeing, dinghy sailing and raft building. For older groups we use various local coastal locations for sit on top sea kayaking and coasteering. All of our activity locations are within a 10 minute minibus journey of the centre meaning more time spent on activities and less time spent travelling to them.

We have been delivering courses to schools groups for over 30 years and in that time have run courses for over 40 000 young people. We provide the ideal location for all school visits making a balance between adventure experiences and educational value.

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Our aim

Our aim is to provide children with the experiences of a wide variety of activities. This not only gives them an insight into activities that they may wish to develop in the future but also gives them a variety of life experiences that help to build self confidence, communication and organisational skills.

We also realise the value of the shared residential experience in the development of young people helping them to develop independence and social skills which they can carry forward into future life and the transition into secondary school.

Whilst we encourage all children to do their best the small achievements of the quieter and less confident children are just as important to us as the achievements of the more able and more confident.

Our large range of activities gives your children a wide variety of developmental experiences, for example kayaking allows young people to work independently developing self confidence and a sense of personal achievement coupled with the physical skills of actually paddling their own kayak. Canoeing allows young people to work in small team of 2 -3 learning how to rely on each other and be part of a small team, how to deal with success and in some cases failure. Whilst through raft building and racing the children work as part of larger team and realise the results of their combined efforts. This ethos of personal development through outdoor adventure is carried through all our activities.

In addition to our courses for school groups we provide national governing body courses in Canoeing, kayaking, sailing, power boating and are approved by the , Royal Yachting Association RYA, BAPA.

The centre managers Michael and Simon Read are actively involved in all aspects of the centres’ operations this means that we maintain a high level of flexibility and personal involvement so we can ensure your stay with us runs as smoothly as possible.

Safety and Accreditation

For each of our activities we have full risk assessment, operational procedures and learning objectives in place please click here for our up to date learning outcomes . All our staff are fully trained in the activities they deliver and undergo enhanced checks prior to starting employment with us. We are keen to ensure our courses fulfil the exact requirements for your group.

 

Free Familiarisation Visits for Teachers

For groups that have not visited us previously we offer familiarisation visits for group leaders including assistance with ferry and accommodation costs.

We will draw up a suggested activity programme based on the age of your students, length of visit and any prior experiences your group may have had. All programmes are subject to alteration due to extenuating circumstances

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Please contact the Isle of Man Steam Packet company for exact ferry prices

Prices 2024

Low season November 2023 - 29th March 2024 £74 plus VAT per 24hours

Mid season 1st April - 17th May 2024 £79 plus VAT per 24 hours

Peak season 17th May - 19th July 2024 £93 plus VAT per 24 hours

Prices 2025 

Low season November 2024 - Easter 2025 £80 plus Vat per 24 hours

Mid Season Easter 2025 - 16th May 2025 £85 plus Vat per 24 hours

19th May 2025 - 20th July 2025 £102 plus VAT per 24 hours

Late Season September - October 2025 £85 plus VAT per 24 hours

 

 

 

Activity Programme

We pride ourselves on offering flexible programmes to suit your group. Activities can be chosen from our wide range and cultural visits can be arranged to areas of interest around the Island. Contact us to discuss your  requirements and we will work with you to create a programme to suit your group.

Sample Monday-Friday Programme Secondary School

 

a.m.

p.m.

Eve

Monday

Travel  to Isle of Man via ferry or flight

Intro to centre

Fire drills

Assault course

Coastal walk

Tuesday

Kayaking and Canoeing 

Gorge Walking 

Target Shooting

Wednesday

Abseiling

Climbing

High Ropes Course 

Wide game

Thursday

Bushcraft Skills 

Campfires

Cook own lunch

Coasteering 

 

Archery 

Friday

Operation Phoenix Team Challenge Competition

Depart for ferry or flight

   



 

Sample Monday-Friday Programme Primary School

 

a.m.

p.m.

Eve

Monday

Travel to Isle of Man by ferry or flight

Introduction to centre Fire drills

Assault course

Coastal walk

Tuesday

Raft Building and Racing 

Kayaking and Canoeing

Target Shooting

Wednesday

Abseiling and Climbing

Gorge Walking

Wide game

Thursday

Campcraft Skill Camp fires

Cook own lunch

Assault Course 

Archery 

Friday

Operation Phoenix Team
Challenge Competition

Depart for ferry or flight

 



 

Prices

By ferry from either Heysham or Liverpool.

For departures from other locations please contact us for a quote.

 

Prices include

  • Free places for group leaders in the ratio of 1 or every 8 full paying guests
  • Return ferry travel
  • All meals whilst at the centre
  • All on island transport
  • Full adventure programme
  • Accommodation
  • Familiarisation/inspection visits for first time visitor

* All prices are plus VAT

2024 Prices ex Heysham

 

2024 Availability from Heysham

 

 

Monday 14.15 ex Heysham – Friday 08.45 to Heysham

Monday 14.15 ex Heysham – Friday 19.45 to Heysham

 

 

 

Monday 18th – Friday 22nd September 2023 September 2023

£240 plus VAT per child

£270 plus VAT per child

October 2023

£240 plus VAT per child

£270 plus Vat per child

Any Monday – Friday  March dates 2024

£240 plus VAT per child

£270 plus VAT per child

Monday 25th – Thursday 28th March 2024

£170 plus vat per child

Monday 25th 14.15 ex Heysham – Thursday 28th 08.45 to Heysham

£200 plus Vat per child

Monday 25th 14.15 ex Heysham – Thursday 28th 19.45 to Heysham

Monday 22nd – Friday 26th April 2024

£275 plus VAT per child

£300 plus VAT per child

Tuesday 7th May – Friday 10th May 2024

£197.50 plus Vat per child

£237 plus VAT  per child

Monday 13th May – Friday 17th May (maximum 24)

£275 plus VAT per child

£300 plus VAT per child

Monday 20th May – Friday 24th May (Maximum 24)

£325 plus VAT per child

£372 plus VAT per child

Monday 3rd June – Friday 7th 2024 June TT week

(Maximum 24)

£275 plus VAT per child

£300 plus VAT per child

Monday 1st – Friday 5th July 2024

£325 plus VAT per child

£372 plus VAT per child

Monday 8th – Friday 12th July 2024

£325 plus VAT per child

£372 plus VAT per child

Monday 15th – Friday 19th July 2024

£275 plus VAT per child

£300 plus VAT per child

Monday - Friday september / October 2024 £252 plus VAT per child   £283.50 Plus VAT per child

 

 

All prices include:-

On island travel including on island ferry transfers

Bunk house style accommodation for your group.

Full adventure activity programme 9.00 – 12.30 , 1.30 – 5.00 and 6.30 – 8.00

Free places at the centre for group leaders in the ratio of 1 for every 8 full paying guests

All meals whilst at the centre.

Prices does not include

Ferry cost approx. £33 per child , £60 per adult

Travel insurance

 

Based on Monday 14.15 ex Heysham - Friday 19.45 to Heysham

Low season before Easter £280 plus VAT per child

Misd season easter to 17th May £300 plus VAT per child

Peak season 20th May -19th July £372 plus VAT per child

Prices do not include ferry. estmated ferry cost £30 per child

Short break availability

Monday 18th March 14.15 ex Heysham – Wednesday 20th March 19.45 to Heysham £140 plus vat per child

Wednesday 20th March 14.15 ex Heysham – Friday 22nd March 19.45 to Heysham £150 plus Vat per child

Monday 22nd April 14.15 ex Heysham – Wednesday 24th April 19.45 to Heysham £150 plus VAT per child

Wednesday 24th April 14.15 ex Heysham – Friday 26th April 19.45 to Heysham

Sunday 19th May 14.15 ferry ex Heysham – Tuesday 21st May 19.45 to Heysham £150 plus VAT per child

Tuesday 4th June  and depart early p.m. Thursday 6th  June £175 plus Vat per child *TT week

Monday 8th July 14.15 ex Heysham – Wednesday 10th July 19.45 to Heysham £185 plus VAT per child

Wednesday 10th July – Friday 12th July 19.45 to Heysham £185 plus VAT per child

Price does not include ferry cost

We estimate additional ferry cost to be in the region of £30 per child £55 per adult

All th above are subject to availability. Please email admin@venturecentre.im to check if your prefered dates are still available.

 

 

2024 prices Ex Liverpool

 

Based on Monday 11.15 ex Liverpool – Friday 15.00 to Liverpool

Low season November 2023 - 29th March 2024 £294 plus Vat per child

Mid season Easter to 17th May 2024 £315 plus VAT child

Peak season 20th May – 19th July 2024 £370 plus VAT per child

Additional ferry cost in the region of £33 per child, £55 per adult subject to confirmation by ferry company.

Short stay visits

Monday 8th April 11.15 ex Liverpool – Wednesday 10th April 15.00 to Liverpool £158 plus Vat per child

Wednesday 10th April 11.15 ex Liverpool – Friday 12th April 15.00 to Liverpool £158 plus Vat per child

Monday 22nd April 11.15 ex Liverpool – Wednesday 24th April 15.00 to Liverpool £158 plus Vat per child

Wednesday 24th April 11.15 ex Liverpool – Friday 26th April 15.00 to Liverpool £158 plus Vat per child

Wednesday 3rd July 11.15 ex Liverpool – Friday 5th July 15.00 to Liverpool  £186 plus VAT per child

Wednesday 17th July  – Friday 19th July 15.00 to Liverpool £158 plus VAT per child

Wednesday 24th April 11.15 ex Liverpool – Friday 26th April 15.00 to Liverpool £158 plus Vat per child

Monday 22nd 11.15 ex Liverpool – Friday 26th April 2024 15.00 to Liverpool £315 plus vat per child

Wednesday 24th 11.15 ex Liverpool – Friday 26th April 2024 15.00 to Liverpool £158 plus Vat per child

Monday 24th June 11.15 ex Liverpool – Friday 28th June 2024 £370 plus VAT per child

Monday 24th June 11.15 ex Liverpool – Wednesday 26th June 15.00 to Liverpool £186 plus Vat per child

Monday 3rd 11.15 ex Liverpool – Friday 5th July 2024 15.00 to Liverpool £370 plus Vat per child

Wednesday 3rd July 11.15 ex Liverpool – Friday 5th July 15.00 to Liverpool £186 plus VAT per child

Wednesday 17th 11.15 ex Liverpool – Friday 19th July 2024 15.00 to Liverpool £158 plus Vat per child

Monday 9th September 20.15 ex Liverpool – Wednesday 11th September 2024 15.00 to Liverpool £112.50 plus VAT per child

Monday 16th September 19.15 ex Liverpool – Wednesday 18th September 2024 15.00 to Liverpool £112.50 plus VAT  per child

Monday 23rd September 19.15 ex Liverpool – Wednesday  25th September 2024 15.00 to Liverpool £ 112.50 plus VAT per child

Monday 7th 19.15 ex Liverpool – Friday 11th October 2024 15.00 to Liverpool £280 plus Vat per child

Monday 7th 19.15 ex Liverpool – Thursday 10th October 2024 15.00 to Liverpool £187.50

Monday 21st 19.15 ex Liverpool – Friday 25th October 2024 15.00 to Liverpool  £240 plus Vat per child

Monday 21st 19.15 ex Liverpool – Thursday 24th October 15.00 to Liverpool 2024 £187.50 plus VAT per child

The additional ferry cost will be in the region of £33 per child, £55 per adult.

 

The additional ferry cost will be in the region of £33 per child , £55 per adult.

 

2024 Prices Isle of Man schools

Prices for Isle of Man Schools to include pick up from school approx 09.15 on Monday and back to school for on Friday.

Due to availability of vehicles for school transfers we may need to be flexible with exact pick up and return to school times.

Monday 11th March - Friday 15th March £250 plus VAT per child

Monday 18th March - Friday 22nd March £250 plus VAT per child

Monday 25th March - Thursday 27th March £195 plus VAT per child

Monday 25th March - Friday 28th March £250 plus VAT per child

Monday 15th april - Tuesday 16th April £125 plus VAT per child

Tuesday 16th - Wednesday 17th April £125 pus VAT per child 

Thursday 18th – Friday 19th April £125 plus VAT per child

Monday 22nd - Friday 26th April  £330 plus VAT per child

Wednesday 24th April - Friday 26th April  £185 plus VAT per child  

Monday 29th April - Friday 3rd May £330 plus VAT per child

Tuesday 7th May - Friday 10th May £247.50 plus VAT per child

Monday 13th - Friday 17th May £330 plus VAT per child (Max 24)

Tuesday 28th May - Thursday 30th May £185 Plus VAT per child

 

Any Monday - Friday 20th May - 12th July £380 plus VAT per child

Monday 20th May - Tuesday 21st May £130 plus VAT per child

Monday 15th July - Wednesday 17th July 2024 £170 plus VAT per child

Monday 15th - July - Thursday 18th July 2024 £240 plus VAT per child

Monday 15th - Friday 19th July 2024 £280 plus VAT per child

 

 

 

Any Monday /Wednesday or Wednesday – Friday March 2024 £150 plus Vat per child

Any Monday 22nd  – Wednesday 24th April  or Wednesday 24th April – Friday 26th April 2024 £180 plus VAT per child

Tuesday 28th May – Thursday 30th May 2024 £185 plus VAT per child

Monday 8th – Wednesday 10th July 2024 £200 plus VAT per child

Monday 15th – Wednesday 17th July 2024 £170 plus VAT per child

Wednesday 17th – Friday 19th July 2024 £150 plus VAT per child

Monday 24th June – Wednesday 26th June all your year 5 group in one group £190 plus Vat per child

Monday 11th – Friday 15th March £250 plus Vat per child

Wednesday 13th March – Friday 15th March £150 plus VAT per child

Monday 25th – Thursday 28th March (Friday is Good Friday) £195 plus avt per child

Tuesday 26th – Thursday 28th March (Friday is good Friday) £150 plus Vat per child

Wednesday 24th April – Friday 26th April £185 plus Vat per child

Tuesday 28th May – Thursday 30th May £185 plus VAT per child

Wednesday 17th July – Friday 19th July £150 plus Vat per child

September - November 2024

Monday - Friday £285 plus VAT per child

Monday - Wednesday or Wednesday - Friday £185 plus VAT per child

Prices include pick up from and return to school.  Due to issues with availability of coaches etc we may need to be flexible with exact pick up from school and return to school times.

 

Isle of Man Schools 2025

Monday - Friday before Easter £275 plus VAT per person

Tuesday 6th May - Friday 9th May £270 plus VAT per child

2025 Prices from Heysham

 

Monday 14.15 ex Heysham – Friday 08.45 to Heysham

Monday 14.15 ex Heysham – Friday 19.45 to Heysham

Any Monday – Friday  March dates 2025

£280 plus VAT per child

£320 plus VAT per child

 

   

Tuesday  22nd – Friday 25th April 2025

£200 plus VAT per child

£240 plus VAT per child

Monday 28th April - Friday 2nd May 2025 £297.50 plus VAT per child  £340 plus VAT per child
Monday 12th - Friday 18th May 2025  £297.50 plus VAT per child  £340 plus VAT per child

Tuesday 6th May – Friday 9th May 2025

£212.50 plus Vat per child

£255  plus VAT  per child

Monday 13th May – Friday 17th May (maximum 24)

£275 plus VAT per child

£300 plus VAT per child

Monday 19th May  – Friday 23rd May 2025

£358 plus VAT per child

 £409 plus Vat per child

Monday 3rd June – Friday 7th 2024 June TT week

Subject to ferry / flight availability

£275 plus VAT per child

£300 plus VAT per child

Monday 9th June - Friday 13th June £358 plus VAT per child   £409 plus VAT per child
Monday 16th - Friday 20th June 2025 £358 plus VTA per child   £409 plus Vat per child
Monday 23rd June - Friday 27th June 2025 £358 plus Vat per child  £409 plus Vat per child
Monday 30th June - Friday 4th July 2025 £358 plus Vat per child   £409 plus VAT per child

Monday 7th July - Friday 11th July 2025

£358 plus VAT per child

£409 plus VAT per child

Monday 14th July - Friday 2025

£275 plus VAT  per child plus VAT per child

£372 plus VAT per child

Monday - Friday September / October 2025 £ 297.50plus VAT per child   £340 Plus VAT per child

 

2025 prices from Liverpool

Availability September 2024

Monday 16th September 19.00 ex Liverpool – Friday 20th September 15.00 to Liverpool £252 plus Vat per child

Monday 16th September 14.15 ex Heysham - Friday 20th September 15.00 to Liverpool £252 plus Vat per child

Monday 23rd  September 19.15 ex Liverpool – Friday 27th September 15.00 to Liverpool £252 plus Vat per child

Monday 23rd September 14.15 ex Heysham - Friday 27th September 15.00 to Liverpool £252 plus Vat per child

2025

Monday 24th  – Friday 28th March 2025

Monday 24rd March 14.15 ex Heysham – Friday 28th March 08.45 to Heysham £280 plus VAT

Monday 24thMarch 14.15 ex Heysham – Friday 28th March 19.45 to Heysham  £320 plus VAT

 

Tuesday 22nd – Friday 25th April 2025

Tuesday 22nd April 14.15 ex Heysham – Friday 25th April 08.45 to Heysham £200 plus VAT per child

Tuesday 22nd April 14.15 ex Heysham – Friday 25th April 19.45.45 to Heysham £240 plus VAT per child

 

Monday 30th June – Friday 4th July 2025

Monday 30th June 11.15 ex Liverpool – Friday 4th July 15.00 to Liverpool £409 plus vat per child

Monday 30th June 11.15 ex Liverpool – Friday 4th July 07.00  to Liverpool £358 plus Vat per child

 

2025 availability school group Liverpool and Heysham

September 2024

Monday 16th – Friday 20th September 2024

Monday 16th September 14.15 ex Heysham – Friday 20th September 08.45 to Heysham £252 plus VAT per child

Monday 16th September  14.15 ex Heysham – Friday 20th September 19.45 to Heysham  £283.50 Plus Vat per chid

Monday 16th September 19.00 ex Liverpool – Friday 20th September 15.00 to Liverpool £252 plus Vat per child

Monday 16th September 14.15 ex Heysham - Friday 20th September 15.00 to Liverpool £252 plus Vat per child

Monday 23rd – Friday 27th September 2024

Monday 23rd September 14.15 ex Heysham – Friday 27th September 08.45 to Heysham £252 plus VAT per child

Monday 23rd September 14.15 ex Heysham – Friday 27th September 19.45 to Heysham £ £283.50 plus VAT per child

Monday 23rd  September 19.15 ex Liverpool – Friday 27th September 15.00 to Liverpool £252 plus Vat per child

Monday 23rd September 14.15 ex Heysham - Friday 27th September 15.00 to Liverpool £252 plus Vat per child

2025

Monday 24th  – Friday 28th March 2025

Monday 24rd March 14.15 ex Heysham – Friday 28th March 08.45 to Heysham £280 plus VAT

Monday 24thMarch 14.15 ex Heysham – Friday 28th March 19.45 to Heysham  £320 plus VAT

 

Tuesday 22nd – Friday 25th April 2025

Tuesday 22nd April 14.15 ex Heysham – Friday 25th April 08.45 to Heysham £200 plus VAT per child

Tuesday 22nd April 14.15 ex Heysham – Friday 25th April 19.45.45 to Heysham £240 plus VAT per child

 

Monday 30th June – Friday 4th July 2025

Monday 30th June 14.15 ex Heysham – Friday 4th July 08.45 to Heysham  £358 plus vat per child

Monday 30th June 14.15 ex Heysham – Friday 4th July 1945 to Heysham £409 plus vat per child

Monday 30th June 11.15 ex Liverpool – Friday 4th July 15.00 to Liverpool £409 plus vat per child

Monday 30th June 11.15 ex Liverpool – Friday 4th July 07.00  to Liverpool £358 plus Vat per child

 

 

Prices include:-

All on island transport including on island ferry transfers

Bunk house accommodation based on bringing your own sleeping bags (pillows and pillow cases provided)

All meals whilst at the centre

Adventure activity programme 9.00 – 12.30, 1.30 – 5.00, 6.30 – 8.00 p.m.

Free places for group leaders in the ratio of 1 for every 8 full paying guests

 

Price does not include travel insurance

Ferry cost approx. £36 per child , £60 per adults please email info@steampacketholidays.com for a group quote

Below are some helpful documents to make planning your trip a more simple process

Recommended Kit List

Parents Information

The Venture Centre

Parents Information Pack

Introduction to the Venture Centre.

Thank you for considering our centre as a venue for your child’s activity holiday.  Our, family run, centre has been in operation since 1982 and in that time has run courses for thousands of young people from both on and off the Island.  Our activity programmes are tried and tested and ideally suited to young people who want to do something different and more challenging.

About the Venture Centre

The Venture Centre was in it’s earlier years part of a very large farm and in converting it into sleeping and eating accommodation we have tried to preserve its real character.  The centre's office and shop used to be the dairy.  The dormitories, former milking parlours, provide sleeping accommodation in bunk beds. There are toilets and wash basins adjacent. Group leaders’ accommodation is in separate  rooms.  An additional block contains showers.  The heavily timbered dining area and open plan kitchen was the ground floor of the grinding mill while the upper floor became the recreational room.

Several outbuildings and a massive Dutch barn complete the list of buildings.

Drying facilities (spinners and tumble dryers) are conveniently located so that wet kit can be dried immediately after wet activities.  The glen to the north side contains the centre's purpose built assault course.  Archery and orienteering take place on fields next to the centre.

If you wish to have a look around our centre prior to your child’s visit just phone us on 814240 to arrange a suitable time and date.

 

Our staff organise a morning, afternoon and evening activity session for your group.  The centre staff are responsible for the supervision of the children during activity sessions.  Outside activity sessions responsibility for supervision is with the visiting teachers.

Bed times will be at the discretion of the visiting groups however we expect lights out and quiet by 10.30 p.m. Your group’s programme will be taken from the following list of activities:-

Orienteering, archery, air rifle shooting, assault course, coastal walk,  abseiling, climbing,  canoeing, crate stacking, kayaking, coastal walk, high ropes course, sailing, stand up paddle boards, raft building, team building exercises, wide game, aerial runway and orienteering, ropes course, bushcraft skills, gorge walking, coasteering.  Final programme will be agreed with your group leaders prior to the visit.

Our aim is maximum participation in each activity by all young persons with encouragement and help in a sympathetic manner from our instructors.

All programmes are subject to suitable weather and other safety considerations.

We reserve the right to alter activity programmes where we consider this to be necessary.

Check out our website www.venturecentre.im

Safety

Safety is our main priority.  Throughout all our activity programmes we adhere to strict safety guidelines.  The centre is annually inspected by the British Activity Providers Association and The Royal Yachting Association Learning Outside the Classroom, Adventuremark   In addition we have our own operating procedures and risk assessments which are available for inspection.

We are approved by the Isle of Man Department of Education.

All introductory paddlesports  activities take place on The Mooragh Park Lake a fully enclosed 12-acre seawater lake.  The maximum depth of the lake is 1.5 metres and it is not possible to be more than 70 metres from the bank.

We allow non-swimmers to participate in water based activities if they are water confident.

Group leaders are responsible for the supervision of any non participants and for their group outside activity sessions.

As safety is our main priority where we consider that a young person may be causing a danger to themselves or others their parents or guardians will be contacted to collect them at their own expense.

All our instructional staff undergo a police check DBS check and a full induction/familiarisation course.

Fire drills take place before the first night at the centre where this is considered practical.

 

A qualified 1st Aider is on call on site whenever persons are resident at the centre. Instructors carry first aid kits when off site.

Risk Assessments

Risk assessments are produced for all our activity sessions. These are available by request.

Telephone

Under no circumstances should young persons bring mobile phones to the centre.

If it is urgent and you wish to speak to member of staff about your child you can ring at meal times (5.30 p.m.- 6.30 p.m.) and a member of staff may be available to speak to you.

We politely request that parents do not just turn up at the centre to speak to their children.

Meals

Breakfast              A cooked breakfast e.g. cereals, sausage and baked beans, toast and jam/marmalade

                            Tea, coffee or squash.

Lunch                   Sandwiches with a choice of filling, a piece of fruit, biscuits and a drink of squash. Children may also cook their own lunch on a camp fire.

Evening meal       A substantial evening meal ( e.g fish chips peas, pasta bolognaise, barb que ,  baked potatoes and assorted toppings, chicken curry and rice)

 

Please let us know on the medical form of any food your child is unable to eat or any other dietary requirements.

Vegetarian options are available with prior notice.

National Curriculum

All courses cover the requirements of the National Curriculum with regard to outdoor and adventurous activities.

Medical Information

Personal and medical information of all visitors must be made accessible to Venture Centre staff.  Our attention should be drawn to any potential problems in advance of the visit.  If your child has any unusual requirements please let your group leaders know and phone us at The Venture Centre.

Valuables

These should not be brought to the centre.   We recommend a maximum of £2 per day for pocket money and suggest that group leaders take charge of pocket money.  There is a tuck shop on site selling sweets, drinks and small souvenirs.