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“Memorable, great value week”
Review of The Venture Centre

The Venture Centre
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic week in this beautiful island. The stay at the Venture Centre was great fun, activities and the staff were brilliant, only thing I would say was the food although satisfactory, was a bit of a cop out. The centre definitely focuses its efforts on the activities it provides, all were first class. Food was ok, good portions but churning out chicken nuggets and chips etc is probably not the greatest. However this can easily be forgiven as the catering staff were really nice and very accommodating.

Thank Poppy C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

22 members of Wetheral Brownies enjoyed a glorious Bank Holiday weekend at the Venture Centre, Isle of Man on their annual residential adventure. The group took the Seacat from Liverpool to Douglas amid the hoards of motor bike enthusiasts heading to the Isle for the TT race season!
Every member of the group tested their personal limits, with an age range of 60 years from the youngest Brownie to the oldest leader, whether that be during abseiling, sailing, canoeing, gorge walking, crawling along the assault course, having an archery shoot out, diving into the undergrowth during the wide game, problem solving in teams, or perfecting roasting marshmallows round the camp fire!
The instructors made a point of quickly learning the names of everyone in the group and they were excellent at differentiating tasks in the games and activities so that the confident were stretched and the less confident could achieve.
The accommodation was basic but clean with dorms for the children and leaders rooms of 1, 2 or 3 beds with at least 2 ensuite.
The food was delicious and there was plenty of the right sort of food to keep us going on long, active days. Some children in the group were fussy eaters and the cook bent over backwards to make them something different to ensure they were well fed and warm.
We thoroughly recommend the Venture Centre for a group action packed holiday!

Thank Janice B
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We came here on an adventure trip with school. We spent a week there and it was absolutely incredible!! We came on the 12th June to the 17th.

The variety of activities was amazing! Each and every single one was fun! Especially Gorge Walking...

The Dorms are very cozy and the beds are very comfy.

All the instructors and staff at the centre and kind and helpful! If you see the instructor or if your with the instructor Callum then your in for a treat! He's amazing...

Thank Jackyhoob06
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Reviewed 20 May 2017

Recently I organised a group of c50 for a weekend at the Venture Centre. A daunting task at the best of times, however Simon, Mark and their amazing team ensured everything ran smoothly and like clockwork. Coasteering, archery, abseiling etc were perfect for more than 20 teenage boys to who had a great time, From a late hot pot dinner upon arrival to packed lunches and BBQs, everything was tailored perfectly. The bunk house accommodation is basic (read the website and look at the photos) yet perfectly adequate for all our needs.. Can't recommend them highly enough.

Thank BarwellFamily
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

I booked an archery session, but was late due to one of the main roads being closed from Douglas. When I got there, they were understanding, and the archery went ahead. The instructor I had was very nice, and the session went well. I even managed to get four arrows in the yellow even though it was my first time. The only improvement I can think of would be for instructors to have more knowledge in archery so they can better coach people.

Thank Rose K
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