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The Venture Centre

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Hi I'm a 11 year old boy who went to the venture centre on June 18 and came back on the 23 June it... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
Myles B
Memorable, great value week

Fantastic week in this beautiful island. The stay at the Venture Centre was great fun, activities... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Poppy C
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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The Venture Centre Jacks Lane, Lewaigue Farm, Ramsey IM7 1AW
+44 1624 814240
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 July 2010

We spent a full day at the centre with a morning abseiling, some lunch and then sea kayaking in the afternoon. It was really good value for money and thoroughly enjoyable and i would highly recommend a visit.

6  Thank JimBowen
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 October 2011

The rooms are located in an old rundown barn without heat, and also with a kind of domestic animals - including mice and climb. The mattresses are covered with plastic, you do not get handed a sheet, you get an old sleeping bag to sleep...More

4  Thank UnknownFromDenmark
Simon R, Manager at The Venture Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2011

Thank you for your comments regarding your visit to our centre in September. We are sorry that you had problems during your stay with us. We are keen to address your issues. Our bunkhouse is primarily aimed at clients who are participating in outdoor activities...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2018

Hi I'm a 11 year old boy who went to the venture centre on June 18 and came back on the 23 June it was unbelievable my favourite was the sailing all the instructors were extremely nice especially callum and Lorna I also thoroughly enjoyed...More

Thank Myles B
Reviewed 25 June 2018

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...More

Thank Poppy C
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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...More

Thank Janice B
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...More

Thank Jackyhoob06
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...More

Thank BarwellFamily
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...More

Thank RoseK1338
Reviewed 8 March 2017

In July of 2016 myself along with the 1st Fermanagh Scouts went to the centre for two out of the five days of our visit to the Isle Of Man. We had an Excellent time at the centre and I would like to thank all...More

Thank cboyle455
Simon R, Manager at The Venture Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2017

Thank you for your kind comments. We try where possible to make our activities as inclusive as possible so it's great to hear that you were able to get the most out of your visit to us. We look forward to the opportunity of working...More

Reviewed 27 August 2016

Just back from 7 days with Mike, Simon and their fantastic team. Took a group of Scouts and Cubs they have had a brilliant time, sailing , kayaking, Climbing, abseiling , Coasteering , Archery, air rifle , wide games, Great accomadation, great food, and a...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 27 August 2015

had good time out on Sunday..very enjoyable experience for an oldy..lots to do..really enjoyed the archery..recommend for friends / family day out

Thank davequayle975
Simon R, Manager at The Venture Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2015

Hi Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your activity session with us at our centre. We try to offer a range of activities that cater for everyone. I hope that you will visit us again soon. Regards Simon Read

Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Highlight of the holiday! We had a fantastic afternoon at the centre and were extremely well looked after by Jenny and Elliot. The abseiling was awesome and we felt very safe at all times. Boys loved the assault course, shooting and archery. Would highly recommend.

Thank Piecracker
Simon R, Manager at The Venture Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2015

Thank you for your comments I will pass these on to Elliott and Jenny. I hope you will visit us again next summer and try out a few of the other activities we have to offer Regards Simon Read

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Niamh O
15 April 2017|
Response from Simon R | Property representative |
Yes there is wifi at the Venture Centre however it can be inconsistent. If wifi is important to you there are hotels in town where the wifi will be much more reliable