When in Belgium…

15 Mar 18


At Venture Abroad we do our best to organise staff visits to our destinations as regularly as possible. This week it’s the turn of me (Sarah) and Hannah G!

With the aim of cramming as much in as possible in five days, we successfully drove to our first country on Monday: Belgium. We spent a night in Ypres at the Tempelhof hostel – a modern, central hostel with great rooftop views over Ypres, and a night at the De Kluis campsite – a large site set in peaceful Belgian woodland which is the destination for hundreds of scouts and guides every summer.

Highlights from our trip to Belgium are:

The Sanctuary Wood Museum – this is not just a museum, as it allows you to walk through preserved trenches and begin to imagine the experiences of the thousands of soldiers who fought there.

The view from the top of the In Flanders Field Museum Belfry.

Attending the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate – a very moving experience.

Sampling some Belgian chocolate at the Leonidas chocolate shop, Ypres.

Walking through Tyne Cot cemetery, Ypres – this sea of over 11,000 gravestones is also incredibly moving and hard to take in.

Strolling through the beautiful city of Leuven and soaking in the Belgian way of life.

Listening to woodpeckers in the trees of the De Kluis campsite.

We’re now into our second country: the Netherlands! We’ll be back with an update on our adventures here soon!


The NEW 2019 Disney Brochure has arrived!

15 Mar 18

Have you received your copy yet?

Register to receive a copy of the 2019 Disney brochure and get your little piece of magic to start planning your big adventure!




Choose to explore the magic on Disney January weekend (Friday 25th – Sunday 27th January) or round up your troops and head off for a longer holiday during half term, combining it with a trip to Paris! With itinerary inspiration, trip details and inclusions, the Disney brochure is a great starting point to start planning your enchanted voyage.


Ready to begin?

Whether you opt for the Disney January Weekend or choose to travel at another time of year, we can create the perfect adventure for you and your group. For more information or to speak to our expert team, visit our website or call us on 01332 342 050!


18 Dec 17


The fun-filled, fast-paced game for adventure-lovers!

Each card contains a list of facts and figures about a mountain and the aim of the game is to compare these values to try to top it and win an opponent’s card!

Download your Top It Cards!


1. Shuffle the cards and deal in a clockwise direction to all players, keeping the cards face down.

2. Each player should hold the cards in a pile, so only the top card is visible.

3. The first player, to the dealer’s left, reads out a category from the top card. The other players read out the same category from their card.

4. The player with the highest value wins and collects all the top cards from the other players and places them (along with their own top card) on the bottom of their pile.

5. It is then the turn of the winner of the last round to choose a category from the next card.

6. The winner is the person with all of the cards at the end.


We’re Hiring!

23 Nov 17

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Join our team as a Summer Representative!

Do you want to travel, earn and have an awesome summer all at the same time? Or do you know someone who would be perfect for this role?

Venture Abroad are recruiting Summer Representatives to spend the summer working with Scout and Guide groups in Switzerland, The Netherlands and Belgium. You will be on-site to offer support to visiting groups, doing all you can to ensure everybody has a great experience on their international trip!

With accommodation and transport costs included, plus a weekly salary, this is the perfect opportunity for outdoor-lovers wanting to enjoy a summer adventure and earn some money along the way!

Details of the Summer Rep positions as follows:

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Let’s Talk About Bullying

6 Nov 17


Books and films can spark positive discussion about difficult subjects. With Anti-Bullying Week approaching, why not incorporate some of these recommended resources into your sessions to teach kids about bullying?

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Where’s next on your list?

27 Oct 17

Iceland, Norway, Croatia or Spain? There really is a world of adventure on your doorstep so why miss out? Take a look around and see where you’re going to take your Scout or Guide next…


Ulfljótsvatn Scout Centre

Jump high quality

  • Touch down on the world’s most diverse landscape and begin your adventure of hiking, canoeing or even pony trekking
  • Enjoy daytrips out to visit Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik and the stunning Great Geyser and Gulfoss waterfall
  • Staying at the Ulfljótsvatn Scout Centre, you will be situated in the ideal ‘base-camp’ in the depths of Iceland’s wilderness

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