Backpacks at the ready? Journey to the beautiful woodland of De Kluis in the green heart of Belgium for 8 days of non-stop fun!

From £259pp

From on-site activities to cultural excursions, a week-long camping trip to De Kluis is the perfect summer adventure and with 35 hectares of forest at your feet, it’s back to nature we go! A great introduction to international travel, this close-to-home centre offers plenty of group activities with the added benefit of quick and easy transport links into Bruges, Brussels or Ypres, so you can discover more of Belgium! Want to experience the historical side of Belgium? Discover our Battlefields Trip to Belgium.

Close-to-home adventure
Great on-site activities
All tents and catering equipment provided
Day trip to Bruges
  • Activities

    With acres of open space at De Kluis, the site is perfectly equipped to deliver an exciting programme of outdoor activities.

    Why not add a cultural day trip to your itinerary and explore Bruges, Brussels or Ypres?

    • Forest biking
    • Pioneering poles
    • Tree-top assault course
    • Climbing wall
    • Hiking
    • Swimming
    • Day trip to Bruges, Brussels, Leuven or Ypres
    • Walibi Theme Park
  • What’s Included

    8 days, 7 nights including:

    • Return coach travel
    • Return Channel crossings
    • Self-catering equipment
    • Canvas troop tents
    • On-site Venture Abroad Representative
    • Full tour and itinerary planning
    • 1x drawstring bag per passenger
    • Luggage labels for the group
    • Travel insurance

    Price based on a minimum of 40 passengers per departure date.

    Departure dates

    Saturday 18th July 2020                     £272

    Saturday 25th July 2020                     £282

    Saturday 1st August 2020                  £272

    Saturday 8th August 2020                £272  SOLD OUT

    Saturday 15th August 2020              £282  SOLD OUT

  • Sample Itinerary

    Day 1

    Board the coach for your Belgian adventure, cross the Channel by ferry and arrive at De Kluis Scout Centre in the afternoon. You will meet your Venture Abroad Representative who will give you a tour of the site and then you can settle into your tents and enjoy a chilled evening at camp.

    Day 2

    Catch the train to the nearby train of Leuven where you can visit the Scout Museum or explore the beautiful town centre. Wander through the pretty narrow streets and visit St Peter’s Church and the impressive gothic Town Hall.

    Day 3

    Gear up for a big day of adventurous activities and head up to the tree tops to tackle the Adventure Ropes Course. A qualified instructor will ‘show you the ropes’ and then you and your group can begin the challenge. Once you’re back on ground level, hop on your bikes for a guided BMX course through the forested area at De Kluis.

    Day 4

    Take the train to Bruges where you can explore the city’s quaint cobbled streets, winding canals and traditional boutique shops. Visit the diamond museum or taste some of the famous Belgian chocolate at Choco-Story. Spend some time shopping for souvenirs before seeing the city from the water on a canal cruise! Stay in Bruges for your evening meal before catching the train back to De Kluis.

    Day 5

    Spend the day exploring the 20 acres of De Kluis’ surrounding forest. Hire mountain bikes for the day and follow the 30km of bike trails or don your walking boots and take to the hiking trails.

    Day 6

    Embark on a World War One Battlefields experience with visits to the museums, battlefields and memorials of Ypres. Your group can walk through reconstructed trenches, learn about the scale of sacrifice during the war at the In Flanders Fields Museum and attend the moving Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate, where your group may even be able to participate in the ceremony by laying a wreath.

    Day 7

    Enjoy a thrilling day of rides galore at the Walibi Theme Park before returning to camp for your final evening at De Kluis.

    Day 8

    It’s time to pack up and board your coach for your return journey to the UK.

  • Accommodation

    De Kluis

    Stay in one of De Kluis’ 20 campsites for the exclusive use of Venture Abroad guests. With wash rooms, tents and cooking facilities provided on-site for your use, camping at De Kluis is as easy as can be!

Star rating

We provided the girls exactly what we promised; fun, friendship and a wonderful trip covering volunteering, a ”learning trip” (to Ypres) and fun times.Mrs Kate Sutton, Girlguiding South West England, Belgium 2018

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