Scout Trips to Belgium

This is why it’s called the ‘great’ outdoors

From £304pp

Nestled in leafy, rural forest, De Kluis campsite is your gateway to the green heart of Belgium. A great close-to-home location for your first European getaway, a Scout and Cubs trip to Belgium offers a variety of on-site activities, from forest biking and tree-top assault courses to climbing walls and swimming. And with good transport links, why not enjoy a cultural day trip to Bruges, Brussels or Ypres?

We offer ‘Summer Set Departures’ in July and August when you’re group can fill their own coach, or opt to share with another group to keep costs down. During these months, we set up our own camp at De Kluis and Troop tents and self-catering equipment are provided for the duration of your trip. If you’re looking to travel outside of the summer months, then we can help you create your perfect tailor-made trip at another time of year travelling by coach or rail.

There are plenty of reasons to tick De Kluis off your Scout Centre bucket list!

 

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We’re thrilled to see groups are as keen as ever to get back out exploring the world and we’re already helping leaders get their plans underway for 2023 and even 2024.

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Activities

With acres of open space at De Kluis, the site is perfectly equipped to deliver an exciting programme of outdoor activities. Why not throw in a city visit for an extra cultural twist?

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

Experience the most spectacular thrill rides and events for all ages. The name Walibi was chosen by the then Belgian founders, derived from the Belgian towns of Wavre, Limal and Bierges.

Tree-top Assault Course

Tackle a high rope, tree-top assault course amongst the trees

Day Trip to Bruges

Enjoy a day trip to the city of Bruges, a picturesque medieval town laced with winding lazy rivers and period architecture.

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    With acres of open space at De Kluis, the site is perfectly equipped to deliver an exciting programme of outdoor activities. Why not throw in a city visit for an extra cultural twist?

    • Forest biking
    • Pioneering poles
    • Tree-top assault course
    • Hiking
    • Swimming
    • Day trip to Bruges, Brussels, Leuven or Ypres
    • Walibi Theme Park
  • Summer Set Departure Dates, Prices & Inclusions

    Our set departure coach service runs throughout the summer on the following dates. You can opt to fill your own coach or share with other groups allowing you to keep costs down.

    2023 departure dates

    • Saturday 15th July 2023
    • Saturday 22nd July 2023
    • Saturday 29th July 2023
    • Saturday 5th August 2023
    • Saturday 12th August 2023

Sample Itinerary

How your adventure is mapped out day to day…

Day 1
Morning:

Depart by coach and ferry crossing

Afternoon:

Arrive at De Kluis Scout Centre and enjoy a tour of the site

Evening:

Settle in for a relaxing evening at camp

Day 2
Morning:

Train to Leuven and visit the Scout Museum or explore the town centre

Afternoon:

Visit St Peter’s Church and the Gothic Town Hall

Evening:

Evening at leisure at De Kluis

Day 3
Morning:

Adventure Ropes Course in the tree-tops

Afternoon:

Guided BMX riding through the forested area

Evening:

Evening at leisure at De Kluis

Day 4
Morning:

Train to Bruges and visit the diamond museum or Choco-Story

Afternoon:

Souvenir shopping followed by a canal cruise

Evening:

Evening meal in Bruges before the train back to De Kluis

Day 5
Morning:

Go mountain biking for the day or hike through De Kluis’ surrounding forest

Evening:

Evening at leisure at De Kluis

Day 6
Morning:

Walk through WWI reconstructed trenches and visit the In Flanders Field Museum

Afternoon:

Attend the moving Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate

Evening:

Evening at leisure at De Kluis

Day 7
Morning:

Enjoy a full day at Walibi Theme Park

Evening:

Evening at leisure at De Kluis

Day 8
Morning:

Depart by coach back home

Afternoon:

Arrive home

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
  • 1 x drawstring bag per passenger
  • Luggage labels for the group
  • Travel Insurance
Prices from £304pp

Example prices based on a minimum of 40 passengers per departure date. Contact us for a bespoke quote for alternative group sizes and dates.

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Accommodation

You’ll stay in one of De Kluis’ 20 campsites for the exclusive use of Venture Abroad guests, with washrooms, tents and cooking facilities all set up for your arrival.

Did you know that we can help you organise a completely tailor-made trip to De Kluis at any time of the year by coach or Eurostar/rail? You’ll benefit from indoor accommodation and you can enjoy the flexibility of self-catering or, if preferred, opt for full board. Just tell us when you want to go, and we’ll take care of the rest!

During the summer holidays, we set up our own camp at De Kluis and tents and self-catering equipment are provided as part of your trip (see our ‘Summer Set Departures’ above for more information). You can opt to camp outside of this time by providing your own camping equipment for your group.

  • A remote, rustic campsite surrounded by 35 hectares of forest
  • Variety of activities on-site
  • Use of tents, cooking facilities and washrooms
  • Everything is set up for your arrival

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Star rating

A very well organised camp with plenty of support from the on-site staff and organisers.Mr Matthew Millman, 125th Derby Scouts, Belgium

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