The Venture Centre, Ramsey, Isle of Man for Youth and Schools

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Youth Property Type: 
Outdoor Centre
2 bunkhouses, each sleeping 60 with leader rooms, with wide range of youth activities, on the Isle of Man

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
The Venture Centre, Ramsey, Isle of Man, sleeps 60 in 13 bedrooms.

Situated on the Isle of Man in the heart of the British Isles, the Venture Centre is the ideal location for a youth trip. Simply hop on one of the many ferries from Liverpool, Heysham, Belfast or Dublin or fly from most regional airports. We can arrange pick up from the airport or sea terminal on arrival.

The centre is based just 2 miles south of Ramsey at Lewaigue Farm and in converting it to accommodation we have kept the character of the original buildings.

A mixture of dormitory sizes ranging from 2 - 12 beds per dorm allows us to accommodate most group gender splits. There are smaller rooms for group leaders and larger dormitories for children. All rooms and dormitories are en suite. Depending on group size bedding can be provided or keep the price down by bringing your own sleeping bags.

You can self cater or if you prefer we can provide catering depending on the time of year of your visit.

Keep your group busy by running a full range of outdoor activities including water sports such as kayaking, canoeing, sailing, raft building. Explore the coastline by taking a guided tour by sit-on-top sea kayak or, for the more adventurous, take the plunge with some coasteering.

For those of you who prefer to stay dry we have a full range of target sports including archery and target shooting. Many activities are offered on site at the centre with our purpose built assault course forming the hub around which many of our activities are based.

If you are planning your own programme we can give advice on places to visit and ways we can enhance your visit with some of our great adventure activities.


The self catering kitchen on South Camp has a commercial spec electric 6 hob oven and all the crockery, cutley to cater for up to 35 people at a time.
There are 2 dining rooms. One on South Camp that can seat approx 35 and one on North Camp that can seat approx 50. Picnic benches are available.
Each site has a lounge area with pool table and seating for approx 25 people. North Camp has a wood burner popular with winter guests.
There is a TV in the lounge on South Camp and in the dining area of North Camp.
We have Wi-Fi but signal strength can vary. Mobile reception is good but please ensure you have roaming facility for travel to the Isle of Man.
There are no dedicated games rooms, though the lounges on North and South Camp each have a pool table.
Central heating in most rooms and wood burner in lounge in North Camp.
Bedrooms are all dormitory style. Most have bunk beds, 1 - 12 beds per dorm. The Chalets offer smaller numbers.
For small groups, bedding can be provided at small cost. Larger groups we ask that you bring your own sleeping bags, pillows and slips are provided.
Rooms are en suite with showers and toilets.
We have one room with an accessible shower room though our centre is not ideal for those with mobility issues.
We have no facilities for babies or toddlers.
There is a barbecue and also a campfire area which is popular with youth groups.
No swimming pool but the Irish Sea is 10 minutes walk away at the picturesque beach of Port e Vullen - or why not try a coasteering session?
Limited coach parking for 1 coach on road side adjacent to centre. Approx 15 off street car parking places.
Sorry, no smoking on site.
We have a room for those bringing dogs - however, it is essential to check with us that this is available on the dates you are looking for.


Located amongst rolling farmland 10 minutes walk from the secluded beach at Port e Vullen and the "Raad Ny Foillan" coastal footpath. 45 mins drive from the airport and 30 mins drive from the ferry.
The nearest town of Ramsey is 2 miles away. Easily reached by bus, tram or foot. The town has a wide range of restaurants and pubs as well as a swimming pool and bowling alley.
The nearest shops are in Ramsey. There are two large supermarkets, and a variety of other shops including a wide range of independent retailers.
There is a good selection of restaurants and pubs in Ramsey.

Booking Information

Please contact us with your group details and requirements and we will be happy to provide a quote.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Leader Rooms
Risk Assessment
Educational Focus
Presentation Aids
Outdoor Activities
Disabled Facilities

Getting here

Isle of Man
United Kingdom
We are adjacent to the heritage Manx Electric Railway which runs from Douglas - Ramsey. The stop is "Lewaigue Halt" or just ask the conductor to put you off at The Venture Centre.
The nearest bus route from Douglas - Ramsey is approx 10 minutes walk away. This is bus route 3.
The nearest airport is Ronaldsway near Castletown. Links to most major UK airports. 45 minutes by car from the centre. Bus links are also available, with one change in Douglas.

Rental Rates

From £12.50 pppn bed only to £62 per 24 hour for full adventure course. Please get in touch with your group details and requirements.

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The Venture Centre, Ramsey, Isle of Man

Simon Read

+44 (0)1624 814 240
+44 (0)7624 411 255
Isle of Man
United Kingdom