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Taking the wheel at Thorpe Woodlands Activity Centre

By |2019-07-29T14:13:50+01:00July 29th, 2019|Categories: Activities|Tags: , , , , , , , |

VICTA’s first activity in 2019 for 18 to 29’s kicked off in adventurous and energetic style! We headed to Thorpe Woodlands, Thetford for a weekend of outdoor pursuits and a 4×4 driving experience we would not forget. All activities challenged and stretched everyone and encouraged us to achieve things beyond our comfort zone! We started the [...]

A Splashtastic Family Day!

By |2019-07-29T14:27:30+01:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Activities|Tags: , , , , , , |

The first wet and wild VICTA Water Sports Family Day saw us take a dip and the occasional splash into Caldecotte Lake in Milton Keynes. The weather was on our side, with blue skies and bright sunshine keeping spirits and smiles high. Twenty families attended (70 people in total!) many of whom were new to VICTA. [...]

VICTA launches John Muir and Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programmes

By |2019-09-05T14:24:33+01:00December 19th, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We were excited to launch new, skill enhancing, award based activities in 2018. These give participants the opportunity to add an extra element to their experience by earning a nationally recognised award. VICTA became a provider for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award with a mind to help set standards for other providers striving to run accessible [...]

When in Rome….

By |2019-09-05T14:16:43+01:00July 5th, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

A busy May for VICTA continued with the second international trip of the year, this time to the beautiful country of Italy and its capital, Rome. A full itinerary exploring the fascinating history as well as the culinary specialties of the region awaited us when we landed late Friday evening. We were greeted by Damiano and [...]

VICTA’s safari adventurers

By |2019-09-05T15:17:26+01:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The first Family Weekend of 2018 was held at a new location for VICTA, the picturesque surroundings of Manor Adventure’s Norfolk Lakes centre. We were bathed in glorious sunshine all weekend and the opportunities to dive (or fall!) into the lakes during activities were taken with glee. As well as a new venue, we had several [...]

Cultural discovery trip to Thailand

By |2019-09-06T12:43:46+01:00May 17th, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Our first activity of the year was to Thailand. And what an incredible journey it was. Every person present gained so much in so many ways, from learning independence, sharing time, space and emotions to the stunning experience of Thai life. We visited Temples, stayed in small villages and experienced life in Thailand from chicken basket [...]

Weekend driving break in Thetford

By |2019-09-06T12:19:00+01:00May 17th, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , |

VICTA’s second activity break of 2018 took us away on an energetic weekend to Thetford. More specifically, Thorpe Woodlands Activity Centre, for our second driving break for the 18-29 group. With lots of new faces (including a new VICTA staff member), we all arrived ready to tackle the challenging weekend ahead. Arriving around lunchtime, an afternoon [...]

Thailand Adventure with VICTA

By |2019-09-06T14:16:44+01:00March 6th, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

I consider myself lucky to be well travelled. But this is only with family. Destinations and attractions have been numerous, but I have always craved something else; to travel with friends, peers, and experience richer, local cultural experiences than traditional family holidays deliver. Though I have many sighted friends through university, beyond hiking across the UK [...]

Blind Skiing with Seable Holidays and VICTA

By |2019-09-10T10:52:31+01:00January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , |

VICTA recently ran a fantastic ski trip, organised by Seable Holidays, to the Italian Alps. Attendee Eeshma wrote an account of her experience for the Seable website which we have been able to share here: Blind Skiing on the Slopes of Sauze, Italy By Eeshma Qazi How do you feel about skiing? Are you a champion [...]

Barcelona Cultural Trip for 14-17 year olds

By |2019-09-04T13:32:18+01:00November 18th, 2017|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

October 2017 saw us travelling to the beautiful city of Barcelona with a group of 14 to 17 year olds. It has been a busy year for this age group, with activity breaks and a sports camp. This was our second 14 to 17 international and it did not disappoint! Flying from Gatwick, we met the [...]