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Eureka! Family fun for inquisitive minds

By |2019-09-05T10:49:11+01:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

Arriving in Halifax, West Yorkshire for our summer Family Day, anticipation was rife for our exciting day ahead exploring Eureka! Thirteen families came together, ready to have lots of fun discovering all The National Children’s Museum had to offer – it was clear it was going to be a busy day ahead. We began by exploring [...]

2018 VICTA international adventures

By |2019-09-05T10:43:21+01:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

For another year VICTA has enabled young adults who are blind or partially sighted to undertake cultural adventures in a semi-independent setting. 2018 saw VICTA host its first ‘big trip’, a discovery tour of Thailand and jet off to cultural hot spots across Europe. We also offered trips with an educational element, as the UK representative [...]

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 [...]

Yuletide fun with Bucksvision and Sight Concern Bedfordshire

By |2019-09-10T14:40:44+01:00December 14th, 2017|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , |

VICTA once again teamed up with local charities BucksVision and Sight Concern Bedfordshire to host a Christmas party for families in the local area. We had an unprecedented number of applications, and those families who were lucky enough to receive places arrived full of Christmas spirit! The day kicked off with a delicious buffet lunch in [...]

Joint Family Day with Bucksvision and Sight Concern Bedfordshire-2017

By |2019-09-11T12:49:22+01:00May 25th, 2017|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Due to the success of last year’s collaborations between VICTA and BucksVision, we were thrilled to kick off the summer with another Joint Family Day. This year was made even bigger and better, thanks to the addition of Sight Concern Bedfordshire, and all 3 organisations were excited for what the day would hold. Thankfully, the weather [...]

Early Years Weekend 2016

By |2019-09-13T14:41:44+01:00October 21st, 2016|Categories: Activities|Tags: , , , |

As we unloaded the van for VICTA’s third annual Early Years Weekend at New College Worcester, we could tell it was going to be a busy but informative weekend for everyone attending, staff included. Up went the Crèche and in came the families. After settling into their rooms, there was an opportunity to chat with staff [...]

Summer Family Weekend 2016

By |2019-09-13T14:37:50+01:00September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Activities|Tags: , , , , , , |

  VICTA’s second family weekend of 2016 saw us return to family favourite, PGL Liddington. The sun was shining as we unloaded the van, and hopes were high for a beautifully sunny weekend. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case and the weather man was correct. However, no matter how much the rain poured, it couldn’t dampen anyone’s [...]

Microsoft Minecraft Workshop

By |2019-09-13T14:22:59+01:00September 21st, 2016|Categories: Activities|Tags: , |

In July and August, VICTA were lucky enough to visit the Microsoft Research Lab in Cambridge for some special Minecraft workshops. The aim of the workshops was to assist Microsoft in making Minecraft fully accessible for visually impaired users. The event was highly oversubscribed, and those who were fortunate to get a place were excited to [...]

Dinosaurs by the sea!

By |2019-09-13T14:16:12+01:00June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Activities|Tags: , , , , , |

VICTA Spring Family Weekend 2016 May 2016, Osmington Bay VICTA’s first Family Weekend of 2016 saw us travelling down to Weymouth to stay at PGL Osmington Bay. It was VICTA’s first trip to Osmington Bay and we were not disappointed. The views of the Jurassic coastline were stunning, and the weather couldn’t have been kinder with the [...]