Outdoor Activities

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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. [...]

Earning our John Muir Discovery Awards for Conservation on Skomer

By |2019-09-25T13:43:37+01:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The volcanic island of Skomer, a National Nature Reserve off the coast of Pembrokeshire in west Wales, was chosen as the location for delivering VICTA’s first John Muir Discovery Award. Working with the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, we introduced seven young adults (18 to 29 years) to some of the conservation ideals and [...]

ICC by the sea! Croatia 2018

By |2019-09-03T13:23:50+01:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories, Volunteering|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The 24th edition of ICC (International Camp on Communication and Computers) took place in the idyllic Croatian seaside city of Zadar. This was the first ICC to be held at the seaside and all participants, staff and volunteers were very keen to be thoroughly acquainted with the Adriatic Sea with daily temperatures hitting above 30°C. Our [...]

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 [...]

Youth activity break at RNC for 14-17 years

By |2019-09-06T12:05:59+01:00May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

Our first 14-17 year old trip of 2018 took us to the Royal National College for the Blind (RNC), in Hereford. The start of the trip began with a nice relaxed lunch and an opportunity to get to know each other with lots of new faces in both the young people and the volunteers. In the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

ICC heads to Belgium for the 2017 camp

By |2019-09-11T10:47:27+01:00August 10th, 2017|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

The 23rd International Camp on Communication and Computers (ICC) took place in Leuven, Belgium over 10 action packed days in July. With VICTA being the UK representative, it is a very important date in our annual diary, providing eight young people from the UK with an exciting new opportunity to travel, meet international students and gain [...]