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The Venture Centre

Type:Activity Centre

adventure activities


The Venture Centre is the the main provider of adventure activities on the Isle of Man, offering kayaking, sea kayaking, canoeing, sailing, abseiling, gorge walking, coasteering, archery, target shooting and the assault course.

Sessions are available for family groups, social clubs, youth groups with activities are aimed at ages 9 years up to adults.

Activities available vary with time of year. To check exact availability call 01624 814240.

Guide Prices

Sample prices
Our activities are suitable for individuals, youth groups, adult groups and families.
Abseiling, Coasteering or Gorge walking session .
Assault course or Archery or air rifle shooting sessions
Activity prices vary from £10 - £40 per persson depending on group size and activity
Just give us a call on 01624 814240 or book on line
We look forward to hearing from you



  • By Car - Parking at The Venture Centre is very limited. It is helpful if visitors can share transport when visiting us. Direction to The Venture Centre. From Airport Follow road signs to Ramsey and the north From Ramsey The most straightforward route at present is to drive to Ramsey and then take the main Laxey coast road(A2) out of Ramsey. Over the tram lines then up the hill and take second road on the left. This is also the nearest bus stop This has a sign on it directing you to The Venture Centre and the road is called ‘The Road of Scarffes Ridge’(B19) Follow down this road for a short distance. Take the first left off this road. We are the first set of buildings on the left hand side. Alternatively Heading from Douglas By Bus no 3 bus ask the bus to drop you at the end of “the Dreemskerry Rd” The Road of Scarffes Ridge’(B19) near The Venture Centre and walk down this road downhill for a third of a mile. We are on the next junction on the left. Heading from Douglas by car Along the coast road(A2) through Laxey, past Glen Mona, As you descend in to Ramsey you will past ‘The Rest and Be thankful’ a large detached house on the left hand side. Continue down hill. Take the next right PLEASE TAKE CARE AT THIS TURNING This is also the nearest bus stop The junction has a sign on it directing you to The Venture Centre and the road is called ‘The Road of Scarffes Ridge’(B19) Follow down this road for a short distance. Take the first left off this road. We are the first set of buildings on the left hand side. We look forward to meeting you. Please drive safely. Grid reference 469 922 Taxi 429111(Dave) Bus 662525 Tram 663366 If you still have trouble finding us give us a call on 01624 814240 or 07624 411255
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  • Without Car - By Foot A short detour of the coastal foot path just head up the small lane by the phone box near port e vullen By Bus number 3 from Douglas then a short walk approx 10 minutes to the centre. Follow the "Road of Scarffes ridge" Fortunately we are in a Dark skies area so if arriving in the dark and torch is essential.

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free) - There is limited off road and a small number of on road parking spaces. However if you are bringing a large group we ask that visitors share cars.

Payment Methods

  • BACS accepted
  • Booking essential
  • Cheques accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Major credit cards accepted
  • Max group size - Maximum group size for residential visits 120 people Maximum group size for day visits 180 subject to availability
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • PayPal Accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Accept coach parties
  • Group Friendly
  • Max capacity of restaurant for groups
  • Some areas accessible to disabled visitors
  • Stargazer Friendly
  • TT & Biker Friendly

Provider Features

  • Equipment/Clothing available free of charge
  • In countryside
  • Lessons/Courses available
  • Outdoor Activity


  • All Year

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Packed lunches available
  • Room/unit allocations available
  • Wi-fi available

Venue Facilities

  • WiFi Available


  • Adventure Activities
Lewaigue Farm, Jacks Lane, Port E Vullen, Maughold, IM7 1AW
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Tel+44 (0) 1624 814240

Tel+44 (0) 7624 411255

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Opening Times

Open all year round (3 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* The centre is open all year apart from Christmas day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. Activities available vary with time of year

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Ramsey take the coast road to Laxey.  After crossing over the railway line we are the 2nd turning on the left. It is sign posted "Road of Scarffes Ridge" and there is a sign post to the Venture Centre.

Follow this road for approx 1/4 of a mile and take the first left.

Please note you need to book in advance for all activites

Public Transport Directions

Bus route 3 from Ramsey or Douglas the bus stop is approx 10 minutes walk from the centre

Situated adjacent to the Manx Electricity Railway ask to get off at "Lewaigue"

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