About

Whether you are a young person or adult, we have the adventure to suit your needs.

Nothing gives us here at West End Adventure more pleasure than seeing a young person achieve their goals. Watching our young participants of the D of E awards grow in confidence.

From groups, families, schools, colleges, businesses to community groups such as Scouts. We are registered with the Adventurous Activities Licensing Service, so you know you are in safe hands.

With expeditions running across the UK and abroad, there is something for everyone. Our aim is to ensure you receive the adventure of a lifetime and learn skills that can assist you in every part of your life.

Our Story...

One day our founder, Andrew Minshall, was sitting at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro watching the sunrise over the roof of Africa when he had an inspired idea. The idea was to build a business that could bring adventures to as many people as possible, and so West End Adventure was born. He remembers this day so clearly and keeps that inspiration to fuel his passion for the great outdoors close to his heart.

Andrew believes in the importance of teaching our younger generation confidence and life skills through outdoor activities such as canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, Stand Up Paddle-boarding, abseiling, archery and bushcraft. Andrew is also a firm supporter of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. He understands the benefits of the team building exercises, independent thinking and problem solving skills that all come into play when participating in the awards.

Andrew was a teacher for many years, so he is not only fully qualified to care for your children, he also understand how to extract the educational teaching points from each activity. West End has a full staff of highly skilled and qualified leaders to ensure that the highest safety standards are met and the maximum enjoyment is achieved.

Adventure Awaits

Every year we run open expeditions so that you can still participate in the D of E Awards even if you don’t have your own group. Click below to discover where your next adventure awaits and book on to an open expedition.

Open Gold Qualifying Expedition (Fort William)

Open Silver Expedition Scotland – Mountain Biking (Trossachs)

Open Gold Qualifying Expedition Scotland – Stand Up Paddle Boarding (Rannoch Moor)

ABTOT and ATOL Registration

The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under its ATOL Franchise and The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 for West End Adventure Ltd (5437), ATOL number, and in the event of their insolvency, protection is provided for the following: 

  • non-flight packages;
  • flight inclusive packages that commence outside of the EEA, which are sold to customers outside of the EEA; and
  • flight inclusive packages, flight only and linked travel arrangements (LTAs) sold as a principal under the ABTOT ATOL Franchise.

ABTOT cover provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled or repatriation if you are abroad. Please note that bookings made by customers outside the EEA are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with West End Adventure Ltd.

In the unlikely event that you require assistance whilst abroad due to our financial failure, please call ABTOT’s 24/7 helpline on 01702 811397 and advise you are a customer of an ABTOT protected travel company.

You can access The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 here: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/634/contents/made

Booking Conditions

Your Financial Protection. The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under its ATOL Franchise and The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 forWest end Adventure Ltd 5437, ATOL number, and in the event of their insolvency, protection is provided for the following:

  1. non-flight packages;
  2. flight inclusive packages that commence outside of the EEA, which are sold to customers outside of the EEA; and.
  3. flight inclusive packages, flight only and linked travel arrangements (LTAs ) sold as a principal under ABTOT ATOL Franchise.

ABTOT cover provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled or repatriation if you are abroad. Please note that bookings made outside the EEA are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with West End Adventure Ltd.

In the unlikely event that you require assistance whilst abroad due to our financial failure, please call ABTOT’s 24/7 helpline on 01702 811397 and advise you are a customer of an ABTOT protected travel company.

You can access The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 here: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/634/contents/made

When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us, you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong.

The price of our ATOL-protected flight inclusive Packages includes the amount of £2.50 per person as part of the ATOL Protection Contribution (APC) we pay to the CAA. This charge is included in our advertised prices.

We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate or holiday itinerary, will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate or itinerary (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder or supplier may provide you with the services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder or supplier will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder or supplier. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder or supplier, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under ABTOT.

If we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL certificate or holiday itinerary, are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder, alternative supplier or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, ABTOT Limited may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under its scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit you assign absolutely to ABTOT Limited any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of the services, including any claim against us, the travel agent (or your credit card issuer where applicable). You also agree that any such claims may be re-assigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ABTOT ATOL Franchise scheme.

For further information visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk or the ABTOT website at www.ABTOT.com