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Hi, Welcome to Venture Kids!

We are a fun, friendly After School club based in the Mc Mordie Scout Hall on Oakland Avenue and Knock Methodist Centre on Knock Road.

We offer: After school care / Breakfast club / Holiday care

We currently drop off and collect from: Strandtown / Greenwood / Belmont & Dundela
In addition, we are happy to welcome children from other schools in the area over holiday periods.

The club is open from 7.30am until 8.40am for Breakfast Club and 2pm until 6pm Monday to Friday, during term time. We also offer holiday care from 8am to 6pm.

Venture Kids Ltd is registered with Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.

We have an extensive free play space in the main hall along with a lounge dedicated to quiet play and study. We also have use of kitchen facilities for breakfast, snacks, and occasional baking activities. Outside play space is provided around the perimeter of the building, as well as authorized access to Strandtown pitches for additional outdoor activities.

At Venture Kids we aim to promote, advocate and facilitate the Playwork Principles. We believe that play is a biological, psychological and social necessity and is fundamental to the healthy development and well-being of individuals and communities.
By advocating the Playwork principles we encourage children to freely choose activities and resources as they wish.

Venture Kids is run as a private business. We enjoy a close working relationship with all local primary schools in order to ensure continuity of care, and to maintain good communication links.

VK’s Pledge to Parents:

  • We value our relationship with parents/carers and are committed to working in partnership with you to provide top quality play and care for your children.
  • Welcome you at all times to discuss our work, have a chat or take part in our activities.
  • Keep you informed of opening times, fees and charges, programmes of activities, menus, and procedures.
  • Be consistent and reliable to enable you to plan with confidence and peace of mind.
  • Share and discuss your child’s achievements, experiences, progress, and friendships.
  • Be available to discuss decisions about running the club.
  • Ask your permission for outings and special events.
  • Listen to your views and concerns to ensure that we continue to meet your needs.
  • Encourage you to share the experience by helping out.


Venture Kids Ltd
McMordie Scout Hall
Oakland Avenue

Venture Kids mobile number: 0749 572 4443

Club Management Staff


Manager:  Risa Rylander
Deputy:  Danielle Carlin


Manager: Siobhan McIlwaine

Deputy: Frazer McIlwaine

Early Years and Childcare Service
Belfast Health and Social Trust
585-587 Everton Complex
Crumlin Road
BT14 7GB
Tel: 028 9504 2811