Welcome to the Association of IVCs (AIVC)

UK Social Groups Organising Meetups since 1946 ...

The Association of IVCs (AIVC) is a national network of independent social, sports and cultural groups throughout the UK.  The groups exist to provide social, recreational and cultural opportunities for students, graduates professionals and people with similar interests ... and have lots of fun doing it!

There are 40 groups in the UK with a total of around 3,200 members.

All AIVC member groups are voluntary organisations that are run on a not-for-profit basis.

Each IVC Club is organised for their members by their members with support from a local committee elected annually. This allows the people in each club to manage and promote membership of their group in the ways that suit their particular circumstances.

The AIVC (Association of IVC Clubs) is a volunteer committee elected each year at the National AGM of the Association from Officers and observers from the member clubs.

The AIVC committee exists to provide advice and services to the member clubs and tries to help them co-operate and support each other in an effective manner.


How do I join a group?
To find your nearest group, go to the "Club Contact List" in the home menu.

Once you've found the groups that you might be interested in joining, you should visit their web site and ask them about their club and how you can best join up and start having even more fun!

At the end of this page is a diary of special National events organised by our club members throughout the UK.

If you want to go on any of these super national events ... remember, you must be a paid-up member of one of our clubs in order to join in the fun.


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Upcoming Events Across the UK

FORT BELAN WEEKEND (N WALES BY THE MENAI STRAITS)
Friday 28 April 2017 - Fri 5 May 2017
Quality Cottage Accommodation with Birmingham IVC and Halifax and Huddersfield IVC Long Weekend away Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May 2017 (Bank Holiday) or 7 night Holiday Friday 28th April to Friday 5th May 2017 (including Bank ...

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FORT BELAN (NORTH WALES BY THE MENAI STRAITS)
Friday 28 April 2017 - Fri 5 May 2017
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A FEAST OF GARDENS IN LINCOLSHIRE
Friday 12 May 2017 - Sun 14 May 2017
A weekend away visiting the gardens of Lincolnshire organise in conjuction with Hampstead Horticultural Society & London IVC You need to be a member of one of the many IVC clubs around the country to attend this event. if you are interested in ...

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EDINBURGH WEEKEND
Friday 19 May 2017 - Mon 22 May 2017
This is an IVC National Event. You must be a full (paid up) member of IVC to attend. If you are not a member do not contact the organisers. Speak with your nearest branch of IVC. Your nearest club is to be found at http://www.ivc.org.UK. Join Mers ...

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CAMPING NR MILTON KEYNES
Friday 26 May 2017 - Mon 29 May 2017
A joint Milton Keynes and Birmingham IVC event. A camping weekend near Milton Keynes, join us for a weekend of canal side walks, pub lunches, bbqs and general socialising, for those not wishing to walk Bletchley Park is 3-4 miles away and worth a vis ...

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LONG WEEKEND IN SOUTH DOWNS
Saturday 10 June 2017 - Tue 13 June 2017
This weekend will be spent walking parts of The Weald Way towards Eastbourne.  Members should book their own accommodation then advise Chris. The weekend highlights include a spectacular approach to The Long Man of Wilmington & lovely downl ...

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CAMPING AT SHELL ISLAND
Monday 19 June 2017 - Sun 25 June 2017
Join Merseyside IVC camping at Shell Island for a week of the longest days of the year. Tremadog Bay Shell Island is a stunningly beautiful place with very good facilities (hot showers, pub, shops and restaurant). It lies on the Welsh coast betwe ...

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START OF AIVC CONFERENCE W/E
Friday 7 July 2017 - Sun 9 July 2017
Start of the aIVC conference weekend marking the 70th anniversary of the incorporation of London Intervarsity Club, the founding club in the family of IVC clubs. Booking now open. Logon to find booking form ...

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CYCLING AND CAMPING IN NORMANDY
Saturday 8 July 2017 - Sun 16 July 2017
IVC are going to Normandy for a leisurely cycling holiday. Arriving in Cherbourg we will be taking in the bars, beaches, D Day museums, Bayeaux and Caen City. We aim to cycle 25-30 miles most days. We will travel by ferry from Portsmouth w ...

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ROBIN HOOD’S BAY
Sunday 6 August 2017 - Sun 13 August 2017
Private to members of Association of IVCs (AIVC)
A BEACH HOLIDAY ON THE COSTA BRAVA
Wednesday 30 August 2017 - Wed 6 September 2017
This is an IVC National Event. You must be a full (paid up) member of IVC to attend. If you are not a member do not contact the organisers. Speak with your nearest branch of IVC. Your nearest club is to be found at http://www.ivc.org.UK. Join Mersey ...

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NELSON WAY YEAR 4 (SUFFOLK & ESSEX)
Saturday 16 September 2017 - Sun 24 September 2017
Another week walking sections of this long distance path. This time 2 days on The Suffolk Coast Path towards Felixstowe & then 6 days commencing The Essex Way from Harwich. Distances moderate (normaly less than 10 miles per day - about 4 -5 hours ...

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GROUP HOLIDAY TO PORTUGAL
Thursday 21 September 2017 - Thu 28 September 2017
Group holiday to Portugal 21-29 September 2017, staying at the Salgado Palm Village, Praia Dos Salgado - All-inclusive Basis. This is an IVC National Event. You must be a full (paid up) member of IVC to attend. If you are not a member do not ...

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LONG WEEKEND IN RIGA
Friday 6 October 2017 - Mon 9 October 2017
Join Ann for a long weekend in Riga, Latvia’s capital, set on the Baltic Sea at the mouth of the River Daugava. It's considered a cultural center and is home to many museums and concert halls. The city is also known for its wooden buildings, ar ...

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