A centre for excitement and adventure

The Mill Rythe activity village is situated on Hayling Island, Hampshire, against the backdrop of extensive panoramas looking out to Chichester Harbour, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Mill Rythe Acommodation

Mill Rythe’s stunning location is perfect for a waterside adventure. Purpose-built climbing towers, outdoor and indoor heated swimming pools, on-site lake, sports fields, an indoor performance hall, games room, and over three miles of beautiful Blue Flag beaches await your group as they embark on their next JCA adventure at Mill Rythe.

Suitable for:Primary Schools, Non-school groups
Group sizes:Up to 540
Open:May to July
Length of stay:2-4 nights, activity days
Mill Rythe Swimming Pool

This modern centre offers a high standard of accommodation and a wide choice of facilities suited to our broad range of land- and water-based activities.

  • On-site lake ideal for kayaking
  • Indoor heated leisure pool
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool with flume
  • Abseiling tower
  • Outdoor 5-a-side football pitch, tennis and netball courts
  • Entertainment hall, featuring a stage ideal for evening entertainments
  • Adventure playground and games room

Our modern base on Hayling Island is packed with activities targeted at school groups to help children realise there is an adventure away from the TV screen just waiting to be discovered. 

One dedicated instructor per group

With a maximum activity group size of typically 12 children, our JCA centres work to an instructor to child ratio of 1:12, which can increase to 1:15 if deemed necessary. 

By providing each group with their own dedicated instructor, we believe this enables our team of JCA trained facilitators to better understand the strengths, weaknesses, and personality of each child. This policy also helps ensure children are properly supervised at all times.

Mill Rythe School Group

27 activities available

The wide choice of activities available at the Mill Rythe activity village provides children with numerous learning opportunities that support development through the curriculum. 

Book a free preview visit

We welcome preview visits from Party Leaders, Educational Visits Coordinators, Governors, and Local Authority Advisors. These provide an opportunity to carry out risk assessments explore the facilities, and see which activities might suit your children’s needs.

Preview visits can last between one and two hours. These must be booked in advance with head office. Unscheduled visitors will be refused entry to the site’s facilities for security reasons.

Book your preview visit

See what happens on a typical trip

All JCA trips are designed to the needs of each group however to provide you with a better idea what to expect, we have produced a sample itinerary, menu, and kit list: 

Sample Itinerary

Sample Kit List