Develop skills for life!

Our flagship activity centre set in the Shropshire countryside offers the ideal combination of outdoor and indoor adventurous activities.

Considered as one of the most outstanding Elizabethan manor houses in England, this Grade I listed building near Shrewsbury in the West Midlands intertwines the charm of rural Britain with the latest technology to provide groups of all ages with an adventure to remember. The centre’s location offers easy motorway access and provides a secure environment to visiting school groups with 24-hour JCA staffing.

JCA Condover Hall with Lake
Suitable for:Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Non-school groups, Families
Group sizes:Up to 575
Open:February to November
Length of stay:2-4 nights, weekends, activity days
JCA Condover Hall

Condover Hall makes for the perfect setting for your school residential trip boasting a range of facilities and innovative activity stations, including:

  • High aerial trek
  • On-site lake and wildlife lake
  • Indoor sports hall
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • High and low rope courses
  • All-weather sports courts
  • Indoor laser maze
  • Multi-bedded rooms (most with en-suite facilities)
  • Party Leader bar and coffee area
  • Restaurant
  • Beautiful Grade II listed secure grounds 

With outstanding activities comes the need for unrivalled facilities. JCA is proud to provide an array of updated equipment and facilities to support primary and secondary school groups during their outdoor adventures. Determined to support teachers in any way they can, our on-site team at Condover Hall ensure we are fully equipped to meet the needs of your children’s learning objectives while enjoying your residential trip.

One dedicated instructor per group

We work with a unique policy of one dedicated instructor per group for the duration of their stay. JCA operate an instructor to child ratio of typically 1:12 (this can increase to 15 should this be deemed necessary as per BAPA guidelines). Please note there are some activities that require specialist instructors and therefore a different member of staff will be overseeing the group. 

This allows instructors to get to know the strengths, weaknesses and personality of each child, supporting children in getting the most out of their time with JCA. It also helps ensure children are properly supervised at all times in accordance with our stringent safety programme.

Condover Hall High Ropes and Surroundings

41 activities available

Activities at this centre apply to a broad range of subject areas and leaning outcomes, promoting education, personal development and of course, fun!

From the Elizabethan roots of Condover Hall and our grounds that embrace both literature and the arts of this period, children can step back in time to the years of Robin Hood brought to life in the writings of the influential 16th century playwright Anthony Munday. Discover Robin’s pinpoint accuracy on the archery range; master the art of fencing like Will Scarlet; and climb high above the treeline like Robin’s Merry Men on our new high aerial trek. Learning and adventure are rolled into one within the grounds of Condover Hall.

High Ropes Activity at Condover Hall

Book a free preview visit

We welcome preview visits from Party Leaders, Governors, Educational Visits Coordinators and Local Authority Advisors. A visit can give you the opportunity to carry out risk assessments, inspect our range of facilities, while also providing a chance to get to know the centre’s surroundings.

Please note: most visits will take between one and two hours. Preview visits must be pre-booked via head office with unauthorised visitors refused entry to the site for security reasons.

Book your preview visit

See what happens on a typical trip

All JCA residential trips are tailored to each individual group, but to give you a better idea of what you might expect we have put together a sample itinerary and kit list:

Sample Itinerary

Sample Kit List

How to get to Condover Hall