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.

JCA Mill Rythe Acommodation

Near to Portsmouth and Chichester, Mill Rythe’s stunning location is perfect for a waterside adventure.

Over three miles of beautiful Blue Flag beaches await your group, alongside purpose-built climbing towers, outdoor and indoor heated swimming pools, on-site lake, sports fields, an indoor performance hall, and games room.

Suitable for:Primary Schools, Non-school groups
Group sizes:Up to 600
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.

  • Abseiling tower and high ropes course
  • On-site lake ideal for kayaking
  • Indoor heated leisure pool
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool with flume
  • 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. 

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.

One dedicated instructor per group

JCA operate an instructor to child ratio of typically 1:12, which can be increased to 15 should this be deemed necessary as per BAPA guidelines.

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.

While we work with a unique policy of one dedicated instructor per group for the duration of their stay, there are some activities that require specialist instructors and therefore a different member of staff will be overseeing the group.

Mill Rythe School Group

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.