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We do the paperwork for you

At JCA we take the strain away from paperwork so you can focus on looking forward to joining us for an adventure with your group. 

We have in place our very own Safety Management System and are risk assessment documents are available to download from our website. With over 20 years of experience in organising residential activity trips, we can even complete your Educational Visits form. Having worked with schools for so long, Local Authorities recognise us as an accredited provider of outdoor learning opportunities.

Our Customer Service Team are on hand every step of the way to ensure you booking is a stress-free experience. Providing all the paperwork you need for your senior leadership team to approve your JCA trip, we can also provide advice and guidance on your booking as well as gentle reminders of what is required and when. Whether this is the first trip you have organised or you’ve lost count of how many you have led, our JCA team are here to help from start to finish. 

We encourage Party Leaders who are not familiar with the JCA experience or are visiting a new centre to book a preview visit to your centre to meet the team, view the centre and surroundings and ask any questions that you may have. This gives Party Leaders a greater insight into what our activity centres provide and how their group will benefit from the trip. It will also enable Party Leaders to explore the facilities we have on offer for the support staff accompanying your group.

Party Leader facilities

We pride ourselves not only on providing an varied learning experience outside the classroom, but on ensuring Party Leaders have the facilities they need to make the trip even more enjoyable. We have taken on feedback from Party Leaders to further improve our on-site facilities and provide options for Party Leaders during moments of downtime.

Accommodation for Party Leaders

Comfort is key to providing Party Leaders with somewhere to rest their head at night and recharge the batteries in preparation for another day of adventure and exploration with their group. Furnished with this in mind, most of our centres have twin en-suite rooms, with some also featuring TVs plus tea and coffee making facilities.

Party Leader lounges

Each of our 5 centres offer a Party Leader Lounge ideal to relax in catch-up with support staff to discuss the day’s events after-hours or at appropriate points during the day. These are adult only areas and comprise of comfortable lounge chairs, flat screen TVs and hot drink facilities. 

At our centre of excellence, Condover Hall, Party Leader lounges feature additional kitchen facilities are available in all accommodation blocks except for the Hodnet unit. Our Party Leader Retreat at Croft Farm sits within a log cabin with an adjoining veranda and comfortable seating.

Bar area

At most centres we have an adult-only bar area which can be used in the evenings. This provides a great opportunity to connect and meet Party Leaders from other schools and hear about their experiences on our adventure activities. 

Centres providing a bar: Condover Hall and Croft Farm.


Cafe areas are also available at a selection of our activity centres, some of which are adult-only areas. Providing a range of hot and cold drinks as well as snacks, our cafes should have everything you need for that extra little burst of energy.

Centres providing a cafe: Condover Hall and Croft Farm.


We understand the importance of staying connected, especially when schools and groups wish to share their JCA experience with us and their followers on Twitter and Facebook.

Wireless internet access is available at all of our activity centres so you can provide an update on your day. Please ask at reception for more details on arrival as there may be specific areas within the centre the connection is available.

Preview visits

Party Leaders can schedule preview visits to any of our JCA activity centres when booking a residential school trip. This can include overnight accommodation for up to two people if required at your group’s chosen site.

A preview visit gives you the opportunity to review the site, our accommodation, facilities and activities prior to your stay as well as the perfect opportunity to see how we manage risk.

Simply contact a member of our friendly JCA advisors or get in touch to book your preview visit to one of our UK residential activity centres.

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