The John Briggs Centre
The John Briggs Centre is a purpose built building with sleeping accommodation for a maximum of 38 people. It is possible to arrange for other people to camp near to the Centre. Camp fees are payable for numbers above 38. Outside the Centre there is a grassed activity area that is for exclusive use of the users of the Centre. Please note that camping, pitching of tents or other constructions are not normally permitted on the adjacent grassed area but should you have a burning need please talk to us.
This building has sleeping accommodation for 38 people. There are six carpeted dormitories. Four have 8 bunks in each, one has 4 bunks and one has 2 bunks. All the bunks are complete with mattresses. Personal bedding is not supplied, all users must bring their own pillows and pillowcases, plus sleeping bags (or blankets and sheets).
Activity Room / Dining Area
This room is 22ft by 26ft and is equipped with chairs and GoPak tables. A large Television and DVD player are provided, as well as a wall mounted whiteboard.
The large kitchen is fully equipped with sinks, a commercial oven with a six-burner hob, microwave oven, hot cupboard, toaster, freezer, refrigerator, cooking utensils, cutlery and crockery for 50 people. There is a serving hatch between the Kitchen and Dining Area. Tea towels and cleaning fluids are not provided.
Ladies, gents & disabled toilets and washrooms with hot water. A shower is provided in the disabled washroom.
There is ample hot and cold water, electricity and central heating. Lighting is provided around the outside of the Centre.
Health and Safety
There are night-lights, emergency lighting, an automatic fire alarm system and emergency exits. An electronic flycatcher and hand drying facilities are provided in the kitchen.
Please see the charges for 2023, or 2024 for full details, there are no hidden extras, all electricity, gas and heating are included in the price.
The Annexe is adjacent to the John Briggs Centre and can be booked as an addition and is suitable as a classroom, field study centre, or for additional indoor activities. (See separate page for details.)
The diagram below shows the layout of The John Briggs Activity Centre.