Testimonials from some of our guests

Lilavati Ishaya, Brightpath
""The verbal introduction to the centre by Simon, he's hilarious, we all loved his sense of humour. The cabins were presentable and clean. The playground is well maintained and simple.""
Chris Haley, Bethel Church Otley
Chris Haley, Bethel Church Otley
"Just got back from a fab weekend away. Such good fun and such good fellowship(and a lovely Centre too with gorgeous countryside."
Ethan Potter, Callcredit Information Group
Ethan Potter, Callcredit Information Group
"The staff were fantastic, particularly Simon's introductory speech. The main centre facilities and grounds were perfect, particularly the views! I don't think there was much that could be changed, everything was delivered to above and beyond our expectations."
Catherine Lawton KS2 Teacher, Kirkby Fleetham Primary School, North Yorkshire
Catherine Lawton KS2 Teacher, Kirkby Fleetham Primary School, North Yorkshire
"We have used The Jonas Centre for whole school residentially on a number of occasions. The welcome we receive, the friendliness of staff and their genuine wish to accommodate our needs and to help us in any way they can is exemplary. Staff are able to lead exciting activities secure in the knowledge that help and support is readily available in the event of any difficulties, meaning everyone in the group has a fantastic time."
Gemma Jackson, KPMG
Gemma Jackson, KPMG
"What did you do well? - Welcoming us to the venue and helping us to set up. Setting the tone at the welcome meeting (Simon is a star!!) Having a wonderful venue set in beautiful countryside. Being relaxed about the use of the venue and making us feel so welcome and relaxed. Generally being a delight to deal with, and making everything so simple and straight forward - a lot of '5 star' venues could learn a lot for their customer services skills from spending a week with you :-)"
Susan Sadler, Lifeline Community Action
Susan Sadler, Lifeline Community Action
"Very rarely do you find such a place as this hidden gem at The Jonas Centre. We would highly recommend, if you need some time out, peace and some quiet, or just to be still, then we recommend The Jonas Centre."
Sue Allison, 1st Darlington Girls Brigade
""What a beautiful special place The Jonas Centre is, we all absolutely loved it and there was nothing we could fault. Simon and the team at The Jonas Centre were excellent from booking to the weekend and couldn't have been more helpful and supportive. The lodges were great and so loved by the children!""
Heidi Tiplady, Bushfire Ministries Sheffield
Heidi Tiplady, Bushfire Ministries Sheffield
"Many thanks for a fantastic weekend away. I have only had excellent feedback from everyone who came, and they wanted us to book for next year! We all had such a wonderful time and you were a great host and facilitator."
Graham Nightingale, Youth Director, Acorn Christian Ministries, Chesterfield
Graham Nightingale, Youth Director, Acorn Christian Ministries, Chesterfield
"I have come across no other centre where I have felt as welcomed and where every effort has been made to meet all our requests. And at the same time a personal interest in me - From my very first visit I never felt simply like a paying customer but someone who is known and cared about. I can only thank all involved again for creating such a wonderful place and for all your support over the years, bending over backwards to help us as we seek to serve our young people."
Rev Nick Moore, All Saints Stranton
"We've been before, love the setting, facilities are ideal for us, you give us an excellent price and a warm welcome."