Calshot Activities Centre

Adventure Holidays, Sailing and Windsurfing Weeks

Calshot Adventure, Sailing and Windsurfing holidays are a great mix of adventure, challenge, excitement and fun. Our top class facilities, excellent equipment and experienced staff combine to make a stay at Calshot a truly memorable experience. With a full programme of activities throughout the day and into the evening, Calshot really does provide an action packed week to share with friends new and old.

Hollidays available;

  • Multi Activity 8-10 and 10 -13 year olds

  • Adventure Plus 13-16 year olds

  • Ultimate Adventure 16-18 year olds

  • Dinghy Sailing 10-13 and 13-16 year olds

  • Windsurfing 10-13 and 13-16 year olds

Multi Activity Adventure for 8-10 years and 10-13 years

An exciting course, providing a great introduction to a wide range of adventure activities. Don’t worry if you have not done them before, we will introduce them step by step, in an exciting and enjoyable way. The programme will include a selection of our adventure activities which includes Skiing, Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Archery, Orienteering, Problem Solving, Canoeing, Sailing and Windsurfing.

Working in small groups you are sure to meet new friends, try lots of challenging activities and have plenty of fun along the way.

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Full week - 10-13 year olds
£375 Non-residential,includes lunches and evening meals
£430 Residential,as non-residential plus 5 nights B&B

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Part week - 8-10 year olds
£225 Non-residential, includes lunches and evening meals,
£255 Residential as non-residential plus 3 nights B&B

Multi Activity 8-10's

Part week

26 - 29 July 2015 H 6
9 - 12 August 2015 H 14

Multi Activity 10-13's

Full week

26 - 31 July 2015 H 1
2 - 7 August 2015 H 7
9 - 12 August 2015 H 11
16 - 21 August 2015 H 15

Adventure Plus 13-16 years, including Powerboating and Snowboarding

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If you’re looking for a challenging and exciting week then look no further than Adventure Plus.

  • £405 Non-residential includes lunches and evening meals

  • £460 Residential as non residential plus 5 nights B&B

Not only will you Ski, Climb, Abseil and Track Cycle, you’ll also Snowboard, spend a day rock climbing on the sea cliffs at Swanage or Portland, paddle a 6 person ocean-going Hawaiian outrigger canoe and if that’s not enough you’ll also navigate the Solent on board a 6.3 metre RIB, helmed by an experienced instructor.

With a top speed of over 25 knots this powerboat, weather permitting, should enable a visit to the Isle of Wight.

26 - 31 July 2015

H 2

2 - 7 August 2015

H 8

16 - 21 August 2015

H 16

Ultimate Adventure Week 16-18 years

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This course meets the requirements of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Gold residential element

  • £405 Non-residential includes lunches and evening meals

  • £460 Residential as non-residential plus 5 nights B&B.

The Ultimate Adventure Week at Calshot is more than your average multi-activity week. Our experienced instructors will guide you through national qualifications; RYA Level 1 Dinghy Sailing and Kayaking and Canoeing 1 Star awards. As well as this the course is packed with other exciting activities such as Snowboarding, Climbing on real rock, High Ropes and Track Cycling. The course also meets the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award residential requirements and a great opportunity to meet new, likeminded people, learning some wonderful new sports at the South’s premier activity centre.

16 - 21 August 2015

H 17


RYA Dinghy Sailing & Windsurfing for 10-13 and 13-16 years

Dinghy Sailing

An exciting week for those who want to specialise in the ever popular sport of sailing. Courses are based on the RYA Young Sailors Scheme and will give beginners and advanced sailors alike the opportunity to develop their skills under the guidance of our experienced instructors.

Instruction takes place in small teaching groups and sheltered water with safety boats always in attendance. Certificates are provided free of charge. So as not to miss out on the centre’s exciting landbased activities, one day will be shore-based with the opportunity to take part in activities such as climbing, skiing and archery.

  • £385 Non-residential, includes lunches and evening meal

  • £440 Residential, as non-residential plus 5 nights B&B. These courses run from Sunday to Friday

Stage One/Two

For those with little or no previous sailing experience this is a great introduction to the sport. All the basics will be introduced in a fun and exciting way.

10 - 13 years 2 - 7 August 2015 H 10 Book now
13 - 16 years 9 - 14 August 2015 H 12 Book now

Stage Three/Four

For those holding the Stage Two award (or sail at that level) this course will introduce youngsters to more advanced sailing skills and double handed boats.

10 - 16 years 9 - 14 August 2015 H 13 Book now

Performance Sailing and Spinnaker Course

This course is designed to refine techniques, develop skills and make sailing more efficient. Topics covered include upwind performance, use of tell tales, better tacking and gybing, and an introduction to spinnakers. Youngsters should hold a Stage Four award or be at that level before joining this course.

Windsurfing Stage One/Two

For those with little or no previous windsurfing experience this is a great introduction to the sport.  All the basics will be introduced in a fun and exciting way. Using small, light-weight equipment, specially designed for children, who will be quickly up and sailing under the guidance of their instructor.  The course will follow the RYA Youth Windsurfing Scheme. So as not to miss out on the centre's exciting landbased activities, one day will be shore-based with the opportunity to take part in activities such as Climbing, Skiing and Archery.

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Parents– all you need to know

Safety and Quality

The safety of your child and the quality of our provision are our prime considerations. Calshot is registered with the Adventure Activities Licensing Service, as licensed to provide specified activities under the following headings: Watersports, Abseiling, Rock Climbing, Hill Walking and Mountaineering. Licence details can be confirmed by calling the Licensing Service tel 029 2075 5715.

Calshot also holds Adventuremark and a Learning Outside The Classroom quality badge. We also adhere to the stringent safety standards of Hampshire County Council. We adhere to and in many cases exceed the safety standards laid down by the major governing bodies of sport.

All watersports take place under the direct supervision of qualified British Canoe Union and Royal Yachting Association Instructors and all our other activities are taught by appropriately qualified staff.

Week long courses

Week long holiday courses start at 4pm on Sundays , include high tea on arrival, and finish at 2pm on Friday. For those booking non residentially, courses start at 8.50am on Monday and finish each day at 6.30pm, following evening meal, except Friday when the finish time is 2pm.

Part week courses for 8-10 year olds

Part week course start at the same time as our week long course but finish at 2pm on Wednesday. These shorter courses are designed for the younger age group, who might find a full week away from home too long.


We provide all the specialist equipment, including wetsuits, all of which is maintained to a high level by our professional technical staff.


Unlike many adventure holiday operators, Calshot runs for 12 months of the year and the majority of our teaching staff are permanent and full time. We have a rigorous and ongoing staff training programme.


Children are accommodated in a mixture of twin, triple and larger four to eight bunked rooms. Ample toilets & showers are available on each corridor. We try to meet all reasonable requests for friends of the same sex to share rooms.


We offer a full activity programme throughout the day and evening. Evening activities include competitions, problem solving and group tasks, badminton, table tennis, five-a-side football and an end of course disco. At night specialist residential staff will ensure the safety and wellbeing of your children and are on call at all times.


We are very aware that when sending your children to a residential centre you need to have total confidence in our ability to care for and look after your children. We are pleased to answer any questions you may have, discuss any issues with which you are concerned or arrange a visit, prior to booking.

Please contact us to make an appointment.

Childcare Vouchers

We are able to accept child vouchers for our holiday courses. At present childcare vouchers cannot be redeemed on-line. Please contact us for further details 023 80892077


There are no hidden extras in our fees. Prices include a full programme of activities, all specialist equipment, 24 hour supervision (residential), meals/accommodation and drinks during breaks. Children may want a small amount of pocket money to purchase souvenirs from our shop, to use the payphones and for those with an off- site element to their programme, some ice cream money!!! Pocket money can be looked after in the Centre’s safe if required.


How to book

A medical declaration must be completed by next-of-kin for all under 18s.