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Calshot Activities Centre

Development Training and Corporate Events

Whether its corporate activities, development training or conference facilities we can meet your needs.

Our recently opened Mitchell building offers comfortable accommodation with private bathroom and toilet facilities, and sea views, in all rooms. More basic accommodation is also available.

We look forward to discussing your personal requirements, and drafting a programme to match. Our competitive price will be based upon the programme you choose.

For companies large and small, Calshot has something for you. If it's fun and entertainment you want, then corporate events fit the bill. If you want to enhance your employees effectiveness as a team then development training is for you.

Development Training

Team building activity
  • Benefits of Development Training
  • Co-operation and understanding
  • Team development and spirit
  • Improved communication skills
  • Individual self confidence – self awareness
  • An ability to understand how to work with others

We deliver what you want

Individual courses are developed in accordance with the needs of employers. Teambuilding qualities are selected and combined in a programme which utilises a variety of our facilities. Low key reviewing sessions complete the package.

Both mental and physical challenges are carefully chosen to reinforce learning objectives and the level of activity is always well within the capabilities of individuals.
Our aims are to develop people, build the team and then improve team performance. Our professional team have been delivering these courses for over 20 years. We are experienced in both providing complete courses ourselves or complementing events arranged by other organisation.

Your visit to Calshot will be beneficial, dynamic and fun!


We are able to combine our numerous on site facilities with exercises in the New Forest and the Solent.
Initiative & Low Ropes Courses A purpose built area for team tasks incorporating mental and physical challenges where success can only be achieved by team unison. A Night Line is included in this area, allowing a blind-folded team to negotiate various obstacles facilitating the vital skills of trust and communication.

High Ropes Course

Situated inside the Schneider Hangar this is an ideal way for individuals to find out about themselves, confront their fears, trust and support others, feel empathy and have shared experiences of the unknown.

Problem Solving

Tasks Our vast repertoire of problem solving tasks range from simple 10 minute exercises to longer more complex challenges.

Forest Exercises

In the New Forest we have several orienteering courses for both individual competition or team exercises. We are also able to set longer navigational challenges which can include completing tasks in pre-determined places.

Solent Navigation

On the Solent we have navigational exercises that involve 'buoy hopping' to a set destination. Guidance on chart and compass work is given. Participants may be given the opportunity to 'helm' the vessel.

River Crossing

A challenging and enjoyable team activity either in the New Forest or across our Canoe Pool!

Raft Building

A typical though effective team building event. Our situation provides variety in this exercise allowing us to build a raft of simple construction for use on the canoe pool or something more substantial to be used in our sheltered creek.


Calshot provides year round opportunities for Corporate events. We have an unrivalled mix of exciting and challenging activities suitable for novices and experts, all tailored specifically to the client's requirements. Emphasis is placed on safety, enjoyment and learning.

All our staff are appropriately qualified for the various disciplines ensuring the best possible experience. All specialist clothing and equipment is provided for your visit.

What's available?

Landbased activities are offered throughout the year. These are either based inside our massive hangars, avoiding any inclement weather, or in the nearby New Forest.
Waterbased activities are offered between April and October. Sited on Britain's premier Watersports location we are ideally suited for learning and developing Watersports skills.

Activities at Calshot

Choose from the following exhilarating activities.

Track cycling

One of only tthree indoor Velodromes in England – definite WOW! factor.

Climbing and Abseiling

We have the south's premier indoor climbing facility, easy angled slabs to a 13m overhang and Abseiling platform.

Skiing and Snowboarding

On our Snowflex slopes, safer and more realistic than the old type slopes.


For the less adventurous, this requires accuracy and concentration.


An opportunity to practice navigation skills and enjoy some of the beautiful New Forest scenery. Excellent for working in small teams.

Mountain Biking

Either practice skills on site or explore the New Forest.

Dinghy Sailing


Laser Pico's

Lively training boats for one or two persons.

RS Fevas

Larger single-handed boats offering more room for adults


Up to three students with an instructor, the conventional way to learn to sail

Dart 16 Cat

Fast fun in these twin trapeze catamarans, up to three students with an instructor

Topper Buzz

Asymmetric racing dinghy, for sailors with some experience, one student with an instructor.


Our stable boards are the perfect platform for those learning, and provide a progression for those who have windsurfed before.


This is a great activity as everybody has their own boat! Try kayaks, in either the creek or our canoe training pool.


We have a fleet of powerboats available for corporate use. These comprise 4.5m and 5.5m Ribs, one diesel displacement launch and some small tiller steered craft. Following instructional guidelines laid down by the Royal Yachting Association we introduce the principles of powerboat handling as well as an experience of the 'fast lane'. We can also provide navigation team exercises in and around the Solent.


Cost guidelines

Corporate days and Development Training/Teambuilding days cost £800 per group per day, both during the week or at a weekend.

This includes practical and reviewing sessions.

Landbased activities work in groups of up to 10.
If the numbers require the use of more instructors there will be an extra cost to meet.

Waterbased activities generally work in groups of up to 6, though a few activities require more staff so an additional cost is incurred.

We would like to invite you to a site visit so you can see the facilities we have. At the same time we can discuss a suitable programme which will be written for your individual requirements


A wide variety of catering options are available through our Cafe/Bar. Please contact us for full details.

Example of catered buffet lunch


View of bedroom

We can provide accommodation for up to 160 visitors in a mixture of twin, triple bunked and larger four to eight bunked rooms. Whenever possible adults are accommodated in the smaller rooms.

All rooms have washbasins with hot and cold water. Ample toilets and showers are available on each corridor. Single rooms can be booked, subject to availability, on payment of a supplement