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Calshot Activities Centre

Family and Group Activities

If you’re looking for excitement, challenge and enjoyment then you need look no further than a visit to Calshot. The range and quality of activities are exceptional and irrespective of your length of stay will provide a memorable experience. No previous experience is required, just a willingness to have a go.


Dinghy Sailing - Adults and accompanied children (8yrs +)

£50 Adults£40 Under 18

Time: 9.30am-12.30pm or 1.30pm-4.30pm

Using Laser Funboats and/or Picos your instructor will organise the group depending upon age, conditions and previous experience. Younger children will normally sail with a parent, sibling or another youngster. The group will all operate in the same area so it should be easy to see how everyone is getting on.

Children must be accompanied by at least one participating adult, with a maximum of two children per adult. These sessions progress with the whole family in mind, and the structure of the session will depend on the group mix and conditions.

Sit-on-Top Kayak – Adults and accompanied children (8yrs +)

£50 Adults £40 Under 18

Time: 0930-1230 or 1330-1630

A great way for the family to get afloat together. Using single and double Sit-on-Top kayaks your instructor will organise a fun and informative session using this increasingly popular and accessible craft. Younger children will normally paddle a two seater craft with an accompanying adult.

Children must be accompanied by at least one participating adult, with a maximum of two children per adult. These sessions progress with the whole family in mind, and the structure of the session will depend on the group mix and conditions.

Additional course dates are added throughout the year – please phone 023 8089 2077 for details


Our taster sessions are a great way to try this increasingly popular Olympic sport. All equipment is provided and your instructor will cover all the shooting and safety information you need to know and soon have you releasing your first arrows towards the Gold!  The session will be based in one of our purpose built indoor ranges, which offer the perfect environment for novices to experience the sport for the first time.

Family sessions are open from children of 7 upwards with an accompanying adult or 16 and 17 year olds on their own.


£22 (Adult)  £16 (Under 18)

7-15 yr olds must be accompanied by an adult on the course

Times:1110–1240 or 1345-1515

12 Oct (Sun am) AR 1
16 Nov (Sun am) AR 2
13 Dec (Sat am) AR 3
25 Jan (Sun pm) AR 4
8 Feb (Sun am) AR 5

If you have your own group (max 12) why not organise your own session? Contact our bookings department to discuss your requirements.

Group Activities

Whether you’re a family looking to do some activities together, group of friends wanting a fun day out, you’re organising a celebration with a difference or you’re a club wanting a social event then Calshot should be able to provide what you’re looking for.

Everything from single sessions through to week long residential visits are available, with every programme specifically tailored for the individual/group.

Activities and facilities

  • Rock Climbing– using the largest indoor climbing facility on the South coast

  • Skiing and Snowboarding- on our indoor plastic slope

  • Track cycling – on one of Britain’s only indoor banked velodromes.

  • Archery

  • High/Low Ropes including the Team Swing experience

  • Initiative Tasks

  • Dinghy Sailing*

  • Powerboat experience* – using our 6.3 metre RIB (ask for quote)

  • Kayaking*

  • Windsurfing*– in sheltered water using high quality equipment*

  • Outrigger Canoeing* – paddling 6 person ocean-going Hawaiian canoes*

  • Orienteering – in The New Forest National Park

All specialist equipment is provided

*Watersports available April–October.

Other Facilities

  • Residential accommodation for up to 170

  • On site catering – in our dining room overlooking the Solent

  • Conference/training rooms – suitable for groups of up to 120


Group Options and Prices

Single sessions from £120 Children and £170 Adults

Single sessions (1.5hrs) are available in most of our landbased activities. For groups of up to 10, this is a popular party option.

Adventure Days

£395 for under 18s

£600 per group of adults

Half days are available from £340 (Adults) and £240 (Children)

Try up to four exciting and challenging activities in a day, these have proven extremely popular with adults and children.

Waterbased activities are available April to October, and the landbased activities are available all year round.

Adventure days run from 0930 to 1630, with various options available:

  • Four landbased activities.

  • Two waterbased activities.

  • One water and two landbased activities.

Prices do not include lunch, however, a variety of meal options are available which can be discussed when making your booking.

Multi Activity Weekend

£235 Residential Adults

£160 Under 18 years

Residential includes lunches, evening meal on 1st night, plus one night B&B

Extra B&B available at £27.00 per person,per night (subject to availability)

Times: 0900 – 2030 first day, 0900 – 1700 second day

This is an extremely popular option with groups and friends wanting an action packed weekend. We would discuss and

tailor a programme with you in advance to ensure the activities suit your group.

Group Size:

Multi Activity: Multiples of 6 Adults or 8 under 18s.

Landbased: Multiples of 10.

Adult supervision is required for all groups of under 18’s.

We offer one free adult place for every ten fully paying under 18 participants.

Multi Activity Weeks

We also offer week-long residential courses for both adults and children.

Please contact our booking department to discuss options etc.

low ropes at Calshot

outrigger canoeing at Calshot

Calshot Activities Centre

Calshot Spit, Fawley
Southampton, Hampshire SO45 1BR
tel 023 8089 2077