Pay and play every day with new climbing activities at Calshot

Visitors will scale new heights at Hampshire County Council’s Calshot Activities Centre with new and improved climbing and adventure activities - all in a flexible ‘pay and play’ format without the need to book in advance

Dec 7 2017

At his Decision Day, Executive Member for Culture, Recreation and Countryside, Councillor Andrew Gibson, today (7 December) approved a £320,000 investment into four new activities at the site. 

Councillor Gibson, said: “With this significant investment at Calshot, we hope to attract new customers and provide an even more exciting offer to individuals and groups. 

“With the addition of climbing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, these will be wonderful additions to our existing first class sport and recreational facilities at Calshot and offer a great opportunity to inspire people of all ages to try new sports and activities.”

The new and improved activities, which will be available from autumn 2018, include: 

Aerial trekking – New indoor high ropes course including balance beams, tightrope bridges and stepping stones whilst visitors are attached to a continuous safety system. 
Auto belayed climbing – New rock wall climbing system with an automated safety rope machine which takes up the slack during a climb and controls the descent.
Bouldering – Improved indoor rock climbing, enabling climbers to move freely and flexibly between rocks. 
Ringos – Tobogganing down a dry ski slope in inflatable tubes.

A pricing plan for the ‘pay and play’ activities will be announced in due course. 

In the meantime, Calshot Activities Centre offers a wide range of water- and land-based recreational courses and activities, including dry slope skiing, velodrome cycling, climbing walls, kayaking, windsurfing and dinghy sailing.