Calshot activities centre

In a prime location on the shores of the Solent, Calshot Activities Centre is one of the largest outdoor adventure centres in Britain

Calshot aerial photo

Opening hours

Centre opening times vary depending on the programmed activities. The main gates to the site are opened at 6am and locked at 11.30pm daily. The Centre is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Reception is open daily between 9am to 5pm for general enquiries (closed Bank Holidays).

Course participants will receive details of timings with their joining instructions.

Contact and bookings

Email calshot.ac@hants.gov.uk

Enquiry form

Phone 02380 892077

Address

Calshot Spit
Fawley

Southampton
SO45 1BR

What's on offer

We offer a wide range of exciting water and land based activities, for all abilities and ages through out the year, either indoors within our historic hangars which accommodate a climbing complex, an indoor velodrome and a dry ski slope or outdoors on land or the water.

Whether you’re a family looking to do some activities together, a group of friends wanting a fun day out, organising a celebration with a difference or a club wanting a social event - Calshot has it all. From half day to week long residential visits, with every programme tailored for the individual group.

Coaching is to a high standard and our highly experienced instructors will provide helpful advice on all aspects of your chosen activity / sport.

With onsite accommodation and meals for residential courses/activities, a cafe/bar and our facilities are accessible to all.

 
 

The Cafe Bar at Calshot

Enjoy our spectacular views with a drink, snack, or meal.

Accommodation, events and facility hire

Breaks and stays

Our four accommodation buildings can host up to 180 visitors in a mixture of twin, triple bunked and larger four to eight bunked rooms - some with private showers and facilities. Communal lounges, drying rooms and tea / coffee making facilities are available.

Full board, half board or bed and breakfast options are available for residential visits. Catering is to a high standard in our large modern dining room with views of the Solent.

Events

Perhaps you are looking to hold an event that requires accommodation and facility hire?  We’ve hosted everything from sailing and cycling to karate competitions. Or perhaps you’re looking to lead a local expedition and require accommodation only.

The centre can be hired for wedding receptions, birthday parties, shows, exhibitions, corporate entertainment and more. Catering for large numbers is no problem with our well-equipped kitchen. Smaller, more intimate catering packages can be booked through the The Café/Bar at Calshot

Indoor sports facilities

Calshot has a large multi-purpose indoor playing area which includes badminton and netball courts and five-a-side football pitches.  The centre of the velodrome also houses further badminton courts and a volleyball court.  

These are available for hire either to individuals or groups throughout the year.

 

Useful information

Staying Safe at Calshot

Calshot is a busy site so please keep in mind the following:

  • Drive slowly adhering to the displayed speed limits
  • Park & Display in allocated areas
  • If launching please use the designated slipways and follow our Marine Rules
  • The Castle is surrounded by a deep moat. Please park carefully and keep children under close supervision at all times
  • Calshot has a busy boat park so be watchful for trip hazards and obstructions
  • The launching and use of private drones on site is forbidden
  • Take care on the shore line and only swim in designated areas
  • Please see our Centre Rules for further restrictions and guidance