Bank Holiday weekend

With the continuing sunny weather, we expect Calshot Activities Centre to be busy especially during the Bank Holiday weekend. Please help keep everyone safe by continuing to follow government advice.

  • Our car park, slipway and toilets are open, but all other facilities are closed.
  • Please follow social distancing guidelines and stay 2m apart from others. This includes customers using the slipway
  • Parking & launching charges will apply and please note we will only be accepting card payments. You will need to pay for launching before entry to the slipway area is permitted.
  • At peak times we may need to reduce the amount of vehicles & boats entering the launching area and prioritise this for our members
  • Continue to follow governing body guidance to ensure you stay safe on the water

The above steps will help us keep Calshot and our slipway open for all. If we have ongoing concerns we may need to restrict launching to members only.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

Calshot Management

With the coronavirus pandemic making it impossible for most children’s sporting events and activities to continue, our thoughts are with the children and young people who may be more isolated and become more vulnerable during this time of isolation.

Here are some places that anyone can turn to for help:

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.

Reception is open daily from 9am to 4pm 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

General enquiry form

School enquiry form

Phone 02380 892077

Address

Calshot Spit Fawley Southampton SO45 1BR

Services

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What's on offer

We offer a wide range of exciting water and land based activities, for all abilities and ages throughout 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.

Take a look at our new 360 degree tour to view what we offer (external website)

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.

School groups

Calshot offers environmental and outdoor adventure packages for schools. These can be for Day or Residential trips. Visit our information for schools.

Gift vouchers

Looking for the perfect gift for family and friends?

Purchase one of our Calshot gift vouchers for your recipient to redeem at a later date for the course of their choice. Perfect for birthdays, Christmas and any other occasion you can think of to give a gift! With multiple amounts to choose from, there's something for everyone.

Voucher

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 five-a-side football pitches. These are available for hire either to individuals or groups throughout the year subject to availability.

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
  • Calshot uses an Automatic Number Plate Recognition System (ANPR). Please park in allocated areas and visit the pay machines before you leave
  • 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
  • Take care on the shore line and only swim in designated areas
  • Please see our Centre Rules for further restrictions and guidance
  • The launching and use of private drones at Calshot is strictly forbidden
  • Calshot is nestled within a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), please take your litter home with you and respect the wildlife