Important notice

Calshot is closed for all indoor recreational activities. We are contacting customers who are affected; bookings are covered under our COVID-19 Guarantee.

The following remain open:

  • Slipways and car park, normal car parking charges apply
  • Café from 10am to 4pm Saturday to Sunday (takeaways only)
  • Toilets from 8:30am to 4:30pm daily (access through the Hangar)

The campsite is closed.

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

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We have been awarded the 'we're good to go' status to demonstrate that we adhere to Government and public health guidance.

Address

Calshot Spit Fawley Southampton SO45 1BR

Hampshire Outdoor Centres

Book with confidence COVID-19 guarantee

We guarantee that if your plans have to change due to COVID-19, you can either:

  • Transfer your booking to new dates (subject to availability)
  • Cancel your booking and receive a full refund
Book With Confidence! Hampshire County Council COVID-19 booking guarantee

Services

Things to do in Hampshire Activity centres

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 Hampshire Outdoor gift vouchers for your recipient to redeem at a later date, for an activity at one of our Hampshire centres. Perfect for birthdays, Christmas and any other occasion you can think of to give a gift!

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