Accommodation and catering

Calshot Activities Centre

Calshot offers a variety of fully catered, accommodation buildings which sleep 180 students in total. Each building provides a range of room size options, with access to separate toilet and showers.
Teachers have their own single rooms, complete with complimentary tea and coffee making facilities. 

We are able to accommodate students with limited mobility. These rooms and toilets are equipped with hoist systems.
Most of accommodation buildings have communal spaces and drying rooms. Security is our number one priority and all accommodation buildings and corridors are restricted by key code entry. A duty manager and security guard remain on site overnight to support residential guests with any matter that might arise outside of the activity timetable.

Meals are taken in our residential dining room, which offers a range of healthy, balanced meal options throughout your stay. Drinks and snacks can be provided at break times. Please indicate dietary requirements on the medical and group information forms.

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Tile Barn Outdoor Centre

Located in the heart of the New Forest, Tile Barn can accommodate up to 400 young people. This makes it ideal for whole year groups. We provide all equipment required to self-cater as standard. However, we can also offer fully delivered catering packages too.

We offer pre-erected camping whereby a tented campsite will be set up ready for your group, complete with marquees for meeting/dining purposes. Schools are welcome to stay with us in their own tents – this option is commonly used for Duke of Edinburgh expeditions and training.

Our Poppy Pod village accommodates up to 80 people. These glamping style pods are ideal for groups looking for a more luxurious camping experience. Your group will have use of the ‘roundhouse’ as a central meeting/dining space located in the centre of the Poppy Pod village.

Our bunkhouse is an indoor accommodation option for up to 38. It has a kitchen and large lounge.

The site has an accessible shower and toilet block.

A duty manager is on site overnight to assist guests as required.

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Runway’s End Outdoor Centre

Runways End offers a variety of accommodation options. Our facilities are fully equipped for groups to self-cater. Or, we can offer fully delivered catering.

Forge Lodge

Forge Lodge is our largest indoor accommodation option, suitable for up to 71. With purpose built facilities including:

  • kitchen and dining room
  • communal lounge with log burning stove
  • open courtyard area
  • drying room
  • accessible bathrooms
Forge Lodge at Runways EndInside of Forge Hall at Runways End

Camping Pods

NEW for 2019 we have 10 Camping Pods that can sleep up to 40. With access to an indoor hall for meeting and dining purposes included as part of the package, as well as a nearby accessible toilet and shower block. This exciting new facility offers groups the opportunity to sleep under the stars in luxurious, under-floor heated cosy Pods!

Outside of the Camping Pods at Runways EndInside the Camping Pods at Runways End


We also have a lovely campsite which can accommodate up to 150 people. The site is flat and enclosed by trees. Campers have access to a toilet and shower block nearby, complete with a washing up area. A marquee is available to hire for use as kitchen and communal area.

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Hampshire and Cass Foundation Mountain Centre

The Mountain Centre can accommodate up to 46 people.

   The Farmhouse  The Longbarn  The Annex
Sleeps up to 22 14 10
Number of bedrooms 5 3  
Kitchen Yes Yes No
Dining area Yes Yes No
Lounge Yes Yes No 

The annex is linked to from the Farmhouse and the Longbarn. It can be hired with either of those accommodation options. It cannot be hired on its own.

Facilities include:

  • fully equipped kitchens for your use
  • drying room
  • large classrooms
  • communal lounge with wood burning stove

An on-call duty manager is available overnight to assist guests as required.