Calshot Activities Centre

Type:Activity Provider

Calshot Spit, Fawley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 1BR

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

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.

Journey into the past

Overlooking the water is the picturesque Calshot Castle. Walk around the former Tudor artillery fort, discover Calshot’s fascinating history, and enjoy panoramic views of the Castle.

Beside the seaside

Enjoy a gentle stroll along Calshot’s beach, lined with traditional English beach huts. Watch the boats and cruise liners on the Solent, and take a paddle in the water.

Explore the Solent Shore

From the New Forest National Park to nearby Lepe Country Park, there are lots of circular walking routes which can be enjoyed from Calshot, with parking, refreshments and toilets available at the Activities Centre.

A café with a view

With spectacular views across the Solent, the licensed café bar at Calshot is the ideal place to relax. The menu offers light bites and cakes plus wholesome and delicious meals. Perfect for a post-adventure snack or a treat after a long walk or day on the beach. Free WiFi.

We also 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.



  • Electric car charging point
  • Refuge Support


  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Changing Places
  • Changing Places Toilets
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Video/virtual tours

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Free Entry


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

COVID-19 Response

  • 2m distancing in place
  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors clearly marked for social distancing
  • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • One way system
  • Online booking possible
  • Open now
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Socially distanced spaced seating
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Bar area
  • Board/Flipchart
  • Business support
  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Grounds for outdoor activities
  • Leisure facilities onsite
  • Mobile phone coverage


  • Free Parking - Free parking for those taking part in an activity.
  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Onsite Catering
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • English Heritage Property - Calshot Castle is an English Heritage site

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Eco-Friendly



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      • Other AwardsGo New Forest Member Go New Forest Member 2018
      • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

      Opening Times

      * 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).

      *subject to the latest government restrictions and guidelines

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