Calshot Activities Centre


Calshot Activities Centre will be closed on Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th January for staff training. Both our reception and cafe will be closed, however the centre doors will be open and toilet facilities still available.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Try something new this year and kickstart 2024!

Enjoy 20% off all activities at Calshot with using the code: NEWYOU24. Includes ringos, climbing, skiing, kayaking and more!

Find out more and book online:


Please note a temporary change to the Climbing Wall opening times for Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th January. The Wall will be open 17:00 - 22:00 for both days due to staff training. It will be back to normal hours from Wednesday. Thank you in advance!


Happy New Year!

๐Ÿ“ฃ If you are visiting Calshot today (Tuesday 2 January) please be aware that the Met Office have advised that Storm Henk will bring a spell of very strong winds.

Please take care travelling to, and during your visit with us. ๐Ÿ’จ

Calshot Activities Centre


What a year it's been!

As part of Hampshire Outdoor Centres, we're so proud to have delivered unforgettable moments to visitors across the board. We've seen fellow adventure-lovers of all kinds go from strength to strength and have loved being there every step of the way.

Here's to what new adventures 2024 brings!


Reminder that the Centre is closed today and tomorrow.

We hope you all have a wonderful couple of days; we look forward to welcoming you back onsite on Wednesday.

Before visiting please check our opening hours on the website as some parts of the centre have different opening hours and availability this week.



The wall will be closed the 24th, 25th and 26th to allow our staff time to enjoy the holidays.

Thank you to all our climbers for another wonderful year on the wall, we hope you've loved it as much as our Wall Team have - they're already hard at work planning next years events.

The Wall will be back open on the 27th December with reduced opening hours, we hope to see you there


Route Setting!

More routes going up today by Luke and Rich.

We've also had routes from Luke and Dave on two auto belay lines earlier in the week, photos coming later today so stay tuned ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™‚๏ธ

Photos from Calshot Activities Centre's post 20/12/2023

๐ŸŽ„ Opening hours over the festive period ๐ŸŽ„

Planning a visit in the next couple of weeks?

Check out our opening hours below, you can find more details here on our website, including session times for our Action Adventure activites:

Photos from Calshot Activities Centre's post 13/12/2023

Looking for a challenge for the New Year? ๐Ÿ’ช We have a Climbing Wall Instructor assessment running on 16th of January. ๐Ÿง— Share with someone who would make a good climbing instructor.

More info:


New Routes on Line 15 - Auto Belay Line!

Dave has been busy stripping and setting Line 15 for us. We've got 3 new routes for you to send, ranging from 5c - 6b

Use the Vertical Life App to let us know what you think of them


Going, Going SCONE!!! ๐Ÿ˜‹
Pop into the cafe for a delicious midweek treat! Scone, jam & cream, or is it cream then jam?! enjoy with a nice pot of tea! ๐Ÿ˜


When youโ€™re choosing presents for your loved ones,gift experiences might not have crossed your mind. While there are other more traditional presents that you can choose from, there are plenty of reasons to buy an action and adventure experience instead.

Read our top five reasons


We're hiring instructors for the 2024 season!
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We are currently seeking Activity Leaders to join Calshot starting early March 2024. We want someone who is enthusiastic, motivated and believe in the value of outdoor learning.
It is essential you hold one relevant instructor awards and have worked in a centre with some relevant teaching experience.
Salary Range: ยฃ22,737- ยฃ23,058 per annum plus Sunday and bank holiday enhancements.
Staff accommodation available
For an informal chat about the role please email: [email protected] or call 03707793781
Find out more about the role and apply online today:

Photos from Calshot Activities Centre's post 08/12/2023

Itโ€™s Fri-Yay!!!! Pop in to the cafe on this glorious sunny day and try our festive drinks and tasty mince pies ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ˜‹


We'd never flake on you!
1 more sleep before the elves open Calshot Castle to reveal...
Santa and his grotto ๐ŸŽ
Festive activity pack
Christmassy crafts
Twinkly trees
Festive film screening
Book online to treat your-elf:
Sat 9 & Sun 10
Sat 16 & Sun 17
Mon 18 - Sat 23
Plus, grab a treat in the cafรฉ with a free hot chocolate for your own little elves and 10% off the rest of the menu โœจ


You could say weโ€™re sprucing things up this year!
Sleigh your way to us at Calshot Castle and join us:
Sat 9 & 10
Sat 16 & 17
Mon 18 - Sat 23
Meet Santa and his elves in his grotto and get a ๐ŸŽ
A festive film screening
Christmassy craft activities
A festive activity pack
A twinkly tree forest
Click the ๐Ÿ”— to book online:


Itโ€™s a simple case of Claus and effect. Book now at Calshot Castle to treat your-elf!
Show Santa how tree-mendous you're looking, snap that Christmas elfie, make a Christmassy craft to help you deck the halls, and more! โœจ
Sat 9 & Sun 10
Sat 16 & Sun 17
Mon 18 - Sat 23


Unwrap the thrill of adventure this Christmas! ๐ŸŽ

Gift an experience voucher and choose from skiing, caving, climbing, cycling, canoeing, and more across any of our four sites. ๐Ÿž๏ธ

Explore the possibilities through the link in our bio.


We're hiring at Hampshire Outdoor Centres! Find out more about the roles available and apply online today:
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Current roles we're hiring for here at Calshot: Cafe and Events Manager, Kitchen Lead and Climbing Wall Supervisor/Instructor.

Photos from Calshot Activities Centre's post 03/12/2023

โ€˜Tis the season to be jollyโ€ฆ come on down to the cafe and try our new festive favourites! Chocolate orange and Baileys luxury hot chocolates! Enjoy with a delicious mince pie ๐Ÿฅง or two! ๐Ÿ˜‹


Christmas is a special time of year, as Santa graces you with his presents, here at Calshot Castle ๐ŸŽ
You'll also enjoy a festive film, Christmassy crafts, a sleighing activity pack and twinkling trees ๐ŸŽ„
Click on the link to book now as the elves ready themselves to swing open the doors and reveal the magic โœจ

Photos from Calshot Activities Centre's post 01/12/2023

โ„๏ธ According to the meteorological calendar, today is the first day of winter! ๐ŸŒจ๏ธโ˜€๏ธ And what a stunning morning it was. We feel blessed to work in such a beautiful place!

Today the children got to enjoy hot chocolate when orienteering in the forest ๐Ÿงญ๐Ÿงฆ๐ŸŒฒ, whilst their friends were challenging their fear of heights by abseiling from the highest point of our climbing wall!

There was fun on the slopes (skis and ringos ๐Ÿฉ) and basically cold smiles all around ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


Hello climbers - unfortunately the wall will be shut today (Friday 1st) due to staff sickness. We're really sorry for any disappointment.


New Boulders!

It's been a while since we've had a section reset in the bouldering cave, hopefully this one was worth the wait.

Today we've had Frankie and Rich hard at work, joined by Will who set his first two routes today. Hopefully he'll catch the setting bug and we'll have another budding setter on our hands.

Frankie has set up another challenge on vertical life's new challenge setting for the boulders. Please jump on them and send us your feedback. If you're enjoying the challenge setting in the app let us know so we can create more challenges for you.


LAST CHANCE to make the most of our Black Friday discounts!

Get 25% off at Calshot and across all Hampshire Outdoor Centres when you book using the code BLKFRI25.โ €
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Visit our website to view all activities:

Photos from Calshot Activities Centre's post 30/11/2023

Itโ€™s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!!๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…โœจ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„


๐Ÿšจ Ending tonight ๐Ÿšจ Take 25% off when you make a booking using the code BLKFRI25 before midnight. Visit our website now:

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Calshot Activities Centre

Calshot Spit near Fawley in the New Forest housed an RAF station until 1961. The RAF left a legacy of over 40 buildings, including a number of hangars, which are now well-known to thrillseekers as the home of Calshot Activity Centreโ€™s indoor ski slope, velodrome and climbing centre.

Hampshire County Council opened the first sports course at Calshot Activity Centre on 18 May 1964, teaching sailing for Hampshire children. The centre quickly expanded to teach other adventurous sports, such as kayaking and field studies, and added a dry ski slope and an indoor velodromeโ€“ the first of its kind at the time.

Calshot continued to push boundaries and invest in its facilities. In the 1990s, the velodrome was upgraded. Itโ€™s still the only indoor banked velodrome in the South East.

Since then, the ski slope has also been upgraded, to a revolutionary material called Snowflex; much softer to land on than the Dendix cross-hatched matting, that skiers might remember from earlier decades.

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Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 10pm
Tuesday 9am - 10pm
Wednesday 9am - 10pm
Thursday 9am - 10pm
Friday 9am - 10pm
Saturday 9am - 9pm
Sunday 9am - 6pm

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