Calshot Activities Centre

Calshot Activities Centre

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I found a gopro camera not far from the activity centre. Its completely full of water and probably useless, but if you think its yours and would like it back. Let me know what model it was whether it had a case or not and we can try to reunite you 😕
Adriana loved the ringo’s today
Another great session on the Marine Explorers! Learning about skeletons! Thanks to Sarah for sharing her knowledge with us! 🙌
We came for a visit today to take part in a Ringo's session and climb the wall. The boys had such a fantastic time, suitably exhausted and full of smiles. I wanted to say a massive thank you to our climbing instructor who really did get the most out of my boys, with all his encouragement and instruction. 👍👍
Hey - we won a voucher for 2 x people for the Ringo’s that expired in May this year when we were on lockdown. Have you honoured vouchers and extended them? Thanks in advance.
Wonderful place indeed ! Learnt to windsurf on the first ever course many years ago (on leave from the RAF - late 70's?) and also got my RYA 2 powerboat licence training/accreditation some years later !
Live local again now...had a little bike ride recently ... but apparently not allowed to upload it ?
What a fantastic hour with Marine Biologist Zofia Drapella for my son Dennis this morning, actually for me too! And to think only cost £4, highly highly recommend ...
What a fantastic hour with Marine Biologist Zofia Drapella for my son Dennis this morning, actually for me too! And to think only cost £4, highly highly recommend ...
I took my kids down to Calshot Beach yesterday for a walk.The kids wanted an ice-cream and as we got to the ice cream can Environmental Health Officer from the new Forest Council was having big words to the ice-cream seller.
He seemed to be asking why he had not been working to the Vivid guidelines and protocol.
It was true ,no safe distance between ice-cream man and public.No hand sanitizer,lack of him washing hands between customers. I am not sure if he should of been wearing a mask whilst serving to prevent his breath,etc covering the ice-cream in the confined area of the van?? No hat or apron.?
I must say that the guy in the ice-cream van seemed mystified and not knowing of guidelines.(The Environmental Health Officer though seemed in the ball).
I asked if he was just park and sell and was told he was licensed by New Forest Council to be there (which makes it worse)
Shame in you Jim's Ice-cream .You should think more of the Public's health than just your wealth.
What is happening about association and boat park membership renewal
Beware the new café menu!!! We arrived this afternoon to grab something to eat before skiing, as we did on many weekends last season, to discover that hot meals are no longer available - burgers or fish and chips were always a popular pre-skiing choice for us in the past, but today there was merely a poor selection of snacks resulting in two grumpy, hungry children before they even hit the slopes ☹️ Very, very disappointed, and won't be making the mistake of relying on being able to buy food from the café again!

https://www.hants.gov.uk/thingstodo/outdoorcentres/ourcentres/calshot Calshot Activities Centre in Hampshire is one of the largest Outdoor Adventure Centres in Britain and is run by Hampshire County Council.

We have a reputation for excellence and professionalism and operate to the highest standards. Calshot offers residential and non-residential courses in an unrivalled number of exciting water and landbased activities. Situated in a unique position on the shores of the Solent, its magnificent setting gives immediate access to the country’s most popular Watersports location. Ashore, historic Hangars

Operating as usual

14/06/2021

Winging is so popular, every man and his dog is giving it a go! 🐶

#lovecalshot #winging #dog

Winging is so popular, every man and his dog is giving it a go! 🐶

#lovecalshot #winging #dog

13/06/2021

Cafe update for 13 June - Due to unprecedented demand today the cafe will only be serving refreshments (tea, coffee and cold drinks), cakes and take away snacks for the rest of today. 🙂

Cafe update for 13 June - Due to unprecedented demand today the cafe will only be serving refreshments (tea, coffee and cold drinks), cakes and take away snacks for the rest of today. 🙂

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03/06/2021

After a jam packed morning, a quick nap for the action adventure day kids at the top of #aerotrek before we move onto the next fun-filled activity!
#lovecalshot #funadventures #thingstodointheholidays #howtowearyourkidsout #summertimefuntime

After a jam packed morning, a quick nap for the action adventure day kids at the top of #aerotrek before we move onto the next fun-filled activity!
#lovecalshot #funadventures #thingstodointheholidays #howtowearyourkidsout #summertimefuntime

31/05/2021

Kayaking Courses » Calshot Activities Centre

Happy Bank Holiday from a sunny Calshot! Please note that Calshot Castle will be closed today from 1330 due to unforeseen circumstances. The Castle will reopen from 1030 tomorrow and every day this half term week. 🏰🌞😎

Later this afternoon (and tomorrow) we have kayak and SUP hire running from the Sopwith Hangar - more info here: https://calshot.bookinglive.com/home/canoeing-courses/ We recommend booking in advance via the link!

Enjoy the sun!

Kayaking Courses » Calshot Activities Centre Kayaking is hugely popular due to the variety, freedom and adventure it offers. We have instant access to sheltered and more challenging waters, all with the Solent and the Isle of Wight as an impressive backdrop. We are a British Canoeing recognised centre and our team of qualified instructors will...

[05/30/21]   If you are heading down to Calshot today, please note that Calshot Cafe Bar will stop serving food at 1500 this afternoon. Enjoy the sun (don't forget your sun cream)! ☀️🏖😄

Timeline Photos 28/05/2021

We are pleased to be opening Calshot Castle tomorrow (Sat 29th May) for half term! 🏰

The Castle will then be open every weekend until the end of September and will open for the Hampshire school summer holiday period.

Make the most of the sunny weather by paying us a visit this half term! With fantastic views of the #Solent from the roof, there’s always something different to see. Free entry for under 5’s and #EnglishHeritage members. Please visit https://bit.ly/3vzCNIA for more info!

#Tudor #history #localhistory #halfterm

We are pleased to be opening Calshot Castle tomorrow (Sat 29th May) for half term! 🏰

The Castle will then be open every weekend until the end of September and will open for the Hampshire school summer holiday period.

Make the most of the sunny weather by paying us a visit this half term! With fantastic views of the #Solent from the roof, there’s always something different to see. Free entry for under 5’s and #EnglishHeritage members. Please visit https://bit.ly/3vzCNIA for more info!

#Tudor #history #localhistory #halfterm

27/05/2021

Sun has arrived at the New Forest 😀 our latest group of budding orienteerers, are running into the action to grab that last marker!
#loveoutdoors #lovecalshot #summerisalmosthere #newforest

Sun has arrived at the New Forest 😀 our latest group of budding orienteerers, are running into the action to grab that last marker!
#loveoutdoors #lovecalshot #summerisalmosthere #newforest

23/05/2021

It's windy out 💨 Come in for a warm cuppa out of the wind! 🥶

However, please note due to a staff shortage we are running a reduced menu and will shut at the slightly earlier time of 4pm.

Thanks for your understanding.

22/05/2021

So great to be teaching track again!
Our first group back on track 🙂🚴‍♂️💨
Could you do this??
https://www.hants.gov.uk/thingstodo/thetrack

#LoveCalshot #TrackCycling #Velodrome

Timeline Photos 22/05/2021

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22/05/2021

Did you hear us on BBC Radio Solent this morning? Zofia from our team was a clue keeper on their feature Clued Up! If you heard about us for the first time head to our website for more info about everything we get up to, including the climbing wall and ringos that Zofia mentioned!
https://www.hants.gov.uk/thingstodo/outdoorcentres

#LoveCalshot #bbcradiosolent

Did you hear us on BBC Radio Solent this morning? Zofia from our team was a clue keeper on their feature Clued Up! If you heard about us for the first time head to our website for more info about everything we get up to, including the climbing wall and ringos that Zofia mentioned!
https://www.hants.gov.uk/thingstodo/outdoorcentres

#LoveCalshot #bbcradiosolent

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We are thrilled to announce that Marine Explorers at Calshot is part of the first Ocean Literacy Festival! 🐟🌊🦈

The #EU4Ocean Coalition organised the festival on the occasion of the European Maritime Day. It will take place on 22 of May (International Day for #BiologicalDiversity).

To book spaces for the free event at Calshot head to:
https://bit.ly/3fyIGyT

The full programme of the #OceanLiteracy #onlinefestival can be accessed here: https://bit.ly/3hTQdvd

Citizen of the Ocean
#marineexplorers #marineeducation

We are thrilled to announce that Marine Explorers at Calshot is part of the first Ocean Literacy Festival! 🐟🌊🦈

The #EU4Ocean Coalition organised the festival on the occasion of the European Maritime Day. It will take place on 22 of May (International Day for #BiologicalDiversity).

To book spaces for the free event at Calshot head to:
https://bit.ly/3fyIGyT

The full programme of the #OceanLiteracy #onlinefestival can be accessed here: https://bit.ly/3hTQdvd

Citizen of the Ocean
#marineexplorers #marineeducation

[05/20/21]   Hi,
The kitchen in the café is closed today but we are still serving hot drinks and snacks. ☕️🥪
We will update here when the kitchen is open again.
Apologies for any inconvenience.

17/05/2021

🥳 Climbing at the wall is now open to ALL experienced climbers. Not just for those within the same household. Please respect social distancing and the rule of six.

😷 Face coverings MUST be worn at all times inside the Hangar and climbing area and may only be removed for the following reasons: you are either exempt from wearing a face covering and/or when you are climbing. Face coverings must be put back on when you have returned to the floor.

⌚️ We politely request that all climbers stay no longer than 3 hours. We are still operating on a turn up and climb basis. If we reach capacity, we will operate a queueing system.

Please take the time to remind yourself of the full run down of the measures at Calshot https://tinyurl.com/CalshotCOVIDSafety

See you soon

The Wall team

🥳 Climbing at the wall is now open to ALL experienced climbers. Not just for those within the same household. Please respect social distancing and the rule of six.

😷 Face coverings MUST be worn at all times inside the Hangar and climbing area and may only be removed for the following reasons: you are either exempt from wearing a face covering and/or when you are climbing. Face coverings must be put back on when you have returned to the floor.

⌚️ We politely request that all climbers stay no longer than 3 hours. We are still operating on a turn up and climb basis. If we reach capacity, we will operate a queueing system.

Please take the time to remind yourself of the full run down of the measures at Calshot https://tinyurl.com/CalshotCOVIDSafety

See you soon

The Wall team

16/05/2021

We're reflecting on a great week of day trips by visiting school groups, including some who braved the variable weather conditions out on the beach! We don't usually have great white sharks at Calshot, but one made an appearance... 🦈

#LoveCalshot #beachexplore #beachart #outdooreducation

We're reflecting on a great week of day trips by visiting school groups, including some who braved the variable weather conditions out on the beach! We don't usually have great white sharks at Calshot, but one made an appearance... 🦈

#LoveCalshot #beachexplore #beachart #outdooreducation

15/05/2021

Track Cycling is resuming at Calshot! 🚴‍♀️🚴🚴‍♂️

From next week, our Track Cycling courses are back up and running with Experience, Slipstream, Stage 3 and Stage 4 courses. Visit https://www.hants.gov.uk/thingstodo/thetrack for details of the courses on offer and links to book on!

#lovecalshot #trackcycling #cycling #velodrome

Track Cycling is resuming at Calshot! 🚴‍♀️🚴🚴‍♂️

From next week, our Track Cycling courses are back up and running with Experience, Slipstream, Stage 3 and Stage 4 courses. Visit https://www.hants.gov.uk/thingstodo/thetrack for details of the courses on offer and links to book on!

#lovecalshot #trackcycling #cycling #velodrome

Timeline Photos 14/05/2021

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⭐Introducing our New Astronomy Weekly Guide⭐

Located in the Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Reserve, we are closely connected to the night sky. Keep up to date with upcoming astronomical events and let us know what you see! 🛰️ #finditoutdoors #darkskies #earthglow #iss

Timeline Photos 14/05/2021

⛵ Summer Boat Storage Offer!! 🚤

Don't fancy towing your boat each time you want to launch?
Want quick and easy access to the Solent at all tide heights?

We are offering 6 months storage with launching and onsite parking included.

To find out more click on the link and state you are interested in the Summer Offer.
https://bit.ly/3xB8YsH

Offer only valid during May 2021.
Price is based on LOA of boat and trailer combined.

⛵ Summer Boat Storage Offer!! 🚤

Don't fancy towing your boat each time you want to launch?
Want quick and easy access to the Solent at all tide heights?

We are offering 6 months storage with launching and onsite parking included.

To find out more click on the link and state you are interested in the Summer Offer.
https://bit.ly/3xB8YsH

Offer only valid during May 2021.
Price is based on LOA of boat and trailer combined.

Timeline Photos 13/05/2021

New to climbing? Seeking a new challenge? Want to visit our climbing wall unsupervised? 🧗

Our Climb Beginners courses are back up and running, covering the essential skills you'll need to make a start in this fantastic sport.

We are also running Climb Refresher sessions for those that might feel a bit rusty and Introduction to Leading Courses for anyone who wants to progress beyond top roping - visit https://bit.ly/3mswRvx to find out more!

Please get in touch if you can't find a suitable date or you'd like to discuss private tuition.
#lovecalshot #climbing #indoorclimbing

New to climbing? Seeking a new challenge? Want to visit our climbing wall unsupervised? 🧗

Our Climb Beginners courses are back up and running, covering the essential skills you'll need to make a start in this fantastic sport.

We are also running Climb Refresher sessions for those that might feel a bit rusty and Introduction to Leading Courses for anyone who wants to progress beyond top roping - visit https://bit.ly/3mswRvx to find out more!

Please get in touch if you can't find a suitable date or you'd like to discuss private tuition.
#lovecalshot #climbing #indoorclimbing

Timeline Photos 11/05/2021

Our Track Cycling courses are back up and running once again! Come along and try out this fantastic sport in one of the UK's few indoor velodromes 🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️
We have one-off experience sessions, longer introductions and regular improver and advanced sessions for those who have ridden the track before. To find out more, visit https://bit.ly/2MBxvLv
#lovecalshot #cycling #velodrome #fitness #trackcycling

Our Track Cycling courses are back up and running once again! Come along and try out this fantastic sport in one of the UK's few indoor velodromes 🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️
We have one-off experience sessions, longer introductions and regular improver and advanced sessions for those who have ridden the track before. To find out more, visit https://bit.ly/2MBxvLv
#lovecalshot #cycling #velodrome #fitness #trackcycling

Photos from Calshot Activities Centre's post 11/05/2021

🎈Happy Birthday to us! 🎈
🎂🎉

Hampshire County Council opened the first sports course at Calshot Activity Centre on the 11th 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 velodrome– the first of its kind at the time.

If you have any memories from a visit to Calshot please share them in the comments. 👇

Timeline Photos 05/05/2021

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📣PRE-REGISTER

We have gone paperless at The Wall! We are trialling a solution to help speed up your entry. You can now pre-register, complete any guest registrations and under 18 memberships all online before arrival. Payments will still need to be made at the kiosk.

ADULT CLIMBER?
Visitors and those wanting to take out a membership register here https://tinyurl.com/Adult-Climbing

BRINGING A GUEST?
Please remember you must be a member of the wall to sign in a guest

Step one - The member - please complete this registration
https://tinyurl.com/Sign-in-a-guest-form

Step two - The guest - please complete this registration
https://tinyurl.com/Climbing-as-a-guest-form

For more information and for Under 18s visit our website https://bit.ly/3sKylFB

See you soon!

📣PRE-REGISTER

We have gone paperless at The Wall! We are trialling a solution to help speed up your entry. You can now pre-register, complete any guest registrations and under 18 memberships all online before arrival. Payments will still need to be made at the kiosk.

ADULT CLIMBER?
Visitors and those wanting to take out a membership register here https://tinyurl.com/Adult-Climbing

BRINGING A GUEST?
Please remember you must be a member of the wall to sign in a guest

Step one - The member - please complete this registration
https://tinyurl.com/Sign-in-a-guest-form

Step two - The guest - please complete this registration
https://tinyurl.com/Climbing-as-a-guest-form

For more information and for Under 18s visit our website https://bit.ly/3sKylFB

See you soon!

30/04/2021

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⛵ Summer Boat Storage Offer!! 🚤

Don't fancy towing your boat each time you want to launch?
Want quick and easy access to the Solent at all tide heights?

We are offering 6 months storage with launching and onsite parking included.

To find out more click on the link and state you are interested in the Summer Offer.
https://bit.ly/3xB8YsH

Offer only valid during May 2021.
Price is based on LOA of boat and trailer combined.

[04/30/21]   Last chance to apply!!

Calshot Café is recruiting.

Would you like to work by the sea in one of the largest outdoor centres in the south?
We are looking for either full time, part time or casual catering assistants.

Please only apply via the link below.

https://careers.newjob.org.uk/HCC/job/Calshot-Catering-Assistant-%28Calshot-Cafe%29-%28HCC58091%29-HAM/668037901/

Timeline Photos 29/04/2021

May is National Watersports month! ⛵ 🛶

We have a number of activities to get you out and enjoying the water. Whether you just want to hire some equipment and head out with your bubble or want to learn a new skill, we have an activity for you.

Right now we are offering 15% off all watersports courses booked before April 30th!

Check out our paddle sport options here:
https://bit.ly/3gmGzAc

Check out our sailing courses here:
https://bit.ly/2R4fmYl

Check out our windsurf courses here:
https://bit.ly/3gIPwnI

Royal Yachting Association British Canoeing

May is National Watersports month! ⛵ 🛶

We have a number of activities to get you out and enjoying the water. Whether you just want to hire some equipment and head out with your bubble or want to learn a new skill, we have an activity for you.

Right now we are offering 15% off all watersports courses booked before April 30th!

Check out our paddle sport options here:
https://bit.ly/3gmGzAc

Check out our sailing courses here:
https://bit.ly/2R4fmYl

Check out our windsurf courses here:
https://bit.ly/3gIPwnI

Royal Yachting Association British Canoeing

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 Centre’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 velodrome– 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. It’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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Calshot Spit
Southampton
SO45 1BR

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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