Activity opportunities for people with additional needs

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What We Do

QE2 Activity Centre provides activity sessions and day services for people of all ages with additional needs including learning disabilities, autism, physical disabilities and sensory impairment.


Over the course of forty years QE2 Activity Centre has established itself as one of the UK’s leading providers of activity opportunities for people with disabilities.


The Centre, in the River Hamble Country Park between Bursledon and Hedge End, provides activity sessions and day services for children and adults with a range of additional needs.

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wheelchair accessible motorboat at Bursledon Bridge

Day Services

QE2 Activity Centre has been providing day services since 2010, establishing a variety of resources and options for our team members.


We know that not everybody wants the same thing. We recognise that some people want to be very active, some people like to go at a more leisurely pace; our aim is to help you find what is right for you. Our day services offer a diverse range with, hopefully, something for everyone.


Activity Sessions

Deep down we all just want to have fun – but outdoor activities are so much more than that – taking part in activities contributes to lifelong learning and good health.


For adults and children with additional needs.

Virtual Tour

Click on the link below to experience a virtual tour of QE2 Activity Centre.


Click on the arrows to move around.  Go on, have a nose!


Explore the sports hall, the day service buildings and the grounds.  Find out more about QE2 day services by watching the videos.


See great wall art by My Dog Sighs, FarkFK and Kerry Lees!

Make QE2 Activity Centre your next step...

The two most popular ways to access QE2 Activity Centre are


  • day service
  • and regular group activity sessions


But there are other ways to use our facilities:


  • Summer activities for children with disabilities
  • QE2 Performing Arts Group
  • Experience Days for disabled people and their families – a whole day of activities, tailored to you!
  • Sensory Room – available for booking by families or groups
  • MultiSports Club for adults with additional needs – meets first Wednesday of the month
  • Meeting rooms – available for hire, weekdays, weekends, evenings

Contact the Centre for details


Activity sessions: over the last couple of years we have had to make some changes – taking into account social distancing and keeping people safe.  We will continue to make sure everyone has a safe and worthwhile experience while at QE2 Activity Centre.

On the water

The Hamble River is our venue for boating activities.


We have a range of craft from motorboats to single kayaks to cater for everybody and make sure that everyone can get on the water.


Try out our wheelchair accessible pontoon boat and Wheelyboat, rafted open canoes, single open canoes, double kayaks and single sit-on-top kayaks.


In the woods

In the grounds of the Centre we have recreational tree climbing, zipwire, bushcraft and team challenge areas. Explore the 400 acre Country park through orienteering.

recreational tree climbing

In the sports hall

Challenge yourself in our spacious Sports Hall with archery range, air rifle range and climbing walls. We use adapted equipment and adaptive techniques to help everyone attain their potential.

rifle shooting
indoor games

Activities for children and young people in the summer holidays

Looking for something to do in the summer holidays?


During the School Holidays in July and August 2022 we will be running activity sessions for children and young people with additional needs. Small groups (up to four young people, each accompanied by a parent or carer) will be able to take part in a programme of activities which will include canoeing, motorboat, climbing, zipwire, archery and bushcraft.


There will be a session for Primary age children (age 5-11) on Tuesday mornings and Secondary age young people (12-16) on Thursday mornings.


Please contact the Centre for more details and to book your place.