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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.
QE2 Activity Centre has been providing day services for ten years now, 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.
Click on the link below to experience a virtual tour of QE2 Activity Centre.
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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!
With Covid restrictions still in place we have not been able to roll out some of the new things we wanted to like Experience Days for disabled people and their families, One 2 One activity sessions at weekends, Sensory Room bookings, Arts & crafts clubs for children with additional needs, Music workshops for adults with additional needs, MultiSports Club for children with additional needs, and Early Birds and the Late Shift extended day service sessions. We aim to introduce, or re-introduce all of these things in the future.
Activity sessions: During 2020 we had to make some changes – taking into account social distancing and keeping people safe. This means we are concentrating on outdoor activities like motorboat, canoeing, outdoor archery, bushcraft and orienteering. We also have to limit the number of people on the boats and in activity areas. We are working hard to make sure everyone continues to have a safe and worthwhile experience when 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.