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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.
There are three QE2 Activity Centre day services for adults with learning disabilities: the GreenHouse, Team Q and Gold.
These all have their own focus, because not everybody wants the same thing. 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.
At the beginning of the year we offered a whole raft of new opportunities, but our big plans for 2020 were scuppered by Covid-19 and Lockdown.
- 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
- Early Birds and the Late Shift extended day service sessions
We will roll all these things out in 2021. For now we are concentrating on our day service and activity sessions. You can find out about the changes to GreenHouse and Gold over on the Day Service page.
Some of our activity groups have been able to return but there are some who, mainly because of transport issues, have not been able to come back yet. We hope we’ll be seeing you soon. Because we have to be careful about how many people are on site at any particular time we might not be able to give you your old session time back. Talk to us about timings and we will do our best to offer you a service.
We have 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.
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 is our recreational tree climbing, challenge course, zipwire and team challenge area. Explore the 400 acre Country park through orienteering and bushcraft.
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.