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 the past forty years QE2 Activity Centre has been providing activities for people with additional needs.


We aim to make sure that everybody is able to take part in our activities so we have chosen equipment and developed methods of working to get everyone involved.


Perhaps not everyone will be able to do everything but our target is to find something that is challenging but achievable for all.

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.

raft building

In the woods

Recreational tree climbing, zipwire, team challenge, ropes course and bushcraft take place in and around the Centre’s grounds.


Explore the 400 acre Country park through orienteering.

recreational tree climbing
zip wire
team challenge
ropes course

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
climbing walls
indoor games

Group bookings

Two hour sessions, for up to eight participants

Activity sessions run daily from 10:00 to 5:00


COST £960 per block of 12 weeks

(equivalent to £80 per session)

£100 for single session



Length of Session     2 hours

Session Times

10:00 – 12:00
1:00 to 3:00
3:00 to 5:00

Group Size 8 participants

Solo or small group sessions

One hour sessions, for individuals or up to 4 participants

Activity sessions run daily from 10:00 to 5:00


COST £540 per block of 12 weeks

(equivalent to £45 per session)

£50 for single session


Length of Session 1 hour

Session Times

Starting at 10:00, 11:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00

Group Size 4 participants

Indies sessions

On Monday mornings between 10:00 and 12:00 and afternoons between 1:00 and 3:00 we run our very popular Indies sessions.


At these you can take part in activities alongside other people.


As well as taking part in new activities it is an opportunity to meet people and make friends.


We make sure there is a variety of things going on because we know some people want to be more active than others


COST £300 per block of 12 weeks

(equivalent to £25 per session)


Length of Session      2 hours

Session Times



Group Size   Up to 4 participants

Family activity experience

Activity experience days for people with disabilities and their families


Book a day of activities for the whole family!  You can choose your own programme for the day in conjunction with QE2 Activity Centre staff.  Perhaps you would like an active morning of climbing, archery and zipwire, followed by lunch round the campfire, before going down to the river for canoeing a motorboat trip.


Maybe you would rather have a whole day of canoeing with lunch at a riverside pub.  Or start the day with a session in the Sensory Room, followed by bushcraft and some hammock time followed by exploring the River Hamble in our wheelchair accessible motorboat.


Contact the centre to discuss your perfect day.

All day sessions, for up to eight participants

Runs from 10:00 to 5:00


COST £250


Length of Session     7 hours

Session Times 10:00 – 5:00

Group Size maximum 8 participants

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 2023 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 sessions on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.


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

How to book

You can book for just one session or for  a 12 week (or school term based) programme.


You can book as an individual, a small group, large group, family, club or other organisation.


You can come for a one hour or two hour session (one hour is best for smaller groups, two hours for larger groups)


Programmes are planned by QE2 staff working closely with you and your staff.


This means the activities that you do are the ones that you like and want to do.


We’ll encourage you to try a wide range of activities that will challenge and stretch you and help you develop new skills.


QE2 Activity Centre are qualified in appropriate National Governing Body  awards for the activities they are leading.


The Centre is licensed by AALA (provider reference number R0303) for canoeing and kayaking and approved by Hampshire County Council for use by Hampshire school groups.

Terms & Conditions


One off sessions available

You don't need to book for a whole term, you can book for a single one or two hour session

Activity Booking