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Calshot Activity Centre, Calshot

(4.3/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web)
Calshot Activities Centre is located on Calshot Spit near Southampton. Indoor facilities include a velodrome, dry ski slope and climbing wall.VelodromeCalshot Velodrome is the oldest indoor cycling venue in the UK. It is located inside an old aircraft hangar, is unheated and has a reputation for being rather cold. The current wooden velodrome was built in 1996 to replace an older slightly smaller wooden track.The former wooden track was a shortened version of the London six-day racing track used at Earls Court in 1967 (not to be confused with a similar track used at Wembley from 1968 to 1980).The current track is 142.85 metres long with bankings of 45˚ and straights at approximately 20˚.Calshot Winter Track League, run under British Cycling rules, is held weekly from October to February.
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  • I organised a visit for my school. Instructors were great with the students and they got to experience skiing, climbing, archery and low ropes. We also used classrooms for revision sessions and the ce...  more »
  • Arrived without booking to just to have a look around, was able to get introductory session for both children(5&8) for 20mins. Instructor was friendly and was very good with the kids. Cafe was good wi...  more »
  • Spent a great day learning to snowboard here , fantastic facilities, our instructor Ben was brilliant, very patient very knowledgeable and very good to praise when you had done something right, we pai...  more »
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  • I am Calshot Caravan Club member. Very expensive for what you get. Nearly £50 per year for membership and the site starts at £15 per night low season, but hookup (only 7 available and not bookable) is another £5. Facilities are very poor - shared gents & ladies toilets that need updating, showers are somewhere else (never used them). Pitches are not bookable. No hardstandings. However the views are outstanding which is why people join.
  • So much activity packed into one space! The velodrome is great fun, especially in a group. The dry slope is a bit short but indoors so can be used in all weather. But the highlight for me is the climbing wall, which is extensive and has a good spread or grades. There are climbs there for everybody and they're generally set well.
  • Calshot Activities Centre is a brilliant place to go for a day out. I have personally experiences many of the activities that are on offer and thoroughly enjoyed the day out. The velodrome is a brilliant place to go to if you like to do track cycling as well as train for your next race.
  • Great place for a quick bite. Food made on site. Great place to sit and watch the sea traffic.
  • Some of the best top-rope and lead climbing routes in the Southampton area. Offers full equipment hire for new climbers. It's quite a long drive but parking is available. It is one of the pricier walls to attend.