Wednesday, 8 August 2018

QE2 Activity Centre


For forty years QE2 Activity Centre has been providing activity opportunities for people with disabilities.  Based in River Hamble Country Park the Centre offers activity sessions and day services.

there's lots of ways to have fun at the QE2 Activity Centre all designed to challenge and stretch you, but geared to a range of abilities so that there really is something for everyone . . . . . . 

QE2 Activity Centre
River Hamble Country Park
Pylands Lane
Bursledon
Hampshire
SO31 1BH

Charitable Incorporated Organisation 1165893

telephone 023 8040 4844 
email qe2centre@aol.com

The Centre offers activity sessions for local schools, adult services and individuals with disabilities as well as day services for adults with learning disabilities.  You can find out more about GreenHouse Day Service and Gold Day Service here.

QE2 Activity Centre - Activity sessions


Group bookings
For schools, day centres and homes we offer two hour activity sessions for groups of up to eight participants every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with sessions starting at 10:00, 1:00 and 3:00. 
12 week (or school term based) 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. 
GROUP SIZE: up to eight participants
LENGTH OF SESSION: two hours
SESSION TIMES:  morning:  10:00 - 12:00; afternoon:  1:00 -   3:00; late afternoon    3:00 -   5:00
COST:  £720 per block of 12 weeks (equivalent to £65 per session)
              £75 for one off sessions. 
Quarterly blocks:  contact the Centre to book a place.  Note: Terms & conditions at foot of page

Small group bookings
These one hour sessions are available for small groups - not more than three participants.
GROUP SIZE: up to four participants
LENGTH OF SESSION: one hour
SESSION TIMES
Monday afternoon  3:00 - 4:00 and 4:00 - 5:00
Friday morning:  10:00 - 11:00 and 11:00 -12:00;  afternoon:  1:00 - 2:00 and 2:00 - 3:00
COST:  £420 per block of 12 weeks (equivalent to £35 per session)
              £40 for one off sessions. 
Quarterly blocks:  contact the Centre to book a place. Note: Terms & conditions at foot of page

Solo
If you prefer to take part in activities on your own you can book one hour sessions.

These one hour sessions are also available for small groups - not more than four participants.

LENGTH OF SESSION: one hour

SESSION TIMES:  Contact the Centre for availability

COST:  £420 per block of 12 weeks (equivalent to £35 per session)
              £40 for one off sessions.

Indies
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 for block of 12 sessions (for each individual plus 1 carer)  £216

LENGTH OF SESSION: two hours

SESSION TIMES:  morning:  10:00 - 12:00; afternoon:  1:00 -   3:00
COST:  £216 per block of 12 weeks (equivalent to £18 per session)
              £20 for one off sessions.

Activities available include
On the river                Canoeing, kayaking, motorboat
In the sports hall         Climbing, archery, rifle shooting
In our grounds            Ropes course, zipwire, team challenge
In the country park      Bushcraft, orienteering, streamwalk

Activities at QE2 Activity Centre


 James Male Wheelyboat - wheelchair accessible motorboat

 sit on top kayaks on the Hamble River

kayaks on the Hamble River

rafted open canoes at QE2 Activity Centre


rafted open canoes at QE2 Activity Centre

 on board the James Male Wheelyboat

archery at QE2 Activity Centre

 tree climbing at QE2 Activity Centre

 bushcraft in River Hamble Country Park

 indoor climbing walls at QE2 Activity Centre

rifle shooting at QE2 Activity Centre

games at QE2 Activity Centre

Pontoon boat and James Male Wheelyboat on Hamble River 
 
 Pontoon boat on Hamble River

 team challenge at QE2 Activity Centre

 tree climb at QE2 Activity Centre

on the River Hamble at QE2 Activity Centre 

exploring the River Hamble in wheelchair accessible pontoon boat

music on the River Hamble at QE2 Activity Centre

big sky at River Hamble Country Park

QE2 Activity Centre - day services



Greenhouse and Gold day services

We offer two strands of day service, Gold and Greenhouse. These each have their own focus, because we know 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. 

There are some things all of our day services have in common: 
  • stimulating, challenging and fun,
  • a place to meet others and  make new friends,
  • a place where you can learn new skills that will help you everyday,
  • a place where you will have the opportunity to try new things,
  • a place to spend time enjoying the countryside,
  • an environment that is safe
  • and a place to take part in activities that contribute to life long learning and good health.
If you are interested in joining one of QE2 Activity Centre's day services please contact the Centre.   We'll invite you along for a visit so that you can see for yourself the different options that are available.   Choose the one that is right for you and come along for a FREE Taster Day to make sure that it is what you want.  And then . . . welcome aboard.

the GreenHouse   a vocational day service for adults with learning disabilities, using green activities as the basis for a variety of learning and creative opportunities. A full programme is offered based around developing work skills, independent living skills and active leisure. 
Monday to Friday; 9:30 to 3:30.  Cost £60 per day.

Gold Day Service is ideal for people with higher support needs who like to stay busy and active.  Gold offers the opportunity to try new things and learn new skills. 
Monday to Friday; 9:30 to 3:30.  Cost £60 per day.

Don't forget you can also come to QE2 Activity Centre for activity sessions like canoeing, climbing, archery or motorboat - you can join our Monday Indies group, form a group with some friends or come along for a session on your own.