Portsmouth Watersports Centre | Day Out With The Kids

Portsmouth Watersports Centre

Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

  • Kids kayaking at Portsmouth Watersports Centre
  • People sailing at Portsmouth Watersports Centre
  • Kids on climbing wall at Portsmouth Watersports Centre
  • Kids rowing at Portsmouth Watersports Centre

Attraction Information

  • Water Sports icon Water Sports

Ages: 9+

Venue type: Outdoor

Whether you have webbed feet or prefer to keep yours dry, Portsmouth Watersports Centre has a whole load of activities to keep you busy.

Let’s start on the waterfront. You and your kids (from 7 years and up) can have a crack at sailing, kayaking, power boating, windsurfing and even stand up paddle boarding. The team are all highly qualified and ready to help so you can be confident in letting your water babies start early. They even run taster sessions throughout the year so you can dip your toe in the proverbial (and indeed literal) water!

Back on dry land the team offer a high ropes course, archery and climbing. They also put kids at the heart of what they do with several day/ week courses run in conjunction with school holidays, as well as birthday parties and youth clubs. That includes the Swashbucklers club, Extreme Adventures and Bushcraft. All are designed to keep youngsters busy, engaged and away from their screens.

  • Watersports like sailing, kayaking and windsurfing
  • Other activities including bushcraft and archery
  • Party packages, courses and youth clubs


  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Eastern Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO35LY, England

Coming from the M27 down Eastern Road towards Southsea Portsmouth Watersports Centre is on the left at the traffic lights. If you are driving from Southsea going towards the M27 you have to take the left at the Morrison's traffic lights then all the way around the round about and back over Eastern Road.


Click here to visit Portsmouth Watersports Centre's website
02392 663 873

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: All year 08:30 - 19:30

Saturday to Sunday: March to October 08:30 - 17:00, November to March 09:00 - 13:00 (Closed Sundays)


From £25.00 per person.

Book in advance!

More Information

Weather policy

Open in all conditions, but when the weather is very adverse they will put on activities on land instead of on the water.

Pets allowed

Pets are allowed.

Clothing requirements

You will need to bring a towel, swimwear, shoes you can get wet and a lunch.

Parking facilities

Free parking on site all day, located next to the building.

Public transport

The attraction is on bus route number 21 in the city. It will stop outside Morrisons in Anchorage Park, where you will need to get off and walk across Eastern Road to the site. Eastern Road is all pedestrianised.

Baby food facilities

There are no baby food/milk warming facilities available. 

Eating information

2 vending machines on site available, one for drinks and the other for snacks. It is advisable to come with food before the start of the day.