Active NAtion


We're fully committed to creating unforgettable opportunities for children and young people to take part in waterbased activities. With loads of choice available, we guarantee memorable programmes which are perfect for sharing special occasions, enjoying the school holidays with friends or even learning new skills though our RYA OnBoard club programme.

Whatever the reason for your child’s visit, our activities offer a wonderful opportunity to open minds, nurture potential, teach life skills, build confidence and above all have fun!

Holiday Activities

Our Ofsted Childcare Holiday Activities are the perfect way to get your kids afloat for their first experience, or to continue practising their sailing skills

OnBoard Sailing Club

Our RYA OnBoard programme offers young people the opportunity to continue their sailing with our passionate team of instructors, in a safe, fun and structured RYA Training environment.

Youth Powerboating

Join us for this exciting RYA qualification for those from 8 to 16 years. Enjoy mastering the basics of handling a small powerboat on local waters.


A local favourite... can you grow up in Southampton without a party afloat?

Parents Information

We passionately believe that children gain a great deal from discovering, exploring and playing in the great outdoors.

Opening Times

Summer Opening (April – Sep)

Monday - Thursday: 08.30 – 21.00

Friday - Sunday: 09.00 - 17.00


Winter Opening (Oct - March)

Wednesday – Sunday: 09.00 – 17.00

Sales Team

Our friendly sales advisors are contactable 09.00 - 18.30 Monday-Friday and 09.00 - 17.30 on Saturdays, all year round.


Southampton Water Activity Centre,
Longbridge Industrial Estate, Floating Bridge Rd, Southampton SO14 3FL