At the Peter Ashley Activity Centres Trust, we wholeheartedly believe in the development of individuals through exploring new and exciting environments. We offer a range of year-round experiences for schools, groups and individuals to become fully immersed in the history of the Forts, whilst taking part in adventurous activities. With over 25 years’ experience, we have seen through outdoor sports combined with educational learning, young people develop essential life skills such as leadership, team building and communication.

PAAC prides itself on its residentials; the fact that it is a safe and secure destination, that creates a great environment for participants to express themselves and create lasting memories. With spectacular views over the Solent, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. It is unrivalled in its destination and this all adds to the feel of staying in this remarkable 19th century Victorian Fortification.

We strive to deliver a healthy mix of adventure and education combined in one tailor made program, which are all excellent value for money for schools and groups. Our main focus is on the welfare of all our guests, their safety comes first, and of course the life enriching experiences they gain through outdoor adventure.

For more information about Residentials at the Peter Ashley Activity Centres call Fort Purbrook on 023 9232 1223 for details.

Residential Packages for Schools and Groups

Visit our individual Residential Packages pages here:

Or phone Fort Purbrook on 023 9232 1223 for more information.

“Thank you to the Activity Instructors for running our superb activities! They were absolutely amazing, the young people loved them and they are great with kids. The energy that they all brought to our Residential was 4 in a million. A big thanks to PAAC, for keeping the Fort as perfect as it is and supporting us and hosting us for this event. We really appreciate it and absolutely love working with PAAC.” – Kerian O’Tool – Managing Director – Rock Clothing / Anti-Bullying Ambassador Coordinator

Our Residential options include
  • Groups of up to 100
  • Bed Only
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Bed/Breakfast/Evening Meal
  • BBQ
  • Packed Lunches
  • Tea/Coffee/Biscuits
  • Buffet
  • Camping
  • Self-Catering


“We had a weekend camp here last Summer with our Guides and they loved it. Great activities with excellent instructors, good facilities and very helpful staff.” –  5* – Celia Oxley

“An awesome facility with loads of activities for all age groups” –  5* – Stephen Owen

“We really enjoyed our stay with you. We had the largest group we have ever taken away but the safety of the site, the layout of the accommodation, activities etc was fantastic and really helped with managing a large group size. We hope to stay with you again in the future. Thank you to all the team.”

Feedback June ’22

“We absolutely loved our stay and wish we had used PAAC years ago.”

Year 5 School Residential July ’22