Scouts Groups at Peter Ashley Activity Centres Portsmouth
Scout groups, enjoy a fun-packed outdoor adventure!

PAAC love welcoming Scout groups to our centres because their core philosophy motivates us – creating new adventures, being in the outdoors and growing in confidence is why we do what we do. Through our variety of activities and challenges, Scout groups can work on team work, communication, increasing motivation and grow their own skills whilst enjoying a fun-packed outdoor activity stay.

We do everything from day visits to residentials and camps for Scout groups. We work with all the sections from the young beavers and rainbows through to Explorers and Rangers and Network alike.

You can choose whether to stay inside the 19th century Fort which can cater for up to 100 people, or camp on its parade ground in our new camping facilities. Whilst staying with us, we offer a wide range of catering options. You can also choose to hire out the facility on a self-catering basis or relax and enjoy our fully-catered option during your stay.

  • Bed Only
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Bed/Breakfast/Evening Meal
  • Packed Lunches
  • Buffet
  • BBQ
  • Camping
  • Badge Work

These packages can be built around badge requirements, and the experience of the group and abilities of the young people.

From stage one we work together to produce an exclusive programme that offers a truly inspirational learning experience. That’s not all, even a day visit to the Peter Ashley Activity Centre builds self-esteem in young people to try new challenges. All our sessions are designed to enhance students’ confidence and can be developed and combined to meet your curriculum and learning needs.

For more information and a quote for your next adventure call Fort Purbrook on 023 9232 1223.

Facilities and Accommodation

Camp or 19th Century Fort? We’ve got it all.

On-site camping
Ideal for camping on-site to accommodate camps of all sizes from a small group to a large-scale camp of 1,000+ people. With facilities available, wherever you choose to pitch your tent, you’ll never be far from toilets, showers and basins. We allow open fires as long as they are in altar fires which we can provide for you to fully immerse yourself in your camping experience or bring your own.

Equipment hire
Why worry about having to bring lots of bulky equipment with you? Whether you’re completely new to camping, or just need a couple of extra bits and pieces for your group, just give us a call and we’ll arrange equipment hire (includes tents suitable for up to 8 people, Gazebos and marquees for dining and events, collapsible tables and chairs, ring burners, BBQ’s and gas for cooking).

Indoor accommodation
Why not stay with the dorms of our 19th Century Fort and enjoy the modern comforts.

All options come as Catered or Self Catered.

“Just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks very much for organising our trip last night. All the Scouts had a great time. Anna and Josh were fantastic and ran the activities really well, please pass on my thanks. I am sure we will be visiting again later in the year.” – 1st Westbourne Scouts

Scouts Groups options include
  • Groups of up to 100
  • Lots of residential options
  • BBQ/ Buffet
  • Camping Options
  • Self-Catering
  • Large range of activities
  • Large choice of badge work
Scouting Badges