Air Rifle Shooting at Peter Ashley Activity Centres Portsmouth
Colleges and Sixth Forms are welcomed all year round for day visits, one or two-night residentials and longer residential stays.

A great chance to see your students in a new light, our activity day / days or one-off session options sees students participate in challenges outside of their comfort zones. Or, boost your trip with a perfect multi-night residential trip. Colleges and Sixth Forms can experience the best outdoor adventure activities at extraordinary value for money.

Focusing on developing teamwork, communication and leadership, each activity provides the opportunity for students to engage and contribute. Challenge by choice is key, we have found our mix of individual and team tasks increases both self-efficacy and the ability to face new scenarios with self-confidence.

PAAC activity days for Colleges and Sixth Forms give students the chance to take away more than just life long memories. Each visit is exclusively tailored to support your class’ learning objectives and curriculum. And that’s not all, a PAAC visit builds confidence in young people to try challenges in new environments, increases their engagement back in the classroom and develops essential life skills for the next stage of their learning journey.

Bring them back more inspired and eager to learn – even walking a little taller!

Bringing out the best in the next generation is what we do best and with PAAC, you can be sure you’ll get the very best support for a great Colleges or Sixth Forms trip. With us, everything is included – the activities, equipment, accommodation and food.

It’ll be a learning outside the classroom experience they’ll remember for the rest of their lives.

Designing your bespoke programme

The team will design a bespoke programme with you for your students depending upon the length of your visit, particular requirements you may have, such as catering and accommodation, and what you really want to achieve with your students during your visit.

For more information about College and Sixth Forms Trips at the Peter Ashley Activity Centres call Fort Purbrook on 023 9232 1223 for details.

Visit our Residential Page here for more details

A residential is an exciting new adventure for children at primary school. Often, a residential school trip is the first time many young students have stayed away from home.

The Benefits

Residentials have been shown to promote various benefits for young people in terms of personal development, such as:

  • a greater sense of independence
  • personal confidence
  • improved interpersonal skills
  • a greater sense of personal responsibility and time-keeping
  • personal care and hygiene

And what could be more fun than living in the outdoors and spending quality time with your friends?

With such a wide choice of activities to choose from, Group Leaders can share their desired learning outcomes with our PAAC booking team to create an activity day designed to your students’ needs.

Defining the aim of your group’s visit is very important. As their leader we work with you to specify their learning outcomes you wish them to achieve during their visit. These could include:

  • Involvement
  • Setting Goals
  • Broaden Horizons
  • Development
  • Self Awareness
  • Confidence
  • Coordination
  • Fitness
  • Communication
  • Leadership


“Our School have been visiting the centre for the last couple of years and everytime the experience for our children has been amazing. Just superb!!” – 5*

Base of Operations 

For groups that would prefer to run their own programme and are just looking for venue hire, our centres have some great facilities and our friendly centre teams can offer round the clock support to cater for a range of requirements.

University Trips

Whether it’s getting to know your fellow students on a fresher’s week away, you’re planning a Student Union event and need a venue, or you’re looking for somewhere to host your team building session for a group of trainee doctors or business students, we have a venue that will suit your needs.

Bespoke Outdoor Experience Programmes

So, you have decided to get out of the classroom and into the natural environment. That’s fantastic! Whatever outdoor learning experience you have in mind, PAAC has everything to create a bespoke outdoor experience programme that is engaging, developmental, exhilarating and fun!

Your action-packed activity programme will be tailored to meet the specific requirements of your group, so you can choose the learning experience that’s right for your pupils.

Revision Retreats

PAAC centres provide the perfect venues for your revision retreats. Revision breaks are a great way of focusing students, encouraging strong study skills going forward and reducing stress at a time when students need it most.

Your students can spend time working in teacher led sessions, on group revision tasks as well as private study time. All this in the peace and tranquillity of our beautiful sites. At home students are surrounded by distractions: television, games consoles, computers and much more. Coming away to our sites for focused revision time can make an enormous difference to students and foster great study skills when they do return home. Combined with a schedule of active sessions students are rewarded for their hard work and encouraged to study harder. Not only does activity provide the perfect respite for a tired mind but also reduces stress.

Learning Outcomes

  • Leadership, teamwork, communication and problem solving are all key skills that your pupils will develop and make progress with on a PAAC multi-activity course.
  • Their renewed enthusiasm and motivation for learning will inspire success in many other areas of their education, often leading to raised levels of attainment.
  • Overcoming new challenges with the support of their peers, teachers and PAAC staff helps to improve self-confidence.
  • The outdoors environment provides many opportunities for your pupils to work closely together and will help improve their social awareness.
  • Reaching goals as a team means pupils are able to recognise the achievements of others as well as their own.
  • You’ll notice improvements in many personal qualities such as self-reliance, responsibility, initiative and perseverance.
  • Pupils leave with an appreciation for the benefits of health and physical fitness.

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