Staycation at Peter Ashley Activity Centres, Fort Purbrook, Portsmouth.

We are welcoming families up to the Fort for your very own Fort Staycation!

If you fancy enjoying all that Portsmouth has to offer, why not stay in the 150 year old Fort overlooking the city too. Stay in the rooms the soldiers would have slept in, only slightly more comfortable.

Why not add to your stay and take part in activities or enjoy a history tour and learn more about where you are staying. We can build a visit to suit you. Your staycation is supporting our Charity to preserve the Fort.

Coming to Portsmouth for a mini break, make it memorable by staying in one of the Forts that was built to defend Portsmouth!

So what are you waiting for? Get together with your family and enjoy a Staycation now!

Available all year round.

With prices starting from just £115.00 per family of four

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

Please call us for our availability

Please see our FAQs

If we haven’t answered your question below please feel free to contact us

General Information:

What is the accommodation like?

Back to basic is how we describe our accommodation, but it is a warm, clean and a comfortable place to rest your head after a day of exploring the local area.

Rooms come in different sizes with various numbers of bunk beds in each.

Due to the complex design of the Fort we are only booking one family per floor, so you will have the toilets and showers all to yourselves.

All bedding will be provided, but you’ll need to bring your own towels.

Accommodation buildings have key coded doors to prevent public access and individual bedrooms have lockable doors. The site will be secured by the Caretaker each night and in case of emergency you can contact him or the offsite duty manger on the emergency number.

There will be tea, coffee and juice available from the dining room during your stay at all times.

Generally, parents and children will be in separate bedrooms but as most of the rooms have three bunk beds, you could all be sharing one room if your party is on the larger side.

Due to nature of building expect uneven floors, steps and ramps.

Chat to us about your requirements and we’ll come up with something suitable.

Will I be sharing a room or bathroom with another family?

No, different families will not be asked to share bedrooms or toilet/ showering facilities. Due to the complex design of the Fort we are only booking one family per floor, so you will have the toilets and showers all to yourselves.

Can we add activities to our stay?

YES! You can add activities to your stay. Do let us know when booking and we will quote you for the extra sessions.

Each session lasts for an hour.

What about breakfast?

Breakfast, teas, coffees and juice are all included in your package. There will be several options available. All meals will be served in our residential dining room, located very close to the accommodation.

Breakfast is served between 7.30am and 8.30am – Times can be adjusted to meet your plans with prior notice.

As we know some families will want to head off and explore the city and surrounding countryside we didn’t want to tie you in to lunch and dinner with us. but you can add these on starting at £6.50 per head.

Self-catering facilities are not available, however your stay does include tea and coffee making facilities as well as access to a fridge.

We can cater for any dietary requirement, as long as we know about it in advance. Please let us know at the point of booking so that we can begin preparing.

Is there Wi-Fi?

Wi-Fi is available at Fort Purbrook and you will be given access to this in your welcome pack.

Is there a shop or bar on site?

Unfortunately not, but this doesn’t stop you from bringing your own alcohol on site for a responsible glass or two of an evening. There is a games room with two pool tables and other games to entertain, which you will have access too.

Nearby (approx. 10 minute drive from Fort Purbrook) there are several supermarkets, a garage and a pharmacy.

With in a small drives distance or quick taxi/bus ride, there is plenty of places to go for dinner and grab a drink.

Are there any laundry facilities available on site?

There are no laundry facilities available.

Site and Local Area:

Is the site open to the public?

The site is open to the public during the daytime and evenings for private booked sessions and clubs, however they will not have access to any of the accommodation areas. Overnight, the site is closed to public access and the site will be secured by the Caretaker who also lives on site.

What is there to do in the area?

The Portsmouth area offers so much to do! From historic sites to amazing woodland cafes. Fort Purbrook is situated perfectly to over look Portsmouth and the countryside around us.

Please see the Visit Portsmouth website for more detailed Portsmouth activities.

Please see the Visit Hampshire Website for details of what you can do whilst here;

You can also discuss it with us and we can recommend some excited and fun things to do off site.

Have another question?

Don’t hesitate to get in touch.

To book an activity please contact the main office using this email button:

or head to our
Contact Us page here.

How to find us…

Staycation includes
  • Available all year round
  • Teas, coffee & juice provided throughout
  • Tasty Breakfast included each morning
  • WI-FI
  • Option to add on dinner, lunch and activities
Activities on offer
  • Archery
  • Air Rifle Shooting
  • Assault Course
  • Bouldering
  • Bushcraft
  • Camp Cooking
  • Canoeing – Will need to travel to location
  • Field Archery
  • Laser Tag
  • Mountain Biking – Will need to travel to location
  • Problem Solving
  • Tours
  • Plus lots of local attractions to fill your time
Problem Solving at Peter Ashley Activity Centres