Fairthorne Manor Activities

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Challenge yourself

Try something different with friends or enjoy a new activity with the kids. Available April to September, a variety of outdoor activity sessions at the 94-acre outdoor activity venue near Botley, give you that chance. There’s something for everyone and all ages. Dip into water adventures or reach new heights.

Outdoor Adventure

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Low Ropes

Balance is key as groups work together to problem-solve each element on our woodland course.

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Campfire (Evening)

Let your inner performer shine as you sing and dance around a roaring campfire.

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Aerial Runway

Feel the rush and the wind in your hair as you fly through the trees on one of our two purpose build zipwires.

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Abseiling

Step out over the edge as you test your nerve and head for heights on our abseil tower.

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Vertical Assault

Test your agility as you climb your way up through ladders, cargo nets and twisting tyres.

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Wide Games (Evening)

Balance is key as groups work together to problem-solve each element on our woodland course.

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Jumpy Pillow & Lawn Games

Let your inner child free as your bounce around our inflatable pillow. Challenge friends to one of our many lawn games while you wait your turn.

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Climbing

Challenge yourself as you navigate the six routes on our wall learning climbing techniques in the process.

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Jacob's Ladder

This giant ladder will test your ability to work together and problem-solve. Rungs get further and further apart the higher you go.

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Crate Challenge

How high can you go as you work in pairs to crate your very own tower of crates? Balance and teamwork are key to success.

Water Activities

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Kayaking

Build your water confidence and learn new kayaking skills while you splash and play on the River Hamble.

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Stand-up Paddle Board

Wibble and wobble as you develop your balance and co-ordination on your very own paddle board.

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Canoeing

Head out on a journey along the beautiful River Hamble as it meanders through the countryside in teams of three or four.

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Raft Building

Work together as a team to design your very own raft before testing it out on the River Hamble.

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Stream X

Venture into our stream and journey along it as it twists and turns through the woodlands. Communication is key to navigating its many obstacles.

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Boat Trip

Take in the sights and sounds of the River Hamble on one of our big boats. If you’re lucky, you may even get to drive.

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Katakanu

Cruise along the River Hamble in one of our super stable six persons Katakanus. Paddling together as a team is vital.

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Bell Boat

Experience out hybrid dragon boat/canoe as you use teamwork and communication to journey along the River Hamble in teams of up to 12.

Skill Based

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Obstacle Course

Race around our mini assault course culminating with our leap of faith swing.

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Camouflage & Tracking

Learn how to be like a chameleon and blend into your surroundings or track your prey like a fox.

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Den Building

Learn simple construction techniques to build your own survival den. Be careful, it might just rain.

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Campfire Skills

Learn about the fire triangle and how to safely create your own fire. For a little extra, you can even cook your own snack over the fire.

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Land Ecology

Explore our amazing woodlands abundant with flora and fauna. Learn about how these all work together in perfect harmony.

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Water Ecology

Dip your net into one of our beautiful waterways. Discover the creatures that live in these waters and the effects ponds ad rivers have.

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Archery

Learn and develop the key techniques required to become your very own Robin Hood and compete against your friends in our archery and games challenges.

Team Building

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Pioneering

Groups learn knot techniques to create a giant slingshot which they will then use to fire objects at a giant target.

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Team Challenge

Work together as a team to conquer each challenge on our course.

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Initiative Tests

Work together to solve our variety of puzzles, tasks and activities. Thinking outside the box is a must.

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Orienteering

Can you follow the clues and use your map and compass to find the long-lost Fairthorne treasure?

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Blind Trail

Teams engage their senses while negotiating our course, relying on communication and support to truimph.

Perfect Location

Fairthorne Manor is ideally located outside Botley just 3 miles from the M27, midway between Southampton & Portsmouth.