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Action Stations at Boathouse 6

Portsmouth

Type:Event Venue

Victory Gate, College Road, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3LJ

Tel: 023 9283 9766

Action Stations

About

Action Stations is a high-tech, interactive indoor attraction housed in Boathouse 6. The boathouse itself was built between 1845 and 1848, and features a unique series of physical challenges, simulators and technological experiments, which put visitors at the heart of the modern naval experience.

At Action Stations visitors can reach dizzy heights when they attempt to scale the tallest indoor climbing tower in the UK. Soaring to a height of 8.4 metres (over 27 feet), a built-in LCD timer and differing degrees of difficulty are available, assess your own speed and agility, as well as compete against friends and family.

Action Stations has worked closely with the UK’s number 1 laser tag brand to create an exhilarating experience for players aged 6+. Set over 2 floors which represent the bridge of a hijacked container ship and a pirate stronghold, Laser Quest provides challenges inspired by the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, with lighting effects, billowing smoke and a heart-pounding atmosphere (additional charge applies).

Sky Tykes is a rope course with little ones in mind, designed specifically for children ranging in age from 2-7 years old (Max height 48” / 122cm). The Sky Tykes course puts agility to the test with rope bridges and balance beams, and has no set route or time limit - you're limited only by your imagination.

Take your seats for Command Approved, our state of the art large-screen film and projection technology bring you 25 minutes of heart-pumping action fit for James Bond himself, as the fictional HMS Monarch combats gold bullion pirates in the South Seas. This is the Royal Navy at its best in an action-packed drama combining excitement, danger and intrigue. Command Approved was specially made on location in the Bahamas aboard HMS Montrose and HMS Marlborough, two of the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates.

Then ride the movie in the 19-seat, 6-axis motion simulator where visitors can take a white-knuckle trip in a rigid raider boat with the Royal Marines, defy gravity in a Sea Harrier, or let Helen, the Lynx helicopter pilot in Command Approved, take you on a hair-raising escape from those rebel pirates.

 

 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£18.00 per ticket
Child£13.00 per ticket
Senior£17.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarians catered for - Vegans also catered for

Children & Infants

  • Babes in Arms
  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available
  • Indoor children’s play area

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Own car park (Fee Applies) - If on arrival you find that this car park is full, please follow the signs to the alternative car parks locally which are signposted from Queen's Street or at Gunwharf Quays, which is within five minutes walk of the Dockyard.
  • Railway station within 5 miles
  • Railway station within walking distance
  • Secure cycle parking

Payment Methods

  • American Express
  • American Express accepted
  • Delta
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - 15
  • Special group rates
  • Visa
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Room / Unit Features

  • Large Screen TV

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is less than 5 miles from Junction 12 of the M27, follow the brown and white signs to 'Historic Dockyard' which will lead you to our official 295 space car park which is located only 400 yards from the entrance at Victory Gate. If this car park is full there are others within close proximity at Gunwharf Quays and Havant Street. Please see our car parking page for more information.

 

Park and ride service

 

Portsmouth's park and ride service runs seven days a week, is situated at a purpose-built location on the M275 entrance to Portsmouth.

 

The service includes:

 

Free Wi-Fi

£4 a day

A smartcard system offering substantial savings

More information about park and ride.

Public Transport Directions

Portsmouth Harbour Station/Hard Interchange coach and bus station is a few minutes walk from Victory Gate.

Coaches

Coach parking - for further information about coach parking please contact our Advanced Sales Department on 023 9298 4741 or email us atenquiries@historicdockyard.co.uk. The majority of national coach services to Portsmouth stop at the Hard Interchange (adjacent to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard entrance).

Bus

Many local and regional bus services stop at the Hard Interchange (adjacent to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard entrance). Please visit First Bus,Stagecoach or Bluestar Bus services for the most up to date routes and timetables.

Rail

South West Trains run frequent trains from London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour, with a journey time of only 90 minutes. There are also regular services to and from Southampton Central with links to the South West and the West country. Portsmouth Harbour train station is only 200 yards from the entrance to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

Opening Times

Open from (1 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:30*
Open from (1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*

* Except when closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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