Pay It Forward and Support Your Forts

by Peter Ashley Activity Centres in Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom

Pay It Forward and Support Your Forts

Total raised £1,030

raised so far



Support Peter Ashley Activity Centres Trust by pre-paying for future activities or donating and help us to qualify for a match funding grant

by Peter Ashley Activity Centres in Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 26th May 2020 we'd raised £1,030 with 25 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

The Peter Ashley Activity Centres Trust has had to close both the Activity Centre at Fort Purbrook and the Equestrian Centre at Fort Widley due to the coronavirus pandemic.

These beautiful Victorian forts were built to protect the community, and now we need the community to help protect the forts. 

As a registered charity we rely heavily on our income from the activities and residentials we provide and so we are asking for your help at this challenging time.  

We have put together five options for you to enjoy our most popular experiences, or you can make a donation if you'd prefer. 

Support us now by pre-paying for your horse experience session at Fort Widley, 2 to 1 coaching activity session at Fort Purbrook, group booking for corporate days or with a group of friends and family, tours of our historic locations or simply a donation! All of the options can be purchased as a gift too! Once you have made your pledge, we will contact you to arrange your booking when we are open again as normal.

The forts are truly unique and a part of the UK’s rich heritage. We have proudly taken on the responsibility to give them our constant attention, to maintain and upkeep them and to offer them to all of our visitors as an inspirational setting for our variety of activities. 

Not only will your donations help us in the short term during this period of closure, but it also means that when we hit our target; we can apply for match funding from Solent Local Enterprise Partnership.  

At the Peter Ashley Activity Centres Trust we strongly believe that when the lockdown comes to an end, it will be more important than ever to encourage our community of  children, young people and adults of all abilities to re-engage in new challenges and experiences, to keep our bodies and minds active and most of all to have fun! 

Thank you for doing your part to help our charity, staff and volunteers. 

If you have any queries or would like more information about a pledge, please contact us at [email protected]

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This project offered rewards

£5 or more

Fort Widley Cold War Bunker Tour

Take part on a group tour of our fantastic Fort Widley and see inside the Cold War bunker. Tours are available on Sundays and last approx. 1 hour. Voucher valid until 31st March 2021

£5 or more

Fort Purbrook Victorian Fort Tour

Book a tour of Fort Purbrook and explore the amazing tunnels and Victorian features. Tours are available on Sundays and last approx. 1 hour. Voucher valid until 31st March 2021

£30 or more

Horse Experience and Walk Out

Spend two hours at Fort Widley getting to know our horses and ponies where you will have one of our lovely and knowledgeable instructors with you to teach you how to tack up and groom and end your session with a 30 minute walk out. Voucher valid until 31st March 2021

£40 or more

2 to 1 Activity Coaching Session

Choose between climbing, air rifle shooting or archery and book a one hour session with one of our brilliant instructors at Fort Purbrook. This is for 2 people (minimum age 8 years) so you and a friend/family member can enjoy an activity together and learn a new skill. Voucher valid until 31st March 2021

£250 or more

Group Booking

Choose this option to use for your group booking. Come along with a fun group of friends/family or use for a corporate event allowing for a shared experience. You will have your own base room and 4 exciting and challenging activities to choose from. Add ons are available (catering options) please contact the office to discuss. Multiple purchases are permitted if more than 12 people in your group. Voucher valid until 31st March 202

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