Castle Experience 

Information

Thank you for booking your castle experience with us.

Your experience will be from our container at Keyhaven Quay.

Please see image below and read the key information to find us.

On the day of your experience please meet your instructor by our container in the West Solent Boat Builders Yard at Keyhaven Quay.

 

The post code for Keyhaven Quay car park is SO41 0TR

 

There is a long stay pay and display car park for parking and payment is by loose change, Ringo or New Forest Long Stay Parking clocks.

We do have limited phone signal so we would recommend bringing loose change for parking.

In busy times parking can be difficult so please leave plenty of time to park or alternatively park in Milford on Sea and walk to Keyhaven this can take 30 - 40 min approx.

We recommend a minimum of 4 hours parking for the experience.

Please make sure you have parked and arrive 5 - 10 mins before your lesson this should give you plenty of time to get ready and keep groups from mixing.

 

You will need to come into the West Solent Boat Builders Yard.

During there opening times the gates will be open and you must watch out for boats moving and follow their staffs instruction. When the yards main gates are closed you will need to come in through the small wooden gate show in the image below.

During our busy periods we will not be able to wait for late arrivals as this impacts on other groups. Please notify us if you will be running late by calling us on 07917 443370

West Solent Boat Builders has a small shop offering coffee, ice creams and snacks

during their opening hours.

There are public toilet facilities to use at Keyhaven in the car park but we recommend getting changed before coming to us for your lesson.

You will need to use the public toilets for getting changed as we don't have our own changing room.

So please come wearing clothing and footwear you are happy to get wet and take part in.

During warmer months we recommend light weight quick drying clothing

and a change of clothes for after your lesson.

Footwear for the lesson is essential and can be old trainers or beach shoes that you are happy to get wet. We do sell a range of watersports shoes and boots which can be viewed and purchased here

If you purchase shoes we can bring these for you on the day but we do not hold stock at Keyhaven.

For the castle experience you will need to pack your dry clothes, footwear, car keys and phones in a closed bag which will be loaded onto the castle ferry and stored at the castle office until your arrival at the castle making sure you will have dry clothes to explore in.

We will not be able to store any belongings at Keyhaven as we may have finished all other lessons and our staff will have finished for the day so please make sure everything you need is in your bag. 

We are currently offering limited wetsuit hire.

If you have your own wetsuit and equipment we would recommend wearing your own as we can't guarantee offering you a dry wetsuit after they have all been washed in between uses.

There are no showers or changing rooms at the castle.

We use the castle toilets for changing after your session. 

If you have any questions before your experience please feel free to contact us on 01590 645270 or email info@thenewforestpaddlesportcompany.co.uk