Runway's End Outdoor Centre

Discover Runway’s End, a carbon-neutral oasis nestled along the picturesque Basingstoke Canal in the tranquil woodlands of North Hampshire. The family-friendly outdoor centre offers a thrilling array of land and water activities designed to ignite a sense of adventure. Whether seeking a half-day escape or an immersive multi-day experience, Runway’s End has something for everyone.

Embrace the great outdoors with exciting activities

  • Archery: Hone an aim and channel the inner Robin Hood.
  • Air-rifle shooting: Testing precision and marksmanship skills.
  • Bushcraft: Learn essential survival techniques and connect with nature.
  • Artificial caving: Explore hidden underground worlds.
  • Kayaking: Paddle along the canal’s serene waters and enjoy the surrounding scenery.
  • Rock climbing: Conquer new heights.
  • Abseiling: Experience the adrenaline rush of descending from towering cliffs.
  • Low ropes: Build teamwork and problem-solving skills on a low level obstacle course.
  • Woodland Warriors: Unleash adventure with the action-packed school holiday programmes.

Runway’s End Outdoor Centre also hosts unforgettable children’s parties, dynamic team-building events, and community groups for days out to remember.

Extend the adventure with a variety of comfortable and convenient accommodations in the Forge Lodge, pods and yurts, or bring a tent and set up in the tent pitch area.

Price per activity and stay. Please visit the website.

Why should I visit?

    • Guided canoe tours on the Basingstoke Canal, from age 6
    • Half day adventures for the family, from age 6. Activities can include – Climbing, Archery, Air rifle shooting and artificial caving
    • Woodland Warriors – Holiday adventures that combine exploration of nature and wildlife with adventurous activities for ages 7 – 11
    • Wide variety of family friendly accommodation for short breaks and holidays


Accommodation available
Baby changing facilities
Disabled access
Free parking on site
Suitable for ages 12 and above
Suitable for ages 5 and above
Suitable for ages 8 and above
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Runway’s End Outdoor Centre

Valid from 12th Jun 2024 until 31st Dec 2024

10% off Half Day Adventures, Guided Canoe Tours or Woodland Warriors

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Where to find us


Runway’s End Outdoor Centre
1 Laffan’s Road
GU11 2RE

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By car:
Conveniently located 10 minutes from junction 4a of the M3.

The Postcode, GU11 2RE, sometimes leads you to a road which can no longer access the site. You will need to ensure you are on the A325 travelling Northwards and you’ll see a white sign for Runway’s End Outdoor Centre. Turn left off the dual carriageway. Follow this to the end of the road and you will soon arrive with the centre on your left.

Parking is free and available (however, it is limited) for all guests/activity participants.

To minimise the carbon footprint and make parking available to those who need it, please try and bring as few cars as possible. There is an electric vehicle charging station on site for residents.

By train:
Farnborough is the centre’s nearest railway station.

The 1 Gold bus leaves from the station every 10 minutes and arrives at Prince’s Avenue (Army School of Physical Training), a short 15-minute walk from the centre. From the Prince’s Avenue stop, turn back on Queen’s Avenue and turn left at the stairs leading to the canal – continue to walk under the two bridges (for the A325). Turn right, away from the canal and turn left onto Laffan’s Road. Continue along Laffan’s Road and arrive with Runway’s End Outdoor Centre to your right.

Kids activities

harry hampshire

  • A wide variety of exciting adventure activities both on land and on water
  • Summer holiday activities from a day to a week
  • Enjoy the great outdoors with family and friends
  • Create memorable birthday parties

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