After School Clubs are a great way for young people to let off a little steam after a day in the classroom. While the family budget may not be able to stretch to something every day of the week, a well-chosen activity can give your child access to activities that school does not cover.

That’s where we can help. The Harbour Challenge After School Club offers young people from year 3  and up the chance to take part in a range of exciting activities that could perhaps become a favorite hobby later in life. As a charity, our aim is to provide total access for all to high quality outdoor education and we use money from these activities to support people with disabilities and disadvantages to enjoy the same activities

There are a number of options to choose from, multi-activity or a specific nationally recognized qualification. Each after school club runs for an hour for either 6 or 12 weeks and requires a minimum number to run.

Multi activity

Six week termly blocks where students try a variety different outdoor adventure activities including kayaking, paddleboarding, raft building,sailing and archery from only £6.00 per person.

Kayaking and Canoeing

Learn paddling skills and achieve British Canoeing qualifications - Paddle Start and Paddle Discover


Introduction to the sport of sailing with the RYA. Covers all you need to know to get afloat under supervision. Covering how to sail in all directions in light wind and awareness of launching and recovering.


Students will work towards achieving the NNAS Bronze and Silver Walking Award where they will learn navigation skills while enjoying the countryside.

If your school wish to take part in one of our after school clubs, click on Enquire Now and one of our team will contact you to discuss your requirements. Please note that Kayaking, Sailing and Walking each require a commitment of one additional Saturday Morning to achieve the qualifications.


  • After School Multi Activity £6 pp
  • Paddlesport £120
  • Sailing £120
  • Walking £120 plus

Money from every activity you purchase goes directly to helping those less fortunate to try the same activities. You can see where your money makes a difference by checking out our charity page for our latest projects.

paddleboards on the beach at Harbour challenge

Harbour Challenge is easy to find - we are in the centre of Hamworthy Park in Poole. You can leave your car at Hamworthy Park Surface Car Park and take a short walk to the Centre. Please note that this is now a pay and display carpark between March to October.

Take the main path through the park, walk past the paddling pool and cafe to the cream-coloured building at the end of the park. This is the main Harbour Challenge Centre.

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  • Useful Info


    From 8 upwards

    Experience Level Required

    Able to swim 25m wearing a buoyancy aid


    1 hour for either 6 or 12 weeks depending on activity chosen. 

    Please note that all after school clubs will run subject to numbers