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Address: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, College Road | HM Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ, England
Phone Number: 023 9289 3338
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Great for the children!

Stopped off here, briefly, whilst waiting for the waterbus in the naval dockyard. This is an interactive place where you can do everything from flying in a simulator to firing a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
johnwiltshire
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Swindon, England
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Swindon, England
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123 reviews 123 reviews
33 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Stopped off here, briefly, whilst waiting for the waterbus in the naval dockyard. This is an interactive place where you can do everything from flying in a simulator to firing a machine gun. Plenty of things to keep the children (and some adults like me) amused for hours.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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49 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Lots of physical things for kids to do - climbing walls, shooting things, controlling things etc etc. Staff were helpful and friendly. Great for kids under 12.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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145 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

There are lots to do including shooting at bar going on a helicopter ride rock climbing and riding a plane! There are lots of hand on gadgets! It is ever so much fun but lots of things are closed!

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Pulborough, United Kingdom
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26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Visited today and really impressed, despite it being half term the hall was not too busy, had a lot of exhibitions for all ages spread out. There were hardly any waits for any of the attractions inside and the kids "rope walk" was amazing! Well worth going to, our 3 and almost 6 year old loved it!

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
37 attraction reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Went to the Action Stations just after Christmas, and there was hardly anyone in Action Stations (probably a max of 20 people) - for a Saturday this was amazingly quiet, so meant that all climbing walls, moving climbing frame, reaction game, and helicopter sim could be all used with no queuing time at all. Has some science exhibits which overall... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This was our first visit having bought a Groupon pass for the dockyard for a year. Staff were very friendly, and our visit took place between Christmas and new year. It was very quite, great time visit as no queues. A numbers of seats are available to have an indoor picnic, so great value if on a budget. The whole... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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101 attraction reviews
631 helpful votes 631 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

During busy periods the most action you will experience at action stations is queuing long periods. Naturally it is quieter during the week and when the children are at school and so is more enjoyable. The children enjoy the climbing wall but even then they only get 4 minutes climbing time when it is busy - other times our daughter... More 

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Will B, Front Office Manager at Action Stations, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Please allow me to shed some light on your points. As I'm sure you can understand, at peak times we limit the climbing time on our Climbing Tower to 3 minutes to ensure that queuing times are as minimal as possible. Since opening the Climbing Tower in 2006, 3 minutes has been proven to be... More 

Camberley, United Kingdom
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225 reviews 225 reviews
80 attraction reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Ok it was half term when I visited with my 5yr old grandson and so it was busy. However, it doesn't help when some of the attractions aren't working and the young staff seem unable or unwilling to take control and move kids on when they're clearly overstaying their times on some of the "attractions" (machine gun and helicopter simulator... More 

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Swindon, England
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Our first visit with our 2 children. The queues were too long for the activities and not enough of the activities to do, there was only one helicopter flight simulator and the visitor in there just stayed for multiple goes, there was no one to monitor it. They needed to have several of them, several climbing Walls and several shooting... More 

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Gloucestershire
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13 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Whoever is in charge of this needs to be moved. Absolute rubbish...nothing working and a total lack of coherency. An embarrassment to the Royal Navy.

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