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Action Stations

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, College Road | HM Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ, England
023 9289 3338
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Ranked #17 of 35 Activities in Portsmouth
Type: Game/ Entertainment Centers, Amusement
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Type: Game/ Entertainment Centers, Amusement

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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199 reviews 199 reviews
96 attraction reviews
580 helpful votes 580 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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174 reviews 174 reviews
56 attraction reviews
228 helpful votes 228 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
13 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Exhibits very tired looking and most do not work. No staff member available on the floors to help answer questions, which was needed upstairs due to the exhibits not working. Staff were all gathered at the front of the building. I had a conversation with a staff member who seemed very friendly and nice, but I was disappointed that she... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

This is my 3rd time here in Action Stations. I must say that I was very disappointed with the way the place I declining rapidly. Half the interactive machines either don't work or are not programmed properly. Things are scattered about all over the place. The fact that the price starts at £8 each is a waste. There is nothing... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Booked laser quest for my youngest son's birthday. We've spent many birthdays here, and usually very happy. However, one of his friends was taken ill on the morning of the day we had booked. It was too late to find someone to fill his place. Quite rightly, we asked for a refund for this child, only for this request to... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I went here today with my four children. I visited because there was an exhibition being held here. After hours in the exhibition...wevwent downstairs and played in Action stations. It's great! You can take part in rock climbing on a stationery pillar, or on a wall that moves and changes position while you climb. There is a helicopter simulator and... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We like this location with the two climbing walls especially. I would prefer if you paid one entrance fee for all activities, such as the laser quest.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I had no real idea what to expect as I hadn't read any blurb beforehand. However on the whole this was good, a couple of things didn't work and maybe it was slightly dated. My little son aged 3 loved Sky Tykes, a rope course requiring agility and balance. It involves a course of rope bridges and balance beams, all... More 

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