The Aqua is a safe environment for school parties, providing 25 rooms that can accommodate upto 56 children and staff. All rooms have ensuite facilities, and there are several breakout and conference rooms for educational and leisure activities. Dependent on numbers, you can take a few rooms, an entire floor, or the entire hotel.
Special educational pricing at £ 20 per child per night.
The Aqua is within walking distance of many facilities, including:
• Chesil Beach
• Portland Castle
• Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy (home of 2012 Sailing Olympics)
• Portland Stone Quarries and Sculpture Trail
• Old Merchants railway
The Aqua is next door to the Osprey Leisure Centre, offering a 25M swimming pool, sports halls, squash courts and lots of other activities.
For your comfort during your stay, all rooms have:
•Free wireless Broadband.
•Selection of traditional games
There is so much to do on an educational trip to Portland, all within a short walk or drive. Click on the photograph to link to the attraction.
Isle of Portland
|Jurassic and World Heritage Coast, Link to some great educational resources on the Jurassic Coast, and more information on World Heritage sites.|
|Portland Castle , practically next door to The Aqua, overlooking Portland Harbour stands one of Henry VIII's finest coastal forts, built in the early 1540s to protect against French and Spanish invasion. Today it provides a great day out for visitors.|
|Chesil Beach , a short walk away, provides 18 miles of stunning Jurassic coastline.|
|High Angle Battery . This Victorian gun emplacement, with its magazine tunnels, provides a fascinating trip. Free admission and reached by steep walk up disused Merhants Railway, past the Royal Naval cemetary, or a short drive.|
|Portland Bill.For nearly 300 years a lighthouse has stood on Portland Bill to guide vessels heading for Portland and Weymouth and acting as a waymark for vessels navigating in the English Channel. A red sector light warns mariners of the hazardous Shambles Bank lying three miles offshore. Now attracts 300,000 visitors per year.|
|Tout Quarry. A scuplture park, where Portland Stone is carved in its natural setting. Stone carving courses and demonstrations available|
|Portland Museum is a local museum on the Isle of Portland.It is at the southern end of the village of Easton, close to Church Ope Cove. The museum was founded by Marie Stopes and opened in 1930.The cottage where the museum is located was the inspiration behind the novel The Well-Beloved, written by Thomas Hardy.It shows examples of the Island's rich archaeology.||Portland Harbour The original harbour was formed by the protection offered by the south coast of England, Chesil Beach and the Isle of Portland. This gave protection from the weather to ships from all directions except the east. King Henry VIII built Portland Castle and Sandsfoot Castle to defend this anchorage.|
If you are a teacher or group leader,please email or call us on +44(0)1305 860 269 to discuss your trip, or perhaps arrange a free inspection visit