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Fairthorne Manor Campsite

Our campsite at Fairthorne Manor, near Southampton and within easy reach of the River Hamble, offers family friendly stays in a lovely setting with the opportunity to try activities with a difference.

Why choose our Fairthorne Manor Campsite?

    • 60 pitches on flat ground
    • beautiful, relaxed setting dotted with copses, a stream and plenty of room to play
    • FREE self led children’s activities, including our tree swing, ponds and stream.
    • exciting adventurous activities available onsite – see our activity calendar
    • purpose built toilet, shower and wash up facilities
    • reception with drinks and confectionary vending machines
    • pitch BBQ & fire pit hire
    • ideal location by the south coast between Southampton and Portsmouth, only 3 miles from the M27.


Dogs on leads are allowed on the campsite on specific weekends only for 2017: 19th – 21st May, 9th – 11th June, 7th – 9th July and 15th – 17th September. Dogs can only be walked in designated dog walking areas.

Campfire activities at weekends!

During high season weekends, we offer an interactive family campfire sing song every Saturday at 7:30pm, including roasting marshmallows!  Check at reception on arrival for further information.

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Don’t just take our word for it

Just returned from the weekend survival camp. Was fab. All day entertainment for kids (boys, 8 and 11) and 2x adults. £99 which included 10% discount. Staff really friendly and helpful, lovely location. Have previously camped for the weekend too, not much for older kids to do so make the most of the YMCA activities or provide your own. Definitely going again. Thank you YMCA.’

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Large groups

For large groups wanting to camp together, we offer separate group camping areas and the option of use of a large group campfire area in a wooded copse which can be booked on arrival and is subject to availability.  We have three group pitches, each of which can accommodate either 8 tents or 6 tents and 4 PUP tent/gazebos.   Maximum group size is a total of 24 single pitches – for larger groups, please contact us on 01489 785228 to discuss your requirements.

Through membership of the YMCA Community, you will have the chance to feel a greater sense of ownership and belonging, as well as enjoying exclusive member events, discounts and early booking discounts.  For more information visit our Membership page.

2017 camping prices

Prices are per night  for up to 4 people in a single tent, caravan or campervan. We can welcome a maximum of up to 11 campervans or caravans, but please note that we do not provide electric hook ups. Additional rates apply for extra children or adults over the 4 people included in the pitch fee if staying in the same tent.

Season   Dates  Weekday Weekend

(Fri, Sat & bank holidays**)

Low 1 – 27 April £12.50 £22.50
High 28 – 30 April £22.50 £28
Low 1 – 25 May £12.50 £22.50
High 26 May – 1 September £22.50 £28
Low 11 September – 31 October £12.50 £22.50
Extra adult All £3 £3
Extra child (4-17) All £2 £2
Dogs 19-21 May, 9-11 June, 7-9 July, 15-17 Sept only £5 per dog per visit


Pitches measure approximately 6m x 6m, with a maximum number of 6 people per pitch.  If you have more than 6 people in your party, additional pitches must be booked.  Pitches can be accessed from 1:00pm on day of arrival and must be vacated by 12:00pm on day of departure.

** Bank Holiday Weekends require a minimum 2 night stay

For group rates, see our Groups tab on this page.

Fire pit & BBQ hire

What better way to finish off each day than sit around your own campfire, roasting marshmallows and chatting to friends or family.  Prices are per night hire.

 Item Price per night Extras
Fire pit £12 Includes fire lighter & wood
Wood £5 If you have your own fire pit or use all of the wood supplied
BBQ £12 Includes charcoal
Gas BBQ £75 Cost includes gas

Fire pits and barbecues must be collected from the clubhouse reception on the day of hire and returned the following morning.  Please ensure you bring your own barbecue utensils.


Community activities

Our community activities are ideal for a perfect family day out, or if you want some exciting activities whilst camping:

  • Outdoor instructor led adventure activities from £3-20 per person including aerial runway, raft building, archery and survival skills.  Visit our activity page for further information or our gallery to whet your appetite!
  • FREE self led children’s activities, including our sandpit, tree swing, ponds, stream and climbing tree.  There is plenty of room for ball games and flying kites, so just come along and try it out!

Parents and carers do not have to take part in the activity; why not relax with a drink at the bar instead?  Please note the charge for adults and children is the same and remember, Members receive a 10% discount on activities.  All sessions are subject to availability and operational restrictions – please book early to avoid disappointment!

Fairthorne Manor campsite is located a short 10 minute drive from Junctions 7 and 10 of the M27, approximately 1 mile from the village of Botley, near Hedge End.

The full postal address is: Fairthorne Manor, Curdridge, Southampton SO30 2GH

Tel: 01489 785228

Local attractions

There are plenty of things to see and do in the local area, please visit our “Things to do in the local area” page.

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Group pitches 2017

For large groups wanting to camp together, we offer separate group camping areas.  We have three group pitches, each of which can accommodate 8 tents per pitch (or a combination of standard tents and pup tents/gazebo where each pup tent/gazebo is classed as 1/2 a pitch).  Very large groups allocated two or three group pitches if required.

Season   Dates  Weekday Weekend

(Fri, Sat & bank holidays**)

Low 1 – 27 April £87.50 £157.50
High 28 – 30 April £157.50 £196
Low 1 – 25 May £87.50 £157.50
High 26 May – 10 September £157.50 £196
Low 11 September – 31 October £87.50 £157.50





 ** Bank Holiday Weekends require a minimum of a 2 night stay





Campervans and caravans

Campervan and caravan owners are welcome to stay on our campsite in one of the 11 designated pitches, but please note we do not have hard-standing areas or electric hook ups.  A chemical disposal point is available in our new toilet and shower block.

Making a booking

Contact us on 01489 785228 to check availability.  Once we can confirm your space, we can process your booking over the telephone ; please have a read through our booking conditions before making a reservation.  Remember, members receive a 10% discount on camping fees as well as other benefits.

Full payment is required at the time of booking and payment for campsite bookings can be made by credit or debit card. Cash is only accepted if bookings are made in person.

For non-booking enquiries, contact the team on

Campsite rules

Please note the following general campsite rules.  A full set of rules is available in advance and will be given to campers at sign in.

  • No open fires.  We have safe fire pits available for hire or a group campfire area – see our BBQ and campfire page for further details.
  • Dogs are only permitted on the specific weekends mentioned, apart from guide or hearing dogs.