Set in the perfect location atop the cliffs overlooking Sandown Bay our daycamps utilise the fantastic facilities at Winchester House, as well as the stunning areas around us including local parks, attractions and the beach. With beach school activities featuring heavily in our programmes, we endeavour to offer as many opportunities to children from years R to 12 years to enjoy a range of indoor and outdoor sessions, making new friends and learning new skills along the way!

Child in a box at Isle of Wight Daycamps

What your child will achieve

Our Daycamps are great fun with a programme published in advance for each holiday. Daycamps offer children:  

  • an opportunity to socialise with a group of other children of similar age and make new friends
  • participation in games and activities to further their physical, emotional and creative development
  • the chance to try new experiences and develop new skills

Our work with the under 8s is registered with Ofsted, with a ratio of 1:8 for all ages.

Winchester House Venue Hire

Our facilities

We’re blessed with large grounds, a stunning view and:

  • a large, bright playroom with zoned activity areas during free play – arts and crafts, soft toys, lego construction, reading area and board games.
  • a large grass garden area for active play, ball games and team games.
  • extra indoor space in our chapel, with activities including table tennis, table football, pool and soft play.
  • accessible toilets, including disabled facilities and a changing area for personal care needs.
  • we’re within easy reach of the nearby beach, playground and park which we visit regularly.
Making sandcastles at one of the Isle of Wight daycamps.

Information & prices

Our Daycamps run from 8am – 6pm, Monday to Friday of each school holiday, although we are closed on Bank Holidays.  In 2017, a Daycamp is just £17 per child per day for up to 10 hours of care!

YMCA members receive a discount of up to 20%; please see the programme for more information.

Online booking

Make a booking

Book online or contact us on 01489 772215. Full payment is required at time of booking.  

Places must be booked in advance to guarantee a space. We try to accommodate children who haven’t booked, but these are subject to a £5 late fee per child.

Location

Find us at YMCA Winchester House, Sandown Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight PO37 6HT. Tel: 01983 862441.