Schools & Groups

For over 70 years, the YMCA has provided fantastic adventure experiences for schools and groups at Fairthorne Manor, near Botley in Southampton. More recently, we have extended our services to include YMCA Winchester House, near Shanklin, an idyllic clifftop location on the Isle of Wight.

The aqua slide at one of our day visits.

Day visits – Fairthorne Manor

With over 25 activities onsite and a flexible, welcoming staff team, Fairthorne Manor is the ideal location for group’s day visits. Select from a single session to a full day of adventure activities at our st...
Canoeing during a Fairthorne Manor residential visit.

Residential visits – Fairthorne Manor

A residential visit to an outdoor centre provides excellent opportunities for children and young people to learn.  As well as supporting learning across many curriculum areas, a residential stay is particular...