Give your child lasting memories of amazing school holidays at Fairthorne Manor. Located at a stunning 85 acre setting beside the Hamble River, outdoor adventures for 4-16 year olds are here for the taking. Build friendships, confidence and a host of new skills. Fairthorne Manor Daycamps have been a source of fantastic memories for thousands of local children for over 40 years.
Times & prices
Daycamps are offered from 9.00am-4.00pm, with the option of extending the fun with Big Day from 7.45am-6.00pm.
Whitsun Daycamps are offered daily from Tuesday 28th – Friday 31st May, with Multi Activity, Water & Survival camps available.
Summer camps now on sale
Offered from 16th July – 6th September, there’s a fun packed summer ahead! For more information on dates, see our Summer Daycamps dates information below for a full weekly breakdown. Members receive a 15% discount off all Daycamp services when booked by 5pm on Monday 10th June.
Bus travel special offer open to everyone and just £20 per week if booked by Monday 10th June at 5pm – T&C’s apply, view here.
We believe that children greatly benefit from a week long programme enabling them to experience a wide range of difference activities and experiences. As well as trying new activities for the first time, each child’s development and social skills are greatly enhanced by making new friends, socialising, experiencing adventures together, being in a stimulating group environment and building confidence. See our Summer Daycamp date information above for more information on booking rules.
Daycamp Information Events
Discover more about our camps at one of our information events – the perfect opportunity to walk around our site, meet the staff and ask any questions you may have about our Daycamps – sign up here.
Tax free childcare & childcare vouchers
We now accept tax free childcare payments along with childcare vouchers for Daycamp and Residential Camp bookings. Tax free childcare enables you to receive up to £2000 to help with the costs of childcare – find out more.
For further information on paying by these methods, please visit our booking conditions.
Our signature Daycamp offered every school holiday, for children in years R-11. Children enjoy age appropriate adventures as part of separate age groups: Holiday Club (R-2), Activity Club (Y3-6), Adventure Club (Y7-9) and Club 14-16 (Y10-11).
Offered at various holidays, children in years 4-9 make full use of our enclosed lake and River Hamble access as they experience new adventures on and in the water. Activities can include kayaking, raft building, stand up paddleboarding and much more.
Offered during Easter, Whitsun and summer holidays for children going into years 4-9. Children will learn how to survive in the wild as they builds dens, light and cook over a fire, track animals and learn camouflage techniques.
Musical Theatre Camp
Offered on selected weeks during the summer for children going into school years 4-9. Children enjoy a week of performing arts as they learn and choreograph moves to put into practice for the end of week show! This year’s theme is the Greatest Showman!
Creative Art Camp
Offered on Summer weeks 2 and 5, Creative Art Camp offers children a fantastic chance to create unique works of art, and craft items to treasure. Aimed at beginners but all are welcome.
Big Day & Packed Lunches
We’ll take care of the food and some extended play if you’re busy. Big Day extends the fun from 7.45am-6.00pm including breakfast & tea, with the option to add a packed lunch too. Find out more below.
Bus transport – Summer only
Book your Summer bus travel before 10th June and pay just £20 per week – T&C’s apply, view here. During the main 4 weeks of the summer holiday, we offer private coach travel with Lucketts from 7 routes across the county. YMCA staff are on board to ensure children are safely transported to and from the site each day.
Sleepover – Summer only
On Thursday nights during the main summer holiday weeks (29 July – 23 August), children in years 3-11 can enjoy a sleepover with new friends in our YMCA tents. Evening activities, dinner, breakfast & lunch the next day is all included. Places are subject to availability.
Additional needs support
Specialist care and support to enable children with additional support needs or disabilities access to our mainstream scheme via Hampshire County Council Short Breaks Scheme – discover more on how our scheme works.
Fairthorne Manor is ideally located outside Botley just 3 miles from the M27, midway between Southampton & Portsmouth. Our address is YMCA Fairthorne Manor, Curdridge, Southampton SO30 2GH. Contact us on 01489 785228.