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.
Now on sale
Easter Daycamps and Residential Camps
Our Easter Daycamps run from Monday 8th April – Friday 12th April & Monday 15th April – Thursday 18th April. Multi Activity, Water & Survival themed Camps. All book by the day!
Our first Residential Camp of the year runs from Sunday 7th April – Friday 12th April. Multi Activity, Survival and Water Themed Camps. Suitable for children in school years 4 and upwards. More information about our Residential camps can be found here.
Summer Daycamps and Residential Camps
Summer Daycamps & Residential Camps now on sale! Running 16th July – 6th September, view our Daycamps Dates for a full weekly breakdown. Book your Summer Daycamps before 1st April and get Bus Travel for just £15 per week! T&C’s apply, view here. More information about our Residential camps can be found here.
Daycamp Information Events
Want to learn more about our Daycamps? Why not join us at one of our Information Events. This is a great way for you and your children to walk around our site, meet the staff and ask any questions you may have about our Daycamps. Sign up here
Our signature Daycamp offered every school holiday, for children in years R-11. Children can enjoy age appropriate adventures as we divide them into 4 separate age groups: Holiday Club (R-2), Activity
Club (Y3-6), Adventure Club (Y7-9) and Club 14-16 (Y10-11).
Offered during Easter, Whitsun and Summer 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 29th April and pay just £15 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 Summer 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.