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 

Aqua slide

Multi-Activity Camp

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).


Water Camp

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.

Survival Camp

Survival Camp

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.

Children in make up and costume for musical theatre

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! 

Staff and children at Turn Nature into Art

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.

Children eating packed lunch

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.

Children and staff on the bus

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.

Child in a tent

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.

Children using hula hoops

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.

Online booking

Prices & booking

View our list of dates and prices. Members receive a discount of up to 20% depending on when you book; see price list for details. Find out more about our Membership offer. Book online or contact us on 01489 785228. Full payment is required at time of booking.


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.

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