School holiday Daycamps have been a source of fantastic memories for thousands of local children for over 40 years. Our stunning 111 acre site beside the Hamble River offers fantastic outdoor adventures  for 4 -16 year olds, as they build friendships, confidence and a host of new skills on a variety of camp options.


Daycamps are offered from 9.00am-4.00pm, with the option of extending the fun with Big Day from 7.45am-6.00pm. See below for more information.

Dates & prices:

Christmas Daycamps are running from Monday 17th December – Friday 21st December, Monday 24th December**  and Wednesday 2nd January – Friday 4th January 2019. Multi Activity Camps only.

Multi Activity Daycamps are £31 per child per day with the option of adding the extended Big Day for an additional £14 per day.

All Daycamps are now onsale and bookable online or over the phone on 01489 785228

** Christmas Eve – This Daycamp will only run if minimum numbers are reached. Big day will be morning only

Aqua slide

Multi-Activity Camp

Our signature Daycamp offered every week during the summer, 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 weeks 2, 4 and 5 of the 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 weeks 1 to 5 of the 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 – The Lion King

Offered on summer weeks 2 and 4 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 years theme is the Lion King.

Staff and children at Turn Nature into Art

Turn Nature into Art Camp

Offered on summer week 1 only, Nature Camp offers children a fantastic combination of exploring the site, collecting natural materials and creating stunning masterpieces with our experienced artist.

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

During the main 4 weeks of the summer holiday, we offer private coach travel with Lucketts from 8 routes across the county.  YMCA staff are available on board to ensure children are safely transported to and from the site.

Child in a tent

Sleepover – Summer only

Children in years 3-11 can enjoy a night with new friends in YMCA tents, evening activities, dinner, breakfast & lunch the next day. In the summer, Y7-11 stay over on Wednesday night, with Y3-6 staying on Thursday night.  Places 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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