Every summer, YMCA Fairthorne Manor hosts the largest festival in the world for young people with a caring responsibility at home. 

Created in 2000 and run in partnership with The Children’s Society, the weekend provides opportunities for young people to enjoy a break from their responsibilities, have fun, make new friends and have their voices heard on issues that affect them.   Consultation with young carers has resulted in two changes in legislation to help support their needs and those of their families.

Check out our video of the 2017 festival above, where over 1300 young people enjoyed camping, adventure activities, bands, fairground rides, radio station and much more.

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2018 festival

The festival will run from Friday 29th June to Sunday 1st July 2018, with the theme of “I’m here, right here”.

Group leaders can download the booking pack below – book by 20th April 2018 to receive the discounted early bird rate!

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Contact us

Our bookings pack is full of useful information, but if there’s something you can’t find or would to discuss, contact us on 01489 785228 or [email protected]

The festival content is aimed at young people currently  in secondary education, aged from 11-16 years.

See videos from previous festivals

Location

Fairthorne Manor is located midway between Southampton and Portsmouth in Hampshire. Find us at YMCA Fairthorne Manor, Curdridge, Southampton, Hampshire SO30 2GH, just a mile outside of Botley.