We believe that children are never too young to join our YMCA community, and one of the best ways to do that is to join one of our Baby & Toddler Groups. Hosted at a variety of our Nursery & Pre-school locations we offer a mixture of weekly and monthly sessions for everyone to come and enjoy.
Please keep checking our website and social media channels for updates on our other groups.
Take a look below to find your nearest group:
YMCA Fairthorne Manor: Treetots
Enjoy fun together outdoors and connect with nature
Are you a parent or caregiver who wants to get your young child outside to play? Do you want to join with other families in your area who value time in nature?
Join us every Monday and Friday at 10am (during term time) and monthly on Saturdays for Treetots; an exciting outdoor nature adventure in the enchanting woods at Fairthorne Manor for parents and children aged 1-5.
Sessions include open play activities in which your child can build castles in the sandpit, rustle up mud pies in the kitchen, create sounds in the woodland music area, and sell items at the market.
Our woodland play sessions are tailored to encourage children’s curiosity and early development, with the outside environment, create exciting learning opportunities in the fresh air, and help to bring our community closer together.
Gather around a cosy campfire to enjoy delicious warm snacks such as campfire pizza, chocolate covered banana splits, toasted marshmallows, and plenty more. Finish off the session by enjoying story time together.
We are excited to welcome you to Treetots to enjoy connecting with other children and parents in your community and make new friends and experience fun in the outdoors.
New for 2022 – open play activities are available. Enjoy our building block zone and the elevated walk ramp play for your kids.
Session times & dates
Monday & Friday mornings during term-time at 10-11.30am
£6 per child (for ages 1-5 years)
Maximum of 20 children per session
New Saturday Treetots (Starts 12th February)
Sessions are available once a month at 10-11:30am for children aged 1-7 years, giving families the opportunity to explore the magic of Fairthorne Manor woods together.
What to bring?
Your imagination! Playing in outdoor environments could be hot, cold or wet, so it’s usually more fun with appropriate clothing ready to get muddy so you can fully join in on the outdoor activities.
If you need to bring a stroller, we recommend one that can manage rugged paths.
Hot drinks can be purchased from the Family Park Café with discount available if you bring your own reusable travel mug.
(All play equipment will be sanitised).
Book your session
Dates are released 4 weeks in advance.
Prices include a snack. We can cater for most dietary requirements; please let us know before the session what your child’s needs are.
We look forward to welcoming you soon.