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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.

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Child playing outside at Treetots

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?

Every Monday and Friday at 10am, join us in the enchanting woods at Fairthorne Manor for Treetots, an exciting nature adventure in the wild for parents and children aged 1- 5! Sessions include play time to explore the surrounding woodlands where your child can build castles in the sandpit, rustle up a mud pie in the kitchen, or maybe become a pirate and sail a boat across the woodland seas.

In addition to making new connections, regular woodland play opportunities help to develop engagement with the outside environment, improve sleep quality and creates exciting learning opportunities in the fresh air.

Enjoy being outside, enjoy connecting with other children and parents in your community, and enjoy bonding with your child as you follow their lead, curiosity, and awe while exploring the natural world together. A different natural craft session each week is finished by enjoying story time and included is a delicious S’mores snack cooked over the open fire – whatever the weather.

We can’t wait to welcome our Treetots back as well as make some new friends, we look forward to seeing you soon!


What to bring?

Your imagination! Playing in outdoor environments could be hot, cold or wet so it’s usually more fun with appropriate clothing to join in the the outdoor activities. (All play equipment will be sanitised).

Session Times & Dates

  • Monday & Friday at 10-11.30am
  • £6 per child (for ages 1-5 years)
  • Maximum of 15 children per session
  • Restarts after the summer break from 27th September 2021

Book Now

Dates are released 4 weeks in advance. Prices include a snack.

To book online, please click here.

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