With over 25 activities onsite and a flexible, welcoming staff team, Fairthorne Manor is the ideal location for your group’s day visit. Select from a single activity session to a full day of adventure activities at our stunning 94 acre grass and parkland site on the banks of the River Hamble, near Botley in Southampton.

Fairthorne Manor has a rich history of adding value to many young lives – read our history here


Although current Government guidelines do not allow for overnight trips and the pandemic has brought a number of restrictions across the outdoor industry, we continue to offer day visits for schools and groups.  Since the start of the autumn term, we have welcomed over 1,000 children for safe and memorable visits; with the majority of our activities delivered almost exclusively outdoors, Fairthorne is a safe venue you can trust. We continue to monitor the Government advice and industry guidance to ensure we are delivering safe activity sessions for children – see our COVID risk statement for further details.

Climbing at one of our day visits.

Children & Youth groups

Packages cater for groups during the week and at weekends throughout the year, focusing on team building, personal challenge, decision making, confidence building and more.  All activities are based on site enabling you to make the most of your time with us.

Activities run for 90 minutes, with all instruction and equipment included. Book a single session or come for the whole day, week or weekend!

Prices and options for 2021 coming soon!

Jacob's Ladder, Fairthorne Manor

Adult Groups

Utilising the great outdoors, we build a bespoke programme based around your requirements to promote collaboration, teamwork, decision making and delegation.

This flexibility enables us to offer sessions for small and large groups for a couple of hours through to a full day, with room hire, accommodation, bar and catering options also available.


Children with additional needs

Our experience and inclusive approach ensures we can offer extra support and assistance for children with additional needs.  All of our activities are accessible for children with non-physical needs, with patience, understanding and experience the main tools for support.

Depending on the severity of an individual’s disability, some of our activities can be adapted for children with physical needs. Many activities have special equipment to help less physically able children take part including aerial runway, sailing, canoeing & archery.

Child on the telephone

Contact Us

A school or group trip is a major undertaking but our friendly and experienced team will guide you every step of the way.

You can contact us Monday to Friday 9am-5pm on 01489 772215 or email: info@ymca-fg.org.

Contact us today to discuss your options and check availability.


Fairthorne Manor is a 10 minute drive from junctions 7 and 10 of the M27, just a mile outside of Botley.  The full address is YMCA Fairthorne Manor, Curdridge, Southampton SO30 2GH.

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