The best school holidays EVER

Children have the best time at Fairthorne Manor Daycamps. From the moment they arrive on the 94-acre site to the time they leave, there are opportunities to learn new skills, discover their interests, and have fun with friends. With a wide range of fantastic and exciting activities and outdoor adventures for children in YR-Y11, led by a friendly and experienced team, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
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Holiday Club

Designed especially for younger children starting their exploration of outdoor adventures to develop their independence, make new friends and have the most fun possible!
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Ready for next challenge?

Multi Activity

Multi Activity Club offers excitement, fun and plenty of adrenalin-pumping outdoor activities. Enjoy a range of outdoor activities which could include kayaking, climbing, den building, orienteering, pioneering, camo and tracking, and much more. Making each day memorable at Fairthorne Manor.
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Themed Camps

Ready for the next challenge? Themed Daycamps are the perfect way for your child to try something different and let their passion shine. Available for children in Years 4-11 (based on the school year they are going into in September).
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Extra Fun

Packed Lunch

Packed Lunch

Add on a freshly prepared lunch for just £5, to fuel your child's day of adventures. Breakfast and dinner are available when booking Big Day options.
per day

Extend the Day

Extend the Day

For just £17, you can extend the fun from 7:45am-6pm which includes the option of a continental or hot breakfast and scrummy tea, or you can split the day into morning for £8, or afternoon for £12.
£17 (AM&PM), £8 (AM), £12 (PM)
per day

Low Ropes

Den Building

Campfire Songs


Crate Challenge


Aerial Runway

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Fairthorne Manor Daycamps

My son had the best time on Daycamps! He’s 5 and he got to do SUP, zip wire, campfire, den building, water fights and so many adventures at Fairthorne Manor Daycamps! He was excited to go every day and he can’t wait to join in during the next school holidays!
Naomi, 2022
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Your child will be kept active and outdoor activities take place come rain or shine. To make sure that your child is prepared each day, please bring the following named kit: > Packed lunch and a drink (refillable bottle) > Snacks for breaks in the day > Sun hat and cream if weather is warm > Shoes that can and will get wet > Wellies > Towel (warm showers and changing facilities are available) > Warm clothing (jacket, jumpers, trousers) > Waterproof jacket > Spare clothes (a complete set, including pants and socks) > Plastic bag (to put wet clothes in) > Spare shoes to travel home in > Optional tuck money (in a named purse/wallet) > Medication if required
We welcome children with support needs to attend our Daycamp programmes. We appreciate that support requirements vary from child to child so if you think your child would benefit from additional support, please contact us on 01489 785228 before making your booking. Children with 1:1 support requirements and registered for a Gateway card can benefit from 1:1 support provided as part of the Hampshire County Council Short Breaks Scheme.
Great news! As all YMCA Daycamps and Residential Camps are Ofsted registered and classified as childcare, you save money on the cost by paying with Childcare Vouchers (CCV) or the Government’s Tax-Free Childcare scheme (TFC). Deciding to pay by CCV or TFC amounts to accepting to buy a service and will be subject to relevant booking conditions. Please note that CCV/TFC payments can only be accepted for the childcare element of bookings and cannot be used to purchase the Family Discount Scheme. We can also accept payment by credit or debit card for any of our services. If you need any further information that isn’t covered below, you can read more here or call our team for advice: 01489 785228

Perfect Location

Fairthorne Manor is ideally located outside Botley just 3 miles from the M27, midway between Southampton & Portsmouth.