YMCA Fairthorne Manor

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Welcome to YMCA Fairthorne Manor!

A unique outdoor activity venue and Nursery set in the heart of Hampshire countryside. With 95 acres of land to explore including ample camping grounds, woodlands, an enclosed lake, plus an enchanting entrance to the upper reaches of the River Hamble.

Children Under 5


Give your child the best start in life. Set in a former manor house, your child will benefit from a unique environment surrounded by stunning parkland and woodlands, just waiting to be explored with our caring and passionate early years professionals.


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.

Forest School

We believe that the great outdoors is the perfect setting for little minds to thrive. Our innovative Forest pre-school offers a unique blend of nature-inspired learning, skill enhancement, and boundless adventure for children aged 3-5 years old. With a limited capacity of up to 24 children, we ensure a personalized and nurturing environment where your child’s potential can flourish.


On-site activities

Looking for a new place to explore? With 95 acres, and multiple trails on offer, Fairthorne Manor is the perfect location to get close to nature. With routes being updated regularly, you are sure to find something new each time you visit with your friends and family.

River Access

Discover the upper stretches of the River Hamble using our hidden entry point.  Launch your own stand-up paddleboard (SUP) or choose from our extensive selection of crafts available for rent. Take a break at Paddler’s Rest and savour a refreshing drink.

Children Under 16

Camp Fairthorne

Camp Fairthorne is a fun-packed 5-night residential camp for ages 8-16. Immersed in nature, young guests can pursue their own interests allowing them to unplug from technology, unwind and build new long-lasting friends. Adventure is there for the taking!

Holiday Club

Where adventure, creativity, and endless fun collide to create unforgettable childhood memories! Holiday Club is designed to be an all-in-one solution for parents seeking the perfect blend of indoor and outdoor activities, all in one place.


Create unforgettable summer memories for your child! Offer them the joy of a magical childhood, brimming with exciting outdoor activities and the opportunity to make lifelong friends. Select from a variety of options, including multi-activity or themed camps, to tailor their summer adventure just the way they like it.

Schools & Groups


Whether it’s a school trip, youth group or sports team, a residential visit to an outdoor centre provides excellent opportunities for children and young people to learn. Residential stays are powerful in the social and emotional aspects of learning.

Day Trips

YMCA Fairthorne Manor is a place where you can make great memories and be sure you will be looked after. Whether it’s conquering new challenges, team building or simply to celebrate the end of Year 6 – there’s lots of fun to be had!

Adult Groups

Fairthorne Manor is not just for students, it’s also a great place for adult or corporate groups to visit. Offering a range of activities and challenges for adults, from team-building exercises to outdoor adventures.

Venue Hire

Birthday Parties

Make your child’s birthday the most thrilling and unforgettable celebration at Fairthorne Manor. Allow us to manage the activities, or you can opt to rent one of our rooms. Pick from four stylish indoor spaces or a spacious sports hall for the perfect birthday setting.

Venue/Room Hire

Select from five contemporary indoor spaces ideal for weddings, large events, birthday parties, meetings, and functions. Additional catering facilities are available at a separate cost, or we can handle all your catering requirements upon request.


Family Park Café

At Family Park Cafe, embrace the cosy atmosphere as you warm up with a comforting hot drink or cool down with a refreshing cold beverage. If you’re in the mood for a sweet treat, indulge in our delightful selection of ice creams or snacks. Your perfect moment awaits!

Perfect Location

Find us at YMCA Fairthorne Manor, Curdridge, Southampton, Hampshire SO30 2GH, which is just 1 mile outside of Botley.