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Action-packed weekend camping escape

This August Bank Holiday, escape to Fairthorne Manor for Family Festival - a weekend full of exciting outdoor activities, camping adventures, and evenings full of fun. With all your meals included and tent hire available, step back and enjoy quality time together in the great outdoors.

Friday 26th August from 4:30pm – Sunday 28th August until 2pm

Non-stop Adventure

With unlimited land and water activities, you can splash about and learn new skills paddleboarding and kayaking on the lake, test your aim at archery, giggle and wobble on the jiggly jumpy pillow, race each other to the top of the climbing tower, work together to build the tallest stack on crate challenge, and more!


A few of your favourite outdoor activities...


Test your balance and coordination skills and build your water confidence.


Test your nerve as you lean out & carefully lower yourself down the abseiling wall.

Jacobs Ladder

Work with your team to scale new heights and reach the top of the ladder.

Aqua Slide

Cool off from a full day of activities and see how fast you can fly down the slippery slide.

Evening Entertainment

After your arrival on Friday afternoon, activities will open starting your weekend of adventure. In the evening, get into the camping spirit with campfire songs, dance-offs, and a talent show.

On Saturday evening, enjoy live entertainment and the garden bar for refreshments.

Such an amazing experience

The catering was brilliant, and all the staff were so helpful all weekend. It was a great opportunity to try out lots of new activities in a safe and secure environment - we will definitely be returning.

- Andy, 2020 -

Absolutely wonderful time at the Family Festival

The staff are superb – friendly, knowledgeable and encouraging. We made new friends, tried out fun activities and learned new skills. A well-earned 5 stars.

- Anon, 2019 -

Fantastic weekend

Such great value for money, no hassle of having to bring our own camping gear, really well organised , loads of fun activities for all ages and really well catered

- Andrea, 2018 -

Extra Fun

Cafe & Bar

Grab any extras to make your stay even more memorable from fresh coffee and ice cream to cold beers.

Tuck Shop

A childhood delight with a mixture of sweets, chocolate, drinks, and snacks.

fire pit

Fire Pits & S'mores

Hire a fire pit and grab a s'mores pack for the ultimate camping experience.


Adult (12+): £125

Child (2-11): £99

Under 2's: Free

Tent hire: £40 per tent


10% off for Family Discount Members


What meals are included?

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner is included throughout your stay. Starting with dinner on Friday evening and finishing with lunch on Sunday. All dietry requirement will be catered for. Over the weekend, you can also purchase hot and cold drinks, ice creams, sweets and more.

Can I hire a tent?

Yes, our pre-erected canvas tents have wooden floors and can sleep up to 6 people. You will need to provide your own sleeping mat or airbed.

What if it rains?

There's no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing! The majority of outdoor activities can continue in the rain, but we have some indoor options too.


Camping areas have toilet and shower facilities within easy reach which are open 24 hours and cleaned regularly.

What if I need to cancel or amend my booking?

If you need to make changes to your booking or cancel, please see our booking conditions or contact us on 01489 785228.


The majority of activities are accessible depending on your requirements. Please contact us prior to booking if you would like to discuss what we can put in place for you.


Fairthorne Manor is a dog free site, so please don't bring along your canine friend.

Family Discount Scheme

As a member of the Family Discount Scheme you will receive 10% off Family Festival tickets.

Booking Conditions

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Contact us

01489 785228

YMCA Fairthorne Manor
Fairthorne Manor, YMCA, Southampton SO30 2GH