Family-Friendly Camping with a Difference
Welcome to the YMCA Fairthorne Manor Family Park Campsite, located in Botley, Hampshire near Southampton. Family Park Campsite offers family-friendly caravan and camping stays in a secure countryside setting, with the opportunity to enjoy outdoor adventures and explore wide-open spaces and woodlands.
All pitches are located on flat ground in a beautiful and relaxed environment dotted with copses, a clear water stream, and plenty of room to play ball games and fly kites.
Open 21st April till late September
Family-Friendly Camping with a Difference
Welcome to the YMCA Fairthorne Manor Family Park Campsite, located in Botley, Hampshire near Southampton. Family Park Campsite Offers family-friendly caravan and camping stays in a secure countryside setting with the opportunity to enjoy outdoor adventures and explore wide-open spaces and woodlands.
All camping and motorhome pitches are located on flat ground in a beautiful and relaxed setting dotted with copses, a clear water stream, and plenty of room to play ball games and fly kites.
Open April 21st - Late September
This ain't no dunny!
No need to worry about your personal needs whilst camping at Family Park. Grab a hot shower, make use of the many spotless loos, but don't be thinking you have escaped the washing up this break! Washing-up facilities are available here too and are cleaned daily.
Family Park Cafe
Warm up with a hot drink or cool down with a cold refreshment or choose from a selection of ice-creams. You can also have a browse in the shop which is stocked with camping essentials and merchandise.
Let the kids loose
The wooden play area located on the campsite is perfect for children of all ages to play together, explore, and make new friends. There are also life-size board games for your whole family to get stuck into.
Make Your Break Even More Memorable
You'll want to grab a pizza-this
The Cafe & Bar are open daily for freshly ground coffee, delicious brownies, tasty ice creams and ice cold beers. During the peak season, you can grab fish and chips Friday evenings or freshly baked hot pizza on Saturdays. All allergens and dietary requirements can be catered for, just let us know a few days prior to your visit.
A real crowd warmer
Hire a BBQ or Firepit and top off your day of relaxing on the river by filling up your belly with a hot smoked burger or sitting round your own campfire, roasting marshmallows and chatting to your family and friends.
Sun's out, buns out
In the Cafe, you can buy daily essentials such as bread, milk, eggs, bacon and other camping equipment.
All meat and baked products are locally sourced.
"Absolutely loved it"
We absolutely loved it. The facilities are spotless, and plenty of hot water for showers! The camping ground is level, so great for tents.
- Mark, 2022 -
"Fantastic place for camping"
Spent a lovely evening with our daughter and boyfriend the pizza was really good from the reception kitchen. Really good bathroom facilities and a fantastic place for camping.
- Mandy, 2021 -
"Just what we needed!"
Great weekend camping! Amenities were well looked after and it was just what we needed!
- Chris, 2021 -
"You'll have a terrific time"
Great campsite. Very friendly whether coming as a couple, small group or family you'll have a terrific time.
- Simon, 2021 -
Add Extra Adventure To Your Stay
Paddle it out
Launch your own craft or hire one of our stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, or canoes via our secret entrance to the River Hamble.
Channel your inner thrill seeker
Try something new on one of our Activity Sessions. Ranging from climbing to abseiling, there are lots of activities to entice you and your family or group of friends.
Added Fun Nearby
This year we welcome a brand new cycle and footpath enabling you to safely explore the local area by foot or bike.
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Information & Prices
Prices are per night per pitch for up to 4 people in a single tent, caravan or campervan. View the 2023 price list.
In summer 2021, we restricted the size of group bookings to two families to limit large numbers of people gathering to help with social distancing. We will continue to monitor the advice and will update our plans for 2022 when further information is available.
What size are the pitches?
Pitches are pre-allocated in advance of arrival and measure 6m x 6m, with a maximum 6 people per pitch. For parties of over 6 people, additional pitches must be booked.
What is the check-in and check-out time?
Pitches can be accessed from 1pm on arrival day and must be vacated by 12pm on departure day.
What is the minimum night stay?
All pitches are a minimum 2 night stay.
How many campervans can you take at one time?
We can accommodate a maximum of 11 campervans or caravans. Please note that we do not offer electric hook ups.
Campsite booking conditions
You can find everything you need to know before you start your trip in our pre-arrival information pack
Whilst camping can I access the whole Fairthorne Manor site?
You are welcome to explore the whole Fairthorne Manor site at weekends but this is dependent if other events are on site during your visit. We will advise you of any restrictions at check in for your stay.
I have a question. How do I get in touch?
Upon arrival you will receive a welcome pack with all the information needed for your stay, but if you have any questions prior to arrival, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The big green blob? That's us!
YMCA Fairthorne Manor
Fairthorne Manor, YMCA, Southampton SO30 2GH