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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 now till late September

We are hosting our annual Young Carers Festival from 1-3 July 2022, so access to the rest of the Fairthorne Manor grounds and activities will not be permitted.  Please talk to us when booking if you would like to discuss the impact of this event.

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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 16th - Late September

Fabulous Facilities

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

Our café and bar are open daily for freshly ground coffee, delicious brownies, tasty ice creams and ice cold beers. During the peak season, we offer hot food on Friday and Saturday nights – check our menu with us before your stay. We are more than happy to cater for all allergen and dietary requirements, 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 our cafe/bar, we have a small shop selling bread, milk, eggs, bacon and other camping essentials.

All meat and baked products are locally sourced.

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"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 - 

"Brilliant experience"

Great camp, helpful staff, and all-round brilliant experience.

- Adam, 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 & Information

Pricing

Prices are per night per pitch for up to 4 people in a single tent, caravan or campervan. View the 2022 price list.

Group Bookings

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

Pre-arrival Information

You can find everything you need to know before you start your trip in our pre-arrival information pack

Are dogs allowed to come camping?

Dogs are not permitted on site. However, you may be joined by some squirrels, badgers, and deer.

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 campsite@ymca-fg.org.

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Contact us

 

01489 785228
campsite@ymca-fg.org

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

 

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