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Enjoy fun together outdoors and connect with nature 

Are you a parent or caregiver who wants to get your young child outside to play? Do you want to join with other families in your area who value time in nature?

Join us every Monday and Friday at 10am 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.

Sessions include open play activities in which your child can build castles in the sandpit, rustle up mud pies in the kitchen, create sounds in the woodland music area, and sell items at the market.

Our woodland play sessions are tailored to encourage children’s curiosity and early development, with the outside environment, create exciting learning opportunities in the fresh air, and help to bring our community closer together.

Gather around a cosy campfire to enjoy delicious warm snacks such as campfire pizza, chocolate covered banana splits, toasted marshmallows, and plenty more. Finish off the session by enjoying story time together.

We are excited to welcome you to Treetots to enjoy connecting with other children and parents in your community and make new friends and experience fun in the outdoors.


Session times & dates

Running on Monday & Friday mornings at 10-11.30am

£6 per child (for ages 1-5 years)

Maximum of 20 children per session

Saturday Treetots 

Sessions are available once a month at 10-11:30am for children aged 1-7 years, giving families the opportunity to explore the magic of Fairthorne Manor woods together. Saturday dates for 2023:  13th May, 3rd June, 15th July, 5th August, 19th August, 16th September, 14th October, 11th November, 2nd December.

What to bring?

Your imagination! Playing in outdoor environments could be hot, cold or wet,  so it's usually more fun with appropriate clothing ready to get muddy so you can fully join in on the outdoor activities.

If you need to use a pushchair, we recommend one suitable for woodland paths.

Hot drinks can be purchased from the Family Park Café. You can save money on hot drinks if you bring your own reusable travel mug.


Book your session

2023 dates are available to book now - sessions run every Monday and Friday throughout the year.

Prices include a snack. We can cater for most dietary requirements; but please let us know before the session what your child’s needs are.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Book now

YMCA Fairthorne Manor Curdridge, Southampton, SO30 2GH

Contact us

[email protected]
01489 785228