Families

Camping

Camping has been a part of YMCA family since we founded the first continuously used camp in 1861, so by choosing us for your camping holiday you will be benefiting from over 150 years of experience. We’ve got loads of ways for you to try camping with us, whether it’s your first…

Activity Sessions

Want to challenge yourself, try something different with friends or enjoy a new activity with the kids?From May to September, our activity sessions at Fairthorne Manor near Botley, give you that chance! From stand up paddle boarding to archery, aqua slide to jumpy pillow, there's something for everyone and all…

Birthday Parties

If you’re looking for action packed, exciting and memorable birthday parties, you’re in the right place! The YMCA can take care of all your child’s birthday needs. There are options where we can take care of everything – activities, party food, invites, decorations and the clearing up, or just hire…

River Hamble Access

Did you know that Fairthorne Manor has direct access onto the River Hamble?  If you have your own stand up paddleboard, kayak, canoe or dinghy you can now access the river via our pontoon or slipway. During winter months (October – March) the river will be open 7 days a…

Library

Please note, following the latest government advise regarding Coronavirus, the YMCA Weston Community Library will be closured for the foreseeable future. Please click here to view our latest updates regarding CoronavirusWorking alongside Southampton Library Services, the YMCA Weston Community Library opened in July 2016, offering valuable library services to the local community from…

Family Discount Scheme

What is the Family Discount Scheme? You can pay less for many of your favourite services for families and young people. For an annual fee of £60, you could save up to 20% on Daycamps at Fairthorne Manor, Portsmouth, Southampton and on the Isle of Wight, simply by joining the…