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Set in a perfect location overlooking Sandown Bay, Isle of Wight Daycamps utilises the fantastic facilities at Winchester House, plus the stunning areas immediately around including the beach, local parks, and attractions. With beach school featuring heavily in the programme, we offer many opportunities to children from years R to 12 years to enjoy a range of indoor and outdoor sessions, making new friends and learning new skills along the way!

Autumn School Holidays 2021

Isle of Wight Daycamps are available daily over the upcoming October half-term school holiday for two weeks: Monday 18th to Friday 22nd October and Monday 25th to Friday 29th October for children aged 4-11 years – please click here to book online

In line with the current Government guidance for holiday clubs, from 12th April 2021 we can offer provision to all children, without restrictions on the reasons why they may be attending.    We will continue to monitor Government guidelines and will adjust delivery of our programmes accordingly if required.  Any changes will be communicated to parents/carers at the earliest possible opportunity.

Tax free childcare & Childcare Vouchers

We accept tax free childcare payments along with childcare vouchers for Daycamps bookings.  Tax free childcare enables you to receive up to £2,000 to help with the costs of childcare – find out more.

For further information on paying by these methods, please visit our booking conditions.  

Child in a box at Isle of Wight Daycamps

What your child will experience

Daycamps offer children:

  • an opportunity to socialise with a group of other children of similar age and make new friends
  • participation in games and activities to further their physical, emotional and creative development
  • the chance to try new experiences and develop new skills

Our work with the under 8’s is registered with Ofsted, with a ratio of 1:8 for all ages.

Winchester House Venue Hire


Children benefit from access to large grounds, a stunning view and:

  • a large, bright playroom with zoned activity areas during free play – arts and crafts, soft toys, lego construction, reading area and board games.
  • a large grass garden area for active play, ball games and team games.
  • extra indoor space in our chapel, with activities including table tennis, table football, pool and soft play.
  • accessible toilets, including disabled facilities and a changing area for personal care needs.
  • we’re within easy reach of the nearby beach, playground and park which we visit regularly.
Making sandcastles at one of the Isle of Wight daycamps.

Information & prices

Daycamps runs from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday during the school holidays. Daycamps is just £25 per child per day for up to 8 hours of care and great activities.

Children should bring a refillable water bottle and a packed lunch. 

To book your place, visit our online shop or call 01489 785228. Full payment is required at time of booking.

Places must be booked in advance to guarantee a space. We try to accommodate children who haven’t booked, but these are subject to a £5 late fee per child.


Find us at YMCA Winchester House, Sandown Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight PO37 6HT. Tel: 01983 862441.

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