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Be inspired the YMCA Way at Portsmouth Daycamps! Children aged 4-11 years will take part in a wide range of exciting activities, building strong friendships and lasting memories along the way.

Our friendly team have been welcoming children and young people to Portsmouth school holiday programmes for over twenty years, so you can rest assured they’re in the best hands.

Autumn Holidays 2021

Portsmouth Daycamps will be available daily over the October school half term break from Monday 25th October to Friday 29th October, at 9am-5pm for children aged 4 – 11 years. If you need a bit extra time, then early drop off from 8am-9am is available at an extra cost of just £3. Book here

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

To make it easier for you, we accept Tax Free Childcare payments along with Childcare Vouchers for YMCA Daycamp 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.  



We welcome children from 4-11 years old at our Portsmouth Daycamps based at Charter Academy Sports Centre ideally located within easy reach of the city centre.

Due to venue restrictions, we are currently unable to offer our Youth Daycamps but will post more information here when we have an update.

Contact us now for more information and to book on 01489 785228 or book online.

Playing with trains at one of the Portsmouth daycamps.

What your child will experience

Each group will have the opportunity to select daily activities from a range of options plus some free play time. Each group will do 2 active activities, 1 craft and 1 other. Activities could include:

  • Active: Dodge ball, cricket, water games, capture the flag, football, wide games plus many other sports
  • Craft: puppet making, Nature art, origami, jigsaw pictures and lots more.

You child will have the chance to mix and socialise with  friends old and new which will develop their physical, emotional and creative development. They will try different activities, boost confidence learning new skills but most of all … have fun!


On the day

All children need to bring:

  • Packed lunch
  • A drink in a refillable bottle
  • Weather and activity appropriate clothing

Please remember to name all your child’s belongings.

Online booking

Prices & Booking

Available from 9am – 5pm** and costing just £25 per child per day for 8 hours of professional care and a variety of age appropriate activities.

**Early drop off is available between 8am-9am for just £3 extra

Members of our discount scheme receive a discount of up to 20%.  If you have a child in one of our childcare settings, then you’re automatically a member!

Discover more about YMCA Family Discount Scheme here.

Book online is available or you can call 01489 785228. Full payment is required at time of booking.


Portsmouth Daycamps are located at Charter Community Sports Centre Greetham Street, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 4LH.

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