Be inspired the YMCA Way at Portsmouth Daycamps! Children aged 4-10 years will join the Infant & Junior Group and will take part in a wide range of exciting activities, building strong friendships and lasting memories along the way.

For older children aged 10-16, our Youth group offers a more challenging programme of activities designed to boost confidence with a focus on fun.

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.

Covid-19 Update

Due to current government guidelines, Portsmouth Daycamps will not be running over February Half-Term 2021. Please keep checking back for updates regarding the rest of the year. 

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.  



Children will be placed in age-based groups at YMCA Portsmouth Daycamps:

Infant & Junior Group (age 4-10 years): Primary school aged children will spend time together in our YMCA Daycamps based at Charter Sports Centre.

Youth Group (age 10-16 years): Older children are grouped for more challenging activities.

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

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.

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!

Find out about YMCA Family Discount Scheme here.

Book online or 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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