Be inspired the YMCA Way at Portsmouth Daycamps! Children aged 4-10 years will join the Infant & Junior Group, located at Charter Sports Hall, Greetham Street, PO5 4LH. Your child 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 (based at St Luke’s Church, Greetham St, PO5 4LH) 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.

 Half-Term Daycamps (26th – 30th October 2020)

Available to book by the day Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm) at just £25 per child per day.

Your child can let off steam this autumn half-term at Portsmouth Daycamps! Safety remains our top priority, but we will continue to ensure that your child has a day filled with fun and exciting activities – there’s something for everyone to enjoy, including plenty of time outdoors in the fresh air.

We continue to follow and monitor the latest Government advice for Out of School clubs; this advice covers Daycamps programmes and more details can be found here.

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 at our YMCA Daycamps location based at St Luke’s Church in Southsea.

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

Playing with trains at one of the Portsmouth daycamps.

What’s On Offer?

Each groups 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!

Playing tennis at one of the Portsmouth daycamps.

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 on Monday to Friday during the school half-term (26th-30th October). 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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