Portsmouth Holiday Club

Magical childhood memories

Portsmouth Holiday Club offers your child the chance to have fun, indoors and outdoors with friends, both old and new, to connect with positive role models, and gives them a break from the pressures and stress of school and everyday life.

Join us

With a wide choice of craft and physical activities, there’s something to interest every child. Suitable for children in YR-Y11 during Easter Holidays, and children aged 5-12 during the Summer Holidays. Located at the Charter Community Sports Centre, Greetham Street, Southsea PO5 4LF

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer Holiday Club this Easter at Charter Academy Sports Centre.  We are awaiting a location change to our Ofsted registration which is taking longer than anticipated and we are still awaiting confirmation. We hope to be open this summer as normal and will update this page as soon as we have an update. Please follow our Facebook page for further updates

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Your child will be kept active and outdoor activities take place come rain or shine. To make sure that your child is prepared each day, please bring the following named kit: > Packed lunch and a drink (refillable bottle) > Snacks for breaks in the day > Sun hat and cream if weather is warm > Shoes that can and will get wet > Wellies > Towel (warm showers and changing facilities are available) > Warm clothing (jacket, jumpers, trousers) > Waterproof jacket > Spare clothes (a complete set, including pants and socks) > Plastic bag (to put wet clothes in) > Spare shoes to travel home in > Optional tuck money (in a named purse/wallet) > Medication if required
We welcome children with support needs to attend our Daycamp programmes. We appreciate that support requirements vary from child to child so if you think your child would benefit from additional support, please contact us on 01489 785228 before making your booking. Children with 1:1 support requirements and registered for a Gateway card can benefit from 1:1 support provided as part of the Hampshire County Council Short Breaks Scheme.
Great news! As all YMCA Daycamps and Residential Camps are Ofsted registered and classified as childcare, you save money on the cost by paying with Childcare Vouchers (CCV) or the Government’s Tax-Free Childcare scheme (TFC). Deciding to pay by CCV or TFC amounts to accepting to buy a service and will be subject to relevant booking conditions. Please note that CCV/TFC payments can only be accepted for the childcare element of bookings and cannot be used to purchase the Family Discount Scheme. We can also accept payment by credit or debit card for any of our services. If you need any further information that isn’t covered below, you can read more here https://ymca-fg.org/save-money-on-your-school-holiday-childcare/ or call our team for advice: 01489 785228
The majority of our activities are suitable for children with disabilities or can be adapted to make them accessible to ensure everyone can experience the benefits of outdoor adventure.  Camp Fairthorne children stay in tents with wooden floors and access a nearby toilet and shower block which has an accessible bathroom. Please contact us to discuss your child’s requirements.

Perfect Location

Portsmouth Holiday Club runs from Charter Community Sports Centre, Greetham Street, Southsea PO5 4LF.

We are moving from the Mountbatten Centre during 2024 onwards to Charter due to building works at Mountbatten affecting the main hall.