Welcome to YMCA Fairthorne Manor - a unique outdoor activity venue set in the heart of Hampshire countryside. With 94 acres of land to explore including ample camping grounds, woodlands, an enclosed lake, plus an enchanting entrance to the upper reaches of the River Hamble.
Teeming with activities for everyone, you can join us with friends, family, on your own, with a group, or even with your school; we guarantee an experience you will never forget.
Children & Young People
The best school holidays ever! Give your child the gift of magical childhood memories filled with exhilarating activities and getting mucky with friends. Choose from multi-activity or themed camps.
The perfect home-from-home for your child's first week away from home. They will be surrounded by friendly accommodating staff and their stay will be packed with exciting programmes and new friends.
Give your child their most exciting and memorable birthday party. Let us take care of everything - activities, party food, invites, decorations, and the clearing up or you can simply hire one of our rooms. Choose from four modern indoor rooms or a large sports hall.
Leader in Training
The perfect week to develop youth skills and experience to be successful in a leadership role. The programme is bound with Fairthorne Manor's best-loved activities as well as practical skills, team building, and self-discovery exercises.
Challenge yourself, try something different with friends or enjoy a new activity with the kids.
From April to September 2022, a variety of outdoor activity sessions at the 94-acre outdoor activity venue near Botley, give you that chance.
There's something for everyone and all ages. Dip into water adventures or reach new heights.
Schools and Groups
School and Group Stays
The best opportunity for children and young people to develop key aspects of social and emotional learning whilst creating long-lasting memories.
A full day of adventure. With over 25 activities on-site, your group will experience a fun-filled day of learning and adventure.
Choose from five modern indoor rooms or you can hold a large event on our outdoor site. Catering, equipment, and activities services are available at your request.
River Hamble Access
Explore the upper reaches of the River Hamble via our secret entrance. Hear the wind rustle through the stalks of grass as you glide alongside the swans unwinding on calm and clear waters. Self-launch your own Sup or hire one of our broad range of crafts.
Children under 5
Fairthorne Manor Nursery
Give your child the best start in life. Set in a former manor house, your child will benefit from a unique environment surrounded by nature waiting to be explored.
Join us every Monday and Friday at 10am (during term time) and monthly on Saturdays for Treetots; an exciting outdoor nature adventure in the enchanting woods at Fairthorne Manor for parents and children aged 1-5.
Family Park Campsite
Transition into your new go-to holiday hotspot. Enjoy family-friendly breaks in safe wide-open flat grounds with access to the encircling woodlands and upper reaches of the River Hamble.
Family Adventure Weekends
The ultimate staycation. Let us take care of your accommodation, exciting activities, and tasty food on an all-inclusive family activity weekend. It is your time to enjoy new adventures and create memories to treasure.
YMCA Fairthorne Manor
Fairthorne Manor, YMCA, Southampton SO30 2GH