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Camping has been a part of YMCA programming for more than a century and we founded the first continuously used camp in 1861, so by choosing us for your camping holiday you will be benefiting from 149 years of experience!
Our Campsite is situated within the grounds of Fairthorne Manor, offering opportunities for families to drop in for the day or to stay overnight.
The Campsite is dotted with copses, a stream and plenty of room in which families can enjoy themselves.
The site is open for families to enjoy a relaxing and picturesque setting in which to unwind along with a range of both organised and self-led children’s activities such as nature trails and natural play. Families can drop in for a full or part day or of course camp overnight. We can also give scheduled access to the YMCA Fairthorne Manor activity programme including our fantastic regular clubs kayaking and sailing.
We can also cater for large groups, wedding and special occasions, just get in touch!
The following facilities are available:
Separate group camp site area
Various group campfire areas
Modern shower & toilet block
A range of BBQ & picnic areas
Natural play facilities – logs as beams, tyre swings
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However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can now make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children on one pitch.
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Large groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Lake and/or mountain
Horse riding nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
Jumbo tent pitches
- Coach stations
Fareham Bus Station — 5.2 miles
5.2 miles Southampton Airport Parkway: Megabusplus — 5.4 miles
5.4 miles Southampton University: Interchange — 6.4 miles
- Train stations
Botley Rail Station — 0.5 miles
0.5 miles Hedge End Rail Station — 2.2 miles
2.2 miles Swanwick Rail Station — 2.4 miles
- Ferry ports
Hamble-le-Rice Ferry Landing — 4.3 miles
4.3 miles Warsash Ferry Landing — 4.3 miles
4.3 miles Southampton Passenger Ferry Terminal — 6.5 miles
Southampton Airport — 5.3 miles
5.3 miles Bournemouth International Airport — 26.7 miles
Fairthorne Manor is located a short 10 minute drive from Junctions 7 and 10 of the M27, approximately 1 mile from the village of Botley near Hedge End
We are fortunate enough to be within walking distance of Botley which boasts shops, restaurants, and pubs for visitors to enjoy. Being set on the beautiful River Hamble means that there are plenty of nearby fishing spots to take advantage of. Alternatively, if it is horses you are interested in, why not visit our next door neighbors, a well established equestrian centre.
- Southampton Maritime Museum (6.5 miles)
- Portchester Castle (8.0 miles)
- Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (10.1 miles)
- Hinton Ampner (10.3 miles)
- Winchester City Mill (10.7 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.