YMCA Fairthorne Manor, Hampshire for Youth and Schools

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Outdoor Centres
Rental accommodation between Eastliegh & Portsmouth for large activity groups

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
YMCA Fairthorne Manor, Hampshire, sleeps 20-174 in 44 bedrooms.

Fairthorne is a very large site that includes activities on and off the water. There is a lake used for kayaking and raft building as well as the River Hamble which is used for sailing and giggs.

Our open areas allow for activities such as climbing, abseiling, Jacob's Ladder, crate challenge, bouncy pillow, golf, basketball, and Towers. In the woodland areas are activities like team challenge, blind trail, obstacle course, Big Initiatives Test, den building and fire making.

We offer varied accommodation options:

Ben's House is a purpose built block opened in 2009 by HRH The Princess Royal. It is a 3 wing, single storey, secure building enabling flexibility of use for several groups. There are 3 outside covered briefing areas and the landscaping includes child friendly and disabled access paths.

Hield House is a 3 floor building, enabling flexibility of use for different groups. There is secure entry to each floor, briefing areas on each, with seating and tea and coffee facilities.

Pre-erected YMCA tents accommodate 6 - 8 per tents with wooden floors for children and young people. There are 5 dedicated tent villages with a communal group marquee for each with lighting, fridge, chairs and power.


We are unable to offer self catering visits.
Our dining hall caters for up to 250 people. We offer a family service dining experience where groups serve and share food amongst themselves.
Ben's - leaders lounge on each wing with sofas, basic kitchen facilities sink, lockable medicine fridge & safe. Heald - seated briefing area per floor
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There is mobile signal for major providers.
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Indoor accommodation has full central heating. We have no internal fires, but do provide a large outdoor group campfire for hundreds.
Ben's House - 18x4 bunk bedded rooms & 6x twin leaders en-suite rooms. Heald House - 90 x beds in 2,3,4 & 6 bunk bedded rooms & leaders en-suites.
Bedsheet is provided, groups must provide their own pillow and sleeping bag. Full bed linen available on request at additional cost.
At least two toilet/shower rooms per floor or wing (6 rooms) and two toilet/shower blocks for tented accommodation. All have disabled facilities.
Our accommodation has disabled facilities & many activities can be accessed by people with disabilities inc. archery, climbing, abseiling, sailing.
We are able to accommodate children and babies of any age. We would be happy to discuss your requirements.
As an outdoor activity centre we have a full range of activities including water, height, team building and environmental activities.
The centre does not have a swimming pool.
We have ample space for cars, buses and coaches onsite with our own private drive and car park.
Smoking is only permitted in a designated area.
No pets allowed on site.


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 situated within walking distance of Botley high street which has shops, pubs & restaurants. We are a 20 minute drive from both Southampton and Portsmouth.
Botley high street has a Co-op, post office, pharmacy and other small shops. We have a tuck shop on site selling food, drinks and souvenirs.
Our onsite Family Park & Campsite has a bar and is open depending on the season or by arrangement. Botley is 1 mile from site and has 3 pubs, 2 restaurants, a takeaway and 2 cafes.

Booking Information

With 2016 weekend packages starting from just £71pp and 4 night stays from £166pp, Fairthorne Manor offers inspirational visits at affordable prices. All weekend packages are subject to availability.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Leader Rooms
Risk Assessment
Educational Focus
Presentation Aids
Outdoor Activities
Disabled Facilities

Getting here

Fairthorne Manor
SO30 2GH
United Kingdom
Botley train station is a 10 minute walk from the centre.
The nearest bus stop is a 5 minute walk from the centre.
Southampton Airport is approximately 6 miles from the centre.

Rental Rates

With weekend packages starting from just £64pp and 4 night stays from £148pp, Fairthorne Manor offers inspirational visits at affordable prices.

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YMCA Fairthorne Manor, Hampshire
Joined us: 2012
+44 (0)1489 785 228
Fairthorne Manor
SO30 2GH
United Kingdom