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Visitor Reviews - Ymca Family Park & Campsite Fairthorne Manor

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Ymca Family Park & Campsite Fairthorne Manor
Curdridge
Botley
Southampton
Hampshire   (Browse area)
SO30 2GH   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01489 785228

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Pitches: 60
Open: March - November

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 27 Reviews
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Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Tracey-howes 1 review from this member

We stayed 2 nights, 2 Adults and 2 infants and loved the site. As we were the only campers bar 1 other small motorhome I can't say what it would be like full but we were impressed. The site must have previously been a golf course as some signs are still up. My nearly 4 year old loved the woodland walk, tyre swing and fallen tree trunk that had been fitted with climbing handles, it was a bit different to your normal park which he liked. On one day we left the van set up and took the 10 minute easy walk to get the train into Southampton which was easy with one simple change, you can also easily reach Portsmouth, Winchester or even London from there. The toilets and showers were a little different as each is a separate door in the building (ie no mens/ladies block) and with no heating and large gaps under doors I bet it's freezing in winter or bad weather, however they were perfectly acceptable and very clean. We hired a fire pit but if you do this then ensure to bring kindling as although the large logs provided with it burnt well they are all you're given, thankfully we'd thought to bring kindling and extra wood. The staff we met were very friendly. This was the cheapest site I could find and we would stay again.

Date of Visit: April 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Booker TI 4 reviews from this member

Standards have dropped, will not be going back.

Last couple of years have been fantastic.

Our grandchildren loved the campfires and marshmallows. They made lots of friends.

This year the atmosphere was completely different.

Busy campsite but only saw one member of staff and he was rushed off his feet.

The toilet block has always been cleaned regularly and toilet rolls topped up.

#not the case this year.

What has changed?

The first thing the children asked when we arrived was where is Campsite Colin?

I must say that his personal touch went a long way and the grandchildren appreciated the dens he helped them build.

It was once a magical place. Now it just seems like a field with litter.

It stood out from the other campsites but we will now be exploring other family focussed sites.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: OttersPocket 1 review from this member

I have recently returned from a two-night stay at the YMCA Family Park and Campsite. I booked two pitches for two couples, as we were bringing two tents, and was more than happy with the cost -- especially considering we were camping during their 'High Season'.

With that being said, everybody was suitably spaced-out across the site, with more than enough room for young children to run around and play without getting in anyone else's way. I saw children on bicycles, some playing five-a-side, and some merely keeping themselves entertained on the many tyre swings and climbing logs the campsite offers. Especially being a group without children -- I was pleased to find that we could camp quite comfortably in a quiet area of the site, without worrying about disturbing others -- or having them disturb us.

Without even considering the amount of outdoor activities that families can book onto up at the main Fairthorne Manor site (such as climbing, kayaking, archery etc. ) -- there is more than enough to do for free on the campsite alone. It is worth noting that the main Fairthorne Manor site is actually, private land -- dedicated to hosting school and youth groups on residential trips and day-camps etc. , so access is restricted unless accompanied by a member of staff. Saying that, however, the staff within the actual campsite reception are more than happy to answer any queries or questions you may have about the campsite boundaries -- and well as providing everyone with a detailed list of safety information/guidelines and printed maps upon check-in.

Overall, the staff were great. They were friendly, and helpful, and went out of their way to deliver our barbecue to our pitch early in the evening -- with more than enough charcoal to keep us going over our two nights. They were also great hosts for the Story Time and Sing-Song campfires, held on Friday and Saturday nights respectively. These were a great hit -- especially on Saturday night, where it seemed as though practically the entire campsite came out to join in with the songs, and most importantly -- stay for a free toasted marshmallow!

The YMCA Family Park & Campsite lets you get as involved as you want -- so regardless if you're looking for an action-packed weekend, or just a chance to sit back and relax with friends (as we did!) everything is provided for. The facilities, including the toilet and wash block were all suitably-sized, with powerful, warm showers, and enough hooks and bench-space to keep your clothes from getting wet (a first for a campsite toilet block!). While there are no electric hook-ups, the Club House/bar area is well-equipped with hot drinks, beers, ice creams etc. , and a handful of plug sockets if you needed to keep your phone fully charged. Still, we were so preoccupied sitting in the sun that we didn't even need to charge our phones much at all!

There are good links to many local attractions, and the campsite is easily accessible from the M27. Two of our party had come all the way from Eastbourne and yet found it with great ease. We visited a couple of local pubs in Swaythling and Hedge End -- as well as spending a good three hours at the nearby GoApe.

Altogether, a great choice for families, friends, and couples alike! Would definitely return!

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Booker TI 4 reviews from this member

We have just returned to the site with some different friends and our grandchildren. We went to the Friday night camp fire tonight and I had to write about it.

It was a huge success!

We were very happy to see such an amazing team running the fire and a fabulous audience of children with their parents alike.

The lady reading the stories was warm and the children loved her.

The young man lighting the fire was very professional and together they really did very well!

There was a warm round of applause at the end of the show and some roasted marshmallows for the children. And me.

We saw a different aspect of the site this time round and it has truely reinforced our belief in the YMCA and what it does for families and children.

Well done everyone.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Ejgthomas 2 reviews from this member

Just retuned froma lovely weekend at Fairthorne Manor. Fab campsite, nice and flat, plenty of space for pitches. There is loads for the kids to do, ponds, tyre swings, tree climbing etc, and even more but only half the site was open as they had an event on. We were even treated to fireworks! The only downside was there are a limited number of toilets and showers, which although are kept clean, I would think there would be a queue during summer holidays. This won't put me off going back though.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Booker TI 4 reviews from this member

We stayed as part of a larger group and as it was our first camping trip away, we were quite apprehensive.

We were not disappointed.

The check in was painless, the allocated space for our group was perfect and the site is glorious!

Our grandchildren ran off to the other side of the site to the rope swings whilst we set up and we barely saw them again as they made friends and really only returned for dinner.

The staff were very friendly and the Saturday night campfire was fabulous! A real gathering. I think everyone attended.

The toilets and showers were well managed and the attention to detail around the place was fantastic.

There were hidden dens for the kids, stepping stones across the stream, climbing boulders on fallen trees and long grass which provided excellent space for children to run. I would ask for more paths to be cut in to the long grass though.

The chap delivering the wood for the fire pits said he would so I look forward to seeing the site again soon.

All in all everyone had a fab time and we all agreed there and then to come back again.

Well done Fairthorne Manor and The Family Park!

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