Barley Wood Finalist at Bristol, Bath & Somerset Tourism Awards

Barley Wood, our wedding and events venue in Wrington has been announced as a finalist at this year’s Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards! The venue is in the Wedding Venue of the Year category, alongside two other local venues in the area. The Barley Wood Team said: “We are thrilled to have been recognised…



B&Q Volunteers Support YMCA Weston

As part of the home improvement retailer’s annual B&Q Community Days drive, a group of colleagues offered their DIY skills to spruce up the garden/outside area at YMCA Weston-super-Mare. The team of volunteers from the Weston B&Q branch spent the day building raised beds for vegetables and plants, potting hanging baskets and creating a bin…



YMCA Dulverton Group nurseries amongst ‘Top 20’ in the South West

Two YMCA Dulverton Group nursery settings have been named in the list of ‘Top 20 South West Nurseries’ by online nursery directory DayNurseries. Yew Trees Nursery in Tarnock, Axbridge and Meadowside Preschool in Backwell have been named on the list, both of which are rated 10 out of 10 on the platform by families at…



Wooden House Nursery celebrates first birthday

Wooden House Nursery in Tiverton celebrated its first birthday as part of the YMCA Early Years team today! Wooden House Nursery is set in the beautiful Devon countryside, surrounded by farmland and within walking distance of the Knightshayes Estate and Tiverton. The setting offers a unique and idyllic setting for children grow and learn, utilising warm…



Three Generations at Yew Trees Nursery

One of the most rewarding aspects of having such a long standing nursery like Yew Trees in Tarnock, is being able to welcome parents to the setting, that, as children, attended the nursery many years ago. It’s incredibly humbling and rewarding to remember them as children, to hear about their successes and achievements and to know…



Sasha’s Story

After struggling with her mental health and facing many difficulties in her life, Sasha has been receiving support from YMCA Dulverton Group. Take a look at her story… Sasha’s* Story When I started my support with the YMCA, I was struggling with my mental health and needed help with my independent living skills as I…



Christmas Crafts: Festive Card

Treescape Christmas Card This Christmas card is the perfect activity for a cold winter’s day and is also a great addition to give your friends and family. To follow the step-by-step pictures for this craft, head over to our social media pages! Materials 7×5 white blank card 7×5 blank piece of card 7×5 gold card…



Festive recipe: Gingerbread Biscuits

Gingerbread Biscuits  This month, try out our festive recipe and get the whole family involved in baking some delicious Gingerbread Biscuits! These simple but delightful, sweet treats are the perfect way to begin the Christmas fun! These biscuits are very popular amongst the children across our Early Year’s settings!  Ingredients  100g salted butter 3 tbsp golden…



YMCA Christmas Daycamps are back!

YMCA Christmas Daycamps are back, and you can now book your child’s space for this December! This time December, we have an ‘Enchanted Christmas’ theme with lots of festive crafts and games as well as some fantastic headline activities, including:   Archery  Roller Skating   Inflatables   Climbing  Segway YMCA Daycamps offer a great amount…