Beach Hotel Weston joins Public Living Room Scheme

The Beach Hotel Weston has opened a Public Living Room this winter as part of a North Somerset Council initiative to offer warm spaces to local communities. The Beach Hotel Weston, part of YMCA Dulverton Group, is now open weekdays from 11am-3pm to members of the public throughout the winter months. The bar area of…



The Old Potting Shed Nursery celebrates first anniversary!

The Old Potting Shed Nursery in Blagdon has celebrated its first anniversary since joining YMCA Dulverton Group. The Nursery, based at Coombe Lodge in Blagdon, joined the existing cohort of YMCA Early Years settings, including Barley Wood Nursery in Wrington and Yew Trees Nursery in Tarnock, in late 2021. The beautiful setting in Blagdon comprises…



YMCA Early Years recipe of the month

Dorset Apple Cake Today is ‘Wild Food Day’ and if you have an apple tree nearby or want to try baking something new this October, then this delicious Dorset Apple Cake is the perfect recipe for you! The children in Early Years have been thoroughly enjoying this delicious dessert and the team have been going…



Banwell Youth Club Residential  

Recently, Banwell Youth Club took twelve of their youth members on an exciting two-day residential trip to Bridgwater. The fantastic trip was made possible thanks to extra funding provided to youth club. The trip: On the morning of the residential, the group arrived at Banwell Youth Club where they boarded the minibus to Bridgwater. During…



Community meal at The Beach Hotel, Minehead 

At the latest Beach Hotel Minehead community meal, we welcomed young people from YMCA housing. This was a chance for Beach Hotel chefs to share with young residents the experience of working in a professional hotel kitchen.  This was the first time in a professional kitchen for many of the young people attending, and with…



Tenancy Training team attend citizens advice open morning

Recently, the Tenancy Training team attended the Citizens Advice open morning in Sedgemoor. The event was open to members of the public, which welcomed in lots of faces. The morning was predominantly there to increase awareness and understanding surrounding Citizens Advice, but it was also a great opportunity for other local organisations within the area…



Wooden House Nursery Tiverton to host Stay and Play sessions

Wooden House Nursery in Tiverton is set to host a series of Stay and Play sessions this Autumn. The nursery, set in the Knightshayes Estate, will be opening its doors to families in a series of themed Stay and Plays. The themes are all about getting outdoors and exploring, no matter the weather! From ‘Welly…



Book YMCA Autumn Daycamps today!

We’re firmly closing the door on summer and welcoming in autumn with the news that Autumn Daycamps bookings are now open! This October half term, YMCA Dulverton Group will be creating a week of fun and adventure for Children aged between 4 and 11. Autumn Daycamps will be based at Barley Wood in Wrington, which…



Sailing trip Brixham to Portsmouth

This month we took our young people on a trip from Brixton Harbour to Portsmouth, on board a Tall Ship, also known as ‘The Challenger 3’. The group began their trip in Bristol, where they were introduced to the team and got to grips with what they had to expect on the trip. After some…



YMCA Early Years recipe of the month

Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto Try out September’s YMCA Early Years recipe of the month, and make this delicious Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto. This recipe is the perfect chance for you to put your cooking skills into practice, whilst making a perfect heart warming meal for friends and family. Ingredients   1kg Butternut Squash, cut…