YMCA Daycamps are back for 2024!

Book YMCA 2024 Daycamps now!

Our experienced, knowledgeable YMCA Daycamps team will provide everything from climbing to canoeing, archery to arts, campfire to assault courses. We promise an action packed week of new friends, new skills sets and a new appreciation for adventure.

YMCA Daycamps are ideal the ideal solution to curing school holiday boredom!

Children building den out of branches in woods.

About Daycamps

Our fantastic Daycamps are the perfect settings for a fun-filled and memorable school holiday clubs for children in Reception – Year 6.* Both Barley Wood and Yew Trees are set within acres of Somerset scenery, offering the opportunity for children to explore the outdoors as well as develop new skills, and make lifelong friendships.

Our holiday programme includes a range of exciting themed multi-activity games designed around the outdoors and being active. Activities include; archery, climbing wall, canoeing, paddle boarding, Segways, multi-sport, baking, craft… and much more!

* Please note, children must have completed at least one term at primary school before being able to attend YMCA Daycamps.

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May Half Term

28th – 31st May

Summer Holidays 

Week 1 – 29th July – 2nd August

Week 2 – 5th – 9th August

Week 3 – 12th 16th August

Week 4 – 19th – 23rd August

Week 5 –  26th – 30th August

October Half Term

28th October – 1st November

Our Location

Barley Wood

Long Lane, Wrington, North Somerset, BS40 5SA
T: 0333 200 1616
E: daycamps@ymca-dg.org

Situated along the A38 (Redhill), just 20 minutes from Bristol City Centre and Junction 21 of the M5 (Weston-super-Mare).

Little girl in mud buggy
Boy archery
children in boats
Children building den out of branches in woods.


The staff that make up the Day Camp team have several years’ experience with youth work and early years backgrounds as well as National Governing Body qualified instructors. All staff that work for YMCA Dulverton Group have been thoroughly trained and all hold up to date DBS and safeguarding certificates. There will a first aider on site at all times.

Yes, all children will require a packed lunch* and need to bring a refillable water bottle that they can fill at our water station throughout the day. We will also have two snack breaks during the day so something healthy to keep them going until lunch!

*Please avoid putting anything that may contain nuts into your child’s packed lunch, as we do have children who have nut allergies attending

Yes, if they would like to purchase a treat from the tuck shop. We would recommend no more than £1 per day.

No, all equipment needed will be provided by the YMCA and has been fully safety checked prior to use. We would strongly discourage anyone from bringing personal equipment to prevent any loss or damage occurring.

Below is a full list of what your child will need at Day Camp.

•  Appropriate clothing for activities
•  Coat
• Spare change of clothes
• Food and drink
• Hot days – sun cream, hat, plenty to drink
• Cold days – gloves, hat, coat
• Closed toe shoes such as trainers not flip flops
• We do not recommend wearing jewellery as most activities will require this to be removed for safety reasons.
• Mobile phones, iPods and other similar items are not recommended if brought they will need to be put in a safe place during activities, these are the responsibility of the owner.

Please ensure that all property has your child’s name on. In the event that your child has misplaced something, please see a team member at the end of the day.

Throughout the week, your child will be able to try a range of activities including Archery, Climbing and Boating as well as some super fun, different themed activities.

You can drop your child off at 8:30am and pick them up at 5pm each day. Throughout the school holidays, we offer Daycamps Monday-Friday except on Bank Holidays. Bookings are made by week and cost £175.

You can book your child’s place at YMCA Daycamps using Magic Booking here. The link for this is at the top of this page. Follow the link to create an account or log in if you have used it before. Follow the steps to book!

Please note that your booking is only confirmed once a payment has been made. You can pay using a credit or debit card or using Childcare Vouchers or Tax Free Childcare which is all processed by our secure booking platform.


Yew Trees

Sodexo 887272

Edenred P21181594

Computershare search for Yew Trees, BS26 2SA

Tax Free Childcare – search for Yew Trees Nursery, BS26 2SA

Barley Wood

Sodexo 844535

Edenred P20984488

Computershare – search for Barley Wood Nursery, BS40 5SA

Tax Free childcare – search for Barley Wood Nursery, BS40 5SA

If using either of these methods, please select this option at the checkout and once complete, please log into your childcare account and arrange for the funds to be transferred. Please note, you have 7 days from booking to arrange these funds, if this is not completed within this time frame, your booking will be cancelled and space may be reallocated. Until we have confirmed the transfer has been made, your Magic Booking account will show as having overdue payments and you won’t be able to book further spaces. This will change once payment has been confirmed by our team.

For any questions, such as which codes to use for any providers not listed, please contact us on daycamps@ymca-dg.org for details.

Contact Us

If you have any additional questions, please contact us:

T: 0333 200 1616
E: daycamps@ymca-dg.org