Events Calendar

Alongside your circle activities, Nottinghamshire YMCA runs monthly Adventure Guides events and expeditions for members of all circles to attend. These include day trips, camping weekends, and activity days. See our Events Calendar below.

(*Please note that activities, dates and times are subject to change.)

To book a place or find out about availability on expeditions and circle activities, please contact our YMCA Adventure Guides team on adventure@nottsymca.org or call 0115 978 58 09.

April 2019

Circle Activity

Gulliver’s Kingdom

Saturday 6th April

All Circles 

May 2019

Circle Activity

Sherwood Pines

Saturday 11th May

All Circles 

June 2019

Circle Activity

Expeditions 

Holme Pierrepont Camping

FAMILY CAMP

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June

All Circles 

July 2019

Circle Activity

Expeditions 

Beau Manor Hall

DAD & CHILDREN ONLY CAMP

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July

All Circles 

August 2019

Circle Activity

Expeditions 

Walesby Forest

FAMILY CAMP

Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September

All Circles 

Camping Expeditions

Every year, we also take our Adventure Guides families on various weekend camping expeditions where we spend time basking in the great outdoors, strengthening bonds between parents and children, learning new skills and taking part in a range of exciting activities.

Expeditions are opportunities for members of all YMCA Adventure Guides circles to get together for fun adventures – think camping weekends, travelling day trips and more!

Families will need to bring their own tents, pillows and sleeping bags to all weekends, but Nottinghamshire YMCA have limited tents available to borrow if required.

Holme Pierrepont Father’s Day Camping Expedition

Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th June 2019

Holme Pierrepont Country Park, home of The National Watersports Centre, is located in the hamlet of Holme Pierrepont near Nottingham and on the River Trent. It is used for many different types of water sports, with a bunch of awesome facilities. Families can try kayaking, laser tag, stand up paddle boarding, and the ‘sky-trail’. Subsided by The National Lottery Community Fund, this jam-packed weekend comes fully organised with catered for activities, food and accommodation. 

Price and booking information:

Families from all areas of Nottinghamshire are welcome to purchase a place by contacting our team below. Please note that support from The National Lottery Community Fund is available for families in Chetwynd, Arnold, Aspley, Hucknall and Sutton-in-Ashfield, so that you will be able to go on this trip for a reduced price.

Beaumanor Hall Dads Only Camping Weekend

Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th July 2019

Beaumanor Hall is a Victorian country house located in Woodhouse, Leicestershire. Set in 34 acres of idyllic countryside, Beaumanor offers a wide range of both indoor and outdoor activities perfect for all ages.

Families can try indoor and outdoor climbing and abseiling, the exciting high ropes course and zipwire, canoeing, forest adventures and archery. The weekend comes fully organized with Activities, food and accommodation catered for. Subsided by The National Lottery Community Fund and Nottinghamshire YMCA, this jam-packed weekend comes fully organised with catered for activities, food and accommodation.

Price and booking information:

Families from all areas of Nottinghamshire are welcome to purchase a place by contacting our team below. Please note that support from The National Lottery Community Fund is available for families in Chetwynd, Arnold, Aspley, Hucknall and Sutton-in-Ashfield, so that you will be able to go on this trip for a reduced price.

Walesby Forest Family Camping Expedition

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September 2019

Walesby Forest is an International Outdoor Educational Activity Centre with over 40 adventure activities, as well as extensive forest woodlands and 250 acres of natural forest to explore. Families can take part in team-building activities, archery, quad-biking, climbing wall, outdoor climbing, zip wire, kayaking and Canadian canoes, Laser Quest, river crossing, disco, a campfire and games throughout the weekend.

Price and booking information:

Families from all areas of Nottinghamshire are welcome to purchase a place by contacting our team below. Please note that support from The National Lottery Community Fund is available for families in Chetwynd, Arnold, Aspley, Hucknall and Sutton-in-Ashfield, so that you will be able to go on this trip for a reduced price.

Parent volunteers needed!

We are looking for parent helpers to help cook breakfast and dinner for our hungry guides throughout this weekend! If you’re interested in helping out, please email adventure@nottsymca.org.

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Childcare services

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Nottinghamshire YMCA also runs term-time and school holiday childcare provisions at locations across Nottinghamshire? Whether you’re looking for a before/after school club or day camp holiday clubs – check out our YMCA childcare services now.

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