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 or call 0115 978 58 09.

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.

Beaumanor Hall Dads Only Camping Weekend

Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th July

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.


A camping trip of this scale, which includes all of the activities, meals and staff time, would usually cost around £75 per person. However, thanks to funding from the Big Lottery and our great Adventure Guides programme we are able to offer this trip at just £45 per family within our 9 funded areas (Hucknall, Killisick, Arnold, Aspley, Chetwynd Barracks, Sutton in Ashfield, Mansfield, Clifton and The Meadows) for families outside these areas you can access the weekend with a YMCA Adventure Guides Membership for a introductory price of £55.00 per family.

Walesby Forest Family Camping Expedition

Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September

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

Childcare services

Did you know…

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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