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Padworth Activity Centre

YMCA Activity Centre, Padworth

The YMCA Activity Centre is located on the West Berkshire/Hampshire border in Padworth. Situated within the woodland of the Englefield Estate, the site covers an area of 2.77 acres/1.12 hectares. The facility comprises of the main building, large field, and woodland areas, with a fire pit at the front of the building.

The centre is located at:
YMCA Activity Centre,
Ramptons Lane,

The centre is available for private hire throughout the year by youth groups, Scout and Guide groups, private parties, filming locations, corporate team building days, one-off events, or overnight camping.


Our hire rates are as follows:

Monday to Friday

08:00-17:00    £13.00 per hour

17:00-21:00    £15.00 per hour


Saturday/Sunday/Bank Holidays

08:00-17:00     £15.00 per hour

17:00-21:00     £20.00 per hour

Padworth Activity Centre

Overnight (Monday-Sunday)

21:00-08:00     £100.00 per night

For further information or to enquire about availability or make a booking, please contact:

Donna Cousins

 0118 9575746



Please note, all bookings are provisional until a completed booking form and deposit is received and the booking has been confirmed by our team.

Berkshire Scout Enterprises

We work with Berkshire Scout Enterprises from our Activity Centre.  They offer various activities if you’re looking to book something in addition to your hire.

Activities on offer include:

  • Bushcraft courses
  • Game Prep lessons
  • Forest School sessions
  • Young Persons Survival Day
  • Tomahawk Throwing lessons

Visit their website for further details and to book any of the activities directly with them:

See Website

Do you need Help?

Our housing is accessed by referral from Reading Borough Council Housing Advice Service or Brighter Futures for Children.

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