The Lakeside Project – Help Us Create a World Class Centre & Change Lives


Set on the shore of Lake Windermere, YMCA Lakeside is one of the largest professional outdoor activity centres in the country. Lakeside offers over 50 water and land based activities, all of which are designed to inspire children and young people to grow in body, mind & spirit.

Over one million children and young people have had the opportunity to take part in a Lakeside experience since it first opened in the 1950s.

The Lakeside centre has suffered financially since the 1990s due to a lack of capital funds for investment at the site. In 2011 YMCA Fylde Coast took ownership of Lakeside and made a full commitment to redevelop the site. We have since secured planning permission from the Lake District National Park Authority to develop a brand new, bespoke School and Youth Facility. We are now working hard to achieve the £6 million we need to build it.


How You Can Help

We have a dedicated website where you can find out more information surrounding the project, plus testimonials and details about how your help can assist us in our vision to create a World Class Centre at YMCA Lakeside. Visit and pledge your support!

Please also take the time to read our leaflet below for more information. Our leaflet is also available at all of our YMCA Health and Fitness Centres. So, next time you are in, please take a copy!

Thank you! Your continued support over the years has been incredible


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