The YMCA Village is a transformational not-for-profit project designed to bring together young people and families in Newark and Sherwood.


The project is driven by a passionate belief that everyone deserves the chance to belong, contribute and thrive.

The Village will bring a wide range of sport and social activities to Newark and help make positive change through a community space that offers opportunities for everyone.

What’s planned?

Facilities and programmes at The Village focus on three key areas – healthy living, youth development and social responsibility.

Construction is well underway of the main building and this phase of the Village is due for completion in Spring 2022.

Teenagers playing football

Healthy Living

  • Athletics (Book)
  • Football pitches (Book)
  • Basketball, Netball, Tennis (Book)
  • Run Club (Book)
  • Pushy Parents (Book)
  • Bootcamp (Book)
  • Wildcats Football (Book)
  • Tai Chi (Book)
  • Strength & Conditioning Gym
  • Dance studio
  • Climbing centre
  • Integrated health services
  • Canoeing
  • Skatepark
  • Cycle Track

Artist impression of Nursery at The Village

Youth Development

  • Digital media suites
  • Art studio
  • Recording and rehearsal space
  • Teaching and technology suites
  • College courses and apprenticeships
  • Nursery

Training kitchen

Social Responsibility

  • Café
  • Range of further education classes
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Training kitchen
  • Large multi-use conference centre
  • Function rooms
  • Adult education classes
  • Youth-led community projects




Latest Update
Our Multi Use Game Area (MUGA) is now open.

We have two courts available to book that are ideal for netball or basketball or tennis.


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Village Concept Designs

Please note that these designs are still being developed.

Contact us


YMCA Community and Activity Village
Lorde Hawke Way
NG24 4FB

Village Facility bookings
01636 233 125

Village on-site contact
01636 233 125

YMCA Camp and Childcare bookings
0115 711 7006

NOTICE! Check our latest COVID-19 updates before visiting or making bookings, as there may be changes to our usual operating information.

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