Adventure effect

Adventure is vital. Yet so many young people miss out

YHA is a charity committed to enabling young people to experience the health and wellbeing benefits of travel and real adventure. And that includes tackling inequality of access and opportunity.

Here you’ll find out much more about YHA, our campaign to demonstrate the transformative power of adventure, and links to resources to enable teachers and pupils to experience the Adventure Effect for themselves – including funding support and free visits.

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Watch our experiment

Over three days, we took adventure away from Alastair Humphries, a professional adventurer who thrives in the outdoors. Meanwhile, we gave five children a unique adventure away from home to see how much they gained. Watch our film to see what happened.

The benefits are clear. Yet 1.3 million children stated they rarely visit the natural environment.
(Natural England 2015)