Cubs, Scouts, Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Brigades and Cadets

Every year we welcome a diverse range of uniform groups including Cubs, Scouts, Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Brigades and Cadets to join us for new experiences in the great outdoors

Our group-friendly accommodation is located in prime spots throughout England and Wales so, whether you want activities led by YHA staff or a self-led break, we have a hostel, camping barn, campsite, or camping pod that’s handily placed for where you want to be.

Our experienced advisors are here to support you with every aspect of planning your visit, from risk assessments to organising funding. Our flexible approach means that we can provide just the right variety of activities, catered and self-catered options, and even hot chocolate before bedtime, for a break that’s perfectly tailored to your needs and delivered at the low prices group leaders can expect from YHA.

Why YHA?

  • We may be able to support you by linking our activities to your badges. Contact us and see how we can help
  • Accommodation all year round: Youth Hostels, camp sites, camping barns and camping pods
  • Accommodation located in the best outdoor-activity spots
  • Great value, low cost group accommodation
  • Our Breaks Programmes could support your group
  • Safeguarding children is our top priority and we work closely with the DBS, the NSPCC and LOtC to ensure that our child safeguarding practises are over and above those required by law
  • The option to bolt-on exhilarating adventurous activities with our expert adventure partners or engaging team building activities with us
  • Fully risk assessed, with over 80 LOtC accredited sites
  • Pre-visit planning trips

Key facilities

  • Dining rooms
  • Break-out spaces
  • Hostel grounds
  • Classroom facilities (subject to availability)
  • Meals available
  • Packed lunches available
  • Low cost dorm rooms
  • Private rooms for leaders
  • Drying rooms

If you are a leader of a youth group eg Girl Guiding, Scouting etc we highly recommend staying at / taking over a YHA property as a holiday. We have had a few holidays with the YHA and they have always been cost effective, great fun and unstressful.

Jan Crooks

Brown Owl / Volunteer leader Sithney Green Brownies (West Cornwall)

Ready to create new experiences in the great outdoors?

Our dedicated team is here to help you along the way

Children doing a discovery task with YHA

Discovery Package

Designed to enable group leaders to create their own stay, our Discovery package offers a flexible programme of fun, challenging and memorable experiences that can be tailored to support the needs of your group.

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Children doing canoeing with YHA

Multi Activity Package

Full of challenges for the brain and body, our multi-activity packages are designed to engage participants through practical PE based activity.

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History package at YHA

History Package

Packed with opportunities to gain hands-on learning experiences in authentic historical settings, our history packages are designed to deliver inspiration and immersion as you discover Britain through the ages.

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Geography package at YHA

Geography Package

There’s no better way to learn about geography than to experience it up close! Our hostels can be found on riversides, moorland, coasts and forests, and make the perfect bases for learning about the forces that shape the natural world.

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YHA Alex Rider

Alex Rider Package

Ignite imaginations, enjoy adventures in the great outdoors and spark a love of reading with our YHA Alex Rider package: Alex Rider Classified Mission.

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Group doing a YHA activity

Action Adventure Package

Amazing adventures in the great outdoors don’t come much better than this. Our Action Adventure package is designed to make the most of the natural world around us and as a result really takes the challenges up a level.

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Child enjoying a YHA bolt-on


Perfect for groups looking to fill free time, our bolt-on activities can easily be added on to your YHA stay. Available as half-day and full-day options, we offer an exciting range of activities that are designed to entertain and engage all ages and abilities.

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YHA Breakfast

Group friendly facilities

All of our group hostels provide the facilities you need plus a few extras you probably wouldn’t anticipate.

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YHA self-catering kitchen

Self-led accommodation

Perfect for groups wanting the flexibility to do their own thing, our self-led breaks give you the freedom you want but with the advantage of YHA accommodation, meals and facilities.

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YHA Packed lunch

Food and Drink

To keep energy levels high we offer a delicious groups menu of breakfasts, packed lunches for you to take with you and tasty evening meals.

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