YHA Chester Trafford Hall

Ince Lane, Wimbolds Trafford, Chester, Cheshire West and Chester, CH2 4JP

Overview

Chester’s beauty and unique atmosphere make it one of Britain’s most popular places for an unforgettable break. Explore this beautiful part of England with its unique and friendly atmosphere from our great base for groups.

YHA Chester Trafford Hall is a glorious Georgian house with 14 acres of grounds complete with nature walks and landscaped gardens to explore. The hall was originally built in 1756 and combines the grandeur of a glorious Georgian house with modern, sustainable facilities.

Groups can make full use of shared spaces in the hall, including a spacious lounge, dining area and fun games room. There is also a drying room and kitchenette for basic food preparation and washing up. Upstairs you’ll find meeting rooms and conference facilities, including a projector, flip chart and stationery, so school groups and business delegates can meet, study and relax in peace.

Bedrooms are available in our eco-friendly chalet accommodation, based near the hall and powered by renewable energy. All private and dorm rooms are en-suite.

The hostel is situated just outside of Chester city centre, meaning you have easy access to all the great things this city has to offer. After a busy day of urban adventures, let us recharge you with group catering options. There is free Wi-Fi and a handy 24-hour staffed reception too.

Why Groups love YHA Chester Trafford Hall

New eco-friendly YHA hostel with spacious grounds

Packages and bolt-ons available here

Easy access to Chester Zoo and other local attractions

"Excellent" - 91.7%

Customer satisfaction based on an average of all hostel scores

Bed and breakfast, per person, per night* (ex VAT)
Number of beds: 160

Learning Outside the Classroom

YHA is at the top of the class for educational visits. We have been awarded a Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Award at 74 of our youth hostels across England and Wales.

Find out more about Learning Outside the Classroom.

LOtC Awarded

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Packages available at YHA Chester Trafford Hall

Discovery package

YHA Discovery

Suitable for ages 7-13

Fun, challenging and memorable experiences

Designed to enable teachers 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 educational needs of your group. Great for building team working and communication skills.

Activities:

  • Problem solving
  • Team building

Prices from

£44.50

Per person, per night* (ex VAT)

Multi-Activity package

Girls at archery range with bow and arrows

Suitable for 8+

Challenges for the brain and body

Full of challenges for the brain and body our multi-activity packages are designed to engage participants through practical P.E. based activity. This package offers a mixture of adventurous and on-site activities that make the most of the great outdoors and the hostel locality.

Activities:

  • Team challenges

Prices from

£69.50

Per person, per night, based on a two-night stay* (ex VAT)

Alex Rider Mission Briefing

Group of school children code breaking at YHA

Suitable for ages 7-13

Team building challenges and spy training

Ignite imaginations, enjoy adventures in the great outdoors and spark a love of reading with our two YHA Alex Rider packages: Alex Rider Classified Mission and Alex Rider Mission briefing. We’ve teamed up with Walker Books and author Anthony Horowitz to bring you team building challenges and spy training that will test participant’s mettle as potential new secret agents.

Activities:

  • Problem solving
  • Team building

Prices from

£44.50

Per person, per night* (ex VAT)

Alex Rider Classified Mission

Group of school children listening to the teacher at YHA

Suitable for ages 8+

Test students’ mettle as new secret agents

Ignite your student’s imagination, enjoy adventures in the great outdoors and spark a love of reading with our Alex Rider Classified Mission package. We’ve teamed up with Walker Books and author Anthony Horowitz to bring you team building challenges and spy training that will test pupil’s mettle as potential new secret agents.

Activities:

  • Problem solving
  • Team building

Prices from

£66.50

Per person, per night, based on a two-night stay* (ex VAT)

YHA Chester Trafford Hall does not currently offer packages.

Bolt-ons available at YHA Chester Trafford Hall

Adventure bolt-on

Teenage girl abseiling on a school trip at YHA

The British countryside offers a near-endless number of opportunities to explore, discover new things and try unusual activities. From fell walking in the Lake District to canoeing in the Peak District or climbing and abseiling in Wales. Every outdoor activity you can think of – and many you can’t – is catered for somewhere.

Working with our approved AALA licenced partners they provide real, safe and thrilling experiences out in the great outdoors. We can offer a range of adventurous activities at numerous hostels on a half-day and full-day basis so you can really make your residential trip suit you.

All our activities are in the real outdoors, so vary depending on the location. Once booked you’ll be contacted by our partners who will discuss any specific requirements you may have.

Activities:

  • Abseiling
  • Archery
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain walk
  • Raft building
  • Rock climbing

Prices from

£58.80

Per person* (ex VAT)

YHA bolt-on

Roasting Marshmallows over a Fire

Activities run by our trained and experienced staff

Available at all the hostels that offer YHA packages, this bolt-on offers challenging problem-solving and team-building activities delivered by our very own trained and experienced staff. Activities are run on hostel grounds, meaning you don’t need to travel anywhere.

Activities:

  • Problem solving
  • Team building

Prices from

£8.50

Per person* (ex VAT)

YHA Chester Trafford Hall does not currently offer bolt-ons.

Personal service

Smaller venues offering a personable service.

Self-led options

Amazing bases for self-led options

Organised packages

Organised residential packages available 

Flexible approach

Totally flexible approach to your residential

Locations

A genuine sense of place and location

Experiential learning

Experiential learning opportunities

LOtC accredited sites

70+ LOtC accredited sites

Teachers participation

Teachers encouraged to participate in all activities, helping to enhance teacher-pupil relations

Facilities

General:

  • Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Board games
  • Computer access
  • Games room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge
  • YHA Exclusive Hire

Transportation:

  • Car parking
  • Coach parking
  • Minibus parking

Food & drink:

  • Dining room
  • Kitchenette
  • Licensed bar
  • On-site café

Teaching facilities:

  • Classroom(s)
  • Corridor zoning
  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire

How to get here

Ince Lane, Wimbolds Trafford, Chester, Cheshire West and Chester, CH2 4JP

By car and coach: From the M56 in Greater Manchester take exit 14 to the A5117. Follow A5117 to B5132. At the roundabout take the third exit onto the A5117. Turn left onto Cryers Lane and continue to follow this road until you reach YHA Chester Trafford Hall.

OS Map: 266
OS Grid Ref: SJ451721
Latitude: 53.243599
Longitude: -2.823851
YHA Chester Trafford Hall