Discovery package

Discover new horizons

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.

For example, if you are looking to focus on communication, team challenges, shelter building and orienteering can be built into your programme. Alternatively, if you wanted to focus on personal achievement you may decide to include archery, fire lighting and a guided walk. With a range of activities spanning history, geography, literacy and PSHE, to name a few, we can support all your cross-curricular needs.

With such a wide range of flexible choices available at a great number of hostels, plus the option to extend your stay as you wish, this package offers great value whilst delivering activities that will feed your pupil’s sense of adventure and discovery.

Learning outcomes

  • To demonstrate the ability to listen and act accordingly to instructions
  • To demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, supporting, communicating and recognising the achievements of their peers
  • To begin to understand the concept of risk and hazards, and show the development of personal risk management.
  • To demonstrate the key personal skills of resilience and self-motivation
  • To show an awareness and understanding of environmental issues and the impact that we can have both as individuals and as communities at a local, regional and national level.

Discovery Plus

  • Add on a full day of Action Adventure
  • Add on Field Studies

Need to know

  • All of our in-house activities are delivered by trained, DBS checked staff who are skilled at leading engaging residentials that are tailored to meet the needs of your group.
  • We’re here to help. If you have any special requirements, please contact us.
  • This package is suitable for cross-curricular learning by making the most of our amazing hostel surroundings.
  • We actively encourage teachers to participate in all of our activities to help enhance teacher-pupil relations.

Package prices from



per person
per night
(exc VAT)

Price includes full board meals, accommodation and activities.


    Most of our popular activities include:

    • Guided walk
    • Archery
    • Fire lighting
    • Orienteering
    • Shelter building
    • Team challenges
    • Archaeological dig
    • River dipping
    • Let’s get cooking

    Activities may differ at these hostels: YHA Boggle HoleYHA Holmbury St Mary Surrey Hills, YHA Whitby, YHA York.


    Our Breaks Programmes could offer support for your group.