At YHA we know how important it is for you and your students to feel Covid safe, which is why we’ve taken extra steps to make sure you will be fully protected. Book with confidence in the knowledge that if you make a reservation now for the future, we guarantee that you will have flexibility to change your booking or request a refund with our Covid-19 Flexibility Guarantee. Please check our FAQs or speak to a member of our team for extra reassurance.

An unforgettable residential

You’re never far away from YHA. Our network of properties spans the length and breadth of England and Wales’ most inspiring landscapes, which means we are singularly positioned to offer teachers and pupils the widest range of authentic learning opportunities in the real outdoors.

Instead of climbing an indoor wall, your pupils will be scrambling up a rockface, abseiling down a viaduct or canoeing on a real river. Add to that searching for life on the seashore, taking part in a medieval battle and digging for artefacts and you've got the makings of a great school trip.

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Food and drink

Food and drink

To keep energy levels high we offer a delicious breakfast menu for groups to get you all set up for the day ahead. 

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Happy child


Children is our priority and we work closely with industry leading experts, including the DBS, the NSPCC and LOtC.

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Children running


Our Breaks Programmes offer support for young people with challenging lives.

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Learning outside the classroom

LOtC accredited

We have been awarded learning outside the classroom Awards at over 80 of our Youth Hostels across England and Wales.

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Flexible residential experiences

Working with teachers, we have prepared flexible residential options and National Curriculum linked activities. Our primary school residentials are all tailor-made to meet the needs of your pupils and offer engaging and exciting ways to inspire, motivate and challenge every member of your group, at great value prices you can trust.

Our flexible approach sets us apart from many residential providers. If you want to run a self-led residential we can help find a great hostel for you, or if you’d like us to do all of the work our fully trained staff can deliver the activities for you as part of one of our popular packages. We also offer a range of low-cost bolt-on activities that can be added onto your stay to help fill any unplanned time in your itinerary

YHA meeting room

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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Free preview visit

Free planning visits

Whether you’ve stayed with us before or are new to YHA, we encourage you to make a free preview visit.

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Educational packages

Educational packages

We offer a range of educational packages to tie-in with your students' key stages.

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Action adventure

Action Adventure packages

Our Action Adventure packages are designed to make the most of the natural world around us and as a result they really take the challenges up a level.

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Ready to book your primary school residential?

Our dedicated team is here to help you along the way.