And so the adventure begins...
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 students the widest range of authentic learning opportunities in the real outdoors.
Whether it's a self-led field trip or a jam-packed week of activities you're looking for, YHA has got something to suit every requirement. Not only that but our experiences all take place in the real outdoors. So your students won't be climbing on an indoor climbing wall, they'll be scaling a rock face, abseiling down a viaduct and canoeing on a real river.
Flexible residential experiences
Working with experts in their field, we have prepared a range of flexible residential options that are ideal for secondary schools and further education. Our residentials are all tailor-made to meet the needs of your students 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. If you are looking for a subject specific break we have a range of options available, including geography and ecology activities delivered with the support of the Field Studies Council (FSC) and the Peak District National Park (PDNP). If you’re looking for action and adventure we have a range of options that are ideal for celebration, transition and enrichment programmes, plus we have an array of amazing city and rural locations that are perfect for your self-led study needs.
Many of our hostels, particularly those in rural locations, have break-out spaces, classrooms, grounds and social spaces available.
Group friendly facilities
All of our group hostels provide the facilities you need plus a few extras you wouldn’t anticipate.
Food & drink
To keep energy levels high we offer a delicious groups menu of breakfasts, picnic lunches and evening meals.
Free planning visits
Make a free preview visit to your chosen hostel before you take your group.
Safeguarding young people is our priority and we work closely with industry leading experts, including DBS, NSPCC and LOtC.
Uniquely our bursary scheme, Breaks for Kids, offers up to 50% funding to cover the cost of YHA accommodation.
YHA offers activity and educational packages that aim to inspire, motivate and challenge students.
Our bolt-on activities offer an ideal solution to filling gaps in your program.
We have been awarded Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Awards at over 70 hostels.
From the centre of London to a countryside retreat in Yorkshire, we've got unique locations throughout England and Wales. Find accommodation