Take your students on an adventure this winter
We know the dramatic impact residentials can have on young people and are committed to making them as accessible as possible. End-of-year trips away can be a fantastic experience for your students, embarking on an adventure in the winter months has knock-on benefits for the rest of the year. The experience encourages creative learning and strengthens relationships, both between their peers but also with teachers and school staff.
Even better, our winter residential options start from £12.50 (ex. VAT) per person per night for bed and breakfast*, making them our most affordable option.
Our experienced teams can build an adventure for you and your class that is perfectly tailored to supporting their development and educational attainment.
* Other meal options are available. Prices are per person per night. Available for stays between 1st November 2021 – 28th February 2022 taken between Sunday and Thursday nights inclusive, does not include London hostels.
North West of England
North West Wales
South East Wales
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South West Wales
We always come to YHA York in January, when the city is quieter and we find it an amazing team-building experience for the children and staff to go at the start of the spring term. We’ve been bringing KS2 groups for many years and would highly recommend this residential. York is a perfect trip for rain or shine – we visit Jorvik and Dig to experience life as Vikings and archaeologists. The Castle Museum with their actor-led workshop is a must, followed by a climb up Clifford’s Tower. After a walk on the city walls and down The Shambles we visit York Minster and climb their tower so the children can look out over the whole of York. We always finish off with a visit to the National Railway Museum. What a trip.
We’ve taken our year 12 geographers to YHA Boggle Hole in February for a number of years now. It works really well. It’s great sitting by the log burner on a cold winter’s night. The students love it! Going earlier than traditional times allows students to experience many different fieldwork techniques that they can then decide to use for their NEA (independent investigation / coursework) during the latter part of the academic year. Students create lasting and often new relationships on residentials.
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More about our winter residentials
8 reasons for a winter residential
Cost can be the main barrier for many schools when it comes to organising a residential school trip. But what if you could have all the benefits of a residential at a much lower cost?
Manage stress with a winter residential
As one of the largest providers of residential school trips, YHA believe building resilience through outdoor adventure is key to helping young people effectively deal with adversity and change in year 6 and beyond.
YHA named best residential provider
YHA is proud to be named as the Best Residential Experience provider for school trips at the annual School Travel Awards 2018/19, the UK’s biggest event for school travel and learning outside the classroom.