YHA Day Stays

Day activities packages

YHA have always offered memorable residentials but, while the Department for Education is currently advising against overnight stays, they are encouraging schools to make use of local outdoor spaces to support the delivery of the curriculum. This is where we step in. We want to make use of our knowledgeable staff and extensive rural hostel network to offer schools access to our activity packages on a day time only basis.

Designed to re-introduce children to the great outdoors after being stuck in lockdown, Day Stays are linked to the national curriculum and can be tailored to meet the requirements of your group. They will be led by YHA staff and offer something for all abilities.

Students will tackle a wide range of activities, each one intended to improve their skills and self-confidence, strengthen friendships and help them grow as team players. Breathe in fresh country air and watch as your students try different things and take on new challenges in a safe and supported space. Everything we offer is set against a backdrop of inspiring surroundings in the natural environment.

Activities include: archery, shelter building, fire-lighting, guided walks, orienteering, natural art, team challenges, minibeasts and habitats, rokit launch, fossil hunting, history day and our popular spy-themed Alex Rider missions.

Prices from £20 per person (ex VAT) including lunch.

Child taking part in the action adventure package at YHA

Covid-19 secure activity procedures

We’ve taken extra steps to keep you and your students safe:

  • Every reopened hostel has undergone a rigorous Covid-19 risk assessment
  • All hostel staff have undergone Covid-19 safety training
  • We constantly review and enhance our Covid-19 practices in line with government, public health and sector guidance
  • Participants will always remain in their school bubbles while onsite, including during lunch
  • Equipment will be sanitised or isolated before and after activities
  • Hand sanitiser and opportunities to wash hands will be provided
  • YHA staff will not be considered part of any bubble and, therefore, will remain at a safe distance from and will not share equipment with participants during activities
  • YHA staff will wear PPE if required to be in close contact within the bubble or if within two metres
  • All activities have been designed to reinforce the new Covid-19 related practices
  • All activities have had specific Covid-19 risk assessments written to guide instruction and manage risk
  • Please see our FAQs for further information

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Our dedicated team is here to help you along the way

Available locations

YHA Castleton Losehill Hall

Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 8WB

YHA Edale Activity Centre

Edale, Derbyshire, S33 7ZH

YHA Ilam Hall

Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AZ

YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe

Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9QG

YHA Whitby

Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT

YHA Okehampton

Okehampton, Devon, EX20 1EW

YHA Day Stays