What YHA, a finalist in the Best Residential Experience category, can offer school groups and how the young people who take part will remember their experiences for a long time. 

A group of girls head off into the woods during a trip with the YHA

The charity has a range of fully flexible residential and trip options from self-led adventures to activities linked to the National Curriculum.

The transformative power of school trips

YHA school trips offer a unique and transformative experience that extends beyond the classroom walls and will be talked about by young people for years to come. YHA residentials provide students with opportunities to engage in hands-on learning, develop social skills, and gain a deeper appreciation for the natural world.

Adventure for all

When schools stay with YHA, they can immerse themselves in a range of activities through their activity residential packages that provide extraordinary learning opportunities in the great outdoors. From Action Adventure, to Connecting to Nature and their exclusive Alex Rider residential, schools will be spoilt for choice.

Educational enrichment

YHA understands the importance of aligning to your curriculum and because their hostels are in amazing locations, they can help bring learning to life. The history package at YHA York is great for groups wanting to explore the city through the ages. Travel back to Viking times at JORVIK Viking Centre, ride on rockets at the National Railway Museum, or be inspired by the beautiful York Minster.

Memorable experiences

The memories forged during YHA school trips often become precious milestones in a student’s educational journey. These trips provide a break from the routine, offering a fresh perspective and renewed enthusiasm for learning. Hear what some children have to say about their stay at YHA Chester Trafford Hall.

A group of children cheer during a residential with the YHA

YHA believes every child should have the same chance to discover, explore and grow.

Fuel your adventure

Recognising the importance of being well-fuelled for the day’s activities, YHA ensures that students receive wholesome breakfasts, energising lunches, and hearty dinners through groups catering. By providing delicious and nutritious meals, YHA helps students stay active, focused and ready to make the most of their residential trip.

Support for schools

YHA believes every child should have the same chance to discover, explore and grow. Every young person deserves to know what it is like to dip their toes in the sea for the first time, watch the sun set over the city skyline and wander through lush green meadows. That’s why they’re committed to providing bursary support for eligible schools through their support for schools offering.

YHA is a charity

Unlike many residential providers YHA is a not-for-profit organisation. The money it makes goes straight back into improving our facilities, keeping prices affordable and allowing us to create more opportunities for young people.

Award-winning provider

YHA is so excited to be shortlisted for Best Residential Experience in the 2024 School Travel Awards. The team have been offering extraordinary adventures since 1930 and look forward to providing more amazing residentials to schools for years to come. Thank you to all the teachers for booking with us. When you choose YHA you can be confident of a safe, engaging and truly unforgettable residential.

Get in touch

See how YHA can provide a transformative experience for your school by getting in touch today.