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Things to Do for Kids in the Lake District

Things to Do for Kids in the Lake District

While the Lake District is perhaps most famous for its stunning walking terrain and beautiful views, you might be lulled into thinking there isn’t an awful lot for children to enjoy on a trip to England’s most visited National Park. This couldn’t be further from the truth. In reality, there are countless things to do in the Lake District for kids, with boat rides, castles and activity centres aplenty. And of course, YHA are unparalleled in the range of Lakeland locations we can offer for you to stay, with 21 hostels within the boundaries of the National Park itself.

Explore Things to Do for Free in London

Explore Things to Do for Free in London

London is crammed with tourist attractions, with a gallery, a theatre, a sporting venue or a historical feature on every other street corner, drawing people from around the world. Sometimes, however, London can be an expensive place to visit, so it can pay to do your research and find cheap accommodation and free tourist attractions to help to bring down the cost of a visit to the capital.

Explore Cool Things To Do In London

Explore Cool Things To Do In London

For those visiting London for the first time, there's little to worry about when it comes to filling your days in the UK's capital. There are a whole host of renowned tourist attractions available for visitors to enjoy, but it's the lesser known or simple gems that can often conjure the greatest memories when visiting a city of the size and scale of London, especially if you want to avoid the obvious and impress your mates!

To help you out, we've collated a list of 8 super cool things to do on your next trip to London.

7 reasons why Yorkshire hostels make cycling more fun

7 reasons why Yorkshire hostels make cycling more fun

British Triathlon launches new membership campaign for 2017

British Triathlon launches new membership campaign for 2017

The race is on to inspire a new generation of athletes at all levels to join the British Triathlon family for 2017, on the back of a historic and hugely successful year for the sport.

Following on from the success in Rio for Britain’s world-class athletes, there has never been a better time to join British Triathlon and become a Home Nation member enjoying the wide range of benefits and rewards on offer.

Suffolk Coast: a Cool Top 10

Suffolk Coast: a Cool Top 10

Every month our friends at Cool Places give us a Top 10 of places that can be easily accessed from some key YHA hostels. This month it’s the brilliantly situated former school, YHA Blaxhall, not far from Aldeburgh, which is within easy distance of the best of the beautiful Suffolk Coast. Here are some of their favourite things to see and places to eat and drink...

National Map Reading Week! Learn the basics of map reading with YHA.

National Map Reading Week! Learn the basics of map reading with YHA.

Maps. When you think about it, they’re probably one of the most under-appreciated everyday items. We might say that a car can get us from A to B, but what use is a car without the knowledge of where to go? Much relies on the skill and ability of cartographers, an oft-overlooked occupation in terms of regard and importance.

HAWOG 80 years and counting

HAWOG 80 years and counting

2016 marks HAWOG's 80th anniversary and they are proud to announce a few events to celebrate this important step. They are North West London's best and most active outdoor group, run by dedicated volunteers, and were founded in 1936 as one of the first local YHA groups.

Just as fresh as on their 20th, HAWOG offer a range of activities for people of all abilities to explore the countryside: a walk every weekend; a weekend away every month, in the UK or abroad; and training events on outdoor navigation throughout the year.

Lulworth and East Dorset: a Cool Top 10

Every month our friends at Cool Places give us a top 10 of places – to see, to eat and to drink – that can be easily accessed from some key YHA hostels. This month it’s YHA Swanage and YHA Lulworth Cove on Dorset’s Isle of Purbeck, close to both of which you can find brilliant pubs and loads of things to do, plus the very best of the fabled Jurassic Coast. Here are some of their favourites...

Spotlight on YHA Eyam

Spotlight on YHA Eyam

Want to explore Derbyshire's famous "Plague Village" from just £13 a night? YHA Eyam is a Victorian folly, overlooking an area with a tragic history and some fascinating local customs. Our quirky hostel offers a warm welcome, plenty of facilities for families, and wonderful walks from the doorstep. Be king or queen of our little castle to discover the Peak District's best-loved attractions.

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