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Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday (inc. Bank Holidays): 10am - 4pm

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YHA National Forest


48 Bath Lane, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 6BD

T: 0845 371 9672

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BBQ areaClassroom/Educational meeting roomConference facilitiesCot available

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This hostel provides the following facilities:

BBQ area

Classroom/Educational meeting room

Conference facilities

Cot available

Credit cards accepted

Cycle Store


Drying room

En suite rooms available

Family breaks

Games Room


Group catering available



Meals available


Picnic lunch available

Private rooms available

Restaurant/dining room

School Trips

Self-catering dining room

Self-catering kitchen

Special Breaks

Suitable for families

Table Licence

Trade Bookings


Under 3s welcome



84 Beds

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About YHA National Forest

This eco-friendly hostel offers purpose-built en suite accommodation next door to the Conkers visitor centre, ideal for cheap family breaks, activity breaks and school trips. The building has been designed to reduce the effect of your stay on the environment, making it a great option for eco holidays. Nearby attractions include the Snibston Discovery Park, Twycross Zoo, the Museum of Brewing at Burton, and birds of prey, archery and laser clay shooting at Rosliston Forestry Centre. There are great routes in the area for walking holidays and cycling holidays. Or, for something completely different, try Llama trekking! Local food and ale is served in the bar/restaurant.

YHA members can enjoy free Wi-Fi in social areas at YHA National Forest!

Need to know

Towels are not supplied. They are available to hire from reception for £2 (+ £5 deposit) or please bring your own. Bedding is supplied.


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Reception Times:
07.30 - 23.00

Is the hostel open every day of the year?

Manager recommends

  • Don't miss a trip to Conkers Discovery Centre, a must when visiting the National Forest on a cheap family break or school trip. With a whole array of fun filled activities, there just aren’t enough hours in a day!

Volunteering opportunities

There are currently no volunteering opportunities at YHA National Forest. Please visit YHA Volunteering to see what opportunities are available.

YHA School Trips

Nearby education centres and outdoor activity options make YHA National Forest an ideal venue for school groups. The hostel can hold up to 84 people, has group catering facilities and classrooms available, making it ideally equipped for school parties.

Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.

Contact YHA

YHA England & Wales

Trevelyan House, Dimple Road, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3YH

Freephone: 0800 0191 700
Telephone: 01629 592 700
Email: customerservices@yha.org.uk

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Under 5? Please stay in a Private Room.
Under 15? Please be accompanied with an Adult staying in the same room.
Aged 16 or 17? Please bring a friend or Adult if staying in Shared Accommodation.

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