YHA Day Hostels

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YHA Day or go for a wander below.

Flagship Events

Proms in the Peak at YHA Castleton

Lakes Family Fun Day

Triple B events - Bike, Bands and Break for Kids at YHA Stratford

The Cambridge Big Book Bonanza


YHA London Lee Valley

Windmill Lane, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN8 9AJ
Activities: BBQ from 13.30pm, Guided Dog Walk in Lee Valley Park starting and finishing at YHA London Lee Valley, Stands and Stalls - including a cupcake tombola, homemade lemonade and other fun activities for the kids.
10am - 5pm
7th September 2014

YHA London St Paul's

36 Carter Lane, London, EC4V 5AB
Activities: YHA London St Pauls will open up the doors to the public as they host their second annual Pop-up Charity Shop. Clothes, jewellery, shoes, bags and the most random of random belongings left behind by guests in 2013 or kindly donated by travellers who over-shopped on the high streets and had to leave some of their belongings behind will be available to the discerning customer. All money raised on the day goes directly to the YHA charity, Breaks for Kids, which gives bursaries to children from financially disadvantaged backgrounds, when they take part in a school or community group break. We believe in provided opportunities for everyone.
12 - 4pm
7th September 2014

South West

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YHA Cheddar

Hillfield, Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3HN
Activities: Come and join in on our activity fun day! Team based activities will be running throughout the day and will be provided by our activity partner Mendip Outdoor Pursuits. Family vs family or mixed teams will all be able to take part. All activities are free but we will have collection boxes on site for Breaks for Kids so any donations will be gratefully accepted. Free refreshments will be available and hot drinks are on sale throughout the day. Around lunchtime there will be pizza-making with the chance to buy your own pizza for your lunch.
11.30am - 4pm
Sunday 7th September 2014

YHA Land's End

Letcha Vean, St Just-in-Penwith, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 7NT
Activities: Come down and help us celebrate YHA Land's End's 75th birthday with Cot Valley and chough spotting walks, singing from The Falmouth Fish Sea Shanty Collective, 75th birthday cake, tea, coffee and a bar.
2pm - 9pm
Sunday 7th September 2014

YHA Okehampton

Klondyke Road, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 1EW
Activities: A family day full of activities including a climbing wall, low ropes, archery and fire lighting. There will be a BBQ, cafe and the bar will be open throughout the day. The bike shop will be selling new and used bikes so come along and bag yourself a bargain. We will be holding competitions where you can win activity sessions at the Youth Hostel. There will be a dog show available to take part in and many more fun things to entertain the whole family throughout the day.
10am - 4pm
Sunday 7th September 2014

YHA Penzance

Castle Horneck, Penzance, Cornwall, TR20 8TF
Activities: Come and enjoy a proper Cornish cream tea while the children enter our pirate-themed biscuit decorating competition to win a prize! There will be a treasure hunt for all pirates under 10 at 2pm and for all other pirates we'll be here to show you around and answer any questions you have about YHA!
12 - 4pm
Saturday 6th September

YHA Swanage

Cluny, Cluny Crescent, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2BS
Activities: Join us for an activity day, as YHA Swanage and the Jurassic Coast Trust celebrate all that is great about YHA. There are plenty of free things to do, from guided walks, candle making and you can try your hand at being a Jurassic Coast CSI Detective.
10am - 5pm
Sunday 7th September

YHA Treyarnon

Tregonnan, Treyarnon, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8JR
Activities: To raise awareness and funds for our amazing charity and the charitable schemes we are involved in, especially 'Breaks for Kids', we're hosting a mini festival with some amazing local bands. The awesome 8 piece dub reggae band Kernow Vibration will be headlining, with support from Forleigh, Sam Williams and the Flock of Bats, Dan Chapman and his band, Emily Howard, October, Innocent Bystanders plus Crowley's Tears. There'll also be art, children's activities and a hog roast as well as our usual fantastic menu and full bar all overlooking our beautiful bay.
10am - 9pm
Saturday 6th September

South East

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YHA Canterbury

54 New Dover Road, Canterbury, CT1 3DT
Activities: Come and see our beautifully refurbished Youth Hostel and enjoy a tour and afternoon tea and cake with a member of our friendly team. See what the new look YHA has to offer you!
12 - 4pm
Sunday 7th September

YHA South Downs

Itford Farm, Beddingham, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6JS
Activities: Throughout the day we will be offering hostel tours, fun activities for children (including archery taster sessions and cookery sessions for parents and toddlers), as well as opportunities to learn more about the history of the YHA South Downs site which used to be a working farm. There will also be a BBQ, live music and a chance to pet some of the local farm animals! The Courtyard Cafe will be open as usual throughout the day.
11am - 4pm
Sunday 7th September

YHA Eastbourne

1 East Dean Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 8ES
Activities: Free tea, coffee and cake is on offer as well as tours of the hostel.
12 - 4pm

YHA Tanners Hatch

Off Ranmore Common Road, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6BE
Activities: This is your chance to have a look around one of YHA's most iconic hostels and enjoy homemade cakes and a cuppa. Combine that with a visit to the National Trust property Polesden Lacey and it will be a great day out.
12 - 4pm
Sunday 7th September

East of England

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YHA Cambridge

97 Tenison Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 2DN
Activities: Come rub shoulders with your favourite book characters. Expect anything from Harry Potter to the Queen of Hearts as our staff dress up as their literary heroes! To inspire you to join in we’ll also have a well stocked fancy dress box that’s sure to get some giggles. Bring your recent reads with you and find your new favourite book from the selection in our big, brilliant book swap & sale. Two children's authors will be joining us for the day. Pippa Goodheart, author of Winnie the Witch and You Choose and Helen Moss who created the Adventure Island and Secrets of the Tombs series of books will both be doing readings and book signings. In addition to them, we also have Anthony Rubinstein who will be doing cartoon drawing sessions. We've got something for everyone here and fun for all the family!
10am - 5pm
Sunday 7th September

YHA Sheringham

1 Cremer's Drift, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8HX
Activities: YHA Sheringham will be throwing open its doors for a day of fun-filled hands-on activities. The day will include an art exhibition, tea and coffee, tours of the hostel and a BBQ to keep you topped up with delicious food during this exciting day. The RNLI will be on hand along with Sheringham's very own Town Crier. Don't miss Stevie Spud's Circus Skills and the free Yoga sessions by Yoga Feet. The Colours and Carnivals exhibition will feature printed illustrations by Natalie Knowles based on Sheringham's weekend events.
11am - 4pm
Sunday 7th September

East Midlands

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YHA Castleton

Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 8WB
Activities: We are hosting the Proms in the Peak, a concert in the gardens at Losehill Hall in joint association with Weston Park Cancer Charity. The line-up includes John Hudson (operatic tenor), Deborah Norman (soprano), choirs and bands. The programme includes a range of traditional prom favourites and culminates with a fireworks display. There will be tours of the Youth Hostel and refreshments available. Tickets are bookable in advance at Proms in the Peak.
1pm - 5.30pm
Sunday 7th September


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YHA Boggle Hole

Mill Beck, Fylingthorpe, Whitby, YO22 4UQ
Activities: Roll up roll up for a fun-packed day of old fashioned seaside stalls! Here for your entertainment, we have the Coconut Shy, Splat the Boggle, Soak a Pirate, the Amazing Zoltar telling fortunes, hunt for treasure, win a scrummy cup cake on our cake tombola, meet the coastguard, have a cup of our delicious homemade lemonade, enter the sandcastle building competition and win a super prize, and get your face painted like a pirate. A children's craft stall where you can make a lighthouse or decorate a wooden boat, our cafe is open for lovely coffees, ice creams and delicious food.
12 - 2pm
Sunday 7th September 2014

YHA Whitby

Abbey House, East Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT
Activities:This year's YHA Day will be buzzing with activities for all the family. Children can show off their creative skills with Crafts for Kids and join in the karate, judo and Boxercise sessions. Adults can browse the local gift and craft stalls and view the award winning Physic Garden. The whole family can enjoy the biff and bash stalls with Splat the Rat and Hook a Duck and round off the afternoon with a delicious cream tea in Abbey House Tea Rooms. All this plus a few surprises on the day guarantees a fun-filled afternoon for all the family.
12pm - 3pm
Saturday 6th September 2014

YHA York

Water End, Clifton, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 6LP
Activities:YHA York is going on tour! Our staff will be at 'The Social Picnic' - an event where local children's charities get together to spread the word about what they do. We'll have a stall there and will be happy to talk about all things YHA. Please note that this event is being held at the Millennium Bridge.
From 12.30pm
Sunday 7th September 2014

North West

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YHA Ambleside

Waterhead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0EU
Activities: Come along to watch a wonderful water regatta on Windermere. Don't miss the opportunity to check out the changes we made in the recent refurbishment.
10am - 4pm

YHA Borrowdale

Longthwaite, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5XE
Activities: TBC

YHA Buttermere

Buttermere, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9XA
Activities: We'll be offereing tea and cakes as well as the chance to take a look around this fantastic Victorian slate building whose former owner, Nicholas Size, wrote a number of books on the local area.
1pm - 4pm
Saturday 6th September

YHA Coniston Coppermines and Holly How

Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8HP
Activities: See the Coniston youth hostels, both with their rich mining heritage associations. Learn about their origins and how they are used today. Staff may even spin a ghost story or two! Tea, coffee and cakes will be on sale.
10am - 5pm
Sunday 7th September

British cycling

YHA Keswick

Station Road, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5LH
Activities: YHA Keswick's 100km Charity Cycle Sportive - this 100km ride takes in Honister Pass on its way to clocking up over 1000 metres of ascent riding along some of Lakelands little known roads. The route will be fully signed with feed stations and mechanical support along the way, There will be hot food served at the hostel for every finisher plus a goody bag which includes free YHA membership. During the day there will bw a fun day in Fitz Park. Entry to the Sportive is £20. The money raised will go to the Breaks for Kids charity which helps financially disadvantaged children take part in school trips.
Click here to see the Keswick Kilo Route (202KB)
7.30am - 4pm
Sunday 7th September


YHA Windermere

Bridge Lane, Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LA
Activities: Free tea, coffee and cake is on offer as well as tours around this beautiful Youth Hostel.
12 - 4pm
Saturday 6th September 2014

North East

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YHA Broad Haven

Broad Haven, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA62 3JH
Activities: Fun and frolics by the sea! Activites include free bouncy castle, bucking bronco, ping pong and pool tournaments, garden croquet competition, face painting, treasure hunt and a variety of bushcraft activities on offer. All activities are free but donations for Breaks for Kids are more than welcome! Our cafe will be open all day serving homemade cakes and BBQ with musical entertainment at 6pm. Why not book to stay overnight on the Saturday and make it a weekend of family fun and games?
12 - 8pm
Sunday 7th September 2014

YHA Conwy

Larkhill, Sychnant Pass Road, Conwy, LL32 8AJ
Activities: We are opening our doors for all to have a taste of what YHA Conwy has to offer in beautiful north Wales. Try your hand at abseiling from our 3rd floor tower, take aim on our archery range, have a go on our brand new assault course or if you are feeling strong try the Tyrolienne line (if you’re not afraid of heights)! Bodafon Farm will be here with their feathery friends and Cotswold Outdoor will be on hand with lots of handy outdoor tips (boot clinic, rucksack fitting and hiking tips). Let us entertain you with live music and a BBQ. We will also be offering hands-on arts and crafts and face painting for the kids. Our café will be open offering evening meals and our bar stocks local beers, house wines and soft drinks. Our volunteers will be on hand to show you around our facilities and answer all your questions. Why not book in with us to stay overnight and relax in one of our spacious family rooms after a fun filled YHA Day!
12pm - 6pm
Saturday 6th September 2014

YHA Danywenallt

Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7YS
Activities: YHA Danywenallt will hold its annual YHA Family Day at the hostel, near Talybont-on-Usk featuring a storyteller, children's show, fair, competitions and a BBQ, it will be a day for everyone to have fun and learn more about what YHA does. The BBNP will be on hand to supervise pond dipping and there will be appearances from Dyfed-Powys Police, the Fire Service and Welsh Water. Entry to the event is free.
12 - 5pm
Sunday 7th September 2014

YHA Idwal Cottage

Nant Ffrancon, Bethesda, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 3LZ
Activities: In partnership with the Ogwen Mountain Rescue Team and Cotswold Outdoor we invite you to have a look around the hostel! Both partners will share their mountaineering expertise with visitors whilst we will show people the comforts of the hostel they can expect after a safe return from the mountains. Coffee, tea and cake will be provided and the neighbouring farmer will be selling local organic food. There will be lots of children’s activities during the day; a storyteller, craft activities, rock climbing and more.
From 2pm
Sunday 7th September 2014

YHA Kings

Kings, Penmaenpool, Dolgellau, Gwynedd
Activities: A family festival of entertainment, live music from local young artists throughout the day, local food stalls and Heavy D's jerk chicken BBQ, bar with teas, soft drinks, wine and local ales, outdoor games and bouncy castle for the kids, bushcraft workshops for 8 years+, Kings Exhibition - discover the history of YHA Kings and find out more about YHA, find the hidden free camping vouchers in the treasure hunt. Most events are free. Parking is very limited, we recommend cycling or walking up from the car park at Penmaenpool (two miles).
12 - 7pm
Saturday 6th September

YHA Llanberis

Llwyn Celyn, Llanberis, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 4SR
Activities: This open day will include live acoustic music from TG Elias and the Wicked Path, plus more acts to be announced!
1pm - 4pm
Sunday 7th September

YHA Llanddeusant

The Old Red Lion, Llanddeusant, Camarthenshire, SA19 9UL
Activities: The theme of this YHA day is science! The Saturday night will be a BBQ and star party. On the Sunday there will be activities including return of the zombie ducks, walk in geopark with the famous Alan Bowring, the Mess Theatre Group doing Frankenstein, a re-enactment group doing archery, rocket firing competition, making lava lamps, biggest buzzer ever competition, BBQ, re-animating the alien slime and sci-fi stories from storytellers.
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th September 2014

YHA Manorbier

Manorbier, nr Tenby, Pembrokeshire, SA70 7TT
Activities: Come to YHA Manorbier to see the modern face of YHA. Tea, coffee and Welsh cakes will be on sale with all proceeds goign to charity. Kite making and team challenges will take place for kids of all ages.
1pm - 4pm
Sunday 7th September 2014

YHA Marloes Sands

Runwayskiln, Marloes, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA62 3BH
Activities: The Youth Hostel will be open for refreshments and guided tours all day.
12 - 5pm
Sunday 7th September 2014

YHA Poppit Sands

Sea View, Poppit, Cardigan, Pembroke, SA43 3LP
Activities: Local artist Marc Treanor will be completing a large scale art project on Poppit Sands beach for YHA Day - he will be there on Sunday, starting at noon. Guests will be able to help with the project on the day. Don't forget that the hostel is open on both Saturday and Sunday from 12-4pm, when visitors are invited to view the hostel and indulge in tea and coffee. There will also be biscuit decorating activities for children.
12 - 4pm
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th September

YHA Port Eynon

Old Lifeboat House, Port Eynon, Swansea, SA3 1NN
Activities: Big Beach Clean Up followed by a beach bonfire (weather permitting) supported by Keep Wales Tidy, local scouts and volunteers. Drumming workshop - Monkey Music with Mags, Pottery Workshop - make your own pot with Sue our local potter, Design a T-Shirt Competition - the best t-shirt will be printed for you, Cakes and Coffee - beautiful and tasty cup cakes baked by Jo.
12 - 4pm
Sunday 7th September

YHA Snowdon Ranger

Rhyd Ddu, Caemarfon, Gwynedd, LL54 7YS
Activities: Help us celebrate 75 years of YHA Snowdon Ranger. There will be a display of the history of the YHA at Snowdon Ranger as well as tours of the Youth Hostel. There will also be activities for children and free refreshments.
11am - 3pm
Sunday 7th September

YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass

Pen-y-Pass, Nantgwynant, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 4NY
Activities: Pop into our newly refurbished hostel and Mallorys Cafe and Bar. Tours of our new facilities are available throughout the day as well as complimentary drinks and homemade flapjack.
10am - 5pm
Saturday 6th September

Heart of England

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YHA National Forest

48 Bath Lane, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 6BD
Activities: It’s a knock out family fun. Bouncy inflatable assault course and more, problem solving activities, prizes to be won, BBQ, craft stalls, tea & coffee, cake stall and hostel tours. And all of this will be raising money for breaks for kids.
Saturday 6th September 2014
10am - 11pm

YHA St. Briavels Castle

Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 6RG
Activities: Ever wanted to know more about YHA in the amazing setting of an 800 year old castle? Now is your opportunity as we lower the drawbridge, raise the portcullis and throw our gates wide open on Sunday 7th September to all would-be future occupiers. There will be have-a-go archery and team building activities as well as an opportunity to learn all about our amazing charity, group and family stays, and sample our delicious homemade cakes. If you are not able to make it, why not make a return trip if you want to know more about the amazing history of St Briavels Castle, as the following weekend, 13th and 14th September, sees the return of our annual Heritage Open Weekend when the castle comes to life with the sites and sounds of history through the ages.
1 - 4pm
Sunday 7th September

YHA Stratford-upon-Avon

Hemmingford House, Alveston, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 7RG
Activities: YHA Stratford-upon-Avon presents The Triple B events Bikes, Bands, Breaks for Kids. The morning revs up with a charity motorbike ride leaving the Youth Hostel at 9am, led by a team of YHA Bikers. It's £10 a ticket for the bike ride and all money raised goes straight to our Breaks for Kids fund. Enjoy some of the best roads in England before heading back to the Youth Hostel to display your pride and joy. Relax and enjoy the rest of the day with lively music performances from up and coming unsigned bands, indulge in some great food and check out all the displayed bikes. You can even explore the Youth Hostel and see all that YHA has to offer. Great Fun for all the family.
From 9am for the bike ride and 1pm for the main event, until 11pm
Saturday 6th September 2014

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Trevelyan House,
Dimple Road

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

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