90th anniversary

Celebrating 90 years together

YHA formed on 10th April 1930 to help all — especially young people — to a greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside and (later) an appreciation of the cultural value of towns and cities.

At 90, we remain passionately committed to helping everyone access the benefits of travel and adventure – for the first time and a lifetime. We want to use our 90th anniversary year to raise the bar in all we do. And we want to celebrate too!

To raise funds for our Project90 appeal and to mark this milestone in our history, we’ve planned a whole host of exciting events and activities. Join in!

Birthday parties & events

The 90th birthday events we had planned in hostels, between spring and the end of July, have now been postponed.

We will update you with new dates for postponed events when we can and we'll update this page with opportunities for you to join in with birthday celebrations digitally. We had so looked forward to meeting and chatting, reminiscing and sharing stories of adventures old and new with you. Now that’s not possible, we’re keener than ever to keep in contact online. 


As part of our 90th celebrations, we'll be raising funds for our Project90 appeal. Read more about our ambitious plans to support 900 vulnerable young people and please give what you can.

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