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Activity breaks

Explore our activity breaks

Looking for an activity break packed with adventure? Whether you want to cycle down (or up) Snowdonia, walk the rolling fells in the Lake District, climb a rugged limestone crag or paddle downstream in Devon, let us take you there.

Discover YHA hostels. A collection of unique and historic buildings across England and Wales, perfectly positioned in the best locations for action-packed holidays. Meet great people and come back to a comfortable bed, practical facilities, and delicious food. We'll always make sure you have a fun-filled adventure.

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Climbing breaks

Thinking of booking a climbing adventure? Reach new heights and take in some breath-taking views in some of the most charming locations in England and Wales.

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Walking breaks

Explore natural beauty on foot and wander through fields, tracks and trails in the city, coast and countryside in some of the most picturesque locations in England and Wales on a walking holiday.

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Running breaks

Ready for a running adventure? Get your trainers on, get warmed up and experience the great outdoors. Suited to all levels, you will get to explore scenery in a completely different way on many different routes.

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Cycling breaks

Ready to explore on two wheels? Take to the road, track or trail on your bike and experience some of the most scenic city, coast and countryside cycling spots on a cycling holiday.

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Watersports breaks

Experience an adrenaline-fueled holiday on the water in some of the most scenic locations in England and Wales. Suited to all levels, you will get to explore scenery across lakes, rivers and by the sea.  

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Surfing breaks

Ready for an adrenaline-filled surfing adventure? Experience euphoria as you ride the waves on a surfing holiday in some of the most beautiful locations in England and Wales.

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Sightseeing breaks

Whether it’s Buckingham Palace, Conwy Castle or Stonehenge, you can stay in the perfect place. Stay in the heart of it all and soak up the national treasures that England and Wales have to offer.

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Nightlife breaks

Looking for a break which offers an array of nightlife? Visit quaint pubs across the peaks or lakes, vibrant bars in York and Newcastle or tuck into tasty delights in Cornwall and Pembrokeshire.

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Activities for all tastes and preferences

Explore all our breaks

With a network of hostels spanning the length and breadth of England and Wales, YHA are perfectly placed to offer a vast range of breaks in the UK to you, no matter your preference. From activity breaks in the mountains, to traditional seaside escapes and rural retreats, we've got something for everybody.

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Activity centres

Our unique activity centres are perfectly positioned for a breath-taking and heart-pumping time. With experienced and highly skilled instructors, there’s no better place to scale new heights, make a splash or wear in your walking boots. If you like holidays that aren’t about relaxing, these are the hostels for you.

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Jam-packed with opportunities to enjoy exhilarating adventures, activities designed to challenge, motivate and inspire, and chances to get enveloped in the great outdoors, YHA residentials offer more than just a bed for the night, we’ll help you make memories that will last a lifetime.

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