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Child-friendly holidays

Holidays with the little ones

Looking for a family-friendly holiday spot? We offer breaks that combined the great outdoors, walks, activities and adventure suitable for all the family to enjoy. Explore our fantastic destinations across England and Wales.

Perfect for those who want a top-notch location, with plenty to do. Our hostels are in some great places including seaside spots like Robin Hood's Bay, the Lakes, tucked away and hidden in the hills and forests, or in big and cultural cities. So take your pick. 

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Cycle path in Cornwall

Cycle paths in Cornwall

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Do something different today

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Free children’s activity pack

Home schooling during lockdown? Looking for inspiration to help keep young minds active and entertained? Our free children's activity pack is bursting with things for kids to make, learn and do.Crafts, recipes, wildlife facts and more – everything you need for a...

Why book your break with YHA?

Private rooms

Enjoy personal space in a private room

Camping & Cabins

Get closer to nature with our Camping & Cabins

Exclusive Hire

Hire the whole place for you and your group

Best price guaranteed

Book direct with YHA for the lowest price

Self-catering options

We cater for all with utensils, crockery and cutlery provided

YHA Member discount

Become a member and save on every booking

Young person discount

Bring anyone under 26 years old and get 5% off

Lots of activities

Pick from locations with access to amazing adventure

Ready to book your getaway?

Activity holidays

Want to cycle down (or up) Snowdonia, walk the fells in the Lake District, climb a limestone crag or paddle down in Devon?

Then come and stay with YHA on an adrenaline-filled break.

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Things to do with children

Discover fantastic activities and things to do with your children while on a YHA getaway and get ready for an adventure to remember.  

Create memories that you will cherish forever, whether it's outdoor activities, hidden gems, national treasures or local attractions that you enjoy, our hostels are in great locations and offer plenty of choice for your break with YHA. 


Family at the museum

Discovery Museum

Immerse yourself in the history of Newcastle and Tyneside told through permanent displays and temporary exhibitions over three floors focusing on the area's maritime, scientific and technological impo

Go Ape - Forest of Dean

Go Ape - Forest of Dean

High wire fun in the forest – climb rope ladders, zip wire through the trees and tackle high wire rope bridges. YHA members get 10% off outdoor adventures with Go Ape (all activities and locations,

Heights of Abraham

Heights of Abraham

Rising from the valley floor, the cable cars give you stunning views of the Derwent Valley and surrounding Peak District.

Child wearing Viking fancy dress

JORVIK Viking Festival

The Vikings will once again be pitching their tents in central York in May with the welcome return of the JORVIK Viking Festival! Separate fact from fiction at a Viking banquet or witness a live ba

Group of does in country park

Magical Easter Adventures

Why not join in the family fun at Tatton Park for Easter weekend? You'll be spoilt for choice with treasure hunt-style trails in the gardens, mansion, farm and parkland.

Odds farm park

Odds Farm Park

For a cool mixture of fun, play and education, Odds Farm is the ideal outing - essential adventure for kids of all ages!

Owl Centre

Owl Centre

In a thoughtfully designed, tranquil setting, you'll be greeted by 'Numpy' a Giant Milky Eagle Owl. A real beak to nose experience!

Roskilly's Ice Cream Farm

Roskilly's Ice Cream Farm

Take a look at a real working Cornish ice cream farm! Meet the herd of cows, go for a stroll around the meadows, and of course get a sample of their delicious ice cream.

Tatton Park

Tatton Park

With acres of Parkland and Gardens to explore, an impressive 18th century Mansion, historic working Farm and adventure playground, Tatton Park makes for a perfect family day out.

The Puzzling Place

The Puzzling Place

Stuffed with puzzles, gadgets and curiosities The Puzzling Place is guaranteed to have something to amuse, entertain or puzzle you.