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Family holidays

Make memories together

Looking for that perfect break for you and your family? Explore YHA's fantastic destinations across England and Wales.

Perfect for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits, fresh air, walking, and more. Our hostels can be found in some great places including seaside towns, by the lakes, within a stone's throw of local beaches, tucked away in the hills or in city centre locations. Take your pick.

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Natural history museum

Do something different today

It all feels a bit eat, sleep, Zoom, repeat at the moment. We’ve come up with some suggestions of fun things to do in lockdown. Mix up your daily routine and try something different, adding a little sprinkling of happiness along the way. Open your own bistro for a...

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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...

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A winter trip to YHA South Downs, Lewes, and Brighton

By Jenny Lunnon, YHA's Family Ambassador Are you a town mouse or a country mouse? If you stay at YHA South Downs in East Sussex you don't have to choose. A picturesque old farm with plenty of outdoor space, it makes a great base to explore the undulating chalk...

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 for the best and 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?

Family Support Programmes

We know that where you go changes who you become and so we're helping young people with challenging lives by supporting them with holidays. Find out if your family could qualify for our support.

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Things to do with your family

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

Create memories that you will cherish forever. Whether it is outdoor activities, hidden gems, national treasures, culture, or exploring local towns, our hostels are in great locations that offer plenty of choice for your break with YHA.

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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

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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.

Why not bring the whole family?

The next time you get away with YHA, take the op-paw-tunity to holiday with your hound. Dogs are welcome to stay with their owners at YHA Camping & Cabins sites, either for free if you pitch your own tent, or for just £5 per night if you opt for any of our cabin or glamping options. Dogs are welcome at most of our YHA Exclusive Hire properties too!

Dog-friendly holidays