Parents Giving Children Piggyback Ride On Walk By Lake

Great family breaks

Discover family time at YHA

Take a break in our family hostels and you'll find facilities ideal for making your stay comfortable and enjoyable, like private rooms, high chairs, cots and much more.

We've also teamed up with some of the best attractions for families, including Alton Towers, Sea Life Centres and the Eden Project. Because let's face it, we all deserve a treat during a family holiday!

Activity Holidays

Our Activity Holidays are perfect for families with a sense of adventure! Activity Holidays are great for building family bonds, spending quality time together in a new environment and having fun in the UK countryside.

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Popular family locations



London Zoo, adventure playgrounds, parks perfect for picnics, not to mention The London Eye, The Lion King theatre production and free travel for kids – our London hostels offer some of the best accommodation for a cheap family break in the capital. London is a fantastic opportunity for the whole family to enjoy city life.

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Lizard in Cornwall

South West

With many hostels along the coastline, you can take a short break at one of the many family-friendly beaches. Go fossil hunting along Devon and Dorset's Jurassic Coast, visit the famous Longleat Safari Park or have a photo at the historic Stonehenge site – there’s a whole host of attractions and activities for families on holiday to while away the hours/days/weeks!

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South East

Take a gentle family chauffeured punt down the river in Cambridge, or experience the thrill of the rides at Chessington World of Adventures. Take advantage of your member discount at Go Ape, or visit a wildlife park. The hostels have great knowledge of the local family attractions and there’s something for everyone to enjoy when taking holidays in the UK's South East.

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Norfolk beach

East of England

Pleasurewood Hills Family Fun Park will see you screaming on rides, tucking into yummy food and enjoying a day out as a family. Shepreth Wildlife Park and Colchester Zoo are fantastic activities during weekend breaks, or why not visit one of the many stately homes and castles in the area? If in doubt, there are plenty of beaches to choose from to relax with fish and chips after a good old paddle, for a classic UK holiday!

View our hostels in the East of England.

West Midlands

West Midlands

Delve into the historic depths of Warwick Castle, catch up with famous faces of the ages like Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I and take a trip into the dungeons for an educational family holiday in the UK. West Midland Safari Park boasts a fantastic drive-through of lions, tigers and rhinos, whilst you feed deer and moose from the comfort of your car! For those with a sweet tooth, Cadbury World is definitely worth a chocolatey visit.

View our hostels in the West Midlands.

Newstead in Nottinghamshire

East Midlands

Robin Hood country is scattered with fascinating things for families on holiday to enjoy: delicious local foods like Bakewell tarts are always a treat, along with Blue John Mines where you can try to source your own stone, not to mention the amazing outdoor activities you can experience. Why not try a spot of archery and show the real Robin Hood what you’re made of!

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Yorkshire dales


Jump into outdoor fun on fast bike trails, beach fun or exploring castles in the Dales; Yorkshire has a lot to offer families, whether it's a short break or a longer holiday. City life includes the Jorvic Viking Centre, Scarborough boasts Sealife and Marine Sanctuary and Eureka! The National Children’s Museum is full of activities to keep you going from dawn until dusk!

View our hostels in Yorkshire.

Lake district

North West

Whether you’re by the sea building sand castles, stopping to watch the football in Manchester or Liverpool, or boating on Lake Windermere in the Lake District, we have some fantastic properties available for cheap family holidays in the UK.

View our hostels in the North West.

Hadrians wall

North East

Hop on a boat and watch the seals and puffins in their natural habitat. Why not delve into the delights of medieval history at Alnwick Castle or grab some lunch and sit on Hadrian’s Wall for a lazy afternoon. Get the whole family on a weekend break and take a cycle along the stunning coastline the North East has to offer.

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Worms head in Wales


Take a run and jump and enjoy coasteering, or take a more relaxed dip in the sea on one of the dozens of Blue Flag beaches in Wales. Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre exhibits dolphin research, or why not take a boat out to see these beautiful creatures, along with seals and puffins in their natural habitat. Horse riding, coastal paths, surfing and Anglesey Sea View are always popular for a cheap family activity.

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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 by clicking using the link below to apply.

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