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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Why book your break with YHA?
Enjoy personal space in a private room
Get closer to nature with our Camping & Cabins
Hire the whole place for you and your group
Best price guaranteed
Book direct for the best and lowest price
We cater for all with utensils, crockery and cutlery provided
Young person discount
Bring anyone under 26 years old and get 5% off
Lots of activities
Pick from locations with access to amazing adventure
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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.
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.
One of The Best Aquariums with Europe's Largest Collection of Sharks.
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
High wire fun in the forest – climb rope ladders, zip wire through the trees and tackle high wire rope bridges.
Rising from the valley floor, the cable cars give you stunning views of the Derwent Valley and surrounding Peak District.
For a cool mixture of fun, play and education, Odds Farm is the ideal outing - essential adventure for kids of all ages!
In a thoughtfully designed, tranquil setting, you'll be greeted by 'Numpy' a Giant Milky Eagle Owl. A real beak to nose experience!
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.
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.
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!