Breaks in the great outdoors
Looking for that perfect break that combines the great outdoors, perfect walks and cycling trails, outstanding scenery plus activities and adventure? Explore YHA's fantastic hostels in England and Wales which offer the perfect accommodation to suit your needs and preferences.
Perfect for those who love to get off the beaten track, our hostels can be found in some great places including on the coast, the lakes, within a stone's throw of hidden beaches, or tucked away in the hills, so take your pick.
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National treasures and hidden gems
Our guide to unmissable England and Wales. From world-famous attractions to the less obvious, we’ve compiled a list of must-visit landmarks, landscapes and locations. And we have accommodation available a stone’s throw from all of them. So, if you’re looking for...
The best coves and beaches in England and Wales
Think of the British seaside and your first thought might be a seagull nicking your chips on the prom. But, it may surprise you to learn that England and Wales are home to miles of golden sand, turquoise sea and hidden coves that could rival any tropical paradise....
Why we love YHA Keswick
By Jenny Lunnon, YHA's Family Ambassador An old woollen mill beside the rushing River Greta, YHA Keswick is a great choice for a winter or spring family break. Though it doesn't have its own outdoor space it's right by lovely Fitz Park, which offers sports...
Why book your break with YHA?
Enjoy personal space in a private room
Camping & cabins
Get closer to nature with our Camping and Cabins
Hire the whole place for you and your group
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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
Ready to book your getaway?
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.
Things to do in the great outdoors
Discover fantastic activities and things to do with your loved ones whilst 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, culture, or amazing walks that you enjoy, our hostels are in great locations that offer plenty of choice for your break with YHA.
You'll find lots of ideas for adventure at the Bognor Regis resort - a great family option for rainy days! Visit the Butlins website
You'll find lots of ideas for adventure at the Minehead resort - a great family option for rainy days! Visit the Butlins website
A wonderland of sculpted passages and beautiful cave formations which were hidden behind large calcite dams until 1837.
Mendip has evolved into one of the biggest and most reputable outdoor activity providers in the South West, providing activities from our bases and sites across the Mendip Hills and beyond. Visit t
A UFO trail to awake your imagination and take you to some of the areas connected to the UFO sighting in December 1980. Visit the Forestry Commision or the Visit East Anglia websites