YHA Breaks Programmes

Our Breaks Programmes aim to reach young people and families with the most challenging lives and provide them with life-changing experiences.

We understand the power of travel and adventure to transform a child’s view of the world and their potential to succeed in it, to provide respite and improve health, education and wellbeing. We believe all young people should have the chance to have big adventures, make new friends, try new things and learn vital life skills.

Today, young people face many challenges. Financial hardship, homelessness, disability, long-term illness, bereavement, caring for a parent and other circumstances all limit children’s opportunities. We are here to reach and create new opportunities for those in the greatest need.

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Please support YHA. Together, we can transform young lives forever through travel and real adventure.

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Family with young males staying at YHA


Our Family Breaks programme aims to reach organisations who work with families with the most challenging lives and want to provide them with life changing experiences. We are currently accepting applications from organisations and groups such as these.

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Two young male students on a YHA School Trip


We are taking enquiries from groups who are seeking support for a residential stay with YHA. All groups must be able to provide pastoral staff to accompany the young people or families. This ensures that groups get the support they need as they prepare for and then take their break.

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Young male playing hopscotch


We are currently taking enquiries from school groups in the Alternative Provision sector of education, along with schools who are interested in taking pupils on a residential break from primary school to secondary school

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