Region: East Midlands

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips

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Contact: 0800 0195 465



East Midlands

Much of the YHA hostel network is available for use by groups and schools. We offer both group accommodation that’s great for teacher-led residentials as well as complete packages. Unless stated the hostel is bed and board only. For details
of our specialist packages please click on the hostel link or scroll down.

YHA Castleton Losehill Hall, Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 8WB:

Available packages: Action Adventure and Education

YHA Edale, Rowland Cote, Nether Booth, Edale, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 7ZH:

Available package: Action Adventure

YHA Eyam, Hawkhill Road, Eyam, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S32 5QP:

YHA Hartington, Hall Bank, Hartington, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 0AT:

YHA Ravenstor, Millers Dale, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 8SS:

Available package: Action Adeventure

YHA Sherwood Forest - Forest Corner, Edwinstowe, Notts, NG21 9RN:

YAH Youlgreave, Fountain Square, Youlgreave, near Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1UR:

why you are great for educational visits?

The East Midlands boast some of our most attractive properties. You’ll find

beautiful countryside and quaint market towns in this pretty region. Historians and geographers are treated to a variety of sites to explore while thrill seekers can enjoy adrenalin-fuelled excursions aplenty. If you’re in need of a suggestion
then why not visit YHA Castleton Losehill Hall for a stay in picturesque surroundings in a stunning building with modern facilities. There you’ll find all you need for a fun-filled educational residential. Take a trip to Youlgreave
and have a blast in the past. Visit the Elizabethan Haddon Hall, the house and galleries of Chatsworth or find out about both Tudors and Victorians at Bakewell Old House Museum. The East Midlands won’t disappoint.

What size groups do they cater for?

Our hostels range in size. The smallest in the network have approximately 20 beds and the largest well over 100. Whatever your group size we have a destination that’s just right.

Please provide location information?

We pride ourselves on our passion and our positioning. Our hostel teams are enthusiastic about what they do and can offer you great advice about the best local places to visit. They’ll be happy to help you in your educational excursion

planning. The YHA network is vast and diverse which means that with us you’ll never be very far away from a breathtaking view, a capital of culture or a thrilling outdoor adventure. Please see the YHA School Trips website for details of particular hostels and nearby attractions.

Is there anything you offer specifically for educational visits?

Feeling the pressure of having to organize every little detail? Then relax, let us do the hard work and concentrate on having as good a time as your students.  At YHA we’re working towards the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge for all our School Trips centres.

Could one of these packages be for you?

Castleton Losehill Hall

Action Adventure – What will it be? Kayaking, raft building, climbing and abseiling, weaseling, orienteering, hill walking, caving or archery? This activity programmes is jam-packed with amazing experiences. Education – Geography – Spend your time GPS orienteering, candle making, fossil hunting and exploring a lead mine as you work to uncover how the geology and landscape of the area encouraged settlement. KS2 and KS3 - History – loose arrows from a longbow, build a Roman siege engine or a Viking longship, visit a Celtic village and dig for archaeological finds as you travel
back through the ages to chart Castleton’s inhabitants through the ages. KS2 - Eco-Explorer - Try Bush Craft or go on a Green Adventure; whichever package you choose your children will get involved in a range of fun activities
guaranteed to develop their understanding of the environment. KS2 and KS3 - Science – Visit a small commercial brewery to learn about the science behind the product. Experiment with active yeast cookery and maybe sample the beer in a tasting session (with parental permission of course). KS4

Crowden, Edale and Ravenstor

Action Adventure – Nestled in the breathtaking beauty of the Peak District andwith plenty of practical facilities to make your stay a comfortable one, YHAs Crowden, Edale and Ravenstor make ideal destinations for activity-based school
trips. Pick one of these packages to try outdoor pursuits such as canoeing, climbing/abseiling, hill walking, weaseling, caving, orienteering, archery and gorge/stream scrambling.

Can you provide information regarding room sizes and room facilities?

Hostel bedrooms vary in size and are furnished with single and bunk beds. En suite rooms are available in most hostels.

Are visitors allowed to take photos, video or audio, if appropriate?

Photography, video and audio recording at hostels is not subject to copyright restrictions although we ask that permission be sought from those being photographed/recorded.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?

We want group leaders to know that everything is in place for a successful visit before they arrive with their charges. That’s why we offer a free pre-trip hostel visit for two with every provisional full-board school trip booking. Take the time to meet hostel staff, find out about fire safety arrangements and let us help with your risk assessment. This free night’s stay with breakfast gives you a chance to raise any queries that might not have occurred in the initial planning phase.

What are the contact details for their education officer?

The individual hostels don’t have a designated education officer but for information, help or advice about an educational trip please call free on 0800 0195 465.

What is the cost of the accommodation?

Education base packages cost £45 per child (excl. VAT.)

Action Adventure base packages cost £120 per child (excl. VAT.)

We offer one free group leader place for every ten students booked on a YHA
School Trips package.

For up-to-date bed and board prices contact our friendly team of group advisors
on 0800 0195 465.

Reduce the cost of your trip with a free groups membership, available to
educational and young persons groups. To find out if you qualify call us on 0800
0191 700.

Please list facilities available?

Hostel facilities typically include:

Board games, café bar, classroom/educational meeting room, conference facilities, cycle store, drying room, games room, garden/grounds, laundry, library, parking, restaurant with table license, TV and Wi-Fi.

For hostel-specific details please see

Many of our hostels offer group catering.

Let us do the hard work…
It’s important that groups eat well so that they’ll get the most out of their time with YHA. To this end we take care to source local seasonal produce as much as possible and the meat we serve, with bacon as the only exception, is Red Tractor accredited. So… before, during and after a long day’s adventuring you can be sure you’re tucking into quality fare.

Our nutritious breakfasts include options such as fresh fruit, cereal and yoghurt. If you prefer a cooked breakfast then treat your taste buds to hot options that include bacon, eggs, sausage and beans. You won’t be disappointed when it comes to the most important meal of the day.

We offer tasty picnic lunches to keep your group energised for their afternoon. Lunches include sandwiches, crisps, cereal bars, mineral water and fruit.

Dinner provides an excellent opportunity to get together and chat about newfound confidence, knowledge or experience. Choose a hot or cold meat or vegetarian main meal, add some veg and some comforting carbohydrate and you have the recipe for a satisfying YHA dinner.

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?

You’ll find first aid kits at all YHA sites but if you’re taking a group out on non-YHA staffed excursions we ask that you bring additional supplies.

The safety and wellbeing of our visitors is very important to us. We log incidents electronically to make sure that any injuries are treated quickly and future accidents avoided. If anything does happen, it’s important to let us know as soon as possible so we can respond effectively.

Are there disabled facilities?

YHA is dedicated to ensuring that as many people as possible have access to our facilities.

Please call 0800 0195 465 to discuss your group’s requirements.

Age of Children / Pupils: 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December

Accommodation Type: Hostels

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