YHA Ilam Hall
School Trips @ YHA
We are YHA.
We transform young lives forever through travel and real adventure.
Because where you go changes who you become.
To show how important travel and adventure is, we’ve taken it away from someone who depends on it… and given it to children who’ve been missing out.
Why book YHA for Residential School Trips and Educational Visits?
You’d be forgiven for thinking you were at a magnificent castle when you first arrive as this grand Gothic manor. Boasting extensive grounds and plenty of room to explore YHA Ilam Hall offers a memorable base for an amazing residential.
We offer everything you need to be comfortable during your stay, with two lounges, a spacious dining room, two classrooms, over half of the bedrooms are en-suite, we have a fantastic games room, free Wi-Fi, and great social areas. Plus the hostel can be split into three sections, so groups can have their own key card entry.
Keep tummies from rumbling when you sit in our dining room and enjoy a meal from our delicious groups menu. We offer a scrumptious hot and cold breakfast and evening meals, plus we can provide you with packed lunches to take out on your adventures.
Whether you want to challenge your pupils with orienteering, focus on team building activities, test endurance on a hike up Thorpe cloud, hunt for mini-beasts, learn about the wonders of the beautiful Peak District, or visit the famous Dovedale stepping stones, there is lots to do here. We offer a range of National Curriculum-linked activities, including evening activities, in our new Discovery package. Or for groups wanting a self-led residential our activities can be added on to your stay as a half day or full day bolt-on. We also offer Geography focused activities delivered by Educational Rangers from the Peak District National Park.
Nearby you’ll find cycling routes such as the Tissington Trail and Manifold Trail and we are also close to Alton Towers and Carsington Waters – which can add another layer of excitement to your stay!
What activities are available during group visits?
Discovery Package - Our discovery packages allows teachers to offer a flexible programme of engaging and challenging activities. Activities available include archery, orienteering, shelter building, team challenges, guided walks, navigation hikes and let’s get cooking.
YHA Bolt-on - These activities are perfect for teachers to add on as an 'extra' particularly for self-led groups. The benefit of having hostel grounds is that we can offer space to lead activities without you needing to travel anywhere. Activities include: Team challenges, Shelter building, Archery, Guided walk, Fire lighting & Go create
What size groups do you cater for?
YHA Ilam Hall has 118 beds in 25 bedrooms, so we can cater for both large and small groups.
Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?
Is there first aid on site?
Yes, and we are also committed to ensuring we meet stringent health and safety standards - please contact us if you need any further details
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
At YHA Ilam Hall we strive to cater for everybody. We have two accessible bedrooms on the ground floor of The Lodge with accessible en-suite bathrooms. We also have two shallow steps into porch, a platform lift, an accessible reception desk, ground floor bedrooms and en-suite bedrooms.
YHA Ilam Hall has been awarded the Quality Badge by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom.
Need more inspiration?
We are bursting with ideas on places that deliver first class teaching both outside the classroom and as in-school workshops. Below are a few similar suggestions to YHA , or head to our tailor-made trip form and let us know how we can help you!