YHA Holmbury St Mary

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Why book YHA for Residential School Trips and Educational Visits?

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YHA Holmbury provides the ideal base for school groups wanting to have a fun-filled stay in the great outdoors, surrounded by the woodland in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Yet this hostel is just a stone’s throw from central London, in fact from some amazing viewpoints that surround the hostel, including Leith Hill, you can easily see Canary Wharf and other famous London landmarks.

We can offer groups our Discovery package which includes activities throughout the day and evening, alternatively we can also provide bolt-on activities to your self-led stay available as either a half-day or full day option. Our packages include activities that make the most of the amazing woodland on our doorstep, an interactive guided walk to Holmbury Hill which is a must for all groups – the view at the end never ceases to amaze groups of all ages. Plus shelter building in the woods, fire-lighting and team challenges are always sure to delight.

For older groups looking for self-led adventures this hostel is a great base for exploring the local area and woodlands. The grounds are ideal for fieldwork, especially biology, stunning backdrops for film sets, and opportunities to get to know your pupils in a different setting.

Groups and schools are well catered for here, with meals available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hostel offers a coded door lock for security and plenty of indoor and outdoor space for you to relax. We’re also ideally placed for trips out to attractions including Chessington World of Adventure, or trips to the bright lights of London.

What activities are available during group visits?

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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?

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YHA Holmbury has 47 beds in 13 bedrooms. There is also camping available onsite

Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?

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No, but many groups opt to take over the whole hostel and the dining room can easily be converted into a learning space.

Is there first aid on site?

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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?

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At YHA Holmbury we strive to cater for everybody. Unfortunately none of our bedrooms or bathrooms are accessible to modern standards.

Anything else?

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YHA Holmbury has been awarded the Quality Badge by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom.


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