YHA The Sill at Hadrians Wall School Trips
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 are YHA great for School Trips and Educational Visits?
Explore Northumberland’s fascinating history from our brand new state-of-the-art location – YHA The Sill at Hadrian’s Wall. The Sill is an exciting £14.8 million initiative of international importance, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Northumberland National Park's project attraction for groups learning about the area. Relax in our contemporary social areas, use our meeting room for studying, or enjoy a tasty group meal from our stylish café.
Not to mention the fact that we're surrounded by epic scenery!
The hostel is part of the Landscape Discovery Centre and is the perfect base for exploring the Hadrian’s Wall Heritage site, which is just a few hundred metres away, as well as the atmospheric Sycamore Gap or the famous Roman fort at Vindolanda. Further afield is the Roman Army Museum; a dramatic tribute to Rome’s extraordinary legacy.
Complete with inspirational exhibition space, innovative spaces designed to support outdoor learning, music and theatre, and a large terrace for embracing spectacular views both by day and night (the hostel is located in a Dark Skies Area meaning star gazing in a must) there is plenty to do, see and explore.
What activities are available during group visits?
This base is perfect for exploring the Hadrian’s Wall Heritage site, which is just a few hundred metres away, as well as Stel Rig and Sycamore Gap, Housesteads, the Roman Army Museum, and the Roman fort at Vindolanda. Plus the Northumberland National Park Authority themselves offer a great range of activities including geology, geography dark skies and astronomy, delivered by their own staff and selected local partners.
What size groups do you cater for?
YHA The Sill at Hadrian’s Wall will have 86 beds in 4 bedded rooms.
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 The Sill at Hadrian’s Wall we strive to cater to everybody. A full access statement will be available once the build is complete. Whilst the whole building will be accessible our plans include two fully accessible bedrooms with wet rooms and all facilities for accessible bathroom access.
YHA The Sill at Hadrian’s Wall is due to open in summer 2017, but bookings are now being taken for September 2017 onwards.
Breaks 4 Kids Funding
Current School Trip Offer
Here at YHA we believe that every young person should have the opportunity to travel. Our Breaks for Kids fund is available to help cover the cost of a YHA school trip for children who may not necessarily be able to afford it. Please contact us for more details.
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