YHA Edale 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?
Overlooked by the Iron Age fort on Mam Tor and surrounded by the stunning Edale Valley, YHA Edale is a grand old country house set on the southern flanks of Kinder Scout. Prepare to see magnificent views when you stay in one of the highest residences in the Peak District.
This long established Activity Centre is the ideal place to test your skills at outdoor challenges including abseiling, caving, canoeing, archery, and the high ropes courses with the gentle guidance of our experienced instructors, We ensure that every aspect of our provision is carefully designed to enhance a group’s learning potential and the overall quality of the experience. Groups in education, regardless of age, ability or experience will benefit from the fact that all of our activity programmes are bespoke and devised in collaboration with the group leaders. Whatever fully inclusive package is chosen, whether Action Adventure or Multi Activity the specifics of activity, venue, content and style are constantly adjusted to optimise every learning opportunity – our returning groups know that it is this attention to detail that makes every experience at Edale so much more memorable and significant
We have everything you need to keep your group entertained including space to explore, a well-equipped classroom that’s ideal for study and team building, a games room, delicious catering served in our large dining room, and breathtaking views.
What activities are available during group visits?
Action Adventure package – Great adventures in the outdoors don’t come much better than this! Our packages have been created to make the very best of the natural world around us and as a result the outcomes are really taken up a level. Choose from caving, weaselling, our high ropes course, abseiling, canoeing, raft building, leap of faith or our thrilling night hike.
Multi-Activity Package - Full of challenges for the brain and body our multi-activity packages are designed to engage participants through practical PE based activity. This package offers a mixture of adventurous and on-site activities that make the most of the great outdoors and the hostel locality.
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 Edale has 157 beds, so we are able to welcome groups of all sizes.
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 Edale we strive to cater for everybody in both the activities and the accommodation that we provide. We have four accessible bedrooms on the ground floor. Three have en-suite accessible bathrooms and the other has an accessible bathroom in the corridor nearby. We also have step-free access into the main building, a portable induction loop, and flashing fire alarms in the accessible bathrooms.
YHA Edale has been awarded the Quality Badge by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom.
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.
Need more inspiration?
We are bursting with ideas on places that deliver first class teaching both outside the classroom and as in-school workshops. Here are a few similar suggestions, or head to our tailor-made trip form and let us know how we can help you!