Accommodation for schools groups

From hotels to bunkhouses, the venues below have a wealth of experience in accommodating school groups and youth groups. The providers we work with can offer locations throughout the UK and cater for a range of group sizes.

Organising your own trip

The majority of the trips and venues on our website are designed to inspire teachers with tailor made learning opportunities to support their classroom learning. However, sometimes schools already know exactly what they want to achieve, and have the knowledge and resources to run their own successful outdoor learning experiences. With this in mind, we have created a section to feature venues that specialise in providing group accommodation for self-led school trips. Some may also offer workshops or activity teaching, but if you are simply searching for somewhere to stay while you run your own activities, the venues on this page are what you are looking for!

Accommodation is budget friendly, while still providing excellent facilities such as on site classrooms. We can also offer venues that open year round, providing great places to stay in the height of summer or the depths of winter.

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YHA Cardiff Central



YHA Cardiff Central has a 5-star rating and everything you need to explore the vibrant Welsh capital. This former hotel is packed with mod cons and has excellent facilities for school trips and groups.

YHA Cardiff Central has a 5-star rating and everything you need to explore the vibrant Welsh capital. This former hotel is packed with mod cons and has excellent facilities for school trips and groups. One of our three state-of-the-art meeting rooms even has an interactive whiteboard – perfect for studying or a city break. You’ll also find whiteboards, flipcharts, projectors and audio equipment. Groups can stay connected with free Wi-Fi (including bedrooms), or relax in our stylishly decorated social areas. Hang out in the bustling social spaces and restaurant, or take advantage of our tasty group catering options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There's plenty of peace of mind for group leaders, with 24 hour staffing, regular checks of the hostel and CCTV across the...

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YHA Ilam Hall
YHA Ilam Hall

Geography, Fieldstudies, Chemistry, Physical Education, Accommodation Only

With sprawling grounds and lots of outdoor space to explore this grand Gothic manor offers a magical place for a school residential. Surrounded by the rolling scenery of Dovedale we’re ideally located to visit the many Peak District Attractions.

Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre
Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre

History, Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, SEN, Accommodation Only, Romans, Medieval, Fieldstudies

Experience the magic of Longtown... the perfect base for experiencing exciting adventures throughout the Brecon Beacons led by our team of enthusiastic, experienced and fully-qualified instructors. Day Trips from £15 per child to 5 day residentials

 sportscotland National Centre Inverclyde
sportscotland National Centre Inverclyde

Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, Sports Centre, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

Set in a sprawling 83 acre estate in Largs, on the Ayrshire coast, the centre has an expansive choice of indoor & outdoor activities, aligned with curriculum benchmarks. Recently reopened this inclusive centre is an ideal place for school groups.

Schools & Colleges Residentials
Schools & Colleges Residentials

Geography, Geology, Science, Biology, History, Religious Education, Physical Education, PSHE, Watersports, Accommodation Only

Residential site in Tintagel, North Cornwall, overlooking the sea. Guaranteed sole use of site. Catered or self-catered options. We partner with local organisations to offer the highest quality of and diverse range of activities for your programme.




YHA Okehampton Activity Centres
YHA Okehampton Activity Centres

Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, PSHE, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

Grab an adventure on Dartmoor, building confidence and developing new skills at Adventure Okehampton's award winning, friendly centres in Devon. Part of YHA, we offer bespoke school residentials for all group sizes customised to your needs.

Cumulus Outdoors-Swanage
Cumulus Outdoors-Swanage

Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, History, Medieval, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, Accommodation Only

Tailored adventure residentials on the Dorset coast, either hard-top accommodation or tented village, can include activities such as Coasteering, Climbing, Mackerel Fishing, Waterpark and Bushcraft, delivered by our highly qualified instructors.

Newgale Lodge
Newgale Lodge

History, Medieval, Physical Education, Sports Centre, Watersports, Accommodation Only

Newgale Lodge is situated in a secluded rural 2-acre setting, just 2-miles from Newgale beach and the spectacular Pembrokeshire coastline. We offer fully-catered stays and exclusive use to schools of more than 30 and can accommodate up to 50 people.

YHA Stratford
YHA Stratford

English, Geography, Human Geography, History, Medieval, Tudors, Accommodation Only

There’s more to Stratford-upon-Avon than Shakespeare – theatre, history and culture buffs of every language love this world-famous location. YHA Stratford-upon-Avon offers a superb base for groups and school trips, boasting a restaurant and bar.


YHA Cardiff Central
YHA Cardiff Central

History, Medieval, Industrial, Victorian, Accommodation Only

YHA Cardiff Central has a 5-star rating and everything you need to explore the vibrant Welsh capital. This former hotel is packed with mod cons and has excellent facilities for school trips and groups.

YHA Ambleside
YHA Ambleside

Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Accommodation Only

Perched on the edge of Lake Windermere, with views out across stunning mountain vistas, YHA Ambleside offers an unforgettable location for a Lake District getaway. This well-equipped hostel is perfect for activity breaks for walking and watersports.

Low Mill Outdoor Education Centre
Low Mill Outdoor Education Centre

Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

Low Mill Outdoor Education Centre, a small, but highly specialised outdoor education centre in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. We are proud to say that we offer “Real Adventure in the Real Outdoors” that make memories that last a lifetime.

School residentials on the beautiful Isle of Wight
School residentials on the beautiful Isle of Wight

English, Maths, Geology, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Business, Physical Education, Art, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

We offer a 100% BESPOKE residential to the Isle of Wight for schools. This can include transport, accommodation, activities, risk assessments and so much more, allowing you to save time and money. Leave the work to us so you can focus on teaching!


YHA London Thameside
YHA London Thameside

English, Science, Biology, History, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, Physical Education, Accommodation Only

A warm welcome awaits you at our purpose-built hostel, based in the docklands area of London. With a coach drop-off just outside the door getting here is easy. Inside you’ll find great social spaces, full meals service and places to study.

Oaker Wood Leisure
Oaker Wood Leisure

Physical Education, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

Woodland Outdoor Activity centre with 2 Glamping Villages which can be booked by schools for exclusive use. Sleeps up to 60 in each village. Wooden Glamping Pods sleeping up to 8. Catered or self catered. High Ropes, Low Ropes, Team Building, Rafting

Buzz Active Bushy Wood
Buzz Active Bushy Wood

Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

Buzz Active provide affordable outdoor education, water sport and activity sessions, days and residential trips to the whole community. Three great locations combine to create an excellent residential. or choose to visit just one of our locations.

Additional Support Needs School Residentials
Additional Support Needs School Residentials

Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, Sports Centre, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

We want everyone to be able to take part in sport and stay under one roof. Our recently reopened inclusive centre, set in a sprawling 83 acre estate in Largs, allows just that. With an expansive choice of indoor & outdoor activities for all.


Encompass Training
Encompass Training

Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

In the heart of rural Devon, Encompass Training is based at the historic grade 1 listed Great Potheridge House. We focus on providing a wide range quality outdoor education activities with sole occupancy and experience staffing.

Runways End Outdoor Centre
Runways End Outdoor Centre

Physical Education, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

Located in a woodland oasis in Farnborough, alongside Basingstoke Canal, our site offers an exciting getaway packed with adventurous activities. Indoor and camping options available for residential groups.

YHA York
YHA York

Geography, Human Geography, Science, Physics, History, Romans, Vikings, Physical Education, Accommodation Only

Ideal for history lovers, this super-equipped hostel offers the ideal base for school trips in the fabulous city of York.

Conway Centres Anglesey
Conway Centres Anglesey

Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Art, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

With direct access to the Menai Strait the venue offers both challenging Outdoor Activities & Creative/Performing Arts opportunities. Set in 169 acres there are an extensive range of on-site activities that last 3hrs so are as productive as possible.


YHA Ironbridge Coalport
YHA Ironbridge Coalport

Geography, Human Geography, Science, Physics, History, Industrial, Physical Education, Accommodation Only

In the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, in a small town famous for being the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, we offer two hostels that are ideal for your next residential.

The Hampshire and Cass Foundation Mountain Centre
The Hampshire and Cass Foundation Mountain Centre

Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

Taking full advantage of our location, we deliver a range of real, challenging activities, such as mountain walking, canoeing expeditions and gorge scrambling. These day long activities really promote self-learning. Great for field studies too!

In2Action Grittleton House
In2Action Grittleton House

Physical Education, Sports Centre, Accommodation Only

At In2action we aim to provide your pupils with unique top quality adventure and activity courses, with safety as our highest priority and with an emphasis on enjoyment, education, and self-development.

Mount Cook
Mount Cook

Environmental Geography, Physics, History, Prehistory, Romans, Vikings, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN, Accommodation Only

Mount Cook is a not-for-profit Adventure Centre dedicated to providing exciting outdoor adventurous activities and outdoor learning opportunities for children and young people in the heart of the Peak District.


Action Packed Residential Trips
Action Packed Residential Trips

Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

Woodlands Adventure and Outdoor Learning provides an outdoor education experience to groups of young people. We offer residential, camping and day visits, packaged with a fantastic range of outdoor adventurous activities suitable for everyone

YMCA Bath
YMCA Bath

Geography, Environmental Geography, History, Celts, Romans, Saxons, Georgian, Victorian, Accommodation Only

Situated in the very heart of Bath City Centre, YMCA Bath is in the middle of all major tourist attractions, including: the Roman Baths, Bath Abbey, Royal Crescent and Bath Rugby to name a few. We have a variety of rooms we can offer to your group.

History and Field Studies
History and Field Studies

History, Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only, Romans, Victorian, Fieldstudies

Travel back in time to the Victorian era and Iron Age, discover Malvern's natural spring water, explore the fabulous countryside on a field trip for history, geography and science. PE students can take on the high ropes course or watersports.

Sealyham Activity Centre
Sealyham Activity Centre

Physical Education, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

Residential outdoor activities in the stunning surroundings of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. AALS licensed centre, catering for up to 100 students + teachers.


Crowden Outdoor Education Centre
Crowden Outdoor Education Centre

Citizenship, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Accommodation Only

In the heart of the Peak District, Crowden Outdoor Educational Centre has been working with schools and youth groups since 1979. Creating bespoke outdoor learning opportunities and utilising the natural environment for a real adventure.

Ravensbourne Group Accommodation House
Ravensbourne Group Accommodation House

Accommodation Only, Physical Education

Ravensbourne Group Accommodation House has 11 en-suite bedrooms, semi commercial kitchen and dining room, private garden and drive, wi-fi throughout. Unique space in London for groups, schools and colleges.

Tile Barn Outdoor Centre
Tile Barn Outdoor Centre

Physical Education, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

Our 14 acre site located in the heart of the New Forest National Park offers cost-effective residential trips with a variety of accommodation options (including camping for up to 300!). A range of adventurous activities are on-site too.

Calshot Activities Centre
Calshot Activities Centre

Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

Located on the edge of the Solent - we provide an awe-inspiring setting to take part in some fantastic activities; including indoor skiing, climbing, velodrome cycling and water-sports on the sea! We're great for field studies too.


Marwell Activity Centre
Marwell Activity Centre

Physical Education, Watersports, Accommodation Only, SEN

Marwell Activity Centre specialises in providing great value, exciting and adventurous residential experiences and day trips. With a package that includes flexible accommodation options and a wide range of fun and challenging activities.

YHA Eden Project
YHA Eden Project

Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Design Technology, Physical Education, Accommodation Only

YHA Eden Project is the only onsite accommodation provider for the Eden Project, the most famous education attraction in Cornwall. Ideal for that magic combination of fun and learning, the Eden Project provides a breath-taking environment for pupils.

Open Door Adventure
Open Door Adventure

Citizenship, Geography, Physical Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, Watersports, Accommodation Only

Open Door Adventure is an Outdoor Pursuit Centre set in a stunning North Wales location. 25 acres of forest, our own river, caves & mine in our grounds. 20 on-site activities & all you need for action-packed adventure & just 35 miles from Snowdon!

Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre
Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre

Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, SEN, Accommodation Only

Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre specializes in offering fun packed, mixed programs of outdoor and environmental courses aimed at giving pupils a taster of challenging, exciting and interesting activities that will shape their future memories.


   Outdoor Adventurous Experiences – Residential
Outdoor Adventurous Experiences – Residential

Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, Watersports, Accommodation Only

Engage and develop your students with a residential outdoor adventurous experience over 1 to 5 days, underpinned by military ethos and values. They'll be guided by experienced instructors who'll blend education with inspiration, challenge and fun!

 Ackers Adventure Residential centre
Ackers Adventure Residential centre

Maths, Science, Physics, Biology, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

Ackers Adventure is an Adventurous Activity Centre just 2 miles from the centre of Birmingham. A 75 acre site offering numerous facilities such as climbing walls,ski slope & residential centre, making Ackers a totally unique venue for a school trip.

   Outdoor Adventurous Experiences – Day Visits
Outdoor Adventurous Experiences – Day Visits

Citizenship, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, Watersports, Accommodation Only

Engage and develop your students with an outdoor adventurous experience, underpinned by military ethos and values. They'll be guided by experienced instructors who'll blend education with inspiration, challenge and fun!



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