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Best places for activity school trips

School trips are a great way for pupils to enjoy a unique learning experience outside a classroom environment. School trips are not only good fun, but they allow pupils to interact and immerse themselves in a practical way. This is surely best achieved through the first-hand experience offered by an activity school trip. Here are a few of the best places for an activity school trip in the UK…


At YHA Conwy, our Multi-Activity Package combines YHA-led activities with more adventurous off-site sessions delivered by our accredited partners Pro-Active Adventure. Activities include; team challenges, archery, canoeing and much more. All hands-on experiences at great value for money prices.

Grinton Lodge

For school groups staying at the YHA Grinton Lodge, we can offer our new Multi-Activity package, which includes guided walks across the moors, local history and geography sessions, archery, shelter building, fire lighting and orienteering. You can also enjoy more adventurous sessions including abseiling, climbing, rafting and other adrenaline fuelled challenges delivered by our expert partners at High Adventures.


At YHA Okehampton, our on-site activities can include archery, bush craft, low ropes course, orienteering, climbing wall, cycle tours, team building exercises and night walks/navigation challenges. Off site, our many venues ensure the finest locations for rock-climbing, gorge-scrambling, abseiling, canoeing, raft- building and weaselling, and include themed water sports that combine several activities in one experience


At YHA Ravenstor, we offer a number of activities on site for school groups to take part in and the hostel grounds are perfect for activities such as archery, orienteering, shelter building, fire lighting and a number of team challenge activities, or for the more adventurous, climbing and caving locally, not to mention an incredible abseil of a nearby viaduct, part of the Monsal Trail. All activities are demonstrated by experienced and trained staff, so we can assure you that all school groups are in safe hands.

 The activity school groups will be guided through the basic skills required, enabling participants to experience the adrenaline rush as they push their personal boundaries and their confidence grows. Combining skill and strength, they will come away with a sense of satisfaction and a taste for adventure. We work with the leaders to ensure that the programme, venue and content are all adjusted to optimise both the group and individual learning opportunities.

We can also work to provide accessible adventures for all – any group can add on some activity inputs to enhance their stay. Our accommodation and many activities are accessible to groups or individuals with significant learning and/or physical disabilities.

 Package prices from £65 per person per night (exc VAT). Prices are based on a two-night stay and include full board meals, accommodation and activities.

 Interested in booking a YHA Multi-Activity package? Visit our Groups website to find out more.

Written by Ruby Higton

Here is Ruby and she is a digital marketer at YHA. She looks after all things social media, as well as content writing for and SEO. Her favourite hostel is YHA Perranporth.

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