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Fancying a hostelling holiday with the kids? Our hostel network is more family-friendly than ever before, with hidden gems like YHA Boggle Hole offering unique on-site adventures that little ones will love. Our range of affordable breaks will help introduce your loved ones to incredible experiences in England and Wales, all within walking distance of the hostel.

YHA Boggle Hole

YHA Boggle Hole exterior

First up is a firm family favourite, YHA Boggle Hole. Located near Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay, this property will delight and inspire you, with its treasure trails, stunning sea views and wooded grounds for kids to explore.

Give rock pooling, fossil hunting and sandcastle building a try, all a stone’s throw away from the hostel. If cycling is more your thing, take a leisurely bike ride along the National Cycle Route 1 or the North Sea trail which starts 10 minutes away. Suitable for even the littlest of legs and abilities. We’re sure you’ll have a wheelie good time.

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YHA Ironbridge Coalport

YHA Ironbridge Coalport exterior

If you have some history lovers in the family, YHA Ironbridge Coalport is the place for you. The hostel is positioned within the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, home to 10 family-friendly museums, littered with industrial archaeology and filled with delicious places to grab a bite to eat or a drink.

There’s so much to see and do, you’ll want to visit again and again.

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YHA National Forest

YHA National Forest exterior

If you’re looking for an adventure-filled family break, look no further than YHA National Forest. This Derbyshire gem is next door to Conkers visitor centre. There are 120 acres of charming woodlands, lakes, ponds and play areas to explore, as well as an 18- stage Activity Trail challenge with high and low ropes, zip wire and climbing walls to let loose on. Inside, there’s a 4D cinema, the Enchanted Play Zone and over 100 fascinating, interactive exhibits. The possibilities are endless at Conkers.

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YHA Manorbier

YHA Manorbier exterior

With splendid sea views and access to stunning coastal paths and sandy beaches from its clifftop location, YHA Manorbier is a great spot for a Welsh seaside family holiday. For a brood with older kids, take the plunge into surfing. You’ll find some of the best swells just a short walk away from the hostel. For a bigger surf, Freshwater West is a short drive away and the nearby surf school can provide equipment and lessons.

Or if you would like to go on a family expedition and discover the wonders of the beautiful surroundings, head to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. The trail runs straight past the hostel door and boasts some truly amazing views. It’s one not to miss!

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YHA London St Pancras

YHA London St Pancras exterior

YHA London St Pancras is at the heart of England’s capital with plenty to see and do, making it a great spot for a family city break. Get up close and personal with more than 150 lifelike figures of your favourite celebrities or get captivated by the amazing experiences, including the new Marvel Universe in 4D at Madame Tussauds. 

You could also pay a visit to London Zoo — home to over 750 species of animals, including lions and lizards, monkeys and meerkats, birds and butterflies.

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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 livemore.yha.org.uk and SEO. Her favourite YHA is YHA Perranporth.

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