6 Staycation Ideas for the Summer from YHA

YHA share 6 ideas to have a fantastic summer 

Are you in need of some summer inspiration? Fear not! Our partners at the Youth Hostel Association have curated 6 ways to have an amazing summer in England and Wales. Even better, if you want to stay close to the action, YHA have rooms available from £29 per night at each of the locations featured.

So there’s no excuse to miss out on making the most of the sunshine!


1. Journey into Space at the Eden Project

© Copyright Pam Brophy

27th July – 3rd September

Discover the wonders of the universe at the iconic Eden Project this summer. From exploring the solar system to training to be an astronaut at the Space Academy, exploring strange new worlds has never been so fun!

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Stay at YHA Eden Project


2. Learn to surf in Cornwall

© Copyright Andy F

Anytime, booking required

If you’ve always fancied learning to epically carve a wave while it’s firing without wiping out (dude), there’s no better place to start than the beautiful shore of Newquay. Wave’s Surf School gets rave reviews; well worth a look!

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Stay at YHA Treyarnon Bay


3. Walk the Pembrokeshire Coast Path

© Copyright Mike Williams


Stretching 186 miles along some of the most incredible coastal scenery in Britain, it’s no surprise that this long distance trail is known as one of the best in the world. Completing the whole walk in one go can take up to 15 days, although even if you only walk a small section you’re certain to be rewarded with spectacular views and beautiful displays of plants and wildlife.

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Stay at YHA Manorbier


4. Climb a mountain (and have a coffee)

© Copyright Jeff Buck

Free (not the coffee)

As the highest peak in Wales and England, Mount Snowdon really is the crowning jewel of Snowdonia. Conquering this mountain need only be as difficult as you want it to be; choose one of the six different trails to hike your way to the top, or for a more leisurely trip try the Snowdon Mountain railway. Whichever way you reach the summit, treat yourself to a coffee in the visitor centre while admiring the stunning views.

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Stay at YHA Snowdon Llanberis

5. Explore a cave

© Copyright Stephen Horncastle


Hidden beneath the little peak of Castle Crag beside the river Derwent is something just a bit special. Millican Dalton’s Cave was home to the man of the same name in the 1930s, after he had given up his home and job in London to go in search of adventure. A teetotal, pacifist vegetarian in a wide-brimmed Tyrolean hat, he became a local walking and climbing guide and self-styled ‘Professor of Adventure’. Walk in his footsteps and discover your own adventure in Cumbria!

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Stay at YHA Borrowdale


6. Summer Festivals  with a difference

From Free

No summer is complete without spending some time in the great outdoors listening to some really amazing music. If you’ve tired of the usual festivals, there are some pretty interesting alternatives. Liverpool’s International Music Festival mixes big names with up and coming artists, and with this year’s theme being ‘Remember the Times’, there will be something for everyone with a journey through decades of musical evolution.

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Stay at YHA Liverpool

For a full list of places to stay around the UK from £29 per room, click here

Working Together

At GO Outdoors we’re happy to be working in partnership with YHA to bring fans of the outdoors some fantastic discounts.

Member of YHA? You get an EXTRA 10%* off in standard Discount Card prices at GO Outdoors with your membership. Partnership details