Trips are arranged under four exciting, curriculum-linked themes

Imagination and Curiosity – English and the Arts - Exploring the power of imagination and how it can be harnessed to change the world

People and the Planet – Science and Geography - Empowering young people to play an active role in creating a sustainable future

Breakthroughs and Discoveries – STEM and History - Investigating the moments of genius that have enabled humanity to progress

Journeys and Adventures – PSHE & Skills Development - Celebrating the broadening of horizons and stepping outside of your comfort zone

Explore our full range of venues using the search bars and filters below. Not all venues will display until searched.

Loading Venues

Whether you’re walking in Dovedale Valley or visiting top Peak District attractions, this huge Gothic manor is a spellbinding place to stay. Sprawling grounds and plenty of outdoor space make YHA Ilam Hall a fabulous base for schools and groups.

We provide a range of activities for school groups as part of our Discovery package. Those leading their own residential can add our activities to their stay as a half or full-day bolt-on. We are also offer geography activities, delivered by Education Rangers from the Peak District National Park, as half or full-day bolt-on options. There’s lots to do at YHA Ilam Hall, whether you want to challenge your students with orienteering, focus on team building activities, measure endurance on a hike up Thorpe Cloud, hunt for mini-beasts, learn more about the wonders of the Peak District or simply grab an ice cream and visit the famous Dovedale stepping stones.

Don’t forget, if you are looking for help with funding the cost of your trip, you can apply for a bursary!

Venue resources

Risk Assessment PDF 0.12MB Download
Check List PDF 0.13MB Download
Parent Letter Template PDF 0.18MB Download
Amplification Toolkit PDF 0.88MB Download
Journeys & Adventures Content 7-11 ZIP 12.2MB Download
Journeys & Adventures Content 11-14 ZIP 12.2MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download

Looking for a bursary to support your trip?

Not eligible for the discount? Don’t worry, if you are looking for help with costs, you can apply for the Great British School Trip bursary. This can help with the cost of travel or entry tickets to any Great British School Trip partner venue.

Apply for a bursary & book into a YHA venue as normal here.

Venue Details



Ilam, Ashbourne
DE62AZ. England

Opening Hours

Throughout the year