Chester Activity Residential

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Combine activity, education, and fun with a YHA Residential trip

Want to challenge your pupils with safe, on-site activities whilst enjoying the sights of the surrounding areas? We’ve got a range of UK-based residential school trips just for you. Designed for Year 6 Pupils to support their transition from Primary to Secondary school, these adventure school trip packages will give them vital experiences away from home that will help them to bond, build their confidence, and support their wellbeing.

Tailor make your school residential trip to suit your needs and budget. Choose from 2 days to 5 days duration, specifying how many days you would like dedicated to the on-site activities and off-site excursions. You can even select from a wide range of activities, to choose what suits your students.

Choose from a number of school activity trip packages taking place at Chester YHA.

Sample Itineraries

Chester 3 Day

Tour Day 1

Morning
Depart school and stop off at Chester Zoo or Blue Planet Aquarium en-route
Afternoon
Late afternoon check in at YHA
Evening
Evening meal at YHA with free time for organised activities

Tour Day 2

Morning
Enjoy a full day of activities of your choice on site at YHA Chester
Evening
After evening meal you can relax in the YHA meeting spaces

Tour Day 3

Morning
Discover life in Roman Chester with a guided tour around the city
Afternoon
Depart Chester for your return journey back to school

Chester 4 Day

Tour Day 1

Morning
Depart school and stop off at Chester Zoo or Blue Planet Aquarium en-route
Afternoon
Late afternoon check in at YHA
Evening
Evening meal at YHA with free time for organised activities

Tour Day 2

Morning
Enjoy a full day of on-site activities of your choice
Evening
Evening meal at YHA with free time in the recreational areas

Tour Day 3

Morning
Full day visit to Chester for guided walking tour
Afternoon
Discover life in Roman Chester at the Deva Roman Discovery Centre
Evening
Evening meal at YHA

Tour Day 4

Morning
Choose from morning activities on site or depart after breakfast for a shopping trip to Cheshire Oaks
Afternoon
Depart Chester for your return journey to school

On Site Activities

On-site activity packages

All YHA in-house activities are delivered by trained, DBS checked staff who are skilled at leading engaging residentials that are tailored to meet the needs of your group.
Designed to support the curriculum of subjects such as PE, Geography, Literacy and PSHE, to name a few, the activities can support all your cross-curricular needs. Activities you can choose from include orienteering, archery, fire lighting, team challenges, shelter building, river dipping, get cooking, bushcraft and even gadget design.

Discovery Activity Package

Create your own package to choose activities that support the focus for your group. For example, team challenges, shelter building and orienteering can be built into your programme to support a focus on communication. Alternatively, archery, fire lighting, and a guided walk can support a focus on personal achievement. Take a look at the range of activities to choose from here.

Classic Multi Activity

Challenge and engage your students through practical PE based activity with our multi-activity package, offering a mix of on-site activities that make the most of the great outdoors, suitable for all abilities. These morale boosting, team building activities are designed to provide a genuine sense of achievement, whilst giving every member of your group the adventure of a lifetime. More information here.

Alex Rider Mission Briefing

Give your students the chance to become Special Agents for two days with a package based on the bestselling Alex Rider books by Mark Anthony Horowitz. Their mission will include orienteering, team building archery and an assault course. These thrilling sessions are led by the YHA experts and cover a range of curriculum content: literacy, numeracy, geography, and PE. Find out more here.

ACTIVITY PACKAGE NEED TO KNOWS

  • All of our in-house activities are delivered by trained, DBS checked staff who are skilled at leading engaging residentials that are tailored to meet the needs of your group.
  • This package is suitable for cross-curricular learning by making the most of our amazing hostel surroundings.
  • We actively encourage teachers to participate in all of our activities to help enhance teacher-pupil relations.

Off Site Excursions

Chester

Take a guided walking tour of this beautiful walled city and you will discover the city's most important Roman-era landmarks. You’ll discover the Chester Roman Amphitheatre, the Chester Roman Gardens, will stroll its city walls, and will learn entertaining stories about its history as you go.

Chester Zoo

You can spend time in the most visited zoo in the UK, discovering their beautiful animals and habitats. Chester Zoo is also a conservation and education charity that is committed to preventing extinction. You can pre-book a themed educational workshop for during your visit such as 'preventing extinction', 'love it for longer' and 'evolution lions'. 

Blue Planet Aquarium

This captivating underwater world is home to more than 100 living displays, as well as one of Europe’s largest collections of sharks. Find out about these animal habitats and what risks they face, discover the exotic freshwater fish of South America in the Flooded Forest, explore the Coral Cave full of colourful and exotic fish and take a wander through the 71m long shark tunnel watch as a kaleidoscope of sharks and fish swim over your head.

Deva Roman Discovery Centre

In this living history experience your pupils will be transported back to the time of the Romans, where they will travel across the sea to the North of Brittania, to the Roman Fortress of Deva. Once they have arrived and boarded a ship the children will learn why the Romans invaded Britain and built the fortress of Deva and what it was like to live in Chester as a Roman Soldier nearly 2000 years ago. There will be ports to explore, streets to walk down, a hospital, a Roman bath, an amphitheatre and plenty of hands-on activities.

Sick To Death

The gory story of medicine through time. This family friendly interactive experience introduces you to the grim reaper, takes you down 'diagnosis alley', will fascinate you with the magic of potions and takes you into the 'turdis' time travelling toilet. If your pupils are fans of Horrible Histories then this could be for you. 

Cheshire Oaks

A great shopping experience where you will find a huge range of stores, restaurants and cafes

YHA Trafford Hall Chester

Situated just outside the city centre of Chester, YHA Chester Trafford Hall was originally built in 1756 and combines the grandeur of a glorious Georgian house with modern, sustainable facilities.

Guests can make full use of shared spaces in the hall, including a spacious lounge, dining area and fun games room. There is also a drying room and as well as a meeting rooms upstairs.

All private and dorm rooms are en-suite. There are also 14 acres of organic grounds complete with nature walks and landscaped gardens to explore.

This hostel is perfectly located for exploring the many attractions of rural Cheshire or getting to know the historic walled city of Chester.