Residential school trips
- Walking distance to Eden
- Suitable for school groups
- Residential activity packages available
YHA Eden Project is the most convenient place to stay for your school trip to Eden and also provides a great base for your exploration of the wider Cornwall area.
School trips to Eden
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Staying in our Youth Hostel is a unique experience for your students - it is made from shipping containers, in keeping with our ethos of sustainable living. It has 174 beds in 58 modern en-suite bedrooms, and we welcome school groups of all sizes. Our comfortable rooms are equipped with all the conveniences you expect from YHA and more. Find out more about the hostel.
The children were just awe struck by their first sight of the Biomes and their experiences inside, over the week, mean they'll carry with them a wealth of knowledge they'll use throughout the year and beyond.
Teacher from Meadowfield School
Residential education packages
For maximum flexibility you can design your own stay. Combine YHA’s amazing accommodation with your choice from Eden’s School Workshops and Challenges, and add an Eden Evening session to complete the adventure. It’s suitable for any age of students with our fabulous full-board option available for groups of 20 or more.
Here’s what we offer:
1. School Workshops
Inspirational, curriculum-based two-hour workshops designed for students from Foundation stage right up to A Level. They take in our fantastic site and are delivered by our expert team. Browse the Workshops.
2. Eden Challenges
Especially designed for YHA groups, these three-hour Eden Challenges allow a little more time for deeper learning, practical activity and team-focussed challenges, ranging from fire skills to den building. Browse the Challenges.
3. Eden Evenings
These unique events give groups the fantastic opportunity to get on site once the Project is closed to the public – including inside the Rainforest Biome at night. Browse the Evenings.
Most of our Workshops cost £5.80 per pupil, with a minimum charge of £116 per group (includes VAT). Challenges and Evenings cost £8.25 per pupil, with a minimum charge of £165 per group (includes VAT). The maximum group size for all our sessions is 35.
The children had a wonderful time, the staff and workshops were fantastic, the food was fabulous; the organisation excellent.
Teacher from Troon CP School, Cornwall
Book your stay
Book your room and education packages via the schools section of the YHA's website, mentioning which Workshops, Challenges or Evenings you’d like to include.
Bursaries for disadvantaged children
Would any of your pupils benefit from a part-funded YHA trip? Breaks for Kids is a charitable fund that YHA operates to help children from financially disadvantaged backgrounds, when they take part in a school group break away. Funding is available for children whose families are in receipt of income support or housing benefit and those children who receive free school meals.
Free familiarisation weekends for teachers
Teachers are invited to come and stay at YHA Eden Project to find out about Eden’s residentials for schools, on 14-15 or 21-22 January 2017. The weekend includes:
- An introduction to Eden’s schools programme
- Accommodation in a private room
- Up to four people per organisation (families welcome)
- Free entrance to Eden Project
- Free ice skating session
- Discounted adventure activities with Hangloose
We had a brilliant couple of days with you, the pupils thoroughly enjoyed the activities and learnt so much. The whole experience was simply fantastic and I would recommend the trip wholeheartedly to any school thinking of doing the same.
Teacher from Ysgol Eirias, Conway
It really has been a once in a lifetime experience for us all.
Teacher from Morgan’s Vale and Woodfalls CE Primary School