We regularly welcome educational groups at all levels from first and primary schools on activity breaks to High Schools, University groups and the U3A, studying specialist subjects such as the Natural Environment, Geology, Geography, Archaeology, and Christian Heritage.
We are a completely safe and secure venue that has a 24 hour reception that is on hand at all times, and our three star hostel rating has full disability access throughout.
Wooler Hostel is perfectly situated for your school residential trip. We can offer an assortment of activities that are suitable across all Key Stages, and a food and drink menu that will suit the ages and purpose of your groups. Primary, Middle, and Senior Schools are all welcome at the Hostel, and can guarantee an adventurous and energetic time in Northumberland, from canoeing to archaeology and walking to bouldering there are a range of activities on offer just a stone's throw from the hostel. Leap through the fountains at Alnwick Garden, and visit the seals and puffins on the Farne Island boat trips. Not forgetting the broomstick flying lessons at Alnwick Castle; become Harry Potter in one afternoon!
For Higher Education, students can enjoy the spacious accommodation, and the sociable atmosphere created within the hostel. The dining room area offers peace and relaxation, and also a lively and friendly atmosphere for the end of busy days. Wi-Fi is available throughout the Youth Hostel, making it easy for students to send those few vital emails, or catch up on events online. Wooler itself offers local cafés and pubs that provide reasonably priced food that is made locally, and promises satisfaction. Being on the doorstep of The Cheviots, a walk with spectacular views and wildlife is never far away! Local destinations also include the coastal town of Berwick Upon Tweed, and market town Alnwick, home to Barters Books; one of the largest second hand bookshops in the U.K.
There are also many educational opportunities to be had. In particular, September 2013 marks the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden, the battle that led to the death of 15,000 Scots and English soldiers including the Scottish King James IV.
A popular destination for archaeology and geography students, grow in your profession by taking advantage of the landscape before you, and with such historical sites as Lindisfarne Priory and Hadrian's Wall under an hour away, we invite you to come and explore our county's rich history.
"'Great Base For Walkers' – An excellent base for exploring the Cheviots and the National Park. Wooler advertises itself as the "gateway to the Cheviots" and if you explore the nearby hills and valleys you can see why. It lies on the St Cuthbert's Way so is often used by people walking this route."