Hostelling Scotland

Festive Fun Project

Have a Christmas break to remember!

In order to spread a little festive cheer this winter, Hostelling Scotland is running its Festive Fun project. Young people and families across Scotland can receive a weekend break in one of three city youth hostels, see the Christmas lights and even enjoy a fabulous Christmas show, all for free!  For this project, we wish to support young people and families who wouldn’t otherwise be able to have a short break away.

What's included?

  • 2 nights’ accommodation in a private ensuite room in a Youth Hostel, including breakfast and packed lunch, free tickets to a Christmas show, and up to £10 per participant to cover travel costs.  (Participants can choose to stay for only 1 night if they prefer.)

In Edinburgh, Festival Theatre has kindly donated tickets for “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” In Glasgow, The Tron Theatre has kindly donated tickets for “Cinderfella” and In Inverness, Eden Court Theatre have kindly donated tickets for “Beauty and the Beast”

When / Where?

  • Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel Friday 29th and Saturday 30th November (with the show on Friday 29th November at 2.30 pm)

  • Inverness Youth Hostel staying Friday 6th and Saturday 7th December (with the show on Saturday 7th December Time 1 pm or 5 pm)

  • Glasgow Youth Hostel staying Friday 6th and Saturday 7th December (with the show on Saturday 7th December at 7.30 pm)

Criteria

We wish to support families and young people living in Scotland who wouldn’t otherwise be able to have this experience

  • Families can be any size from 1 adult and 1 child to up to 6 members. Young people need to be aged 16 to 25 and can take 1 guest.
  • Participants will need to arrange their own travel to the Youth Hostel however we can provide information on the hostel location, and directions.
  • Participants will need to meet any other additional costs including for evening meals (there is a self-catering kitchen in each hostel) and for any travel costs above £10 per person.

How to Apply

We are approaching charities and youth groups to reach families and young people. However, families and young people can also apply directly by completing the online form and we will then be in touch.

Apply Now

If you have any questions please contact Lois at yvemanager@hostellingscotland.org.uk or phone 01786 891 325.

Deadline

Get your applications in by the deadline of Monday 11th November!!

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