Exciting holidays at Earby Hostel, come take a look

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If you are looking for an exciting holiday, look no further than Earby Hostel. We’ve curated a list of exciting activities that you could get up to during your stay in Earby. Whether you’re looking for a family friendly adventure or an action packed minibreak we have got you covered. Not to mention some of the more calming pursuits for an altogether more relaxing weekend

For Adventure

While being situated in mild Earby, the Hostel does still have it’s fair share of energetic activities. Climbing, archery and high ropes just to name a few. For high ropes you’ll want to head over to the Raven Tree Top , think go ape (but a lot cheaper!).  Here you’ll find all the usual suspects, perfect for overcoming a fear of heights. From rickety rope bridges to zip lines. A great day out for the family and a perfect start to an exciting holiday.

exciting holiday ideas at Raven tree top Earby

For the climbing and archery side of things there are the folks over at My Expedition Rocks. Whether you’re a beginner fresh off the back of a high ropes course, or know a thing or two they can accommodate you. Yorkshire is no stranger to climbing spots so  you are sure to find something right for you and your group. But if you prefer to keep your feet on solid ground they also offer a good deal of other courses. Previously mentioned archery is always popular, but there are also bushcraft courses to appeal to the Bear Grylls inside you.

Exciting holiday ideas at Earby Hostel

For relaxation

Worry not if you happen to prefer more calming endeavours. The keen walkers amongst you will be aware that the wonderful Pennine Way happens to just be a stroll away. Along which you’ll find a tranquil atmosphere and a whole lot of rambling to get stuck into. There’s also ample opportunity for wildlife enthusiasts to do a bit of spotting on the trail or all around Earby.

Exciting holiday ideas at earby Hostel

There’s also wild swimming to enjoy with a local coach available, and in a similar vein we’ve seen yoga be a popular choice of activity. Or the option of renting the old Grammar school for nominal additional charge to have an indoor room for 20 doing an activity.  But relaxation is a subjective experience, perhaps your idea of a good time is simply enjoying a drink with friends.

We have a local Horsebox bar that can be costed to be in a local location for gin sundowners (Cafe Robso) or a great little van named Marcel who belongs to Suzie of Cobble Kitchen who can park at the Hostel carpark with amazing coffee and afternoon teas.

Cafe Robso Gin bar for your minibreak

These are some suggestions of the things guests have loved in the past but the list isn’t exhaustive, maybe you’d like to go visit some castles or see some of the other amazing sights of Yorkshire. Anything is possible, all you’ve got to do is ask! We can certainly find something that’s right for you.

Our Hostel

Just the place to settle in after the days activities. A cosy living room complete with log burning stove can be a wonderful place to share conversation or read that book you’ve been meaning to get into. Ample room in the dining room for a large family with a well equipped kitchen for the amateur chefs. Bike storage is available, so you can still get out for a early morning cycle.

We are sure you will love Earby and we can’t wait to see you. Exciting holidays start at Earby Hostel.

You can find out more about the places mentioned here;

Raven Tree Top

My Expedition Rocks

Cafe Robso

Cobble Kitchen

About Earby Hostel

Earby Hostel has a long history as a refuge for socialists in the 1920s-1950. Renowned socialist activist Katharine Glasier moved into Glen Cottage in 1922 and after her death in 1950, her friends began a memorial fund which raised enough money to turn the cottages into a hostel. In 1958 the Youth Hostel was officially opened by Katharine’s friend and colleague Miriam Lord.

In 2006 Pendle Council bought the hostel from the Youth Hostel Association and rented it back to them to avoid permanent closure. Ten years later the hostel ownership was transferred to Earby Town Council who set about a plan to ensure the hostel would stay open. Now in early 2019 Matt Oddy and his family have renovated the hostel and welcomed their first guests on 1st April.