Trips Away


Trips away are an essential part of Tweeddale Youth Action and giving our members opportunities to experience new things travel to new places and meet new people has a profoundly positive impact on raising aspirations and building confidence.

It’s easy to forget that not all young people have parents or guardians with access to a car and many opportunities that some take for granted are not accessible for young people from less well of backgrounds in rural communities like ours.

We programme a wide variety of experiences that educate and inspire young people and trips away over the past couple of years have included:

  • Climate Change conference and residential in London

  • Activity residential in Mull

  • Trips to Alton Towers, Blackpool Pleasure Beach and M&D’s theme parks

  • Enchanted Forest in Pitlochry

  • Ryse trampolining Centre, ten pin bowling and EICA climbing arena

  • Edinburgh Museum and art galleries

  • Jupiter Artland

  • Youth Beatz festival in Dumfries

  • Beach trips to Burnt Island, Pease Bay, Coldingham and Portobello

Feeling challenged to expand horizons, enjoying a shared, collective experience and the feeling of being part of something and belonging means the world to our young people.