Our holidays are short adventure breaks for young people aged between 7-13, from the Quakers in Yorkshire area.  They are a chance for young people to meet together, get to know each other and spend time away from their family in a Quaker group.

Where? Nell Bank, Denton Road, Ilkley, LS29 0DE.

When? 2 nights. Friday 8th  to Sunday 10th June 2018

Who? Children aged 7-13

What does it cost? £50 (£40 for the second child)

What happens on the holidays?   They are a mixture of doing things with the whole group and having time to relax in small groups.  We spend a lot of time outdoors, exploring the local area, going for walks, playing games. We sing, dance, make things, have stories and tell jokes. We have a Meeting for Worship and short quiet times each day.   Everyone helps to lay the tables, wash up and clear away after meals.  Sleeping is in boys/ girls dormitories.

At Nell Bank we will be trying out some of the activities offered on the site as well as the usual walking, games and indoor activities. If you would like further information on Nell Bank please refer to their website www.nellbank.com

Who’s running the holidays?    The gatherings are planned by the Quakers in Yorkshire Junior Holidays Committee. They are normally staffed by up to eight adult volunteers and older teenage volunteers. There will be both men and women helpers on every holiday.

Children with specific needs: We wish to welcome all children to our holidays.  It is essential that we know well in advance what children’s needs are so that we can plan ahead and make sure that each child has a safe and happy time.  Please bear in mind that our volunteers do not necessarily have specialist training, though they are usually parents or people with experience of working with children at Quaker events.  If you child has additional support at school it would be useful if you could tell us what that is so we can plan accordingly. Please feel free to telephone Bronwen Alty (01924 372534) to talk about things before you book.

Further information and booking forms can be obtained from Bronwen Alty on bronwenalty@gmail.com , 07843 485645 or 01924 372534.