Queen Mary's School, Baldersby Park, Topcliffe,
Thirsk, North Yorkshire. YO7 3BZ

Wednesday 4th August - Wednesday 11th August 2021

Hosts: Rev Stewart and Mrs Sarah Taylor (& others) (Tel: 01223 247652, Email: vicar@stphilipschurch.org.uk)

Queen Mary’s School is a girls boarding Prep School on the east side of the A1, (quite like Aysgarth in some ways) on the edge of the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors. Baldersby Park, where the school is situated, is a stunning Grade 1 listed Palladian House set in over 40 acres of parkland in Topcliffe.

Tourist Attractions abound you cannot fail to appreciate the areas beauty. There are over 2,300km of paths and tracks on the North York Moors making it a walker's and cyclist's paradise. The historic towns of York, Helmsley, Ripon, and Thirsk are within reasonable travelling distance with the charming East coast resorts of Scarborough and Whitby within an hours car travel. There are castles, ruined sites and historic houses and beautiful villages: Rievaulx Abbey, Castle Howard, Goathland, Thornton le Heath, North Yorks Railway and Flamingo Land is near Pickering, There are tearooms and ice-cream places where you can sample Yorkshire baking and ice-cream at its best. The holiday is a special opportunity to be in the company of likeminded people and to enjoy this unique larger family experience in the safe space, beautiful surroundings and facilities that the School provides. A unique holiday you will thoroughly enjoy and treasure.
(Leaflets and ideas will be provided).

The main social area will be in the great hall which takes in part of the entrance area and stairs. It is not too disability friendly, any one would require to ascend a flight of stairs to the bedrooms. Food is provided by the school caterers in the dining room. We all can enjoy the locally cooked meals with the luxury of not needing to shop, cook or even wash up afterwards. On site there is plenty to do; open playing fields, small sports hall for badminton, tennis courts, heated indoor swimming pool, chapel, horse riding, wi fi, table tennis. Not to be missed is the W.O.L.F Run - a Water, Obstacle, Land and Forest course. You can easily find a peaceful corner within the grounds to unwind or read that special book.

In the evenings there is time for fellowship and worship together as well as a late evening unwind. The holiday is a special opportunity to be in the company of like-minded people and to enjoy both the space and facilities the School provides in beautiful surroundings.

See the school website for more information


Families will be allocated a room according to the size of their group, singles will be required to share.