Established in 1933, Yorkshire Friends Holiday School has grown and changed considerably over the years and now regularly hosts over 100 13-18 year olds each year. Initially it was created to give young Quakers who could not attend a Quaker School such as Ackworth, or The Mount, an opportunity to experience what life was like for a Quaker boarder. Our interactive sessions are a far cry from the ‘lessons’ provided in those days!

YFHS has been held in a number of venues, including those schools mentioned above. Currently it has found its home at Bootham in York, which provides us with excellent accommodation and fantastic facilities.

An archive of historic photos and information can be found in the members section. If you have been a participant before, please contact us for access.

Holiday School 1938
Holiday School 1938
2022Bootham School, YorkHomeHoliday School 2022 Epistle
2021Bootham School, York Together Again1 Day Event
2020Virtual Holiday SchoolVHSHoliday School 2020 Epistle
2019Bootham School, YorkCreative ActionHoliday School 2019 Epistle
2018Bootham School, YorkPeaceHoliday School 2018 Epistle
2017Bootham School, YorkMedia PowerHoliday School 2017 Epistle
2016Bootham School, YorkSocial ActionHoliday School 2016 Epistle
2015Bootham School, YorkLive and LearnHoliday School 2015 Epistle