Northeast holiday at Queen Mary’s
Our holiday at Queen Mary’s is in a picturesque area of North Yorkshire. It is based at Queen Mary’s School near Topcliffe which is a Christian girls’ boarding school during the rest of the year.
There are excellent facilities at Queen Mary’s including their fantastic swimming pool.
It is very close to lots of local attractions which makes days out even better, although journeys are long enough for a good old coach sing-a-long.
The catchment area for Queen Mary’s is usually centred around Middlesbrough, Stockton, Darlington and Newcastle, although we have accepted children from other surrounding areas too (within 40 minutes of Middlesbrough).
Our volunteers are amazing people who come from a variety of backgrounds, teachers, nurse, doctors, physios to name just a few of the many talents brought to the holiday, and all with an enthusiastic and caring nature.
Recent activities have included…
- Treasure hunt
- Big Sheep Little Cow farm
- Ice cream parlour
- Cold cooking
- Arts and crafts
- Helicopter visit
- Total Wipeout
- Uncle Mal the magician
- Talent show
The Newman Trust really does enhance the lives of the disabled children who attend.
The experience was extremely important to my son – thank you both and to all the team again, and to his helper who he adored spending time with!
When my son talks about the holiday his little face lights up.
As a family we gratefully appreciate all you have done for us. It takes special people to do something like that and you are up there with the best.
My daughter was with a group of very caring, friendly and hard-working staff who helped her to have a very memorable holiday.
This whole experience has helped [my daughter] to grow in confidence and has been a real boost to her social skills.