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Established in 1919, Oakley Holidays is a registered charity organised on a voluntary, not-for-profit basis, and run to provide opportunities for young people primarily aged 12-18.

Holidays for up to 100 people are held during school Easter and Summer breaks and last for one week. We currently hire the facilities of The Downs, Malvern Preparatory School in

Our aims:


  • To provide an affordable holiday for young people.

  • To encourage young people to take part in sporting activities, to promote healthy exercise, and to learn to balance competition with a sporting attitude.

  • To provide an environment in which individual potential can be encouraged and leadership skills developed.

  • To provide opportunities for young people to discuss issues of a social and spiritual nature, and issues of contemporary concern, in a relaxed, informal and non-prejudicial atmosphere.

  • To provide a network of opportunities for young people to remain in touch with each other and with the issues raised during the holidays.

  • To encourage young people to be full and active members of the community, at school, college, university and in the wider world.

  • To encourage young people to develop an understanding of the wider world and the implications for them as future citizens.

Our Purpose

The charity's objectives are to benefit children aged 12-18 through their leisure time activities, specifically through the provision of holidays, so as to develop their physical, mental and spiritual well-being, in order that they may grow to full maturity as individuals and members of society.

Our History

Oakley Holidays traces its origins to a series of Sunday Meetings which began in 1900. These meetings were the ideas of a group of boys from St. Paul's School in London who wished to promote a greater understanding of the Christian message.

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