Special interest holidays & activity breaks

For those who love trying out new things, HF Holidays is well-versed in designing holidays that enrich and excite. Whether it’s art, music, cycling, yoga, Pilates, cooking, reading, or bridge that appeals, our fabulous range of special interest holidays will get you learning a new skill – or improving on one.

On our special interest holidays and activity breaks in the UK, you’ll stay on a full board basis at one of our characterful country houses. We’ve got cosy Victorian manors, elegant Georgian mansions, converted granaries and farmhouses, lakeside hideaways, and more – all of which are located in some of Britain’s best-loved national parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Led by expert tutors, you’re assured teaching and guidance as well as ample time to practice and improve your technique. These breaks are not only a great way to meet like-minded people but can also help ignite lifelong passions for new hobbies and interests.

Alongside our special interest and activity holidays in the UK, we also offer fabulous sightseeing tours and cultural experiences across the UK and Europe.

Start your search here for a UK activity holiday or one of our cultural activity holidays in Europe, and find a break that sparks your imagination, maximises your creativity, and connects you with new people. But best of all, it combines a stunning location with something you’re passionate about.

Art holidays

Art Holidays

Paint or sketch in peaceful surroundings
Book club weekends

Book Club Weekends

Explore texts and discuss story ideas
Creative writing

Creative Writing

Build on your skills, style, and confidence
Explore nature breaks

Explore Nature Holidays

Discover the UK’s rich wildlife
Mind & body holidays

Mind & Body Holidays

Yoga or Pilates for mental and physical well-being
Board game breaks

Board Game Breaks

Fun and games guaranteed
Cooking & walking holidays

Cooking & Walking Holidays

Food & wine in stunning locations
Cycling holidays

Cycling holidays

Pedal your way across the planet


A touch of Christmas magic
Navigation skills holidays

Navigation Skills Holidays

Reading a map, using a compass, and more
Bridge holidays

Bridge Holidays

Every level of experience welcome
Craft holidays

Craft Holidays

Connect with like-minded crafting folk
Discovery Tours

Discovery Tours

A fabulous mix of sights and activities
Making music holidays

Making Music Holidays

Connecting through the power of song
Singing holidays

Singing Holidays

A fun way to challenge your vocal chords