Special Interest Holidays

Although we are known for our award-winning walking holidays, we also operate a range of exciting small group Special Interest holidays in the UK and Europe where you can indulge in a hobby or satisfy your natural curiosity on a cultural tour. We’ve been operating special interest holidays for more than 60 years, and know the ingredients that go in to a great break, from hand-picked activity leaders to special accommodation, either in our own country houses or at specially selected partner hotels.

We have a holiday for every hobby and cater for special interests from gardening and cooking to playing bridge and practicing Yoga. We also offer Discovery Tours where the focus is on sightseeing. There are cycling holidays through our partner Saddle Skedaddle as well. The over-arching themes on all these holidays though are that they’re fun and sociable, with the opportunity to meet like-minded people while you indulge an interest.

Art & Craft Holidays

Art & Craft Holidays

From pen & pastels to oil & watercolours
Bridge Holidays

Bridge Holidays

From beginner to advanced level
Cooking & Walking Holidays

Cooking & Walking Holidays

Authentic cookery classes in incredible locations
Cycling Holidays

Cycling HOlidays

With our partner Saddle Skedaddle
Dancing Holidays

Dancing Holidays

From ballroom to Latin, circle & folk dancing
Explore Nature Breaks

Explore Nature HOlidays

Birds and butterflies and wildflowers, oh my!
Making Music Holidays

Making Music Holidays

Ukulele, harmonica, orchestra & more
Mind & Body Holidays

Mind & Body Holidays

Wellness breaks
Navigation Skills

Navigation SKills Holidays

Learn to use a map & compass
Photography Holidays

Photography Holidays

Landscapes & wildlife through a lens
Singing Holidays

Singing Holidays

From choral & gospel to classical & pop
Discovery Tours

Discovery Tours

Cultural tours & sightseeing
Garden Tours

Garden Tours

Discover the best gardens in the UK & Europe
Heritage Tours

Heritage Tours

History, art, literary & other themed tours
Music Festival Holidays

Music Festival Holidays

From opera to Gilbert & Sullivan
Literature Festival Holidays

Literature Festival Holidays

From Cheltenham to Hay-on-Wye
Literary Holidays

LIterary Holidays

Walks in the footsteps of authors & poets