Combine your favourite hobby with a UK holiday

05 March 2021

Whether you’re wanting to indulge in your passion or you’re looking to learn a new skill, there’s plenty of choices to combine your favourite hobby with a beautiful location. From cooking and surfing lessons to improving your handicap, here are our favourite UK destinations to inspire your creativity and improve your skills.

Cooking in Hampshire


Voted the "Best Hotel in the British Isles”, Chewton Glen is the perfect choice to touch upon your cooking skills. Spoil yourself with an indulgent trip and enjoy learning about food and cooking in a relaxing environment. Enjoy a pleasant stroll through the gardens into the cookery school as you spend your day at your exclusive workstation, seated around the Chef Tutor’s station, where you will learn new cookery skills, before creating your own masterpiece. For those looking to extend their stay choose from a range of activities on offer at the hotel including a nine-hole golf course, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, jogging tracks and a gym.

Where to stay: Chewton Glen, Hampshire

Surfing in Cornwall

Located in North Cornwall, this boutique hotel is just a few steps from Cornwall’s best surfing beaches. If you are looking to learn how to do a cutback and a foam climb or maybe you’re a beginner and you’d just like to learn how to stand up on a surfboard, The beach at Bude is the ideal setting to enhance your surfing skills. After a long day of surfing, indulge in fresh local food at the beach restaurant or unwind at the beach bar and soak up the views.

Where to stay: The Beach at Bude, Cornwall

Golfing in Scotland

Blessed with superb turf and a climate that allows all-year-round golf, Gullane is a dream come true for golf enthusiasts. The county is home to the world-famous Muirfield course, which on many occasions has hosted major International and National championships as well as the Open Championship. Golfers will be spoilt for choice with a range of high-quality golf courses in the surrounding area, including excellent North Berwick and Gullane courses. If golf isn’t up your street, there’s plenty on offer in the local village which is just a 10-minute walk from The Bonnie Badger.

Where to stay: The Bonnie Badger, East Lothian

Cycling in Cumbria

Cumbria is one of the UK’s finest cycling areas and there is no finer way to explore the great outdoors and take in some of Britain’s most spectacular scenery than by bike. Brownber Hall is a modern take on the quintessential British country home - the perfect way to enjoy the breath-taking views on two wheels. For the more experienced cyclist, Cumbria offers the most amazing road riding experiences and for those simply looking for a leisurely bike ride the Brownber Hall has a handful of hybrid bikes available for guests to rent and recommended cycling routes.

Where to stay: Brownber Hall, Cumbria

Ready to learn a new skill on your next holiday? Get in touch with your Travel Counsellor today to create your perfect getaway.

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