Cultural & Creative Study Holidays


How about studying English and exploring historic houses and gardens? Or art gallery visits combined with practical workshops in drawing and painting? Or a study holiday on the theme of Shakespeare, with trips to theatre performances in Stratford-upon- Avon and London? These themed programmes are offered to adults, and itineraries can be customised according your particular interests and abilities. 

Historic houses and gardens

Kentwell Hall, Suffolk

England is famous for its many grand historic houses and glorious gardens. Here in the East of England we are within easy distance of many fine houses, such as nearby Anglesey Abbey, Kentwell Hall in Suffolk, Felbrigg Hall in Norfolk, and Audley End House in Essex. And you may like to take a tour of the Royal gardens at Sandringham, and the famous University of Cambridge colleges

In London, the world - famous Kew Gardens are a fascinating day out.

Your English tuition will be planned around excursions to these and other similar places of interest

One-week course includes:

  • Full-day and half-day guided trips to local historic houses and gardens, Ely Cathedral, Cambridge Colleges and Kew Gardens;

  • All visits accompanied and guided by experienced and knowledgeable guides;

  • 10-12 hours English tuition;

  • Airport transfers (Stansted only);

  • All travel + entry fees.

Kew Gardens, London

English and Creative Study Holiday

If you're an art student, a professional artist or an interested beginner you could combine English lessons with practical workshops. The course will include visits to art galleries and museums in London and Cambridge.

Rosalind Lyons is a professional artist and will direct practical classes as well as conduct guided tours of famous art collections at galleries such as Cambridge's Fitzwilliam Museum and Kettle's Yard, and the Tate and National galleries in London.

One-week course includes:

  • Full-day and half-day guided trips to galleries and museums in London and Cambridge;

  • Practical workshops: examples include painting and drawing, stained-glass, ceramics and textiles;

  • 12-15 hours English tuition;

  • All art materials;

  • Airport transfers (Stansted only);

  • All travel + entry to museums and galleries.


Kettle's Yard, Cambridge

Tate Modern, London

Discover Shakespeare

William Shakespeare is probably the most famous writer in the world and responsible for creating many words and phrases used in the modern English language. As well as  English lessons, see Shakespeare's plays at the famous Globe Theatre in London or an outdoor performance in one of Cambridge University's college gardens.  You can also visit his birthplace and the Royal Shakespeare Company's theatre in Stratford-upon Avon.

The schedule for this programme will depend on time of year and theatre availability, so contact us with your preferred dates.

These study holidays have been designed to suit particular interests - but what do you want? We are happy to plan bespoke study holidays according to individual requirements*, so do get in touch and let us know what you would like to do!

* Fees are based on a minimum group of six people - contact us for price for smaller groups or individuals.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London

Covid-19 and Brexit are continuing to affect our planning for future study holiday programmes, but we will be continually updating our information.

Do get in touch if you have any questions.