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You don't need to travel far to enjoy an amazing holiday, there's plenty of options waiting for you right here in the UK which will take you on an unforgettable experience.
Our collection of UK holidays features a variety of experiences: take a leisurely cruise along the River Thames with one our UK River Cruises, journey rugged coastlines and quaint seaside towns on a UK Rail Holiday, play bridge surrounded by some of the UK's most beautiful rolling countryside or even pick up some new crafting skills with a UK craft retreat.
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Visit Westport House, explore Achill Island, wander Connemara’s Kylemore Abbey and take a cruise on Killary Fjord as you discover Ireland’s breathtaking west coast. Each evening, you’ll relax and play bridge hosted by our experts.
Get to know other stitchers and discover the stunning sights of historic Prague on this stitching holiday centred around the Brno International Quilt Festival.
Head to the heart of charming Harrogate as we tour the historic town and Newby Hall and Gardens on our included excursions.
Enjoy 2 full day hand sewing workshops with expert Pat Archibald (June) or Sallieann Harrison (Oct) and explore the UK’s northeast through tours of the Bowes Museum, Durham Cathedral, and Alnwick Castle and Alnwick Gardens.
Join experts Hazel Tindall and Kathleen Anderson as we discover the breathtaking Shetland Islands, whose past is interwoven with a rich history of wool, textiles and inimitable Fair Isle technique.
Join us for a Bridge holiday on Devon’s English Riviera in the heart of Torquay. You’ll stay in a fantastic location, just 5 minutes from Torquay’s seafront.
Join First for Bridge on the edge of the Cotswolds for this charming countryside Bridge break! With plenty to...
Venture to Ireland and visit the country’s most romantic and beautiful gardens while staying at 4-star hotels; Ballymaloe House Hotel and Parknasilla Hotel, Kerry.
Accompany us to Norfolk, tour the most beautiful gardens and historic homes eastern England has to offer and take in the delightful views of the English countryside. Visit grand gardens and homes such as Hoveton Hall, East Ruston Old Vicarage, Mannington Hall, Blickling Estate, and Sandringham.
Join us in Galway with workshops hosted by Carol Meldrum or Anna Nikipirowicz. Days out explore the rugged Connemara countryside and visit the island of Inis Oírr, home to the traditional style of Aran knitting.
On this unique bridge and heritage rail holiday, enjoy our included excursions as we explore the historic Peak District.
Based in the Warwickshire countryside, this autumn retreat is the ideal opportunity to learn a new skill or indulge in your favourite hobby with Royal School of Needlework tutor, Helen McCook.
Discover the rugged beauty and rich knitting history of the remote Faroe Islands. Under the guidance of local expert, Katrina I Geil, you’ll learn to knit traditional Faroese patterns and beautiful Faroese lace.
Join COUNTRY LIFE contributors Kathryn Bradley-Hole and Kirsty Fergusson on this spellbinding tour of the French Riviera’s finest gardens.
Surrounded by a tranquil backdrop of ancient hills, steep limestone valleys and stark moorland plateaus, journey with us as we explore the romantic gardens of the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales.
On this exclusive *Gardens Illustrated* tour of Dorset, visit exquisite private gardens and feast at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage HQ.
Join us on the fantastic tour of southern India, attend an exclusive textile event designed for our tour group, and experience the world’s oldest and most diverse textile craft traditions.
Visit the gardens of Sussex that are home to, or were created by, artists and examine how these gardens influenced their artwork and vice versa.
For teams who have qualified to play in the EBU Tollemache Finals. Join the English Bridge Union for 1 or 2 nights at the 3-star Charlecote Pheasant Hotel near Stratford-upon-Avon.
Discover the splendour of the English Lake District, one-time home to William Wordsworth, the Lakeland Poets and Beatrix Potter, on this tour of Arts & Crafts houses and gardens.
Learn from our expert Anna Nikipirowicz in her beautiful home country of Poland. As you journey from historic Kraków to picturesque Zakopane, you’ll be inspired by traditional design and crafting techniques.
Discover the colourful history of the Welsh textile industry on this tour, which takes a closer look at Welsh wool and quilting in the picturesque villages of the valleys.
Join Karin Hellaby on this creative escape to East Anglia, taking part in quilting workshops on the Bernina sewing machines and discovering the rich medieval history of Sutton Hoo and silk heritage of Sudbury.
Everything you love about our Craft Sanctuary retreats but at a new venue! Based in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside, this autumn retreat is the ideal opportunity to learn a new skill or indulge in your favourite hobby.
We’re excited to be working with Charlotte Newland, winner of the Great British Sewing Bee 2016, to bring you a fantastic weekend of dressmaking. You’ll leave with a pattern that is customised to you, which you can make over and over again!
Join us for a celebration of the rose, doyenne of the English Garden, as we tour the beautiful county of Shropshire, home of our expert rosarian Michael Marriott.
In the golden afternoon of the year, join our host, *The Times*garden writer Stephen Anderton, on an exclusive exploration of some of the finest gardens of the Cotswolds.
Join us on this unique tour of the Netherlands to explore the works of leading Dutch horticulturists Piet Oudolf, Jaqueline van der Kloet and Robert Broekema alongside the gardens that inspired them.
Join us on this Stitch Yourself Happy retreat which combines the physical and mental health benefits of both knitting and yoga in a wonderfully relaxing retreat.
Join us for a relaxing break in the charming city of Galway with friendly workshops hosted by Julie Dubreux. Days out explore the rugged Connemara countryside and visit the island of Inis Oírr, home to the traditional style of Aran knitting.
Visit County Kerry on an 8-day knitting holiday with Julie Debreux. See Kerry’s famous road ‘the Ring of Kerry’, enjoy a guided tour of Kerry Woollen Mills and many more attractions in addition to 2 and a half knitting workshops with expert Julie Debreux.
Join Janice Gunner on this Northwest England quilting retreat and combine quilting workshops on our Bernina sewing machines with the chance to discover some of Northwest England’s textile history. Visit highlights include the Quilters Guild Museum in York and a gallery tour of the Gawthorpe Textile Collection.
Discover the highlights of the Scottish Highlands as you join Carol Meldrum for a week of knitting workshops and a variety of excursions.
A perfect summer sewing break, combining guided visits to 2 of Sussex’s most beautiful gardens with 2 full-day hand sewing workshops with Carolyn Forster and the opportunity for shopping at two of the region’s most loved craft shops.
Explore vineyards in the Garden of England on this four-day tour, which aims to provide a strong representation of both large and small, family run and corporate wine producers
Experience the vineyards of the great South Downs on this four-day tour. Visit an interesting variety of vineyards aimed at demonstrating the region’s breadth of approach, style and taste varieties, in the company of the highly respected wine writer and critic, Will Lyons.
The Hotel Bella Playa & Spa is proving to be a firm favourite with our First for Bridge guests. We will be returning to this delightful hotel, as our guests love its excellent dining, friendly service, warm atmosphere, and relaxing facilities.
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