Creative holidays

Best photography kit for a beginner: advice from professional photographer, Mike

Best photography kit for a beginner: advice from professional photographer, Mike

As we all know, taking on a new hobby can be overwhelming at times, when you don’t know where to start or how to prepare. We asked our experienced host Mike Southon, who runs incredible photography courses in France, for some insight into photography, along with a few questions to help […]

by November 10, 2017 Creative holidays, Travel advice
Our holidays make up 12% of The Telegraph’s 25 life-changing holidays

Our holidays make up 12% of The Telegraph’s 25 life-changing holidays

It’s not everyday you make it on The Telegraph’s list of 25 holidays that could change your life — but today, we made it three times over! We are so pleased to have been chosen for spots 1, 12 and 21 with some of our best activity holidays. Here’s the rundown: #1: […]

Last minute Halloween costume ideas inspired by activity travel

Last minute Halloween costume ideas inspired by activity travel

While autumn hails the start of three months of copious amounts of food and beverage consumption, it also means Halloween and the all-important costume that accompanies it. Maybe you had intentions of planning and buying your Halloween costume early, but are now left scrambling last minute for something to wear. […]

by October 25, 2017 Creative holidays, Travel advice
Guest review: Marian relives her photography hero holiday in France

Guest review: Marian relives her photography hero holiday in France

Marian left a stunning review about her recent Photography Hero holiday with hosts Don and Trish in the French countryside. She willingly set up a phone interview for us so we could get the inside story and lush details on her experience: Why did you choose this activity? Photography has been […]

Guest review: Sarah’s first solo photography holiday in Dordogne, France

Guest review: Sarah’s first solo photography holiday in Dordogne, France

Sarah has done plenty of holidays with her friends in the past; this time, she wanted a solo trip that would allow her to focus on improving her photography. As she had done a night photography course in the past, she wanted a week to tie everything together with theory and practise. […]

Guest review: Peter relives his photography holiday experience in Andalucia, Spain

Guest review: Peter relives his photography holiday experience in Andalucia, Spain

Peter, an avid photographer in his free time, is no stranger to photography holidays; he is always looking for good-value holidays and new inspiration and tips. This holiday with hosts Paul and Vikki was his third one, and he left an outstanding review, so we got in touch to find out […]

by September 30, 2017 Creative holiday guest reviews, Creative holidays
Using the sea and sky as inspiration for incredible watercolours

Using the sea and sky as inspiration for incredible watercolours

Starting October 3rd, you can join Alison Cotton in Kalymnos, Greece, for a one-week painting holiday in the island sun. Alison focuses her painting courses on helping artists gain confidence and find their creative voice no matter their level of experience, and she’s extremely excited to be doing it in […]

by September 3, 2017 Our artists
Guest review: Tania shares her painting holiday experience in Andalucia

Guest review: Tania shares her painting holiday experience in Andalucia

Tania wanted a painting holiday that was suitable for watercolour beginners, in an inspiring location that would allow her to be independent, but have the luxury of not having to plan everything. Weeks later, she found herself talking to someone in her painting class who was looking for the exact same […]

This painting holiday in Tuscany should be your next getaway

This painting holiday in Tuscany should be your next getaway

Sleep in a traditional Italian farmhouse and wake up to the stunning Tuscan countryside. This painting holiday’s itinerary will have you dreaming of unleashing your creativity under the Tuscan sun.

by May 23, 2017 Creative holidays
Excitement growing for Greek painting holiday

Excitement growing for Greek painting holiday

From May 20 to 27, Debbie Hinks will capture the essence of Greek life as she tutors our Painting Holiday in Greece. Using pastel, charcoal, ink and watercolour, artists and wannabe artists can join Debbie on the Greek island of Kalymnos to learn the basics or advance your painting skills. […]

by May 2, 2017 Our artists
Experience your own Big Painting Challenge

Experience your own Big Painting Challenge

The newly-launched BBC One’s The Big Painting Challenge – or as we fondly call it, the Great British Paint Off – follows 10 fresh painters as they compete to be Britain’s newest amateur artistic star. It’s inspiring the nation to pick up their easels and brushes and let their creative spirits free. While the […]

by April 13, 2017 Creative holidays, Travel advice
A gorgeous, new destination to paint in France

A gorgeous, new destination to paint in France

Gascony is one of the most beautiful regions of France, making it an ideal place to visit for artists looking to bring the world to life on canvas. Because of its enchanting landscapes and local vibrancy, we are excited to announce a new partnership with a French painting school in this […]

by March 8, 2017 Creative holidays
February’s special offers: Creative Holidays

February’s special offers: Creative Holidays

Each month, we’ll bring you our shiniest, newest, and best special offers on our favourite creative holidays. Find February’s roundup of special offers below: Painting and drawing holiday (or short break) in Paleros, Greece – 10% off The deal: 10% off all 2017 dates Deal ends: February 28 Slow down the […]

by February 9, 2017 Creative holidays, Singles holidays
Painting holiday in The Telegraph today!

Painting holiday in The Telegraph today!

Featured in The Telegraph today as one of the five ‘best painting holidays’, is our painting holiday in Spain! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/tours/five-of-the-best-painting-holidays-/ Situated in the stunning white mountain village in Torrox, Southern Spain, this holiday location is ideal for a painting holiday. With tuition from guest artists,  and beautiful landscape views and […]

by February 16, 2016 Creative holidays
Painting in Spain to wine tasting in France. This week’s best holiday reviews!

Painting in Spain to wine tasting in France. This week’s best holiday reviews!

Spain, Turkey, Italy, France…our guests love to travel and they also love our holidays! This week we have fantastic reviews from a variety of activities and a range of countries. Yoga Holiday, Turkey  Life changing ‘I now know what people mean when they say life changing as I too have […]