This week’s top 5 learning holidays…

Flopping out on a beach for a week not for you?

Dreaming about taking up a new hobby, wishing you could speak Spanish, Italian or French, wishing you could surf and hang ten with the cool people or do you just want to unleash that creative within?

Then why not use your holiday time to combine leisure with lessons on one of these learning holidays with a difference………

Our pick of the top 5 learning holidays are below:

1. Learn Spanish in Barcelona, Spain

Visit this dynamic city and spend your mornings learning to speak Spanish so you can get off the tourist trail and converse with the locals. With your weekends and afternoons free you have plenty of time to explore this stunning city, shop, hit the beach, take in some Dali or wonder at La Sagrada Familia or just hang out with your fellow language learners taking part in one of the many social and cultural actvities on offer at this fantastic language school.

Spanish courses on offer from one to six weeks with prices from just £139…

Learn more….. Learn Spanish in Barcelona

2. Take a Cooking Course in Paris

Take a few hours out when shopping or sightseeing in Paris to take a cooking course in this beautiful city. You’ll learn from an expert Parisian chef how to cook a typical French meal. This is a hands-on class, you will be rolling up your sleeves, getting your apron on and will really learn how to cook for yourself. Impress your friends back home with your new found cooking skills at your next dinner party!

Just £79 for a hands-on course, the delicious meal you’ve cooked and all equipment and recipes

Cooking course in Paris

Cooking classes also on offer across France in Provence, The French Riviera, Paris – to see the full range of courses, click on the link below…

Cooking holidays in France

3. Take a Surf and Yoga Course in Biarritz, France

Indulge your need for adrenaline on a surf course in the hip resort of Biarritz and stretch out those aching muscles on a yoga course specifically designed for surfers.  Hang ten with your fellow surfers on this popular course that is run by the very first surf school in Biarritz with instructors that have perfected surf techniques that will have you up on your board in no time.

Hang Ten and practice your downward dog here… Surf Lessons and Relaxing Yoga

4. Get your first taste of Tuscany on this Cooking Course in Florence, Italy

This is no ordinary cooking course, it takes place in a 13th century villa just outside of the artistic city of Florence. The cooking school grows it’s own vegetables in the grounds, is surrounded by olive groves and has it’s own vineyard. You’ll learn to cook an enormous amount of different Italian dishes and will perfect the art of fresh pasta making over two days.

The wine will flow freely and you’ll learn enough amazing Italian dishes to have your own array of signature dishes.

1,2 and 3 day courses available from £110 including all tuition, the delicious meal you cook, wine and more.

Dinner’s served… Learn to cook in Tuscany on your next trip to Italy

5. Beat the Euro and relax on this Yoga and Creative Writing Course in Datca, Turkey

Set in a former olive press, this yoga and creative writing course focuses on stretching both your body and your mind as you unleash the creative within to help you learn how to write with dedicated creative writing lessons each day.

Just £490 for your accommodation, yoga lessons, creative writing course, morning guided walks and all meals.

Visit this stunning natural park within Turkey and take home two new skills on this learning holiday with a difference.

Relax and get creative… Yoga and Creative Writing Course in Turkey

If lessons and leisure sounds like your kind of holiday then take a look at www.notintheguidebooks.com for hundreds of ideas for holiday activities worldwide.