Holiday ideas in Woman and Home magazine

We’ve made it not once but twice into Woman and Home magazine’s top 10 holidays with a difference…

‘With busy lives packed with work and family commitments, it’s often all we can do on holiday to flop on the beach with a good book and soak up the sunshine. But sometimes, we all feel an urge to make that annual leave stretch a little further.

We’ve found some of the most exciting ways to spend your holiday this year – from soaking up some of the world’s most inspiring art to caring for amazing animals in their natural environment, or learning skills which could even become a new career.’

Perfume making in ProvencePerfume making

Create your own signature scent, with the help of master perfumers, in the beautiful French town of Grasse, where fragrance was born. Surrounded by fields of lavender, jasmine, mimosa, orange blossom and violets, you can enjoy three days learning more about the art of perfume (£415 with GoLearnTo).

Learn about the different fragrance families and discover the secret of a harmonious blend – then choose from a staggering 140 essences to design your own signature scent to take home.

Horse riding

Horse riding in Sardinia

Whether you’re seasoned in the saddle or just a beginner, one of the best ways to explore Sardinia’s rugged landscapes is on horseback.

Combine expert tuition with exhilarating hacking through rural Oristano’s pinewood forests and natural beaches – and then spend the afternoons soothing those muscles in luxe spa facilities. The perfect ‘get away from it all’ break (7 nights from £513 with GoLearnTo).