Activities, sports, excursions: always fun...

Sports, city tours, swimming, discos and several excursions are included in the price of most UK holiday courses!!!

Torre Abbey Sands, Torbay

London: Big Ben  Image gallery with pictures from our holiday courses
Depending on the course centre and the type of course a variety of different activities and excursions are offered.

Our great free activity programme is included with most Junior Holiday Courses!

 UK Holiday Courses:
our free activities and excursions:

In the afternoons and evenings as well as on the weekends a number of different activities and excursions are offered. Depending on the time of year and the type of course, these activities and excursions are already included in the course fee (most holiday courses). Some of these activities and excursions are only available in the Summer month, while others are offered all year round. If your course does not include an activity programme (i.e. most standard and business courses), the activities and excursions can be booked as an extra.

Torquay harbour Examples for excursions are trips to Exeter, Plymouth, Oxford, Cambridge, Tintagel (legendary birthplace of King Arthur), to the Scotish Highlands and Loch Lomond or to Dartmoor National Park.

Of course, an excursion to London is included in many course programmes (applies to most summer holiday courses in Northampton and Torbay). The London trip includes a tour of the city and stops at major attractions such as the Tower and Big Ben!

Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace, London
most holiday courses in Torbay, Southend-on-Sea
and Northampton include at least one trip to London

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Torbay: Kents Cavern Examples for afternoon activities are sports (for example volley ball, Rounders, football), Tennis (Summer courses in Torbay only), swimming (in Torbay in the wave pool or in the Summer also on the beach), bowling, or half-day excursions to places such as Cockington or to Kents Cavern.

Discos, clubs and pubs or a game of QuazarTM are also popular with our students.

All activities or excursions are led by a group leader, teacher, or guide.

Quay West Waterpark, Torbay

England's largest water slides
Quay West Waterpark

Crazy Golf in Torquay Students also have the opportunity to take part in additional excursions and activities. These include for example: cinema visits, theatre visits, country inn tours, visits to castles and stately homes and trips to theme parks. Full details of additional excursions and activities, together with the price list, can be found in the information pack provided at the start of the course.

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Southend-on-Sea These additional activities and excursions are not expensive. For example, the optional beach barbecue in Torbay costs £4.00 (approx. €4.40 - price as of October 2009); for this, students get two hamburgers, a hot dog and a Coke - and of course vegetarian burgers and sausages are also available.

Other options include a boat trip across the Bay to Brixham and a full day trip to Land's End.

horse riding Our teachers, course directors, organisers, and group leaders will be happy to assist you if you wish to organise other activities that you may be interested in, such as sailing, horse riding, wind surfing, theatre visits, aerobics, fishing, badminton, basket ball, go-karting, golf, canoe ride, jet skiing, among other things.

sailing In Torbay and Biarritz, fans of water sports fans will also get their money's worth. In Torbay, for example, professional sailing courses courses can be booked, and in Biarritz it is possible to book surfing lessons! » details on sailing and surfing programmes

And there's even more. A great number of attractive sights are waiting to be explored by our students, including Bygones, Paignton Zoo, the Model Village or Torquay Museum, which has an extensive Agatha Christie exhibition. After all, the famous crime writer was born in Torquay.

Loch Lomond, Scotland Loch Lomond, Scotland

is included in many holiday language courses in Edinburgh

In addition, we offer a very special personal atmosphere. We are not a mass operation with thousands of participants, where the individual is just a number. The teachers and leaders quickly know all participants. Older students love to meet with the group leaders and sometimes our local organizers in one of the local pubs.

Now, get ready for a great language holiday!


All activity programmes depend on the course type, age group, and time of year.


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 Sample Course Programme, Torbay Holiday Course:
Torre Abbey Sands, one of Torquay's many beaches Our course programme varies depending on the course, but the following exemplary programme for a three-week holiday course in Torbay will give you a good idea of what you can expect. Please note, however, that this programme is only exemplary and the actual programme of your course can vary from this example:


Sunday -
Arrival at Lymington Road Coach Station, Torquay. Meet your Host Family.

Monday -
a) The host families take their students to school or a general meeting point
b) Introduction and 'Police Talk'; opportunity to buy a bus pass at a special reduced rate
c) Placement test
d) first lesson
e) 13.00h "Town Walk" - Guided tour of the town centre. Students will be shown where to find the post office, banks, police, the main shopping street, the beach, etc.
f) for adult students: 20.00h visit to a local pub
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Torquay Sea Front Torquay Sea Front

it's no coincidence that Torquay is called the "Queen of the English Riviera"

Tuesday -
a) lessons 09.00 - 12.30 hrs
b) 13.00h Tour of Torbay, sightseeing trip with our own coach, stopping at various places in Torquay, Paignton and Brixham
c) 19.45h EuroproLanguage Face2Face Disco for students under 18. Free taxi back to the host family for students under 14. Alternatively, some courses include a game of QuazarTM.
d) 20.00h London Inn Pub for adult students

Wednesday -
a) lessons 09.00 - 12.30 hrs
b) 13.30h Tennnis (2 hours), rackets and tennis balls are provided
c) 20.00h optional Evening Boat Cruise around the Bay, currenty price £ 4.00

Thursday -
a) lessons 09.00 - 12.30 hrs
b) 13.00h Excursion to the City of Exeter
c) 20.00h optional Bowling

Friday -
a) lessons 09.00 - 12.30 hrs
b) 13.30h Torquay Museum
c) 19.45h EuroproLanguage Face2Face Disco for students under 18. Free taxi back to the host family for students under 14. Alternatively, some courses include a game of QuazarTM.
d) 20.00h Irish Pub for adult students

Saturday -
09.00h - Excursion to Dartmoor National Park, with stops at places such as Widdecombe, Hay Tor, Postbridge, Kitty Jay's Grave, Princetown (Dartmoor Prison), etc.

Sunday -
11.00h - Walking Rally
or
optional excursion to Land's End

Monday -
a) lessons 09.00 - 12.30 hrs
b) 14.00h Afternoon sports. Sports include Football, English Cricket, Volleyball and Rounders. Meet Group Leader at the Teaching Centre.
c) 20.00h visit to a local pub

Tuesday -
a) lessons 09.00 - 12.30 hrs
b) 13.30h Visit to the famous prehistoric caves at Kents Cavern.
c) 19.45h EuroproLanguage Face2Face Disco for students under 18. Free taxi back to the host family for students under 14. Alternatively, some courses include a game of QuazarTM.
d) 20.00h London Inn Pub for adult students

Wednesday -
a) lessons 09.00 - 12.30 hrs
b) 13.45h swimming at the wave pool, Riviera Centre
c) 20.00h optional cinema

Thursday -
a) lessons 09.00 - 12.30 hrs
b) 13.45h Beach Afternoon (Summer); Bowling (Spring and Autumn)
c) 20.00h optional QuazarTM

Friday -
a) lessons 09.00 - 12.30 hrs
b) 14.00h Tennis (2 hours), rackets and tennis balls are provided free of charge
c) 19.45h EuroproLanguage Face2Face Disco for students under 18. Free taxi back to the host family for students under 14. Alternatively, some courses include a game of QuazarTM.
d) 20.00h Irish Pub for adult students

Saturday -
08.00h Excursion to the City of Plymouth

The National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth

a trip to Plymouth is often offered during our holiday courses in Torbay
National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth

Sunday -
free day

Monday -
a) lessons 09.00 - 12.30 hrs
b) 14.00h Afternoon sports. Sports include Football, English Cricket, Volleyball and Rounders. Meet Group Leader at the Teaching Centre.
c) 20.00h visit to a local pub for adult stundents

Tuesday -
a) lessons 09.00 - 12.30 hrs
b) 13.30h Model Village
c) 19.45h EuroproLanguage Face2Face Disco for students under 18. Free taxi back to the host family for students under 14. Alternatively, some courses include a game of QuazarTM.
d) 20.00h London Inn Pub for adult students

Wednesday -
a) lessons 09.00 - 12.30 hrs
b) 13.45h Afternoon Excursion. Depart 14.00 for a boat cruise to Brixham where you will land and have free time to view the typical English fishing port with its picturesque harbour.
c) 20.00h optional cinema

Thursday -
a) lessons 09.00 - 12.30 hrs
b) 13.45h Visit to the picturesque village of Cockington.
c) 20.00h optional Bowling

Friday -
a) lessons 09.00 - 12.30 hrs, presentation of Reports and Certificates
b) FREE AFTERNOON for shopping
c) 19.45h EuroproLanguage Face2Face Disco for students under 18. Free taxi back to the host family for students under 14. Alternatively, some courses include a game of QuazarTM.
d) 20.00h Irish Pub for adult students

Saturday -
Departure from Lymington Road Coach Station, Torquay at a time to be advised by your Group Leaders.

The actual programme depends on the course type, age group, and time of year. Free activities are inluded with most holiday courses, while most standard and business courses do not include a free activity programme. Some activities and/or excursions may be offered at extra cost.
Other courses may for example include things like Bygones, Torre Abbey, Buckfast Abbey, and Tintagel, to name but a few!