Anglia Leisure Learning

Anglia Leisure Learning


Anglia Leisure Learning brings you a wide range of quality short hobby weekends, craft retreats and ‘getaways’ at great venues across the country. Spend a day or two being inspired by leading tutors, while you add to your skills and exchange ideas with others who have similar interests.

There is a wide range of weekend leisure courses for you to choose from, many being run by leading tutors who have worked with us for years, along with a variety of new tutors to bring in some different and exciting course topics. Courses include Patchwork and Quilting, Beading, Lace Making, Creative Stitch, Embroidery, Calligraphy, Crochet, Painting and Drawing and a wide range of other crafts.

We are using quality venues from Bristol to Ipswich, Gatwick to Birmingham, usually near motorways and train stations, so there is sure to be somewhere you can easily reach.

Weekend courses usually run from Friday afternoon through to Sunday afternoon, with most people residential, giving you plenty of time to develop your creative side, and become fully involved in your chosen craft or leisure pastime.

When you arrive, your tutor will introduce you to your fellow guests while you have a refreshing cup of tea or coffee, and perhaps be tempted by home baked cookies. Then choose your evening meal from the three course menu of delicious freshly prepared dishes.

Your Welcome Pack gives details of your retreat timetable along with other useful information about your course and venue, and a handy notepad and pen.

Your comfortable en suite double bedroom is just for you, with TV, tea and coffee making facilities and many other amenities, but most people become so engrossed in their course that they only use their bedroom for sleeping.

Seven o’clock on Friday sees the welcome dinner where you will get to know your fellow guests, and then at 8 pm you will have a brief introductory course session.

On Saturday, if you are an early riser, in many venues you can have a swim before going for a freshly cooked full English breakfast or Continental – the choice is yours. Your course starts at 9:30, with regular refreshments throughout the day, a buffet lunch and a three course evening meal. The final evening session finishes at 9 pm.

Then on Sunday there is another delicious breakfast, and your course then runs from 9:30 to 3:30 pm, with refreshments and a buffet lunch.


Our courses are fully inclusive (excluding travel) and comprise:

A full 13 hours tuition from a leading specialist tutor
Use of a lively course room
En suite double bedroom for single occupancy
Two nights accommodation – no single supplement
Full board from Friday dinner to Sunday afternoon refreshments
Delicious freshly cooked meals
Free parking and Wi-Fi
Two days being pampered while you focus on your chosen course topic
An inspirational and rewarding break offering a true change from your daily routine

You will leave refreshed and relaxed with a host of memories. And in many cases you will take home your own pieces of creative work


Please book early for your chosen retreat – we hate to disappoint, but often we are not able to accommodate late bookings, so do book your place in plenty of time.