Craft holidays for the over 50s Craft holidays for the over 50s Are you contemplating a trip where you can not only relax but hone your talents towards your favourite arts & crafts? A craft holiday is a terrific way to meet new friends and perhaps turn your hand to new skills, whether a novice or experienced in your chosen craft there are plenty of options open to you. Home or overseas, duration of stay, individual craft or taster courses? Here are a few to consider. Craft Taster Weekend at Church Stretton Described as ‘a cornucopia of craft’ here you can explore a variety of crafts over the weekend, all led by qualified tutors. An easily accessible midlands location, Longmynd House set in a elevated position above the town of Church Stretton. The itinerary includes up to 4 different craft tasters during the course of the weekend plus the hotel and area to enjoy too. ‘Perfect for a mother and daughter bonding weekend, or a reunion with creative friends.’ All available via HF Holidays a Silver Travel Advisor award winner, visit their website for full details and prices: www.hfholidays.co.uk Quilting is one of the most popular and fastest growing crafts, several tour operators offer stays built around quilting, a winner of several Tripadvisor.co.uk accolades West Manse Quilt Retreats is a quilt makers delight. Here you can endulge in your craft in a scenic and relaxing setting. Taken from their website ‘So what is a West Manse Quilt Retreat? ‘It’s about spending time doing what you enjoydoing, with no pressure, no interruptions, no time constraints. Just hours and hours of quality quilting time in a relaxed, stress-free, and ever-so-slightly pampered atmosphere.’ The Quilt Retreats are suitable for all abilities, and stipulate ‘it is not competitive, there are no ‘quilt police’ and no rule books!’ www.quiltretreat.co.uk West Manse, Deskford, Cullen, Banffshire, AB56 5YJ Scotland For those of us wishing to indulge on a quilting holiday a little further afield take a look at Arena Travel and their Stitchtopia Patchwork & Quilting Holidays. Stitchtopia encompass a vast choice of quilting packages all around the world including the French Alps and Norwegian Fjords. Perfect for solo travellers, couples and groups you’ll have ample opportunity to hone your skills and visit local quilters and textile museums. from the sunny climates of Portugal, the stunning French Alps all the way to the breathtaking Norwegian Fjords – you’ll be spoilt for choice-we even took a shine to a trip as far afield as Vietnam! Whether you decide to travel as a single crafter, or part of a larger group – you’ll be able to polish your existing quilting skills during the fascinating workshops. With plenty of opportunities to visit textile museums, local quilters and shops to pick up new materials – we can’t wait for you to experience your favourite crating hobby in these magical locations! Visit their website: www.arenatravel.com THE SMALL PRINT We hope you are enjoying the site, please note The –Boomers site has been prepared solely for information purposes. Users are advised to seek independent financial advice or in the case of health related content –consult your GP or medical professional. All information, opinions expressed on the The-Boomers are current as of the date of publication, but may become out of date over time. No liability and/or guarantee of performance is accepted or offered. The opinions expressed in The-Boomers do not constitute investment advice or health advice or any other form of advice; independent advice should be sought where appropriate. Articles are supplied strictly without accepting any liability, responsibility or duty of care for their services, content, or links to other subsequent related or unrelated material. The Site contains general information only and does not take into account the individual health issues /objectives or the individual financial situation/objectives or needs of a person or persons. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further information.