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New Year, new hobby ideas with HF Holidays

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Those looking to discover a new hobby in the New Year should check out the broad range of active, creative, relaxing and special interest themed breaks on offer in HF Hol

United Kingdom (PRUnderground) December 18th, 2012

Those looking to discover a new hobby in the New Year should check out the broad range of active, creative, relaxing and special interest themed breaks on offer with HF Holidays’ activity holidays programme in the UK. Whilst seeing the world on one of our cycling holidays is a great way to relax, picking up a new skill can be just as rewarding.

Take up dancing, for example, with Ballroom, Latin, Salsa & Tango options available as well as three new social dancing holidays. The dance sessions – with small group classes for plenty of individual attention – are great fun and lessons are always relaxed.

The new four-night Dancing through the Decades break – where the fun routines can be performed without a partner – focuses on dances from the 1920s to the 1970s including the Charleston, the Lindyhop, Rock n Roll and Disco and costs £415.

Or, for budding artists there’s a choice of arts and crafts breaks – including drawing, landscape, portraits and a new Introduction to Acrylics option – which take place in inspirational and picturesque locations and are led by professional and talented tutors. The new four-night Acrylics holiday combines the basics of using acrylics with learning about composition, colour and texture. The cost is £399.

Alternatively, for would-be singers, selected singing breaks – such as ‘Anyone Can Sing’ and a new ‘Singing Walks’ option – are suited to all abilities and require no sight reading skills. The holiday usually culminates with an informal concert for guests to perform the songs. The new four-night Singing Walks break includes relaxed, informal singing sessions indoors and in inspirational locations on the walks – such as by a river or in woods – and costs £419.

All prices quoted are per person, twin-share and include full board accommodation at one of the company’s 19 UK Country Houses, the holiday programme and an expert leader. Other leisure activity themes include photography, natural world, cooking, mind & body, music appreciation, music making, bridge, heritage, literary, garden and discovery tours.

About HF Holidays

HF Holidays has been helping people enjoy the great outdoors for nearly 100 years. Today over 50,000 people come on holiday with us every year. They come for the walking. They come for the activities. They come for the fun. They come for the food. And they come for the high quality accommodation. It’s why we’re Britain’s biggest walking and outdoor leisure holiday specialists.

Background info:

* Founded in 1913, HF Holidays is a co-operative society arranging walking, outdoor and
leisure activity holidays for 50,000 people each year (for non-members, a £5 associate fee
is payable per holiday).
* Options range from guided walking breaks and self-guided trails in Britain to challenging
ascents Worldwide. The leisure activities range includes art, music, literature and mindand-body holidays.
* HF Holidays is the recommended walking holiday partner of the Ramblers, Britain’s
walking charity (ramblers.org.uk), and supports the work of the Ramblers through
membership initiatives and charitable donations.
* HF Holidays has 20 Houses in the UK’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural
Beauty as well as independent hotels for overseas holidays.
* HF Holidays’ walks leaders are passionate about walking and keen to share their
experience with guests (after passing a rigorous selection course).
* HF Holidays is committed to Responsible Tourism, contributing to environmental projects
around the UK – such as footpath maintenance – through its Pathways Fund and
supporting local Air Ambulance and Mountain Rescue teams as well as charities in Kenya
and South Africa.
* Voted Best Large Tour Operator by Guardian and Observer readers 2010, 2011 and 2012,
with a 2012 satisfaction score of 98 per cent. Also Best Large Short Break Operator 2011
and 2012.
* In recent research (March 2012) carried out by Which?, HF Holidays achieved
Recommended Provider Status receiving an overall customer satisfaction score of 94%.
* HF Holidays is a member of ABTOT and is ATOL protected.

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