For the Love of Learning

Whether you spark a shared love of a new subject or rekindle a favourite pastime, learning together is a great way to bond, have fun and create lasting memories. It is also a great conversation starter with your significant other or a prospective new partner.

If you're not feeling the love this Valentine's Day, then why not book a date with yourself and finally get around to picking up that paintbrush or practicing some self-care? Whatever your passion - literature, music, fitness, science or art history - you are almost certain to find your perfect match. Summer School has an incredible 594 different courses on offer this summer.

Still can't decide on the way to your Valentine's heart? We also offer Summer School Gift Vouchers so they can have the pleasure of choosing their own course.


Courses to Treat Your Valentine (or self!)


  • Up your game this Valentine's Day and book your double a five half-day course of Tennis for guaranteed love all! Summer School caters for players of all abilities and our professional team of LTA qualified coaches will maximise your talent in an atmosphere that ensures total enjoyment of the game for everyone.
  • For a 'novel' alternative to country house hotel stays, why not make a reservation for The English Country House in Literature? Or, instead of that mini-break in Venice, be the perfect practice partner and enrol together on La Vita Bella: Italian for Improvers or Caleidoscopio Italiano: Advanced Italian.
  • If music be the food of love, Summer School has the recipe for romance. A Guide to Classical Music in the 20th and 21st Centuries promises a feast for the ear and will guide you from the Romanticism of the 19th century into the explosive world of classical in the 20th and 21st centuries. If you'd like to serenade your love, then Matt Ford's Swing Era vocal workshop, Sing Swing Sing is ideal for budding Sinatra's or Fitzgerald's.
  • Learning to dance is always a top choice for couples, although solo dancers are equally welcome. Master the basics of Waltz, Quickstep, Tango and Foxtrot in Ballroom Dancing for Beginners or spice things up in Welcome to the World of Latin Dancing.
  • For foodie couples, taking a cooking course together is a great way to taste something new. From Plant-based Cookery to Classic Japanese Cooking and Exploring Thai Cuisine you can have fun learning new recipes and picking up new kitchen tips and tricks to bring back home! Meanwhile, if you're looking for love, enhancing your cooking skills is a sure way to impress any potential dinner dates.
  • We all love a wedding! Courtships and weddings are a key theme of Hatches, Matches and Despatches. Gain a fascinating insight into the history and traditions surrounding engagement rings, the dress, cake and even why Gretna Green weddings became popular.
  • Don't forget your Galentine's! Handcrafted Beautiful Bracelets make a unique and thoughtful gift for any occasion. Or spend some quality time with your girlfriends or Mum on Jewellery Making for Beginners and Improvers.
  • Finally, if you're finding all this Valentine's business a bit much, then a course of Relaxation, Meditation and Mindfulness may be in order!



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All courses run for 5 days

WK 1 11 Jul - 15 Jul

WK 2 18 Jul - 22 Jul

WK 3 25 Jul - 29 Jul

WK 4 1 Aug - 5 Aug

Morning Courses

9.15AM to 12.15PM

Afternoon Courses

1.45PM to 4.30PM

All Day Courses

9.15AM to 4.30PM