Finally, a word about activity breaks. Activity breaks cover all
sorts of pastimes that are not necessarily 'arts and crafts’.
However, many of them do offer tuition in the sorts of things we
have been talking about on these pages and so deserve a mention.
There are many, many commercial organisations that offer
activity breaks. You don’t need me to list them for you; all you
need do is to type ‘activity breaks’ into Google and you can
read them for yourself. But did you know that, for example, the
Youth Hostels Association runs activity breaks? Go to www.yha.org.uk and you will find a
list of those that they offer.
developing your skills in a craft on an activity break can be
lots of fun and very stimulating. You’re away from your usual
environment, usually in very attractive surroundings with a
group of like-minded people. Therefore it can be both energising
and a lot of fun. Why not give it a try to see if you like the
experience? But be careful – it can be addictive!
You’ve marvelled at the
mile upon mile of wall constructed with no cement and yet
seemingly indestructible. Did you know that, in the UK, there are about 180,000 miles of dry stone walls in the UK? You’ve probably asked yourself how on
earth they manage to build them to withstand everything that
nature can throw at them. Well, you can learn how to do it and
then help restore and preserve them. It’s hard work but you’re
outdoors in the fresh air, usually in lovely countryside, so what
could be better?