Activities // About Us

Visit beautiful places in Dorset and across the UK!

We provide a free adult activity programme throughout the year. Junior students who enrol on a full Junior programme will have all their activities and excursions included. You can get an idea of the activities we offer by viewing the past 12 months of activities offered to adult students further down this page.

Our activities programme varies throughout the year so please use the past activities timetables as an example only - the activities available during your time of study may vary!

What activities are available?

Free Activities for Adults

Free Activities for Adults

We run a free activities programme each week, consisting of football, volleyball, badminton and basketball. Keep fit, meet new friends and practise your English!

Excursions

Excursions

Visit some exciting places around the UK. We arrange trips most weekends to local and national places of interest. Explore the Jurassic Coast, London, Oxford, Bath and much more…

Library

Library

ETC’s library is packed with learning resources, stationary and equipment to aid you learning. We also have a free DVD library so you can enjoy learning English outside of the classroom.

Top things to do in and around Bournemouth

  • In the summer there are many activities in Bournemouth, including candle lighting ( a 100 year-old tradition) and free fireworks.
  • Bournemouth square in the winter is packed with festive decorations and a seasonal market offering souvenirs, refreshments and a fantastic atmosphere!
  • Take a ferry to Brownsea Island and explore a truly natural environment.
  • Take a walk through Bournemouth Gardens and experience miles of beautiful scenery.

Where can I visit?

London

The capital of England is one of the most eclectic cities in the world. Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, shopping on Oxford Street; you may need more than one trip!

Durdle Door

Perfect for an afternoon walk in the summer. It has 3 fantastic beaches around it and you could even combine this trip with a visit to Corfe Castle for an afternoon to remember!

Corfe Castle

Perfect for an afternoon walk in the summer. It has 3 fantastic beaches around it and you could even combine this trip with a visit to Corfe Castle for an afternoon to remember!

Bath

Known for its natural hot springs and 18th Century architecture, the rolling countryside of Bath promises visitors to the city a great day out. Today’s visitors can soak in the waters at the Thermae Bath Spa.

Oxford

One of the most famous University towns in the world, steeped in history and full of stunning architecture. Most recently it was one of the locations for the Harry Potter films.

New Forest

Ancient hunting ground established by William the Conqueror in 1079, but 1000 years later is has changed very little – the wilderness, heath land and woods are still intact and wild ponies are a common sight.

Previous activity timetables

January 2020

December 2019

November 2019

October 2019

September 2019

August 2019

July 2019

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019