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5 Weekend Skills Breaks in Bury St Edmunds and Beyond

From archery to cooking and 4x4 off road driving to golf, a weekend break can be a chance to meet friends and learn new skills as well as relax and recharge. Take a look at our top suggestions.

Weekend Cookery Classes with ICE Cook School

Whether you are a complete beginner or an expert in the kitchen, ICE (which stands for “Infusions Culinary Experience”)  has a class for you. 

Whether you want to polish up your skills for the summer BBQ, try your hand at butchery, discover new recipes with fish or learn how to create the perfect afternoon tea, their friendly and experienced team will ensure you have everything you need for your perfect culinary weekend or day.

ICE boasts not one but two Masterchefs of Great Britain amongst it’s fantastic full time Chefs. So whether you are making bread or exploring Heston Blumenthal Molecular Secrets you know you’re in safe and knowledgeable hands.

ICE is a gastronomic treat for foodies and right next door to their amazing Cook Shop and Coffee House.

Archery Lessons Set at a Real Anglo Saxon Village

Fancy yourself as a bit of a robin hood? Then why not try your hand at archery or even longbow?

Lessons with Arnor Heritage can be found at in a unique setting - West Stow Anglo Saxon Village near Bury St Edmunds, one of England's great archaeological sites and a stunning recreation of an Anglo-Saxon village surrounded by unspoilt countryside. 

4x4 off road driving at the beautiful Eleveden Estate

Go on an adventure with an exhilarating off-roading experience with Explore 4x4 at the beautiful Elevden Estate.

Your wheels will be churning and axles grinding as you learn the skills of observation, planning and maneuvering in challenging terrain in this exhilarating off road experience.

The instructors at Explore 4x4 are all have teaching and military backgrounds, with some 40 years of professional 4x4 on and off road driving experience!

Military Escape and Survival Adventure

Learn outdoor survival skills on Explore 4x4's Military Escape and Survival Adventure!

They'll put you through a 24-hour scenario where you will be verbally transported to a remote part of the world and taught the basic skills on how to survive in the wild.

They help and assist you in all that's required for you to survive the 24 hours and, of course, will throw in a few little surprises on the way to keep you on your toes! 

Golf Breaks

For a more peaceful break you could spend your time improving your handicap or learn how to play golf in the stunning surroundings of one of Suffolk's top golf courses.

Just two miles outside of Bury St Edmunds, All Saints Hotel is home to an 18-hole golf course, considered to be one of the most picturesque in Suffolk. The River Lark flows through the parkland which is suitable for all abilities, ages and handicaps. 

Expert tuition is available with the courses' PGA Professionals, covering all areas of the game, playing lessons, video or 3D analysis & sports psychology.