My host family was amazing. I got along with them really well. They introduced me to the British way of life and included me in every situation. This is why I talked a lot of English.

- Sofie Schaefer, Germany
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Weekend excursions

We realise that classes are only a part of your language learning. While you are here, we want you to have fun, relax, make friends from all over the world and improve your English at the same time.

As well as the social, cultural and sporting activities that are included on your course, we also offer weekend excursions for you to join, at additional cost. These include full-day visits to places of interest, such as London, Blenheim Palace, Bath, Stratford upon Avon, Brighton, Stonehenge and Winchester.

You can find our current programme of excursions below, we'll also give it to you in your Welcome Pack when you arrive at the school. You can book the tours with our friendly, experienced social organiser, Rob Tanner, who arranges and guides the tours. He can also give you lots of information about Oxford and other parts of Britain.

If there is something special you want to do, an interest that you'd like to continue or a sport you want to play, just ask and we can help you to find out information.

Excursions This Year

Optional Weekend Excursions - January & February (PDF )

Optional Weekend Excursions - March & April (PDF )

Optional Weekend Excursions - May & June (PDF )

Optional Weekend Excursions - July (PDF )

Optional Weekend Excursions - August (PDF )

Optional Weekend Excursions - September & October (PDF )

Excursions Last Year

Optional Weekend Excursions - November & December (PDF )

Example weekend excursions

London Tour. Approximate cost £30
A guided tour of London, to see many of the important attractions. Students will also learn about the history, traditions and people of the capital and have some free time for shopping and sightseeing.
Stonehenge and Winchester. Approximate cost £43
This excursion includes a visit to the unique prehistoric monument of Stonehenge as well as a tour of the city of Winchester and its beautiful cathedral. There will be some free time for shopping too!
Stratford on Avon and the Cotswolds. Approximate cost £35
A guided walking tour of Stratford, the home of William Shakespeare and then a tour of the pretty villages of the Cotswold Hills.
Lake School excursions are supervised on a 1:15-25 basis, dependent the age and profile of the students participating, on the type of excursion and any associated risk.
Lake School courses are for adults.Parents of students aged 16 or 17 should note that students are accompanied during these optional weekend excursions, however there is some free time during the day.
Under 18s are supervised on a 1:15-20 basis. For students aged 16 and 17, the Lake School follows this procedure.
Outside of classes, the scheduled activity programme and these weekend excursions, students' free time is otherwise unsupervised. The School offers suggestions to students aged 16 and 17 for appropriate free time activities in and around Oxford.