On some courses (Vacation Courses for Teenagers and 50+ Courses) there is an inclusive social programme devised with the interests of these age groups in mind. For our other students we offer an optional, full and varied social programme. Each event is separately priced and students book and pay for the events that they are interested in. We always offer a range of events so that there is something of interest for everyone.
At least twice during each week, we offer free, or inexpensive, social events after school such as sports, international food evenings and visits to some of our traditional pubs. At school we provide English Plus events to provide you with more opportunities for informal, natural English practice. Weekly events include: Conversation Club, Book Club, Film Club and a city walk. Monthly events include: a coffee morning, a CV workshop and English Corner (informative and entertaining sessions introducing our favourite elements of local life and culture).
Full day excursions at the weekend to destinations such as The Lake District and North Wales are offered once per week year-round and twice per week in July and August. There are many opportunities to visit Liverpool and Manchester which are easily accessible. Other events such as football matches or theatre trips are also popular.
Our Social Programme Organiser has lots of information and advice on places to visit and can help you to arrange your own social activities. Our range of information packs provide comprehensive instructions on where to go, how to get there and what to see and do.
Our Meet the British programme is designed to help you get involved with the local community, meet British people and practise your English with native speakers.
The school organised excursions during the week and at weekends. All of them were fantastic, like our trips to Scotland and North Wales. I would recommend English in Chester to everyone because it is really great. It is, in one word, marvellous!
An entertaining guided tour around the coast and countryside of North Wales with Busybus. £30
Discover Scotland on our tour with two nights accommodation and a visit to Edinburgh Castle. £200
See the animals in one of Europe's largest and best kept zoos. Chester Zoo is a fantastic day out! £16
Non-stop fun on all-inclusive spectacular rides. Are you brave enough? £39
One of our most popular evenings visiting different pubs in Chester city centre. Free (excluding drinks!)
So much to see in the home city of The Beatles. Visit magnificent cathedrals and the historic waterfront. £15
A guided stadium tour to one of the many popular famous football clubs in the North West. £15
Bring a typical dish from your own country and enjoy tasty food from around the world! Free
Visits to Cheshire's beautiful old houses are always popular. Gawsworth Hall is one of the best. £7.50
Experience the biggest coastal resort on the North Wales coast and walk on the Victorian pier. £15
How competitive are you? Try your hand at ten-pin bowling and show everyone how good you are! £8
Have a real cultural experience in one the region's top theatres. The Lowry theatre is a modern masterpiece. £30
Prices are approximate and include admission/ticket/transport where appropriate.