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Social Programme

Do you offer a social programme?

Yes! In fact we offer three separate social programmes for Adult, Teenage and Young Learner students. These include a half-day excursion on Thursdays and a full-day excursion on Saturdays (except on weekend of departure). All admission charges for teenagers and young learners are included except for occasional specialist activities for teenagers (e.g paintballing, quad-biking). Adults pay for all excursions and some activities.

The social programme is a great way to have fun, meet people and practise your English while you relax. Come and join us!

Adults (18+): We arrange theatre visits, walks on the Jurassic Coast, fishing trips, shopping, cream teas, cultural excursions(including National Trust properties) and much more. Some afternoon activities and evening activities are organised for you and are free of charge! The evening activities include a wine and cheese night, weekly summer barbecues, pub nights and sports hall visits.

Teenagers (14-17 yrs) : The Teenage and Young Adult courses include a full programme of excursions, afternoon and evening activities, sports and games. There is a social centre with WiFi. SIS social activity leaders are there to organise and supervise the programme which includes popular activities such as paddle-boarding, mackerel fishing, paintball (extra cost), evening beach barbecues and sports hall visits.

Young Learner (8-13 yrs) : These courses include a full programme of excursions and afternoon activities: sports and games, art & craft, competitions, walks, beach visits, music and drama. There is also one early evening activity for the 12 - 13 year olds: beach barbecues etc.

SIS social activity leaders supervise and look after these young students. There are no evening activities for students aged 8-11 years.

Can I play sports?

Yes you can! You don't need to be an expert to enjoy some of the sports we can arrange for you (or help you arrange for yourself). These include:

  • Tennis (grass court or hard court)
  • Golf (including driving range, pitch+putt and mini-golf)
  • Horse riding
  • Swimming
  • Badminton, basketball and squash

The following sports options are available on request at extra cost:

  • golf lessons with PGA professional, and green fees at many local golf courses
  • tennis lessons with LTA professional
  • horse-riding, pony-trekking and riding lessons at BHS-approved school


Every Thursday (13:30-18:00) and all day Saturday (09:30-18:00).  Travel by coach escorted by our staff

Most locations have recreational facilities for students to enjoy.  All entry fees and activities included for students under 18 years.

General Information


Sidmouth International School is committed to the safety and well-being of our students and we aim to provide an environment where young people and children feel comfortable and safe.


Sidmouth International School is proud to be accredited by the British Council to teach English in the UK




May Cottage
EX10 8EN

Tel: +44 (0) 1395 516754