‘Alternative’ back to school 2018 – part 1


There’s not long to go now until the kids go back to school. (Why not also take a look at our ‘Back to school healthcare‘ feature?)

While the youngsters might not be entirely thrilled by the prospect, it’s perfectly possible for adults to find some enjoyable ‘studies’ to take away the boredom that comes from not having the kids around…!

This mini series has three parts: part one on Tuesday, part two on Wednesday, and part three on Thursday, all before we hit September!

In part one we take a look at some excellent wine-tasting classes with The Wine School of Cheshire, some relaxing ‘me time’ courtesy of Pinches Medical + Wellbeing plus some delectable cookery sessions with Wilmslow Kitchen Cookery School.

Read on…



The wonderful world of wine – The Wine School of Cheshire

The county’s foremost authority on wine, The Wine School of Cheshire’s classes offer a wealth of expertise from experience in the industry spanning more than a quarter of a century!

Their comprehensive schedule of wine tasting events and classes is timetabled for wine aficionados and novices alike – all of whom can enjoy themselves at every event.

You can learn what all the swirling and sniffing tells you about – and pose your questions to the experts – in an environment which is as relaxed and informal as a dinner party with friends.

Depending on the event you choose, you’ll can enjoy an exclusive evening out with canapés or a more intimate afternoon with a four course lunch.

Tasting events coming up include: More About Malbec; A Taste of Spain; Burgundy and Bordeaux; A Taste of Autumn; and A Taste of South America.



And… relax! – Pinches Medical + Wellbeing

Pinches Medical + Wellbeing offers a range of wellbeing classes, including: yoga and Pilates as well as mindfulness and relaxation classes.

Enabling you to go about a ‘life without limits’, the philosophy behind the classes is to keep fit and stay fit to allow you to live the life you love.

You don’t have to be a member to take part, and with the wellbeing classes taking in the Copper Room at Charles Roe House you will have the facilities of The Art Cafe on hand for some extended ‘me time’ afterwards too.

Pinches is also offering a Nutrition and Wellbeing workshop this September. This uplifting workshop is designed to show you how to get the most out of the food that you eat.

You’ll also learn how to increase and maintain physical and emotional wellbeing. This introductory workshop gives a brief overview of the most important aspects of good quality nutritional health.



Learn to cook! – Wilmslow Kitchen Cookery School

Wilmslow Kitchen Cookery School is an accredited cookery school in the heart of Cheshire with a wide range of cookery courses.

The school offers courses for beginners, experienced home cooks, professionals and kids. The school also hosts private lessons, venue hire and corporate team building.

Whether it’s your first time learning to cook or you want to take your skills to the next level, there’ll be a course for you.

Wilmslow Kitchen is the perfect venue for special occasions too. You can book Wilmslow Kitchen Cookery School for birthday parties or a special evening with friends.

Courses coming up in September include: Simply Baking; Michelin Cooking; Cooking For Yourself and Your Family; Indian Tiffin Street Food; and Tapas, Paella and Pintxos.




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