Courses and classes in Rye

We have a wide range of courses from Textiles and fabrics, walking, Painting, Bird Watching, Water Sports, Windsurfing, cycling, Painting

Some courses are residential whilst others are as short as a half day course. With the residential courses we offer alternative options for accommodation ideas where applicable.

The courses are to be found below, all listings are free of charge so if you know of a Course we are not listing please let us know using admin@visitryebay.com


  • Creative Writing for All
    Run in association with the Rye Arts Festivalhttps://box-office.ryeartsfestival.org.uk/sales/2024-1/2024/creative-writing-for-all–2024
  • Plaristo Craft Gallery Rye
    Our Bio-burners,  have been such a success that we are expanding our range. We are now supplying a selection of models, beautifully constructed in Britain in marble and stainless steel. They include elegant table top burners, free-standing units and complete fireplaces which can be custom built to fit against any wall – no chimney required! Come in ...
  • Rye Tennis Club
    Founded in 1922 as the Rother Meads Tennis and Games Club, on the banks of the River Rother in the rural outskirts of Rye in East Sussex, we are a Community Amateur Sports Club, run by our members, and welcome players of all standards and ages. We are a friendly club and enjoy regular social events, as ...
  • Rye Bay Fitness
    Located at G19 Atlas Business Park, Harbour Road, Rye, TN31 7ELHead from Rye town towards ‘Rye Harbour’ via Harbour Road. (2) One mile along Harbour Road, enter Atlas Business Park on the right-hand side. (3) RBF is unit G19 Contact Gavin on Gavin@RyeBayFitness.co.uk Rye Bay Fitness is a place for you to grow stronger, healthier and ...
  • Merchant and Mills
    Sewing retreat, The Sewing retreat is a chance to spend a week sewing and learning without the distractions of everyday life. Uninterrupted sewing time with two experienced tutors and a group who are as passionate about making as you are. On the retreat you will be able to work on any Merchant & Mills project. We ...
  • Rye Golf Club
    Rye is a private members’ golf club in East Sussex. Its two courses, the Old and Jubilee, are beautiful examples of traditional links, on the south coast of England. Rye is a private Club and it consists of two courses, the Old and Jubilee. The courses are beautiful examples of traditional links, on the south coast ...
  • U3A Rye
    The u3a (University of the Third Age) is an organisation for everyone who has retired from full time work. Do not be put off by the word ‘University’. We are for YOU, whether you have any formal qualifications or not and wherever your interests lie. The spirit of the u3a is that everyone both learns ...
  • Sean Kinsella Martial Arts
    MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES ACROSS EAST SUSSEX At SKMA we teach Wado Ryu Karate, Full Contact Kickboxing and K1. We have offered classes throughout East Sussex to both Children and Adults since July 1999, helping 147 students achieve Blackbelt and beyond, whilst creating numerous English, British, European and World champions in many disciplines. SKMA Chief Instructor Sensei Sean ...
  • Rye Dance Centre
    Jo Fletcher is the Principal & Teacher Fellow and Examiner in ISTD Modern, Ballet & Tap. In her 38th year, the school continues to welcome children & adults. Now a centre for DDE and Teacher Status exams. Joanne trained at her mothers’ school, De Haviland Dance Studios, Hastings, and then opened her own school Rye Dance Centre ...
  • Orchard Farm Flowers
    Environmentally conscious and ecologically aware Zoe & Nic sell beautiful, seasonal flowers grown by them on their farm in Beckley, East Sussex.  Your bouquet, bridesmaids’ bouquets and buttonholes will be made from the best flowers from the field to a theme of your choosing – send me an email for more information, then come and have a look ...
  • Great Dixter
    Great Dixter was the family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd. It was the focus of his energy and enthusiasm and fuelled over 40 years of books and articles. Now under the stewardship of Fergus Garrett and the Great Dixter Charitable Trust, Great Dixter is an historic house, a garden, a centre of education, and ...
  • Rye Water Sports
    Rye Watersports is in a superb location close to the sea at Camber Sands in East Sussex on the South East coast. Courses available in wingsurfing, wingfoiling, windsurfing, kitesurfing, dinghy sailing and Stand Up paddle boarding (SUP), along with equipment hire, and our amazing Hoolie Cafe serving home cooked delicious food and coffee… We offer a ...
  • Emma Batten
    Author of Historical Fiction set on Kent’s Romney Marsh.I am a truly local author. Living in and writing about Romney Marsh means I can fully engage in the history of the area and connect with my readers. I learn about an event or custom – the great storm which changed the coastline, the body of ...
  • Art Classes In Rye
    Nick Archer is a professional painter and an experienced teacher of 25 years. He regularly teaches at Heatherley’s School of Fine Art (London), Chiswick Art School, East Sussex College as well as running his own Life Drawing, painting, and Printmaking classes at the Rye Creative Centre. He was trained at the Royal Academy Schools, has been a ...
  • Freedom Leisure Rye
    Freedom Leisure Rye are located a few minutes walk from Rye High street with lots of parking available. We offer health and fitness facilities including a family friendly swimming pool, gym with a ramp straight into the pool making it great for those with mobility issues, aerobics classes, sports hall, cafe and a Multi Use Games Area ...
  • Simon Ginnaw
    Here you can find a wealth of birdwatching and wildlife focused experiences, walks, talks, courses and holidays led by me. Join me for the best small group guided wildlife experiences in the South-east, the UK, Europe and beyond! I have been running tours and experiences in Kent and the South-east for over 19 years, and have ...
  • Sarah Raven
    2024 marks 30 years since we first moved to Perch Hill Farm, and what a wonderful journey it’s been! From starting my very own cutting and kitchen gardens to creating the Dutch Yard full to the brim with pots, as well as the Oast and Farmhouse garden packed with perennials, shrubs, and trees I feel, ...