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Day Trips

Whitby Fathers Day Sunday 17 June 2018

A day for the whole family to be together to celebrate Fathers Day. Or just to take yourself off for a special day at the sea. Now that the summer is here Whitby is calling out to be visited. All the shops in the small streets will be full of the most delightful things to buy. Stroll by the harbour take time out for a lovely fresh fish lunch. Then why not round the day off with afternoon tea in one of the many small cafes.

All one price £17.50

Gardeners World Live – NEC Sunday 17 June 2018

This is one of the shows that any gardener shouldn’t miss. Lots of the famous gardeners will be here to give demonstrations and be on hand to give advice. Lots of stalls with everything for the garden from furniture to pots but most of all plants shrubs trees and flowers. A brilliant show
All one price £19.00 admission extra pay direct

RHS Harlow Carr Garden Flower Show Sunday 24 June 2018

RHS do it again with a great flower show at Harlow Carr. Brilliant surroundings for the flower show including a small version of Bettys Tea Room for you to have a treat and rest your feet.

All one price £23.00 including admission

Harrogate & Knaresborough Sunday 15 July 2018

Harrogate is a beautiful old Yorkshire town with many attractions. From all the famous high street stores to many individual craft shops selling all local produce and wares. One of the best cafes in town is the famous ‘Bettys’ not to be missed even if it is only for a tea or coffee. Then onto Knaresborough which is famous for Old Mothers Shiptons cave where you can see stalagmites and stalactites hanging from the top of the cave and growing up to the roof of the cave, centuries old. Old toys have been thrown in here which have also become covered in the lime deposit. Of course there are lots of shops and cafes too.

All one price £15.00

RHS Tatton Flower Show Sunday 22 July 2018

Another of the great RHS Flower Shows in the most beautiful of settings. Tatton Park is a wonderful venue for this famous flower show. Plenty of experts on had for advice and demonstrations. Flowers, shrubs, trees and plants in abundance for you to buy to enhance your garden at home.

All on price £43.00 including admission

National Trust Upton House & Gardens Thursday 26 July 2018

In 1927 Lord and Lady Bearsted viewed Upton House with ‘the eye of imagination’ and soon set about creating their made-to-measure country home. Sold! This year you are invited to a very special house viewing. Purchased in 1927 by the 2nd Viscount Bearsted, Upton had great potential, but needed modernisation. You can follow the renovations and witness the ‘before’ and ‘after’, as the Bearsteds fashioned a made-to-measure family home, fit to showcase a world-class art collection, including works by Bosch, Stubbs, El Greco, as well as fine porcelain. Every ideal home needs a spectacular garden, and Lady Bearsted certainly created one. Her passion for plants bloomed, with early spring bulbs, lavish herbaceous planting and thriving kitchen garden, all reflecting in the Mirror Pool. Morning coffee/tea which is included in the price will be provided in the private dining room where you will be given your entrance ticket and a personal host will be able to give you a brief description of the house, after which you are free to enjoy the day at your leisure.

All one price £20 National Trust Members
All one price £30 Non National Trust Members

Bridlington or Scarborough Sunday 29 July 2018

Always very popular the choice is yours whether you visit Bridlington bustling with activity on the beach and around the shops or Scarborough with its castle looking down onto the harbour. Either town will be full of summer fun. Plenty of cafes selling the freshly caught fish brought in by the local fishing fleet. A great day out for all the family.

All one price £16.00

Cleethorpes Tuesday 31 July 2018

We are in the height of summer so where better to be than at one of the East Coasts seaside resorts. Cleethorpes has the sea, donkeys on the beach, a small railway that you can ride by the sea front. A host of shops all selling summer fashions to tempt you.

Adults £12.50 Child £10.00

Cambridge Wednesday 1 August 2018

A magnificent old city full of the most beautiful buildings, old colleges and the River Cam running through the centre. Spend the day strolling amongst beautiful architecture, browsing the shops or treat yourself to a punt down the river.

All one price £19.00

Buckingham Palace Saturday 4 August 2018

A must this year as it is the celebrations of Prince Charles 70th Birthday. In celebration the Prince has chosen to show over 100 works of art especially chosen by himself. This includes the cloak of Napoleon Bonaparte. The Palace is always at its best with the gardens bursting with summer flowers. A delight to the eye in more ways than one.

Adults £48.00 SC £46.00

Blackpool Sunday 5 August 2018

Summer at the seaside and where better than Blackpool with the longest promenade in England and the largest fun fair. Spend the time enjoying all the fun of the fair with its exciting rides including the Big Dipper or walk the promenade stopping off for fish and chips for lunch. Not forgetting that all the latest fashions will be in the shops so shopping will be a treat too.

All one price £20.50 Child £18.00

Beamish Museum Wednesday 8 August 2018

Step back in time at this wonderful working life museum. See have life was during the 1900’s. Go down the pit, be thrilled with the ‘olde’ sweet shop, have a pint in the old pub. In fact there is so much on offer here it will keep you entertained all day.
Adults £32.00 Child £21.00 includes admission

Whitby Regatta Sunday 12 August 2018

This is the Regatta of the year, Whitby will be full of the most amazing boats filling the harbour for everyone’s delight. A spectacular day of festivities, activity and fun. Shops will have new delights to tempt you. Plenty of restaurants and cafes to rest and enjoy the local food, fresh fish and much more.

All one price £17.50

York Shopping or Sightseeing Tuesday 14 August 2018

York the old city with an amazing Cathedral, Railway Museum and Castle Museum. Cobbled streets leading to shops offering local crafts, fashion and produce. There is the Jorvik Centre where you can experience York as it was many years ago. There are often street artists offering entertainment in the cobbled street. A city of many attractions.

Adults £14.50 Child £12.00

Skegness or Ingoldmells Sunday 19 August 2018

Spend the day exploring all that Skegness has to offer. A great beach where you can ride donkeys or build sandcastles. A Fun Fare and Amusement Arcades, shops and fish and chip restaurant all within and easy stroll. Perfect. Or spend the day at Ingoldmells where you will be thrilled and amazed by all the fun of the fairground. Plenty of exciting rides, slot machines, ghost trains just to mention a few. How about a Toffee Apple or Candy Floss before you head home.

Adults £14.00 Child £12.00

Cromer & Sheringham Thursday 23 August 2018

Norfolk beckons with two of its best seaside resort on offer. First we will spend two hours in Cromer and whilst in Cromer don’t forget to try the famous Cromer crab. Then move onto Sheringham for the last two hours of the afternoon. Maybe treat yourself to afternoon tea in one of the many cafes before we return home.

All one price £20.00 Child £18.00

Bridlington or Scarborough Monday 27 August 2018

Not to be missed on Bank Holiday Monday a great day in either Bridlington or Scarborough. Both seaside resort will be bursting with activity from time spent on the beach, to exploring the shops or enjoying an exciting trip out to sea on one of the boats from the harbour. Always finishing off the day with wonderfully fresh fish and chips.

Adults £16.00 Child £12.00

Chester Shopping, Sightseeing or Zoo Wednesday 29 August 2018

Chester is an old Tudor town with building styled in the Tudor fashion, amazing architecture. A small compact shopping are with all the usual high street stores. Or take a trip on the river, relax and enjoy the scenery. Visit Chester Zoo which is one of the best kept Zoos in Britain. A large selection of all animals to thrill you.

Adults £17.50 Child £16.00 admission to the Zoo extra pay direct at the Zoo

Diana Her Fashion Story Kensington Palace Saturday 1 September 2018

To celebrate the success of the Diana: Her Fashion Story exhibition, outfits from some of Diana’s most iconic moments will be added to the display for 2018. The flak vest, denim shirt and Armani chinos selected for her high-profile visit to the landmine fields of Angola in 1997 will form the centerpiece of the exhibition until November 2018. Other items joining the exhibition are the pink Bellville Sassoon suit worn by the Princess to board the train for her honeymoon and never-before displayed outfits including a sumptuous Victor Edelstein evening gown worn for an official portrait by Terence Donovan.

Adults £44.00 SC 40.00 Child £33.00
Includes Admission to Kensington Palace Diana Story & Coach

Downtown Shopping Wednesday 5 September 2018

Grab a bargain at one of the areas best designer outlet where fashions are on offer at up to 70% off the original price. All electrical goods, household wares can also be purchased here. There is also a great garden centre for all who want to make the garden special for the autumn. A small café is available where you can have a light lunch or snack.

All one price £9.00

Melton Mowbray Market & Stamford Tuesday 11 September 2018

Melton Mowbray Market will be in full swing selling local produce to tempt you. One of the best buys will be the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie. We stay here until 2p.m. then move onto Stamford for the last of the afternoon where you could have afternoon tea at the very old famous George Hotel or stroll by the river or finish off the afternoon shopping in the wonderful stone town.

All one price £12.00

China’s First Emperor Terracotta Warriors Saturday 20 October 2018

For over 2,000 years, an underground army of life-sized terracotta warriors secretly guarded the tomb of China’s First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, until a chance discovery in 1974 unlocked the mysteries of a vanished empire. Showcasing objects from one of the world’s greatest archaeological discoveries, this unmissable exhibition spans almost 1,000 years of Chinese history; from the conflicts and chaos of the Warring States period, to the achievements and legacy of the Qin and Han dynasties.

All one price £31.00 Price includes admission

Creative Craft Show/Simply Christmas/Arts Materials/Cake International Sunday 4 November 2018

NEC Birmingham is the destination for four exhibitions all relating to Christmas. Visit the Creative Craft Show for everything connected with craft work. Then there is the Simply Christmas Exhibition where you will be able to find lots of new ideas for Christmas. The Arts Show has all the latest paints, brushes, pencils, paper and what is trending today. Then the Cake International will be where you can update your baking equipment, meet the bakers who will be happy to share their ideas with you, make the perfect Christmas Cake.

All one price £19 Admission extra pay direct

Motown The Musical Leeds Grand Theatre Wednesday 7 November 2018

The sensational hit West End musical is bringing its unique sound to Leeds and is guaranteed to have you dancing down Briggate this November! With just $800 borrowed from his family Berry Gordy founded Motown Records and launched the careers of legendary artists including Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Temptations, and many more. This is the next chapter in Motown’s incredible history and is an experience you’ll never forget. Featuring over 50 classic hits including My Girl, What’s Going On, Dancing in the Street, I Heard It Through The Grapevine and Ain’t No Mountain High Enough. Motown The Musical tells the thrilling tale of the man who broke barriers, fought against the odds to create something more than a record label. Discover the story behind Motown, the personal relationships, the professional struggles, and – of course – the music that made history, defined the sound of a generation and got the whole world moving to the same beat. Time in leeds for shopping and lunch before the matinee performance at 2.30pm.

All one price £54 Includes best stall seats and coach fare

Thursford Christmas Spectacular Sunday 11 November 2018

If you only see one Christmas Show this year then Thursford is a must. It is the most spectacular Christmas Show with everything from dancing, singing, the most fabulous costumes, mulled wine, mince pies just to whet your appetite. There is a Christmas shop, a café, sweet shop and gift shop too. An afternoon performance commencing at 2p.m. Perfect way to get everyone into the Christmas spirit.

All one price £65.00 Price includes theatre seats and coach fare.

Shrek The Musical – leeds Grand Theatre Saturday 29 December 2018


Following a record-breaking UK and Ireland Tour, the smash hit blockbuster is back – and larger than life! Based on the story and characters from the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation film, this hilarious and spectacular production turns the world of fairytales upside down in an all-singing, all-dancing, must-see musical comedy. Join Shrek, our unlikely hero, and his loyal steed Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from her tower, guarded by a fire breathing love-sick dragon. Add the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got an irresistible mix of adventure, laughter and romance, guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages! Time for lunch in leeds before the matinee performance at 14.30.

All One Price £61 Includes coach and best stall seats

Les Miserables Palace Theatre Manchester Thursday 14 March 2019

After nearly a decade since the last sell out UK tour, Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed Broadway production of Les Miserables will tour the UK in 2019. This brilliant new staging has taken the world by storm and has been hailed ‘Les Mis for the 21st Century’. With scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, the magnificent score of Les Miserables including the songs: I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, Bring Him Home, One Day More, Master of the House and many more. Seen by over 120 million people worldwide in 45 countries Les Miserables is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals. We will have time in Manchester for shopping and lunch before the Matinee performance at 2.30pm.

All one price: £75 Includes Stall Seat and Coach fare

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