Welcome to our Day Excursion section which includes Shopping Trips, West End Theatres, Flower Shows, Theme Parks, Places of Interest, Scenic Days Out and much, much more. You can book your day excursion by telephoning 01733 267025 or by visiting our Travel Shop at 14 Westgate Arcade, Peterborough PE1 1PY
From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, Tina Turner rewrote the rulebook to transform herself into the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll. This new stage musical, presented in association with Tina Turner herself, reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race, to sell more concert tickets than any other solo performer in music history.
Our first stop today is Melton Mowbray on market day then after lunch we visit the award-winning Gates Garden Centre with its traditional tearoom and over 10,500 square metres of indoor and outdoor display areas. You’ll find everything from garden tools and pots to patio furniture, water features, clothing, homeware and pet care, there’s something for everyone.
This morning we visit the historic market town of Bishops Stortford before making our way to Clavering home to the Cricketers. Run by Trevor and Sally Oliver, parents of Jamie, the pub has earnt a reputation for only using the finest quality fresh ingredients to produce some of the best tasting pub food available anywhere.
Our journey Northwards brings us first to the village of Sharlston Common home to the White Horse. We stop here for lunch before continuing to Leeds for our visit to the Emmerdale Studio Experience for an 80-minute guided tour through the production of the popular TV programme.
Did you know that the Royal Albert Hall once hosted a séance; flooded the auditorium with 56,000 litres of water for an opera concert; and that criminals, as well as musicians and politicians, have graced the Hall’s stage? Together with a friendly guide, take a peek at the royal areas of the Hall, see the breathtaking auditorium, and glimpse the stage where the world’s stars have appeared. After the tour we enjoy lunch at the Royal Albert Hall’s Verdi Italian restaurant.
Treat your mum to a relaxing 3-hour Sunday lunchtime cruise, complete with a three-course Carvery, which is prepared and cooked onboard using only the best, fresh, seasonal produce on board the Trent Lady centrally heated river cruiser as we take in the sights along the River Trent.
Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is a dazzling unique historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and the magnificent Cathedral and Abbey gardens combine to produce a beautiful backdrop to the award winning market.
Bill Kenwright’s ‘Amazing’, ‘Superb’, ‘Wonderful’ and ‘Brilliant’ production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling musical retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, is full of unforgettable songs including Go, Go, Go Joseph, Any Dream Will Do, Jacob and Sons, Close Every Door To Me and many more.
Step into the ‘Land of the Lions’, London Zoo’s newest and most breath-taking exhibit. Three walkways cover the 2,500sqm exhibit with thrilling, immersive Indian themed areas to explore –including a train station, crumbling temple clearing, high street and guard hut. Be sure to see Penguin Beach, Gorilla Kingdom and much, much more.
Our first port of call today is Wroxham, capital of the Broads and home to the world’s largest village store. Later in the afternoon we move onto the village of Horning to board the Southern Comfort Mississippi Paddle Boat for an hour and a half cruise.
Join us for this lovely day out taking in St Albans' street market. First chartered in 1553 this wonderful market has 160 stalls running through the centre streets of the city, surrounded by quaint, cobbled streets, narrow roads and beautiful period buildings.
We travel via Eurotunnel to spend the day at Ostend, Belgium's premier seaside resort which has always been a favourite with British travellers. On the way back we call in at P&Js Chocolate Factory where they make delicious Belgian Chocolates fresh every day.
Come and visit one of the Country’s oldest and finest markets. Every Tuesday you can experience the hustle and bustle of the town’s busy street market. Based around the Market Place in the safe pedestrianised area of the town, the streets are filled with stalls selling everything from clothing to fresh produce.
Join us as we visit the pretty rural Georgian market town of Holt, brimming with independent shops including antiques, art and crafts, gift shops & cafes, before we head to the acclaimed Rhododendron & Azalea Gardens at Stody Lodge to enjoy the magnificent gardens that stretch over 10 acres. We include a Cream Tea at Stody Lodge to add the finishing touch to the day.
Explore the original period shops and houses at one of the most extraordinary open-air museums in the UK. Find out what it was like to live and work in one of the world’s mostextraordinary open-air museums in the UK. Find out what it was like to live and work in one of the world’s most heavily industrialised landscapes. See sparks fly as the chain maker forges a link, witness the glowing forges, smell the steam engines and hear the banging of hot metal. Ride on the Heritage trams and Buses.
Combine a trip to the Black Country Living Museum with a 45-minute canal trip complete with a stunning video show in Little Tess Cavern explaining how the limestone was originally formed, see the amazing lifelike reconstructions in Hurst Cavern depicting how miners worked in the tunnels during the 18th century and enjoy an incredible music and light show in the Singing Cavern.
WAITRESS tells the story of expert pie maker & waitress Jenna who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.
. Renowned for the quality of its art, landscape and hospitality Chatsworth House known as the 'Palace of the Peak' is one of Britain's best loved historic houses and estates, having evolved through the centuries to reflect the tastes, passions and interests of succeeding generations.
2018 sees the return of the RHS to Chatsworth, this show set in the magnificent backdrop of the beautiful Peak District Stately Home will feature spectacular displays, inspirational gardens, fascinating talks & of course great shopping this show sold out last year so early booking is essential as it is set to once again prove one of the highlights of the RHS calendar.
Cirencester, known as ‘The Capital of the Cotswolds’ is a maze of fascinating streets, lined with quaint old houses and 17th century bow fronted shops. The traditional open-air town market has been trading from as far back as 1086 and is located in the centre of the town opposite the cathedral-like parish church of St. John the Baptist.
Come From Away is the joyous new musical sharing the incredible real-life story of the 7,000 air passengers from all over the world who were grounded in Canada during the wake of 9/11, and the small Newfoundland community that invited these ‘come from aways’ into their lives.
As always there will be a host of new features to keep the show fresh and exciting along with all your regular features. Amongst the highlights will be admission to Monty Don in The BBC Gardeners World Live Theatre plus the Show Gardens and regular Gardeners World favourites on the BBC Gardeners World Live stage.
Enjoy a Traditional Sunday Lunch at the White Horse in Sharlston Common before heading for the Harewood Estate & stepping into Emmerdale on a 90-minute guided tour of the exterior TV set. As the cast and crew down scripts for the weekend the working set is opened to the public allowing you to see and hear how the most dramatic village in the country is brought to life.
Enjoy a fascinating tour on board our coach with a member of the Cadbury heritage team. As they take us on a guided tour around the Bourneville Village to discover the Cadbury brothers’ vision of a ‘Factory in a Garden’. We will view examples of beautiful architecture, the unique village green and pretty tree-lined streets, before taking a guided tour of the Cadbury World exhibition and enjoying a CreamTea with scones and sandwiches, with tea or coffee served in the themed Cadbury Café.
Mrs Brown is back with a brand new show for 2019. Award-winning comedian Brendan O’Carroll presents Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Musical? Join us on an exhilarating, side-splitting and musical adventure with our trip going to the Genting Arena in Birmingham for the matinee show.
After receiving fantastic 5 star reviews in the West End Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s award-winning musical comedy Calendar Girls is coming to Nottinghams Theatre Royal. Telling the true story of Yorkshire’s own Calendar Girls, a group of ordinary ladies who achieved something extraordinary, this musical has drawn praise from both Audiences & critics alike with The Times describing the show as "pure gold"
Motown The Musical uncovers the story of the legendary record label that changed music history and created the soundtrack of a generation. featuring the hits of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Marvin Gaye and many more.
ON YOUR FEET! Gloria and Emilio Estefan's smash-hit musical comes to London direct from Broadway for a strictly limited season, telling the inspiring true love story of Emilio and Gloria it charts their journey from its Cuba via the streets of Miami and to international superstardom.
The award winning West Midlands Safari Park in Worcestershire is home to over 1700 animals we start the day with the Safari Drive Through where we will encounter Lions, Tigers, Elephants, Rhino, Giraffe and much more. Then you are free to visit all the other attractions including Land of the Living Dinosaurs with it`s 38 animatronic dinosaurs, the African Village home to the Meercats and Lemurs and the latest exhibition Ice Age complete with Fiery Volcano & prehistoric animals.
The Thursford Christmas Spectacular is the biggest and most exciting Christmas show in Europe, as you have come to expect we have secured some of the best seats in the house and to really get you in the Christmas mood we call in at the Kings Head Great Bircham for a festive pre-show Christmas Lunch.