Scenic days our to the country or coast.
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.
We have taken one of our most popular excursions and given it a twist. The delightful town of Moreton-in-Marsh comes alive every Tuesday as the biggest market in the Cotswolds is held with up to 300 stalls selling a huge range of goods attracting people from all over the country. After lunch we head for the beautiful small town of Chipping Campden reputed to have the most beautiful High Street in England.
Visit two of North Norfolks best loved seaside towns, first we head for Cromer famous for the Pier, Cromer Crabs and some of the best Fish & Chips in the country before transferring after lunchtime the short distance to Sheringham home of the North Norfolk Railway.
This morning we cruise the Thames from historic Runnymede to Windsor passing the pretty villages of Old Windsor & Dachet before travelling through the grounds of Windsor Castle for some free time to explore Windsor itself. Later in the afternoon we take to the river again to continue upstream to Maidenhead enjoying both the views and a Cream Tea aboard the boat.
Bridlington with it`s picturesque,bustling harbour flanked by two stunning beaches of gleaming golden sands is rightly one of North Yorkshires favourite seaside destinations or maybe you would prefer to head away from the seafront into the Old Town and discover a gem that has remained largely unchanged for centuries, where Olde Worlde pubs and antique shops rub shoulders with art galleries and tearooms.
There really is something for everyone at Bressingham, whether your passion is Gardens, Steam, Exhibits, Rides or even a mixture of them all, Bressingham has something for all! World renowned gardener and horticulturist Alan Bloom combined his passion for plants and gardens with his love of steam to create a truly unique experience.
Today we visit two delightful Suffolk seaside resorts Aldeburgh, famous for many things including great fish & chips, the Music festival plus Maggi Hamblings' Scallop on the beach and Southwold renowned for its Pier and glorious sandy beach, many quirky independant shops and of course the Adnams Brewery.
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.
Famed for its beauty and atmosphere for hundreds of years Haddon Hall never fails to enchant. It has been described as the most perfect house to survive from the middle ages with parts of the house date from the 12th Century. Our excursion today includes a guided tour of the House followed by Afternoon Tea
The picturesque medieval market town of Saffron Walden in Essex, has a rich heritage of old buildings including St Mary's Church - the largest parish church in Essex. Nearby lies Audley End House once one of the largest and most opulent houses in Jacobean England
Skegness,Lincolnshire`s largest resort is renowned as one of the country’s top seaside destinations.With an award winning Blue Flag beach and a seafront buzzing with funfair excitement, to the picturesque Compass Gardens offering a quiet area to sit and watch the world go by there is plenty to see and do.
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.
Enjoy a day out at Windsor with an included cruise along the Thames and entrance to Windsor Castle. Take the chance to see The State and Semi State Appartments, Queen Mary`s Dolls` House & of course St George`s Chapel venue for the biggest wedding of the year.
Step back in time to the North Norfolk Railways annual 1940s weekend. Over the years this event has attracted more and more visitors and more and more exhibitors making it the most popular event in the Railway calendar, widely felt to be one of the best events of its type in the country.
Set in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside Stratford-Upon-Avon is brimming with olde English charm and famous the world over as the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Spend the first part of your day exploring this delightful town before taking to the water aboard the Rita Ellen for a 1.5hr Cruise complete with commentary and an Afternoon Tea.
Every Friday the beautiful Georgian town of Stamford comes alive when High Street & Broad Street are lined with stalls selling everything from fresh farm produce to clothing, flowers freshly baked bread and tempting cakes. After spending the morning exploring the Market and shops we transfer to Rutland Water in the afternoon for a cruise on the Rutland Belle.
Waverley is the last seagoing Paddle Steamer in the World. Step back to a time when Paddle Steamers were an important part of the coastal passenger and excursion trade. We board at Clacton-on-Sea for this lovely day cruise full of amazing sites and views of the Thames culminating with Tower bridge being raised especially for us.
Canterbury’s past is as rich as it comes’ says the latest Lonely Planet Guide to Britain. This world-famous cathedral city was one of medieval Europe’s great places of pilgrimages and knowledge. Dominated by its cathedral the medieval streets within the city walls are a great place to explore.
2018 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice ending the First World War, to commerate this we shall visit Tyne Cot, the largest British war cemetery in the world before making our way to Ypres for some free time and for the Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate at 8pm.