Scenic days our to the country or coast.
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.
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.
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.
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 bid farewell to Royal Windsor and cruise further up the Thames passing the homes of the rich and famous at Bray before arriving at Maidenhead to rejoin our coach.
Wells next the sea is one of the most attractive towns on the North Norfolk coast, divided into three distinct areas from the Buttlands at the top with its broad rectangular green via Staithe Street lined with interesting shops to explore down to the harbour and Quay at the bottom home to many traditional seaside attractions not to mention some of the best fish and chips to be found anywhere this gem on th North norfolk Coast has everything for a great day out.
Cleethorpes on the Lincolnshire coast is a Blue Flag resort featuring miles and miles of beautiful golden sands. Whilst the flower filled promenades reaching right across the resort have been awarded top prizes year after year in the national "in-Bloom" competition.
Following 3 successful years at Blenheim Palace,BBC Countryfile Live will travel north to Castle Howard for 2019. In its first three years over 250,000 visitors have come through the gates quickly establishing Countryfile Live as one of Britain’s biggest and best outdoor events.
Visit two of North Norfolks best loved seaside towns, Saturday is market day in Sheringham home of the North Norfolk Railway, after lunchtime we transfer the short distance to Cromer famous for the Pier, Cromer Crabs and some of the best Fish & Chips in the country.
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.
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.
A day to enjoy regency Brighton. Perhaps take stroll along the seafront to the pier, visit the Royal Pavillion, or visit the British Airways i360 Tower, Brighton's newest attraction, where you can take a 20 minute vertical flight up to 450 feet high and see 26 miles of Sussex.
Spend some time exploring Windsor before taking to the water mid afternoon for a two and a half hour cruise aboard a genuine Vintage steam vessel. We shall be boarding either the Steam Launch Nuneham built in 1898 or Steam Launch Streatley built 1905 for a nostalgic experience second to none. To complete your great day out a traditional cream tea will be served as we cruise through the grounds of Windsor Castle.
This excursion combines two of our favourite trips to make one Great Day Out, travelling through scenic Derbyshire we make our way to Bakewell home to the largest market in the Dales. After time for shopping and lunch we make the short journey up into the High Peak to join the Judith Mary for a 2 hour cream tea cruise along the beautiful Upper Peak Forest Canal
One of only a few working watermills in the country, the lovingly restored Jordan’s Mill offers a fascinating insight into the heritage of flour milling in Britain. We include a guided tour of the mill and time to explore the gardens, before enjoying a light 2-course lunch. We’ll then visit the nearby Stotfold Watermill, one of only four listed in the Doomsday Book where we have a talk and walk around the beautiful Grade II listed building.
Dating back to 1163 and the most prominent fishing port in Belgium for centuries, this city combines an old medieval centre complete with small houses and cobblestone streets with a long sandy beach flanked by a promenade bustling with seafront cafes and bars & is home to the largest marina in northern Europe.
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.
Enjoy some free time to explore Henley on Thames before taking to the water aboard a Hobbs of Henley River Cruiser for a two hour cruise along the Thames complete with a live commentary on board pointing out Midsomer Murder locations and also the history and heritage of the River Thames at Henley including Henley Royal Regatta. Whilst on board enjoy an afternoon tea created by the award winning Time for Tea company.