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Our first visit 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.
The show will feature quilt displays from well-known quilters and textile artists and a variety of exhibitors selling patchwork & quilting supplies for all your needs, along with demonstrators on hand to show you their techniques and to give help and advice plus workshops available on a first come, first served basis.
Just over an hour from Calais, Lille offers a remarkable architectural and cultural heritage. Discover the magnificent Grand square surrounded by 17th century houses & the old town a particularly lovely place to wander around with its many monuments, Flemish facades and pleasant pedestrian streets.
Windsor may be dominated by the thousand year old castle but there are many more things to see and do. Take a passenger boat trip along the Thames, hop on an open topped bus for a guided tour, or do both at the same time on board Windsor Duck Tours bright yellow vehicle.
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.
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.
Were you trying to design a fairy-tale medieval town, it would be hard to improve on Bruges, one of Europe's best preserved cities. With it`s picturesque cobbled streets and canals linking the photogenic market squares lined with soaring towers, historical churches and lane after lane of old whitewashed almshouses Bruges really is worth a visit.
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.
Discover history, culture, entertainment, food, drink, shopping and green parks all within a short distance of each other in St Albans. At the Farmers Market you can expect to find local specialties, mouth-watering cheeses, seasonal fruit and vegetables, fresh herbs, top quality meat and game, dairy produce, freshly baked cakes, bread and hand-crafted goods.
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
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.
Ostend at anchor is the largest maritime festival on the North Sea, More than 140 old rigged ships will be present with the three-masted ship “le Français” and the Polish three-masted ship “Dar Mlodiezy” expected to attend. Add in the 100 exhibition stands plus entertainment featuring maritime music, along with all Ostend`s usual attractions and this is a day not to be missed.
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.
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.
The ultimate experience for food lovers featuring live entertainment, cooking inspiration, shopping and tastings. There will be a fantastic line-up of the UK’s best chefs and experts cooking live, exciting new flavours, the latest trends and carefully selected independent producers of the finest food, drink and culinary products.
After enjoying free time in Margate to explore and purchase lunch we travel the short distance to the Hornby Hobbies Visitor Centre which features rare products from the Hornby, Scalextric, Airfix and Corgi archives. Don’t miss the spectacular Model Railway and Scalextric layouts as you journey through the history of Britain's best-loved toys
The Creative Craft Show is a haven for knitting, cross stitch, paper crafting, jewellery & dressmaking and stitching enthusiasts, offering all the very latest supplies, ideas and innovations in the hobby world! You’ll find everything from kits, charts and patterns to fabrics, yarns, threads and buttons plus opportunities to glean advice from industry experts.
Every Sunday Columbia Road in East London is transformed into an oasis of foliage and flowers with everything from bedding plants to 10 foot banana trees are up for grabs. Covent Garden Market is world famous, with its cosmopolitan atmosphere generated by the vibrant combination of fabulous shops, renowned Apple Market stalls, bars and cafes, not forgetting the celebrated street performers.
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.