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We travel to Liverpool this morning with free time for lunch before visiting The World Museum, and the exhibition of China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors. 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 con icts and chaos of the Warring States period, to the achievements and legacy of the Qin and Han dynasties. There is a café serving hot and cold refreshments with a varied menu and a shop for souvenirs.
Including exhibition admission
We travel to the Royal Mint Experience at Llantrisant near Cardiff, the only place in the world where you can watch the UK’s coins being made. Go behind the scenes to follow the journey of a coin from a blank to bank in a guided factory experience. An opportunity to strike your own coin and join in the Interactive Exhibition. There is a café serving a selection of hot and cold refreshments which is available throughout the day, so you can enjoy the café either before or after your tour. A wide range of Royal Mint coins and merchandise are on sale in the gift shop.
Including guided factory experience
A scenic drive through the North Yorkshire Moors National park to the quaint old town of Whitby, where the narrow cobbled streets are lined with shops clustered around the busy Harbour and overlooked by the ruined Abbey. Why not take a boat trip out to sea, or an open- top bus tour of the town, followed by fish and chips at “Trenchers” or the famous “Magpie” is a must!!
All attractions extra
We travel to Market Harborough known as a delightful shopping destination, there is so much to discover from the wide range of independent shops, to the cafés and restaurants. The fascinating Indoor Market, which continues an 800-year-old tradition of market trading in the heart of the town is a must!! There will be time for lunch before we continue to Lamport Hall, a grade I listed country house, set in 10 acres of tranquil gardens and enclosed by glorious parkland, Lamport is a true hidden gem. We enjoy a guided tour of the Hall with experienced guides who will share stories of the Isham family, who lived here for 400 years. Discover the delights of the garden and a somewhat unusual claim to fame, the home of the world’s rst garden gnomes. Visit the ‘Through the Ages’ exhibition, the Museum of Rural Life situated in the courtyard and the beautiful All Saints Church with memorials to generations of the Isham family. To complete the day a Cream Tea is served in the Victorian Dining Room.
Including guided House tour and Cream Tea
On this memorable day we travel to Highgrove the home of HRH Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. On arrival, we join one of the Princes expert guides on a two-hour tour through the extraordinary series of gardens including the Stumpery, the stunning Wild ower Meadow and the impressive Kitchen Garden. After the tour, we have reserved tables in the peaceful ambience of the Orchard Restaurant where you will be served a delicious two course lunch (menu choice on booking). Later we visit the Highgrove Estate shop stocked with unique crafts for the home and garden.
Including Garden Tour and Two Course Lunch
Knaresborough is full of surprises, a warren of medieval streets and stone staircases that weave their way up and down the hill, with the market place in the centre of the town this is a perfect opportunity to enjoy a cup of tea or something delicious and home baked. Knaresborough Castle sits above the River Nidd and gorge, in a commanding position with spectacular views. Mother Shipton’s Cave and Petrifying Well, was once the home of Knaresborough’s mysterious prophetess who died in 1561. An opportunity to visit this pretty riverside location and discover the petrifying well, where numerous artefacts have been turned to stone over the years. This afternoon we call at the Wetherby Whaler Guisley for a high tea of Fish ‘n’ Chips, Peas, Bread and Butter, Dessert, Tea or Co ee. (Please notify the o ce of any Special dietary requirements on booking).
Including high tea, all attractions extra
Wisley is one of the world’s great gardens, packed with horticultural inspiration it o ers a beautiful and relaxing experience for everyone, where you can take in the majestic beauty of the Glasshouse, the stunning Rock garden or the glorious borders. An added bonus today, ’Focus on Craft’’, a special fair, will be held in oored marquees within the beautiful surroundings of RHS Garden Wisley. Later you should visit the Plant Centre where you will nd a wealth of garden requisites and the Gift Shop. There are three cafeterias’, a restaurant and a co ee shop for refreshments.
PLEASE NOTE: On booking RHS members can book 1 guest for free admission, please make the office
aware of the fact to qualify for a reduction of £11.00
In its beautiful setting at the foot of the Malvern Hills, this national show enjoys the reputation of being one of the finest RHS gardening events of the year. There are superb shopping opportunities with hundreds of quality trade stands selling gardening sundries, exquisite crafts and delicious food and wine. We stay for the end of show plant sales, so a chance to buy a bargain.
Includes show admission
We travel to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the ultimate event in the gardening calendar. Set in the grounds of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea, enjoy a half day at this most famous of ower shows. Experience the sights and smells of the nest collections of owers; see the stunning show gardens created by some of the world’s leading garden designers. There are many catering facilities for refreshments throughout the afternoon. We return to Nottingham & District after the show closes in the evening.
Including ower show admission
Located deep beneath the streets of the capital, London’s secret 100-year-old Post O ce railway has kept people across the world connected by transporting billions of letters, parcels and postcards safely through the city and onto their nal destination across the country and around the globe. Enjoy a thrilling ride on the Mail Train through the hidden tunnels and discover a unique piece of industrial heritage, then explore inspiring galleries packed with incredible objects, exciting stories and fun- lled interactive displays, the people behind the railway and the history of our connected world will be revealed. Relax and refuel in the cafe with food and hot/cold beverages.
Including admission and train ride