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We travel to the village of Waltham this morning where from 1666, to the present day there has always been a mill and the present one, which was built in 1878, is fully restored as a Six Sail, six storied working windmill. Also nearby there is a popular miniature railway, an acclaimed Museum of Rural Life, quaint shops and cafes. We continue to Cleethorpes a traditional seaside resort with miles of sandy beaches, including donkey rides, a paddling pool, a boating lake and a Pier. There are award-winning gardens on the promenade, Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway, Lollipop Road Train, the Jungle Zoo, a wealth of shops, cafés and restaurants serving great fish and chips.
Including Windmill admission, all other attractions extra.
Scampton Airshow is the East of England’s newest international airshow, marvel at a spectacular 5 hour flying display and wander amongst a static display of modern fast jets and historic aircraft. The showground will feature a host of engaging activities and exhibitions to inspire future engineers and the RAF Village will show case the breadth of roles that the service offers. Step back in time in the Vintage Village and the Heritage Centre displaying some of the aircraft and operations that have taken place at Scampton through its history, including the famous Dambusters raid. Indoor and outdoor catering facilities are available.
Senior Citizen/Child: £48.50 Child: £20.00
Coach fare only. Price includes Air Show admission.
Children up to 16 years have free admission with a ticket holding adult only.
A great day for all bus and coach enthusiasts plus all racing car fanatics, Show Bus is being staged once again this year at Donington Park with a promise of more and better catering facilities. There is also an opportunity to visit the Donington Grand Prix Collection with the largest collection of McLaren and Williams racing cars in the world (outside of their respective factories), and the only complete collection of Vanwalls. There are four halls, with over 130 exhibits which illustrate the history of motorsport from the turn of the 20th Century. Visitors can get close to the cars driven by such famous names as Nuvolari, Mansell, Prost, Moss, Fangio and Stewart. There is a charge for this visit.
Includes Show Bus admission.
We travel to Knaresborough, an historic market town set on the river Nidd with an inviting warren of medieval streets. Also famous for Mother Shipton’s Cave and Petrifying Well, thought to be England’s oldest tourist attraction and the home of Knaresborough’s mysterious prophetess who died in 1561 (optional visit at extra cost). The market place in the centre of the town offers a great place to enjoy a light lunch. This afternoon we continue to England’s most elegant and illustrious gothic revival stately home, Allerton Castle built by the premier Baron of England, Lord Mowbray, Segrave and Stourton in the 1840s, it is steeped in history. We embark on a special guided tour of this unique house, commencing with a sherry reception and a short history of the estate from 1066. We continue to the main floor rooms followed by Afternoon Tea in the Ballroom and after a privilege tour of the second floor rooms, with our final visit to the Memorial Garden.
Including sherry reception, introduction, special guided tour and afternoon tea: Selection of sandwiches, cakes and scones with hot beverage.
(Please provide any special dietary requirements on booking, this is most essential thank you).
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.
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 our 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 throughout the day for you to enjoy 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 memorable day as 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 Wildflower Meadow, and the impressive Kitchen Garden. After the tour we have reserved tables in the peaceful ambiance of the Orchard Restaurant where you will be served a delicious two-course lunch (menu choice on booking). Later visit the Highgrove Estate shop stocked with unique crafts for the home and garden.
Garden Tour and Two Course Lunch
Christmas at the Hall is a most magical time of year with all 52 rooms lavishly decorated with at least 70 Christmas trees, an amazing spectacle of Victorian extravaganza. Built in 1834 by Thomas Wilson, the great Victorian improver, the house was doubled in size by the Philips family in 1869, who then added the billiards room in 1894. Paul and Victoria Humpherston restored the house and gardens over 10 years and their work has been featured on a number of TV documentaries. The house bursts with innovative and creative interior design ideas complimented by thousands of collectable items, all used as furnishings. On arrival we are welcomed and a short walk finds us in the Village Hall where we are served with a traditional Christmas lunch of roast turkey or pork with all the trimmings followed by a great selection of desserts including Christmas pudding and tea and coffee. Unfortunately the Hall cannot sell alcohol but we can take our own wine (please state on booking if you require red or white wine with lunch) All special dietary requirements on booking please. This afternoon there is a guided tour of the Hall in all its festive splendour .
Christmas Lunch with wine and guided tour of the Hall
Enjoy world's longest running musical, Les Miserables is now in its 32nd year, one of the most enduring stories ever told and the most beautiful musical theatre score ever written. Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil's musical is based on Victor Hugo's 1862 novel. It includes the songs "I Dreamed a Dream", "On My Own" and "One Day More". After an early start we travel to London with time for lunch before a matinee performance of , Les Miserables at the Queen’s Theatre Shaftsbury Avenue. After the show there will be time for refreshment before travelling home at a slightly later time.
Including the very best Dress Circle theatre tickets.
Join us for an afternoon of sheer magic including executive coach travel with courier/hostess service, a mouthwatering, traditional Christmas lunch at the Refectory Walsingham before we transfer you to the Thursford Christmas Spectacular, the largest show in England.
Saturday 11th & Sunday 19th November Deluxe Seats - Adults: £85.00
Thursday 7th December Raised Deluxe Seats - Adults: £83.00
Saturday 16th December Standard Raised Seats - Adults: £85.00