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Christmas is a most magical time of year at the hall with all 52 rooms beautifully and lavishly decorated with at least 70 Christmas trees, an amazing spectacle of Victorian extravaganza. Built in 1834 by Thomas Wilson, the house was doubled in size by the Philips family in 1869. Paul and Victoria Humpherston restored the house and gardens over 10 years, 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 warmly welcomed at the Village Hall where we will be served with a wonderful traditional Christmas lunch of roast turkey or pork with all the trimmings, followed by a great selection of desserts including Christmas pudding and tea/co ee. We will be serving a complementary glass of wine for all Sharpes guests (please state on booking if you require red or white wine with lunch). After lunch, there is an extended guided tour of the Hall in all its festive splendour. This is a wonderful day out and an opportunity to explore this stunning building.
Christmas Lunch with wine and guided tour of the Hall Special dietary requirements required on booking please.
Enjoy the world’s longest running musical, Les Miserables 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”. 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 refreshments before travelling home.
Including the very best Dress Circle theatre tickets.
The Largest Christmas Show in England. 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, followed by your transfer to the Thursford Christmas Spectacular, an extravaganza of entertainment.
Saturday 11th November - Deluxe seats Adults £85.00 Senior Citizens: £84.00
Sunday 19th November - Deluxe seats Adults £85.00 Senior Citizens: £84.00
Saturday 16th December - Raised seating Adults: £82.00 Senior Citizens: £81.00
Traditional Christmas Lunch and Admission to Show
A wonderful day at Chatsworth begins with a visit to the house, festively decorated for the Christmas season with this year’s theme “Oh Dickens its Christmas”. Afterwards we sit down to a two course Christmas lunch in a private dining room, complete with festive turkey and all the trimmings, a glass of red or white wine, Christmas pudding, mince pies and tea or co ee. In the afternoon, you will have free time to explore the Christmas Market and the stalls which are brimming with festive crafts and gifts, we will visit the Farm Shop on the return journey home, which is stocked full of seasonal produce. An unmissable day, book early to avoid disappointment.
All admissions and lunch included (Please provide any special dietary requirements on booking).
A great day out with Chatsworth House celebrating, “Oh Dickens its Christmas”, all decorated superbly for the Christmas season. On arrival explore the Christmas Market with stalls brimming with festive, gifts and food. There are plenty of places to stop to eat whether you fancy a light bite, at the Farm Yard Cafe, a hearty meal at the Cavandish and Carriage House Restaurants or indulgent afternoon tea at the Wedgewood Restaurant; along with outside catering they have something for everyone. The House tour is at 13:30hrs and later we take you to the Farm Shop.
Please note that this excursion does not include lunch.
Including House Tour.
Enjoy a Christmas shop at Boundary Mills Store” Downtown” this morning with bargains galore, complimented by the fantastic Garden Centre. We continue for a truly memorable early evening at the Church of St Mary’s and All Saints Bingham, for their spectacular Christmas Tree Festival. In the square enjoy the festive delights of the Christmas Town Fair with colourful stalls selling gifts, crafts and food, also Santa’s Grotto for the children.
Includes admission to the Christmas Tree Festival
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, learn about the people behind the railway, and the history of our connected world will be revealed. Relax and refuel in the cafe with its food and hot and cold beverages.
Includes admission and train ride
A must for all china collectors and enthusiasts we visit some of Staffordshire’s best factory shops including Dudsons, Moorcroft Visitor Centre, Royal Sta ord, Wedgewood and Royal Doulton Outlet Store and Portmeirion. We continue to Trentham Shopping Village which is home to over 50 shops, cafes, restaurants, and the Trentham Garden Centre with their Six Arches Restaurant which has an excellent reputation.
Rhode Hall Gardens are the setting of one of the most spectacular displays of Snowdrops in England. In the magnificent setting of Rhode’s Humphry Repton landscape, the sight of these cascading white flowers make a perfect morning stroll out in the fresh air. The delightful Rhode Hall Tea Rooms offer a selection of soups, jacket potatoes, sausage and bacon baps, homemade cakes and hot and cold drinks. Plants and bulbs may also be purchased. This afternoon we travel to Bridgemere Garden Centre, where you will be able to peruse a wide range of top-quality plants and gardening products. Come and explore the six acres of award-winning show gardens, great shopping facilities and a café.
Includes admission to Garden Snowdrop Walk
An exclusive chance to take a trip on an iconic locomotive, one of the UK’s fastest steam trains and following 18 years of construction and fundraising, the £3million Tornado was completed in August 2008 and named by HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in February 2009. The popular locomotive is always a big hit wherever it goes; catching people’s eyes with its elegance and speed, this year reaching a staggering 100mph – a preservation steam record! We are inviting you to take a memorable return journey along the North Yorkshire Moors Railway line from Grosmont to Pickering. We will have a short stop in Pickering before return rail journey back to Grosmont. You will have free time before our return journey to Nottingham.
Includes return train journey