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We travel to the Guide Dogs Training School at Leamington Spa this morning which started in 1941 and today trains 220 dogs a year. We would like to invite you to take part in the Guide Dogs experience and learn about their life-changing work. Find out how it all began and how they train a guide dog, meet the dogs; bring your camera and take a picture of your favourite, discover more about sight loss, experience a blindfold walk, ask a trained tour guide anything you’d like to know about Guide Dogs and meet a guide dog owner or puppy walker. Towards the end of the tour you'll have the opportunity to purchase gifts and pet products from the shop. This afternoon we continue to Leamington Spa an elegant town offering Georgian and Victorian architecture, tree-lined avenues and glorious gardens. The magnificent Royal Pump Rooms are now a cultural and tourism complex, housing the town's Museum, Art Gallery, Library and Tourist Information Centre. The Jephson Gardens are Grade II listed and of horticultural excellence, including a sensory garden, a temperate glasshouse and a riverside restaurant plus a Victorian tearoom. Leamington town centre combines a treasure-trove of independent shops, specialist boutiques and all the national chain stores for the shopaholic’s.
Includes a donation for Guide Dog Association.
More than 60 volunteers from local flower clubs and florists will work alongside Castle Howard florist Catherine Gledhill to produce arrangements inspired by our lavish interiors. Outside, the gardens will be in full bloom and there will be drop-in demonstrations, talks and tours with Jonathan Mosley, plus market stalls to enjoy. Visitors to the flower festival will also receive 10% off in the garden centre. Castle Howard's shops and cafés are the perfect place for refreshments and retail therapy.
Includes admission to Flower Show.
Event based in the original camp buildings of RAF Woodhall Spa. Museum of the RAF and Life in Lincolnshire during the Second World War. Military and civilian vehicles, over 200 re-enactors, Singers, dancers, scenarios, forties trade stalls, hot food, beer tent, NAAFI. Step back in time and join us for this nostalgic day and discover what life was like in the war years of the 40’s. Feel free to dress in 1940’s costume leading to a great fun day out
12 years and under coach fare only.
Stephanie Weightman’s award winning Crafting Live show will be at Doncaster Racecourse in the summer and bringing a whole host of crafty celebrities. Throughout Saturday, you can visit a vast range of exhibitors stocking stamps, dies, decoupage, fabric, ribbon and much more. You can stock up on all of your craft essentials, as well as finding inspiration from brand new products. There are also refreshment options and areas to have a much needed sit down after all that shopping! Crafting Live is home to a huge and most importantly, FREE make and take area that can be booked on the day to take part in. A number of well- known crafters will be running these sessions and will allow you to take your finished project home with you. Make and take booking point is open from 10am each day and booking is essential.
Including Show ticket.
Enjoy an extravaganza of entertainment at the RIAT, the world’s greatest air show. The theme for 2017 is the 70th Anniversary of the United States Air Force and visitors can expect to see some of the most iconic US military aircraft, past and present on display. Experience an air-show full of aviation action, over 7 hours of non-stop flying displays and 2 miles of showground filled with attractions, activities, exhibitions, shopping and food and drink.
Senior Citizen/Child: £59.50
Child: £22.40 Coach fare only.
Price includes Air Show admission.
Children up to 16 years have free admission with a ticket holding adult only.
Brooklands Museum is on the site of the world's first purpose-built motor racing circuit and displays a wide range of Brooklands-related motoring and aviation exhibits ranging from giant racing cars, motorcycles and bicycles to an unparalleled collection of aircraft, including Concorde and the London Bus Museum with the largest collection of working historic London Buses in the world. We begin our visit with a Jump Start, an introduction to the Museum and its history. For those wishing to partake in the Concorde Experience it is £5.00 per person and the 4D Experience is £4.00 per person bookable and payable on the day. The Sunbeam Café offers a delicious range of freshly made, seasonal recipes covering breakfast, lunch, snacks and treats for refreshments.
Officially opened by HRH Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall the Sandringham Flower Show is one of the most prestigious horticultural events in the East of England and a very firm favourite in our events calendar. There are trade stands, marquees with local village flower and produce competitions, amateur and professional display gardens and a wealth of arena events.
Price includes Flower Show admission.
We travel to London and Kensington Palace this morning to view two exhibitions celebrating the lives of probably the greatest female Royals of all time. 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's death and will celebrate her life and the evolution of her image and style. The palace was a place of unique significance in the Princess's life and the focus of a worldwide tribute following her death as thousands of people left an unforgettable sea of flowers at the gates. Echoing this tribute the palace gardeners will celebrate the Princess's life with a beautiful White Garden reflecting the seasons from spring to late summer.
Explore Queen Victoria's long and extraordinary life in her own words. Inspired by the Queen's own journals, and featuring displays of personal objects in the rooms where she once lived, the exhibition gives an intimate account of Victoria's extraordinary life. Princess Victoria was born on 24 May 1819 at Kensington Palace where she grew up alone with her mother, the Duchess of Kent, and spent what she would later recall as a lonely and unhappy childhood. She became queen at just eighteen and held her first Privy Council meeting in Kensington Palace’s Red Saloon. There are other exhibitions on famous Royals including William II, Queen Mary II, George II and Princess Margaret. Relax in the 18th century Orangery Restaurant serving lunch and afternoon tea for refreshments.
Including admission Palace and Gardens.
Be part of the drama, step into the exciting world of telly at the Emmerdale Studio Experience, a visitor attraction now open at the former ITV studios, Burley Road, Leeds. Enjoy a journey behind the scenes, showing you how we bring the characters you love and stories you remember to life, with full scale set reconstructions, preserved props and costumes to the secrets behind stunts and special effects. On your fully-guided tour, you’ll be able to get up close to all things Emmerdale and discover the magic behind some of the finest stunts seen on TV. You’ll also have the opportunity to take your memories home with a souvenir photograph from behind the bar at The Woolpack and shop exclusive Emmerdale merchandise. This afternoon we travel to Doncaster and Whitby’s Fish Restaurant to sit down to a Fish ‘n’ Chip Tea plus Tea/Coffee or Soft drink.
Including Emmerdale Studio Experience and Fish ‘n’ Chip Tea with Drinks. The Restaurant is licenced to sell Alcohol at extra cost. (Any special dietary requirements please advise on booking)
Newby Hall the family home of Mr & Mrs Richard Compton, one of England’s renowned Adam houses and an exceptional example of 18th century interior decoration. Newby Hall is now the permanent home to one of the finest collections of dolls houses and miniatures in the world, thanks to the generosity of collectors Caroline Hamilton and Jane Fiddick. Newby’s award winning gardens, created in the early 1920s, have evolved over the years making a major contribution to 20th century gardening. Discover a miniature railway to ride, a woodland discovery walk and you have a perfect day out for all ages. The Restaurant at Newby is run by The Yorkshire Party Company and offers a full range of delicious foods.
Including admission to House and
Gardens Miniature Train ride (small extra cost)