Once aboard one of our luxury coaches, you can relax and enjoy one of our fantastic days out.
The term "black and white" derives from presence of many timbered and half-timbered houses in the area, some dating from medieval times. The buildings' black oak beams are exposed on the outside, with white painted walls between. The numbers of houses surviving in this style in the villages creates a very distinctive impression and differs from building styles outside this area.
Trago Newton Abbot is located in 110 acres, amidst the lovely south Devon countryside, with views over towards Dartmoor. A stone’s throw from the A38 between Exeter and Plymouth it is perfectly located for customers to take advantage of its unique discount shopping and leisure facilities. Consisting of over 250,000 square feet of retail space, it offers over 180,000 products, across 38 departments at unbeatable everyday lowest prices!
Begin the day with a train journey from Norden Park Station on the six-mile line which takes you through the beautiful Purbeck countryside past Corfe Castle and on to Swanage the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure.
Nourished by natural hot springs, Bath offers a unique experience with stunning architecture, great shopping and iconic attractions.Bath is renowned for its fabulous Georgian architecture, the spectacular Roman Baths, abbey and museums. A visit of the Roman Baths is included.
Enjoy a fantastic day of shopping with a vast selection of shops selling famous brand names at up to 60% off recommended retail prices. Or if shopping is not your thing why not head off and explore the cathedral city of Wells.
For over 100 years, Arundel Cathedral has celebrated the feast of Corpus Christi with a festival of flowers, which includes a magnificent 90 foot carpet of flowers completey filling the cathedrals central aisle. In the quaint streets of Arundel you will find cafes, resturants, craft & antique shops.
London Designer Outlet is London’s original and easiest to reach outlet centre. LDO’s outlet shops offer year-round savings of 30-70% on brands such as Nike, Converse, Adidas, Skechers, Guess, Kurt Geiger, Jack Wills, Lindt, Hamleys, Ernest Jones, Clarks, GAP and Superdry. Situated next to world-famous Wembley Stadium and in the heart of London’s most exciting new district, Wembley Park.
Petworth House, a 17th century palace created by just one family over 900 years. Across the courtyard the lives of generations of cooks, maids and butlers are brought to life in the long corridors of the Servants’ Quarters. Outdoors, there’s 700 acres of parkland to explore with stunning views of the South Downs.
We begin our day with a visit to Windsor Castle, an official residence of The Queen and a Royal home and fortress for over 900 years. Visitors can walk around the State Apartments, the Drawings Gallery, Queen Mary's dolls' house, and the 14th Century St. George's Chapel.
The house contains 18th century collections of French furniture, paintings and ceramics and is set within the South Downs National Park enjoying views of the Sussex landscape and beyond. The doll's house has been described as one of the two most important British dolls' houses that have survived from between 1735 and 1740 which gives a very detailed glimpse of family and servant life and perhaps had a use in educatin
Join in the fun of this festival that celebrates Stratfords’ beautiful River Avon and the wonderful town. There is loads to see and do including World class live music on both The Bandstand and Acoustic Stage, spectacular narrow boats display, Artisan craft market, delicious selection of global food stalls and much more.
The museum is home to the first British built Concorde where you can go on-board and see the cockpit and the technology which enabled this remarkable aircraft to fly. There is also the Aircraft Carrier Experience where museum meets theatre on the replica flight deck of HMS Ark Royal.
Taking place around Weymouth's harbourside, The Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival brings together champagne and seafood, family entertainment and a great opportunity to gain an understanding of the superb seafood available to us just off our wonderful shores.
Cardiff has plenty on offer – you may wish to visit the many museums or the magnificent Cardiff Castle (entrance not included), or if shopping is more your thing you will find an array of shops including designer labels and favourite mainstream retailers.
During the thrilling 75 hour flying display visitors will get to see fast jets, giant transporters, historic aircraft and much, much more. There will be a chance to meet the crews, get close to the aircraft and enjoy a feast of first class entertainment including the Techno Zone, an interactive showcase designed especially for youngsters, the Vintage Village, Aerodrome and the Adrenalin Zone.
The dazzling riot of colour will use large-scale costumes and re-enactors to travel through nine centuries of the Castle’s history across two days. Local communities will come together to bring this unusual and spectacular event to life. Come and join the procession, which will wind its way from the Castle Island, around the estate to culminate in an impressive finale set against the stunning backdrop of “the loveliest castle in the world”.
The Museum opened to the public on 10 June 2005. From the shadowy figure of the BFG (Big Friendly Giant) visible on the High Street wall outside, to the crocodile cunningly disguised as a bench, the whole building takes Roald Dahl’s characters and stories as its theme. The architects, HawkinsBrown and gallery designers Bremner & Orr worked their magic and transformed the old coaching inn and yard into a series of galleries that tell Roald Dahl’s own story.
A day of leisure in Bristol. If you're looking to shop, Bristol has nearly 500 stores between its two separate covered shopping centres. Alternatively, if you're just looking to relax and take in the city you can choose from over 50 cafes and restaurants.
It's the fifth oldest zoo in the world and has helped save over 175 species from extinction! You'll meet all types of residents including lions, pengiuns, flamingos and reptiles. Enjoy a range of free daily animal talks and feeding times, and the younger member of the family may enjoy the splash play area, adventure playground or ZooRopia*, which is an adventure ropes course where you can swing alongside some of the most popular animals at the Zoo - the gorillas, gibbons and lemurs! (*Not includ
Stop in the pretty town of Seaton with its mile-long beach, level promenade and neautiful gardens, before contuining onto Sidmouth which boasts an elegant esplanade lying in the shelter of high hills and majestic cliffs. there will be time to explore and but refreshments in both locations.
See over 100 crocodiles of more than 15 species at the UK's only crocodile Zoo. With incredible underwater viewing, come face to face with some of the most feared predators on the planet – Nile crocodiles, American alligators, black caiman, and more! Cafe and gift shop on site.
During a visit to Greenwich you may wish to visit the Royal Museums, consisting of 4 sites; the Royal Observatory, the Queen’s House, the National Maritime Museum and the Cutty Sark. Alternatively, you may prefer to take in your surroundings with a relaxing cruise along the River Thames.
This stylish resort has elegant Victorian villas, a palm-fringed promenade and a lively harbour. You might wish to visit the penguins at Torquay's Living Coasts coastal zoo, take a stroll along Agatha Christies Mile or just enjoy the selection of shops, restaurants and bars whilst you are here.
The LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort is the ideal destination for families with children aged 2-12, with over 55 interactive rides, live shows and attractions all set over 150 acres of beautiful parkland. Step into Heartlake City world of the LEGO® Friends, soar through the air on the Dragon rollercoaster, make a splash in DUPLO® Valley, discover a world of awesome sea creatures on Atlantis Submarine Voyage or earn your very first driving licence in the LEGO City Driving School.
We will drop you outside the Natural History Museum in South Kensington where you'll also be able to visit the Science Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum, all with free admission. (Special exhibitions may be chargeable.)
With over 40 rides and attractions in 10 themed lands, all of the Resorts favourites are ready for action for 2016. Brave the Vampire - a flight through the skies and across the treetops; take on Dragon’s Fury - a fantastic family ride with a spectacular spin in its tail, as well as have some family fun at the Penguins of Madagascar Live: Operation Cheezy Dibbles show. Plus with over 1000 animals in the Zoo and SEALIFE centre, Chessington offers a world of excitement for the whole family, there’
At the heart of the Palace, the State Rooms are used for ceremonial occasions and entertaining and are furnished with many treasures from the Royal Collection. To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth, the 2019 special exhibition, Queen Victoria’s Palace, will tell the story of how the young queen transformed Buckingham Palace from a private house into a working royal residence. Together with Prince Albert, she made Buckingham Palace a rallying point for the nation, a powerfu
The Cheddar gorge itself is 3 miles long and the cliffs tower over 450 feet above it, whilst below ground cathedrals of stalactites and stalagmites are beautifully lit. Whilst Wells offers visitors a range of attractions, such as the Cathedral, Wells Bishop Palace, Moat and Gardens, or browse the shops or grab a bite to eat in one of the restaurants or cafes.
A magnificent, glittering mansion, built in the late 16th century for Sir Edward Phelips. There are many Renaissance features, and the Long Gallery, the longest of its kind in England, displays more than 60 of the finest Tudor and Elizabethan portraits from the National Portrait Gallery collection. The state rooms display a fine range of period furniture and textiles, including samplers from the Goodhart collection. Montacute's formal gardens are perfect for a stroll and include a collection of
Enjoy a leisurely drive through the delightful New Forest stopping for lunch in Lyndhurst. Here you can wander along the High Street or visit the New Forest Visitor Centre. In the afternoon we make a stop at Redcliffe Garden Centre where we enjoy a delicious cream tea.
After our early morning crossing from Poole to Guernsey, we continue as foot passengers to the island's capital; the picturesque St Peter Port. We'll have approximately 4 hours to explore at leisure, where you may wish to take in the town's heritage, head to the high street lined with small boutiques and gift shops, or just relax and watch the world go by in one of the many restaurants and bars.
When Stourhead first opened in the 1740s, a magazine described it as ‘a living work of art’. The world-famous landscape garden has at its centrepiece a magnificent lake reflecting classical temples, mystical grottoes, and rare and exotic trees, and offers a day of fresh air and discovery. ©National Trust Images/John Hammond
Beautiful gardens, leisurely walks, regency history, clean beaches and friendly shops. It's all here in this lovely seaside town that nestles beneath majestic red cliffs and the green hills of the glorious Sid Valley. After lunch we will pay a visit to the donkey sanctuary, (Free Entrance).
Join us as we head to the Malvern Autumn Show for its celebration of food, the countryside, gardening and nostalgia. The show is a must for any keen gardener or lover of food. It hosts a wide variety of demonstrations, covering cooking and gardening. There will also be vintage tractors crafts and more.
Come along to Bletchley Park and have yourself a fabulous time at another of their forties weekends! There will be live music throughout the day and plenty of delicious offerings from the food stalls. Try your luck on our vintage lawn games and browse the collection of vintage vehicles. There will also be plenty of historical displays and reenactors on site, and a chance to pick up a vintage treat at one of the stalls – this really is an event not to be missed.
Birdworld, near Farnham, is set in 25 acres of landscaped garden, there is so much to see - from exotic birds to colourful tropical fish. The award winning Forest Lodge Garden Centre is located just next-door and Jenny Wren Farm is home to donkeys, rabbits, ducks and much more.