April Day Trips

Wednesday 5th

Tissington Hall Guided Tour

We head to Ashbourne on market day, where we have time for morning coffee and to explore the market stalls. After lunch we head to Tissington Hall where we have a guided tour of the Hall, that takes us through the history and the politics of the house over the last 500 years. We have time for afternoon refreshments in Herbert’s tearoom before heading for home. (Inc. Guided Tour)

Adult £29.50 | Senior £28.50 | Pick up Ref: C


Saturday 8th

Hoghton Tower for the Gardens & Plant Hunters Fair

We call for coffee en route to Hoghton Tower for their Plant Hunters Fair which is full of inspiration and a variety of plants for your own garden. We also have time to visit their beautiful Gardens which are also open today (£2.50), they follow the winding escarpment lined with giant beech trees. Enjoy the three very different walled gardens, the rose garden and the Wilderness garden. We have time for afternoon tea, then both you and your plant purchases board the coach for home. (Fair entrance £1 per person payable on the day.)

Adult £20.00 | Senior £19.00 | Pick up Ref: D & CON


Tuesday 11th

Yorkshire Dales & Lunch at the Wensleydale Creamery

Heading north we call for coffee en-route to the delightful village of Hawes, the journey taking us through stunning scenery. Upon arrival we have a demonstration on Cheese making followed by a two course lunch. There will be time to visit the museum and try a little sample or two. Mid afternoon we head for home, following the River Ribble down through the Yorkshire Dales National Park down through Ingleton. (Inc. two course lunch, cheese making demonstration and museum)

Adult £38.50 | Senior £37.50 | Pick up Ref: EXP & CON


Thursday 13th

A Visit To The Guide Dogs for the Blind Training Centre

Join us for this delightfully inspiring day! We will spend the morning enjoying a tour of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Centre, which gives us an insight into how the dogs are trained. We then continue on to Rochdale Garden Centre and Gordon Riggs Bistro where we stop for lunch and a browse before returning home.

Adult £21.50 | Senior £20.50 | Pick up Ref: B


Saturday 15th

Eastertime in Shrewsbury & a cruise on the River Severn

Spend the day in picturesque Shrewsbury with its town centre which is packed with timber-framed black and white buildings, steep narrow streets and alleyways. Boasting over 600 listed buildings, including the Castle (now a regimental museum) and the world-famous Shrewsbury Abbey, home of the fictional Brother Cadfael. You will have time to browse at leisure before our afternoon cruise on the River Severn. We board the boat Sabrina for a 45 minute cruise with informative and entertaining Commentary. (Inc. cruise tea/coffee and hot cross bun)

Adult £28.50 | Senior £27.50 | Pick up Ref: E & CON


Tuesday 18th

Springtime On The Welsh Highland Railway

We venture to Caernarfon calling for coffee en-route. We arrive in time for lunch and a stroll before boarding The Welsh Highland Railway for a two hour ride taking us coast to coast through the dramatic ever changing scenery of Snowdonia to Porthmadog. Light refreshments are available on board. The coach will then collect you at Porthmadog for the journey home. (Inc. train ticket)

Adult £43.00 | Senior £42.00 | Pick up Ref: EXP


Friday 21st

The Lake District: Rails & Sails

We call for a quick coffee en route to Bowness where we spend the remainder of the morning and you will have time for lunch. In the afternoon we board the boat and cruise down to Lakeside pier, where we take the train to Haverthwaite where the coach will be waiting to whisk you back home. (Inc. single train ticket and boat trip)

Adult £33.00 | Senior £32.00 | Pick up Ref: EXP & CON


Wednesday 26th

Bluebell Time at Bluebell Cottage Gardens

We firstly call for a browse and an early lunch at High Leigh Garden Centre, which has completed it’s recent refurbishment, with a large selection of plants, a craft shop, clothing section and the Topiary coffee shop and restaurant offering lots of cakes and lunches to tempt your taste buds. After lunch we visit Bluebell Cottage, with its ancient woodland carpeted with bluebells. We arrive and enjoy a welcome talk on the gardens and how they have developed over the years, we then have
free time for a meander around the beautiful gardens and finish with tea/coffee and cake. (Inc. entrance, tea and cake)

Adult £26.50 | Senior £25.50 | Pick up Ref: C & W


Friday 28th

Bury for the Market, Transport Museum or East Lancs Railway

We arrive in Bury in time for morning coffee. The day is the yours to either browse the famous market (and try a little black pudding!), visit the transport museum or take a relaxing ride on the East Lancs Railway. A day to do as you please.

Adult £19.50 | Senior £18.50 | Pick up Ref: B


Sunday 30th

Morville Flower Festival

We call for coffee en route to Morville Flower Festival, held every year in the beautiful setting of Morville Church and Morville Hall Gardens. There is lots to see and do including a flower festival in the Church, and the open gardens at Morville Hall. There are six interlinked but very different gardens to explore. There are refreshments available in the Tea Tent. (Inc. entrance to Morville Flower Festival)

Adult £29.00 | Senior £28.00 | Pick up Ref: EXP & CON


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