Lakeland Horticultural – Holehird Gardens & Barton Grange Garden Centre
We arrive at Barton Grange where we have time for a browse around the wonderful garden centre and an early lunch. We make our way to Holehird Gardens, a demonstration garden managed by the Lakeland Horticultural Society. Its spacious 12 acres host a great variety of specimen trees and shrubs, herbaceous borders, a walled garden and extensive rock and heather gardens. Afterwards we make the short journey to the Lake District Visitors Centre where we have time for afternoon tea. (Inc. entrance to Holehird Gardens)
Adult £26.00 | Senior £25.00 | Pick up Ref: EXP & CON
Port Sunlight & The Lady Lever Art Gallery
We head to Port Sunlight where we have time for morning coffee before we meet our guide for a tour around this fascinating village. We then have free time for lunch and a wander around the Lady Lever Art Gallery before heading home. (Inc. guided tour)
Adult £24.00 | Senior £23.00 | Pick up Ref: D
Cruising the Manchester Ship Canal
Come along on our journey by boat on the Manchester Ship Canal. Starting from Salford, travel the 35 miles of the canal, enjoying spectacular scenery. There will be a lively commentary along the way, telling the history of the waterway and how it has shaped Manchester and the Northwest. You will be taken through locks and bridges that have remained largely unchanged since their construction 100 years ago, plus you will see some of the region’s most stunning architectural and natural sights. The coach will drop off in Salford at the beginning of the journey and collect you in Liverpool at the end of the journey and return you to the Macclesfield area. (Inc. cruise)
Adult £52.00 | Senior £51.00 | Pick up Ref: EXP & CON
Shrewsbury Flower Show or Shrewsbury
We make our way to Shrewsbury for their amazing flower show, having made a short stop en route. We spend the full day at the Flower Show enjoying the amazing floral displays, taking advantage of the great horticultural tips and the opportunity to buy the odd plant or two! ALTERNATIVELY spend the day in Shrewsbury.
Adult £21.50 | Senior £20.50 | Pick up Ref: EXP & CON
Flower Show | Adult £43.50 | Senior £40.50
Yorkshire Explorer Grassington & Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival
Firstly we call for a quick coffee en route to Grassington where we stop for lunch and a browse. We then continue to the delightful Yorkshire village of Kettlewell to see the unusual array of scarecrows on display at this time of year. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure in Kettlewell after which we head for home.
Adult £23.50 | Senior £22.50 | Pick up Ref: EXP
The City of Lincoln
We call for coffee en-route and aim to arrive in Lincoln for lunch. There will be time to explore; why not visit the Cathedral, the Medieval Bishops Palace, the Guildhall, St Katherine’s Heritage Centre, the Wren Library or the excellent shopping centre? There is so much to see & do! We depart Lincoln late afternoon and head for home.
Adult £24.00 | Senior £23.00 | Pick up Ref: EXP
Melbourne Hall & Gardens
We make our way to Melbourne Hall and Gardens calling for coffee en route. Melbourne Hall stands in an idyllic setting overlooking a 20 acre mill pond. We arrive in time for lunch in the tea rooms before we meet our guide for a tour around the hall. The house has a chequered and unusually well documented history, all the centuries from 16th to the 20th have left their mark. The house has a welcoming atmosphere as it remains a lived-in family home. The hall also boasts a fantastic garden with sweeping lawn and avenues, is one of the best known historic gardens in the country.
Adult £27.50 | Senior £25.50 | Pick up Ref: E
‘Stream In The Sky’ & Llangollen
Our excursion takes us to the little Welsh town of Llangollen. We have free time for lunch and a meander before we board a narrow boat for a trip on the Llangollen Canal. It is one of the most spectacular and scenic canals in Britain and is known as the ‘stream in the sky’ as it travels over Thomas Telford’s famous Pontcysyllte aqueduct, which is 1126 feet above the floor of the River Dee Valley. Our boat trip also includes a Welsh Cream tea. (Inc. boat trip and cream tea)
Adult £34.50 | Senior £33.50 | Pick up Ref: A
Summer at the National Arboretum, Alrewas
First we call for coffee at Findern Garden Centre en-route to Alrewas and the National Arboretum, where we spend the day. You could take a stroll, or ride on the land train through the parkland to see the many moving memorials that honour those that have fallen in war. The new visitors centre opened October 2016 and has hosted a variety of exhibitions. It also has a larger café serving hot and cold food. (Entrance is free but donations are greatly appreciated)
Adult £21.00 | Senior £20.00 | Pick up Ref: E & CON