May Day Trips

Monday 7th

Gardening Delights of Shropshire

Firstly we will call at Dobbies Garden Centre for an early lunch before heading on to Weston Park. This award winning stately home is set in 1000 acres of Capability Brown parkland, planted with spring bulbs, bluebells, azaleas and rhododendrons. Today there is a garden and plant fair taking place. (Inc. entrance)

Adult £25.50 | Senior £24.50 | Pick up Ref: E & CON

Wednesday 9th

Springtime in Wales & Portmerion

Our scenic run takes us through the lovely Welsh countryside, calling for coffee en-route to Portmerion. We arrive in time for lunch and there are several places to choose from, whether you fancy fine dining in one of the hotels or a snack in one of the cafes. Then enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore this famous village. (Inc. entrance)

Adult £35.00 | Senior £34.00 | Pick up Ref: EXP & W

Tuesday 15th

Saltaire Guided Tour & David Hockney Gallery

We call for coffee en-route to Saltaire. This fascinating town created by Sir Titus Salt, a local wool-stapler, who earned a vast fortune from importing alpaca wool from South America. The mansion-like mill today houses Europe’s largest collection of work by the famous artist David Hockney. After enjoying free time to visit the Gallery and have lunch we meet our guide for a walking tour of the many interesting buildings around the area, giving you an insight in to the towns historic past. (Inc. guided tour)

Adult £24.50 | Senior £23.50 | Pick up Ref: EXP

Saturday 19th

Cruising the Manchester Ship Canal from Manchester to Liverpool

Our journey by boat on the Manchester Ship Canal starts from Salford and travels the 35 miles of the canal. We will enjoy spectacular scenery and 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, and 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 then return you to the Macclesfield area. There is a small café on board but why not take a picnic with you. (Inc. cruise)

Adult £55.00 | Senior £54.00 | Pick up Ref: Z

Tuesday 22nd

Sheffield for Shopping & its Gardens

Firstly we travel to Sheffield to visit the Winter Gardens, Sheffield’s and the largest multi award-winning temperate glasshouse to be built in the UK during the last one hundred years. You will have time to take a stroll at leisure and to browse the shops and have lunch. We then take the short journey to Sheffield Botanical Gardens for a stroll around the garden, and then why not complete the visit with an ice cream or refreshments in the lovely Curator’s café.

Adult £21.00 | Senior £20.00 | Pick up Ref: B

Wednesday 30th

Llandudno Seaside Special or Bodnant Gardens

We call for morning coffee en-route to Llandudno. Having dropped off the passengers wishing to spend the day in Llandudno, we then continue on to Bodnant Gardens where at this time of year the rhododendrons should all hopefully be at their best. The coach will collect the Bodnant Gardens passengers mid-afternoon and return to Llandudno. (Bodnant Gardens NT members free, non-members approx. £12.00 payable on the day)

Adult £23.00 | Senior £22.00 | Pick up Ref: EXP & W

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