December Day Trips

Tuesday 1st

Chirk Castle Dressed for Christmas

Firstly, we call at Grosvenor Garden Centre with time for a browse and morning coffee. We then venture to Chirk Castle and it’s beautiful Christmas decorations. With over 700 years of history, Chirk Castle’s many occupants have left behind lavish interiors with beautiful and eclectic items all now adorned for the festive period. Why not try some seasonal favourites in the café or pick up a special present for someone from the gift shop. (NT members free, non-members £13.50 approx.).

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

Sunday 6th

York for the Christmas Market

Enjoy a full day in York for the famous Christmas Fair, held on the cobbled streets of this beautiful city. The Fair includes market stalls, crafts, music and entertainment, and there is lots going on to get you in the Christmas spirit. Alternatively, you could visit one of the city’s famous landmarks, such as the Minster or one of the many museums. The choice is yours!

Adult £28.00 | Senior £27.00 | Pick up Ref: EXP

Tuesday 8th

Bents Garden Centre Garden & Arley Hall Christmas Flower Extravaganza

We call for coffee and lunch at Bents Garden Centre, where there will be lots of beautiful Christmas decorations and great gift ideas for you to choose from as well as a large gardening section and a café. In the afternoon we make our way to Arley Hall to see the beautiful decorations as thousands of fresh flowers by local florists and floristry college students adorn the hall for the festive season. (Inc. entrance).

Adult £30.50 | Senior £29.50 | Pick up Ref: B

Thursday 10th

Shugborough Hall all Dressed up for Christmas

Having made a quick coffee stop en route, today we visit Shugborough Estate as it shows off its seasonal best both inside and out. You will have time to visit the Hall adorned with festive decorations, perhaps take a stroll around the restored walled garden and the stunning parkland, or visit the Victorian Servants’ quarters brought to life by costumed living history characters. There is also the chance to treat yourself to some warming indulgences in the tea room and to visit the shop full of Christmas goodies. (NT Members free, non-members £12.00 approx.).

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

Sunday 13th

Ironbridge & Blists Hill Victorian Christmas

Calling for a quick coffee stop en route and aiming to arrive at Ironbridge late morning, we begin with a visit to the village to admire the famous bridge. We then continue on to Blists Hill to explore the magic of the Victorian Christmas celebrations. Meet some ‘real’ Victorians in their authentic shops and cottages, buy goods from a bygone era and watch tradespeople in action in their workshops and factories, all adorned with their Christmas finery. This really is a delightfully different festive day out. (Inc. entrance to Blists Hill Museum).

Adult £32.00 | Senior £29.50 | Pick up Ref: EXP & CON

Tuesday 15th

Chesterfield Festive Market

Join us for a wonderfully festive day out in Chesterfield. You will have time to browse the Christmas Market and have lunch. Chesterfield Christmas Market has all the ingredients for a joyous day out in December! Purchase some tasty local produce for the ‘big day’, browse the stalls for those last minute gifts, or simply soak up the atmosphere with a mug of something warm!

Adult £22.00 | Senior £21.00 | Pick up Ref: B


Warner Winter Wonderland Christmas Cracker

Join us for a wonderfully festive day out at the grand Warner’s Alvaston Hall. Arriving in time for a glass of mulled wine, we will then sit down to a delicious Christmas lunch. With an afternoon spent enjoying the live entertainment, this really is a fun and festive treat not to be missed! (Inc. 3 course carvery lunch and entertainment). If you would like to book the above day trip please ring to put your name on the list and we will ring you once Alvaston Hall have confirmed the dates.

Adult TBC | Senior TBC | Pick up Ref: TBC


Christmas Time Pantomime

Join us on our yearly trip to the pantomime. Further details to be confirmed nearer the time.

Adult TBC | Senior TBC | Pick up Ref: TBC

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