Cholmondeley Castle Gardens Open Day
Having enjoyed a morning exploring and an early lunch at Bridgemere Garden Centre we then make our way to Cholmondley Castle Gardens. Built in the early 19th century and nestled within parkland that boasts 70 acres of beautiful gardens there are magnificent displays filled with colour and botanical delights throughout the seasons. Discover the romantic Temple and Folly Water Gardens, the Rose Garden, the Glade, the Arboretum, as well as the ornamental woodland upon Tower Hill. The gardens are open today especially for the Plant Hunters Fair where you can make a horticultural purchase or two. With the full afternoon at your disposal why not also head for refreshments at the delightful tearoom? (Inc. entrance).
Adult £27.00 | Senior £26.00 | Pick up Ref: C
Manchester Ship Canal Cruise
Our journey by boat on the Manchester Ship Canal starts from Salford Quays and travels the 35 miles to Liverpool. 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 you off in Salford Quays at the beginning of the journey, collect you in Liverpool at the end of the journey, and then return you home. There is a small café on board but why not take a picnic? (Inc. cruise).
Adult £60.50 | Senior £59.50 | Pick up Ref: EXP & CON
Fancy a day out with a difference? Why not join us on our mystery tour, which includes luxury coach travel throughout, an excellent sightseeing itinerary and a two course lunch with a scenic run en route. (Inc. two course lunch).
Adult £35.50 | Senior £34.50 | Pick up Ref: B
The City of York in Summer
Imagine a full day to explore and enjoy the famous city of York! Making a quick comfort stop en route we head straight to this iconic and diverse destination to give you the most time possible. Renowned for its exquisite architecture including iconic York Minster and winding Shambles, there are also countless independent shops and eateries for you to sample, the choice is yours! (N.B. This trip runs in conjunction with Breezy Knees).
Adult £24.50 | Senior £23.50 | Pick up Ref: EXP
Breezy Knees: The Flower Garden of Yorkshire
We make a short comfort break en route to Breezy Knees Gardens. You will have time to explore this 20 acre garden with vibrant borders, sparkling fountains and over 6,000 different varieties of plants to discover. There is a café offering a lunch menu and a selection of tempting cakes. (Inc. entrance) (N.B. This runs in conjunction with York).
Adult £32.50 | Senior £31.50 | Pick up Ref: EXP
Portmeirion with Lunch at Castle Deudreth
Our scenic run takes us through the lovely Welsh countryside, calling for coffee en route to Portmeirion. With its Riviera-inspired houses, ornamental garden and campanile, Portmeirion is a beautiful spot. Its architect, Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, was an ardent environmentalist in the 1930s who wanted to create a functional and attractive private village that would act as ‘propaganda for good manners’. Arriving in time for lunch at Castle Deudreth, the afternoon is yours to spend at leisure in this famous village. (Inc. two course lunch and entrance).
Adult £47.00 | Senior £46.00 | Pick up Ref: EXP & W
Calke Abbey: The Un-Stately Home & Country Estate
With peeling paintwork and overgrown courtyards, Calke Abbey is purposefully neglected to tell the story of the dramatic decline of a country house estate. Discover the tales of an eccentric family who amassed a vast collection of hidden treasures. Visit the beautiful, yet faded, walled and kitchen gardens, then head to the parkland for the season’s floral displays. Having called for coffee en route you will have the remainder of the day to discover all the quirks of this intriguingly ‘unstately’ home. (NT members free, non-members £15.00 approx.).
Adult £23.00 | Senior £22.00 | Pick up Ref: E & CON
Anglesey & Beaumaris Life Boat Day
Today we venture to the seaside Isle of Anglesey; making a quick comfort stop en route we then continue across the Menai straight to the historic town of Beaumaris for their annual Life Boat Day. There will be lots going on with a number of demonstrations by the lifeboat and crew, a variety of stalls and a grand raffle. Enjoy a stroll around the beautiful town and a leisurely lunch, perhaps have a walk on the pier or even take a boat trip on the water, the choice is yours!
Adult £25.00 | Senior £24.00 | Pick up Ref: EXP & W
Chesterfield Medieval Market
Today Chesterfield travels back in time to the Middle Ages! Visit the Medieval Encampment complete with knights and sword fights in the grounds of the famous ‘Crooked Spire’ Church, and even take a trip up the tower itself. Meet a medieval miller at Chesterfield Museum or peruse the market complete with stall holders in period costume dress, but watch your step, there’s even a ducking stool! Join us for a truly fun-filled day out!
Adult £22.00 | Senior £21.00 | Pick up Ref: B