May Day Trips

Monday 4th

Shibden Hall & Gentleman Jack

The quaint town of Hebden Bridge is famous for its bohemian streetscape where the writers and artists of the 70’s and 80’s who flocked to the town left their mark. With a morning for you to enjoy, why not wander around the delightful town centre and have an early lunch in one of the many cafés? For the afternoon we make our way to Shibden Hall; dating back to 1420, there is much to learn about the lives of the people who lived and worked there, and about the Hall’s role in the BBC drama ‘Gentleman Jack’. Written by Sally Wainwright, the series showcased the dynamic life of Anne Lister who lived in the Hall in the late 18th and early 19th century. You will have ample time to see the house, beautifully restored gardens, workshops and the carriage collection. (Inc. entrance).

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

Friday 8th

Skipton Waterways Festival

Join us for a delightful day out at the Waterways Festival! Having called for coffee en route, you will have a full day to have lunch and enjoy this annual gathering of narrowboats in the canal basin. There will also be stalls, activities and family entertainment, including Morris dancers, brass bands and Punch and Judy shows.

Adult £23.00 | Senior £22.00 | Pick up Ref: D

Thursday 14th

A Day at The National Arboretum

Calling firstly for coffee at Findern Garden Centre, we make our way to Alrewas and the National Arboretum. Situated in Staffordshire on the edge of the National Forest, the Arboretum is part of the Royal British Legion and is the UK’s yearround centre of Remembrance. Take a stroll around the thought-provoking grounds, wander around the informative and emotive exhibitions, or ride on the land train through the parkland to see the many moving memorials that honour those that have fallen in war. There is a large café serving hot and cold food. (Entrance is free but donations are greatly appreciated).

Adult £23.50 | Senior £22.50 | Pick up Ref: EXP

Sunday 17th

Haworth 1940’s Weekend

The village of Haworth in the heart of West Yorkshire’s Bronte Country is famous (amongst other things) for hosting a very special 1940s weekend. Events take place throughout the village, including vintage vehicle displays, an evacuees event, re-enactments, live music, jive dancing and even speeches from Churchill. Why not join us on this visually wonderful and nostalgic trip back in time?

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

Sunday 24th

The Duke of Westminster’s Garden at Eaton Hall

Firstly, we wet our horticultural appetite with a call at a garden centre for a browse and an early lunch. We then make the journey to the home of the Duke of Westminster and the magnificent Eaton Gardens, which are only open to the public four times a year. Set within a large estate south of the village of Eccleston, the house is surrounded by formal gardens, parkland, farmland and woodland. (Inc. entrance).

Adult £29.50 | Senior £28.50 | Pick up Ref: EXP & W

Tuesday 26th

Tissington at Well Dressing Time

Taking the scenic route we call at Meerbrook Reservoir to enjoy it’s naturally stunning surroundings for morning coffee. We then continue on to Tissington for their annual Well Dressing event, where several wells throughout the village are beautifully decorated by the local community, some say in celebration of the population’s miraculous escape from the Black Death. You will have time for lunch and to stroll around the village. Why not take time to visit Tissington Hall where they offer a guided tour? Built in 1609 the house has been in the same family for over 500 years and has a fascinating story to tell. Entrance to the hall not included and payable on the day.

Adult £23.00 | Senior £22.00 | Pick up Ref: C

Thursday 28th

Llandudno Seaside Special OR Bodnant Gardens

A day of your choosing! Having made a short stop for morning coffee en route to Llandudno you can then either spend the day in this lovely seaside town or continue on to Bodnant Gardens. A world-famous garden home to National Collections and Champion Trees, there is much to see and do and at this time of year the Rhododendrons should all be at their best. The coach will collect the Bodnant Gardens passengers mid-afternoon and then return to Llandudno to collect the remaining passengers. (Bodnant Gardens NT members free, non-members approx. £14.00 payable on the day).

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

Saturday 30th

Full Steam Ahead on The Severn Valley Railway

Calling for a quick coffee en route to Kidderminster, we then spend our day on the Severn Valley Railway. We have included a ‘Freedom of the Line’ ticket giving you full access to the line. You could alight the train at Bewdley or go straight to Bridgnorth for lunch. This ticket also includes entrance to the Engine House Museum at Highley; well worth a visit there is also a nice little café for refreshments. The coach will then pick you up at Kidderminster station. (Inc. Freedom of the Line ticket).

Adult £44.50 | Senior £43.50 | Pick up Ref: EXP

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