July Day Trips

Sunday 3rd

A Daytrip to Whitby

Come with us and discover the jewel in the crown of Yorkshire’s coast; the famous town of Whitby boasts an historic fishing harbour, haunting abbey, quaint narrow streets full of independent shops, as well as fantastic spots for fish and chips. We arrive in time for lunch and then you have the afternoon at leisure to stroll through the town, why not take a trip on the open top bus or perhaps a cruise around the harbour?
Adult £31.00 | Senior £30.00


Monday 11th

Ness Gardens & The Glorious Wirral

We head straight to Ness Botanic Gardens, with plenty of time to explore the 64 acres of stunning grounds. Created over 100 years ago by the horticulturally passionate Arthur Kiplin Bulley, the Wildflower Meadows should be in full swing and the Herbaceous Borders filled with mixtures of Geranium, Astrantia and Eechinops. The south facing Terraces boast many southern hemisphere plants, produce from the Vegetable Gardens will be being harvested, and the Mediterranean Banks will be a sight to behold. Mid-afternoon we board the coach for our relaxing scenic run home calling for an ice cream at Parkgate en-route. Via Wilmslow
Adult £33.50 | Senior £32.50


Thursday 14th

The Historic City of York

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 the famous York Minster and winding Shambles, there are also countless independent shops and eateries for you to sample, the day is yours! (N.B. This runs in conjunction with York) Via Congleton.
Adult £31.00 | Senior £30.00


Thursday 14th

York & The Chocolate Story

The city of York will forever be associated with chocolate as some of the world’s best-known and most beloved brands were born there, from Terry’s to Rowntrees. Upon arrival in York you will have free time to explore and take a leisurely lunch before we head to the York Chocolate Story on King’s Square. Discover chocolate’s origins, how to make it, how to taste it like an expert and even the sustainable future of chocolate. Uncover a host of surprising secrets and fascinating facts behind York’s greatest chocolate products, from the Chocolate Orange to the globally famous KitKat. This trip is one not to be missed by those with a sweet tooth! (Inc. Ent. to chocolate story) (N.B. This runs in conjunction with York) Via Congleton
Adult £43.50 | Senior £42.50


Monday 18th

Shrewsbury with a Boat Trip on the River Severn

Jump aboard as we head for a day in Shrewsbury, with its town centre packed with timber-framed black and white buildings, steep narrow streets and alleyways. Boasting over 600 listed buildings including the Castle, now a regimental museum and the world-famous Shrewsbury Abbey, there is much to see and do. After time to browse at your leisure, for our afternoon we embark on a cruise along the River Severn. The Sabrina will take us on a 45-minute journey with informative and entertaining commentary throughout. (Inc. cruise with tea/coffee on board) Via Congleton
Adult £36.00 | Senior £35.00


Wednesday 20th

Trentham for the Gardens & Shopping

Enjoy a full day to explore the gardens, garden centre and shopping village of Trentham. Why not visit the famous Italian Gardens with its Rivers of Grass, Floral Labyrinth, Capability Brown’s mile-long Trentham Lake or the fairy trail (entrance payable on the day £11.00 seniors £12.50 adults). Alternatively, or as well as, why not spend time visiting the individual shops at the shopping village. The choice is yours! Via Congleton
Adult £26.00 | Senior £25.00


Friday 22nd

The Welsh Highland Railway

Having called for a quick coffee en-route we venture to Caernarfon arriving in time for lunch and a stroll. Then it’s all aboard The Welsh Highland Railway for a two-hour ride, taking us coast to coast through the dramatic scenery of Snowdonia to Porthmadog. The scenery is stunning and changes constantly as the train twists and turns through the landscape. The coach will collect you at Porthmadog for the scenic journey home. (Inc. single ticket)
Adult £62.00 | Senior £61.00


Sunday 24th

Lytham for the Ice Cream Festival

Making a quick comfort stop en-route we spend the morning in Lytham St Annes with time for a stroll along the pier. Why not bring along a picnic or perhaps have an early lunch in one of the local eateries? Early afternoon we head to Lytham for the unique Ice Cream Festival; spend time in the Historic Gardens at the Lowther Pavilion where over a dozen local, well-loved ice cream vendors together with stalls from the creative crafts association will be selling their produce. With free fun entertainment also on offer, it’d be a crime not to sit back with a 99 and enjoy this lovely day out!
Adult £29.00 | Senior £28.00


Tuesday 26th

Rutland – England’s Smallest County

Having stopped for refreshments en-route, today we venture to England’s smallest county, Rutland. With time for lunch and to visit the castle or museum, we then take the short journey to Rutland Water for a cruise on the Rutland Belle. The 45 min circular tour is accompanied by a commentary telling you all about the local area, and don’t forget to ask about their latest pre-historic discovery! Enjoy a cuppa or an ice cream before we head for home. (Inc. cruise) (N.B. This runs in conjunction with Barnsdale)
Adult £42.00 | Senior £41.00


Tuesday 26th

Barnsdale – Geoff Hamilton’s Gardens

Stopping for coffee along the way we head for Rutland and to Barnsdale to see Geoff Hamilton’s Gardens. With 38 individual gardens in an eight-acre site there is also an excellent tearoom where we will have time for lunch. There is plenty to see and do whether you are a keen gardener, a beginner, or simply looking for a lovely day out. We head for home late-afternoon and make a quick comfort stop en-route. (Inc. Ent.). N.B. This excursion runs in conjunction with Rutland England’s Smallest County.
Adult £42.00 | Senior £41.00


Thursday 28th

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. Ent.)
Adult £36.00 | Senior £35.00


Sunday 31st

The Duke of Westminster Gardens Charity Open Day

We begin our day with a visit to a garden centre for a browse and lunch (please note: there is limited food served at Eaton Gardens so we suggest having lunch at the garden centre or bring along a picnic). Then we make the short journey to the magnificent Eaton Hall in Eccleston, home to the Duke and Duchess of Westminster for the rare opening of their gardens. One of only a handful of occasions a year when the public can see the grounds, come and see the wonderful herbaceous borders or wander over to Eaton Chapel, with its splendid stained-glass windows by Frederic James Shields, dating back to 1870. (Inc. Ent.) Via Wilmslow
Adult £36.00 | Senior £35.00


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