The wait is over! Here are our Coach Trips for this year. Don’t forget our Coach Trips are extremely popular and places book up extremely fast! If you would like to join us on any of our trips we suggest contacting us as soon as possible. Please see below for how to book your place.
This May, come and join us for an overnight stay in North Wales. On the first day of our trip we shall make our way to the city of Chester. Chester is the best preserved walled city in England as its medieval walls form the most complete circuit around any town or city in England. It was founded as a Roman fort in the year 79 and was known as Deva. Famous for its Roman walls and beautiful Cathedral – you will have plenty of time to browse the many shops and take a lunch stop here before we leave to head onto our overnight stay at the Premier Inn, Caernafon. Here, set menu dinner and breakfast will be provided for us in the on-site ‘Table Table’ restaurant. We will unwind and relax here – and you may fancy a stroll along the harbour after dinner. The following morning after breakfast we will head to our final destination. Portmeirion is a tourist village in Gwynedd, North Wales. It was designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975 in the style of an Italian village. It comprises a cluster of colour-washed buildings around a central piazza, scenic surroundings and extensive woodlands, historic cottages, stylish shops, award-winning restaurants, casual cafes, an Italian ice cream parlour, exotic gardens and sandy beaches. Our return journey home will be via the scenic route so that you can enjoy the spectacular views of Mount Snowdon and beyond. Included in the cost of this trip is dinner bed & breakfast at the Premier Inn and entry to Portmeirion village.
Come and join us this summer as we visit Killerton House and Gardens near Exeter. The house was built in 1778 and was a family home for many years but is now run by the National Trust. The house is very interesting, with family photos on display and includes a costume exhibition displaying centuries of fashion. There is also an organ and piano which visitors are allowed to play. We will have ample time to explore the hillside gardens and visit the Chapel. There will be a good choice of refreshments as there is a tea-room, a restaurant and a picnic area.
Back again by popular demand, our trip for July is to the famous David Austin Roses to see the roses in full bloom. Upon arrival, our visit will begin with a welcome tea or coffee served with Danish pastries in the marquee, followed by a guided tour of the 2 acre Rose Gardens. There are over 700 varieties of rose to see which have been divided up into four distinct areas. For lunch, we will dine as a group in the marquee enjoying a freshly prepared two course buffet. Afterwards, there will be time to enjoy the gardens at your leisure. Do not forget the Gift Shop which holds a range of garden related items including tools, books, cards and gifts as well as holding a collection of David Austin branded toiletries, china and textiles. Visit the Plant Centre which holds the largest collection of potted roses in the country. As spaces are limited please do not hesitate to book if you are interested as this trip is always very popular. This promises to be a truly delightful day out.
Nestled in the Somerset countryside, Tyntesfield is a rare survivor – a near-complete Victorian Gothic country house and estate. Former home of the Gibbs family, this richly decorated and furnished house is home to over 60,000 of the family’s possessions. Browse at your own leisure the house during our one hour ticketed time slot. Included in our trip are the delightful gardens. These include the formal gardens, Orangery, kitchen garden and exotic trees. The Cow Barn and The Pavilion Café serve refreshments and there is also a gift shop to visit. Please note: there is a 5 minute walk from the coach parking to the Visitor Centre and then a 10 minute walk from there to the house. There is a courtesy bus which runs from the Visitor Centre to the house. If you would like to borrow a wheelchair or electric mobility vehicle please request at time of booking, but these cannot be guaranteed.
To celebrate the festivities of Christmas, we will be returning to the ever popular Longleat Festival of Light. Enjoy the breath-taking experience of over 645 illuminated lanterns, set in over 30 acres of landscaped grounds as darkness falls. You will have some time to yourselves at your own leisure in the afternoon to walk around the grounds and enjoy the Jungle Kingdom, Penguin Island, Jungle Cruise and the Hedge Maze. At 4pm, the Festival of Light will begin. Be amazed by the breath taking Chinese lantern show – taking you on a thrilling expedition around the world, journeying through time and space. Longleat’s prestigious Elizabethan stately home will be dressed in traditional 1920’s festive décor and open for you to wander through at your own pace. There will also be a 50 foot performing Christmas tree which tells a magical story alongside a light and music projection quite unlike anything you will have ever seen before. Do come and join us for what promises to be a magical afternoon out.
If you would like to book places on any of the these trips please call Emma Russan on 01452 741444. Emma is in the office Monday to Friday between 9am – 5pm. Payment is due at time of booking. If you book and then have to cancel we will endeavour to fill your place, if this is not possible we may be unable to offer a refund. All our trips are available on a first come first served basis, to avoid disappointment please contact us soon as possible.