Days out

DAYS OUT – All include coach travel.

LONDON SHOPPERS

Shaftesbury Avenue for Piccadilly area
Wed October 17 – £10

Here’s a choice of top London tourists areas in which to while away an afternoon of around five hours.   Check out these areas for speciality shops, stores and restaurants.

HARRY POTTER Studios Tour

This Hertfordshire attraction now includes the Forbidden Forest and you’re invited to defy Professor Dumbledore’s orders and step deep into the grounds and come face to face with Aragog and an abundance of other creatures. View the original Hogwarts Express steam engine and a recreation of Platform 9 3/4 offers a glimpse into how some of the film’s most iconic scenes were created. Walk at leisure around the venue which showcases the eight Harry Potter films with beautiful sets, costumes and props used in the productions

Oct 27th, Dec 30th – Adult £64.00, Child (5 -15 yrs) – £57.00

Includes coaching and timed entry ticket

WINDSOR, THE CASTLE & A ROYAL WEDDING EXHIBTION

Featuring Meghan Markle’s wedding dress

A leisurely arrival in Windsor, the focal point of the world on May 19 when Prince Harry wed Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. Now for a limited time you can view the wedding attire of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.  Prince Harry’s frockcoat, the elegant bride’s wedding dress and for the first time the diamond and platinum bandeau tiara.  Price includes castle admission with entry to the exhibition and free time in Windsor.

Sat Nov 3, 17 or Sun Dec 2  –  £45

*Please note it is necessary to walk uphill to the castle and walk approx 15 mins to/from the coach park.

SHROUDS OF THE SOMME & AFTERNOON TEA

QEII Olympic Park

To mark the Centenary of Armistice Day artist Rob Heard began an enormous challenge to cut 12inch wooden figures, individually wrapped and bound in a hand-stitched shroud, each one linked and named to a fatality at the Somme. This 4000sqm display of bodies laid out in rows illustrates the true impact of the conflict and represents the 72,396 British and Commonwealth servicemen who made the ultimate sacrifice and depicts the enormity of the loss of life and the men who never came home.  This poignant and provocative experience to Shrouds of the Somme includes an aerial view from the top of the ArcelorMittal Orbit, free time to walk around the outdoor installation and culminates with afternoon tea at a nearby hotel.

Sat November 17      Adult £51 Senior £47.50

 

IDEAL HOME SHOW AT CHRISTMAS

Olympia

Friday November 23 – £18

This annual Christmas shopping event gives you loads of ideas from decorations and hand crafted gifts, Christmas puddings and festive fizz, to furniture and New Year Home Improvements. There’s over 650 exhibitors across seven sections; Interiors & Home Accessories, Home Improvements & Outdoor Living, Style, Christmas Decorations, Kitchenware, Christmas Arcade, and the Pet Pavilion. Plus there’s the Eat & Drink Christmas Festival taking place at the same time so you can get Christmas all wrapped up.   By joining forces with the show’s organisers you can enjoy this midweek visit inclusive of coach travel for less than the usual ticket price worth up to £19.  Please note it is a condition of entry you complete the reverse of the admission ticket with your name and address for marketing purposes.

 

Covent Garden & CLASSICAL SPECTACULAR

Royal Albert Hall

Enjoy a morning visit to Covent Garden before taking your seat for the most popular classical music show in the UK.  John Rigby conducts The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra through a selection of popular classics from your favourite composers.  The performance is accompanied by state of the art technology, electrifying multi-coloured laser displays and the famous thundering finale to the music of the 1812 Overture!  Includes stall seat for the 3pm matinee.

Sun November 25        £75.50 (1 seat only)

 

GLOW AFTER DARK AT RHS WISLEY GARDENS

Regardless of the weather or time of year the Wisley Glasshouse showcases the magnificent – the displays are a riot of colour and textures.  Wrap up warm for your daylight guided winter walk through the world of plants and then prepare for the highlight – Glow – where evening takes on a different light.  Jigantics light installations around the garden make it bloom with a magical atmosphere, there’s giant illuminated flowers, follow the fairy lights along the trail where floating installations create rippling reflections on the water and stunning views reflect in the Jellicoe Canal, it’s a must see spectacle.   Price includes admission with Glow event and one hour guided tour.

Sat December 1    Adults – £41 RHS Members – £30

PORTSMOUTH FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS at the Historic Dockyard

Visit the stunning attractions at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, including the Mary Rose Museum, and celebrate Christmas as you step back over 150 years with carols, snowy Victorian streets and traditional entertainment. Discover the biggest Christmas market on the South Coast or take the short walk to Gunwharf Quays, for an irresistible mix of designer outlet shops and outstanding restaurants.

Sun Dec 2nd – Adults £51.00, Sen/Child £49.00

Price includes coaching and admission to the Festival of Christmas and all attractions of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard including HMS Victory and HMS Warrior 1860. Child is 5-15yrs

THAMES CHRISTMAS PARTY LUNCH CRUISE

Sat Dec 15th    – £62

Time to indulge and enjoy a little Christmas atmosphere on this three hour afternoon sailing with onboard entertainment festive style! You’re welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine, served a traditional 3 course Christmas lunch before the vocalist, festive music and dancing begins.  Christmas is always busy so take time out to have some fun, come with friends and family and enjoy a Christmas party Thames style.    Price includes coaching & festive cruise with meal and entertainment for 18+ only.   A licensed bar is available and dress code is festive no jeans or trainers.

OLYMPIA HORSE SHOW

Puissance Evening

Watch the Speed Stakes – fastest time wins – The Kennel Club ABC Dog Agility Final, The Shetland Pony Grand National, International displays, the thrilling Cayenne Puissance and the Olympia Festive Finale.

Wed Dec 19th – £105.00

Include pre show time at the Shopping Village, Gallery Badge and £74 top price seat

CHRISTMAS AT KEW

Now in its sixth year, the illuminated winter 2018 trail will be bigger than ever before, with over a million twinkling pea-lights and thousands of laser beams. Walk under welcoming arches into a world festooned with seasonal cheer and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour, transforming the gardens into a magical after dark experience. Includes coaching, visit to Knightsbridge and super peak timed evening entry ticket into Kew Gardens.

December Fri 21st, Sat 22nd – Adults £47  Child (4-16 years) £38

© Jeff Eden

 

For a full printable list of all our trips, please click here
Please note: Management/Promoters reserve the right to substitute performers and unless a tour is cancelled due to insufficient response all monies paid are non-refundable and tours are non-transferable.
Newmarket Promotions terms and conditions apply, available on request prior to booking or online here. Strictly no under 16's without parent's written consent.
SSP = Usual single seat/admission selling price excluding theatre levy or any venue facility/service charge fees. Smoking, alcohol or illegal substances NOT permitted on coaches. Provisional bookings can be made, held for three days only.