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Day trips by coach 2013

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MEMBERS Notcutts Wheatcroft Garden Centre Landmere Lane, Edwalton, Nottingham, NG12 4DE Garden Centre 0115 9216060 Booking hotline 0115 9777429 Wheatcroft@notcutts.co.uk

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In today’s busy, ever-changing world it’s reassuring to know that there are still some companies with real history, run by people who really know their onions. Our garden centres each have their own character, we prefer the individual to a corporate approach. Naturally, we have one of the biggest and best ranges of quality plants and gardening equipment around. However Notcutts isn’t just for keen gardeners to enjoy, because as well as having everything to make your garden grow, we have everything you need to just relax and enjoy your garden - and much more. And of course, we operate all day, every day from notcutts.com. If you’re interested in our history, take a look at our website and see what we’ve been up to over the past 115 years.

meet the team Manager Steve Cole “I love the variety you find at our centre - each day and each passing season brings new colour and inspirations. My team and I are proud to be part of the best known garden centre in the Nottingham area.” SAGE CUSTOMERS GET DISCOUNTS!

Notcutts Wheatcroft Garden Centre Landmere Lane, Edwalton, Nottingham, NG12 4DE Garden Centre 0115 9216060 Booking hotline 0115 9777429 Wheatcroft@notcutts.co.uk

“We are also offering all Sage Card holders a special discounted price on days out by coach, giving even more reasons to join our Sage Privilege Club at Notcutts Wheatcroft Garden Centre!”

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how to book Notcutts have teamed up with Skills of Nottingham to provide you with convenience for booking your Notcutts days out by coach. You can book either by phone or enquire at our garden centre. Visit the Wheatcroft Garden Centre,Landmere Lane, Edwalton, Nottingham, NG12 4DE to fill in a booking form. Notcutts Wheatcroft Opening hours Mon-Sat 9am-6pm Sun 10.30am-4.30pm (Doors open 10am)

Booking Hotline: 0115 9777429 Telephone bookings for Notcutts Wheatcroft can be made by the Skills Booking hotline who will be able to take all telephone bookings Monday to Friday. Skills Booking Office Call 0115 9777429 Opening hours Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

about Skills Skills Motor Coaches was established in Nottingham in 1919 by founder Arthur Skill and has been providing quality coach trips for almost a century. Originally founded by Arthur Skill, Skills retains its family-run origins and is currently run by Nigel Skill, the grandson of Arthur Skill. Combining both companies’ deep rooted histories enables us to provide an excellent day excursion programme servicing our local community in partnership with Notcutts Wheatcroft. For more information about Skills and its other services including coach holidays or private hire please visit www.skills.co.uk NB: Day Trips featured in this leaflet are only available exclusively to Notcutts Wheatcroft customers. Notcutts act as a booking agent for Skills who are the organiser and operator of these Day Trips.

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Castle Ashby Gardens - Northampton

Tatton Park – Cheshire

Set in the heart of a 10,000 acre estate, the extremely tranquil and extensive gardens at Castle Ashby are not to be missed. The splendour of the gardens includes the Butterfly Gardens, Formal Italian Gardens and Orangery as well as the colourful Fuchsia House and picturesque Rainbow borders. You can also visit the plant centre, farmyard, tearoom and gift shop. After our visit to the gardens we take a short drive to the Castle Ashby Village where a variety of local crafts come together with a delicatessen offering delicious treats to take home.

Tatton Park is one of the UK’s most complete historic estates. It is home to a Tudor Old Hall, NeoClassical Mansion, 50 acres of landscape gardens, a rare-breed farm and deer park. The 50 acres of beautiful gardens reflect over 250 years of garden design and are renowned for their remarkable glasshouses, the Japanese Garden which are considered the finest in Europe. You can also take a wander through the mansion and view the magic of Beatrix Potter’s Life Exhibition.

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price includes

Thursday 6th June 2013

Coach travel + Entrance to Gardens Adult

£26

Senior

£25

SAGE

£24

Tuesday 11th June

Coach travel + Entrance to Gardens, Mansion & Farm Adult Senior SAGE

£39

£38

£37

BBC Gardeners World Live

Blenheim Palace Flower Show

BBC Gardeners World Live is the perfect day out for all garden lovers. There’s lots of expert advice, garden inspiration, fantastic shopping, fresh ideas and new for 2013 The Kitchen Garden stage where you will find top tips on cooking delicious meals from your very own kitchen garden. 2013 also launches the new exciting category of ‘Outdoor Living Gardens’ which will show how a relatively small area can be transformed into a truly functional and imaginative outdoor space.

This wonderful flower and garden show will feature over 150 floral and garden exhibitors, a Grand Floral Marquee with RHS judges, ten garden landscapes, and lots more including food and refreshments and family activities. The show is packed with inspiration and colour and celebrates the very best of gardening in the UK.

Sunday 23rd June

Sunday 16th June

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Coach travel + Entrance to BBC Gardeners World at the NEC Birmingham Adult Senior SAGE

£39

£38

£37

NB - Entrance to Palace not included

price includes

Coach travel + Entrance to Flower Show Adult

£38

Senior

£37

SAGE

£36

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Easton Walled Gardens & SWEET PEA WEEK Thursday 4th July

Visit Lincolnshire’s ‘lost’ gardens, Easton Walled Gardens to see over 60 varieties of sweet peas in full flower. In the wider garden, new plantings of roses rise up through long meadow grasses.

Join NOTCUTTS SAGE Privilege Club Get 10% off everything* every day instore, plus: • Exclusive 20% off* shopping events • Two FREE teas/coffees every month plus three 2-for-1 meals per year • ‘Garden Ideas’ magazine twice-yearly Membership only £10 per annum – that’s less than £1 per month.

Join instore at any Notcutts garden centre. *Just five exclusions apply: delivery, gift vouchers, restaurant, livestock and postage stamps. ** 2-for-1 meals unavailable at Maidstone as we don’t own the restaurant there.

Price INCLUDES

Coach travel + Entrance to gardens Adult

£34

Senior

£33

For Sage enquiries call 0844 879 4505 or email sage@notcutts.co.uk

SAGE

£32

Hampton Court Flower Show

Hidcote Manor – Gloucestershire

Set in the spectacular grounds of Hampton Court Palace, the world’s largest annual flower show is a must see for passionate gardeners and “grow your own” enthusiasts. You can explore all the show has to offer which includes show gardens, grow your own exhibits, rose and plant marquees and shopping. You can also view the amazing Conceptual Gardens by up and coming as well as established gold medal winning designers and gain expert first class advice in all aspects related to horticulture.

Nestled in the Cotswolds with views across the Vale of Evesham, Hidcote Manor Garden is one of the country’s great gardens. With its linked “rooms” of hedges, rare shrubs and trees, herbaceous borders and unusual plants from around the world you’re sure to find a surprise around every corner.

Saturday 13th July

Wednesday 17th May

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price includes

Coach travel + Entrance to Flower Show Adult

£54

Senior

£53

SAGE

£52

Coach travel + Entrance to gardens Adult

£28

Senior

£27

SAGE

£26

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Tatton Park Flower Show – Cheshire

Barnsdale Roses Day with Stuart Dixon

Tatton Park Flower Show is set in one of Cheshire’s Gardens of Distinction, showcasing promising talent with innovative and inspirational garden designs and ideas. The Show plays host to around 50 exquisite gardens, inspirational themed gardens and spectacular garden sculptures making RHS Flower Show Tatton Park a must see.

A special Day at Barnsdale Gardens with informal walks and talks hosted by writer, broadcaster and rose fan Stuart Dixon. Stuart will lead a tour of the gardens to discover all of the different varieties of roses throughout. Whether you join the tour or take time at leisure to discover Britain’s largest collections of individually designed gardens you’ll find this an inspirational day out.

Thursday 25th July

price includes

Coach travel + Entrance to flower show Adult

£54

Senior

£53

SAGE

£52

Saturday 27th July

price includes

Coach travel + Entrance to gardens + guided tour with Stuart Dixon Adult Senior SAGE

£29

£28

£27

Whitby Regatta

Witley Court & Gardens Wednesday 7th August

Sunday 11th August

Witley Court was once one of the Midlands great houses, before becoming an astonishing ruin after being devastated by fire in 1937. Following the fire, the Witley estate fell into a long decline before the south gardens were restored by English Heritage. Surrounded by magnificent landscaped gardens and containing huge stone fountains as well as showpiece woodland walks in the North Park, this really is an enchanting day out. En route home we take a stop in the beautiful city of Worcester.

Enjoy a day in Whitby, one of the most beautiful towns on the North Yorkshire Coast. Entertaining crowds for 173 years the Whitby Regatta is the oldest sea regatta in this country. Embracing yacht racing, rowing races and various free forms of entertainment including Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and Army Displays throughout the day, a Vintage Post war Classic & Sports Car Rally and Regatta fun run provide the ultimate nautical experience.

price includes

price includes

Coach travel + Entrance to gardens Adult

£29

Senior

£28

SAGE

£27

Coach travel + Free time in Whitby to explore the Regatta Adult Senior SAGE

£29

£28

£27

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Kew Gardens

Wednesday 14th August The world’s most famous garden offers botanical glasshouses, unique buildings, Royal palaces, landscapes and 250 years of history all set in 121 hectares. Spend the day exploring the gardens and glasshouses and help celebrate Kew’s ‘IncrEdible Edibles festival’ this summer where you’ll be amazed by the sheer number of edible plants growing in the Gardens.

Contact Notcutts Wheatcroft Garden Centre today! Landmere Lane, Edwalton, Nottingham, NG12 4DE Call us on 0115 9216060 or email Wheatcroft@notcutts.co.uk

Price INCLUDES

Coach travel + Entrance to Kew Gardens Adult

£44

Senior

£43

SAGE

£42

Southport Flower Show

Buckingham Palace

Southport flower show is the largest and longest running independent flower show in the UK. Set in the grounds of Victoria Park it features stunning show gardens, the finest flower and vegetable displays, specialist foods, books and celebrity guests. Unlike other flower shows, it also offers a lot more than just flowers, from cookery demonstrations, a North West Book Festival, music, and horse riding displays.

We visit Buckingham Palace including the State Rooms, which are regularly used by the Queen and members of the Royal Family to receive state, ceremonial and official visitors. These State Rooms form the heart of the working palace and are lavishly furnished with some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection.

Tuesday 20th August

Sunday 18th August

price includes

Coach travel + Entrance to flower show Adult

£45

Senior

£44

SAGE

£42

price includes

Coach travel + Entrance to Palace as stated Adult

£49.50

Senior

£48.50

SAGE

£47.50

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Wisley Flower Show - Surrey

Harrogate Flower Show - Yorkshire

Enjoy the spectacular yet intimate late summer Flower Show at RHS Garden Wisley. With over 40 exhibitors, specialist advice and trade stands to purchase some wonderfully unusual plants making this a lovely and inspirational day out.

Harrogate Flower Show is highly regarded as one of the UK’s biggest and most prestigious independent events on the gardening world’s calendar. Featuring a wide range of gardens from border plots to large scale features, talented designers and landscapers from across the UK will be gathering to showcase their work, offering visitors lots of ideas and inspiration for creating the perfect outdoor space.

Sunday 8th September

Saturday 14th September

price includes

price includes

Coach travel + Entrance to flower show Adult

£39

Senior

SAGE

£38

£37

Coach travel + Entrance to flower show Adult

£45

Senior

£44

SAGE

£43

Ludlow Food Festival – SHROPSHIRE

David Austin Roses xxx – Albrighton

The Ludlow Food and Drink Festival started in 1995 and has just grown and grown ever since. Celebrating an abundance of REAL food and drink - from rare breeds of meat to real ale, cider and perry, all produced and sold by local people who really care about what they are doing.

Enjoy a guided tour withxxxxx a 2 course Luncheon at the famous David Austin Rose Garden. Home to over 700 varieties of roses which includes the National Collection of English Roses. After Lunch you can wander the wonderful plant centre and garden shop.

Sunday 15th September

price includes

Coach travel + Entrance to food festival Adult

£34

Senior

£33

SAGE

£32

th Thursday 19 xxxxx September

price includes

Coach travel + Guided tour of gardens + 2 Course Luncheon + Tea and Coffee Adult Senior SAGE

£45

£45

£44

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Malvern Autumn Show

Barnsdale Autumn Bird Watch

Saturday 28th September

The Malvern Autumn Show is a true celebration of food, the countryside, gardening and nostalgia. A show for food and gardening lovers, the event hosts a range of cookery demonstrations, gardening talks, vegetable displays, vintage tractors, crafts and more.

Price INCLUDES

price includes

Coach travel + Entrance to show Adult

£45

Senior

£44

Sunday 6th October

Join a local expert for a bird-spotting tour in the 39 gardens at Barnsdale, which provide such a wide variety of habitats for our wildlife. En route home we will take a wander around Rutland Water Nature Reserve where you can visit the superb facilities of the Anglian Water Bird watching Centre .

SAGE

£43

Coach travel + Entrance to gardens with guided bird watching Adult Senior SAGE

£29

£28

£27

RHS London Harvest Festival

Portobello Market and Tate Modern

London’s famous RHS Harvest Festival celebrates the best of the season’s harvest. Enjoy tastings and opportunities to buy delicious produce and learn about a wide variety of different produce.

London’s Portobello Market is one of the most famous street markets in the world. Running straight through the heart of Notting Hill it hosts several distinctive selections including fruit and veg, new goods and not forgetting the quirky vintage section. After the market we take a visit to the Tate Modern Art Gallery where you can view the national collection of British art from 1500 to the present day, international modern and contemporary art.

Wednesday 9th October

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Coach travel + Entrance to Harvest Festival Adult

£35

Senior

£34

SAGE

£33

Saturday 19th October

price includes

Coach travel + Excursions to Portobello Market Entrance to Tate Modern Adult Senior SAGE

£29

£28

£27

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festive trips Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre Saturday 23rd November

Celebrating its 15th year and held in the grounds of Ludlow Castle, this medieval event hosts a Christmas Fayre like no other. With over 100 stalls selling seasonal gifts and many medieval events happening throughout the day.

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Coach travel + Entrance to Fayre Adult

£28

Senior

£27

SAGE

£26

St Nicolas Christmas Fayre - YORK Saturday 30th November

Stretching out across York’s main city streets and into the historic city halls the St Nicholas Fayre is one of the most well-known open air markets in the UK. Each stall offers different products including gifts, crafts and the very best produce.

Fountains Abbey and The Magic of Christmas at Harlow Carr Gardens Sunday 8th December

price includes

Coach travel + Entrance to Fayre Adult

£25

Senior

£24

SAGE

£23

We take a trip to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden. Set in 800 acres of beautiful countryside this magnificent 12th -century abbey ruin and only surviving Cistercian Corn Mill along with the beautiful landscaped Georgian Water garden are a must see. We also stop at the Harlow Carr Gardens for their Magic of Christmas event. (TBC)

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Coach travel + Entrance Fountains Abbey, Studley Water and Harlow Carr Gardens Adult Senior SAGE

£40

£39

£38

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Lincoln Christmas Market Thursday 5th December

Lincoln is the perfect place to visit over the festive season. With this traditional Christmas Market comes over 250 stalls nestled in the medieval square and surrounding areas. For those of you on the hunt for Christmas presents at the market you’ll find a treasure trove of handcrafted and unique gifts.

price includes

Coach travel + Free time in Lincoln Adult

£20

Senior

£19

SAGE

£18

out now This Festive season, join Skills Holidays and add some sparkle and celebration into this magical time of year with our great selection of markets, party nights, Christmas and New Year.

Chester Christmas Markets Saturday 14th December

Chester’s Christmas Market is full of gifts and tasty treats. With a wide range of beautiful jewellery, hats, wooden games, metal art and festive food on offer, this makes this a lovely day out.

REQUEST THE SKILLS BROCHURE Call 0115 9770080 or visit www.skills.co.uk Text the word BROCHURE plus your full NAME, ADDRESS and POSTCODE to 81066 Text messages are charged at standard network rates. Terms & Conditions apply see www.skills.co.uk/info/privacy-policy

price includes

Coach travel + Free time in Lincoln Adult

£20

Senior

£19

SAGE

£18

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pickup information Coach day trip pick up will be from Wheatcroft Garden Centre,Landmere Lane, Edwalton, Nottingham, NG12 4DE. The coach will pick up from the top car park.

free parking available We are also offering free parking on site at our facilities. For customers joining our coach trips please park in the top car park.

wheatcroft garden centre You can book when you visit the Wheatcroft Garden Centre, Landmere Lane, Edwalton, Nottingham, NG12 4DE Opening hours

Mon-Sat 9am-6pm Sun 10.30am-4.30pm (Doors open 10am)

important information Please note the duration of your excursion will be approximatley 4-5 hours from your arrival time, unless otherwise stated, however, we cannot be held responsible for any traffic, weather or venue conditions which may affect the approximate duration at your chosen destination. Booking conditions available upon request. Child prices are based on 2-15 years unless otherwise stated at time of booking. When a child age is stated, eg 4-11 years, this is the age range that the tourist attraction classes as a child. All children from 2 years old must occupy a seat on the coach and although they may receive free admission to the attraction, they will need to pay for the seat on the coach. Please ask for price at time of booking. Registered Head Office, Belgrave Road, Nottingham, NG6 8LY.

Day Trips featured in this leaflet are only available exclusively to Notcutts Wheatcroft customers. Notcutts act as a booking agent for Skills who are the organiser and operator of these Day Trips. Notcutts Limited, Reg Office: The Nursery, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 4AF; Company Reg in England No. 393104 VAT Reg No: 102 6805 05. Skills Motor Coaches Limited Registered Office: Belgrave Road, Bulwell, Nottinghamshire NG6 8LY Company Reg in England No. 612324 VAT Reg No. 660 5538 34 Reg. No. 660 5538 34 | Skills Motor Coaches Limited trading as Skills Holidays. Company Reg in England. No.612324.


Notcutts Wheatcroft - Day Trips By Coach 2013