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Day Excursions January - September 2020

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When you are ready to book your next cruise holiday remember to call the Sussex Cruise Club for great service and prices. Launched in 2007, but selling cruises for over 30 years under the name of Woods Holidays, our professional and knowledgeable team will make booking your next holiday hassle free. When you make a booking you will earn Cruise Club Points that can be used as discounts on future bookings plus wherever possible we will arrange transfers to and from your chosen ship so your holiday starts and ends in the best possible way. We also oer exclusive invitations to cruise events and promotional days with all the leading cruise lines, as well as additional discounts and beneďŹ ts.

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Welcome to our January 2020 Day Excursion Brochure Our 2020 excursions programme continues to offer a fabulous variety of days out, theatre trips and concerts to tempt you. Boats, trains, stately homes, gorgeous gardens and fascinating events are all featured, but remember - some of our most popular excursions sell out fast, so book early so that you don’t miss out! We will be adding more venues, theatres and events to our programme throughout the season, so keep checking our website and look out for updates to our main brochure. I am proud to say Woods have been awarded many accolades in the last year, including ‘Top Small Fleet Operator’ at the UK Coach Awards; ‘Small Coach Operator of the Year’ at the Route One Awards; and ‘Business in the Community’ at the Arun Business Awards in recognition of all the fundraising we do for St Wilfrid’s Hospice and sponsorship of other local clubs and events. It is through your support and patronage that we are able to achieve all this, and we look forward to welcoming you on a Woods Day Excursion very soon!

For more information visit our website or call

Liz Liz Garrett Excursions Co-ordinator

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January excursions at a glance DATE

DESTINATION

CODE

ADULT

OAP

CHILD

ROUTE

SAT 25

CRAFTING LIVE AT SANDOWN PARK

C3862

£28.00

£28.00

£16.00

2

SAT 25

KINGSTON SHOPPING

Y3862

£21.00

£21.00

£16.00

2

TUE 28

BODY WORLDS MUSEUM EXPERIENCE, LONDON

C3861

£47.00

£45.00

£37.00

1

TUE 28

LONDON, WEST END SHOPPING

Y3861

£22.00

£22.00

£17.00

1

WED 29

MILESTONES MUSEUM & BASINGSTOKE

C3863

£35.00

£35.00

£26.00

2

WED 29

BASINGSTOKE

Y3863

£20.00

£20.00

£15.00

2

THU 30

MARY POPPINS AT THE PRINCE EDWARD THEATRE

C3760

£97.00

£97.00

£97.00

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February excursions at a glance DATE

DESTINATION

CODE

ADULT

OAP

CHILD

ROUTE

WED 5

BARROW BOYS & BANKERS LONDON TOUR WITH FISH & CHIPS

C3872

£59.00

£59.00

£59.00

C

THU 6

BAND OF GOLD AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE

C3866

£49.00

£49.00

£49.00

2

THU 6

BAND OF GOLD AT THE MAYFLOWER C3866A

£73.00

£73.00

£73.00

2

C3950

£94.00

£94.00

£94.00

1

AT THE O2 ARENA - MATINEE

C3950

£94.00

£94.00

£94.00

1

TUE 11

RAF MUSEUM HENDON TOUR WITH LUNCH

C3879

£43.00

£43.00

£37.00

2

WED 12

LION KING AT THE LYCEUM THEATRE

C3867

£64.00

£64.00

£64.00

1

WED 12

COVENT GARDEN

Y3867

£24.00

£24.00

£19.00

1

THU 13

AN AFTERNOON AT THE PICTURES WITH LUNCH

C3873

£49.00

£49.00

£49.00

2

MON 17

CANTERBURY & THE CATHEDRAL

C3874

£44.00

£44.00

£38.00

1

MON 17

CANTERBURY

Y3874

£24.00

£24.00

£19.00

1

TUE 18

LONDON'S MUSEUMS

Y3868

£23.00

£23.00

£18.00

1

TUE 18

KNIGHTSBRIDGE SHOPPING AFTERNOON

Y3868A

£23.00

£23.00

£18.00

1

WED 19

NEWBURY & THE SNOWDROPS AT WELFORD PARK

C3871

£31.00

£31.00

£26.00

2

WED 19

NEWBURY

Y3871

£22.00

£22.00

£17.00

2

THU 20

MAMMA MIA! AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE

C3786

£66.00

£66.00

£66.00

2

THU 20

MAMMA MIA! AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE WITH LUNCH

C3786A

£90.00

£90.00

£90.00

2

TUE 25

ORCHIDS FESTIVAL AT KEW GARDENS

C3875

£40.00

£39.00

£25.00

1

WED 26

SHEPHERD NEAME BREWERY TOUR C3876

£54.00

£54.00

N/A

1

C3877

£39.00

£39.00

£28.00

2

THEATRE WITH LUNCH FRI 07

STRICTLY COME DANCING LIVE AT THE O2 ARENA - EVENING

SAT 08

STRICTLY COME DANCING LIVE

WITH 2-COURSE LUNCH SAT 29

SPRING KNITTING & STITCHING SHOW AT THE BUSINESS DESIGN CENTRE, ISLINGTON

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Treasures in Trust In 2020 we are delighted to offer 14 days out which feature some of the remarkable properties, houses and gardens owned and lovingly run by the National Trust. These special excursions allow National Trust members to explore some of the wonderful destinations in the south, travelling in comfort on one of our luxury coaches. Members will benefit from reduced rates* on these tours, but non-members are also welcome of course! Mon 30 Mar

Lewis & Bateman’s

Wed 22 Apr

Chartwell & Emmetts Garden

Wed 6 May

Mottistone Gardens (with Ventnor Sub-Tropical Gardens)

Tue 26 May

Standen House & Gardens

Wed 3 Jun

Sheffield Park (with Bluebell Railway)

Tue 16 Jun

Brownsea Island

Wed 24 Jun

Mottisfont House, Gardens & Roses

Wed 1 Jul

Stourhead House & Gardens

Wed 8 Jul

Sissinghurst Castle Garden (with Great Dixter)

Tue 14 Jul

Knole & Lord Sackville’s Garden

Tue 21 Jul

Bodiam Castle (with Steam Train and Lunch)

Tue 28 Jul

Lacock Abbey & Lacock Village

Mon 10 Aug

Cliveden Gardens & House Tour

Thu 3 Sept

Hatchlands Park (with Watts Gallery)

Please note: *National Trust Members must bring a valid membership card with them on the day to qualify for the discounted price. There may still be a fee for special entries, tours etc. & for any additional visits on the day.

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February BARROW BOYS & BANKERS LONDON TOUR WITH FISH & CHIPS WEDNESDAY 5 FEBRUARY

C3872 Today we visit two London districts, so close, but worlds apart. We meet our guide in Spitalfields Market, one of the finest surviving market halls in London, with free time to buy refreshments. Then there’s a coach tour, telling the story of banking and we visit the Bank of England Museum. We finish our day with a fish & chips supper before we head home.

RAF MUSEUM HENDON TOUR & LUNCH

CANTERBURY & THE CATHEDRAL

TUESDAY 11 FEBRUARY

MONDAY 17 FEBRUARY

C3874

We travel to North London to explore the fascinating story of the first 100 years of the RAF. A 2-course lunch will be served on arrival and then there’s a guided tour of the museum’s three galleries, learning the history of the RAF, its roles today and its future contribution and technology. There will also be time to visit the shop.

Canterbury Cathedral, one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures, is one of England’s most visited places. It’s the cathedral of the Archbishop of Canterbury and houses the famous shrine of medieval archbishop Thomas Becket. After your visit to the cathedral you can explore the city’s historic cobbled streets and medieval timber-framed houses, plus the modern shopping areas and cafés.

AN AFTERNOON AT THE PICTURES WITH LUNCH - MY FAIR LADY

NEWBURY & THE SNOWDROPS AT WELFORD PARK

THURSDAY 13 FEBRUARY

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C3879

C3873

WEDNESDAY 19 FEBRUARY

C3871

We journey to Wildwood Restaurant in Wantage for a 3course lunch with a tea, coffee or soft drink, before we retire upstairs to their plush cinema. Collect your popcorn and a glass of prosecco and then settle down to enjoy your private screening of the classic favourite My Fair Lady, starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn.

After free time in the market town of Newbury, we visit Welford Park, a private residence and the home of TV's The Great British Bake Off. The grounds open each year for visitors to see the spectacular display of snowdrops and other winter flowering shrubs, Entry to the grounds includes a complimentary cup of tea or coffee.

Please note the cinema is upstairs and there is no lift available.

Snowdrop displays are subject to seasonal weather conditions.

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February ORCHIDS FESTIVAL AT KEW GARDENS TUESDAY 25 FEBRUARY

C3875

A wonderful way to brighten the gloomy days! Held in the Princess of Wales Conservatory each year, Orchids Festival is a fantastic opportunity to see some of the most beautiful orchids in the world. You’ll be able to learn about the naming of orchids as well as the preservation of endangered species. You can also explore the rest of the famous gardens during your visit. 1

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SHEPHERD NEAME BREWERY TOUR WITH LUNCH WEDNESDAY 26 FEBRUARY

C3876

We arrive at Shepherd Neame Brewery in Faversham, for a 2-course lunch before a guided tour of Britain’s oldest brewery. See the traditional mash tuns; taste natural mineral water from the brewery’s well; try some malted barley; smell locally grown Kentish hops; see bygone delivery vehicles and step into a recreated cooper’s workshop. Then there’s a fascinating tutored tasting of their Kentish ales and speciality lagers.

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March excursions at a glance DATE

DESTINATION

CODE

ADULT

OAP

CHILD

ROUTE

TUE 3

WINCHESTER & CATHEDRAL TOUR WITH CREAM TEA

C3880

£35.00

£35.00

£30.00

2

TUE 3

WINCHESTER

Y3880

£20.00

£20.00

£15.00

2

WED 4

SOUTH BANK & THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM

Y3881

£25.00

£25.00

£20.00

2

THU 5

MYSTERY DRIVE & CREAM TEA

C3884

£40.00

£40.00

£40.00

1

FRI 6

BRITISH MOTOR MUSEUM THE HISTORY & FUTURE OF CARS

C3924

£47.00

£47.00

£38.00

2

SAT 7

ADINKERKE DUTY FREE SHOPPING VIA EUROTUNNEL

C3885

£50.00

£50.00

£50.00

C

MON 9

CHRISTCHURCH - MARKET DAY

Y3923

£23.00

£23.00

£18.00

2

TUE 10

TUTANKHAMUN & THE ROARING TWENTIES TOUR

C3813

£65.00

£65.00

£65.00

C

WED 11

CHISWICK HOUSE & CAMELLIA SHOW

C3922

£46.00

£46.00

£41.00

2

THU 12

BEEFEATER GIN DISTILLERY TOUR WITH FISH & CHIPS LUNCH

C3886

£60.00

£60.00

N/A

1

SUN 15

ANTON & ERIN AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE

C3882

£67.00

£67.00

£67.00

2

SUN 15

ANTON & ERIN AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE WITH AFTERNOON TEA

C3882A

£86.00

£86.00

£86.00

2

TUE 17

EASTBOURNE

Y3883

£18.00

£18.00

£13.00

1

WED 18

BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY TOUR & LUNCH

C4045

£40.00

£40.00

£35.00

2

THU 19

KENT VILLAGES TOUR & 2-COURSE LUNCH

C3890

£61.00

£61.00

£61.00

1

SUN 22

CLASSICAL SPECTACULAR AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

C3979

£78.00

£78.00

£78.00

1

MON 23

THE SHARD & CHAMPAGNE EXPERIENCE

C3888

£63.00

£63.00

N/A

2

TUE 24

EXBURY DAFFODILS & STEAM TRAIN

C3528

£37.00

£37.00

£25.00

2

TUE 24

BEAULIEU MOTOR MUSEUM & PALACE HOUSE

C3528A

£37.00

£37.00

£26.00

2

WED 25

ROYAL GREENWICH - CUTTY SARK & NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM

C4024

£42.00

£42.00

£30.00

1

WED 25

ROYAL GREENWICH

Y4024

£25.00

£25.00

£20.00

1

THU 26

MATTHEW BOURNE'S THE RED SHOES AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE

C3788

£57.00

£57.00

£57.00

2

MATTHEW BOURNE'S THE RED SHOES AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE, WITH LUNCH

C3788A

£81.00

£81.00

£81.00

2

FRI 27

IDEAL HOME SHOW AT OLYMPIA

C3892

£38.00

£38.00

£20.00

1

FRI 27

PORTOBELLO ROAD MARKET

Y3892

£25.00

£25.00

£20.00

1

SUN 29

WORLD'S LARGEST PRIMARK, BIRMINGHAM

Y3905

£26.00

£26.00

£26.00

SPECIAL

MON 30

LEWES & BATEMAN'S

C3887

£35.00

£35.00

£23.00

1

TUE 31

OXFORD

Y3900

£28.00

£28.00

£23.00

2

THU 26

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March WINCHESTER & CATHEDRAL TOUR WITH CREAM TEA

MYSTERY DRIVE & CREAM TEA

TUESDAY 3 MARCH

Winchester only option is available.

Today we take you on a mystery drive through the countryside or along the coast with stops en route for the opportunity to buy refreshments. We arrive for tea at an unknown destination. Only your driver will know where you are going on the day and he is under strict instructions not to give anything away!

SOUTH BANK & THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM

BRITISH MOTOR MUSEUM THE HISTORY & FUTURE OF CARS

THURSDAY 5 MARCH C3880

We arrive in Winchester late morning with free time to explore the city, do some shopping and have lunch before our timed entry to the cathedral. The guided tour will take you through 1,000 years of history of one of the largest and finest medieval cathedrals in Europe. After your tour, a cream tea is included in the Refectory.

WEDNESDAY 4 MARCH

Y3881

There’s free time on London’s South Bank to buy lunch in one of the restaurants, visit the independent shops on Gabriel’s Wharf or maybe take a flight on the London Eye. Then we travel to the Imperial War Museum where six floors of galleries tell the stories of people who lived, fought and died in conflict from 1914 until the present day.

FRIDAY 6 MARCH

C3884

C3924

The British Motor Museum offers a colourful insight into the British motor industry telling the story of the birth, decline and rebirth of the motor industry. A special exhibition – The Car, The Future, Me features visions of the future with the latest Aurrigo PodZero autonomous pod. This exciting new exhibition will explore futuristic car design. A café and shop are on site.

ADINKERKE VIA EUROTUNNEL SATURDAY 7 MARCH

C3885 This is a quick cross-channel shopping trip for our customers who like to buy their duty free items. We travel from Folkestone to Calais via Eurotunnel and then drive directly to Adinkerke for duty free shopping. We return to Calais for a brief stop before returning on the Shuttle, arriving home mid-evening. PASSPORT REQUIRED. DUTY FREE RESTRICTIONS APPLICABLE. *Shuttle times may be subject to change.

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March CHRISTCHURCH MARKET DAY MONDAY 9 MARCH

Y3923 Christchurch has a thriving High Street leading into the pedestrianised Saxon Square - filled with a mix of national brand shops and small independent retailers. There is a weekly street market on a Monday, selling a variety of quality produce including fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, bed linen, pet foods, jewellery, clothes, plants etc.

TUTANKHAMUN & THE ROARING TWENTIES TOUR TUESDAY 10 MARCH

BEEFEATER GIN DISTILLERY TOUR WITH FISH & CHIPS LUNCH C3813

Our guide will meet us at the National Army Museum where we can buy lunch before a coach tour of Kensington & Chelsea, telling the story of Tutankhamun and the Roaring Twenties. After a refreshment break we visit the Tutankhamun, Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh exhibition in the Saatchi Gallery to see over 150 artefacts, many of which have never left Egypt before.

CHISWICK HOUSE & CAMELLIA SHOW WEDNESDAY 11 MARCH

C3922

Chiswick House is one of the most glorious examples of 18th-Century British architecture. The Camellia Show displays rare and © Clive Boursnell historic camellias in the Grade 1 listed conservatory. A gorgeous, colourful array of 33 different varieties, many of which descend from the original planting in 1828. There’s free time to explore the gardens and camellia show before a one-hour house tour. A café and gift shop are on site.

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THURSDAY 12 MARCH

C3886

We begin our day with a delicious fish & chips lunch in a traditional London ‘chippy’ restaurant. Afterwards we visit the Beefeater Gin Distillery for our guided tour. We go into the heart of the distillery to learn the hand-crafted production process and discover the ingredients used to create this famous brand. A complimentary Gin & Tonic will complete the tour.

BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY TOUR & LUNCH WEDNESDAY 18 MARCH

C4045

Today we visit the military cemeteries at Brookwood near Woking for a fascinating guided tour, learning about Britain’s wartime past. We visit the American cemetery and memorials and the cemeteries and © Flickr - Hugh Llewelyn monuments dedicated to the sacrifice of members of the British Commonwealth. A 2-course lunch will be served in a restaurant in Woking before our journey home. Please note this is a walking tour.

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March KENT VILLAGES TOUR & 2-COURSE LUNCH

THE SHARD & CHAMPAGNE EXPERIENCE MONDAY 23 MARCH

THURSDAY 19 MARCH

C3890

Lunch today is in a fine country pub in Benenden, the pretty village where Princess Anne went to school. Then we explore the beautiful Kent countryside and High Weald with our guide, finishing at the handsome market town of Cranbrook. There is time to explore the old-fashioned shops and relax in one of the charming tea rooms before we return home.

CLASSICAL SPECTACULAR AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL SUNDAY 22 MARCH

C3888

We arrive in London at lunchtime with free time to explore nearby Borough Market and buy lunch before our timed entry to the Shard. Take the high-speed lifts to the viewing galleries on floors 69 and 72 and experience the 360⁰ views stretching 40 miles across London. Then enjoy a glass of Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial at London’s highest Champagne Bar.

EXBURY GARDENS DAFFODILS & STEAM TRAIN C3979

The most popular classical music show in the UK returns to the Royal Albert Hall in March. From the very best classical music and state of the art technology to electrifying multicoloured laser displays and the famous thundering finale to the music of the 1812 Overture. Seats in Front Arena for matinee performance.

TUESDAY 24 MARCH

C3528

We make an early visit to Exbury to see the glorious daffodil meadow, with its spectacular view of the Beaulieu River. New bulbs are planted every year to maintain the carpet of bright yellow – an uplifting sight to herald the beginning of spring. Our visit includes a ride around the gardens on the steam train. The restaurant will be open for refreshments.

BEAULIEU, MOTOR MUSEUM & PALACE HOUSE TUESDAY 24 MARCH

C3528A We arrive mid-morning to enjoy all the attractions Beaulieu has to offer. You can explore the National Motor Museum and the World of Top Gear; visit Palace House, home of the Montagu family; stroll around the beautifully designed gardens; see the ruins of the medieval abbey, then take a ride on the Monorail and hop on the Veteran Bus.

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March ROYAL GREENWICH – CUTTY SARK & NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM WEDNESDAY 25 MARCH

C4024 On arrival in Greenwich we head to the Cutty Sark. Discover what life was like on board Cutty Sark, the world’s only surviving tea clipper and fastest ship of her time. This is followed by free time to visit the National Maritime Museum and the local area. The Museum is set in beautiful Greenwich Park and includes 10 galleries, a shop, café and interactive displays.

IDEAL HOME SHOW AT OLYMPIA FRIDAY 27 MARCH

LEWES & BATEMAN'S C3892

MONDAY 30 MARCH

C3887

For over 100 years the Ideal Home Show has been helping to transform British Homes. From kitchens and bathrooms, to bedrooms and basements, from fixtures and fittings to fine food, gardens and the latest gadgets and technology, plus fashion, beauty and gifts, you'll find it all under one roof at this awardwinning show, so don’t miss out!

We stop in Lewes with free time to buy refreshments and visit the shops before we continue to Bateman’s. Rudyard Kipling loved the sanctuary of his © Flickr - Pengannel family home and the rooms (and Rolls Royce Phantom) are much as he left them. You’ll have timed entry to the house, then you can explore the formal gardens and wildflower meadow and relax in the tea-room.

WORLD'S BIGGEST PRIMARK, BIRMINGHAM

OXFORD

SUNDAY 29 MARCH & SUNDAY 13 SEPTEMBER

Oxford, “the city of dreaming spires”, is famous the world over for its university. Today the UK’s oldest university is part of a bustling cosmopolitan town. With its mix of ancient and modern, there’s plenty to see and do, whether it’s visiting one of the many historic buildings, colleges or museums, enjoying a drink or a meal or shopping till you drop!

TUESDAY 31 MARCH Y3905

Calling all fashion lovers! Customers can expect to find all the latest in womenswear, menswear, kidswear, lingerie, beauty and homeware, as well as free wi-fi and a seating area fitted with phone chargers. There are three dining options, including a Disney café with a game zone and Disney-inspired menu, plus a dedicated Disney area packed with toys, clothes and accessories.

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April excursions at a glance DATE

DESTINATION

CODE

ADULT

OAP

CHILD

ROUTE

WED 1 WED 1 WED 1

HASTINGS & THE TRUE CRIME MUSEUM HASTINGS TUTANKHAMUN - TREASURES OF THE GOLDEN PHARAOH - SAATCHI GALLERY TINA, THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL AT THE ALDWYCH THEATRE ON YOUR FEET AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE ON YOUR FEET AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE WITH LUNCH MARY POPPINS AT THE PRINCE EDWARD THEATRE AFTERNOON IN BATH THE TOWER OF LONDON & ST KATHERINE'S DOCK THE TOWER OF LONDON & TOWER BRIDGE EXPERIENCE IDEAL HOME SHOW AT OLYMPIA LONDON WWT WILDFOWL & WETLAND CENTRE STEAM MUSEUM OF THE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY, SWINDON SWINDON DESIGNER OUTLET SHOPPING BURFORD & CROCODILES OF THE WORLD BURFORD, GATEWAY TO THE COTSWOLDS THE SILVERSTONE EXPERIENCE TOUR OF THE FOUNDLING MUSEUM, LONDON & 2-COURSE LUNCH RIVERDANCE AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE RIVERDANCE AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE WITH LUNCH MARWELL ZOO SIR HAROLD HILLIER GARDENS FIRLE PLACE GARDEN SHOW A DAY IN THE NEW FOREST, TOUR WITH LUNCH CHARTWELL & EMMETTS GARDEN THE KING & I AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE THE KING & I AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE WITH LUNCH HIGHCLERE CASTLE & THE EGYPTIAN EXHIBITION ANDRE RIEU AT SSE WEMBLEY ARENA ROB BRYDON - SONGS & STORIES AT THE ASSEMBLY HALL WORTHING BLETCHLEY PARK WWII CODEBREAKERS PASHLEY MANOR TULIP FESTIVAL PRETTY WOMAN AT THE PICCADILLY THEATRE WINDSOR CASTLE & RIVER CRUISE WINDSOR & RIVER CRUISE WINDSOR

C3909 Y3909

£30.00 £21.00

£30.00 £21.00

£24.00 £16.00

1 1

C4030

£49.00

£47.00

£42.00

1

C3904 C3893

£73.00 £62.00

£73.00 £62.00

£73.00 £62.00

1 2

C3893A C3760 Y3894 C3971A

£86.00 £97.00 £30.00 £51.00

£86.00 £97.00 £30.00 £47.00

£86.00 £97.00 £25.00 £33.00

2 1 2 1

C3971 C3892 C3892A

£61.00 £38.00 £40.00

£55.00 £38.00 £38.00

£38.00 £20.00 £30.00

1 1 1

C3895 Y3895 C3908 Y3908 C3896

£41.00 £27.00 £38.00 £27.00 £49.00

£40.00 £27.00 £37.00 £27.00 £46.00

£34.00 £22.00 £30.00 £22.00 £34.00

2 2 C C C

C3911 C3781

£63.00 £69.00

£63.00 £69.00

£57.00 £69.00

1 2

C3781A C3898 C3898A C3920 C3897 C3912 C3766

£93.00 £41.00 £35.00 £26.00 £58.00 £48.00 £88.00

£93.00 £39.00 £34.00 £26.00 £58.00 £48.00 £88.00

£93.00 £32.00 £20.00 £21.00 £58.00 £32.00 £88.00

2 2 2 1 2 1 2

C3766A C3787 C3865

£112.00 £49.00 £132.00

£112.00 £49.00 £132.00

£112.00 £37.00 £132.00

2 2 2

C3988 C3910 C3916 C3928 C3919 C3919A Y3919

£55.00 £50.00 £37.00 £63.00 £59.00 £35.00 £25.00

£55.00 £50.00 £37.00 £63.00 £57.00 £35.00 £25.00

£55.00 £39.00 £32.00 £63.00 £43.00 £28.00 £20.00

1 2 1 1 2 2 2

THU 2 THU 2 THU 2 THU 2 FRI 3 MON 6 MON 6 TUE 7 TUE 7 WED 8 WED 8 THU 9 THU 9 TUE 14 WED 15 THU 16 THU 16 FRI 17 FRI 17 SAT 18 TUE 21 WED 22 THU 23 THU 23 FRI 24 FRI 24 FRI 24 MON 27 TUE 28 WED 29 THU 30 THU 30 THU 30

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April HASTINGS & THE TRUE CRIME MUSEUM WEDNESDAY 1 APRIL

C3909 Fascinated by the dark world of crime? The True Crime Museum gives a chilling, yet fascinating insight into the world of serial killers, forensics, gangsters, prisoners, poisoners and more! See a genuine lethal injection deathbed, the actual acid containers used by John George Haigh to dissolve his victims. Guess the crimes and the celebrities from their police mugshots, then enter the Cinema Cave where infamous murderers describe their hideous deeds! This attraction is wheelchair accessible.

TUTANKHAMUN - TREASURES OF THE GOLDEN PHARAOH AT THE SAATCHI GALLERY WEDNESDAY 1 APRIL

C4030 Don’t miss TUTANKHAMUN: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, featuring over 150 stunning authentic objects from the boy king’s tomb including 60 on display outside Egypt for the first time. This is an absolute must-see cultural event and the final opportunity to experience the magic and mystery of Tutankhamun before his treasures return to Egypt forever.

AFTERNOON IN BATH FRIDAY 3 APRIL

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We arrive in Bath around midday where you have free time to explore this wonderful city at your leisure. Maybe visit the ancient Roman Baths and the magnificent Bath Abbey, take in the view of the Royal Crescent and explore the quirky shops and stalls in Green Park Station. You’ll be spoilt for choice when deciding where to stop for lunch!

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This urban oasis for wildlife and people is just 10 minutes from Hammersmith. Stroll among the lakes, ponds and gardens to discover some of the prettiest ducks, geese and swans from around the globe - plus the family of otters. Find out how WWT's conservation work is helping to protect them and learn more about their habitats and behaviour. Refreshments are available in the café.

STEAM MUSEUM OF THE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY, SWINDON WEDNESDAY 8 APRIL

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STEAM Museum is in a beautifully restored Grade II railway building in the heart of the former Swindon railway works. Learn about the people who built, operated and travelled on the GWR and the pioneering vision of engineering genius Isambard Kingdom Brunel. After your Guided Highlights Tour there’s free time to explore the museum, buy lunch or maybe look for a bargain at the designer outlet shopping centre, opposite!

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April BURFORD & CROCODILES OF THE WORLD THURSDAY 9 APRIL

THE SILVERSTONE EXPERIENCE TUESDAY 14 APRIL C3908

Free time in Burford to explore the lovely high street with all manner of houses, shops and inns, some dating from the 15th Century. Followed by a visit to Crocodiles of the World, the UK’s only crocodile zoo with a crocodile collection of 15 out of 23 species including the saltwater croc! There are also meerkats, otters, tamarins, owls and some jovial kookaburras! Watch the daily feeds and, for the brave, there may be the opportunity to handle a baby crocodile or alligator!

BURFORD – GATEWAY TO THE COTSWOLDS THURSDAY 9 APRIL

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The Silverstone Experience is housed in the only remaining WWII Wellington Bomber hangar at the iconic Silverstone. State of the art interactive displays tell fascinating stories of human endeavour, great sporting rivalries and engineering innovation. Finally, experience the thrill of speeding around Silverstone alongside your racing heroes in an immersive show ‘The Ultimate Lap of Silverstone’ with commentary by Murray Walker.

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Burford is a beautiful Cotswold market town. Its vibrant high street offers a wide variety of independent shops for the home and garden, craft and antique shops. Gift shops provide creative ideas for those looking for something a bit different and boutiques offer fashion for every occasion. As you would expect from a town with such an abundance of farming on its doorstep, delicious Cotswolds produce is for sale in the deli, the butcher and the cheese shop!

WEDNESDAY 15 APRIL

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The London Foundling Museum tells the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK’s first children’s charity and first public art gallery. Among the artists who supported the Foundling Hospital were William Hogarth and the composer George Frideric Handel. From 1741 when the first babies were admitted, to 1954 when the last pupil was placed in foster care, the Foundling Hospital cared for and educated around 25,000 children. Included is a guided tour and a 2-course lunch with tea/coffee.

MARWELL ZOO FRIDAY 17 APRIL

C3898 Visit Marwell Zoo and get closer to the wonders of the natural world, set in 140 acres of Hampshire countryside. See hundreds of animals including giraffes, tigers, hippos and penguins. You can also listen to the daily talks, watch animal feeds and take a free road-train ride around the zoo. There’s adventure play areas for young visitors, cafés and a gift shop.

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April SIR HAROLD HILLIER GARDENS FRIDAY 17 APRIL

C3898A The magnificent Sir Harold Hillier Gardens are world famous arboretum and gardens – set over 180 acres and are stunning whatever the season. The gardens are home to 14 National Collections, over 400 Champion Trees and 42,000 plants from temperate regions. It is one of the most important modern plant collections in the world. There is a café, gift shop and garden centre.

FIRLE PLACE GARDEN SHOW SATURDAY 18 APRIL

CHARTWELL & EMMETTS GARDEN C3920

WEDNESDAY 22 APRIL

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The annual garden show has amazing plants, garden goodies and is a great day out for all. An eclectic range of exhibitors in the park, marquees and gardens with products galore to enhance your home and garden. A flower festival is held in the church and the Firle Arts & Crafts Market with an array of fabulous arts, designs and crafts created by talented artists from the Firle area.

We travel to Kent for this two-centre excursion. Chartwell, the family home of Sir Winston Churchill with his studio containing the largest single collection of his paintings. The gardens reflect Churchill’s love of landscape and nature. Emmetts Garden is best known for its amazing spring colour and the views reaching across the Weald of Kent. There are refreshment areas at both venues.

A DAY IN THE NEW FOREST, TOUR WITH LUNCH

THE KING & I AT MAYFLOWER THEATRE

TUESDAY 21 APRIL

Set in 1860's Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. Featuring beloved classics Getting To Know You, I Whistle a Happy Tune, Hello Young Lovers, Shall We Dance and Something Wonderful.

THURSDAY 23 APRIL C3897

We start the day with morning coffee and biscuits in a New Forest pub. Afterwards, a guided coach tour of the forest, hearing stories of myths and legends along the way. A 2-course lunch is served back at the pub. After lunch, the tour continues and finishes in the beautiful village of Beaulieu where there is free time to purchase refreshments before heading home.

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April HIGHCLERE CASTLE & EGYPTIAN EXHIBITION

WWII CODEBREAKERS AT BLETCHLEY PARK

FRIDAY 24 APRIL

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Highclere is the home of the 8th Earl & Countess of Carnarvon and the location for the TV drama, Downton Abbey. Learn about real life at Highclere and at the same time see the Drawing Room in which Maggie Smith delivered many a withering comment to some unfortunate relation! Then you can find Tutankhamun in the cellars in the castle’s fascinating Egyptian Exhibition and take a walk in the grounds. Refreshments are available on site.

MONDAY 27 APRIL

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Bletchley Park was Britain’s best kept secret, due to the secrecy surrounding the activities there during WWII and the vital importance to our security and ultimate victory. The site boasts a Visitor Centre, restored buildings and refreshed exhibits to preserve and commemorate the tireless work of the Codebreakers. Atmospheric soundscapes conjure up how it would have sounded during wartime. A café is on site.

Other dates available – 22 July and 8 September

ROB BRYDON - SONGS & STORIES AT WORTHING ASSEMBLY HALL FRIDAY 24 APRIL

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Award-winning comedian Rob Brydon and his eight-piece band will star in this brand-new show that includes songs and music as well as his acclaimed wit and comedy. With songs from Sondheim to Rodgers and Hammerstein, from Paul Simon to Tom Waits and almost everything in between, audiences can expect Rob’s usual warmth and humour as well as some of his famed gallery of voices.

PASHLEY MANOR TULIP FESTIVAL TUESDAY 28 APRIL

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In late spring 40,000 tulips, from palest pink to nearly black to brightest red, create dazzling mantles of colour in every flower bed, pot and border at Pashley Manor. The Tulip Festival was initiated to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the tulip’s arrival in Europe from Persia. With over 100 varieties of tulip on show, complemented by forgetme-nots, pansies, bellis and newly emerging perennials, the sheer volume and fantastic colour of the tulip display is mesmerising to the first time and returning visitor alike.

WINDSOR CASTLE & RIVER THAMES CRUISE THURSDAY 30 APRIL

C3919 Windsor Castle is a working palace that has been a royal home for over 900 years. On arrival in Windsor you have a general entry ticket to visit the castle at your leisure (allow at least 2 hours for the visit and time to queue for entry). Afterwards your 40-minute river cruise departs from Windsor Promenade.

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May excursions at a glance DATE

DESTINATION

FRI 1

ASHDOWN FOREST EXPLORER WITH PLOUGHMAN'S LUNCH & CREAM TEA KEMPTON PARK RACES & 2-COURSE LUNCH IN THE PANORAMIC RESTAURANT SALISBURY & STONEHENGE SALISBURY ISLE OF WIGHT GARDENS LES MISÉRABLES AT THE SONDHEIM THEATRE AFTERNOON IN COVENT GARDEN LEIGH-ON-SEA & SOUTHEND PIER RAILWAY WITH FISH & CHIPS LUNCH LEEDS CASTLE - MOTORS BY THE MOAT HORSE DRAWN BARGE CRUISE WITH PLOUGHMAN'S LUNCH ON KENNET & AVON CANAL THE ROYAL PAVILION, BRIGHTON & SOUTH DOWNS HERITAGE CENTRE EXBURY GARDENS & STEAM RAILWAY EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE WITH LUNCH HAIRSPRAY AT LONDON COLISEUM BOURNEMOUTH LEONARDSLEE GARDENS & CREAM TEA AT MANNINGS HEATH GOLF & WINE ESTATE RUNNYMEDE RIVER CRUISE, PLOUGHMAN'S LUNCH & SAVILL GARDEN WITH CREAM TEA BOWOOD HOUSE, GARDENS & RHODODENDRONS ONCE THE MUSICAL AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE ONCE THE MUSICAL AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE WITH LUNCH RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW RAMSTER GARDENS SPRING COLOUR WITH CREAM TEA AT SQUIRES GARDEN CENTRE LYMINGTON - MARKET DAY SURREY COUNTY SHOW, GUILDFORD THE BRITISH WILDLIFE CENTRE STANDEN HOUSE & GARDENS HAMPTON COURT 'FIELD OF CLOTH OF GOLD' ONLY FOOLS & HORSES AT THE THEATRE ROYAL HAYMARKET - EVENING MONKEY WORLD DORCHESTER THE FLYING SCOTSMAN FROM SALISBURY KENTISH CURIOS - TUDLEY CHURCH & AYLESFORD FRIARY STRICTLY COME DANCING THE PROFESSIONALS AT BRIGHTON CENTRE ABBOTSBURY SUBTROPICAL GARDENS & SWANNERY

MON 4 TUE 5 TUE 5 WED 6 WED 6 WED 6 THU 7 SAT 9 MON 11 TUE 12 WED 13 THU 14 THU 14 THU 14 SAT 16 MON 18 TUE 19 WED 20 THU 21 THU 21 THU 21 FRI 22 SAT 23 MON 25 TUE 26 TUE 26 WED 27 WED 27 THU 28 THU 28 THU 28 FRI 29 FRI 29 SAT 30

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C3929

£57.00

£57.00

£57.00

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C3921 C3935 Y3935 C3937 C4017 Y4017

£80.00 £44.00 £25.00 £55.00 £78.00 £25.00

£80.00 £43.00 £25.00 £55.00 £78.00 £25.00

N/A £32.00 £20.00 £50.00 £78.00 £20.00

2 2 2 2 1 1

C4026 C3927

£53.00 £46.00

£51.00 £45.00

£38.00 £36.00

1 1

C3906

£50.00

£49.00

£44.00

2

C4009 C3907

£34.00 £39.00

£34.00 £39.00

£26.00 £29.00

1 2

C3767

£57.00

£57.00

£57.00

2

C3767A C3864 Y3931

£82.00 £88.00 £24.00

£82.00 £88.00 £24.00

£82.00 £88.00 £19.00

2 1 2

C3918

£36.00

£36.00

£24.00

1

C3936 C3933 C3902

£66.00 £46.00 £56.00

£66.00 £44.00 £56.00

£61.00 £38.00 £56.00

2 2 2

C3902A C3925

£80.00 £105.00

£80.00 £105.00

£80.00 £105.00

2 2

C3938 Y3939 C3932 C3940 C3940A C3941

£33.00 £23.00 £41.00 £36.00 £35.00 £45.00

£33.00 £23.00 £39.00 £35.00 £35.00 £42.00

£28.00 £18.00 £26.00 £27.00 £30.00 £31.00

2 2 2 1 1 1

C3997 C3942 Y3942 C4008

£86.00 £43.00 £27.00 £112.00

£86.00 £39.00 £27.00 £112.00

£86.00 £33.00 £22.00 £112.00

1 2 2 2

C3934

£54.00

£54.00

£54.00

1

C3915 C4029

£70.00 £45.00

£70.00 £45.00

£70.00 £38.00

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May ASHDOWN FOREST EXPLORER WITH LUNCH & CREAM TEA

SALISBURY & STONEHENGE

FRIDAY 1 MAY

After free time exploring the historic city of Salisbury, we continue to Stonehenge, the best known pre-historic monument in Europe and one of the wonders of the world. Take the free shuttle bus to the ancient stone circle. Wander around the Neolithic houses outside the centre, visit the Stonehenge Exhibition and spend time in the café at the Visitor Centre. An audio-guide is included.

C3929

We meet our guide for coffee and biscuits at Heaven Farm, before touring through the beautiful countryside of the Ashdown Forest and its pretty heathland villages. Returning back to the farm for a ploughman’s lunch. Then onto Saint Hill Manor, built for a Lord Mayor of London, where we have a fascinating and fun tour followed by a cream tea before our journey home.

TUESDAY 5 MAY

C3935

KEMPTON PARK RACES WITH 2-COURSE LUNCH

ISLE OF WIGHT GARDENS

MONDAY 4 MAY

We travel to the Isle of Wight to visit two of the Island’s most popular and quite different gardens. First, we visit Mottistone Gardens, a National Trust property with shrub-filled banks, hidden pathways and colourful herbaceous borders. After a break in Godshill to buy lunch we visit Ventnor Botanic Garden. The mild and sheltered climate enables an unrivalled collection of subtropical and exotic plants.

WEDNESDAY 6 MAY C3921

On arrival a 2course lunch will be served in the Panoramic Restaurant, overlooking the racecourse. The first race is at 13:30hrs and the table will be available for the duration of the races. There is a plasma screen with Tote betting and a drinks service available. Price includes admission, 2-course lunch (drinks not included) and race card.

C3937

LEIGH-ON-SEA & SOUTHEND PIER RAILWAY WITH FISH & CHIPS THURSDAY 7 MAY

C4026 Travel with us to the historic fishing town of Leigh-on-Sea, a picturesque town with galleries and craft shops, harbour and cockle sheds. A fish & chip lunch is included at the Peterboat Inn followed by free time to explore the area before we travel to Southend for a journey on the railway along the longest pier in the world!

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May LEEDS CASTLE – MOTORS BY THE MOAT SATURDAY 9 MAY

C3927 Often described as “the loveliest castle in the world” Leeds Castle offers something for everyone. You will be able to explore the ancient castle, take a walk in the beautiful parkland and formal gardens and enjoy the falconry displays. Motors by the Moat will return to Leeds Castle with vintage, high performance and classic cars on display all around the Castle grounds. A host of rare, limited edition vehicles, modified cars, kit cars and American cars on display.

HORSE DRAWN BARGE CRUISE WITH PLOUGHMAN’S LUNCH

EXBURY GARDENS & STEAM RAILWAY

MONDAY 11 MAY & WEDNESDAY 2 SEPTEMBER

Exbury is a garden for everyone horticulturalist, enthusiastic gardener, or just a lover of beautiful places. Spring is spectacular at Exbury with masses of seasonal blooms offering a profusion of colour. Your visit includes a journey on the gardens’ steam railway to see the north east corner of the gardens and North Lake. There is a tearoom and gift shop.

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We travel to Kintbury, near Newbury, where we join our horse-drawn barge for a 3-hour cruise along the Kennet & Avon Canal. A ploughman’s buffet lunch will be served during the cruise, while you relax in the peaceful Berkshire countryside. Listen to the sound of lapping water against the hull, while you learn the history of the canal and the men that worked it.

THE ROYAL PAVILION BRIGHTON & SOUTH DOWNS HERITAGE CENTRE TUESDAY 12 MAY

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The Royal Pavilion is one of the most exotically beautiful buildings in the British Isles. For a limited time over 120 decorative works of art that were originally commissioned by the Prince Regent, have been relocated from Buckingham Palace and re-united in their previous setting of the Royal Pavilion. Later we visit the South Downs Heritage Centre where vanished rural crafts of Sussex - the blacksmith and wheelwright, vintage ploughs and other rural antiquities are on view. There is a garden centre, gift shop and a café.

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WEDNESDAY 13 MAY

C3907

LEONARDSLEE GARDENS WITH CREAM TEA MONDAY 18 MAY

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This Grade I listed garden on a 240-acre estate features outstanding scenery throughout the year. You can visit the renowned Rock Garden and Dolls House Museum, see the rare colony of wallabies and catch sight of the deer roaming free. There are cafés and a shop. A cream tea is included at the nearby Mannings Heath Golf & Wine Estate.

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May RUNNYMEDE RIVER CRUISE WITH PLOUGHMAN'S LUNCH & THE SAVILL GARDEN WITH CREAM TEA

RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW THURSDAY 21 MAY

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We arrive at Runnymede and board our boat, whilst we cruise along the River Thames our lunch will be served. In the afternoon we make our way to The Savill Garden, an inspiration for all. This natural haven of beautifully designed gardens and woodland can be enjoyed by everyone, from dedicated horticulturists to those who just want to spend a relaxing day out. A cream tea will be served in The Savill Garden Restaurant.

The worldrenowned, glamorous and quintessentially British, RHS Chelsea is truly a wonderful day out. With stunning gardens, including a new garden category for 2020 and a Pavilion filled with colour, plus opportunity for shopping for your garden and home, this is one flower show you don’t want to miss.

BOWOOD HOUSE, GARDENS & RHODODENDRONS

RAMSTER GARDENS, SPRING COLOUR WITH CREAM TEA

TUESDAY 19 MAY

WEDNESDAY 20 MAY

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C3933

Bowood is a stunning Georgian stately home set in hundreds of acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscape in Wiltshire. The gardens provide a wonderful experience for enthusiasts or those who just wish to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. During the flowering season the stunning Rhododendron Walks offer breathtaking vistas of colour and beauty covering over 60 acres. (Subject to seasonal weather conditions). NB. Walking is involved: Limited Wheelchair access.

FRIDAY 22 MAY

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Nestling in a fold of the Surrey Hills discover the award winning Ramster Gardens, with over 25 acres of peaceful woodland, views of lakes and hillsides, filled with colour and interest. It is famous for its magnificent displays of rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias, and many rare and unusual trees and flowering shrubs. After our visit we continue to Squires Garden Centre, Milford, for cream tea in their restaurant.

SURREY COUNTY SHOW, GUILDFORD MONDAY 25 MAY

C3932 The annual Surrey County Show is a family day out you won't want to miss. The show combines top class entertainment, award winning livestock and horses, local foods and crafts, countryside and farming displays and brings the best of the countryside to the heart of the town. It's a great day out for the whole family, with the opportunity to see first-hand the many aspects of country life and farming.

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May THE BRITISH WILDLIFE CENTRE, LINGFIELD TUESDAY 26 MAY

C3940 Visit the finest collection of native species in the country, to see and learn about Britain’s own wonderful wildlife, with over forty different species from tiny harvest mice to magnificent red deer. View elusive night creatures in the Nocturnal House, badgers in their special underground sett, plus Britain’s first walk-through red squirrel enclosure.

HAMPTON COURT ‘FIELD OF CLOTH OF GOLD’ WEDNESDAY 27 MAY

KENTISH CURIOS – TUDLEY CHURCH & AYLESFORD FRIARY C3941

FRIDAY 29 MAY

C3934

500 years ago it ended in a draw Henry VIII invited François I for a festival of jousting, wrestling and foot combat as well as drinking and entertainment. The historic meeting between Henry VIII and François I of France, was known as the ‘Field of Cloth of Gold’. Cheer on the English or French court in a replay of the greatest showdown in centuries.

Join us as we discover Kentish curios, myths and legends. We meet our Blue Badge Guide for morning coffee and hear about a young girl from the manor house at Tudley who died in the 1960s. Her parents commissioned the artist Marc Chagall to design a stained-glass window in the church in her memory. We continue through Kent stopping for lunch and on to Aylesford Friary to view beautiful chapels full of modern art and the tranquil garden. Refreshments are available to purchase.

THE FLYING SCOTSMAN - HAMPSHIRE COUNTRYSIDE TOUR & SALISBURY

ABBOTSBURY SUB-TROPICAL GARDENS & SWANNERY

THURSDAY 28 MAY

SATURDAY 30 MAY

C4008

On arrival at Salisbury enjoy free time for lunch and exploring the city before we make our way to the station. 60103 Flying Scotsman* is the most famous steam locomotive in the world. This trip is perfect for those who want to enjoy steam without travelling to a destination. Journey through Hampshire's countryside with complimentary tea and coffee served. Food and other drinks can be purchased from the on-board waiting staff. *Whilst this locomotive is rostered for the trip, it cannot be guaranteed.

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C4029

Join us for a visit to Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens which offers a unique micro-climate that enables rare and exotic species from all over the world to thrive. See sunken gardens with golden pheasants, a colonial style teahouse with veranda, plant centre and gift shop. Abbotsbury Swannery is the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans.

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June excursions at a glance DATE

DESTINATION

CODE

ADULT

OAP

CHILD

ROUTE

MON 1 TUE 2

BEAUTIFUL SURREY HILLS TOUR WITH 2-COURSE LUNCH DAVID HOCKNEY EXHIBITION AT THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY LONDON FOR SIGHTSEEING OR SHOPPING SHEFFIELD PARK & THE BLUEBELL RAILWAY 'STEAM & CREAM' SHERBORNE CASTLE & GARDENS SHERBORNE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA AT HER MAJESTY'S THEATRE LONDON SHOPPING AFTERNOON AFTERNOON IN RYE STANSTED PARK GARDEN SHOW LET'S FACE THE MUSIC - ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL THE NATIONAL CAT CENTRE & LLAMA PARK WITH LUNCH OSBORNE HOUSE, ISLE OF WIGHT JASON'S CANAL BOAT CRUISE TO CAMDEN MARKET SOUTH OF ENGLAND SHOW AT ARDINGLY SHOWGROUND BEATING RETREAT ON HORSE GUARDS PARADE DORSET HEAVY HORSE FARM PARK WIMBORNE, MINSTER SOUTH OF ENGLAND SHOW AT ARDINGLY SHOWGROUND EASTBOURNE RHS WISLEY GARDEN GUILDFORD POOLE & BROWNSEA ISLAND POOLE WALMER CASTLE & GARDENS THE MOUSETRAP AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE THE MOUSETRAP AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE WITH LUNCH GUERNSEY DAY EXCURSION VIA POOLE GUERNSEY DAY EXCURSION VIA POOLE WITH ISLAND DRIVE LONGLEAT, SAFARI PARK, HOUSE & GARDENS BEAULIEU, BUCKLER'S HARD & RIVER CRUISE COTSWOLDS TOUR WITH RODMARTON MANOR & GARDENS MOTTISFONT HOUSE, GARDENS & ROSES ROMSEY LOSELEY HOUSE & WALLED GARDEN 9-5 THE MUSICAL AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE 9-5 THE MUSICAL AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE WITH LUNCH THE DONKEY SANCTUARY, SIDMOUTH SIDMOUTH & THE DONKEY SANCTUARY MARGATE BORDE HILL GARDENS & SAINT HILL MANOR WITH CREAM TEA RURAL THAMES CRUISE WITH FISH & CHIPS

C3944

£62.00

£62.00

£62.00

1

C3973 Y3973

£45.00 £25.00

£45.00 £25.00

£40.00 £20.00

1 1

C3943 C3951 Y3951 C4047 Y4047 Y3952 C3949

£58.00 £43.00 £29.00 £62.00 £26.00 £26.00 £26.00

£58.00 £43.00 £29.00 £62.00 £26.00 £26.00 £26.00

£53.00 £33.00 £24.00 £62.00 £21.00 £21.00 £20.00

1 2 2 1 1 1 2

C3948 C3953 C3913 C3954 C3955 C4056 C4050 Y4050 C3955 Y3956 C3959 Y3959 C3957 Y3957 C3917 C3903

£65.00 £49.00 £56.00 £43.00 £42.00 £64.00 £38.00 £26.00 £42.00 £20.00 £39.00 £24.00 £49.00 £26.00 £45.00 £45.00

£65.00 £49.00 £54.00 £43.00 £41.00 £64.00 £38.00 £26.00 £42.00 £20.00 £39.00 £24.00 £49.00 £26.00 £44.00 £45.00

£65.00 £44.00 £42.00 £36.00 £15.00 £64.00 £32.00 £21.00 £15.00 £15.00 £32.00 £19.00 £38.00 £21.00 £35.00 £45.00

1 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 2

C3903A C4002

£70.00 £58.00

£70.00 £58.00

£70.00 £58.00

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C4002A C3996 C3962

£63.00 £57.00 £44.00

£63.00 £54.00 £44.00

£63.00 £44.00 £32.00

C 2 2

C3945 C3963 Y3963 C3972 C3946

£68.00 £37.00 £20.00 £31.00 £62.00

£68.00 £37.00 £20.00 £31.00 £62.00

£68.00 £26.00 £15.00 £21.00 £62.00

C 2 2 2 2

C3946A C3968A C3968 Y3969

£86.00 £40.00 £40.00 £32.00

£86.00 £40.00 £40.00 £32.00

£86.00 £35.00 £35.00 £27.00

2 2 2 1

C4011 C3970

£35.00 £50.00

£35.00 £50.00

£30.00 £45.00

1 2

TUE 2 WED 3 THU 4 THU 4 THU 4 THU 4 FRI 5 SAT 6 SUN 7 MON 8 TUE 9 WED 10 THU 11 THU 11 FRI 12 FRI 12 FRI 12 SAT 13 MON 15 MON 15 TUE 16 TUE 16 WED 17 THU 18 THU 18 THU 18 THU 18 FRI 19 SAT 20 TUE 23 WED 24 WED 24 THU 25 THU 25 THU 25 FRI 26 FRI 26 SAT 27 MON 29 TUE 30

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June BEAUTIFUL SURREY HILLS TOUR WITH 2-COURSE LUNCH MONDAY 1 JUNE

C3944 We arrive at Polesden Lacy for coffee and pastries and to meet our guide. Our scenic drive goes via Ranmore Common and we hear old tales of the Surrey Hills as we wind our way to our lunch stop in the picture-postcard village of Shere. Our tour commences again taking in the stunning countryside and finishes at Bocketts Farm Park where refreshments can be purchased before heading home.

DAVID HOCKNEY EXHIBITION AT THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

SHERBORNE CASTLE & GARDENS

TUESDAY 2 JUNE

Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594, Sherborne Castle in Dorset has been the Digby family’s home since 1617. Set in 40 acres of glorious 'Capability' Brown landscaped gardens and grounds, around a 50 acre lake, the castle contains a splendid collection of art, furniture and porcelain and Raleigh’s original kitchen. There’s a self-guided tour of the house and time to explore the gardens with magnificent trees, herbaceous borders and sweeping lawns.

C3973

This is the first exhibition devoted to David Hockney's portraits spanning over fifty years. The celebrated artist has been engaged with portraiture since his teenage years. Self-portraits and portraits of family, lovers, friends and well-known subjects represent an intimate visual diary of his life. You will have time to visit the museum’s café and public galleries as well as the special exhibition.

SHEFFIELD PARK & THE BLUEBELL RAILWAY “STEAM & CREAM” WEDNESDAY 3 JUNE

C3943

Sheffield Park Gardens is a magnificent landscaped garden laid out in the 18th Century by 'Capability' Brown. The centrepiece is the original four lakes. In the afternoon we make our way to the Bluebell Railway where there’s time to look around the museum and shop before the return train journey through picturesque Sussex countryside. A cream tea is served on board.

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THURSDAY 4 JUNE

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THE NATIONAL CAT CENTRE & LLAMA PARK WITH LUNCH MONDAY 8 JUNE

C3953

A great day out for animal lovers! We first visit the Cat Protection headquarters at Chelwood Gate, where we have a guided tour of the centre and the opportunity to buy refreshments. We continue to the Llama Park for a 2-course lunch with tea or coffee, followed by plenty of time to meet the resident llamas, alpacas, reindeer, donkeys and horses and visit the gift shop before our journey home.

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June OSBORNE HOUSE, ISLE OF WIGHT TUESDAY 9 JUNE

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We travel to the Isle of Wight to visit Osborne House, film location for the TV series Victoria. See Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's private apartments, their bathing beach and children's play-cottage for an intimate glimpse of royal family life. Then stroll through the gardens with stunning views across the Solent. Bring a picnic with you or choose to enjoy lunch in the restaurant or café.

THURSDAY 11 & FRIDAY 12 JUNE

C3955

The South of England Show enjoys the best of agriculture and farming across the South East region, with superb displays covering every aspect of country life, supported by continuous arena action and competitions in the show’s four rings. There will also be horticultural displays, plenty of food stands, entertainment and great shopping. It’s a wonderful day out for all the family!

BEATING RETREAT ON HORSE GUARDS PARADE

JASON’S CANAL BOAT CRUISE TO CAMDEN MARKET WEDNESDAY 10 JUNE

SOUTH OF ENGLAND SHOW, ARDINGLY SHOWGROUND

C3954

After departing from Jason’s Wharf, we cruise past Browning’s Island, named after the poet Robert Browning. Into the Maida Hill Tunnel, past Regents Park and London Zoo, with a great view of Lord Snowden’s Aviary. On arrival at Camden Market there’s time to visit the famous open-air market stalls with interesting clothes, crafts and delicious street food, before joining our boat for the return journey.

THURSDAY 11 JUNE

C4056

Beating Retreat is a musical spectacular, where horses, cannons, fireworks, the Massed Bands of the Household Division and guest performers put on a show, described as 'truly spectacular' and 'London at its finest'. The Household Division Beating Retreat cannot be seen anywhere else in the world and is an event not to be missed. Please note: Walking involved to and from the coach. Seats in Block J3 – evening performance.

RHS WISLEY GARDENS MONDAY 15 JUNE

C3959 Wisley is the historic home of the RHS and undoubtedly one of the finest gardens in the world. During the summer the gardens are awash with beautiful roses, meadow flowers and colourful traditional and contemporary mixed borders. As with all RHS sites, there is a wonderful shop, garden centre and an excellent restaurant in which you can purchase your lunch.

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Theatres, Concerts & Shows Theatres 2020 15 JAN 23 JAN

9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL AT THE SAVOY THEATRE WE WILL ROCK YOU AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE 30 JAN MARY POPPINS AT THE PRINCE EDWARD THEATRE 06 FEB BAND OF GOLD AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE 12 FEB LION KING AT THE LYCEUM THEATRE 20 FEB MAMMA MIA! AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE 26 MAR MATTHEW BOURNE'S THE RED SHOES AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE 02 APR TINA, THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL AT THE ALDWYCH THEATRE 02 APR ON YOUR FEET AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE 02 APR MARY POPPINS AT THE PRINCE EDWARD THEATRE 23 APR THE KING & I AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE 29 APR PRETTY WOMAN AT THE PICCADILLY THEATRE 06 MAY LES MISERABLES AT THE SONDHEIM THEATRE 14 MAY EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE 14 MAY HAIRSPRAY AT THE LONDON COLISEUM 21 MAY ONCE THE MUSICAL AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE 27 MAY ONLY FOOLS & HORSES AT THE THEATRE ROYAL HAYMARKET (EVENING) 04 JUN PHANTOM OF THE OPERA AT HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE 18 JUN THE MOUSETRAP AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE 25 JUN 9-5 THE MUSICAL AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE 07 JUL ANYTHING FOR LOVE AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE (EVENING) 15 JUL BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE (EVENING) 15 JUL COME FROM AWAY AT THE PHOENIX THEATRE 23 JUL BEAUTIFUL (CAROL KING MUSICAL) AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE 05 AUG JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM 13 AUG TINA THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL AT THE ALDWYCH THEATRE

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20 AUG 10 SEP 16 SEP 07 OCT 11 NOV 11 NOV

SISTER ACT AT THE EVENTIM APOLLO LION KING AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE PRETTY WOMAN THE MUSICAL AT THE PICCADILLY THEATRE WICKED AT THE APOLLO VICTORIA THEATRE SIXTIES GOLD AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE (EVENING) THE DRIFTERS GIRL AT THE GARRICK THEATRE

CONCERTS & SHOWS 2o20 24 JAN 07 FEB 08 FEB 15 MAR 22 MAR 16 APR 24 APR 24 APR 29 MAY 07 JUN 11 JUN 25 OCT 14 NOV 03 DEC 18 DEC

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL, LUZIA AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL STRICTLY COME DANCING THE LIVE TOUR AT THE 02 ARENA (EVENING) STRICTLY COME DANCING THE LIVE TOUR AT THE 02 ARENA ANTON & ERIN AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE CLASSICAL SPECTACULAR AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL RIVERDANCE AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE ROB BRYDON SONGS & STORIES AT THE WORTHING ASSEMBLY HALL (EVENING) ANDRE RIEU AT SSE WEMBLEY ARENA (EVENING) STRICTLY COME DANCING THE PROFESSIONALS AT BRIGHTON CENTRE LET'S FACE THE MUSIC - ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL BEATING RETREAT – HORSEGARDS PARADE (EVENING) DAVID ESSEX AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE (EVENING) 80’S CLASSICAL AT THE BRIGHTON CENTRE (EVENING) STATUS QUO AT THE BRIGHTON CENTRE (EVENING) CHRISTMAS WITH IL DIVO AT THE BRIGHTON CENTRE (EVENING)

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June POOLE & BROWNSEA ISLAND TUESDAY 16 JUNE

C3957 We arrive at Poole for our ferry to Brownsea Island, birthplace of the Scouting and Guiding movement. Explore the woodland, heathland and lagoon that are havens for wildlife, such as the red squirrel and a huge variety of birds. There is a Visitor Centre and café. Return from the Island at your leisure, with free time to spend in Poole before our journey home. Option for travel to Poole only, please enquire.

WALMER CASTLE & GARDENS WEDNESDAY 17 JUNE

C3917

Originally a Tudor fortress, Walmer Castle evolved into a stately home for the Lords Warden of the Cinque Ports and became the residence of famous names. Inside, the collection brings to life Wellington’s career, the story of his life and death and the original Wellington Boots! The award-winning gardens include the Broadwalk and the Queen Mother’s Garden. There is a tea room.

GUERNSEY DAY EXCURSION VIA POOLE THURSDAY 18 JUNE

C4002

We sail from Poole Harbour with full English breakfast on the outward journey. On arrival at St Peter Port there will be the option to take a private one-hour drive into the countryside, followed by free time to explore the town, shops or relax in one of the charming cafés before the return ferry. The Island Tour option must be selected at the time of booking.

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LONGLEAT SAFARI PARK, HOUSE & GARDENS FRIDAY 19 JUNE

C3996

A day at Longleat offers something for everyone! On arrival you’ll stay on the coach and travel through the safari park, to view the animals in the open parkland (the coach does not drive through the monkey enclosure). Then you have time to visit the rest of the safari park, have refreshments and visit the magnificent house and gardens at your leisure.

BEAULIEU, BUCKLER’S HARD & RIVER CRUISE SATURDAY 20 JUNE

C3962

We arrive at Beaulieu to enjoy all its attractions The Motor Museum, Palace House and Gardens, the monorail and the veteran bus. Later in the afternoon we visit the picturesque hamlet of Buckler’s Hard, the Maritime Museum and display cottages before relaxing on the 45-minute return cruise along the scenic Beaulieu river.

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June MOTTISFONT HOUSE, GARDENS & ROSES WEDNESDAY 24 JUNE

THE DONKEY SANCTUARY, SIDMOUTH FRIDAY 26 JUNE C3963

A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens. It is full of surprises, with art that intrigues and delights and is famous for its Rose Gardens. Fabulous scents from old fashioned roses trail walls, pergolas and arches. There is plenty more to see within the walled garden with colourful herbaceous borders. This is a must visit garden in June.

C3968

After free time in the lovely seaside town of Sidmouth, we continue to The Donkey Sanctuary, where 500 of the many thousands of donkeys being cared for by the charity live. Meet the friendly residents, including Bonnie, Woods own adopted donkey! Enjoy refreshments in the café and visit their gift shop. Option available to spend all your time at the Donkey Sanctuary if preferred.

LOSELEY HOUSE & WALLED GARDEN THURSDAY 25 JUNE

C3972

Loseley was built as a family home and is a fine example of Elizabethan architecture featuring many fine works of art, panelling from Henry VIII’s Nonsuch Palace and a magnificent chalk fireplace. The Walled Garden covers 2½ acres and is divided into rooms including the rose garden, the flower garden and the white garden with its showy blooms and subtle silver and grey foliage.

BORDE HILL GARDENS & SAINT HILL MANOR WITH CREAM TEA MONDAY 29 JUNE

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Borde Hill, the grade II listed parkland and garden, combines outstanding vistas with tranquil outdoor garden rooms, a Rose Garden and scenic Italian Garden, plus sub-tropical dells and ruins of old potting © Borde Hill Garden sheds. In the afternoon we make our way to Saint Hill Manor for a guided tour and a delicious cream tea in the eccentric Monkey Room.

RURAL THAMES CRUISE WITH FISH & CHIPS TUESDAY 30 JUNE

C3970 We travel to Walton Bridge to board our boat for a 3hour river trip along the Thames. Relax and enjoy the scenery on The Upper River Thames, which is probably the most picturesque river in the country offering calm waters, areas of natural beauty, an abundance of wildlife and many historical landmarks. A picnic-style fish and chips lunch will be served. Drinks can be purchased on board.

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July excursions at a glance DATE

DESTINATION

CODE

ADULT

OAP

CHILD

ROUTE

WED 1 THU 2

STOURHEAD HOUSE & GARDENS POOLE VINTAGE CRUISE & COMPTON ACRES GARDENS WITH FISH & CHIPS SWANAGE & SWANAGE RAILWAY SWANAGE WINCHESTER HAT FAIR, OUTDOOR ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT FESTIVAL COTSWOLD WILDLIFE PARK & GARDENS SUSSEX TOUR & THE PRAIRIE GARDEN ANYTHING FOR LOVE AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE (EVENING) SISSINGHURST & GREAT DIXTER TEA DANCE CRUISE - SOUTHAMPTON WATER RHS HAMPTON COURT PALACE GARDEN FESTIVAL RHS HAMPTON COURT PALACE GARDEN FESTIVAL WEYMOUTH & THE SEAFOOD FESTIVAL WINDSOR & THAMES AFTERNOON TEA CRUISE WINDSOR KNOLE & LORD SACKVILLE'S GARDEN FRANKIE VALLI'S BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE (EVENING) COME FROM AWAY AT THE PHOENIX THEATRE OXFORD STREET SHOPPING ISLE OF WIGHT HOVERCRAFT EXPERIENCE DAY WINCHESTER & THE LAVENDER FIELDS WITH CREAM TEA THE ROYAL INTERNATIONAL AIR TATTOO AT RAF FAIRFORD BUCKINGHAM PALACE & ROYAL ANIMALS EXHIBITION BODIAM CASTLE & STEAM TRAIN WITH PLOUGHMAN'S LUNCH HIGHCLERE CASTLE & THE EGYPTIAN EXHIBITION BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROL KING MUSICAL AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROL KING MUSICAL AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE WITH LUNCH CLARKS SHOPPING VILLAGE LOSELEY PARK GARDEN SHOW HEVER CASTLE & SUMMER JOUSTING TOURNAMENTS BEAULIEU 4 RIVER CRUISE WITH PLOUGHMAN’S LUNCH LACOCK ABBEY, CLOISTERS & HISTORIC VILLAGE NEW FOREST SHOW ISLE OF WIGHT & THE STEAM RAILWAY STONOR PARK AND CHINNOR & PRINCES RISBOROUGH STEAM RAILWAY WITH CREAM TEA MAD JACK FULLER SUSSEX TRAIL WITH PLOUGHMAN'S LUNCH

C4007

£50.00

£50.00

£45.00

2

C4001 C3995 Y3995

£60.00 £42.00 £28.00

£60.00 £42.00 £28.00

£55.00 £33.00 £23.00

2 2 2

Y3993 C4006 C4046

£22.00 £46.00 £54.00

£22.00 £42.00 £54.00

£17.00 £37.00 £54.00

2 2 1

C3901 C4003 C3964 C3926 C3926 Y4004 C3960 Y3960 C3958

£58.00 £52.00 £40.00 £58.00 £58.00 £28.00 £56.00 £26.00 £40.00

£58.00 £52.00 £40.00 £58.00 £58.00 £28.00 £56.00 £26.00 £40.00

£58.00 £46.00 £35.00 £26.00 £26.00 £23.00 £51.00 £21.00 £34.00

2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1

C3972 C4013 Y4013 C3999

£50.00 £65.00 £25.00 £56.00

£50.00 £65.00 £25.00 £56.00

£50.00 £65.00 £20.00 £53.00

2 1 1 2

C3987

£38.00

£38.00

£33.00

2

C4037 C3994

£77.00 £54.00

£77.00 £52.00

£72.00 £38.00

C 2

C3930 C3787

£62.00 £50.00

£62.00 £50.00

£52.00 £39.00

1 2

C3947

£68.00

£68.00

£68.00

2

C3947A C4028 C3985 C4018 C3965 C4024 C4056 C3975

£93.00 £28.00 £25.00 £39.00 £52.00 £47.00 £45.00 £50.00

£93.00 £28.00 £25.00 £38.00 £52.00 £47.00 £44.00 £50.00

£93.00 £23.00 £19.00 £25.00 £40.00 £35.00 £20.00 £41.00

2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2

C3961

£65.00

£64.00

£54.00

2

C4036

£56.00

£56.00

£56.00

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July POOLE VINTAGE CRUISE, FISH & CHIPS & COMPTON ACRES

WINCHESTER HAT FAIR, OUTDOOR ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT FESTIVAL

THURSDAY 2 JULY

SATURDAY 4 JULY

C4001

Y3993

Our vintage scenic cruise takes us around Poole Harbour and the Jurassic Coast aboard the beautifully restored 1938 motor yacht, Dorset Queen. Our fish and chips lunch will be served on board. After our cruise we depart for Compton Acres, one of the finest privately-owned gardens in England. You will be able to explore over 10 acres of horticultural heaven. There is a café, tea room, shop and plant centre.

Winchester's Hat Fair began as a busker's festival and is now Britain's longest running celebration of street arts. A crazy, colourful celebration of theatre and music, where entertainers perform voluntarily in exchange for money to be thrown into their hats. Over the weekend there will be interactive installations all around the town, walkabout acts, and shows, plus many other festival treats and surprises.

SWANAGE & SWANAGE RAILWAY

COTSWOLD WILDLIFE PARK & GARDENS

FRIDAY 3 JULY

C3995

We arrive in Swanage where you will have free time to explore this delightful Victorian seaside town. Later we meet at the station for the train ride to Corfe Castle. There will be time to look around the area and have refreshments before the return train journey to meet the coach. There is an option for Swanage only.

SUNDAY 5 JULY

C4006

Cotswold Wildlife Park is home to more than 250 species of animals set in 160 acres of beautiful parkland. Watch rhinos graze on the lawns in front of the Gothic Manor House. Walk up the Giraffe Walkway and get eye to eye with these amazing creatures or explore the Old Walled Garden’s Tropical House with free roaming sloths, birds and bats. Watch the penguins being fed and then get up close with the lemurs in their free-roaming Madagascar Exhibit.

SUSSEX TOUR & THE PRAIRIE GARDEN WITH TEA & CAKE MONDAY 6 JULY

C4046 After meeting our Blue Badge Guide, we begin our tour of the beautiful Sussex scenery. A stop in lovely Steyning where you can purchase lunch, then on to the unique Sussex Prairie Garden, to find huge, dazzling beds full of boldly coloured perennials. After an introduction by the owner, wander through the garden and pathways through the borders where local art is on show. Tea and delicious home-made cake is included.

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July TEA DANCE CRUISE ON SOUTHAMPTON WATER THURSDAY 9 JULY

C3964 We sail from Southampton for a traditional afternoon tea dance cruise with all your favourite tunes. Step onto the large dance floor for a waltz or foxtrot before enjoying an afternoon tea on board.

RHS HAMPTON COURT PALACE GARDEN FESTIVAL THURSDAY 9 & FRIDAY 10 JULY

WINDSOR & THAMES AFTERNOON TEA CRUISE C3926

Enjoy a wonderful day out packed with gardening inspiration and stunning floral displays held in one of the UK’s most iconic palaces. There will be three garden categories in 2020, with plenty of ideas from a whole host of gardens. Contemporary to traditional, the worldclass Show Gardens will be full of inspirational ideas.

WEYMOUTH & THE SEA FOOD FESTIVAL SATURDAY 11 JULY

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A visit to the award-winning atmospheric Dorset Seafood Festival situated around Weymouth’s famous historic harbour-side, offers an amazing opportunity to gain a better understanding of the superb seafood available to us just off our wonderful shores. Taste fresh seafood dishes from the stalls around the beautiful harbour.

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C3960

Your visit to the castle is at your leisure (allow at least 2 hours for the visit). Windsor Castle is one of the largest and oldest inhabited castles in the world. The magnificent State Apartments are decorated with some of the finest works of art in the Royal Collection. Visitors can also see Queen Mary's Doll's House and St George's Chapel, one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in England. In the afternoon your 40minute river cruise departs from Windsor Promenade.

ISLE OF WIGHT HOVERCRAFT EXPERIENCE DAY THURSDAY 16 JULY

C3999

Departing from Southsea, you travel by hovercraft to Ryde. You fly across the water as the Pilot shows off the truly remarkable manoeuvres which are possible. You can then meet the Pilot and the crew before taking a tour of this incredible amphibious craft. There is free time in Ryde before departing on the hovercraft and arriving back in Southsea.

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July WINCHESTER & THE LAVENDER FIELDS WITH CREAM TEA

BUCKINGHAM PALACE STATE ROOMS & ROYAL ANIMALS EXHIBITION

FRIDAY 17 JULY

MONDAY 20 JULY

C3987

On arrival in Winchester you’ll have time for shopping or lunch before we visit The Lavender Fields at Hartley Park Farm in the heart of the Hampshire countryside. They farm 25 acres of lavender each year and distill the oil to make luxury hand and body care products. There is a guided tour of the farm, with a leisurely stroll through the lavender fields, followed by cream tea.

Other dates available – 6 & 25 August and 23 September

THE ROYAL INTERNATIONAL AIR TATTOO RAF FAIRFORD SATURDAY 18 JULY

C3994

The Buckingham Palace State Rooms form the heart of the working palace and are lavishly furnished with some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection - paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Canaletto; sculpture by Canova; exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain; and some fine English and French furniture. The Summer Opening of the palace in 2020 includes an exhibition on the royal animals – both beloved family pets and those featured in the art of the Royal Collection.

C4037

Few events can rival the intensity and drama on offer at the world's greatest airshow. See the spectacular flying displays, static aircraft displays, trade stands and exhibitors as well as the Activity Zone, Techno Zone, Vintage Village and RAF Village. A great day out for all the family!

BODIAM CASTLE & STEAM TRAIN WITH PLOUGHMAN’S LUNCH TUESDAY 21 JULY

C3930

Set in the heart of an historic landscape, Bodiam Castle is the archetypal 14th Century moated castle, with spiral staircases, battlements and a portcullis. It’s one of Britain's most picturesque and romantic ancient monuments. After our morning visit to the castle we head to Bodiam Station to board our steam train for a journey through the countryside, with Ploughman’s lunch served on board.

LOSELEY PARK GARDEN SHOW SATURDAY 25 JULY

C3985 The Garden Show at Loseley Park takes place in the showground right beside the beautiful 16th Century Loseley House and Gardens. With a vast range of exhibitors in marquees and gardens, a wide variety of plants, gifts and garden wares, and plenty of children's entertainment and lots of fun for all!

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July HEVER CASTLE SUMMER JOUSTING TOURNAMENT SUNDAY 26 JULY

C4018 Join the Knights of Royal England as they entertain the crowds with exhilarating displays of action, stunts and fights in an authentic arena complete with a Royal Box. Battling it out in the saddle and on foot in one-to-one combat, the valiant knights compete to become the ultimate champion. Entrance to the castle is included and refreshments are available.

BEAULIEU 4 RIVER CRUISE WITH PLOUGHMAN’S LUNCH MONDAY 27 JULY

STONOR PARK AND C & P R STEAM RAILWAY WITH CREAM TEA C3965

THURSDAY 30 JULY

C3961

This popular 5 hour scenic cruise with Blue Funnel takes you out into the Solent and along the shoreline heading into Beaulieu River, the birthplace of Lord Nelson’s navy. Whilst we cruise along the Rivers Hamble, Itchen and Test a ploughman’s lunch will be served, followed in the afternoon with coffee and cake.

This new excursion takes us to Stonor Park (Henley-onThames), one of the oldest family homes still lived in today with sweeping grounds and wonderful works of art. Outside sits their oldest resident, a perfectly preserved prehistoric stone circle. Later we head to Chinnor to the award-winning heritage Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway. A cream tea will be served on our journey.

ISLE OF WIGHT & THE STEAM RAILWAY

MAD JACK FULLER SUSSEX TRAIL WITH PLOUGHMAN’S LUNCH

WEDNESDAY 29 JULY

C3975

We travel to the Isle of Wight via ferry and visit Godshill, a quintessential English village, boasting some of the oldest architecture on the Isle of Wight, with charming thatched-roof cottages and a winding main street lined with tea rooms. Then we head to Havenstreet Station to visit the museum and gift shop before our train departs for a return journey on the island’s steam train.

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FRIDAY 31 JULY

C4036

We meet our guide near Battle for coffee & biscuits in a country pub before our coach tour of the fabulous countryside, with stories and a view of follies built by the eccentric Georgian Squire. Back at the pub we enjoy a ploughman’s lunch before spending some free time in Battle. We then continue to Bodiam Castle to see the grounds and buy refreshments before heading home.

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August excursions at a glance DATE

DESTINATION

SAT 01 MON 03 TUE 04 TUE 04 WED 05

LYMINGTON MARKET DAY SALISBURY & WILTON HOUSE, GROUNDS & CLASSIC CARS CHEDDAR GORGE & CAVES WELLS & GUIDED TOUR OF THE CATHEDRAL JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT AT LONDON PALLADIUM BUCKINGHAM PALACE & ROYAL ANIMALS EXHIBITION SEATON & SEATON TRAMWAY WITH LIGHT LUNCH SEATON HOWLETTS WILDLIFE PARK CANTERBURY GREAT COMP GARDEN SHOW CLIVEDEN GARDENS & HOUSE TOUR COWES WEEK SPECIAL CRUISE WITH CREAM TEA HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT & IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM TINA, THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL AT THE ALDWYCH THEATRE MUSEUM OF ENGLISH RURAL LIFE & READING LONDON ZOO MADAME TUSSAUDS ISLE OF WIGHT GARLIC FESTIVAL MAYFLOWER 400 CELEBRATIONS SOUTHAMPTON CRUISE ON SS SHIELDHALL AIRBOURNE EASTBOURNE LONGSTOCK WATER GARDENS & THE HAWK CONSERVANCY FROGMORE HOUSE & THE SAVILL GARDEN ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS & CREAM TEA AT BARNSGATE MANOR WATERCRESS LINE, PLOUGHMAN'S LUNCH & JANE AUSTEN'S HOUSE MUSEUM SISTER ACT AT THE EVENTIM APOLLO BASINGSTOKE & AFTERNOON CANAL CRUISE BBC COUNTRYFILE LIVE AT WINDSOR GREAT PARK SS SHIELDHALL CRUISE TO WATCH BOURNEMOUTH AIR FESTIVAL MICHELHAM PRIORY HOUSE & GARDENS WITH LUNCH BUCKINGHAM PALACE & ROYAL ANIMALS EXHIBITION AFTERNOON IN MARLBOROUGH KENSINGTON PALACE & AFTERNOON TEA AT URBAN MEADOW THE VIEW FROM THE SHARD & BOROUGH MARKET GREAT DORSET STEAM FAIR

THU 06 FRI 07 FRI 07 SAT 08 SAT 08 SUN 09 MON 10 TUE 11 WED 12 THU 13 THU 13 FRI 14 FRI 14 SAT 15 SAT 15 SUN 16 MON 17 TUE 18 TUE 18 WED 19 THU 20 THU 20 FRI 21 SAT 22 MON 24 TUE 25 WED 26 THU 27 FRI 28 SAT 29

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OAP

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Y3939 C3991 C4048 C4048A

£23.00 £39.00 £50.00 £41.00

£23.00 £37.00 £50.00 £41.00

£18.00 £32.00 £38.00 £35.00

2 2 C C

C3976 C3994 C4020 Y4020 C4044 Y4044 C4051 C4049 C3966 C4053

£80.00 £54.00 £53.00 £30.00 £46.00 £28.00 £31.00 £42.00 £49.00 £52.00

£80.00 £52.00 £53.00 £30.00 £46.00 £28.00 £31.00 £42.00 £49.00 £52.00

£80.00 £38.00 £46.00 £25.00 £37.00 £23.00 £26.00 £38.00 £33.00 £46.00

1 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 1

C3904 C4043 C4041A C4041 C3978

£73.00 £29.00 £52.00 £56.00 £49.00

£73.00 £29.00 £50.00 £56.00 £49.00

£73.00 £24.00 £41.00 £44.00 £38.00

1 2 C C 2

C4040 C4014

£42.00 £22.00

£42.00 £22.00

£22.00 £17.00

2 1

C4042 C3992

£51.00 £50.00

£49.00 £50.00

£39.00 £45.00

2 2

C4038

£30.00

£30.00

£25.00

1

C4021 C3990 C4032 C4019

£55.00 £80.00 £37.00 £39.00

£54.00 £80.00 £37.00 £39.00

£44.00 £80.00 £32.00 £34.00

2 1 2 2

C4034 C4039 C3994 Y4052

£80.00 £42.00 £54.00 £24.00

£80.00 £42.00 £52.00 £24.00

£50.00 £32.00 £38.00 £19.00

C 1 2 2

C4031 C4027 C3986

£56.00 £49.00 £49.00

£56.00 £49.00 £47.00

£46.00 £43.00 £31.00

1 2 2

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August SALISBURY & WILTON HOUSE, GROUNDS & CLASSIC CARS MONDAY 3 AUGUST

C3991 Salisbury offers a wealth of interest for those wishing to absorb its culture, plus there’s an excellent range of shops and cafés. There’s free time to explore and have lunch before we continue to Wilton House. Set in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, the home to the Earls of Pembroke since the 1540s, offers a wonderful afternoon’s visit, including Lord Pembroke’s classic car collection from around the world.

CHEDDAR GORGE & CAVES TUESDAY 4 AUGUST

C4048

Travel with us to visit one of England's most iconic and spectacular landscapes. At almost 400 feet deep and three miles long, Cheddar is England’s largest gorge, and with its weathered crags and pinnacles, one of our most breathtaking natural sights. With seven great attractions to discover, including the spectacular Gough’s Cave, the soaring chambers of St Paul’s Cathedral and the towering spires of Solomon’s Temple.

SEATON & SEATON TRAMWAY WITH LIGHT LUNCH FRIDAY 7 AUGUST

C4020

We visit the seaside resort of Seaton for a journey on the famous Seaton Tramway. We’ll ride on a narrowgauge heritage tram through East Devon's glorious Axe Valley and two nature reserves. On arrival at Colyton we enjoy a light lunch of soup and sandwiches before returning to Seaton with time to explore the town before our journey home.

HOWLETTS WILDLIFE PARK SATURDAY 8 AUGUST

WELLS & GUIDED TOUR OF WELLS CATHEDRAL TUESDAY 4 AUGUST

C4048A

Wells, England’s smallest city, lies sheltered beneath the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills, and combines a wealth of historic interest and beautiful architecture. Our visit includes a guided tour of Wells Cathedral, often described as “perhaps the most beautiful of the great English cathedrals”. You’ll have free time to explore the city, enjoy lunch and browse the charming shops.

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C4044

Howletts, set in 90 acres in Kent, is dedicated to the conservation, breeding and reintroduction of rare and endangered animals. Get up close and personal with lions, tigers, black rhino and the world-famous family of western lowland gorillas, plus the UK’s largest herd of African elephants. You can also take the treetop challenge to see the park from a monkey’s perspective! Minimum height required 1.2m.

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August CLIVEDEN GARDENS & HOUSE TOUR MONDAY 10 AUGUST

C4049

Cliveden offers glorious gardens and wonderful woodlands overlooking the River Thames, with panoramic views of the Berkshire countryside and walking trails for all abilities. The house is now a luxury country house hotel, but you’re able to take a short guided tour to learn about the history, scandal and intrigue surrounding this famous stately home, before visiting the gift shop and café.

COWES WEEK SPECIAL CRUISE WITH CREAM TEA TUESDAY 11 AUGUST

C3966

Experience the sights and sounds of Cowes Week whilst cruising aboard a Blue Funnel boat and savour the excitement of this worldrenowned yachting event. We depart mid-morning from Southampton and cruise to Cowes. You have time to explore Cowes and enjoy the onshore atmosphere (approx. 3hrs). During the return sailing a cream tea will be served on board.

HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT & IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM WEDNESDAY 12 AUGUST

C4053

Join us for a fascinating tour of the Houses of Parliament. An expert 'Blue Badge' guide accompanies you throughout this 90-minute tour through the House of Lords and House of Commons, offering a unique combination of one thousand years of history, modern day politics, and stunning art and architecture. We continue to the Imperial War Museum where you can view the exhibitions and buy refreshments in the café.

MUSEUM OF ENGLISH RURAL LIFE & READING THURSDAY 13 AUGUST

C4043

Today we visit England’s most extensive museum dedicated to farming, craft, rural life and countryside issues, with an array of items telling an important part of our county’s history. Discover the immersive themed galleries and view interesting collections. Refresh in the café and relax in the garden. Later in the afternoon we travel to Reading with free time for lunch and shopping.

LONDON ZOO FRIDAY 14 AUGUST

C4041A With over 750 incredible species, exciting and innovative exhibits, London Zoo, the world's oldest scientific zoo, is a great day out for all ages. See its biggest and most breath-taking experience, Land of the Lions, providing state-of-the-art facilities for a breeding group of endangered Asiatic lions. Or if you’re feeling really brave you can visit Europe’s only walk-through spider experience!

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August ISLE OF WIGHT GARLIC FESTIVAL SATURDAY 15 AUGUST

C3978 Come to the island that produces Britain’s most pungent garlic from its multi award-winning farm. Enjoy one of the Isle of Wight’s most popular family events. After a short ferry crossing and refreshment stop, we arrive with time to watch the demonstrations, sample local fare, visit the craft and produce stalls and enjoy live entertainment. Try garlic fudge, garlic popcorn or garlic ice cream – a must for garlic lovers!

MAYFLOWER 400 CELEBRATIONS ON SS SHIELDHALL SATURDAY 15 AUGUST

LONGSTOCK PARK WATER GARDENS & THE HAWK CONSERVANCY C4040

MONDAY 17 AUGUST

C4042

2020 marks the 400th anniversary of The Mayflower and Speedwell leaving Southampton bound for the New World. SS Shieldhall will be following in the footsteps of the Pilgrim Fathers, sailing down Southampton Water. See the departing cruise ships Britannia, Celebrity Silhouette, Crown Princess and Iona. Talk to the Captain and the crew and listen to the informed commentary as you cruise. Refreshments can be purchased on board.

Longstock Water Garden, voted the finest water garden in the world, is a giant, yet intimate garden, with plants from around the globe. After our visit we continue to The Hawk Conservancy Trust with over 150 birds of prey, from the tiny Pygmy Owl to the impressive Steller's Sea Eagle! Watch flying demonstrations and learn about breeding and environmental projects. Restaurant, children’s play areas and gift shop are on site.

AIRBOURNE EASTBOURNE

FROGMORE HOUSE & THE SAVILL GARDEN

SUNDAY 16 AUGUST

C4014

Airbourne is one of the UK's largest and best free airshows, with flying displays and other attractions along the sea front. The show is supported well by the Royal Air Force and the other UK armed services and regularly attracts support from air forces overseas. The 2020 programme is still to be confirmed and all flying is subject to RAF operational commitments, weather and serviceability.

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TUESDAY 18 AUGUST

C3992

Your visit will include a tour of Frogmore House – a royal retreat still used by the Royal family for private entertaining and time to visit the beautiful gardens and 18th Century lake. Then we continue to The Savill Garden – one of the finest woodland gardens in the country, plus a contemporary rose garden. The award-winning Savill Building is home to excellent catering and shopping facilities.

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August WATERCRESS LINE, PLOUGHMAN’S LUNCH & JANE AUSTEN’S HOUSE MUSEUM

BBC COUNTRYFILE LIVE AT WINDSOR GREAT PARK

WEDNESDAY 19 AUGUST

New for 2020 BBC Countryfile Live will take place within the stunning grounds of Windsor Great Park and will showcase the very best of our countryside. The event will see the return of many of the familiar features of Countryfile Live, including the Farmyard, the Wildlife Zone, the Countryfile Kitchen, the Craven Arms pub, the Village Green and appearances by the Countryfile presenters themselves.

FRIDAY 21 AUGUST C4021

Sit back and relax as you travel through the heart of the English countryside on the Watercress Line and experience the sights and sounds of steam travel from a bygone age. Enjoy a Ploughman’s lunch on board. Then on to Chawton where Jane Austen spent the last years of her life. The cottage houses a collection of Jane Austen artefacts whilst retaining the charms of the early 19th-Century home.

SS SHIELDHALL CRUISE TO WATCH BOURNEMOUTH AIR FESTIVAL

BASINGSTOKE & AFTERNOON CANAL CRUISE THURSDAY 20 AUGUST

C4019

SATURDAY 22 AUGUST C4032

You’ll have free time in Basingstoke town centre to visit the shops and relax over lunch. Then we continue to Odiham and the Basingstoke Canal. From here you will board the John Pinkerton II for a relaxing 2½ hour return cruise along the canal to enjoy a “taste of days gone by”. Drinks and snacks can be purchased on board.

C4034

This is a fabulous day out aboard the Steamship Shieldhall, the largest working steam ship in Britain. We travel to Poole to meet SS Shieldhall and cruise to see the Bournemouth Air Show, enjoying the best view of the flying displays over the sea, with expert commentary. Refreshments are available to purchase on board or bring your own picnic (no alcohol allowed).

MICHELHAM PRIORY, HOUSE & GARDENS WITH PLATTER LUNCH MONDAY 24 AUGUST

C4039 Michelham Priory in Upper Dicker has England’s longest water-filled medieval moat surrounding the magnificent Tudor mansion. With a 14th-Century gatehouse, working watermill and forge, Bronze Age Roundhouse and Elizabethan Great Barn. On arrival you have time to buy refreshments before a one-hour guided tour followed by a priory platter lunch in the café and free time to visit the gardens.

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August KENSINGTON PALACE & AFTERNOON TEA AT URBAN MEADOW THURSDAY 27 AUGUST

C4031

Kensington Palace is the official London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Duke and Duchess of Kent and Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, but areas of the palace are open to the public. Walk through the King's State Apartments, the Queen's State Apartments and the gardens. Afternoon tea will be served at nearby Urban Meadow Café.

VIEW FROM THE SHARD & BOROUGH MARKET FRIDAY 28 AUGUST

C4027

We arrive with time to visit London’s most renowned food market where you can buy lunch in one of the restaurants and browse the stalls selling exceptional British produce and exotic international fare. Then we visit the Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe with three viewing platforms and a panorama stretching up to 40 miles (64km) on a clear day.

GREAT DORSET STEAM FAIR SATURDAY 29 AUGUST

C3986

The Great Dorset Steam Fair is a typically British event offering a unique blend of nostalgia and entertainment. Every year the show gets larger with new features joining the 2000 working exhibits (including 200 working steam engines) on the incredible 600-acre showground. This show has something for everyone, whatever your interests - whether a collector, a steam fanatic, a music lover or a heavy horse fan.

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September excursions at a glance DATE

DESTINATION

TUE 1 WED 2 THU 3 THU 3 THU 3 SUN 6 MON 7 TUE 8 WED 9 THU 10 THU 10 FRI 11 FRI 11 SAT 12 SUN 13 TUE 15 WED 16 WED 16

KENTISH LADY CRUISE TO ARLINGTON CASTLE HORSE DRAWN BARGE WITH PLOUGHMAN'S LUNCH RNLI COLLEGE DISCOVERY TOUR & POOLE POOLE WATTS GALLERY WITH LUNCH & HATCHLANDS PARK SS SHIELDHALL CRUISE - 5 SHIPS DEPART & NAVY DAY HIGHGATE CEMETERY GUIDED TOUR WITH LUNCH HIGHCLERE CASTLE & THE EGYPTIAN EXHIBITION 3 RIVER CRUISE WITH FISH & CHIPS THE LION KING AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE THE LION KING AT THE MAYFLOWER WITH LUNCH RHS WISLEY FLOWER SHOW GUILDFORD LONGLEAT SKY SAFARI, PARK, HOUSE & GARDENS WORLD'S LARGEST PRIMARK, BIRMINGHAM ISLE OF WIGHT SCENIC TOUR PRETTY WOMAN AT THE PICCADILLY THEATRE THE MAKING OF HARRY POTTER™, WARNER BROS STUDIO TOUR BROOKLANDS MUSEUM, CREAM TEA & MERCEDES BENZ WORLD BROOKLANDS MUSEUM, CONCORDE EXPERIENCE, CREAM TEA & MERCEDES BENZ WORLD

FRI 18 FRI 18

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C4022 C3906 C4012 Y4012 C4057 C4035 C4015 C3787 C3967 C3980 C3980A C4054 Y4054 C3998 Y3905 C3982 C3984

£59.00 £50.00 £34.00 £23.00 £55.00 £50.00 £53.00 £49.00 £46.00 £92.00 £115.00 £38.00 £24.00 £57.00 £26.00 £42.00 £64.00

£59.00 £49.00 £34.00 £23.00 £55.00 £50.00 £52.00 £49.00 £46.00 £92.00 £115.00 £38.00 £24.00 £54.00 £26.00 £42.00 £64.00

£54.00 £44.00 £29.00 £18.00 £50.00 £26.00 £43.00 £37.00 £33.00 £92.00 £115.00 £33.00 £20.00 £44.00 £26.00 £36.00 £64.00

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C4005

£79.00

£79.00

£64.00

2

C4033

£43.00

£42.00

£36.00

2

C4033A

£48.00

£47.00

£42.00

2

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September KENTISH LADY CRUISE TO ARLINGTON CASTLE TUESDAY 1 SEPTEMBER

C4022 We arrive in Maidstone in time to get some lunch before a scenic cruise on the Kentish Lady (with commentary) along the River Medway to Allington Castle* for an exclusive guided tour. This privately-owned medieval castle isn’t usually open to the public and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. On the return cruise enjoy tea, coffee and cake. *Castle & grounds not suitable for wheelchairs or walking frames.

RNLI COLLEGE DISCOVERY TOUR & POOLE THURSDAY 3 SEPTEMBER

HIGHGATE CEMETERY GUIDED TOUR WITH LUNCH C4012

This is a unique opportunity to take a Discovery Tour of RNLI Training College in Poole, where our courageous volunteer lifesavers train for sea rescues. After free time in Poole to have lunch etc. we meet our guide for a 90-minute tour of the college and its training facilities, including the world-class Sea Survival Centre, which hosts the Wave Tank and Lifeboat Simulator.

SS SHIELDHALL SOLENT CRUISE, 5 SHIPS DEPART & MERCHANT NAVY DAY SUNDAY 6 SEPTEMBER

C4035

At Southampton dock we embark on SS Shieldhall, the largest working steam ship in Britain, and cruise out into the Solent. Whilst on board there will be a service to mark Merchant Navy Day (3 Sept) which honours the brave men and women of both World Wars. We also see Anthem of the Seas, Arcadia, Azura, Spirit of Discovery and The Queen Victoria all sail away. Refreshments are available for purchase on board.

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MONDAY 7 SEPTEMBER

C4015

We arrive in North London for a twocourse restaurant lunch before heading to the famous Highgate Cemetery, final resting place of Marx, Tennyson and Jeremy Beadle! During a fascinating guided tour of the West Cemetery, see the graves of many famous people, elaborate tombs, chapels and secret paths, followed by some free time to explore the East Cemetery.

3 RIVER CRUISE WITH FISH & CHIPS WEDNESDAY 9 SEPTEMBER

C3967

We travel to Ocean Village, Southampton to meet our Blue Funnel boat for this three-hour scenic cruise. Sailing along the harbour, you will then travel along the Rivers Itchen, Hamble and Test with wonderful views of the coastline and Hampshire countryside. Fish & chips, mushy peas, bread & butter and tea or coffee will be served during your cruise.

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September THE LION KING AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE

RHS WISLEY FLOWER SHOW

THURSDAY 10 SEPTEMBER

Join us for a spectacular late-summer show in the stunning surroundings of RHS Garden Wisley. The floral extravaganza features more than 60 nurseries and trade stands, the National Dahlia Society Show, floral displays by Surrey NAFAS, expert advice, shopping and much more.

C3980

Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's multi awardwinning musical is a unique theatrical experience that you will remember forever. At its heart is the powerful story of Simba and his epic adventure to his destined role as King of the Pridelands. Seats in the Stalls for matinee performance.

FRIDAY 11 SEPTEMBER

C4054

You can also enjoy the stunning late summer colour throughout the world-class garden.

LONGLEAT SKY SAFARI, PARK, HOUSE & GARDENS SATURDAY 12 SEPTEMBER

C3998

Longleat’s Hot Air Balloon Festival is the biggest annual hot air balloon festival in Europe with brightly coloured balloons in the sky during the day and the evening will see a nightglow show set to music. We also drive through the Safari Park, which will take around 1½ hrs. Please note that the coach is unable to go through the monkey enclosure, but you will be able to board one of the park buses to see the monkeys (book individually on the day). Then free time to explore the House and Gardens.

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September ISLE OF WIGHT SCENIC TOUR TUESDAY 15 SEPTEMBER

C3982

Crossing the Solent to Fishbourne, we take a scenic drive through the countryside and along the coast to Freshwater, making a short stop at Alum Bay to catch a glimpse of the famous Needles. Then we continue to Yarmouth for our lunch stop before continuing to the yachting resort of Cowes and then our return crossing to Portsmouth via Fishbourne.

THE MAKING OF HARRY POTTER™, WARNER BROS STUDIO TOUR WEDNESDAY 16 SEPTEMBER

C4005

This is an amazing opportunity to explore the magic of the Harry Potter™ films – the most successful film series of all time. This unique walking tour takes you behind the scenes and showcases a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and iconic props. Discover the actual Great Hall; explore Dumbledore’s office, rediscover memorable sets from the film series, buy a Butterbeer in the Backlot Café, ride a broomstick and climb aboard the Hogwarts Express on Platform 9¾!

BROOKLANDS MUSEUM, CREAM TEA & MERCEDES BENZ WORLD FRIDAY 18 SEPTEMBER

C4033

Brooklands Museum offers a wonderful range of motoring and aviation exhibits ranging from giant racing cars, motorcycles and bicycles to a collection of aircraft, including the only Concorde* with public access in South East England. At Mercedes Benz World you can explore fascinating exhibitions and get up close to legendary Mercedes-Benz vehicles. A cream tea is included. *Additional option

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The Perfect Gift  For That Special Someone 4 Available in any denomination 4 Valid for two years from issue date 4 Can be exchanged on any Woods Travel Group product when booking direct

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Watch This Space... We are always planning ahead and booking new and exciting excursions throughout the year, so keep updated by checking our website, registering for our emails and by receiving our leaflets in the post. You can also call 01243 868080 with any specific enquiries or visit our website www.woodstravel.co.uk. These are some of the excursions that will be added during the coming months. HIGHGROVE GARDEN TOUR

HELLO, DOLLY AT THE ADELPHI THEATRE

Summer 2020

Date to be confirmed

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Do you wish you could do something extra special? If you have a big birthday or milestone anniversary coming up, or just want to treat a friend or loved one, we can help you arrange a day to remember. Our chauffeur will collect you from your address in our luxury six seater Mercedes and take you to your chosen destination. If you have a particular venue or event in mind we will work to your requirements or we can help you research and choose the perfect day out. It doesn’t have to be just one day – we can also arrange overnight accommodation and an itinerary of your choice.

LONDON SIGHTS & BATEAUX DINING CRUISE WEST END SHOWS We will drive you to London to see one of the current West End shows. We can also reserve a table for you in a nearby restaurant for a pre-show meal or we can book a restaurant of your choice for dinner after a matinee performance.

We can drive you to London to visit a specific landmark or attraction, or just take a tour of the city in your chauffeured car. Then you will enjoy a delicious 3 course lunch, dinner or maybe a luxury afternoon tea on board an elegant Bateaux London boat as you cruise along the Thames. (Available from London Embankment or Windsor.)

LUNCH OR DINNER ON A LUXURY STEAM TRAIN

A DAY OR EVENING AT THE RACES Travel to a racecourse of your choice and we can arrange entrance, a 3 course meal in their restaurant with a view of the racecourse and betting service from your table. (Available at several race courses, subject to their racing programme.)

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Go back in time and travel in style with a delicious lunch or dinner in a Pullman Dining Carriage. You will be chauffeur driven to the station and we will be waiting on your return. (Available from several heritage railway companies in the south east.) Lunch on the Orient Express (Belmond British Pullman) can be arranged for very special occasions.

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CALLING ALL GROUPS!

Are you a local club, gardening association, charity or just friends or family who like to socialise together? Woods Travel can arrange bespoke days out and holidays for private groups in the UK and Europe. Whether you want a trip to a London theatre, a visit to a stately home or maybe a river cruise with lunch, we will organise our coach to pick you up at your designated

For Day Excursions call 01243 871652

points, book your tickets and arrange your refreshments etc. If you want a holiday or short break we will provide your coach, book your accommodation and arrange an itinerary of places to visit, guided tours and entertainment as required. Call us with your ideas and we will work with you to put together an excursion or holiday directly tailored to your needs.

For Holidays call 01243 871651

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Terms & Conditions

DAY EXCURSIONS INFORMATION AND ADVICE

CANCELLATIONS

If you need any further information about anything contained in this brochure, please contact our office in Aldwick, by telephone or in person. Further information can also be found on our website: www.woodstravel.co.uk

(A) BY THE COMPANY Should circumstances arise, for whatever reason, and we are forced to cancel an excursion, all monies paid will be refunded by cheque for that particular excursion. We accept no liability for any subsequent consequential loss.

MAKING A BOOKING Bookings can be made by telephone or by visiting our office in Aldwick, or by any of our appointed agents. On most excursions we can hold places on your behalf for 3 days without obligation. After this time, each excursion should be paid in full to complete the booking. If we do not hear from you before this deadline, we will assume that the booking is to be cancelled.

CONFIRMATION OF BOOKING Once you have paid, a confirmation ticket will be issued which acts as a boarding pass on the day of the excursion. It will contain information such as your seat number(s) and pick up time. Return times are also given, but only provide an approximate guideline. We can email these tickets to you, or you can pay a £1 fee per transaction and have the tickets posted to you.

METHOD OF PAYMENT

(B) BY THE PASSENGER The tickets issued are non-refundable and the money is not transferable to another booking. However, should you wish to sell on or give away your excursion tickets, Woods office must be advised and a new ticket will be issued to the new traveller to ensure that all information is correct. If Woods are able to resell your tickets on your behalf there will be a £10 per person charge for this service. It is not always possible to sell on tickets which require photo ID for entry to a venue, such as Highgrove Gardens.

DELAYS We arrange departure times to give reasonable allowance for delays which may be incurred en route to venues. In the event of delays beyond our reasonable control (roadworks, accidents, major incidents etc.), liability is restricted to returning you to your point of departure.

All normal methods of payment including cash are possible at our offices and appointed agents, or by post with a cheque and a self-addressed stamped envelope, or by credit/debit card by telephone. Cheques should be made payable to Woods Travel Ltd.

SHOW CASTINGS

BOARDING THE COACH

PASSENGERS WITH DISABILITIES

Your travel ticket clearly shows the departure point and time. Please check this carefully. You are responsible for ensuring you are at the correct departure point at the correct time, and we cannot be liable for any loss or expense suffered by passengers because of their late arrival at any departure point. The coach will wait 5 minutes only before departing.

Should you or a member of your party have any medical condition or disability that may affect the excursion or theatre booking, please advise us prior to confirming the booking so that we can advise as to the suitability of the trip and/or venue. If a passenger requires assistance then they must travel with an able bodied carer or friend. Please advise us if you intend to bring any walking aids, particularly scooters as only certain models can be accommodated in the hold of the coach. Every effort will be made to accommodate each passenger who wishes to travel.

NON-ARRIVAL OF COACH If the vehicle has not arrived 10 minutes after the due time of departure you must immediately telephone our office where we will advise you of any problem.

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We are unable to guarantee that advertised or particular performers will appear in any show or concert, and no refunds will be made unless offered by the supplier/promoter.

To view our current privacy policy and terms of business please visit our website: www.woodstravel.co.uk

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Terms & Conditions ALTERATIONS

CONDUCT OF PASSENGERS

We reserve the right to change the coach size for any excursion, which may result in your seat number changing, and although we will always endeavour to keep you in your original booked seat, this may not be possible. Whilst every effort will be made not to alter any part of the excursion, if circumstances are such that alterations are required, we reserve the right to do so. The company gives advice on journey times in good faith, but does not guarantee the completion of any journey at a specific time and will not be liable for loss or inconvenience caused by delay due to traffic conditions, weather etc.

The company reserves the right to refuse to carry any passenger in the event of unreasonable conduct which in our opinion is likely to cause damage, distress, danger or annoyance to other clients, employees, property or to any third party. If you are prevented from travelling or continuing your excursion by such a termination our responsibility for your excursion thereupon ceases. Full cancellation charges will apply and we will be under no obligation for any refund, compensation or loss which may occur.

COACH SEATING PLAN

DAY TRIP INSURANCE Day Excursion insurance is available for those requiring it.

1 Day UK

£4.00

1 Day Europe

£8.00*

* Excess applies. Terms and conditions on application.

Woods Travel Limited is an appointed representative of Wrightsure Services (Hampshire) Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (their registration number is 311394) and which is permitted to advise on and arrange general insurance contracts.

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PLEASE SEND A STAMPED ADDRESSED ENVELOPE WHEN BOOKING

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PICK - UP POINTS Please check the pick-up code shown on the individual excursion information.

ROUTE 1

ROUTE 2

ROUTE C

CHICHESTER Bus Station Front Lay-by

GORING Goring Road Bus Stop Rose Walk Junction

Chichester Bus Station

ROSE GREEN Hewarts Lane Bus Stop, outside caravan park ALDWICK SHOPS Bus Stop outside Posh Paws Nails & Beauty

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RUSTINGTON The Street Bus Stop, outside Tesco Express LITTLEHAMPTON Bus Stop opposite Railway Station

BOGNOR High Street Bus Stop opposite Reynolds

FELPHAM Bus Stop opposite Southdowns

FELPHAM Bus Stop outside Southdowns

BOGNOR High Street Bus Stop outside Reynolds

LITTLEHAMPTON Railway Station Bus Stop

ALDWICK SHOPS Bus Stop opposite Tesco Express

RUSTINGTON The Street Bus Stop, outside Fish & Chip Shop

ROSE GREEN Hewarts Lane Bus Stop, opposite caravan park

GORING Goring Road Bus Stop opposite Rose Walk Junction

CHICHESTER Chichester – Bus Station, front lay-by

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Rose Green, Jordans Aldwick Shops Bognor High Street Felpham, The Southdowns Littlehampton Railway Station Watersmead Services

PICK UP ORDER MAY BE REVERSED DEPENDING ON DESTINATION

CALL NOW TO BOOK ON 01243 868080 TIMES AND PICKUPS WILL BE GIVEN ON BOOKING.


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Private Coach Hire From your local, award winning, family run company

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Woods have been in business for over 49 years serving the Sussex area with passenger transportation

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Coaches can be booked by educational establishments, sports clubs, businesses, private groups or individuals

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Available in sizes 16 to 53 seats

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No journey too short or too long

Contact Transport on 01243 871657 or email transport@woodstravel.co.uk for a no obligation quotation

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