Day Excursions 2019 Spring Update
EXBURY GARDENS & STEAM RAILWAY 9 May £39 Adult | £30 Child © www.geograph.org.uk - Colin Smith
© Flickr - muffinn
RAMSTER GARDEN & CREAM TEA AT SQUIRES GARDEN CENTRE 17 May £35 Adult | £30 Child
NYMANS GARDENS & STANDEN HOUSE & GARDENS 21 May £49 Adult | £44 Child
MERRIMENTS GARDENS WITH LUNCH & LEWES 28 May £48 Adult | £43 Child
SUSSEX PRAIRIE GARDENS & BORDE HILL GARDEN WITH LUNCH 14 June £55 Adult | £49 Child
MOTTISFONT HOUSE, GARDENS & ROSES 19 June £37 Adult | £30 Child
HEVER IN BLOOM AT HEVER CASTLE 26 June £40 Adult | £39 OAP £26 Child
POLESDEN LACEY & PAINSHILL PARK WITH CRYSTAL GROTTO 12 July £52 Adult | £47 Child
SCOTNEY CASTLE & SISSINGHURST CASTLE GARDENS 15 July £52 Adult £47 Child
PASHLEY MANOR GARDENS & GREAT DIXTER 19 July £50 Adult | £45 Child
PETWORTH HOUSE & LEONARDSLEE GARDENS WITH CREAM TEA 19 August £51 Adult | £50 OAP £39 Child
KEW GARDENS, PALACE & ROYAL KITCHENS 4 September £42 Adult | £41 OAP £27 Child
Pickup points & times will be given on booking
ON THE WATER...
3 RIVERS CRUISE WITH FISH & CHIPS 16 May £46 Adult | £33 Child
RURAL THAMES RIVER CRUISE WITH FISH & CHIPS 7 June £51 Adult | £46 Child
JASON’S CANAL BOAT TO CAMDEN MARKET 12 June £45 Adult | £40 Child
SUNDAY JAZZ CRUISE ON SS SHIELDHALL 16 June £59 Adult | £28 Child
POOLE VINTAGE CRUISE, FISH & CHIPS & COMPTON ACRES GARDENS 18 June £60 Adult | £55 Child
RUNNYMEDE RIVER CRUISE, LUNCH & SAVILL GARDEN WITH CREAM TEA 25 June £67 Adult | £62 Child
BEAULIEU, NATIONAL MOTOR MUSEUM, BUCKLER’S HARD & RIVER CRUISE 29 June £45 Adult | £33 Child
MARLOW & RIVER THAMES CRUISE 10 July £38 Adult | £32 Child
BASINGSTOKE & AFTERNOON CANAL CRUISE 18 July £39 Adult | £33 Child
COWES WEEK SPECIAL CRUISE WITH CREAM TEA 13 August £49 Adult | £33 Child
CRUISE FROM SOUTHAMPTON TO POOLE ON SS SHIELDHALL 26 August £65 Adult | £35 Child
© Flickr - Geoff Acton
CRUISE TO SEE BOURNEMOUTH AIR FESTIVAL 31 August £80 Adult | £50 Child
Find our full programme in our main Day Excursions Brochure
FABULOUS DAYS OUT... WWII CODEBREAKERS AT BLETCHLEY PARK 20 May £52 Adult | £48 Child
READING, BAYEUX TAPESTRY, WALKING TOUR & RIVER CRUISE 22 May £61 Adult | £56 Child
Bletchley Park was Britain’s best kept secret, due to the secrecy surrounding its activities during WWII and its importance to our security and ultimate victory. There’s a visitor centre, restored buildings and refreshed exhibits with atmospheric soundscapes, to preserve and commemorate the tireless work of the Codebreakers.
We meet our guide in Reading for a walking tour of the Abbey Quarter and to view England’s full-size Bayeux Tapestry - a 70 metre-long replica made by 35 Victorian women embroiderers in 1885. After time for lunch, we enjoy a 2-hour cruise from Reading to Henley.
WWT SLIMBRIDGE WETLAND CENTRE 10 June £53 Adult | £52 OAP | £40 Child
SIDMOUTH & THE DONKEY SANCTUARY 12 June £40 Adult | £35 Child
Visit the ﬁrst of nine wetland centres across the UK, founded by Sir Peter Scott in 1946. The worldrenowned reserve for waterbirds (and a family of otters) has a new £6.2m visitor centre, housing a wildlife art gallery, a discovery centre, restaurant, and an observation tower.
Spend time in the lovely seaside town of Sidmouth, before continuing to The Donkey Sanctuary at Slade Farm. Thousands of donkeys are cared for by the charity and 500 are in residence here. You can meet the friendly donkeys, buy refreshments in the café and visit their gift shop.
LONGLEAT SAFARI PARK, HOUSE & GARDENS 15 June £58 Adult | £56 OAP | £46 Child
© Flickr – Steve Walker
On arrival at Longleat, your coach will drive through the safari park to see the animals in the open parkland (excluding the monkey enclosure). Then there’s time to visit the rest of the safari park, buy refreshments and visit the magniﬁcent house and gardens at your leisure.
ROMNEY MARSH TOUR WITH FISH & CHIPS 22 July
Experience something a bit diﬀerent! We meet our guide in the afternoon for a tour of mysterious Romney Marsh, hearing tales of smugglers and the odd ghost! We stop at interesting pubs along the way and enjoy a ﬁsh and chips supper at the famous Pilot Inn in Dungeness.
To book call 01243 868080
FOR EVERYONE... MADNESS LIVE & EVENING RACING AT SANDOWN PARK 24 July
We arrive at Sandown Park for a six-race evening programme, followed by Madness performing live. The band will entertain the audience with some of their many hits, such as Baggy Trousers, Driving In My Car, Our House, It Must Be Love and House of Fun.
BUCKINGHAM PALACE STATE ROOMS & QUEEN VICTORIA’S PALACE EXHIBITION 24 July; 8 & 28 August; 17 September £52 Adult | £50 OAP | £36 Child Buckingham Palace State Rooms are furnished with some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Canaletto. To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth, an exhibition shows how she transformed Buckingham Palace into the iconic building we see today.
ISLE OF WIGHT, YARMOUTH & FARRINGFORD 1 August £52 Adult | £46 Child
BBC COUNTRYFILE LIVE AT BLENHEIM PALACE 2 August £55 Adult | £38 Child
We have free time to explore the cobbled streets, quaint shops and cafés in Yarmouth. Then we continue to Farringford, home to Alfred Lord Tennyson, Poet Laureate, from 1856 until 1892. Having been used as a hotel, the house has undergone extensive restoration and will be opening to the public this year.
Countryﬁle Live returns to Blenheim Palace this summer. See exciting arena shows, appearances from the Countryﬁle team, hands-on © BBC activities, animal displays and farming in action. Shop at over 600 food and craft stalls and relax in the ‘pub garden’. Tickets include general entry to the main arena show.
WINCHESTER & BOMBAY SAPPHIRE DISTILLERY HOSTED TOUR 23 September
LEONARDO DA VINCI EXHIBITION AT THE QUEEN’S GALLERY & THE ROYAL MEWS 27 September £51 Adult | £49 OAP | £35 Child
After free time in Winchester, we visit Bombay Sapphire Distillery. In the beautiful glasshouses we’ll discover the ten exotic botanicals infused into their gin and ﬁnd our © Flickr - John Nuttall preferred ﬂavour in the Botanical Dry Room. We’ll go behind the scenes of the unique distillation process and enjoy a drink 'on the house'.
It’s 500 years since the death of one of the world’s greatest artists and scientists. The Royal Collection holds the ﬁnest surviving group of Leonardo’s drawings, but as paper is damaged by light, the drawings cannot be on permanent display. After viewing the exhibition there’s free time to explore the Royal Mews.
Go to www.woodstravel.co.uk for full details of all Day Excursions
TRAINS & TOURS...
POPPY FACTORY TOUR WITH LUNCH 13 May £37
ISLE OF WIGHT & THE STEAM RAILWAY 15 May £49 Adult | £40 Child
HIGH WEALD TOUR WITH ROAST LUNCH 13 June £63
THE MAKING OF HARRY POTTER™ WARNER BROS. STUDIO TOUR 14 June £75 Adult | £60 Child
WILTSHIRE TOUR WITH LUNCH IN BRADFORD ON AVON 27 June £68
SWANAGE & THE SWANAGE RAILWAY 28 June £41 Adult | £34 Child
BODIAM CASTLE & STEAM TRAIN RIDE WITH PLOUGHMAN’S LUNCH 11 July £62 Adult | £52 Child
WINCHESTER & THE LAVENDER FIELDS TOUR WITH CREAM TEA 16 July £38 Adult | £33 Child
SHEFFIELD PARK & BLUEBELL RAILWAY “STEAM & CREAM” 26 July £58 Adult | £53 Child
WATERCRESS LINE, PLOUGHMAN’S & JANE AUSTEN’S HOUSE MUSEUM 21 August £54 Adult | £53 OAP £42 Child
FROGMORE HOUSE TOUR & THE SAVILL GARDEN 22 August £48 Adult | £43 Child
POOLE & RNLI COLLEGE TOUR 18 September £35 Adult | £30 Child
Refer to our main Day Excursions Brochure for our Terms & Conditions
SHOWS & EVENTS...
RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW 23 & 24 May £105
SURREY COUNTY SHOW 27 May £43 Adult | £41 OAP £28 Child
SOUTH OF ENGLAND SHOW 6 & 7 June £43 Adult | £41 OAP £16 Child
STANSTED PARK GARDEN SHOW 8 June £27 Adult | £22 Child
RHS HAMPTON COURT FLOWER SHOW 4 & 5 July £59 Adult | £26 Child
WEYMOUTH & DORSET SEAFOOD FESTIVAL 13 July £31 Adult | £26 Child
LOSELEY PARK GARDEN SHOW 27 July £28 Adult | £22 Child
NEW FOREST SHOW 31 July £47 Adult | £46 OAP £19 Child
ISLE OF WIGHT GARLIC FESTIVAL 17 August £48 Adult | £37 Child
AIRBOURNE EASTBOURNE 18 August £23 Adult | £18 Child © Flickr - Vicki Burton
© Flickr - Andrew Roddis
GREAT DORSET STEAM FAIR 24 August £48 Adult | £46 OAP £31 Child
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RHS WISLEY FLOWER SHOW 6 September £38 Adult | £33 Child
THEATRES & SHOWS PRICE INCLUDES THEATRE TICKET & COACH TRAVEL THEATRES 02 May 08 May 16 May
Annie – Mayﬂower Theatre 9-5 The Musical – Savoy Theatre Phantom Of The Opera – Her Majesty's Theatre 23 May Tina The Musical – Aldwych Theatre – Evening SOLD OUT 30 May The Bodyguard – Mayﬂower Theatre 05 Jun Only Fools & Horses The Musical – Theatre Royal, Haymarket SOLD OUT 19 Jun Les Miserables – Queens Theatre 27 Jun Some Guys Have All The Luck – Theatre Royal, Brighton 04 Jul On Your Feet (Gloria & Emilio Estefan’s Story) – London Coliseum 17 Jul 9–5 The Musical – Savoy Theatre 18 Jul Tina The Musical – Aldwych Theatre – Evening SOLD OUT 21 Aug Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – London Palladium LIMITED 03 Sep Tina The Musical – Aldwych Theatre SOLD OUT 05 Sep Kinky Boots – Mayﬂower Theatre – Evening 18 Sep The Lion King – Lyceum Theatre 19 Sep Fiddler On The Roof – Playhouse Theatre 26 Sep Matthew Bourne’s Romeo & Juliet – Mayﬂower Theatre 03 Oct Motown The Musical – Mayﬂower Theatre 16 Oct Come From Away – Phoenix Theatre 24 Oct Cinderella (English National Ballet) – Mayﬂower Theatre 31 Oct Les Miserables – Mayﬂower Theatre 21 Nov White Christmas – Dominion Theatre 05 Dec Nativity The Musical – Mayﬂower Theatre 20 Dec Priscilla Queen Of The Desert – Theatre Royal, Brighton 02 Jan 20 Peter Pan – Mayﬂower Theatre 09 Jan 20 The Buddy Holly Story – Mayﬂower Theatre 09 Jan 20 Tina The Musical – Aldwych Theatre – Evening
23 Jan 20 30 Jan 20 02 Apr 20 23 Apr 20
We Will Rock You – Mayﬂower Theatre Mary Poppins – Prince Edward Theatre Mary Poppins – Prince Edward Theatre The King & I – Mayﬂower Theatre
Lunches are available at selected theatres. All theatre/concert tickets are subject to availability at the time of booking.
CONCERTS & SHOWS 03 May
Daniel O'Donnell – BIC, Bournemouth LIMITED 17 May Michael Ball – Portsmouth Guildhall 19 May Rip It Up, The 60s – Garrick Theatre 24 May Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals – Brighton Centre SOLD OUT 25 May Elvis Tribute Artist World Tour – Brighton Centre 31 May Rod Stewart – St Mary's Stadium, Southampton SOLD OUT 01 Jul Cliﬀ Richard – Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich 06 Jul The Beach Boys – Brighton Centre 12 Jul Rod Stewart – First Central County Cricket Ground, Hove SOLD OUT 24 Jul Madness Live & Evening Racing – Sandown Park 26 Jul Here Come The Boys (Strictly Dancers) – Theatre Royal, Brighton 01 Oct Beverley Knight, Friday Night Is Music Night Live – Brighton Centre 27 Oct Diversity 10 Year Anniversary Tour – Brighton Centre 24 Nov Classical Spectacular – Royal Albert Hall 28 Nov Royal Marines Christmas Spectacular – Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre 11 Dec John Rutter’s Christmas Celebration – Royal Albert Hall 14 Dec Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra – Brighton Centre 16 Apr 20 Riverdance – Mayﬂower Theatre
To Book Call 01243 868080 - Times & pickups will be given on booking Woods Travel Ltd, Park Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO21 2PX