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Day Excursions 2021 Summer Update
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AUGUST BUCKINGHAM PALACE TOUR & GARDENS 14 August £94 Adult | £89 OAP | £64 Child
WELLS & GUIDED TOUR OF THE CATHEDRAL 20 August £42 Adult | £37 Child
This summer enjoy Buckingham Palace Garden like never before. Wander the winding paths at your own pace and discover the beauty of this hidden oasis. Enjoy a picnic on the sweeping lawns and relax as you look up at the Palace's magnificent façade. Then tour the State Rooms for an opportunity to see the beautiful rooms where The Royal Family receive and entertain their guests on State, ceremonial, and official occasions.
Enjoy a visit to the beautiful City of Wells in Somerset with its historic centre and its magnificent cathedral and the unique moated Bishop's Palace. A guided tour of the cathedral is at 12:00 (duration approx. 1 hour) followed by free time in the city for lunch, shopping or just to explore and take in the sights.
WAREHAM RIVER CRUISE & PLOUGHMAN’S LUNCH 25 August £58 Adult | £53 Child
BASINGSTOKE & AFTERNOON CANAL CRUISE 26 August £38 Adult | £33 Child
We arrive in Poole Quay late morning and board The Dorset Queen for our tranquil cruise along the River Frome to the historic market town of Wareham. A Ploughman’s lunch is included in the Old Granary, located on the banks of the river. After lunch we’ll meander back down the Frome to the hustle and bustle of Poole Quay, where our coach will be waiting.
You will have free time in Basingstoke town centre to visit the shops and relax over lunch. We then 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 (cash only).
DOVER CASTLE & SECRET WARTIME TUNNELS 27 August £54 Adult | £52 OAP | £41 Child
HIGHCLERE CASTLE & THE EGYPTIAN EXHIBITION 31 August £53 Adult | £41 Child
Dover Castle – ‘The Key to England’ has guarded our shores for 20 centuries. Explore the atmospheric Secret Wartime Tunnels, including a recreation of the Dunkirk evacuation and visit the Great Tower to learn about medieval life at King Henry II's court. With exciting exhibitions, tunnels to explore, ghosts to hunt, restaurants, shops and open spaces, it’s a wonderful place to visit!
Highclere is the home of the 8th Earl & Countess of Carnarvon and it is where TV drama Downton Abbey was filmed. Visit the castle to 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.
Please note: Some steep steps and slopes to consider when booking if any mobility issues.
Find our full programme in our main Day Excursions Brochure
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WONDERFUL DAYS OUT
THE GREAT COMP GARDEN SHOW 08 August £32 Adult | £27 Child
BOURNEMOUTH 14 August £25 Adult | £20 Child
MONKEY WORLD 12 August £43 Adult | £39 OAP £33 Child
LONDON SHOPPING AFTERNOON 14 August £27 Adult | £22 Child
RUNNYMEDE RIVER CRUISE & SAVILL GARDENS WITH LUNCH & CREAM TEA 17 August £66 Adult | £62 Child
KEW GARDENS, SECRET WORLD OF PLANTS WITH TEA & CAKE 19 August £49 Adult | £47 OAP £33 Child
CHEDDAR GORGE & CAVES 20 August £50 Adult | £39 Child
SOLENT CRUISE TO NEW FOREST COAST & HURST CASTLE SS SHIELDHALL 21 August £64 Adult | £34 Child
MARGATE 21 August £30 Adult | £25 Child
HEVER CASTLE & SUMMER JOUSTING TOURNAMENTS 22 August £36 Adult | £35 OAP £26 Child
JASON’S CANAL BOAT CRUISE TO CAMDEN MARKET 24 August £45 Adult | £38 Child
SS SHIELDHALL CRUISE FROM SOUTHAMPTON TO POOLE 30 August £66 Adult | £36 Child
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SEPTEMBER STEAM MUSEUM OF THE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY 01 September £41 Adult | £39 OAP | £34 Child 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!
HIGHGROVE GARDEN TOUR 09 September
Highgrove is the private residence of HRHs The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, near Tetbury in Gloucestershire. Since 1980 when the Prince of Wales first arrived at Highgrove, His Royal Highness has devoted much energy to transforming the gardens around the house, which are renowned as some of the most inspiring and innovative in the United Kingdom.
SS SHIELDHALL CRUISE TO WATCH BOURNEMOUTH AIR FESTIVAL 04 September £82 Adult | £50 Child
RNLI COLLEGE DISCOVERY TOUR & POOLE 15 September £34 Adult | £29 Child
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).
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 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.
THE KENTISH LADY RIVER BOAT CRUISE & ALLINGTON CASTLE 07 September £59 Adult | £54 Child Join us on the Kentish Lady as we cruise from Maidstone along the scenic River Medway to Allington Castle, with a guided tour of the castle's beautiful gardens, and its impressive Great Hall. Nested in 42 acres of beautiful gardens next to the river this privatelyowned estate with Italian gardens, lavender walk, courtyard and formal ponds, surrounded by a moat and fronted by two lakes, really is an incredible place to visit. Returning on-board for tea/coffee and cake, we head back to the mooring in Maidstone.
RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW 23 September
The world-renowned, glamorous and quintessentially British, RHS Chelsea Flower Show is a truly a wonderful day out. With stunning show gardens and a pavilion filled with scents and colour from the beautiful award-winning blooms on display, plus an opportunity to shop for your garden and home. This is one flower show you do not want to miss.
Go to www.woodstravel.co.uk for full details of all Day Excursions
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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE SWINDON DESIGNER OUTLET SHOPPING 01 September £27 Adult | £22 Child
AFTERNOON IN BATH 03 September £31Adult | £26 Child
HORSE DRAWN BARGE CRUISE KENNET & AVON CANAL 06 September £51 Adult | £50 OAP £45 Child
3 RIVERS CRUISE WITH FISH & CHIPS 08 September £45 Adult | £32 Child
RHS WISLEY FLOWER SHOW 10 September £39 Adult | £34 Child
DAHLIA DELIGHTS AT PASHLEY MANOR GARDENS 13 September £37 Adult | £25 Child
ISLE OF WIGHT SCENIC TOUR 14 September £44 Adult | £38 Child
STUDLEY GRANGE CRAFT VILLAGE, FARM & BUTTERFLY WORLD 17 September £35 Adult | £34 OAP £28 Child
CHRISTCHURCH MARKET DAY 20 September £25 Adult | £20 Child
EASTBOURNE 25 September £20 Adult | £15 Child
WORLD’S LARGEST PRIMARK, BIRMINGHAM 26 September £27
WINCHESTER & BOMBAY SAPPHIRE DISTILLERY TOUR 27 September £46 Adult
Refer to our main Day Excursions Brochure for our Terms & Conditions
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OCTOBER ONWARDS ELTHAM PALACE & GARDENS 04 October £41 Adult | £40 OAP | £30 Child Once a favoured medieval palace and then a Tudor royal residence, Eltham Palace was transformed into a striking Art Deco mansion by eccentric millionaires Stephen and Virginia Courtauld. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the house and time to visit the award-winning gardens with their beautiful autumn colours. Refreshments will be available in the café and there is a gift shop. LEWES & BATEMANS 05 October
THE NUTCRACKER AT BLENHEIM PALACE & CHRISTMAS LIGHT TRAIL 19 November £77Adult | £72 Child Explore some of the Palace rooms, each one exquisitely transformed for Christmas. From the toymaker’s workshop to the candy-cane Kingdom of sweets with larger-than-life gingerbread men, the Nutcracker Prince & Sugar Plum Fairy and a music box with a difference. After dark Blenheim Palace’s formal gardens will sparkle once again for an unforgettable illuminated festive trail of lights. With over a million lights, lasers and seasonal sounds to fill the air and a glimpse of Father Christmas along the way. Enjoy a warming drink or tasty treats from the street food venders.
£36 Adult | £24 Child
A stop in Lewes with its medieval streets, old English churches and tiny twittens. This market town of small specialist independent retailers has bookshops & boutiques that sit alongside many restaurants, cafés, and pubs which offer many delicious choices. We continue to Bateman’s, home of author Rudyard Kipling. The rooms are much as he left them - artifacts from his Eastern adventures, a book-lined study, his Nobel prize certificate, a phonograph playing music and his Rolls Royce in the garage. There is a beautiful garden, tearoom and gift shop.
THE MAKING OF HARRY POTTER ™, WARNER BROS. STUDIO TOUR HOGWARTS IN THE SNOW 07 December £80 Adult | £65 Child Celebrate a very magical festive season with Hogwarts in the Snow. Winter has arrived at the wizarding world, with a true festive makeover. Glittering Christmas trees line the Great Hall and a replica festive feast including flaming Christmas puddings is laid out on the long tables; while the top section of the hall is transformed for the Yule Ball with snow, icicles and an orchestra of magical instruments. Secrets will be revealed!
GREENWICH & THE PAINTED HALL AT THE OLD ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE 22 October £36 Adult | £32 Child
THE INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW AT EXCEL LONDON 16 December £75 Adult | £70 Child
Enjoy free time in Greenwich to have lunch, visit the quirky shops and market stalls and there’s free entry available at the Maritime Museum. Then we will visit the Old Royal Naval College where we’ll see the famous Painted Hall - ‘the Sistine Chapel of the UK’. It has one of largest painted ceilings in Europe and recently re-opened after an £8.5 million renovation project.
Come to the World’s best equestrian Christmas party! With classes in Dressage, Driving and Show Jumping, each performance includes a world class competition. Enjoy the Shetland Pony Grand National, the Kennel Club Dog Agility along with the Musical Ride of The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment and the Christmas Finale prize giving.
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DAYS OUT TO LOOK FORWARD TO SEPT 21 FRI 10 WED 15 TUE 21 TUE 21 SAT 25 SUN 26
DESTINATION GUILDFORD POOLE SIDMOUTH & THE DONKEY SANCTUARY THE DONKEY SANCTUARY, SIDMOUTH EASTBOURNE COME WHAT MAY AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE (EVE)
CODE Y2172 Y2118 D2096 D2096A Y2153 D2131
ADULT £25.00 £24.00 £40.00 £40.00 £20.00 £46.00
OAP £25.00 £24.00 £40.00 £40.00 £20.00 £46.00
CHILD £20.00 £19.00 £35.00 £35.00 £15.00 £46.00
ROUTE 2 2 2 2 1 2
OCT 21 FRI 01 SAT 02 SUN 03 WED 06 THU 07 THU 07 THU 07 FRI 08 TUE 19
DESTINATION BLETCHLEY PARK WWII CODEBREAKERS AUTUMN SHOW & GAME FAIR AT ARDINGLY THE GARDEN SHOW AT BROADLANDS ESTATES KEW GARDENS & JAPAN FESTIVAL WITH TEA & CAKE WINDSOR CASTLE & CREAM TEA WINDSOR & CREAM TEA WINDSOR THE VIEW FROM THE SHARD & BOROUGH MARKET GHOSTS OF THE ROMNEY MARSH PUB TOUR WITH FISH & CHIPS AFTERNOON IN GREENWICH THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE (EVE)
CODE D2044 D2217 D2205 D2262 D2252 D2252A Y2252 D2064
ADULT £50.00 £33.00 £26.00 £49.00 £58.00 £36.00 £27.00 £49.00
OAP £50.00 £31.00 £26.00 £47.00 £56.00 £36.00 £27.00 £49.00
CHILD £40.00 £16.00 £21.00 £33.00 £44.00 £31.00 £22.00 £44.00
ROUTE 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 2
DESTINATION ST ALBANS & THE CHARTER MARKET CLARKS SHOPPING VILLAGE BLUEWATER RETAIL PARK LAKESIDE SHOPPING CENTRE FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE BACK TO THE FUTURE - THE MUSICAL AT THE ADELPHI THEATRE ARDINGLY WINTER FAIR IDEAL HOME SHOW AT CHRISTMAS - OLYMPA KENSINGTON HIGH STREET CHRISTMAS SHOPPING SANTA SPECIAL CHRISTMAS LUNCH CRUISE
CODE Y2259 Y2095 Y2206 Y2206
ADULT £25.00 £29.00 £25.00 £25.00
OAP £25.00 £29.00 £25.00 £25.00
CHILD £20.00 £24.00 £20.00 £20.00
ROUTE 2 2 1 1
D2155 D2204 D2151 Y2151 D2157
£76.00 £26.00 £37.00 £27.00 £66.00
£76.00 £25.00 £37.00 £27.00 £66.00
£76.00 £12.00 £22.00 £22.00 £61.00
1 1 1 1 2
DESTINATION HEVER - CHRISTMAS AT THE CASTLE WITH LUNCH CHRISTMAS AT KEW, WINTER LIGHT TRAIL MERLIN AT THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE PRETTY WOMAN AT THE SAVOY THEATRE COVENT GARDEN CHRISTMAS SHOPPING HEVER - CHRISTMAS AT THE CASTLE WITH LUNCH BEAULIEU & THE ARTISAN COLLECTIVE FAIR AT CHRISTMAS LONGLEAT LAND OF LIGHT CHRISTMAS LUNCH CRUISE ON SOUTHAMPTON WATER GLOW CHRISTMAS LIGHTS & FESTIVE AFTERNOON TEA AT RHS WISLEY
CODE D2258 D2280 D2120 D2150 Y2150 D2258
ADULT £54.00 £42.00 £59.00 £71.00 £27.00 £54.00
OAP £54.00 £42.00 £59.00 £71.00 £27.00 £54.00
CHILD £49.00 £31.00 £59.00 £71.00 £22.00 £49.00
ROUTE 1 1 2 1 1 1
D2261 D2145 D2211
£42.00 £60.00 £49.00
£40.00 £57.00 £49.00
£27.00 £48.00 £36.00
2 2 2
FRI 22 SUN 31 NOV 21 WED 03 FRI 05 SAT 06 SAT 06 SUN 07 WED 10 SUN 21 FRI 26 FRI 26 SAT 27 DEC 21 WED 01 WED 01 SAT 04 WED 08 WED 08 FRI 10 FRI 10 SAT 11 SUN 12 WED 15
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9 TO 5 - MAYFLOWER THEATRE BLOOD BROTHERS – MAYFLOWER THEATRE BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY - MAYFLOWER THEATRE (EVENING) ANYTHING GOES – BARBICAN THEATRE, LONDON PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT – MAYFLOWER THEATRE CRAZY FOR GERSHWIN - MAYFLOWER THEATRE (EVENING) JERSEY BOYS - TRAFALGAR THEATRE (EVENING) SIXTIES GOLD 2020 – MAYFLOWER (EVENING) GET UP, STAND UP – THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL - LYRIC THEATRE GREASE - MAYFLOWER THEATRE ANDREW LLOYD-WEBBER’S CINDERELLA THE MUSICAL - GILLIAN LYNNE THEATRE CHICAGO - MAYFLOWER THEATRE THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE MAYFLOWER THEATRE ANYTHING FOR LOVE - MAYFLOWER THEATRE (EVENING) TINA, THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL ALDWYCH THEATRE FROZEN, THE WEST END MUSICAL - THEATRE ROYAL DRURY LANE CIRCUS 1903 – ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT MAYFLOWER THEATRE (EVENING) DICK WHITTINGTON - THE NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE ALADDIN – BRIGHTON CENTRE CINDERELLA - MAYFLOWER THEATRE BEDKNOBS & BROOMSTICKS - MAYFLOWER THEATRE BACK TO THE FUTURE - ADELPHI THEATRE MAMMA MIA - CONGRESS THEATRE, EASTBOURNE PRETTY WOMAN – SAVOY THEATRE TINA, THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL - ALDWYCH THEATRE LES MISERABLES – MAYFLOWER THEATRE MATTHEW BOURNE’S NUTCRACKER! MAYFLOWER THEATRE FAT FRIENDS – THE MUSICAL – MAYFLOWER THEATRE JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT – MAYFLOWER THEATRE WICKED – APOLLO VICTORIA THEATRE
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THAT’LL BE THE DAY - MAYFLOWER THEATRE (EVENING) WAITRESS - MAYFLOWER THEATRE WE WILL ROCK YOU - NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN - MAYFLOWER THEATRE BAT OUT OF HELL – MAYFLOWER THEATRE JERSEY BOYS – MAYFLOWER THEATRE WE WILL ROCK YOU – MAYFLOWER THEATRE MAMMA MIA – BRIGHTON CENTRE SISTER ACT - EVENTIM APOLLO THE LION KING - MAYFLOWER THEATRE DREAMGIRLS – MAYFLOWER THEATRE
CONCERTS & SHOWS 2021 19 SEP 02 OCT 10 OCT 13 OCT 28 OCT 07 NOV 25 NOV 04 DEC 04 DEC 09 DEC 11 DEC 19 DEC 2022 06 FEB 10 FEB 12 FEB 27 FEB 02 MAR 07 MAR 27 MAR
DAVID ESSEX - MAYFLOWER THEATRE (EVENING) ELVIS TRIBUTE ARTISTS WORLD TOUR – MAYFLOWER THEATRE (EVENING) DANIEL O’DONNELL - MAYFLOWER THEATRE (EVENING) SPECTACULAR CLASSICS - MAYFLOWER (EVENING) MAGIC GOES WRONG – MAYFLOWER THEATRE CLASSICAL SPECTACULAR - THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL ROYAL MARINES CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR – BOURNEMOUTH PAVILLION (EVENING) CHRISTMAS WITH IL DIVO - BRIGHTON CENTRE (EVENING) MICHAEL BALL & ALFIE BOE BOURNEMOUTH BIC (EVENING) JOHN RUTTER'S CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION – THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL JOOLS HOLLAND & HIS ORCHESTRA BRIGHTON CENTRE (EVENING) CAROLS AT THE HALL – ROYAL ALBERT HALL CIRQUE DU SOLEIL – LUZIA – ROYAL ALBERT HALL CARLOS ACOSTA’S DON QUIXOTE – MAYFLOWER THEATRE (EVENING) STRICTLY COME DANCING LIVE TOUR - 02 ARENA, LONDON ANTON & ERIN - MAYFLOWER THEATRE RPO - THE BEST OF BROADWAY – ROYAL ALBERT HALL (EVENING) JAMES MARTIN LIVE – BRIGHTON CENTRE (EVENING) THE GLEN MILLER STORY – THE CONGRESS THEATRE EASTBOURNE
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