WEST SOMERSET RAILWAY & BISHOPS LYDEARD TO DUNSTER CASTLE
Tue 11th April 2017
How better to visit the magnificent Dunster Castle than by a leisurely ride through the beautiful West Somerset countryside on board a vintage steam train. The West Somerset Railway is a true country branch line of the old Great Western Railway.
The train departs from Bishops Lydeard and then makes its way through to Dunster Station. Here you will meet the coach which will take you to Dunster village and Castle. Dramatically sited on a wooded hill, a Castle has existed here since at least Norman times. The Castle boasts spectacular views towards the Bristol Channel, The Quantocks and Exmoor.
Price £35.00pp adults and £25.80 National Trust Members. Inc. Steam Train, Castle Entry and return coach travel
IRELAND WICKLOW MOUNTAINS
Mon 24th to Sat 29th April 2017
Enjoy Spring in the Wicklow Mountains National Park, otherwise known as the Garden of Ireland, with first and last nights at the Clayton Whites hotel in Wexford plus three nights at the Wilton Hotel in Bray, a picturesque coastal town in the north of County Wicklow.
During your tour you will be able to enjoy the beauty of the Wicklow Mountains, including Glendalough (mediaeval monastic settlement) and the outstanding Powerscourt Gardens, The Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens have a guided tour of the wonderful city of Dublin, not forgetting a visit to the Guinness factory for all you Stout drinkers! Plus a free day in Dublin.
Price £440pp includes all coach travel, dinner, bed & breakfast and excursions. Single supplement £60pp
BADMINTON HORSE TRIALS
Sat 6th May 2017
Enjoy the thrills and spills of this most prestigious of CCI*** Horse Trials. Travelling early on Saturday morning to watch world class horses and riders tackle the formidable Cross Country event. Also enjoy shopping or just browsing the vast array of stalls and stands. Departing for the return journey on completion of the days events.
Price £46.00pp adults and £20.00 children under 12 years. Inc. entry and return coach travel
RIVER TAMAR CRUISE & MOUNT EDGECUMBE
Tue 16th May 2017
Starting the day with a cruise around Plymouth Harbour and the Tamar River finishing at Cremyll Quay for your visit to Mount Edgecombe house and gardens. Here you will have time to explore the house and wander around this beautiful country estate, having something to eat and drink in the Orangery or Stables Cafe. The return journey will take you along the scenic coastal route of the South Coast.
Price £22.50pp adults £18.50 concessions.
Mon 29th May to Fri 2nd Jun 2017. 5 days, 4 nights
Eastbourne’s elegant seafront is a joy to behold and overlooking the aptly named Grand Parade with its world famous carpet gardens, is the Mansion Lions Hotel. All rooms are en-suite, TV, Tea and Coffee making facilities. There is a lift to all floors and porterage. The hotel has nightly entertainment. Excursions will include local areas during your stay and places of interest on route. Eastbourne offers first class shopping, cinemas, museums, wonderful beaches, Victorian Pier and dancing in The Winter Gardens.
Price £275.00pp Dinner, Bed & Breakfast and all coach travel
ROUND ROBIN. DART CRUISE, DARTMOUTH & STEAM TRAIN
Thu 15th June 2017
This famous and award winning tour is the best way to explore South Devon! You start with a river boat cruise from Totnes to Dartmouth. Once here you will have free time to have lunch or enjoy the town and shops. You then catch the Dartmouth to Kingswear Ferry then a short walk to the Kingswear Railway Station to take the steam train to Paignton. The coach will collect you from Paignton for your return journey home.
Price £35.00pp adults and £33.00 concessions £25.50 child. Inc. Cruise, Ferry, Steam Train and return coach travel
Tue 25th July 2017
Let your imagination run wild as you and your group travel to mystery locations for a fun mystery day out. Well, you'll be surprised to read that we can't tell you anything otherwise it would no longer be a mystery. Suffice to say we have brilliant spots lined up and, of course, beautiful scenic countryside to enjoy all the way. The Coach will depart the yard at 09.30am. Part of the tour will be outdoors, so please dress appropriately and comfortably for all weather conditions.
Tue 8th August 2017
You're in for a really wild day out for all the family. Indoor & outdoor play areas, keeper talks, animal feeding sessions. After you've watched the animal feeding, maybe think about refuelling yourself at the Island Restaurant serving hot meals and drinks. At Paignton Zoo you will find over 2000 animals spread accross 80 acres of natural habitat. Be prepared for all seasons as you adventure around the Zoo to see them as you will journey through six different habitat zones, from Savannah to the Wetlands. Ride the Jungle Express train, which has a small charge, a perfect chance to rest your feet. Get exclusive views of the tiger and lion enclosures and ride past the gorilla island; see gibbons swinging in the trees, the flamingos bathing in the pond and the beautiful birds of Brook Side Aviary. On the way out visit the Living World gift shop offering a great selection of gifts & souvenirs.
Price £25.60pp Adults & £22.50pp Children
ROSEMOOR FLOWER SHOW
Fri 18th August 2017
Rosemoor will host it first ever Flower Show, it will highlight the very best the South West has to offer in nurseries, atmosphere and local fare, with some 20 nurseries expected to exhibit.
Quality plants from West Country nurseries and beyond, including some hard to find plants. Inspiring seasonal interest from the garden itself, especially the stunning Hot Garden, filled with waves of late season colour. The fruit and vegetable garden contains a mouth watering display of produce grown in a variety of ways.
Price £12.00pp and £9.00 entry on the day. RHS Members free entry.
BLENHEIM PALACE INTERNATIONAL HORSE TRIALS
15th 16th & 17th September 2017
Set in the 2000 acre grounds of Blenheim Palace the birth place of Sir Winston Churchill. Over the 3 days you will have the opportunity to watch the CIC*** 8 & 9yr olds. The Event Rider Challenge and the CIC*** for the older more experienced horses.
Other rings have the Eventer High Jump Challenge, Pony Club Team Challenge, Demonstrations, displays and seminars. Not forgetting the extensive shopping opportunities.
Price £200pp Family Room, £210pp Twin Room, £230 Single Room £160pp 12 & under and includes 2 night bed & breakfast, 3 days Event entry and return coach travel. Free secure Car Parking at Group Travel and pick up points A30, A38 & M5