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 Day Trips from South Leicestershire 
 


   
BATTERSEA DOGS HOME 
Tuesday 24th March 2015 

 NEW for 2015 

Brochure Price:
S/Citizen £27.00 l Adult £28.00 l Child £27.00
Web Price:
S/Citizen £25.00 l Adult £26.00 l Child £25.00

Pet lovers will relish the opportunity to visit Britain’s most famous and iconic dogs and cats home. Enjoy browsing and interacting with hundreds of dogs and cats, and admiring the dedicated and passionate work and the fascinating, astounding history of the charity. Includes a talk and a guided tour around the kennels. Please note these tours are offered free of charge, we only charge you for the transport, however donations are greatly appreciated and we suggest that you give £5.00 per person on the day. Numbers are limited to 30 persons, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Battersea Dogs Home

 
 


   
BRIDGNORTH & LUDLOW 
Thursday 19th March 2015 


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S/Citizen £24.00 l Adult £25.00 l Child £24.00

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S/Citizen £22.00 l Adult £23.00 l Child £22.00

Bridgnorth has a vibrant high town shopping centre with a wealth of Tudor period oak beamed buildings, plus down at the river you will find many delightful walks and gardens. Ludlow boasts around 500 listed buildings. The centre of the town is an amazing concentration of architectural heritage, with buildings from different eras rubbing shoulders with one another. The architecturally beautiful streets which include Broad Street, are dubbed to be the finest in England with a range of beautiful shops. You will find many small, family-owned outlets that sell quality products, or fine food and drink, with a personal touch.

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Bridgnorth Information
Ludlow Information

 
 


   
CHESTER ZOO 
Monday 30th March 2015 


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S/Citizen £44.00 l Adult £45.00 l Child £41.00

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S/Citizen £42.00 l Adult £43.00 l Child £39.00

A fun and stimulating day out for everyone. Set in 110 acres of award-winning gardens, with over 7000 animals within 500 species. Includes admission.

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Chester Zoo

 
 


   
CLARKS SHOPPING VILLAGE OUTLET, STREET, SOMERSET 
Sunday 22nd March 2015 

 SPECIAL Offer    ONLY 2 PICK-UPS 

Brochure Price:
S/Citizen £27.00 l Adult £28.00 l Child £27.00
Web Price:
S/Citizen
£25.00 l Adult £26.00 l Child £25.00

Famous name brands with up to 60% off rrp. Outlet centre specials, cancelled orders, past seasons lines and factory seconds – just some of the high quality items sold, all at discount prices. Please note only 2 pick-up points will be available on this excursion at either St Margarets Bus Station (Bay 21) or Braunstone (lay-by outside Sturgess’s).

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Clarks Shopping Village Outlet

 
 


   
CORONATION STREET THE TOUR 
Sunday 29th March 2015 


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S/Citizen £46.00 l Adult £46.00 l Child £46.00

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S/Citizen £44.00 l Adult £44.00 l Child £44.00

Take a tour behind the scenes of the Quay Street Stage One and the Street: Corrie – the Tour, Manchester. Includes a guided tour on Stage One with selected sets and highlights of the years of Corrie, followed by time to walk on the famous cobbles down the Street itself. The guides will share some fascinating facts and stories from over 50 years filming on the former site.

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Coronation Street The Tour

 
 


   
COVENT GARDEN OR ROYAL OPERA HOUSE BACKSTAGE TOUR 
Monday 23rd March 2015 

 NEW for 2015 

Brochure Price:
S/Citizen £26.00 l Adult £27.00 l Child £26.00
Web Price:
S/Citizen £24.00 l Adult £25.00 l Child £24.00

Covent Garden is one of London’s most popular tourist attractions. For much of its existence, it served as a fruit and veg market, the largest in England, but is now transformed beyond recognition. Now famous for speciality shops, boutiques, street performers, bars, restaurants and The Royal Opera House. Or alternatively pay an additional £11.00 S/Citizen/Adult and discover the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden and visit the backstage and the front of house areas as it prepares to open its doors for the evening performance. Includes an introduction to the colourful history, and a look at aspects of current productions. As this is a fully working theatre each tour is a unique experience. Includes a guided backstage tour and free time in Covent Garden.

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Covent Garden
Royal Opera House

 
 


   
GREAT YARMOUTH 
Saturday 28th March 2015 

 SPECIAL Offer 
 
Brochure Price:
S/Citizen £24.00 l Adult £24.00 l Child £24.00
Web Price:
S/Citizen
£22.00 l Adult £22.00 l Child £22.00

Seaside resort on the east coast.

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Great Yarmouth Information

 
 


   
KING'S LYNN AND HUNSTANTON 
Tuesday 31st March 2015 


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S/Citizen £24.00 l Adult £25.00 l Child £24.00

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S/Citizen £22.00 l Adult £23.00 l Child £22.00

A market has been held in King’s Lynn’s Tuesday Market Place for hundreds of years with numerous stalls selling all sorts of wares. Time will also be given at the seaside resort of Hunstanton.

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King's Lynn Information
Hunstanton Information

 
 


   
KNITTING & STITCHING SHOW, LONDON OLYMPIA 
Sunday 8th March 2015 


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S/Citizen £36.00 l Adult £37.00 l Child £31.00

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S/Citizen £34.00 l Adult £35.00 l Child £29.00

The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show celebrates a whole host of crafts; from knitting, sewing and dressmaking to quilting, crochet, cross stitch, home styling and textile art. With over 200 companies exhibiting, you’ll leave the show with essential supplies and inspiration for your own projects, whatever your craft passion. Includes admission.

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Knitting & Stitching Show

 
 


   
LONDON 
Sunday 15th March 2015 

 SPECIAL Offer    ONLY 2 PICK-UPS 
  
Brochure Price:
S/Citizen £22.00 l Adult £22.00 l Child £22.00
Web Price:
S/Citizen
£20.00 l Adult £20.00 l Child £20.00
 
We propose to set down/pick up on Charing Cross Road. A central location for shopping or sightseeing. Within walking distance of Covent Garden (5mins), Regent Street (10 mins) and Oxford Street (15 mins). 

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London Information

 
 


   
LONDON LONG DAY 
Saturday 14th March 2015 

  
Brochure Price:
S/Citizen £28.00 l Adult £29.00 l Child £28.00
Web Price:
S/Citizen
£26.00 l Adult £27.00 l Child £26.00
 
We propose to set down/pick up on Park Lane, near to Marble Arch. A central location for shopping, sightseeing or the theatres - the choice is yours and the possibilities endless. Approximately 9 hours free time will be allowed in the capital.

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London Information

 
 


   
LOUTH MARKET AND HORNCASTLE 
Friday 13th March 2015 

 SPECIAL Offer 
 
Brochure Price:
S/Citizen £22.00 l Adult £22.00 l Child £22.00
Web Price:
S/Citizen
£20.00 l Adult £20.00 l Child £20.00

Visit Louth, where the market is held today in the town centre. A little market town with Georgian streets with many fine buildings, and a range of local shops selling all manner of wares. Horncastle in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds offers by far the largest concentration of antique shops and dealers in Lincolnshire. A chartered market town since 1231. A bustling and attractive market town, with a fine heritage and unspoilt by modern developments, with some notable historic buildings, including the 12th century Church of St. Mary.

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Horncastle Information

 
 


   
MARKET DRAYTON & DAGFIELDS CRAFTS & ANTIQUES CENTR 
Friday 6th March 2015 

 SPECIAL Offer 
 
Brochure Price:
S/Citizen £22.00 l Adult £22.00 l Child £22.00
Web Price:
S/Citizen
£20.00 l Adult £20.00 l Child £20.00

Visit this small market town in Shropshire, home of gingerbread, which has been baked in the town for 200 years. At Dagfields there are 5 giant antique emporiums with 200 dealers, and craft shops ranging from garden ornaments to stained glass and more.

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Market Drayton Information
Dagfields Crafts and Antiques Centre

 
 


   
NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM & DOBBIES GARDEN WORLD 
Tuesday 17th March 2015 

 Senior Citizen SPECIAL 
  
Brochure Price:
S/Citizen £32.00 l Adult £--- l Child £---
Web Price:
S/Citizen
£30.00 l Adult £--- l Child £---

Includes a visit to the wooded parkland comprising of 150 acres of trees and memorials devoted to the concept of remembrance. It is home to the Armed Forces Memorial, and gives recognition and thanks for those who died whilst on duty, or as a result of terrorist action since WWII. At Dobbies, the UK’s biggest garden centre, you will find an array of plants and shrubs, alfresco dining, homeware, gifts, pet and aquatic features and lots more. Includes a two course lunch consisting of chef’s hot dish of the day and Dobbies pudding of the day, followed by tea or coffee.

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National Memorial Arboretum
Dobbies Garden World

 
 


   
OSTEND, BELGIUM VIA EUROTUNNEL 
Saturday 7th March 2015 


Brochure Price:               Web Price:
£59.00
per person            £56.05 per person

Take a leisurely walk through the pedestrian shopping streets of Ostend with their marvelous shop windows.  Explore numerous clothes shops, gift shops, shoe shops and specialist stores.  Saunter around the beautiful market places and once you’re all shopped out, enjoy a drink in one of the many outdoor cafés – the street musicians will give you a welcome relief with the light background music.  The PJ’s Chocolate Shop in Belgium sells home-made Belgian chocolates, spirits and tobacco (English brands), at low prices.

 

 
 


   
OXFORD 
Thursday 12th March 2015 

 
Brochure Price:

S/Citizen £24.00 l Adult £25.00 l Child £24.00
Web Price:

S/Citizen
£22.00 l Adult £23.00 l Child £22.00

Visit this historical university city for shopping or sightseeing.

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Oxford Information

 
 


   
PORTMEIRION 
Sunday 29th March 2015 

 SPECIAL Offer 
 
Brochure Price:
S/Citizen £29.00 l Adult £31.00 l Child £28.00
Web Price:
S/Citizen
£27.00 l Adult £29.00 l Child £26.00

Clough Williams-Ellis built Portmeirion from 1925 to 1975 to demonstrate how a naturally beautiful site could be developed without spoiling it. The village has 2 hotels, shops and several restaurants. NB. Some of these may be closed during the winter months. The Prisoner TV series was filmed on location here in 1966-67. Includes admission.

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Portmeirion

 
 


   
RICHARD'S MYSTERY TOUR 
Friday 27th March 2015 

 NEW for 2015 

Brochure Price:
S/Citizen £24.00 l Adult £25.00 l Child £24.00

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S/Citizen £22.00 l Adult £23.00 l Child £22.00

Join our driver Richard Willis, now back working for Woods again after living in Canada for the last 25 years, for a touring day out with something for all tastes. Coffee, lunch and tea stops (not included) will be made.

 
 


   
SALISBURY AND STONEHENGE, WILTSHIRE 
Saturday 28th March 2015 

 National Trust     English Heritage 
 
Brochure Price:
S/Citizen £39.00 l Adult £41.00 l Child £35.00
Web Price:
S/Citizen
£37.00 l Adult £39.00 l Child £33.00

Visitors will be welcomed to the visitor building located 1.5 miles to the west of Stonehenge. There you can learn more about this complex monument in a stunning museum quality permanent exhibition, with over 300 pre historic artefacts on display. Stonehenge is not immediately visible, and it will only emerge slowly on the horizon during the 10 minute shuttle ride to the monument, where you can walk and explore the surroundings of the monument including the Avenue. Free time for lunch will be given at the cathedral city of Salisbury. Includes admission which is free to National Trust or English Heritage Members, please select the discount box to receive the discount.

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Salisbury Information
Stonehenge

 
 


   
SEWING FOR PLEASURE, NEC, BIRMINGHAM 
Friday 20th March 2015 

  
Brochure Price:
S/Citizen £34.00 l Adult £36.00 l Child £24.00
Web Price:
S/Citizen
£32.00 l Adult £34.00 l Child £22.00

Britain’s biggest and brightest textile craft show. All the supplies, ideas and inspiration you could wish for. Includes admission.

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Sewing for Pleasure

PLEASE NOTE: This trip is now fully booked but we have another trip planned on the same day with alternative pick-ups.
Please click here to be redirected to this trip.


 
 


   
SPALDING AND SPRINGFIELDS OUTLET 
Monday 9th March 2015 


Brochure Price:

S/Citizen £24.00 l Adult £25.00 l Child £24.00

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S/Citizen £22.00 l Adult £23.00 l Child £22.00

The River Welland runs through the centre of Spalding providing an attractive waterfront with many fine Georgian buildings, a traditional shopping centre, and new Holland Markets retail area. At Springfields there are 40 retail outlets with prices of up to 60% off with stock changing regularly. Menswear, womenswear, childrenswear, sportswear and homeware, plus free admission to the superb festival gardens and garden centre.

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Spalding Information
Springfields Outlet

 
 


   
TEWKESBURY ON MARKET DAY AND EVESHAM 
Wednesday 25th March 2015 


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S/Citizen £24.00 l Adult £25.00 l Child £24.00

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S/Citizen £22.00 l Adult £23.00 l Child £22.00

Enjoy time in Tewkesbury where you could visit the 12th century abbey or peruse the open air market held today which has approximately 100 stalls. Later in the afternoon spend time at the market town of Evesham, which stands on the banks of the River Avon. Steeped in history the town also has many excellent modern shops and recreational facilities.

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Tewkesbury Information
Evesham Information

 
 


   
THE BRITISH MUSEUM, LONDON 
Sunday 22nd March 2015 


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S/Citizen £26.00 l Adult £27.00 l Child £26.00

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S/Citizen £24.00 l Adult £25.00 l Child £24.00

Entry is free to the museum that holds in trust for the nation and the world, a collection of art and antiques from ancient and living cultures. This is one of the finest museums in existence, spanning 2 million years of human history. For special exhibitions which may incur an additional charge look online at www.britishmuseum.org

 
 


   
THE VIEW FROM THE SHARD AND AFTERNOON TEA, LONDON 
Wednesday 11th March 2015 


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S/Citizen £61.00 l Adult £62.00 l Child £61.00

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S/Citizen £59.00 l Adult £60.00 l Child £59.00

The Shard is an iconic landmark building on the London skyline, at a height of 1016 ft the tallest in Western Europe. The View is situated at the top of The Shard, on floors 68, 69 and 72, and at 800 ft almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London. On arrival at Level 00, you will be drawn into the tapestry of London with glimpses of the city laid out before you. Travelling skyward in two high-speed ‘kaleidoscopic’ lifts, you’ll swiftly reach Level 68 – a cloudscape above the world. Then journey to Level 69 where the view is revealed and London opens out before you. Ascend to Level 72 and you’ll be exposed to the elements with sounds of the city around you. Looking up, you’ll see the shards of glass that form the top of this skyscraper as they disappear upwards into the sky. Includes a timed journey ticket and afternoon tea at Balls Brothers, Hays Galleria.

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The Shard

 
 


   
WHITBY 
Saturday 14th March 2015 

 ONLY 2 PICK-UPS 

Brochure Price:
S/Citizen £26.00 l Adult £27.00 l Child £26.00
Web Price:
S/Citizen
£24.00 l Adult £25.00 l Child £24.00

Visit the seaside town of Whitby famous for its association with Captain Cook and Dracula. Please note only 2 pick-up points will be available on this excursion at either St Margarets Bus Station (Bay 21) or Braunstone (lay-by outside Sturgess’s).

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Whitby Information

 
 


   
WINDSOR CASTLE AND AFTERNOON TEA 
Sunday 8th March 2015 


Brochure Price:

S/Citizen £55.00 l Adult £56.00 l Child £55.00

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S/Citizen £53.00 l Adult £54.00 l Child £53.00

See the magnificent State Apartments lavishly furnished – from world famous works of art to a masterpiece in miniature – Queen Mary’s Dolls House. During the winter months visitors can also enjoy George IV’s private apartments (the Semi-State Rooms), among the most richly decorated interiors in the Castle. Includes admission and afternoon tea at the Harte and Garter Hotel on the High Street, which overlooks the castle.

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Windsor Castle

 
 


   
YORK INCLUDING WALKING TOUR 
Wednesday 18th March 2015 


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S/Citizen £29.00 l Adult £30.00 l Child £29.00

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S/Citizen £27.00 l Adult £28.00 l Child £27.00

Includes the services of popular local Leicestershire guide Colin Crosby to conduct a guided walk around the historical city on arrival, and then free time for shopping/sightseeing after.

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York Information

 
 
 
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