Covid-19 Pandemic Update 03/04/2020

Important information regarding our holidays, short breaks and day trip programmes    

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we have taken the decision to cancel all of our day trips and holidays due to depart during April and May. If you were due to travel with us during this period your trip will unfortunately not be going ahead.

Due to government restrictions on working, our offices are temporarily closed, but please be assured that as soon as the restrictions are lifted we will be contacting you to discuss your options.

We would like to thank all of our loyal passengers who continue to support us at this difficult time, we appreciate your patience and understanding. May we take this opportunity to wish you all well, and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.  

The Woods Tours Team

Coronavirus Update 17/03/20

Important information regarding our holidays, short breaks and day trips programmes

In light of the recent government statement on Monday March 16th, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel all of our departures with immediate effect up until the end of April 2020.

This has been an extremely difficult decision for us, but given the latest government advice we feel we have no choice. The safety and wellbeing of our passengers is our immediate priority.

Whilst we find ourselves in very difficult and unusual times, we are confident that this is a temporary situation and we believe that we will soon be back up and running. With this in mind, all May departures are currently operating as planned.

We are asking you, our valued customers to support us as much as you are able to, by transferring your holidays and day trips to later dates in the year.  

We will be contacting all passengers booked to travel during March and April, in departure order, to assist you with rebooking your breaks. We are experiencing a high volume of calls at the moment so you may experience a delay speaking to us, but please be assured that we will be contacting everybody booked in the coming days.

Our office is currently closed to the public, to protect our staff.

May we take this opportunity to wish you well during this extraordinary situation and thankyou for your understanding and continued support.

The Woods Tours team


Coronavirus Update

We would like to reassure all of our much-valued customers that Woods Tours is taking the current COVID-19 outbreak extremely seriously. We have additional hygiene measures in place to ensure that our coaches are thoroughly clean and sanitised throughout your journey with us.

We will continue to monitor government advice and follow the guidance given. We are committed to ensuring that our passengers stay safe,  informed and enjoy their trip with us.

There are currently no restrictions on travel to any of the UK destinations we offer, and all our tours and day trips are operating as normal. We will of course be in contact with our customers should the situation change.

We recognise these are unprecedented times and therefore, if you are worried about travelling or concerned about booking a holiday, please call us. We will work with your individual circumstances as best as we can.

We can’t always promise that refunds will be able to be issued but we will wherever possible transfer deposits or hold credits providing we haven’t ourselves incurred any costs.

To help you book with confidence we have also implemented a temporary change for you.

During March and April secure your 2020 holiday with a £1 per person deposit

We are confident that we can work together through these challenging times and we thank you for your cooperation.


70th Anniversary Day Trip – Extra Date Added

70th Anniversary Day Trip – Extra Date Added

Join us for a memorable day out to the Norfolk Broads in September, as we celebrate our 70th anniversary in 2020!

Travel with us to the quaint Norfolk Broads village of Horning and be welcomed aboard a luxury river cruiser for our special celebration.

Due to the popularity of our first two coaches on Tuesday 15th September, an extra date is now available to book for Wednesday 16th September!

Nestled on the River Bure, The Southern Comfort Mississippi River Boat is purpose built for the Broads, where a three-hour trip will take us past idyllic views, lovely old thatched houses and windmills.

A welcome Bucks Fizz (prosecco and pure orange juice) will be served on arrival, then you can sit back and admire the views as we leisurely cruise along the River Bure, through the village, and out to Ranworth Broad and back. A Cheese Ploughman's Lunch will be served, followed by Gateaux. Onboard, you’ll also take part in bingo where there will be great free prizes to win. Our driver Vince - ‘Elvince’ – will also provide entertainment – performing songs that everyone loves to hear, including hits by Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond and more!

Price includes:
• Admission for three-hour cruise aboard The Southern Comfort 

• Welcome Bucks Fizz
• Ploughman’s Lunch and Gateaux
• Entertainment by ‘Elvince’
• Prize Bingo 
• Services of a Woods representative onboard the River Cruise

Book our 70th Anniversary Day Trip here! Pick-up points in Leicester include Oadby, South Wigston, Wigston, Blaby, Braunstone and St Margaret’s Bus Station.  


New Theatre Shows 2020

New Theatre Shows 2020

Mary Poppins, Prince Edward Theatre  
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's multi award-winning musical Mary Poppins returned to its original West End home at the Prince Edward Theatre. The magical story of the world's favourite Nanny will be triumphantly and spectacularly brought to the stage with dazzling choreography, incredible effects and unforgettable songs.

Book for Thursday 3 September | £100 per person includes a top price stalls ticket here

Pretty Woman the Musical, Piccadilly Theatre  
One of Hollywood’s much-loved romantic stories of all time has arrived in the West End – an eagerly-awaited production based on the iconic 1990 film starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. During its Broadway run, this dazzling adaptation of the classic love story broke box office records, where critics and audiences alike praised this must-see musical.

Book for Wednesday 7 October | £69 per person includes a top price stalls ticket here.

Hello Dolly, Adelphi Theatre
This golden age classic musical comes to the Adelphi Theatre, set to star Imelda Staunton - a story full of meddling, mischief and charm. A hit Broadway musical set in New York at the turn of the century, it follows Dolly Levi as she helps a potential wealthy suitor find a partner. Featuring iconic songs by Jerry Herman including ‘Elegance’ and ‘Put On Your Sunday Clothes’. 

Book for Wednesday 14 October | £74 per person includes a top price stalls or dress circle ticket here.

The Drifters Girl, Garrick Theatre
Discover the remarkable story of The Drifters, one of the world’s greatest vocal groups, and the truth about the woman who made them. The brand new musical has an unbelievable soundtrack of some of the most iconic songs in history, including Stand by Me, Kissin’ in the Back Row of the Movies and more.

Book for Wednesday 27 January 2021 | £71 per person includes a top price stalls ticket here

View our full programme of Theatre Shows from Leicester, including The Lion King, Les Miserables, and many more here.


Christmas Opening Hours 2019

Christmas Opening Hours 2019

Black Friday Deals

Black Friday Deals

Find a great choice of Black Friday weekend deals on selected day trips in December and winter 2020 coach holidays. If you’re planning a day out from Leicester or a winter break, take advantage with our deals and book this Black Friday weekend! 

Ends midnight Sunday 1 December 2019. 


Christmas at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Ironbridge
Saturday 7 December 
NOW £32 Adult, £31 S/Citizen, £31 Child

Saving £7 per person!

Lincoln Christmas Market
Sunday 8 December 
NOW £21 Adult, £20 S/Citizen, £20 Child

Saving £7 per person! 

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland  
Sunday 8 December 
NOW £21 Adult, £20 S/Citizen, £20 Child 

Saving £7 per person! 

Haddon Hall at Christmas Derbyshire
Tuesday 10 December
NOW £37 Adult, £34 S/Citizen, £34 Child

Saving £7 per person!

Oxford Christmas Market
Thursday 12 December
NOW £21 Adult, £20 S/Citizen, £20 Child

Saving £6 per person!

York Christmas Shopping
Saturday 14 December
NOW £25 Adult, £24 S/Citizen, £24 Child

Saving £5 per person!


A Yorkshire Coastal Retreat
Mon 13 - Thu 16 January 
NOW £219 per person 

Saving £20 per person! 

Valentine's Weekend in Elegant Harrogate
Sat 15 - Sun 16 February 
NOW £109 per person 

Saving £20 per person!

The Cream of Devon, Paignton
Fri 28 February - Mon 02 March 
NOW £219 per person 

Saving £20 per person!

Sandown, Isle of Wight
Mon 09 - Fri 13 March  
NOW £309 per person 

Saving £20 per person! 

Black Friday Deals are valid from 27/11/19 – 01/12/19 midnight. Savings have been applied to selected day trips and holidays above. 


Market Harborough District Pick-up Route

Market Harborough District Pick-up Route

Available on selected Day Trips from April – pick-up points include Market Harborough, Lutterworth, North Kilworth, Husbands Bosworth and more.

In addition to our regular pick-up route, we’re pleased to have introduced additional day trips departing from a new pick-up route:

  • Market Harborough 
  • Lutterworth 
  • Walcote 
  • North Kilworth
  • Husbands Bosworth
  • Theddingworth
  • Lubenham
  • Kibworth*
  • Great Glen*
  • Oadby
  • Wigston

Day Trips include popular RHS flower shows such as Malvern Spring Festival, Chatsworth and Hampton Court, plus top attractions and destinations such as Kew Gardens, Highclere Castle, Whitby and many more.

For our full list of day trips departing from our Market Harborough District Route, click here.

Click here for pick-up point information. 


NEW Day Trip for 2019 | Strictly Come Dancing Live!

NEW Day Trip for 2019 | Strictly Come Dancing Live!

It’s that time of year again when Strictly has hit our TV screens and the fabulous tour has been announced. The Arena tour is must-see spectacle for fans of the show and will bring together all the glitz, glamour and magic of the live show.

Book your tickets by coach from our pick-up points throughout Leicester – we have the following day trips available:

Arena Birmingham

Saturday 19 January 2019

£80 per person

Includes an Upper Block 3 ticket for the matinee performance

Nottingham Arena

Wednesday 6 February 2019

£77 per person

Includes a Block 15 ticket for the matinee performance

Secure your seats with a 50% deposit, with the balance due 8 weeks before departure. 

Please click here for information or to make a booking.


Stewarts Coach Group are acquired by The Kings Ferry

Stewarts Coach Group are acquired by The Kings Ferry

We are pleased and excited to announce that Stewarts Coach Group have been acquired by The Kings Ferry Group, a subsidiary of the National Express Group.  

This is fantastic opportunity for everyone involved and gives both Stewarts and Woods a strong footing to build on the already successful businesses Andy Cotton and his staff have developed. 

Andy will remain as the Managing Director to ensure a smooth transition into the new ownership, supported by his current Management and Driving Team. 

“This truly puts Stewarts and Woods Coaches into an enviable position being part of a multi-billion International company which has safety at its absolute core. Thank you to everyone involved for your professionalism and loyalty, the future is now significantly brighter for all associated within the Stewarts businesses”. Andy Cotton.

Ian Fraser, Managing Director of The Kings Ferry is keen to engage with both teams and learn not only day to the day business, but the people and what makes it a success. Andy and Ian have been both friends and professional acquaintances for a number of years and both are excited by the opportunity of working together and joining forces.

“Stewarts is a high-quality operation with exceptional customers and people. We have no plans to change what has made it a success, they really are a welcomed addition to the Kings Ferry Group and National Express family” Ian Fraser

Here’s to the next chapter… stay tuned for more updates on Woods joining The Kings Ferry Group.


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