Scenic Day Trips

Scenic Day Trips

Look no further than our scenic tours for a truly relaxing day. Whether it’s to the Cotswolds, the Lake District or the Wye Valley, with the longer days returning there’s no better time to discover some of the most idyllic landscapes across the country. Take a look at our scenic day trips coming up soon…

Springtime in the Lakes – Thursday 20 April
The UK’s most popular National Park, the Lake District is known for its rugged fells, mountains and lakes which inspired many writers in the 19th century. It continues to be one of the most-loved areas of the country both for walkers, and those who just want a peaceful haven. On our day trip, stops will be made at Windermere, Grasmere and Keswick for you to watch the world go by and enjoy the quaint shops, cafés and tea rooms.

The Wye Valley Spring Tour – Tuesday 25 April
Includes free time at Ross on Wye, a small market town known for its antique shops and market square. Enjoy a walk along the banks of the river or explore the many shops in the town centre. We will use the services of a registered tourist guide, who will take you by coach from here around the beautiful Wye Valley. The tour will showcase this ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’; forming the border between Wales and England, the rural landscape is awash with castles, towers, abbeys, market towns and industrial heritage.

Please call our sales team on 0116 278 6374 for further information. For our full listings of day trips, please click here.


New Day Trips to National Trust Properties 2017

New Day Trips to National Trust Properties 2017

Our new day trips to National Trust properties throughout 2017 are here. As always, it’s full of inspiring and relaxing days out, from enthralling houses with beautiful gardens to estates rich in history. And even better if you’re a National Trust Member, simply ask a member of our sales team at the time of booking to receive a discount for free admission on production of your passes; visiting a National Trust property couldn’t be easier.

If you recently watched the Channel 5 series ‘Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh’, you may recognise those on our listings, including Knole in Kent on Saturday 1 July, Lyme Park on Friday 14 July, Attingham Park on Saturday 19 August, Quarry Bank Mill and Apprentice House on Saturday 2 September, and Fountains Abbey on Saturday 14 October. Each National Trust place is different in their own way, so explore for yourself what makes them so special, or take a look at a selection of our day trips coming soon…

Lacock Village & Lacock Abbey – Tuesday 18 April
Step back in time at Lacock, which remains largely unspoiled by the trappings of the 21st century. Explore the lime washed half-timbered and stones houses which have featured in the 2007 BBC production of Cranford and the 1995 BBC production of Pride and Prejudice, plus Lacock Abbey in the heart of the pretty village. A leisurely and interesting day out is guaranteed.

Hatchlands Park – Wednesday 26 April
400 acres of sweeping parkland and the classic country house will be yours to explore. Built in the 1750s for naval hero Admiral Edward Boscawen, it has housed wealthy families, a finishing school for girls and even a printing press. Full of seasonal colour all year round, the gardens are imbued with a sense of calm and in the family home, the largest collection of keyboard instruments and a fine collection of paintings are on display.

Powis Castle – Thursday 4 May
Enjoy the harmonious estate of Powis Castle – a medieval castle, fortress and grand country mansion. Over the 400 years, each generation has added to the collection of paintings, furniture and tapestries, and the world-famous garden is laid out in the influence of Italian and French styles with sweeping views across the valley.  

Birmingham Back to Backs – Friday 26 May
Visit the last-surviving cluster of back to back terraced houses in Birmingham, which tell the story of the ordinary people that made Birmingham an extraordinary city. The houses reflect the different families who lived and worked there during their 200-year history. Free time is included at Birmingham where the Bull Ring is within easy walking distance.

Please call our sales team on 0116 278 6374 for further information on all our 2017 day trips to National Trust properties, or view our full listings here.


Last chance to book – Ladies Day at Royal Ascot!

Dress up for the most glamourous day on the sporting and social calendar this year and sample Royal Ascot on Ladies Day for yourself. Founded by Queen Anne in the 1700s, today it guarantees to be one of the most prestigious events of the year with thousands from all over the country making the annual trip for one of the country’s greatest institutions.

While many of the world’s finest racehorses compete for millions of prize money, you can revel in the jubilant atmosphere. You may prefer to take your own picnic when you travel with us to enjoy next to the coach on a grassed area, before heading on to watch the first-rate racing.

Whether you choose from tickets for the Queen Anne Enclosure or the Windsor Enclosure, it is a truly unforgettable day not to be missed.

Prices including tickets for the Queen Anne Enclosure (formerly the Grandstand) are £120.00 per person or the Windsor Enclosure (formerly the Silver Ring) are £79.00 per person. 

Prices are only valid until Wednesday 29th March. After this date, we cannot guarantee tickets due to group rates no longer available.  

Book now and pay a 50% deposit with the balance due by 27th April 2017!

Please click here to make a booking on our day trip to Ladies Day at Royal Ascot on Thursday 22nd June 2017 or call 0116 278 6374 for further information.


New Date Added! Phantom of the Opera Day Trip

Due to popular demand, we have an additional date for our day trip to Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre. We’ve once again secured a top price stalls ticket for the matinee performance.

Having celebrated its 30th anniversary in the West End last year, it’s no surprise it’s one of the all-time favourites; it has won several accolades including three Olivier Awards and seven Tony awards. With exceptional casts, visual effects, stunning costumes and quoted as a “spectacular piece of true theatre”, it continues to reach worldwide audiences. Don’t miss your chance to see Andrew Lloyd Webber’s interpretation of the gothic novel of the same name and its score of hits like ‘Think of Me’ and ‘All I Ask of You’.

Why travel to a West End show with Woods Tours? 

  • Coach travel is a convenient way to travel to London
  • Local pick-up points in Leicester
  • The driver will set you down close to the theatre (as parking restrictions dictate)
  • Cost effective – individual top price tickets plus travel costs may add up to more than our prices

Extra dates for theatre shows are added regularly to our day trip programme, please check our website listings.

Woods Tours have a day trip to Phantom of the Opera on Thursday 27th July 2017. Please click here for more information or to make a booking. 


Spring is just around the corner…Thriplow Daffodils Day Trip

Nothing quite says Spring is nearly upon us like the appearance of Daffodils. So why not celebrate the warmer weather and longer days being just around the corner as we visit Cambridgeshire’s beautiful village Thriplow for its annual Daffodil Weekend?

Ever since 1969, the village has opened private gardens to the public and today is one of the best-loved charity events in the region. Be among the thousands of visitors and amble through the village’s traffic-free lanes and enjoy the friendly atmosphere. There is usually plenty of craft stalls each year to pick up a unique gift, alongside some of the best local food producers and tea and home-made cake, plus vintage vehicles, Morris dancers, Heavy Horses, music and more.

All proceeds go to charitable organisations, and different varieties of daffodils are planted to ensure they’re prepared for all that the weather may throw at us!

Woods Tours have a day trip to Thriplow Daffodils on Sunday 19th March 2017. Please click here for more information or to make a booking. 


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