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Day Excursions 2022 - Preview (subject to change)


Unless otherwise stated, for all excursions:

£10pp deposit & balance due 6 weeks prior to departure



Snowdrops & the Bake Off Saturday 19th February 2022

Join us at Welford Park, in Berkshire, a privately owned estate that only opens its gates to the public during the Snowdrop season.The estate’s other “claim to fame” is that it was the home to TV’s Great British Bake Off for several years…walk in the footsteps of judges Paul Hollywood & Prue Leith, and presenters, Noel Fielding & Sandi Toksvig, while admiring the carpet of delicate white blooms on this lovely excursion that proved so popular in the past.

The Snowdrop cafe, serving delicious homemade fayre, will be open for refreshments & lunch. There is also a gift shop selling Snowdrop themed gifts for the home and other items (includes admission to the gardens/grounds, hot drink) Adult/SC: £46.95. Balance due in full on booking


The Orchid Festival at Kew Gardens Tuesday 1st March 2022

Join us at wonderful Kew Gardens for their annual Orchid Festival and be amazed by the vibrant beauty of the many varieties displayed in the tropical paradise of the Princess of Wales Conservatory. There will also be the opportunity to explore the remainder of the gardens and discover how Kew is helping to save endangered plant species (includes admission to Kew) Adult: £54.95 S.C: £52.95.  Balance due in full on booking


Strictly’s Anton & Erin…Showtime Saturday 12th March 2022 (2.30pm perf)

Join the nation’s favourite ballroom couple on their brand new tour. SHOWTIME is a glittering celebration that pays tribute to some of the world’s greatest icons of entertainment as Anton & Erin present world class dance inspired by an array of classic performers including Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Charlie Chaplin, Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Liza Minelli, Elton John and many more. With stunning costumes, fabulous live vocals and a high-energy West End dance ensemble.

Get ready for Anton & Erin ... It’s SHOWTIME! Cliffs Pavilion, Southend Adult/S.C: £75. Balance due in full on booking


Singin’ in the Rain Wednesday 6th April 2022 (2.30pm perf)

A smash-hit at Chichester Festival Theatre and in the West End, Jonathan Church’s critically acclaimed production of Singin’ in the Rain is back to make a splash in 2022. Journey back to the glamour of Hollywood during the roaring 20’s. Silent movie star Don Lockwood has it all, a string of hit films and a studio-engineered romance with the most beautiful actress in town. What Don doesn’t know is that the silver screen is about to find its voice, and a chance meeting with a talented young chorus girl set to steal his heart promises to change both Don, and Hollywood, forever. Andrew Wright’s high-energy choreography and Simon Higlett’s sumptuous set design (including over 14,000 litres of water on stage every night) combine with the charm, romance and wit of one of the world’s best- loved films. Singin’ in the Rain features the glorious MGM score including Good Morning, Make ‘em Laugh, Moses Supposes and the legendary Singin’ in the Rain. Don’t save it for a rainy day, book your tickets now! Cliffs Pavilion, Southend . Balance due in full on booking

Adult/S.C: £65


Hever Castle Tulip Celebration with lunch Thursday 21st April 2022

The stunning Hever Castle Tulip Celebration, described as “a hidden gem”, is arguably one of the best in Kent. The garden is alive with over fifty different varieties of this springtime favourite, with the Italian Garden playing host to the largest of the tulip planting displays forming a kaleidoscope of colours fanning down towards the Loggia and the lake. The striking blooms continue inside the Castle, with displays by florist Pamela Brise. We enjoy an included two-course lunch, with wine/soft drink, followed by tea/coffee, and will have time to view the tulips at leisure, or to take part in one of the guided tours with a member of the gardening team (includes 2-course meal, tour, entrance to castle & gardens)

Adult/S.C: £64.95


Spring Blossoms & lunch on the Green Wednesday 27th April 2022

Our Spring Blossoms tour takes us through Chipping Ongar, Fyfield, the Rodings, Great Dunmow and Medieval Thaxted, with its 15th Century Guildhall and restored windmill, to beautiful Finchingfield, renowned for its picture-postcard village green, duck pond and post mill.  After a lovely carvery lunch in Winner’s Tea Rooms, we return home via Steeple Bumpstead, Baythorne End, Great Yeldham, Sible Hedingham, Halstead & Earls Colne, stopping at Mill Race, one of the largest garden centres in Essex, with its multitude of gifts & items for the home (includes main, dessert, tea/coffee). Price to be advised – please call to make a provisional reservation                         (Not B & S)



Note: For Day Excursions marked (Not B & S) we are unable to pick up in Shenfield or Brentwood, apologies for any inconvenience. If you live in these areas, your nearest boarding point would be Mountnessing. However, all Holidays and Short breaks include Shenfield & Brentwood pick ups.