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Day Excursions 2020


Unless otherwise stated, for all excursions:

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




Historic Dedham & lunch at the Bull  Friday 17th April 2020    ***POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK***

Today’s tour takes us via Bures and Sudbury, to the attractive village of Long Melford, with its magnificent broad High Street, lined with a variety of timber framed and Georgian brick houses. We enjoy lunch at the well-respected Bull Hotel, before making our way, via picturesque Monks Eleigh and ancient Hadleigh, to the attractive village of Dedham, in the heart of Constable Country, with its main street lined with Georgian-fronted houses, old inns, tearooms and a large art/crafts centre.

Includes two-course lunch with tea/coffee. Adult/S.C: £42.95                 (Not B & S)


Hever Castle Tulip Celebration with lunch Thursday 23rd April 2020   ***POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK***

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 the length of the gardens towards the Loggia and the lake. The striking blooms continue inside the Castle, with tulip displays by in-house florist Pamela Brise. We enjoy an included two-course lunch, with wine/soft drink, followed by tea/coffee, and will be able to go on a self-guided trail to view the tulips or take part in one of the guided tours with a member of the gardening team (includes meal, tour, entrance to castle & gardens). Adults/SC: £59.95


The Chelsea Pensioners “Scarlet Tour” Monday 4th May 2020 ***POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK***

Today we visit the Royal Hospital Chelsea in the heart of London, the 300-year-old home to the iconic Chelsea Pensioners. The Royal Hospital is a Grade I and II listed site, a beautiful architectural legacy left to the nation by Charles II and Sir Christopher Wren. We take a guided walking tour, led by a resident Chelsea Pensioner, and discover the history behind this unique national institution and hear the captivating stories of the inhabitants - both past and present – we also learn what life is like for today’s veterans. There will be time allowed to visit the museum & gift shop (includes guided tour). Refreshments may be purchased from the on-site catering facilities prior to, and after, the tour.

Payment in full on booking. Adult/S.C: £57.95


Spring Tour with lunch on the Green Friday 15th May 2020 ***POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK***

Our circular spring 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 restaurant and multitude of gifts & items for the home (includes main, dessert, tea/coffee). Adults/SC: £44.95                                    (Not B & S)


American Cemetery, Cambridge & Coton Orchard Monday 18th May 2020 ***POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK***

Our tour today takes us into Cambridgeshire where we visit the popular Coton Orchard Garden Centre, before making our way to the nearby American War Cemetery, a place of reflection covering 30 acres with over 3000 graves and 5000 names of the missing. After our guided tour and time in the visitor centre, we head for the university city of Cambridge, beautifully situated on the River Cam, where we spend the afternoon at leisure. Adult/S.C: £31.95


Wrest Park…a Secret Garden Revealed Tuesday 9th June 2020

Today’s excursion takes us to beautiful Wrest Park in Bedfordshire, an estate which has been recently revived by English Heritage after decades of neglect and is one of their latest star attractions. As one of Britain's largest and most important 'secret gardens', this wonderful 90-acre historic landscape with formal gardens and a French-style mansion is well worth a visit. Our morning coffee stop is at the fabulous Van Hage Garden Centre, which has a large restaurant and is full-to-the-brim with a treasure-trove of exciting gifts and practical ideas for gardeners and home lovers (includes admission to Wrest Park). 

Adult: £47.95        S.C: £46.95      EH Members: £35.50


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.



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