DAYS OUT WITH GROUPS DIRECT

Days out at are all about having fun. From steam train rides to walking tours and garden visits to guided brewery tours, we cover all areas of Group Travel. If you have an idea that we haven’t thought of, please let us know and we will create a bespoke itinerary just for you!

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OUTSIDE LONDON

The Royal Opera House Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop and Costume Centre are set in the High House Production Park in Purfleet amid beautifully restored historic buildings and landscaped gardens. They are fascinating and inspiring places to visit and learn about the skills behind theatre set construction, design and costume making. You will discover the fascinating world of painters, carpenters and metalworkers as they make the Royal Opera House designers’ vision into reality

As the UK’s favourite 20th Century building, and located at the heart of the UK City of Culture 2021, Coventry Cathedral is a must-see attraction. Following lunch, make your way to the Imperial War Museum Duxford for a self-guided tour of this impressive museum, housing iconic exhibits such as Concorde, Spitfire, Lancaster and Vulcan Bombers. Duxford is also home to The American Air Museum, carefully curated to tell the story of two nations united through war, loss, love and duty. 

 

Based at Laverstoke Mill in leafy rural Hampshire, just 15 miles from Winchester and 60 miles from London, the Bombay Sapphire Distillery is in a conservation area with over 1000 years of history.

As the UK’s favourite 20th Century building, and located at the heart of the UK City of Culture 2021, Coventry Cathedral is a must-see attraction.

Coventry Transport Museum, which opened in 1980, houses a collection of vehicles that is acknowledged as being one of the finest in the world, and the largest in public ownership. The museum tells the story of a city which changed the world through transport. Your group can expect to encounter captivating displays, interactive galleries and highly immersive exhibitions.

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of medieval England; a unique and theatrical introduction to Canterbury and its famous literary connection. With the Norman cathedral still dominating Canterbury’s skyline, this historic Medieval city has been a pilgrimage site for over 800 years since the assassination of Archbishop Thomas Beckett, by Henry II of England, in 1170. Part of the city, including the cathedral, is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

2th - 16th September 2020. Your group will experience the castle rooms decorated by an impressive line-up of international award-winning floral designers. They will also discover a programme of floral demonstrations, specialist talks and daily garden tours, plus a variety of stalls on the Pavilion Lawn where beautiful flowers and garden accessories can be purchased. 

8th - 14th June 2020. Join in with a week of tours, talks and activities all themed to Leeds Castle’s abundance of wildlife and beautiful gardens. Leeds Castle has three gardens: The Princess Alexandra Gardens, The Lady Baillie Mediterranean Garden Terraces and The Culpeper Garden.

23rd - 25th May 2020. Join young King Henry VIII at the Joust and, just as at The Field of Cloth of Gold, cheer on your team when England takes on France in a true competition demonstrating the finest skills of agility, foot combat and horsemanship.  Watch archery and firepower displays throughout your visit, with Tudor music and living history encampments to discover.  

Now owned by the British Racing Drivers’ Club, the 5.9 mile long Silverstone race circuit is located on the site of the former World War II bomber base, RAF Silverstone. 

Visit this beautiful twelve-roomed farmhouse where Anne Hathaway, the wife of William Shakespeare, lived as a child in the village of Shottery in Warwickshire.

With 2020 marking the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, we have created a unique, educational day excursion to Kent. 

Your group will watch a personal demonstration of ‘hand raising’ a pork pie and discover how Melton Mowbray became so famous for pork pies. After building up an appetite sampling the wares, make your way to Oakham, a short 20 minute drive away*, for your 2 course lunch, 

This relaxing and traditional tour includes cruising along the idyllic Loxwood Link section of the canal on the Surrey/West Sussex border. On arrival we have organised a scrumptious Ploughmans lunch with a cup of tea.

Go back in time to the golden age of the silver screen. You will be treated as a VIP as you tuck into popcorn and sip your Prosecco in this intimate venue.

Hovercraft Experience and Lunch

On this epic day out your group will experience the ultimate power of the Hovercraft as you launch from Southsea to the Isle of Wight. Once you arrive in Ryde, on the Isle of Wight, a two course lunch with coffee and mints will be waiting for you. While away the rest of the time either on the beautiful beach of Ryde or in the independent shops in this beautiful town. Why not extend your stay on the Isle of Wight for a night or so?  Talk to our team who can organise this for you.

Ever wondered how gin is made? Join us for a fun and informative tour around our working distillery in Stratford upon Avon. This tour is complimented by a relaxing River cruise with Fish and Chips. We can guarantee you’ll definitely see Stratford’s swans!

‘Picture This! Life Through A Royal Lens’. A new exhibition at Kensington Palace for 2020. Opening on 15 May 2020, Kensington Palace will reveal a new exhibition exploring the British royal family’s enduring relationship with the camera.

Midsomer Murders is as popular now as when the first murder was committed at Badger’s Drift way back in 1997. To date, there have been 105 episodes and 222 deaths, with the television series regularly getting audiences of over 7 million UK viewers.

Discover the heritage and rural beauty of the Lea Valley, whilst cruising aboard a modern, fully licensed vessel that is accessible to all. To start your day, sit down at a local restaurant and enjoy a two course lunch before commencing on your two and a half hour canal cruise. Throughout your cruise, you will have a guided commentary by the friendly skipper.

Now in its seventh year, Call the Midwife regularly captures the hearts of over 10 million viewers who tune in to watch the much-loved programme. However, little do those viewers know that the historic Dockyard Chatham has been the backdrop for many of the show’s most iconic scenes.

Horse-Drawn Canal Cruise and Lunch

This relaxing cruise is the perfect way to see the unspoiled River Wey & Godalming Navigations. The boat will be pulled by one of the heavy horses along both natural river and a canal section and through one of the oldest boat locks in the country. Travel quietly in the time honoured way as generations of river boatmen have throughout history. 

Steam trains and delicious food go hand in hand, so why not spend the day on the Bluebell Railway for this family friendly adventure?

Take a 45 minute underground canal boat trip within Dudley’s limestone caverns before having lunch and free time to explore the Black Country Living Museum.

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