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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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. 

 

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.

Treat your group to a lazy lunch cruise, with good food and great views of London’s iconic sights from the river Thames. Your 1 hour 45 minute river cruise, with live commentary, gives you plenty of time to enjoy both the view and the company of your group. 
 

Following a 2 course lunch in a nearby restaurant, make your way to Joiner Street where you will gain access to one of London’s favourite attractions.  Formally inaugurated on the 5th July 2012, London’s tallest building, The Shard, came to life. Standing proudly 1,016 ft above London Bridge Street in South London, The Shard was the vision of one man, Co-Owner and Developer, Irvine Sellar.
 

Go deep into the heart of the UK’s largest sports and music venue to those areas usually reserved for the biggest names in sport and music. Your tour will include the ‘Crossbar Exhibition’ and ‘Walk of Legends’, the changing rooms, press conference room, players’ tunnel, pitch-side, Royal Box and a photograph with the FA Cup.

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.

Discover the beauty beneath your skin at BODY WORLDS London, the original display of real human bodies, now in its permanent flagship home on Piccadilly Circus. 

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

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.

London Transport Museum, located in the heart of Covent Garden, explores the story of London and its transport system over the last 200 years, highlighting the powerful link between transport and the growth of modern London, culture and society since 1800. 

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 UNESCO World Heritage Site has almost 1000 years of intriguing tales to tell. Your group will meet the Yeoman Warders, better known as the Beefeaters, marvel at the fabulous finery of the Crown Jewels and discover an unrivalled collection of royal arms and armour in the iconic White Tower, dating back to 1075. They will also be able to explore all the roles this impressive building has had to play throughout the centuries – from medieval palace and fortress to infamous prison and execution site. 

THE LOVELIEST CASTLE IN THE WORLD. Three featured events: The Golden Joust, Garden & Wildlife Week and the Festival of Flowers.

We love Kew Gardens. All year round we send Group bookers to these relaxing and educational gardens where the views and smells will brighten up your day no matter what the weather is doing.

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.

This new tour includes a guided visit to The Clink! The name ‘Clink’ seems to have been attached to the prison in the 14th century.

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.

Finally, it's your chance to step inside this amazing venue which has been reopened due to popular demand and following a massive £50 million renovation.

This fascinating day excursion includes an informative and entertaining Blue Badge Guided tour of the Inns of Court, following a delicious three course lunch with a drink.
The Inns of Court are totally unique in ambience and character and there really is nowhere else quite like them in the whole of London, if not in the whole of England.

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.

A tranquil oasis in the heart of London’s bustling Camden Lock. Board your traditional canal boat to explore London’s historic and picturesque Regents Canal before enjoying a delicious Fish and Chip lunch, which is an experience in itself!

Explore the famous Highgate Cemetry, with a fascinating 90-minute guided tour of the West Wing. You will also have free time to wander the East Wing, and see graves of famous people such as Karl Marx. Includes a 2 course lunch.

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!

Learn about Queen Victoria’s long and extraordinary life in her own words at the Victoria Revealed exhibition at Kensington Palace, London. Inspired by the Queen’s own journals and featuring displays of personal objects in the rooms where she once lived, this exhibition gives an intimate account of Queen Victoria’s fascinating life.

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.

H. Forman & Son remains a family concern, the last of the original London smokehouses. It is not every day that you can witness a Guinness World Record Salmon Carver in action. Don’t miss your chance to see Darren Matson in action on this “outstanding” tour of the H. Forman and Son’s famous smokehouse. 

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.

Go on a journey of discovery to find out the history of Beefeater London Gin, followed by a fish and chip lunch, followed by a visit to the Imperial War Museum, where you have free time to explore the newly created galleries.

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?

Begin your day by enjoying lunch onsite at Hampton Court Palace. You have two options for lunch - either a hot bowl of soup served with a roll, cake and soft drink or a fresh sandwich with cake and a soft drink - before having free time to explore this fascinating site. Hampton Court Palace is one of the two surviving palaces out of the many owned by King Henry VIII and is full of history.