Yes it;s that time of year again! Time to join our friendly, sociable group for a 5 day/4 nights dinner/bed/breakfast at the family owned Clarence House Hotel, Tenby, Arriving 19th November and departing 23rd November 2018.  Owned by the Phillips family for over 70 years, it has a superb sea front location and is a short level walk into Town. All the rooms have the usual mod.cons. tv. hospitality tray, hairdryer etc. A lovely dining room overlooking the sea to Caldy Island and the Seagull Bar to relax and chat.  The Hotel provides extras such as two “Happy Hours”  from 5-6pm and 8pm-9pm. On each evening before dinner there is some kind of reception eg.sherry/mince pies, punch bowl etc. On Thursday there is a soup and sandwich lunch, afternoon entertainment and a cream tea or you are free to wander into Tenby for a look round this attractive, popular town. Set on the western edge of Carmarthen Bay, it has charming Georgian Houses, narrow winding streets, a lovely harbour to explore, a Castle with a small museum, the Walls. and individual shops. There is entertainment each evening and  3 interesting excursions.  You’ll be delighted with a visit from Father Christmas bearing gifts!!! The trip will be organised with Airedale Tours  Price £299 (will be less with group discount) Deposit £60. No Single Supplements. Free Insurance. Seats will be on sale at our table on Tuesday 20th February 2018.




sizergh-db-0550-0017We will start our day with coffee at the Barn, Scorton.  This is a lovely venue set in a beautiful village, in an area of outstanding national beauty.  There is a delightful coffee room,  well stocked gift shop, Garden Centre and is close to other interesting venues in Scorton.  Then we are off to Sizergh Castle, Near Kendal.  The home of the Strickland Family, who still live here but it is now owned by the National Trust.  We will have time to explore the House, with all its’ treasures and Gardens which should be full of Spring surprises and if time allows will visit Lower Sizergh Barn for a last minute cup/glass of something.

WHEN Friday 20th April 2018.  Dep.9.15am  Ret.6pm,.  Price: £21.  National Trust Members £10.20.  Seats will be on sale at our table Tuesday next 13th February 2018.


Hfree-vector-essex_084834_essexave you thought about this year’s holiday yet?  If not, why not consider joining our 5 day/4 nights dinner/bed/breakfast break to Essex, a County of contrasts with historic villages, scenic towns and interesting attractions. It captures the epitome of rural England.  Departing on  Thurs.12.7.18 to Mon.16.7.18.  Staying at the Holiday Inn,Colchester, which is a comfortable Hotel with an indoor swimming pool and Health Club.  This is a proud County, beloved by John Constable who painted many aspects of it.  There are lots of things to see/do and excursions and entrance fees are included in the price.  We will cross over into Suffolk, another beautiful County immortalised by Thomas Gainsborough.  We have a couple of twin rooms available at a cost of £380 per person.  Don’t delay, book to-day! Join our group on this short break.  Full information is available at the Day Trip’s table.


We Kirkgate-Market---Credit-Diana-Jarvis--316x336-will start our day with a visit to Leeds, one of the most vibrant Cities in the North .  beginning by visiting the bustling compact City Centre.  Walk up Briggate with its’ wide choice of shopping from High End Fashion in the Victorian Quarter to quaint yards off with some of the oldest fascinating pubs in the country to explore.  Try Kirkgate Market, the largest under cover market in Europe and this is where M & S began.  The Grade One listed Corn Exchange where you’ll find vintage fashion, quirky gifts and a lovely Cafe.  Grab a sandwich and head for Leeds Minster for their free half hour organ concert at 12.30pm, and imagesrelax and enjoy your lunch  in beautiful surroundings and listening to the music.There are plenty of other choices for some lunch.. You’ll find an  array of interesting Museums, Art Galleries  etc.,  including the Henry Moore Sculpture Museum  Then we will be visiting the Thackray Medical Museum set in an old workhouse. Tracing progress through the ages. We will have a guided tour of a Victorian Street with its sights,smells, stories etc. Discover how treatments have changed over the years. We may even be able to remember some of the old remedies from our own childhood!!

WHEN?  Friday 16th March 2018.  Dep.8.30am Ret.6pm  Price £19 includes guided tour.  Seats will be on sale at our table on Tuesday 9th january 2018. 


We will start our day at Jak Hansons Outlet in Standish.  This is a family owned business selling cut price clothnig, shoes, linen, cards and lots lots more including a Food Hall and Butchers sellling locally produced meat.  Time to visit their Paddock Restaurant for a tea/coffee etc.  Then we will be off to the comfortable Shaw Hill Hotel and Golf Spa in Chorley.  A lovely Hotel set in beautiful grounds which includes a golf course.  Here we will have a 3 course meal in their Vardons Restaurant overlooking the golf course, which has an enviable reputation for good food and the Chefs source as much local food as possible.

When?  Friday 23rd February 2018.  Dep.9.30am  Ret. 4.30pm.  Price £24 includes 3 course lunch.  Seats will be on sale at our table on Tuesday 28h November 2017

Enchanting Essex

free-vector-essex_084834_essexWould you like to join us on our interesting trip to Enchanting Essex? Thurs.12th July 2018 to Mon.16th July 2018. Staying at the Hilton, Eight Ash, Nr.Colchester, for a 5 day/4 night/dinner/bed/ breakfast/including excursions.  The Hotel has all the usual facilities including en suite, tv., tea/coffee making/ hairdryer etc. We have several interesting excursions and full details will be available at our table.

When?   seats will be on sale at our table on Tuesday 10th October 2018. Price £380 Sing.Supp.£80 Deposit £50 Optional Insurance £25 (upper age limit 85)

See the brochure here.


Short Break – Enchanting Essex

Final details are now available for this trip.12th July 2018 to 16th July 2018 at the Hilton Hotel, EightAsh, Nr.Colchester, Essex.  5 days/4 nights DBB + Excursions.  Price £380  Deposit £50  Sing.Supp.£80. Insurance £25 (upper age limit is 85) Bookings will be taken at Day Trips table on Tuesday 10th October 2017 (can’t do it any sooner as we are currently collecting Turkey n Tinsel cheques)

Click here for the brochure.

Short break: 12-16 July 2018

ADVANCE NOTICE Are you thinking about holidays for next year?  You might be interested in our Short Break to Enchanting Essex.  Staying at the Hilton just outside Colchester, for 5 days 4 nights dinner/bed/breakfast. We have a very interesting itinerary which includes trips to Cursborough Hall Farm Countryside Centre en route, a visit to Southend on Sea, tour of a Vineyard with tastings, a visit to Sudbury an ancient market town famous for silk weaving and is where Thomas Gainsborough was born, crossing the border into Suffolk  a visit to Kentwell Tudor Mansion a much loved lived in family home and a rare breeds farm,beautiful gardens, Tip Tree Jam Museum and famous tea rooms and a steam train ride.Visit on the return journey to be arranged.The approximate price to be confirmed is .£380  Sing.Supp. currently being negotiated at around £80 (all entrances included).  Full details will be available soon at the Day Trips Table – watch this space!!