See our full selection of day trips available in alphabetical order from shopping trips to historic houses there is something for everyone!
Mon 16th Mar 2020: A day to discover two of the most royally linked buildings in the capital. Our first stop, The Banqueting House, was created as an area to provide court entertainment so hosted a number of masques with dancing taking place beneath the Rubens-painted ceiling.
Tue 18 Feb OR Fri 7 Aug 2020: The historic and mind-blowing city of Bath is home to many world famous monuments, including the ancient Roman Baths and the breathtaking Abbey. This City resembles all that is wonderful about English heritage with many different hotels, restaurants and attractions to visit.
Wed 18th Mar 2020: Chiswick House is one of the earliest examples of Neo-Classical design in England and it’s gardens are the birthplace of the English Landscape movement. Step inside, as part of the Guided House Tour, to see architecture inspired by ancient Rome with key items of designer furniture as well as a rich collection of Old Master paintings.
Sunday 19th January 2020: Prepare to be spellbound as you watch this dazzling array of circus styles from around the world. Originally founded by 2 street performers, Cirque du Soleil is now the largest theatrical producer in the world. Each performance is famous for its lack of animals and for being the modern contemporary show that appears today.
Mon 9 Nov 2020: Elton John is performing his final tour after deciding to concentrate on spending time with his family. The tour will consist of more than 300 shows across five continents around the world. With a huge stage production, you will be taken on a musical and highly visual journey spanning his 50 year career of hits like no-one has seen before!
Wed 11 Nov 2020: Elton John is performing his final tour after deciding to concentrate on spending time with his family. The tour will consist of more than 300 shows across five continents around the world. With a huge stage production, you will be taken on a musical and highly visual journey spanning his 50 year career of hits like no-one has seen before!
Mon 9th Mar 2020: Situated on the outskirts of Wrexham, Erddig is one of the UK’s finest stately homes, a Grade I listed property, now owned by National Trust. Previous owners, the Yorke family had an unusually high regard for the servants and staff who looked after the house so the tour, which starts 'below stairs' tells the story, over 200 years, through an impressive collection of portraits, photographs and verses.
'Downton Abbey' is opening its doors again for a movie version in September 2019! Join us on our special springtime dates to Highclere Castle, more lovingly known as Downton Abbey, and follow in the footsteps of the Crawley family and their servants on this real life film set.
Wed 26th Feb 2020: Discover beautiful landscapes with glasshouses with such a vast range of rare and beautiful plants, there is plenty to see. We visit during the Orchid Festival, a spectacular display of colour. Explore the exotic world of orchids and tropical plants and find out about the importance of these beautiful and diverse species.
Thurs 21st May 2020: Based on P L Travers' Mary Poppins children's books, the childhood favourite 1964 Disney film, and, of course the new sequel, this practically perfect revival returns to its original home at the Prince Edward almost 15 years after it first premiered! A joint production between Cameron Mackintosh and the Walt Disney company, it's the must see musical of the moment.
Wed 22nd Jan 2020: A truly iconic day out with a difference to visit Concorde – the Flagship of the British Airways fleet – at Manchester Airport. See where the Queen sat during the guided tour. With extended time in the flight deck, it’s a great opportunity for you to marvel at Concorde’s unique aviation engineering. You’ll be taken underneath the aircraft to explore the ground-breaking technology behind the supersonic airline.
Wed 25th Mar 2020: Bentley Priory Museum tells the fascinating story of how the beautiful Grade II listed house became the location of Headquarters Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain in 1940. After watching a short award-winning film, join the guided tour to discover stories of leadership, courage and technology and how the Battle was won as Britain’s darkest hour then became her finest.
Tues 11th Feb 2020: Discover a fascinating collection of clocks, watches and other timepieces, the Museum of Timekeeping explores the story of time past, present and future. Located at the home of the British Horological Institute at Upton Hall, the working museum is where you’ll be able to see everything from tiny watches to enormous church clock mechanisms – most of which are still in action!
Fri 6th Mar 2020: Discover five centuries of communications history to life. With the help of our Blue Badge Guide we start our walking/coach tour, highlighting reminders of the historical Penny Post network. Discover the old parish markings, street and shop signs used to deliver the letters before the use of house numbers and postcodes.
Mon 13th Jan, Mon 20th Jan, Mon 27th Jan, Mon 3rd Feb or Mon 2nd Mar 2020: A cultural day out to celebrate the centenary of the discovery that captivated the world! The largest collection of King Tutankhamun's treasures ever to travel out of Egypt can be seen in London's Saatchi Gallery. 60 of the 150 original artefacts appearing will be on their first journey outside of Egypt so should not be missed!