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Memorable Occasions

BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace

This popular event combines all the tradition of the UK's best country fairs with the editorial and presentation of one of the BBC's flagship programmes. Explore every aspect of the British countryside through exciting live arena shows, talks, hands-on activities, animal displays, farming in action, shopping with more than 600 food and craft producers and even a great British pub garden all adding up to a fun, inspiring and informative day out.

Date: 02/08/2019
Bird-watching at Rutland Water, with Ashley Grove

Join Warwickshire born Wildlife Expert Ashley Grove to the Wildlife Trusts reserve at Rutland Water, covers some 1000 acres of varied habitat, attracting a diverse mix of birdlife throughout the year. Famous for playing a big part in the reintroduction of the Osprey to England, the birds that now nest at Rutland annually, will be busy at this time, fishing to feed their hungry offspring.

Date: 24/06/2019
Black Country Living Museum 40's Special

Expect a nostalgic journey back to the sights and sounds of wartime Britain, as the Black Country Living Museum hosts its annual '1940's Weekend' - Where vintage vehicles, 40's civilians, army personnel and air raid sirens fill the streets. With identity cards in hand, you'll step through military checkpoints and head back in time as we explore an electric wartime atmosphere of entertainment, food and fashion.

Date: 14/07/2019
Blackpool Illuminations with Guide

Blackpool is wonderful at any time, but during the Illuminations it is simply out of this world - an electric extravaganza to take your breath away! At 10 kilometres long, and using over one million bulbs, the Blackpool Illuminations are an awesome spectacle.

Date: 16/10/2019
Bombay Sapphire Distillery tour & Winchester

A visit the Bombay Sapphire Distillery at Laverstoke Mill, to uncover the secrets of the world’s premier gin manufacturer.

Date: 24/05/2019
Bristol International Air Balloon Fiesta 2019

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is Europe’s largest annual meeting of hot air balloons, attracting over 130 Hot Air Balloons from across the globe.

Date: 10/08/2019
Burghley House With Afternoon Tea & Stamford

Captured in time by its conservation status, the old wool town of Stamford, in Lincolnshire, retains much of its olde-worlde charm and prosperity. Many buildings have been built from local Lincolnshire limestone, giving the town a unique appearance.

Date: 04/07/2019
Cockney Fun Matinee, East London

Enjoy a fabulous afternoon of top class Cockney entertainment on board the 'Tereza-Joanne' moored in the Royal Docks in London's East End. This beautifully appointed venue has level access to the bar, performance area and dance floor with fantastic city skyline views. Enjoy a warm hearted and fun afternoon with a multi-talented Cockney singer !

Date: 03/09/2019
Cricket at the Kia Oval with Tour & Afternoon Tea

Sun 19 Aug 2018: A Day Trip to watch the Cricket at the Kia Oval with a tour & Afternoon Tea with Johnsons Coaches

Date: 23/09/2019
Daks Over Normandy - Imperial War Museum, Duxford

A once in a lifetime event, a number of DC-3's and C-47's will assemble together, preparing for the crossing of the English Channel, later in the day, for the 75th commemoration of D-Day.

Date: 05/06/2019
Elton John's Farewell to Yellow Brick Road

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!

Date: 09/11/2020
Elton John's Farewell to Yellow Brick Road

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!

Date: 11/11/2020
Liverpool - A Musical History Tour, Merseyside

Liverpool's Albert Dock area offers an interesting array of waterfront shops, cafes and museums, together with many reminders of its past. We start the day with a fascinating boat trip on the River Mersey, followed by free time for lunch. We then join a local guide to commence our on-board Musical History Tour which includes passing the childhood homes of famous stars, pausing at well-known TV and Film locations, as well as Penny Lane, Strawberry Field and the birth places of The Beatles.

Date: 25/09/2019
Longleat 'Sky Safari'

The skies above Wiltshire are set to be filled with dozens of spectacular hot air balloons as Longleat stages its annual Sky Safari extravaganza. Following on from the popularity of last year's event, organisers are hoping this year's will be the largest annual event of its kind in the UK with over 100 balloons scheduled to take part. Hot air balloons of all shapes and sizes, including Longleat's very own 'flying lion' will be making a series of mass ascents into the sky above the estate.

Date: 15/09/2019
Ludlow Food and Drink Festival, Shropshire

The castle square, with its traditional open-air market and the town's historic Castle provide the perfect backdrop for this popular festival. This small town has a large reputation for good food and drink, and will feature well over 100 quality small independent food and drink producers from the Marches, the England-Wales border country.

Date: 13/09/2019
Oxfordshire Villages & Midsomer Murders Tour

If you're a fan of the Midsomer Murders books and TV series, you'll know Midsomer County as the home of traditional pubs, village greens and Sunday afternoon cricket. These South Oxfordshire locations are the real stars of the show and we explore many of them, escorted by a knowledgeable Blue Badge Guide.

Date: 28/06/2019
Royal Ascot Ladies Day - 'Queen Anne' Enclosure

One of the great days out in the English social calendar. Enter into the excitement and elegance of Ladies Day at Royal Ascot, a fabulous opportunity to don your finery and mingle amongst the extraordinary hats, providing a backdrop to the electricity of the Race Meeting.

Date: 20/06/2019
Royal Ascot Ladies Day - 'Windsor' Enclosure

One of the great days out in the English social calendar. Enter into the excitement and elegance of Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot - a fabulous opportunity to put on your finery and mingle amongst the extraordinary hats, providing a backdrop to the electricity of the Race Meeting.

Date: 20/06/2019
Spinnaker Tower with Cream Tea & Harbour Cruise

Soaring 170m above Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent, Spinnaker Tower is taller than the London Eye, Blackpool Tower and Big Ben. Situated on the waterfront at Gunwharf Quays, it offers amazing 360º panoramic views of Portsmouth Harbour, the South coast and the Isle of Wight, with views stretching out for up to 23 miles

Date: 26/06/2019
Strictly Tea Dance

Join us for a memorable afternoon, part show but also part traditional tea-dance, on board the 'Tereza-Joanne', moored in London's East End. This beautifully appointed venue has level access to the bar, performance area and dance floor with fantastic city skyline views. Whether you want to sit back and enjoy watching or fancy getting up to dance, there is something for everyone in this gentle afternoon's entertainment.

Date: 21/08/2019
The Great Dorset Steam Fair

The fair is probably the leading event of its type in the world. The show, on a mammoth 500-acre site, recreates English country life as it was in the late 1800's and early 1900's. The extraordinary spectacle includes 200 working steam engines, 100 fairground organs, 50 showmen's engines, old time steam fun fair, vintage tractors, cars and motorcycles.

Date: 25/08/2019
The Royal Welsh Show, Powys

Set on the permanent site in Builth Wells, the Show has been held for over 100 years and is a great day out. There will be displays of top quality livestock, over 1,000 trade stands selling produce and handicrafts, along with main ring entertainment and attractions.

Date: 24/07/2019
World Championship Road Race Start- Day Trip

Sun 22 Sept 2019: See the first ever mixed team time trial at the UCI World Road Race Championships in Yorkshire

Date: 22/09/2019

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