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RHS Hampton Court
RHS Hampton Court
Day
Saturday 10th July 2021
£69
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Experience the world’s largest annual flower show in the setting of one of London's most historic royal palaces. Explore innovative show gardens and snap a picture of the stunning flower displays. Watch demonstrations by celebrity gardeners and chefs around the showgrounds. Plus, get tips on gardening and shop for garden supplies to create your own little oasis at home.


Leaving Stanway at7.30am, Earls Colne 7.45am, Halstead 8am & Braintree 8.20am, depart approx. 5pm.
 
Rutland Water & Barnsdale Gardens
Day
Wednesday 14th July 2021
£54
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A morning cruise on the reservoir, where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery from the water. Tea/coffee included. We will then make the short journey to Barnsdale Gardens. Created by Geoff Hamilton over 13 years for the BBC2's Gardeners' World television programme. There are thirty eight individual gardens in an eight-acre site, for you to meander around. Gorgeous tea room, nursery & don’t forget the shop.


Leaving Stanway at 8am, Earls Colne 8.15am, Halstead 8.30am & Braintree 8.45am. Depart approx. 4.30pm.
 
The Mill At Sonning, Relatively Speaking & 2 Course Lunch
Saturday 17th July 2021
£86
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Greg only met Ginny a month ago but has already made up his mind that she’s the girl for him. When she tells him that she’s going to visit her parents, he decides this is the moment to ask her father for his daughter’s hand. Discovering a scribbled address, he follows her to Buckinghamshire where he finds Philip and Sheila enjoying a peaceful Sunday morning breakfast in the garden, but the only thing is – they’re not Ginny’s parents. Mistaken identities and cross purposes that click and fizz to the end, guarantees two hours of continuous laughter. Beautifully crafted, wonderfully funny and charmingly English.  A delicious two-course meal in the restaurant before the show.


Coach leaves Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne 8.45am, Halstead 9am & Braintree 9.20am.
 
Cinderella
Gillian Lynne Theatre
Evening
Thursday 22nd July 2021
£75
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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s highly anticipated Cinderella is  a complete reinvention of the classic fairy tale and is based on an original idea by Emerald Fennell, the Emmy Award nominated lead scriptwriter. Andrew said: "I have long wanted to write my own version of Cinderella but could never find a take on the classic story that really grabbed me. Emerald Fennell has written something truly exciting and original, and the moment I read her outline I knew I'd found my latest collaborator. I'm very pleased to be working with David Zippel, a hugely witty lyricist, once again.


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Day
Saturday 24th July 2021
£45
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Founded in 1762 it grew plants used for teaching medical students at the University. Now holding a collection of over 8,000 plant species from all over the world and providing a beautiful place for everyone to enjoy a series of wonderful landscapes through which to discover the drama of plant diversity.


Leaving Stanway at 8.45am, Earls Colne 9am, Halstead 9.15am & Braintree 9.30am. Depart approx. 4.30pm.
 
Cambridge For The Day
Day
Saturday 24th July 2021
£35
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Sights or Shop or even a Punt down the River YOU choose


Leaving Stanway at 8.45am, Earls Colne 9am, Halstead 9.15am & Braintree 9.30am. Depart approx. 4.30pm.
 
Wells-next-the-Sea & Blakeney Seals
Day
Wednesday 4th August 2021
£50
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Enjoy time in this charming town with its mix of traditional and contemporary shops. With a busy working harbour, freshly caught seafood is on most menu’s, but you will find a huge range of eateries for lunch. In the afternoon we will travel on to see the seal colony at Blakeney Point which has between 500 to 800 seals. There are grey seals and the common seals which have their pups in July and August. We hope to see the seals at very close quarters from the boat. You should get some great photos and also information from the knowledgeable crew.


Leaving Stanway at 7.50am, Braintree 8.10am & Halstead 8.30am. Departing approx. 4.30pm.
 
It’s Mystery Tour Time
Day
Wednesday 11th August 2021
£42
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It’s Mystery Tour Time
If you have never tried one you really should. There is always something for everyone. An experience you will never forget...
(07.04.21) NOW Wednesday 11th August


Times to be confirmed
 
Dunwich Fish & Chips Lunch & Southwold
Day
Wednesday 18th August 2021
£47
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We arrive in time for our Fish & Chips at Midday. (Please choose on booking, Cod, Plaice or Haddock) We then travel to Southwold where you can wonder around the town, visit the brewery or have fun on the pier.


Leaving Stanway at 9.30am, Earls Colne 9.45am, Halstead 10am & Braintree 10.20am. Departing approx. 4.30pm.
 
St Albans
Saturday 21st August 2021
£36
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St Albans. What will you choose to do? Step back into Roman times, marvel at the spectacular Cathedral and the shrine of Britain’s first saint and an extensive collection of medieval wall paintings. Wander the streets of medieval architecture, explore the historic City to discover independent shops and boutiques, browse the 500-year-old Charter Market, and experience the hospitality of quaint pubs and chic Restaurants & cafes. St Albans Museum & Gallery is a centre for arts and culture, siting in the very heart of the City. Soak up the atmosphere of this grand 19th-century building, with regularly-changing exhibitions and a vibrant programme of events.


Leaving Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne 8.45am, Halstead 9am & Braintree 9.20am, departing approx. 4.30pm.
 
Kew Gardens
Day
Saturday 28th August 2021
Adult £52, Senior £50, Child £40
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Have You been watching Kew Gardens on Channel 5? Now you can go and have a look……..
Breath taking natural beauty, world-class science, and over 260 years of history combine at the Royal Botanic Gardens. There is so much to see including; The beautifully restored Temperate House, home to some of the rarest and most threatened plants in the world. The great Pagoda, standing at almost 50m. Kew Palace, London’s smallest and most intimate royal palace. Discover the extraordinary life of bees in The Hive. Set in a beautiful wildflower meadow, this incredible, 17-metre-tall metallic structure hums and glows, echoing activity in a real bee hive at Kew. Lakes, ponds, beautiful beds, you will never see it all in one day.


Leaving Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne 8.45am, Halstead 9am & Braintree 9.20am Departing approx. 5pm.
 
Bure Valley Railway & Lunch
Day
Wednesday 1st September 2021
£58
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A warm welcome awaits you at the Bure Valley Railway. You will start your journey at Wroxham enjoying a nine mile nostalgic journey by steam through the Norfolk countryside to Aylsham. Where a roast dinner followed by dessert awaits you. There will then be time to browse the station before out return journey to Wroxham.


Leaving Stanway at 8am, Earls Colne, Halstead & Braintree times to be confirmed.
 
Orwell Lady River Cruise With Afternoon Tea
Day
Thursday 23rd September 2021
£72
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Cruise from Ipswich’s Orwell Quay all the way to the Historic Harwich Harbour, the Pilgrim Fathers departure point on the Mayflower and Samuel Pepys’ parliamentary seat. See HMS Ganges at Shotley and the UK’s largest container port at Felixstowe, before our return journey. Approx 3.5 hours A generous traditional treat of sandwiches, cakes and scones, all homemade, served with tea and coffee, buffet-style. There is a bar on board.


Leaving Stanway at 11.50am, Braintree 12.10pm & Halstead 12.30pm. Orwell Lady, departs at 2pm arriving back at the Quay at approx. 5.30pm. We will depart soon after.
 
Mid-Norfolk Railway & Gooderstone Water Gardens
Day
Thursday 23rd September 2021
£66
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Enjoy a train journey on the Mid Norfolk Railway from Wymondham to Dereham. Here you will enjoy a light lunch before we take the coach to our next destination. Gooderstone Water Gardens is a very special place, the Gardens are set in 6 acres of grounds with ponds, a kingfisher hide, a natural trout stream, waterways, bridges, and a tea room, where you will enjoy tea/coffee with cake all included.


Leaving Stanway at 8.35, Braintree 8.55am, Halstead 9.15am. Depart approx. 4.30pm.
 
The Mill At Sonning, Two Into One
Day
Saturday 2nd October 2021
£95
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Includes 2 course Lunch, Ray Cooney is the Master of Farce, the King of Comedy, and here he again delivers an utterly hilarious play that will have you rolling in the aisles and all the way home. If you are a Cabinet Minister in the Government it is not easy to arrange an afternoon of nookie in a London hotel with a young lady. The problem is not so much that the Minister and the young lady are both married (not to each other obviously!) but that the young lady is the personal secretary to the Leader of the Opposition. Richard Wiley (the Cabinet Minister) makes the mistake of enlisting the assistance of his own secretary, George Pigden – a charming Bumbler who gets everything mixed up. Before the end of the evening George’s intervention has resulted in Richard’s wife and the young lady’s husband turning up at the hotel. Add to this a wily waiter, a pompous hotel manager and a puritanical Member of Parliament who crusades against pornography and you have all the ingredients of a Cooney comedy which soon escalates into delicious farce.


Leaving Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne 8.45am, Halstead 9am & Braintree 9.20am.
 
Scotney Castle
Day
Wednesday 6th October 2021
£48
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National Trust Members £36 This Kent garden is like a landscape painting with drama and romance. From a stunning vista of the old castle glimpsed through a swathe flowers to colourful reflections in the moat. The House is crammed with paintings, textiles, furniture and books the house feels like the last owner Betty has just popped out to the shops.


Leaving Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne 8.45am, Halstead 9am & Braintree 9.20am Departing approx. 4.30pm.
 
The Cotswolds In Autumn Tints
Day
Wednesday 13th October 2021
£44
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The beautiful Cotswolds in all its Autumn glory. Take in the beautiful colours of Autumn as well as the delightful Cotswolds villages. Our first official stop is Burford then travelling on via Stow on the Wold, Moreton in Marsh, Bourton on the Hill, Chipping Campden before our stop at Broadway. Travelling on our last stop with be Bourton on the Water, departing approx. 5pm. As always this will be dependant on weather & traffic.


Departing Stanway at 8am, Earls Colne 8.15, Halstead 8.30am & Braintree 8.50am.
 
Pretty Woman
Savoy Theatre
Evening
Wednesday 20th October 2021
£66
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(14.04.21) NEW DATE Wednesday 20th October 2021

GET READY TO FALL IN LOVE
One of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic stories of all time is now coming to the West End! Pretty Woman: The Musical features direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), an original score by Grammy® winner Bryan Adams and his long time song writing partner Jim Vallance (“Summer of ’69”, “Heaven”) and a book by the movie’s legendary director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J.F. Lawton.


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Classical Spectacular
The Royal Albert Hall
Evening
Thursday 4th November 2021
£88, £50 deposit required.
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Celebrating 150 years of the Royal Albert Hall. No other show presents such a magnificent combination of the very best in classical music and state of the art technology. Ranging from a flood of pure white light to electrifying multi-coloured laser displays, the dazzling special effects bring to life the scenes and moods evoked by each glorious piece changing the way you experience classical music forever. Seats are in the Stalls.


Leaving Stanway at 3.30pm, Earls Colne 3.45pm, Halstead 4pm & Braintree 4.20pm.
 
Back To The Future
Adelphi Theatre
Evening
Thursday 18th November 2021
£85 (£50 deposit)
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When Marty McFly finds himself transported back to 1955 in a time machine built by the eccentric scientist Doc Brown, he accidentally changes the course of history. Now he’s in a race against time to fix the present, escape the past and send himself… back to the future. Hit songs from the movie including The Power of Love, Johnny B. Goode, Earth Angel and Back in Time. The show includes flashing lights, strobe effects, smoke and pyrotechnics throughout.


Coach leaves Stanway at 3.30pm, Earls Colne 3.45pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Thursford Matinee
Thursford
Matinee
Friday 3rd December 2021
£88
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Thursford Matinee. With 2 course Lunch. Friday 4th OR Monday 21st December.
This year we are including a 2 course lunch at The Olde Windmill Inn, Great Cressingham. Please choose from the following;

Traditional Roast Turkey with all the trimmings.
Country Cumberland Pie with roast potatoes and veg of the day.
Grilled Cumberland Sausage Ring with mashed potato & peas.
Salmon, Lemon & Dill Fishcakes with chipped potatoes & peas.
Country Vegetable Hot Pot, served with a selection of veg

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Traditional Christmas Pudding & Brandy Sauce.
Cherry Bakewell Tart with Custard.
Zesty Lemon Meringue Pie with Cream & Raspberry Coulis.

Experience the glitz and glamour of the biggest Christmas Show in the UK. The three hour festive extravaganza is jam-packed with music, dance, variety and amazing costumes performed by 130 professionals, in a stunning Christmas setting amongst traction engines, mechanical organs and traditional merry-go-rounds.


Pickups from Stanway, Earls Colne, Halstead & Braintree, times to be confirmed.
 
Mather Bourne’s NUTCRACKER
Saddlers Wells
Evening
Thursday 9th December 2021
£74
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It’s a Nutcracker! like no other, adored by critics and audiences alike. With Bourne’s trademark wit, pathos and magical fantasy Nutcracker! follows Clara’s bittersweet journey from a darkly comic Christmas Eve at Dr. Dross’ Orphanage, through a shimmering, ice-skating winter wonderland to the scrumptious candy kingdom of Sweetieland, influenced by the lavish Hollywood musicals of the 1930’s. Tchaikovsky’s glorious score and Anthony Ward’s delectable sets and costumes combine with Bourne’s dazzling choreography to create a fresh and charmingly irreverent interpretation of the traditional Christmas favourite. Expect a sprinkling of delicious new surprises in this reinvented production for 2020.


Coach leaves Stanway at 3.30pm, Earls Colne 3.45pm, Halstead 4pm & Braintree 4.20pm.
 
Sonning, Top Hat With 2 Course Lunch
Sonning
Matinee
Saturday 11th December 2021
£96
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Sonning, Top Hat with 2 Course Lunch. Top Hat brings the glamour of Hollywood’s golden age and the magic of the world famous dance partnership of Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers to the stage. This 2011 musical based on the 1935 film of the same name, tells the story of Broadway sensation Jerry Travers who dances his way across Europe to win the heart of society girl Dale Tremont. With an uplifting and entertaining script, this show celebrates 1930s song, style and romance. Underpinning every scene are Irving Berlin’s magnificent songs including Puttin’ on the Ritz, Cheek to Cheek, Isn’t This A Lovely Day, and of course, Top Hat, White Tie & Tails. As usual our talented creative team will put together stunning settings, sparkling costumes, heavenly choreography, a tip-top cast all wrapped up with – as Irving Berlin says – “music and love and romance; let’s face the music and dance!”


Coach leaves Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne 8.45am, Halstead 9am & Braintree 9.20am.
 
Thursford Matinee
Thursford
Matinee
Monday 20th December 2021
£88
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Thursford Matinee With 2 course Lunch. Friday 4th OR Monday 21st December.
This year we are including a 2 course lunch at The Olde Windmill Inn, Great Cressingham. Please choose from the following;

Traditional Roast Turkey with all the trimmings.
Country Cumberland Pie with roast potatoes and veg of the day.
Grilled Cumberland Sausage Ring with mashed potato & peas.
Salmon, Lemon & Dill Fishcakes with chipped potatoes & peas.
Country Vegetable Hot Pot, served with a selection of veg

***
Traditional Christmas Pudding & Brandy Sauce.
Cherry Bakewell Tart with Custard.
Zesty Lemon Meringue Pie with Cream & Raspberry Coulis.

Experience the glitz and glamour of the biggest Christmas Show in the UK. The three hour festive extravaganza is jam-packed with music, dance, variety and amazing costumes performed by 130 professionals, in a stunning Christmas setting amongst traction engines, mechanical organs and traditional merry-go-rounds.


Pickups from Stanway, Earls Colne, Halstead & Braintree, times to be confirmed.
 
FROZEN The Musical
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Evening
Thursday 6th January 2022
£80, Deposit £45
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The magical world of Arendelle comes to life with all of your favourite characters and songs to tell a story of love, hope and knowing yourself. Watch as the sisters who melted the hearts of people around the world cast their spell on the West End. Your favourite songs from the film combined with a brand new score from Grammy® and Academy-Award®-winning 'Let It Go' song writing duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. The set design, special effects and costumes come together in a breath taking wonderland. Seats are in the Dress Circle.


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm. For 7pm start.
 
GET UP! STANDUP! THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL
Lyric Theatre
Evening
Thursday 13th January 2022
£75 (deposit £50)
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From the hills of rural Jamaica, armed only with his overwhelming talent and righteous beliefs, Bob Marley  applied himself with resolute determination to achieve international acclaim for his prophetic musical message a gospel of love and unity. With unlimited access to Marley’s platinum-selling catalogue of music, the multi award-winning team of Lee Hall (writer), Clint Dyer (director) and Arinzé Kene (playing Bob Marley) capture the rebellious spirit and story of this universal icon. 


Coach leaves Stanway at 3.30pm, Earls Colne 3.45pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Pretty Woman
Savoy Theatre
Evening
Thursday 3rd February 2022
£66
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(03.06.21) NEW DATE Thursday 3rd February 2022

GET READY TO FALL IN LOVE
One of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic stories of all time is now coming to the West End! Pretty Woman: The Musical features direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), an original score by Grammy® winner Bryan Adams and his long time song writing partner Jim Vallance (“Summer of ’69”, “Heaven”) and a book by the movie’s legendary director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J.F. Lawton.


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
The Drifters Girl
Garrick Theatre
Evening
Thursday 17th February 2022
£70
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They were The Drifters. She was the boss. This is their story. Beverley Knight stars as Faye Treadwell, the legendary manager of The Drifters, who, alongside her husband, fought for three decades to turn Atlantic Records' hottest vocal group into a global phenomenon. From the highs of hit records and sell out tours to the lows of legal battles and personal tragedy, The Drifters Girl charts the trailblazing efforts of the world’s first African American, female music manager and how she refused to ever give up on the group she loved. Thirty years, and hundreds of hit songs later, there is no doubt that Faye Treadwell was and always will be, The Drifters Girl. some of the most iconic songs in history, including Save The Last Dance For Me, Under The Boardwalk, Kissin' In The Back Row of the Movies, Stand By Me, Come on Over to my Place and Saturday Night at the Movies. The Drifters Girl is one musical you will never forget.


Leaving Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.