Day Trips
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.