Day Trips
It’s Mystery Tour Time
Wednesday 7th April 2021
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If you have never tried one you really should.
There is always something for everyone.
An experience you will never forget...

Times to be confirmed
Rutland Water Cruise & Barnsdale Gardens
Wednesday 21st April 2021
Last few places left!
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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.
Bure Valley Railway & Lunch
Wednesday 28th April 2021
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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 9am & Braintree times to be confirmed.
Pashley Manor Tulip Festival
Saturday 1st May 2021
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Carpeted with over 35, 000 tulips, creating stunning scenes for us all to enjoy. One hundred and eight varieties of tulip are planted in colour themed garden ‘rooms’. Wander from elegant displays of white lily flowered and palest cream classic tulips planted around an old brick terrace, to the open space of sweeping herbaceous borders covered in a riot of reds and oranges surrounded by tendrils of bronze fennel, or romantic soft pink peony flowered blooms cloistered between red brick walls and pleached pear trees. Follow the winding paths down to the woodland, where the Bluebell Walk is often in flower around the same time as the tulips. Pashley Manor is on the border of Sussex and Kent.

Leaving Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne 8.45am, Halstead 9am & Braintree 9.20am, departing approx. 4pm.
RHS Hampton Court
RHS Hampton Court
Saturday 10th July 2021
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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.