Morgan Car Factory Tour With Lunch
Wednesday 21st March 2018
£70
 
If you think you don't have an interest in motor cars, then you can't have visited the Morgan Car Factory, where each vehicle is hand crafted using just three core elements: Ash, Aluminium and leather. The craftsmanship and design of these awe-inspiring cars will leave you wanting to put your name on the year long waiting list for your own, totally hand-made, Morgan Car. We would suggest you don't make an impulse purchase on an empty stomach, so take the time to think about your possible investment over lunch, followed by tea and cake.
 
The Bluebell Railways, Golden Arrow
Sunday 15th April 2018
£118
 
The train recreates the fabulous Golden Arrow which once linked London and with the style and panache which made it one of the most glamorous and famous trains in the world. On board you will enjoy fine food and wine served to the standards of yesteryear, 3 courses for you to sit back and enjoy.


Leaving Stanway at 9am, Earls Colne 9.15am, Halstead 9.30am & Braintree 9.50am. Dress is smart no jeans or trainers. (£60 deposit)
 
CILLA - THE MUSICAL
Norwich
Matinee
Wednesday 18th April 2018
£65
 
The extraordinary life of the ordinary teenage girl from Liverpool, Priscilla White, and her rocky, yet incredible, rise to fame. By the age of just 25 she was recognised as International singing star Cilla Black and would go on to become Britain's favourite television entertainer headlining series' of Blind Date, Surprise Surprise and many more. The musical score is the ultimate soundtrack to the 60's including Cilla's greatest hits Anyone Who Had a Heart, Alfie and Something Tells Me, alongside a backdrop of the legendary 'Liverpool Sound' including The Beatles' Twist and Shout, and American influences like California Dreamin' by The Mamas and The Papas and many more.
 
Norwich Shops Or Sights
Coach Only
Wednesday 18th April 2018
£32
 
Norwich Shops or Sights
 
Highgate Cemetery Tour & Lunch
London
Friday 20th April 2018
£60
 
Opened in 1839 as a plan now known as the 'Magnificent Seven'. Find out about the architecture of the tombs, the Victorian attitude to death, and see the Egyptian Avenue and Circle of Lebanon. A 90 mins guided tour around the famous Highgate Cemetery, see graves of famous people in the West Wing, including director Jane Arden, painter Lucian Freud, Charles Dicken's wife. You will then have free time to wander the East Wing, where Karl Marx, author Douglas Adams, presenter Jeremy Beadle and artist Patrick Caulfield are. There are two flights of stairs on the normal route. If you have access requirements, please let us know in advance. Two course lunch with tea or coffee.
 
Move Over Mrs Markham
The Mill At Sonning
Matinee
Saturday 28th April 2018
£79
 
The setting is an elegant London flat belonging to the happily married Philip and Joanna Markham. Philip, a straight-laced publisher of children's books, has reluctantly agreed to let Henry Lodge, his partner, borrow the apartment for the evening to entertain a new girlfriend. At the same time, Joanna Markham has allowed Linda Lodge to borrow the apartment so she can rendezvous with her lover.

What nobody knows is that the Interior Designer has also decided that this is the night he wants to try out the new oval bed - with the au pair girl When the Markhams' evening out is cancelled, it is too late to let any of the parties know and three sets of hopeful lovers all converge on the bedroom at the same time.

The situation is further complicated by the arrival of Olive Harriet Smythe, a dour and successful authoress.

The frantic efforts of the Markhams to hide the amorous goings-on and, at the same time sign up Miss Smythe, lead to a hectic and hilarious evening where, as in all farces, chaos and confusion reign!!
 
Chicago
Phoenix Theatre
Evening
Wednesday 2nd May 2018
£67
 
Chicago is 21 and bringing the real razzle-dazzle back to London!
Winner of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy, the sexiest, sassiest, most sophisticated Broadway musical in history is now celebrating 21 incredible years of standing ovations. The dazzling multi-award-winning prohibition-era tale of nightclub singer Roxie Hart, her cell-block rival Velma Kelly and the smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn has thrilled audiences in London, Broadway and across the world from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa since 1996.
With red-hot choreography by Ann Reinking in the style of Bob Fosse and a sizzling score featuring the classic songs "Razzle Dazzle", "Cell Block Tango" and "All That Jazz", Chicago is so good it should be illegal.


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15, Halstead 4.30 & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Norfolk Broads
Norfolk Broads
Friday 11th May 2018
£57
 
Wroxham Barns lovely restaurant is where we will enjoy a 2 course lunch. There is something for everyone in Wroxham Barns - shopping, eating, crafts, beauty and even mini golf! We will then embark on a 2 hour river trip on the Norfolk Broads. A full commentary from the skipper will ensure you don't miss a thing, explaining the origins of the Broads, identifying points of interest along the way and showing you the abundance of local water birds as they come into view. There is no better way to learn about the Broads whilst taking in the beautiful scenery all around you, with a hot or cold drink and some light refreshments to enjoy as you go.
 
Bat Out Of Hell
Dominion Theatre
Evening
Thursday 17th May 2018
£74
 
In a post-apocalyptic Manhattan, as the forever-young Strat and his out-of-control gang The Lost roam the streets under the rule of the tyrant Falco. One day, Strat's bleak existence is broken when he falls for Falco's daughter Raven. Explosive and full of belting tracks, this 'jaw-dropping spectacle' is a full-throttle ride towards the rock and roll dream, punctuated by love and rebellion. Featuring 17 of Meat Loaf's greatest hits, such as 'I'd Do Anything for Love', 'You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth', and obviously, 'Bat Out of Hell'.


Leaving Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Strictly Come Dancing, The Musical
Piccadilly Theatre
Evening
Monday 21st May 2018
£72
 
The uplifting story that inspired the world to dance. When maverick championship ballroom dancer Scott defies all the rules of competition to follow his heart, he teams up with left-footed partner Fran to win the Pan Pacifics his way. Featuring the film's classic break-into-song numbers such as Love is in the Air, Perhaps Perhaps Pehaps and Time After Time alongside electrifying new songs from a host of internationally acclaimed artists.


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 5pm.
 
Mamma Mia
Novello Theatre
Evening
Friday 15th June 2018
£72
 
Join the ultimate feel-good party at MAMMA MIA! The worldís sunniest and most exhilarating smash-hit musical! Set on a Greek island paradise, a story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs of ABBA. Sophieís quest to discover the father sheís never known brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of a wedding theyíll never forget! Leaving Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Kinky Boots
Adelphi Theatre
Evening
Friday 15th June 2018
£75
 
This fabulous†musical which tells the story of true British ingenuity was inspired by true events. From the production line of a factory in Northampton to the runways of Italy this foot-stomping show will have you up on your feet.†This feel good musical shows us that it just might be possible to change the world, if we are willing to change ourselves in the process.


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Kennet Horse Boat
Friday 22nd June 2018
£54
 
The Queen reopened the Kennet and Avon Canal in 1990, after it had been extensively cleared and refurbished by dedicated waterway enthusiasts and local volunteers. It runs through what is often spectacular scenery for 140km (87 miles) between the Thames at Reading and the Avon at Bristol. The canal section is 92km (57 mile) long and was constructed between 1794 and 1810 to link the Avon and Kennet rivers.
 
Kaleidoscope Of Life, Flower Festival
Ely Cathedral
Saturday 23rd June 2018
£42
 
Ely Cathedral's eagerly awaited Flower Festival returns in 2018 and promises to be one of the most spectacular events in East Anglia. Attractions include eye-catching displays, musical recitals, floral demonstrations and a gift and craft marquee. The Festival's Creative Director is Chelsea gold medal winner, Roger Woolnough. Roger was part of the design team for Westminster Abbey's Festival of Flowers and was the mastermind behind Ely Cathedral's highly acclaimed 2013 Flower Festival, 'In the beginning'.


Coach departs Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne 8.45am, Halstead 9am & Braintree 9.20am. Depart approx. 4pm.
 
Royal Norfolk Show
Norfolk
Wednesday 27th June 2018
Adult £54, Senior £51
 
The Royal Norfolk Show is an annual agricultural show, and is held by the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association. It is the largest 2 day agricultural show in England, and has been held almost every year since 1847. With a grand ring for entertainment, food & drink on sale, music & arts, fashion & shopping there is something for everyone.


Leaving Stanway at 8am, Earls Colne, Halstead & Braintree pickups available.
 
Mystery Tour
Wednesday 4th July 2018
 
After the success of our 1st Mystery Tour the next Mystery Tour will be on Wednesday 4th July 2018 May be a clue? or may be not???


Coach departs Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne 8.45am, Halstead 9am & Braintree 9.20am
 
RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
Sunday 8th July 2018
RHS £60 £65
 
The world's biggest annual flower show. Flanking both sides of the Long Water at Hampton Court Palace, you can enjoy Show Gardens, the Rose Marquee, Floral Marquee, plant pavilions and a variety of talks, demonstrations and exhibits.


Leaving Stanway at 7.30am, Earls Colne 7.45am, Halstead 8am & Braintree 8.20am. Departing approx. 4.30pm.
 
Foremans's Lunch & Canal Cruise
Thursday 12th July 2018
£69
 
A scrumptious 2 course lunch at the famous H Forman's Salmon Smokehouse Restaurant followed by a 2 hour tranquil cruise through the waterways and locks of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.


Leaving Stanway at 9.30am, Earls Colne 9.45am, Halstead 10am & Braintree 10.20am.
 
The Royal International Air Tattoo
Fairford, Gloucestershire
Sunday 15th July 2018
£80
 
2018 is a very special occasion as it marks the centenary of the Royal Air Force. As well as commemorating the past achievements, celebrating the present and hoping to inspire the future. Aircraft are the stars of the Air Tattoo with over 7 hours of flying on Sunday. Few events can rival the intensity, drama and spectacle on offer at the world's greatest air show. Chairs and picnics can be brought with you.


Coach leaves Stanway at 7am, Earls Colne 7.15am, Halstead 7.30am & Braintree 7.50am, departing approx. 5pm. (£40 deposit)
 
Tina
Aldwych Theatre
Evening
Thursday 19th July 2018
£72
 
It's simply the best new musical! Celebrating the life and songs of Rock'n'Roll icon Tina Turner, a collaboration between Mamma Mia! director Phyllida Lloyd, Sister Act choreographer Anthony van Laast, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory set designer Mark Thompson and Tina Turner, the legend herself. From modest beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, Anna Mae Bullock defied the bounds of her age, gender and race to become global superstar Tina Turner. One of the world's best-selling artists of all time, she has won 11 Grammy Awards and sold more concert tickets than any other solo performer in music history.


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Sandringham Flower Show
Wednesday 25th July 2018
£42
 
Set in the magnificent surroundings of Sandringham Park with Sandringham House and Sandringham Church as a backdrop, this one-day Show attracts around 20,000 visitors each year. Many of the region's leading nurseries and horticultural specialists exhibit. In addition to these displays the show features display gardens by leading designers, around 200 trade stands (both horticultural and general), a craft marquee, main arena events, and a military band. The Royal marquees contain the competitions in vegetables, fruit, flowers and floral art, with the entries grown by local residents; there are also some open classes which anyone may enter. In the amateur's marquee, local gardening and horticultural clubs enter a judged display competition, whilst the Horticultural Trades marquee features displays by leading nurseries.


Coach leaves Stanway at 8am, with pickups from Earls Colne, Halstead & Braintree, departing approx. 4pm.
 
The Glenn Miller Show
London Coliseum
Evening
Thursday 2nd August 2018
£72
 
The Glenn Miller Show features the journey the legendary big band leader took to find his unique sound, and his subsequent fame and untimely death. With the authentic sounds of In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, Little Brown Jug, Pennsylvania 6-5000, Tuxedo Junction, Chattanooga Choo Choo, and many more era-defining favourites.†


Leaving Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Country File Live
Sunday 5th August 2018
£57
 
The summers most spectacular countryside day out is back! Visitors called BBC Countryfile Live 2018 'The best day out in ages!' and also 'An amazing event with something for everyone'! Returning to the beautiful grounds of Blenheim Palace to showcase the very best of the British countryside. As one of the biggest and most exciting new outdoor events of the year, it offers everyone a special day with Countryfile at its heart. Featuring everything from fantastic live arena shows, live music, amazing animal and livestock displays, food, drink, (The Pub), crafts, clothes, demonstrations and farm machinery. Blenheim Palace is NOT open.


Leaving Stanway at 7.30am, Earls Colne, 7.45, Halstead 8am & Braintree 8.20am. Departing approx. 4.30pm.
 
Clarence House & Free Time
Friday 10th August 2018
£44
 
The official residence of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, they receive official guests from this country and overseas on behalf of the nation, and bring together people from all walks of life through official seminars, lunches, receptions and dinners. Several thousand official guests are received at the House annually. Once the London home of Her Majesty The Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, and The Duke of Edinburgh following their marriage in 1947 and of The Prince of Wales between the ages of one and three. Clarence House is an important part of the nation's built heritage and, between 2002 to 2003, the House underwent essential renovation and redecoration. It was also the home of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother from 1953 to 2002. The Prince of Wales returned to Clarence House on 4th August 2003, the anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's birth.


Coach leaves Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne 8.45, Halstead 9am & Braintree 9.20am, departing approx. 4.30pm.
 
The Woman In Black
Fortune Theatre
Matinee
Saturday 18th August 2018
£60
 
Junior solicitor Arthur Kipps journeys to the funeral of a client, Mrs Alice Drablow where he sees a young woman with a wasted face, dressed all in black, standing in the churchyard. Confused by the villagers' reluctance to speak of The Woman in Black, Kipps goes to Mrs. Drablow's former home Eel Marsh House, a building in the middle of a marsh, cut off from the mainland at high tide. While sorting through her papers he finds a box of letters, and ultimately discovers, to his own terrible cost, the dreadful secret of the Woman in Black.


Leaving Stanway at 9am, Earls Colne 9.15pm, Halstead 9.30, Braintree 9.50am with the Matinee at 4pm. Depart approx. 6.30pm.
 
London Sights, Shops Or Museum
Coach Only
Saturday 18th August 2018
£32
 
London Sights, Shops or Museum


Leaving Stanway at 9am, Earls Colne 9.15pm, Halstead 9.30, Braintree 9.50am with the Matinee at 4pm. Depart approx. 6.30pm.
 
London Shopping
London
Saturday 18th August 2018
£32
 
London Sights, Shops or Museum


Leaving Stanway at 9am, Earls Colne 9.15pm, Halstead 9.30, Braintree 9.50am with the Matinee at 4pm. Depart approx. 6.30pm.
 
Othello
The Globe Theatre
Evening
Tuesday 21st August 2018
£73
 
The republic of Venice employs General Othello, a self-made man and a Moor, to defend its overseas territories against the Turks. As the Turkish threat gathers and Venetian forces are despatched to Cyprus, the love Othello holds for his new wife becomes a raging, uncontrollable torrent. Iago, a junior officer secretly enraged by Othello, exploits his Generalís ambiguous position and ingenuous nature, driving him into a passionate and overpowering jealousy. Othello is an all too human story; marked by the domestic intimacy of a chamber piece, it has the feel of a relentless Greek tragedy. The wasteland of death may be both Iagoís goal and his harvest, but the stage belongs to Othello, a man who loved perhaps unwisely and too well.


Leaving Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Bekonscot Model Village & Railway
Wednesday 5th September 2018
Adult £42, Senior £40
 
The world's oldest & original model village, opening for the first time in 1929. With over 80 years of history, huge model railway, 1.5 acres of well kept gardens and finely detailed model buildings. Stuck in a 1930s time warp, see England how it used to be & discover a wonderful little world tucked away, a great day out for everyone. We will stop in Windsor for approx. 2 hours before going on to the model village.


Leaving Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne 8.45am, Halstead 9am & Braintree 9.20am. Departing approx. 5pm
 
The King & I
London Palladium
Evening
Thursday 6th September 2018
£66
 
Based on the Margaret Landon novel Anna and the King of Siam, Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote the musical for Broadway in 1951. It tells the story of a British teacher, Ana, who is hired by the King of Siam as he tried to modernise his country, but the pair's relationship is marred by conflict throughout the musical. It features the well-known numbers "Something Wonderful", "I Whistle a Happy Tune", "I Have Dreamed" and "Shall We Dance?"


Coach leaves Stanway 3.30pm, Earls Colne 3.45pm, Halstead 4pm & Braintree 4.20pm
 
Sissinghurst
Sissinghurst
Saturday 8th September 2018
NT £34, £44
 
Sat within the ruins of a great Elizabeth house, framed by the rich Kentish landscape of woods, farmland, lakes and streams, the famous garden with its pink brick tower is the result of creative tension between the formal design of Harold Nicolson and the abundant planting of his wife, Vita Sackville-West. The layers of colour, intimacy of different garden 'rooms' and rich herbaceous borders are the epitome of an English garden and provide an ever changing picture through the seasons.


Leaving Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne 8.45am, Halstead 9am & Braintree 9.20am. Departing approx. 4.30pm.
 
Strictly Ballroom The Musical
Piccadilly Theatre
Evening
Thursday 13th September 2018
£68
 
Starring Matt Cardle
When Scottís radical dance moves raise eyebrows with the Australian Federation, he finds himself dancing with Fran, a beginner who has no moves at all. Inspiring each other, the couple find the courage to defy both convention and their families - and discover that to be a winner, your steps donít need to be strictly ballroom...


Leaving Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm& Braintree 4.50pm.
 
London War Memorials And Lunch
London
Friday 21st September 2018
£59
 
A Blue Badge Guide, will show us some of the famous War Memorials in London, including the†Royal Air Force Memorial, which is a military memorial†on the†Victoria Embankment, dedicated to the memory of the casualties of the†Royal AirForce†in†World War I. A stop at a London 'Chippy'†for a traditional fish and chip lunch with tea before continuing the tour. Ending the day exploring†the fascinating Imperial War Museum, which†holds ground breaking galleries telling the stories of people whose lives have been forever impacted by conflict, from the First World War to the present day.


Leaving Stanway at 8.30am,Earls Colne 8.45am, Halstead 9am & Braintree 9.20am. Depart approx. 5pm.
 
Ten Times Table
The Mill At Sonning, Lunch And Play
Matinee
Saturday 22nd September 2018
£82
 
We follow the planning and disastrous outcome of a group of members of The Pendon community as they plan their small Townís first pageant. As the meetings in the run down Swan Hotel progress, we see a natural division between right Ėwing supporters of the patronising middle class Helen, versus the left-wing bolshie teacher Tim and his two adoring groupies. All have a very different views of what the pageant should be and what it should represent. A laugh in every oher line!


Coach leaves Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne 8.45am, Halstead 9am & Braintree 9.20am.
 
Kia Oval, Cricket Tour, Match & Afternoon Tea
Tuesday 25th September 2018
£66
 
Since 1845 Surrey CCC has been based at The Oval, a stadium iconic the world over for its history and unique gasholders that have overlooked every game played at the ground since 1853. Away from Cricket some say The Oval is where English Sport was founded.†In addition to being the birthplace of the Ashes, in 1870 the ground hosted the first ever International football match in England between England and Scotland. Two years later in 1872 it hosted both the first ever FA Cup final and the auld enemy came together again this time in a Rugby Union fixture. The match starts at 11am & finishes approx. 6pm. The guided tour is around 90 mins starting approx. midday with afternoon tea in the Members Pavilion overlooking the grounds at approx. 2pm.


Leaving Stanway at 7.45am,Earls Colne 8am, Halstead 8.15am & Braintree 8.30am. Depart approx. 6pm.
 
Tina
Aldwych Theatre
Evening
Wednesday 26th September 2018
£72
 
Itís simply the best new musical! Celebrating the life and songs of RockíníRoll icon†Tina Turner. From modest beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee,†Anna Mae Bullock†defied the bounds of her age, gender and race to become†global superstar†Tina Turner. One of the worldís best-selling artists of all time, she has won 11 Grammy Awards and sold more concert tickets than any other solo performer in music history.†


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
The Book Of Mormon
Prince Of Wales Theatre
Evening
Thursday 11th October 2018
£82
 
The story of two young Mormon missionaries working to spread the word of the Latter Day Saints to the locals in a small town in Uganda. The critics love it, will YOU? "It's hilarious. God have mercy upon my soul" The Sunday Telegraph


Leaving Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
The Lion King
Lyceum Theatre
Evening
Thursday 18th October 2018
£72
 
Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's multi award-winning musical will redefine your expectations of theatre. Transporting audiences to a dazzling world that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music. At its heart is the powerful and moving story of Simba - the epic adventure of his journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands. Disneyís beloved film has been transformed into a spectacular theatrical experience that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music.


Leaving Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Red Feather Club And Afternoon Tea
Monday 22nd October 2018
£57
 
The 95th Bomb Group Heritage Association has faithfully restored air base buildings to keep alive the memory of the 95thís role in World War Two. A living museum and monument to the only Eighth Air Force Bomb Group to receive the Distinguished Unit Citation three times. You will have time to look around the museum, be entertained by the Knightingales, vintage trio and enjoy a 1940ís afternoon tea.


Pickups from Stanway, Earls Colne, Halstead & Braintree.
 
Witness For The Prosecution
London County Hall
Thursday 1st November 2018
£75
 
Step inside the magnificent surroundings of†London County Hall†and experience the intensity and drama of†Agatha Christieís gripping story of justice, passion and betrayal in a unique courtroom setting. Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth. The stakes are high - will Leonard survive the shocking witness testimony, will he be able to convince the jury, and you of his innocence and escape the hangmanís noose? Donít miss this landmark stage production.


Leaving Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Bentley Priory Museum & Afternoon Tea
Wednesday 7th November 2018
£62
 
A guided tour of Bentley Priory Museum, a beautiful Grade 2 listed country house, which played its role as Fighter Command Headquarters during the Battle of Britain.†In July 1936, RAF Fighter Command was created and moved into Bentley Priory.†Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding†became its first Commander-in-Chief. Explore the important stories of those who took to the air,†and worked tirelessly on the†ground to defend our skies and win victory†under the leadership of Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding.†Discover how technology, leadership and courage forged victory allowing Britainís darkest hour to also be her finest. The RAF was†Bentley Prioryís longest serving resident, occupying the Mansion House and grounds until they departed in 2008. Following your tour, enjoy a lovely afternoon tea served onsite the†Museumís vintage cafe.


Leaving Stanway at 9am, Earls Colne 9.15, Halstead 9.30am & Braintree 9.50am. Depart approx. 4pm.
 
The Lord Mayor's Show, Lunch & Fireworks
Saturday 10th November 2018
£70
 
Reinventing itself to attract a fresh audience, while at the same time not losing sight of its heritage and tradition. The military, Livery and civic elements represent the spine of the procession; while charities, youth associations, overseas organisations and businesses bring the energy and dynamism that capture the essence of a truly global city. All of these elements make the Show one of a kind: bringing together more than 7,000 people, 200 horses and more than 150 floats to make the three-mile procession from Mansion House, past St Paul's Cathedral to the Royal Courts of Justice and back to Mansion House via Victoria Embankment. With a two course lunch and view of the firework display on board a hired boat.


Leaving Stanway at 7.30am, Earls Colne 7.45, Halstead 8 & Braintree 8.20am. Departing approx. 6pm.
 
Classical Spectacular
Royal Albert Hall
(Seats in stalls)
Thursday 22nd November 2018
£83
 
Royal Albert Hall presents the very best classical music and state of the art technology to electrifying multi-coloured laser displays and our famous thundering finale to the music of the 1812 Overture! With thundering cannons and indoor fireworks and Classical Spectacular Dancers The British Imperial Military Band, Muskets and Cannons of the Moscow Militia.


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Leeds Castle At Christmas
Saturday 24th November 2018
A£49 S£47
 
Step back in time to Christmas stories of old and see the magnificent Castle rooms beautifully displayed with glittering decorations and fragrant pine trees styled around a selection of well-known and much loved traditional festive tales. On your journey through our Christmas stories, children and adults alike will recognise characters from ĎThe Nutcrackerí and lookout for other classic favourites such as ĎThe Snow Queení and ĎThe Fir Treeí, both fromHans Christian Andersen. Donít miss the showpiece 20ft Christmas tree in the Inner Hall but beware of the chill Jack Frost has cast over it! Visit the Christmas Market on the Cedar Lawn overlooking the Castle to discover a splendid array of seasonal gifts, toys, festive decorations, specialist food and drink.


Leaving Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne 8.45am, Halstead 9am & Braintree 9.20am. Departing approx. 5pm.
 
Lincoln Christmas Market
Friday 7th December 2018
£39
 
will be sure to soak up the festive atmosphere across this large market site, with more than 280 stalls nestled in and around Lincoln Castle, Lincoln Cathedral, and many other venues and streets along the way.

There is something for everyone, from unusual gifts to food and drink from near and far. Enjoy the scents of mulled wine and freshly cooked food, the sounds of entertainment, music and merriment and the sights of this market in this stunning, historic city.


Leaving Stanway at 7.30am, Earls Colne 7.45am,Halstead 8am & Braintree 8.20am. Departing approx. 5pm.
 
Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake
Saddlers Wells
Evening
Thursday 13th December 2018
£71 (£40 deposit)
 
Thrilling, audacious and emotive, this Swan Lake is perhaps best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, shattering convention and taking the dance world by storm.


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Festive Overnight Cruise, Saturday 15th - 16th December
Weekend
Saturday 15th December 2018
 
Enjoy a fabulous show and delicious five course meal all aboard the Magellan (CMV) Cruise Ship. View the facilities and enjoy an overnight stay in a choice of cabin. Delicious cuisine and stylish entertainment, an occasion with a difference. Included in the price are welcome cocktails, half a bottle of wine per person, five course meal, entertainment, overnight stay and breakfast. The ship does not leave Tilbury Dock.

Twin inside cabin £145pp
Twin Ocean View cabin £155pp

Single inside cabin £155
Single Ocean View cabin £165

£80 deposit required. Dress to impress, Cocktail / evening dress, (no jeans or trainers).


To book we require all passengers full names as they are on your passport or driving license. Any food allergies, vegetarians or access requirements.
 
London Community Gospel Choir
Royal Albert Hall, Arena Seats
Evening
Tuesday 18th December 2018
£84
 
A legendary Christmas show, featuring seasonal favourites including Joy To The World, Oh Holy Night, Joyful Joyful and many more, plus special guest appearances.

Formed in 1982, the London Community Gospel Choir have performed with George Michael, Madonna, Eric Clapton, Kylie, Blur and for Nelson Mandela. They have also recorded with artists including include Elton John, Paul McCartney Blur, Nick Cave and Gorillaz.

It is virtually impossible to pigeonhole the LCGC they are adaptable, flexible and create dynamic melodies with funky gospel flair, and jaw-dropping vocal gymnastics.


Coach leaves Stanway at 3.30pm, Earls Colne 3.45pm, Halstead 4pm & Braintree 4.20pm.
 
Thursford Christmas Spectacular
Thursford
Matinee
Friday 21st December 2018
£70
 
Lunch stop at Swaffham.


Pickups available from Stanway, Earls Colne, Halstead & Braintree.
 
Guys And Dolls
The Mill At Sonning, Lunch & Play,
Matinee
Saturday 5th January 2019
£82
 
Hailed as one of the greatest musicals of all time. A timeless New York Tale of gamblers, petty crooks, night club singers, as well as strait-laced missionaries, will delight and beguile you. Sky Masterson is the cool doyen of gamblers. His friend, the not quite down and out Nathan Detroit, makes a bet with him that he can't get the pious and beautiful mission-doll, Sarah Brown, to go on a date with him to disreputable Havana. The Dice are rolled as these colourful characters pursue love and luck from the heart of Times Square to the sizzling clubs of Cuba. Will Lady Luck be on their side?


Coach leaves Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne 8.45am, Halstead 9am & Braintree 9.20am.
 
Snow White
London Palladium
Evening
Friday 11th January 2019
£63
 
Dawn French stars alongside pantomime royalty Julian Clary, Paul Zerdin, Nigel Havers and Gary Wilmot joined by Strictly Come Dancing's Vincent & Flavia. The West End s most lavish festive production; it's a show packed with laughter, music, special effects and theatrical magic.


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30 & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Cirque Du Soleil, TOTEM
Royal Albert Hall
Evening
Thursday 17th January 2019
£93
 
A stunning journey into the Evolution of Mankind from our original amphibian state to our ultimate quest for flight alternating between primitive and modern myths, and peppered with aboriginal stories of creation, Totem explores the evolutionary process of species, our ongoing search for balance, and the curiosity that propels us ever further, faster, and higher.


Leaving Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Freemasons & Lunch
Friday 25th January 2019
£59
 
The United Grand Lodge of England has been the centre of English Freemasonry for 230 years. It is the meeting place for over 1,000 Masonic Lodges and is the headquarters of the United Grand Lodge of England, the oldest Grand Lodge in the world! Discover Winston Churchill's apron or the throne made for the future King George IV, as the first Royal Grand Master. Admire the craftsmanship behind glass, jewellery and silverware and view the prints, engravings and photos that capture the past. Following this, you will be served a three-course meal with a drink in a nearby venue.


Leaving Stanway at 8am, Earls Colne 8.15am, Halstead 8.30am & Braintree 8.50am. Depart approx. 3.30pm.
 
CALENDAR GIRLS THE MUSICAL
Norwich Theatre Royal
Matinee
Thursday 7th February 2019
£68
 
Music by Gary Barlow and the book by Tim Firth, this is the award-winning production based on the true story of the calendar girls - a group of ordinary ladies who achieved something extraordinary. This marvellous musical comedy received fantastic five star reviews in London's West End.


Leaving Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne, Halstead & Braintree pickups.
 
Norwich Shops Or Sights
Thursday 7th February 2019
£32
 
Norwich Shops or Sights


Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne, Halstead & Braintree pickups. Depart approx. 4.30pm
 
Strictly Come Dancing The Tour
Wembley Arena
Evening
Friday 8th February 2019
£85
 
Tickets in Blocks N14, S14, E2 & E3 The 2019 tour will be directed once again by the FAB-U-LOUS Strictly TV Judge Craig Revel Horwood and feature many of the celebrities and professional dancers from the highly anticipated 16th series of the award-winning BBC One show.Strictly favourite and 2016 TV show winner Ore Oduba will be hosting the tour. Entertainment, showcasing all the amazing choreography and incredible live music that Strictly is famous for. You will experience a host of breath-taking dance routines guaranteed to leave you spellbound, together with all the glitz, glamour and magic of Strictly.


Leaving Stanway at 3.30pm, Earls Colne 3.45pm, Halstead 4.pm & Braintree 4.20pm.
 
9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL
Savoy Theatre
Evening
Thursday 21st February 2019
£66
 
Tumble outta' bed and stumble to Dolly Parton's rip-roaring West End musical! 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL is about to get down to business - with a strictly limited season. Starring Louise Redknapp, Amber Davies, Natalie McQueen and Brian Conley, the smash-hit musical features an Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-nominated score by the Queen of Country herself, Dolly Parton. The story of Doralee, Violet and Judy - three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, will the girls manage to reform their office - or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit?


Leaving Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
WAITRESS
Adelphi Theatre
Evening
Wednesday 6th March 2019
£72
 
The story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest and the town's new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life. Don't miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie. Brought to life by a ground-breaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles.


Leaving Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Mystery Tour
Friday 22nd March 2019
£40
 
Mystery Tour


Leaving Stanway at 9am, Earls Colne 9.15am, Halstead 9.30am & Braintree 9.50am.
 
Wicked
Apollo Victoria Theatre
Evening
Thursday 28th March 2019
£66
 
The WICKED musical tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. Experience this unforgettable, award-winning musical and discover that you’ve not been told the whole story about the land of Oz...


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Matthew Bournes Swan Lake
Norwich Theatre Royal
Matinee
Thursday 4th April 2019
£71
 
Thrilling, audacious, witty and emotive, this Swan Lake is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered convention, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm. Collecting over thirty international accolades including an Olivier Award and three Tonys on Broadway, Matthew Bournes powerful interpretation of Tchaikovskys masterpiece is a passionate and contemporary Swan Lake for our times.


Leaving Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne, Halstead & Braintree pickups.
 
Norwich Shops Or Sights
Thursday 4th April 2019
£32
 
Norwich Shops or Sights


Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne, Halstead & Braintree pickups. Depart approx. 4.30pm
 
Rutland Water & Melton Mowbray
Friday 12th April 2019
£45
 
Relax with a 45-minute cruise with commentary around Rutland Water on the ‚ÄėRutland Belle‚Äô with refreshments. We then travel on to Melton Mowbray, home of the ‚ÄúPork Pie‚ÄĚ, where you will have time for lunch and a wander.


Leaving Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne 8.45am, Halstead 9am & Braintree 8.20am, departing approx. 4pm.
 
Highclere Castle
Wednesday 17th April 2019
£54, price includes House, Garden & Exhibition
 
Highclere Castle is a country house in the Jacobethan style , with a park designed by Capability Brown. The 5,000-acre estate is in Hampshire. Home of the television series and coming film Downton Abbey. Highclere Castle has been home to the Carnarvon family since 1679. Built on an ancient site, the original house was recorded in the Domesday Book.The present day Castle was designed in 1842 by Sir Charles Barry, the architect also responsible for building the Houses of Parliament in Westminster.


Leaving Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne 8.45am, Halstead 9am & Braintree 9.20am, returning approx. 4.30pm.
 
The Phantom Of The Opera
Her Majestys Theatre
Evening
Thursday 25th April 2019
£80
 
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s  glittering musical is the most successful of all time with more than 100 million tickets sold worldwide and it has won over 50 major theatre awards. Far beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House, hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the love he holds for his beautiful student Christine is so strong that even her heart cannot resist. Adapted from Gaston Leroux's classic novel of mystery and suspense.


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Kia Oval, Cricket Tour, Afternoon Tea
Day
Thursday 25th April 2019
£70
 
Surrey V Middlesex Since 1845 Surrey CCC has been based at The Oval, a stadium iconic the world over for its history and unique gasholders that have overlooked every game played at the ground since 1853. In addition to being the birthplace of the Ashes, in 1870 the ground hosted the first ever International football match in England between Eng- land and Scotland. The match starts at 10.30am & finishes approx. 5.30pm. The guided tour is around 90 mins starting approx. midday with afternoon tea in the Members Pavilion overlooking the grounds at approx. 2pm, (all timings are approx).


Leaving Stanway at 7.45, Earls Colne 8am, Halstead 8.15am & Braintree 8.35. Depart approx. 6pm.
 
Hever Castle, Tulip Celebration
Saturday 27th April 2019
£46
 
Experience 700 years of history at the romantic double-moated castle once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. The splendid rooms contain fine furniture, tapestries, antiques, an important collection of Tudor paintings and two prayer books inscribed and signed by Anne Boleyn herself. The Tulip Festival has 20,000 tulips in bloom in the stunning grounds.


Leaving Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne 8.45am, Halstead 9am & Braintree 8.20am, departing approx. 4pm.
 
Camden Cruise With Fish & Chip Lunch
Wednesday 1st May 2019
£66
 
A tranquil oasis in the heart of London's bustling Camden Lock, is where you will board your traditional canal boat to explore London's historic and picturesque Regents Canal. Your 90 minute round trip travels through the famous Camden Lock, before sailing through London Zoo & Regents Park, and a short canal tunnel to Robert Brownings Island at Little Venice, returning to Camden. During the cruise, the knowledgeable crew give an interesting commentary. Enjoy a fish and chip lunch nearby, which truly is an experience in itself. All the seafood used is sustainable. It's caught on day boats and then delivered to the shop by a third-generation Billingsgate fishmonger. Delicious! You will have a short time in the market or watch the world go by enjoying a drink.


Leaving Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne 8.45am, Halstead 9am & Braintree 9.20am, departing approx. 4.30pm.
 
RHS Chelsea
Wednesday 8th May 2019
£78
 
World-renowned, glamorous and quintessentially British, RHS Chelsea is truly unique and unforgettable. Held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, home of the iconic Chelsea Pensioners.  We have 3.30pm tickets so that you can see the gardens after the main crowds have left in the evening.


Coach leaves Stanway at 11.30am Earls Colne 11.45pm, Halstead midday & Braintree 12.20pm. Departing approx. 8pm.
 
Ightham Mote
Friday 10th May 2019
NT £33, £45
 
Pronounced 'item moat', Ightham Mote is near Sevenoaks in Kent. Nestled in a secluded valley and set within peaceful gardens with an orchard, water features, lakes and woodland walks, the house has seen many changes through its 700-year history, but remains untouched by time. Everyone who has lived there has left their mark - whether a medieval knight, courtier to Henry VIII or high society Victorian - each has added to its' charm.


Leaving Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne 8.45am, Halstead 9am & Braintree 8.20am, departing approx. 4pm.
 
The Mill At Sonning, Lunch & Comedy
Matinee
Saturday 11th May 2019
£84
 
When Marnie drags her much put-upon bestie Jane to a belly dancing class they are swept into a shimmying circle of sometimes endearing, sometimes outrageous women. Their friendship is tested through the demands of their spouses, babies, work lives and the arrival of some unexpected roommates. But through all the belly aches, dilemmas, betrayals and some very special cakes, the two friends learn to face life's challenges as they prepare for a special charity night at their local Turkish restaurant. You are guaranteed to leave The Mill with full hearts and dancing bellies - or is that full bellies and dancing hearts?


Leaving Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne 8.45am, Halstead 9am & Braintree 9.20am.
 
Christmas Celebration
Monday 13th May 2019
 

 
Tina
Aldwych Theatre
Evening
Wednesday 15th May 2019
£72
 
It's simply the best new musical! Celebrating the life and songs of Rock'n'Roll icon Tina Turner, a collaboration between Mamma Mia director Phyllida Lloyd, Sister Act choreographer Anthony van Laast, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory set designer Mark Thompson and Tina Turner, the legend herself. From modest beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, Anna Mae Bullock defied the bounds of her age, gender and race to become global superstar Tina Turner. One of the world's best-selling artists of all time, she has won 11 Grammy Awards and sold more concert tickets than any other solo performer in music histoy.


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Only Fools And Horses The Musical
Theatre Royal Haymarket
Evening
Thursday 16th May 2019
£82
 
One of Britains most iconic TV sitcoms Only Fools and Horses comes to London's West End in a new musical stage adaptation by Jim Sullivan and Paul Whitehouse. Take a trip back to 1989 and get reacquainted with Britain's most loveable rogues, as the Trotters of Peckham are brought to life once again through an ingenious and hilarious original score. Paul Whitehouse takes centre stage as Grandad, uniting Del Boy and Rodney in this unique showstopper that features cherished material from the TV series, the laughs, dodgy dealings and unforgettable moments to boot. Leaving


Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
RHS Chelsea
Day
Wednesday 22nd May 2019
£78
 
World-renowned, glamorous and quintessentially British, RHS Chelsea is truly unique and unforgettable. Held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, home of the iconic Chelsea Pensioners.  We have 3.30pm tickets so that you can see the gardens after the main crowds have left in the evening.


Coach leaves Stanway at 11.30am Earls Colne 11.45pm, Halstead midday & Braintree 12.20pm. Departing approx. 8pm.
 
RHS Chelsea
Day
Wednesday 22nd May 2019
£78
 
World-renowned, glamorous and quintessentially British, RHS Chelsea is truly unique and unforgettable. Held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, home of the iconic Chelsea Pensioners.  We have 3.30pm tickets so that you can see the gardens after the main crowds have left in the evening.


Coach leaves Stanway at 11.30am Earls Colne 11.45pm, Halstead midday & Braintree 12.20pm. Departing approx. 8pm.
 
Leonardslee Garden
Friday 24th May 2019
£44
 
OPEN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 8 YEARS
Built in 1801 with breath taking views of the English countryside and blooming displays. A 19th-century Italianate style house is featured on the 200 acre estate, which also includes a series of seven man-made ponds, two alpine glasshouses and an impressive rock garden. A kaleidoscope of colour sweeps throughout grounds, listing the garden as Grade I in the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England. Set in the steep-sided valley; the ponds contain a colony of Carp fish and the combination of parkland, lawn and forest land inhabits a rare colony of wallabies and a number of deer species who wander semi-freely throughout the estate.


Departing Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne 8.45am, Halstead 9am & Braintree 9.20am, Departing approx. 5pm.
 
Rip It Up
Garrick Theatre
Evening
Thursday 30th May 2019
£73
 
The ultimate Strictly boy band of dance bring their spectacular show to the West End in 2019. Starring Louis Smith, Harry Judd, Aston Merrygold and Jay McGuinness, it will open at the Garrick Theatre for a limited engagement of 16 weeks. The production has songs from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and American superstars such as The Beach Boys, The Byrds, The Doors, and The Mamas & The Papas.


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Suffolk Show
Day
Thursday 30th May 2019
Adult £56, Senior £53
 
A traditional, rural day out, with arts & craft marquee, shopping marquee, food hall, countryside area, vintage farm machinery, trade stands, superb children’s entertainments, an excellent range of catering units with the majority selling only local produce and a public bar, as well as the horse and livestock classes.


Coach leaves Stanway at 8am with pickups from Earls Colne, Halstead & Braintree.
 
9 To 5 The Musical
Savoy Theatre
Evening
Wednesday 5th June 2019
£66
 
Tumble outta' bed and stumble to Dolly Parton’s rip-roaring West End musical! 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL is about to get down to business - with a strictly limited season. Starring Amber Davies, Natalie McQueen and Brian Conley. The story of Doralee, Violet and Judy - three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, will the girls manage to reform their office - or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit?


Leaving Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Ypres
Long Weekend Away In Ypres
Friday 7th June to
Monday 10th June 2019
Twin or Double ¬£435 per person, Single Room £485
 
3 Nights half board, coach, ferry and all admissions included.


Day 1
An early start to catch the ferry. Visit to the Dunkerque Operation Dynamo Museum.



Time for luch before heading to our Hotel Flanders Lodge in Ypres.

Day 2
Free day in Ypres as hotel is a short walk from town centre. Ideas... Cloth Hall Flanders Field Museum, walk the wall or just wander at leisure.



In the evening attend the Last Post Ceremomy at the Menin Gate.

Day 3



With a guide we will tour Flanders Fields Battlefield and Cemetery.

Day 4
Depart approx 9.30am for a day in Brugge.



Departing mid-afternoon to catch the ferry home.




Please call if you need any more information.
 
FINDERS KEEPERS AN ANTIQUES CHALLENGE
Wednesday 12th June 2019
£82
 
An antique hunting game played in the company of a TV antiques expert from David Dickinson's Real Deal and, or, Secret Dealers. Over morning coffee and biscuits you'll be given a game briefing with lots of tips from how to spot treasure. The celebrity antiques expert will show you some of the bargains they've bought locally and they'll give you each a crisp ten pound note.  You can shop individually or team up in pairs, threes etc and pool your money to go treasure hunting. A selection of antiques and charity bric-a-brac shops are within easy walking distance. You'll have about 90 minutes to shop before returning to the pub for a two-course lunch. The expert will look at every object in turn and tell you all what you've got and if its worth anything. A fascinating and very entertaining sixty minutes during which you will really appreciate the depth and range of the expert's knowledge. 

For the winner or the winning team there is great Kudos and a shiny trophy to take home and everybody gets to take home what they bought - it's Finders Keepers you see! It looks easy on the TV, but how will you do in real life?


Coach leaves Stanway at 9.15am, Earls Colne, Halstead & Braintree TBC. Depart approx. 3.30pm.
 
Beaulieu
Day
Sunday 16th June 2019
£49, U17 £43
 
With a stately home, a world famous motor museum and a 13th century abbey surrounded by picturesque gardens, there are over 800 years of heritage to be seen, special attractions World of Top Gear, on screen cars, secret army exhibition, Monorail & Veteran Bus to travel on & a special exhibition of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, also Hot Rod & Custom Drive-In event.


Leaving Stanway at 7.30am, Earls Colne 7.45am, Halstead 8am and Braintree 8.20am. Depart approx. 4.30pm.
 
Sunday 16th June 2019
 
Stonor Park & Country Homes & Interiors Christmas Saturday 23rd November, £45 Find creative and crafted festive gifts plus home, decorating and lifestyle products. Located in the grounds of Stonor Park in beautifully styled marquees, browse more than 100 stands, and watch demonstrations from new and exciting country businesses. See Stonor House decorated for Christmas by the Stonor Family. Imagine the many family members and friends who would have celebrated this festive season through the centuries.  Leaving Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne 8.45am , Halstead 9am & Braintree 9.20am. Depart approx. 4.30pm.
 
Chartwell House
Day
Thursday 20th June 2019
NT £35, £49
 
Churchill once said "a day away from Chartwell is a day wasted". Take a gentle stroll around the gardens and we're sure you'll agree with the famous man. There's so much to see at Chartwell, from ponds to rose gardens and lakes to orchards. The house is filled with treasures from every aspect of Churchill’s life, explore the homeof one of Britain’s greatest leaders. .


Leaving Stanway at 8.30am Earls Colne 8.45am, Halstead9am & Braintree 9.20. Depart approx. 4pm
 
Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
London Palladium
Evening
Wednesday 3rd July 2019
£78
 
This show runs for just 11 weeks, DON’T MISS OUT. The story of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is told entirely through song with the help of the Narrator. It follows Jacob’s favourite son and his eleven brothers, as Joseph is sold into slavery and ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar. After ending up in jail for refusing the advances of Potiphar’s wife, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams.


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
RHS Hampton Court
Day
Sunday 7th July 2019
RHS £61, £67
 
Following the Chelsea premiere of the HRH The Duchess of Cambridge's first garden co-designed with Davies White, the collaboration continues with a second show garden headed for Hampton. The legendary Beth Chatto has been named as the show's 2019 Iconic Horticultural Hero . This will be celebrated with a gravel garden featuring drought-tolerant plants, created in collaboration with the Beth Chatto garden team. 


Coach leaves Stanway at 7.30am, Earls Colne 7.45am, Halstead 8am, Braintree 8.20am, depart approx. 4.30pm.
 
Some Mothers Do’Ave’Em
Palace Theatre, Southend
Evening
Monday 15th July 2019
£53
 
Hilarious mishaps and DIY disasters are bringing the house down, quite literally, as Some Mothers Do ‚ÄėAve ‚ÄėEm returns with Joe Pasquale lovable accident-prone Frank Spencer. Susie Blake stars as his disapproving Mother-in-Law and Sarah Earnshaw as his long-suffering wife Betty. Some Mothers Do ‚ÄėAve ‚ÄėEm is the ultimate feel-good night out, washed down with lashings of nostalgia and Mother‚Äôs prune wine. Quite Frank-ly, it‚Äôs a hit!


Coach leaves Stanway at 5pm, Earls Colne 5.15pm, Halstead 5.30pm, & Braintree 5.50pm.
 
Private Lives, Sonning Mill
Day
Saturday 20th July 2019
£84
 
1930, Deauville, France. After a tumultuous and fiery marriage, divorced couple Elyot and Amanda find themselves in adjacent suites while honeymooning with their new partners - Sybil and Victor. The view from their adjoining balconies is shimmering sea and moonlight. So romantic! And when Amanda overhears a familiar voice singing Some Day I'll Find You, old passions reignite and the estranged lovers run away together to Paris to flirt and fight before being tracked down by their jilted spouses - with explosive and hilarious consequences!


Coach leaves Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne 8.45am, Halstead 9am & Braintree 9.20am. Includes 2 course lunch & tea or coffee.
 
Hatfield House, Game & Countryside Festival
Day
Sunday 28th July 2019
£60, Child £45 (House entrance not included)
 
Europe’s best loved and largest countryside festival. Entertainment, ideas, expert advice, country pursuits, shooting, loads of dogs and tons of shopping. Rural business, gunmakers, amazing food & drink, theatres, have-a-go & try before you buy, falconry, fishing, gamekeeping, arena shows & demos, horse & hounds, show gardens, estates and conservation.


Leaving Stanway at 8am, Earls Colne 8.15am, Halstead 8.30am, Braintree 8.50am Depart approx. 5pm.
 
Trent River Cruise With 2 Course Lunch
Day
Friday 9th August 2019
£54
 
The 3 hour cruise incorporates the interest of working locks and glorious countryside as we make our way toward Stoke Bardolph. Your 2 course meal will be served to your table. (Please choose chicken or beef). Informative live commentary and a companion cruise map are also included so that you can follow your journey and pick out the historical and local points of interest.


Depart Stanway at 8am, Earls Colne 8.15am, Halstead 8.30am & Braintree 8.50am.
 
On Your Feet!
London Coliseum
Evening
Wednesday 14th August 2019
£72
 
On Your Feet! tells the story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, with gripping results. The story follows their initial meeting in Cuba and continues as they head to the United States and find success, not only with the band Miami Sound Machine but as a husband-and-wife duo. They released a range of popular songs, many of which make it into this musical, such as Don't Wanna Lose You, Get On Your Feet, You'll Be Mine (Party Time), Here We Are and Rhythm Is Gonna Get You, amongst many others.


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Lavender Fields & Hunstanton
Day
Friday 16th August 2019
£40
 
The summer season is the most vibrant when all of the lavenders burst into flower and the air is full of the relaxing fragrance. The lavender distillery can be viewed and a guide will show you around. Norfolk Lavender's world famous perfume and toiletry range will be available. A tea with a slice of cake will also be included. We will visit Hunstanton before the lavender fields and you will have time there for lunch.


Departing Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne, Halstead & Braintree times to be confirmed.
 
See Matt Cardle In Jesus Christ Superstar
The Barbican
Evening
Wednesday 21st August 2019
£69
 
Andrew Lloyd Webber‚Äôs legendary musical Jesus Christ Superstar returns to London in 2019 as Timothy Sheader‚Äôs Olivier Award-winning production runs at the Barbican. The musical looks at the last week of Jesus‚Äô life, including his arrival in Jerusalem with his disciples, and crucifixion. It includes a number of classic rock musical numbers including ‚ÄúGethsemane‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúI Don‚Äôt Know How To Love Him‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúEverything‚Äôs Alright‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúSuperstar‚ÄĚ.


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Hal- stead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Buckingham Palace & Free Time
Day
Friday 23rd August 2019
A £56 S £54
 
Explore the lavishly furnished State Rooms of one of the world's few remaining working royal palaces. 2019 marks 200 years since Queen Victoria's birth so a special exhibition will tell the story of how the young queen transformed Buckingham Palace from a private house into a working royal residence. It is also the 50th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death so another special exhibition brings together more than 200 of the Renaissance master's greatest drawings in the Royal Collection.


Coach leaves Stanway at 8am, Earls Colne 8.15am, Halstead at 8.30am, Braintree 8.50am. Departing approx. 5pm.
 
London Shops Or Sights
London
Day
Friday 23rd August 2019
£33
 
London Shops or Sights


Coach leaves Stanway at 8am, Earls Colne 8.15am, Halstead at 8.30am, Braintree 8.50am. Departing approx. 5pm
 
Golden Arrow, Bluebell Railway
Day
Sunday 1st September 2019
£125 (£60 deposit)
 
The fabulous Golden Arrow with its style and panache made it one of the most glamorous and famous trains in the world.  Carriages evoke the heady days of the 1920/30s with their unique wall panel marquetry and plush seating with others hailing from the 1950s and provide equally comfortable and plush surrounding, being built to convey 1st Class passengers.  On board you will enjoy fine food and wine served to the standards of yesteryear. The service departs from Sheffield Park Station and travels through the beautiful countryside of the Sussex Weald. Dress is smart no jeans or trainers.


Coach leaves Stanway at 9am, Earls Colne 9.15am, Halstead 9.30am & Braintree 9.50am.
 
Camden Cruise With Fish & ChipsCamden EXTRA DATE!
Camden
Day
Wednesday 4th September 2019
£66
 
A tranquil oasis in the heart of London’s bustling Camden Lock, is where we will board our traditional canal boat to explore London’s historic and picturesque Regents Canal. Your 90 minute round trip travels through the famous Camden Lock, before sailing through London Zoo & Regent’s Park, and a short canal tunnel to Robert Browning’s Island at Little Venice, returning to Camden. We will enjoy a fish and chip lunch before our cruise, which truly is an experience in itself. All the seafood used is sustainable. It’s caught on day boats and then delivered to the shop by a third-generation Billingsgate fishmonger. Enjoy a short time in the market or watch the world go by enjoying a drink.


Leaving Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne 8.45am, Halstead 9am & Braintree 9.20am, departing approx. 4.30pm.
 
Fiddler On The Roof
Playhouse Theatre
Evening
Friday 6th September 2019
£83
 
Old traditions and young love collide in this joyous and timely celebration of life. Tevye’s daughters’ unexpected choice of husbands opens his heart to new possibilities, as his close-knit community all so feel winds of change blowing through their tiny village. Featuring the iconic score including Tradition, Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Sunrise, Sunset and If I Were a Rich Man.


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm, Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Groan UPS
Vaudeville Theatre
Evening
Thursday 3rd October 2019
£63
 
A brand new comedy for anyone who ever went to school! From the parents of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG comes a brand-new comedy all about growing up. Are we the same people at 30 as we were at 13? Does school life determine our future? Do we ever grow out of our school crush? Playing an unruly classroom of kids and anarchic high school teenagers, through to the aches and pains of adulthood.


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
RHS Wisley
Wood Fest
Day
Saturday 5th October 2019
RHS £33, £45
 
Wisley has had a make over. It now has a Welcome building that has transformed the entrance to Wisley, putting design, plants and horticulture at the forefront for visitors to enjoy. A beautiful, spacious and airy arrivals hall with a¬†100-seater table-service restaurant, caf√© and shop with indoor and outdoor seating. Hundreds of beautiful artisan products and books combine to create the perfect place to browse, shop or meet friends. The buildings are grouped around an open-air ‚Äėvillage square‚Äô adjacent to¬†Seven Acres, with plenty of space to relax and provide a focal point for events at the garden.


Coach leaves Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne 8.45am, Halstead 9am & Braintree 9.20am, departing approx. 4.30pm.
 
The Drifters Girl
Saturday 5th October 2019
 
, Garrick Theatre Thursday 29th October, £70 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.
 
BIG
Dominion Theatre
Evening
Wednesday 16th October 2019
£66
 
Josh Baskin is 12 and life sucks, until one night at a carnival his wish to be big is granted. Now, trapped in an adult body in a grown-up world, he’s asking: is being BIG all it’s cracked up to be?  Don’t miss the hilarious, heart-warming BIG hearted musical as it lights up London for nine weeks only.


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Afternoon Tea On The Thames & London Eye At Night
London
Day
Thursday 24th October 2019
£92
 
Spend time sightseeing on the Thames whilst enjoying an afternoon tea of sandwiches, scones and cakes (Champagne extra cost). We will then take a flight on the London Eye and see the magnificent London skyline all lit up.


Coach will leave Stanway at Midday, Earls Colne 12.15pm, Halstead 12.30pm & Braintree 12.50pm. We boardthe boat at 3.15pm returning at 4.45pm to go onwards to the Eye. Departing London approx. 7pm.
 
War Horse
The Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre
Evening
Wednesday 30th October 2019
£84
 
A touching and highly imaginative drama that will take you on an unforgettable journey. At the dawn of the First World War, Albert's beloved horse Joey is sold to the cavalry and whisked off to France. Albert soon gets caught in the middle of bloody battles and devastating crossfire and he can't seem to forget his four-legged companion. While not yet old enough to enlist into the armed forces, Albert is led by destiny on an unforgettable quest to find and bring back Joey. Featuring  fabulous cast of actors who work to bring the life-sized puppets to life, War Horse is absolutely unmissable!


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
& Juliet The Musical
Shaftesbury Theatre
Evening
Wednesday 6th November 2019
£64
 
You’ll have heard of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, as the tragic star-crossed lovers took their own lives. But, what if Juliet had never taken her life? Putting Juliet in the centre of her own story, & Juliet is a brand new musical set to light up the West End. With the musical featuring songs of globally acclaimed song-writer Max Martin who has worked with artists including Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, Ariana Grande and Celine Dion, & Juliet will be a fun-filled show that proves when it comes to love, there’s always life after Romeo...


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Tina
Evening
Wednesday 13th November 2019
£72
 
It's simply the best new musical! Celebrating the life and songs of Rock'n'Roll icon Tina Turner, a collaboration between Mamma Mia director Phyllida Lloyd, Sister Act choreographer Anthony van Laast, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory set designer Mark Thompson and Tina Turner, the legend herself. From modest beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, Anna Mae Bullock defied the bounds of her age, gender and race to become global superstar Tina Turner. One of the world's best-selling artists of all time, she has won 11 Grammy Awards and sold more concert tickets than any other solo performer in music histoy.


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Classical Spectacular
Royal Albert Hall (stalls)
Evening
Friday 22nd November 2019
£85
 
From the very best classical music and state of the art technology to electrifying multicoloured laser displays and our famous thundering finale to the music of the 1812 Overture with THUNDERING CANNONS AND INDOOR FIREWORKS.


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Stonor Park & Country Homes & Interiors Christmas
Day
Saturday 23rd November 2019
£45
 
Find creative and crafted festive gifts plus home, decorating and lifestyle products. Located in the grounds of Stonor Park in beautifully styled marquees, browse more than 100 stands, and watch demonstrations from new and exciting country businesses.
See Stonor House decorated for Christmas by the Stonor Family. Imagine the many family members and friends who would have celebrated this festive season through the centuries.


Leaving Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne 8.45am , Halstead 9am & Braintree 9.20am. Depart approx. 4.30pm.
 
Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market
Day
Wednesday 27th November 2019
£35
 
Recognised as one of the best in Europe due to its unique location, high quality exhibitors and bustling atmosphere. Christmas gifts, decorations and festive foods can be found in abundance, as well as an ice rink, if you dare. All stalls have been hand-picked for their interesting, high quality and unique products many of which can’t be bought on the high street.


Coach leaves Stanway at 7.30am, Earls Colne 7.45am, Halstead 8am & Braintree 8.20am. Depart approx. 4.30pm.
 
Thursford Christmas Spectacular
Matinee
Wednesday 4th December 2019
£72.00
 
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.


There will be an early lunch stop at Swatham. Pickups from Stanway, Earls Colne, Halstead & Braintree, times to be confirmed.
 
The Red Shoes
Saddlers Wells
Evening
Thursday 5th December 2019
£72
 
Matthew Bourne’s triumphant adaptation of the legendary film returns to London, having won two Olivier awards and dazzled audiences across the UK and the USA. A tale of obsession, possession and one girl's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion.


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Christmas Celebration
Royal Albert Hall
Evening
Wednesday 11th December 2019
£74
 
There’s no better way to enjoy the festive spirit than attending John Rutter’s popular Christmas Celebration, conducted and presented to you by John Rutter himself and performed for you by the RPO. Don’t miss this Christmas extravaganza at the magnificent Royal Albert Hall, brimming with sing-along carols, rousing fanfares and festive favourites to fill you with Christmas sparkle and cheer. 


Leaving Stanway at 3.30pm, Earls Colne 3.45pm, Halstead 4pm & Braintree 4.20pm.
 
Christmas At Kew
Day
Thursday 12th December 2019
£50
 
Transforming into a magical after dark explosion of festive colour, you will embark on an illuminated trail inspired by the Gardens themselves. A one mile sparkling path winds its way through the world-famous gardens in a magical after dark experience. With over a million twinkling pea-lights and thousands of laser beams. Walk under welcoming arches into a world festooned with seasonal cheer and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour.


Leaving Stanway at 1.30pm, Earls Colne 1.45pm, Halstead 2pm & Braintree 2.20pm. Entrance at Kew is 5pm.
 
Thursford Christmas Spectacular
Matinee
Friday 20th December 2019
£72. 00
 
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.


There will be an early lunch stop at Swatham. Pickups from Stanway, Earls Colne, Halstead & Braintree, times to be confirmed.
 
Top Hat With 2 Course Lunch
Sonning
Matinee
Thursday 9th January 2020
£96
 
Sonning, Top Hat with 2 Course Lunch. Top Hat brings the glamour of Hollywood‚Äôs 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‚Äôs magnificent songs including Puttin‚Äô on the Ritz, Cheek to Cheek, Isn‚Äôt 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 ‚Äď as Irving Berlin says ‚Äď ‚Äúmusic and love and romance; let‚Äôs face the music and dance!‚ÄĚ


Coach leaves Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne 8.45am, Halstead 9am & Braintree 9.20am.
 
Singin' In The Rain
Sonning Mill
Day
Saturday 11th January 2020
£86
 
The Greatest Movie Musical of all time…. Singin’ in the Rain.
A brilliant script, show stopping chorography and a hit parade score of Hollywood standards including Make ‚Äėem Laugh, You are My Lucky Star, Good Mornin and of course the one that you will all be waiting for‚Ķ Singin‚Äô in the Rain - and yes there will be real rain!!! All brought to you by the talented team of Director Joseph Pitcher & Musical Director/Arranger Charlie Ingles. Includes 2 course lunch & tea or coffee.


Leaving Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne 8.45am, Halstead 9am & Braintree 9.20am.
 
TUTANKHAMUN
Saatchi Gallery
Day
Friday 17th January 2020
£56
 
The legend of Tutankhamun captured imaginations globally when, in 1922 his tomb was unearthed by British explorer Howard Carter and financier Lord Carnarvon. Produced by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and IMG, and presented in London by Viking Cruises 

TUTANKHAMUN: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh will unveil more than 150 original objects from the tomb with 60 pieces travelling out of Egypt for the first and last time. Come and discover the most famous of the Pharaohs, and the young sovereign’s personal belongings as you follow his passage into everlasting life, before the artefacts are permanently installed within the Egyptian Grand Museum which is currently under construction.


Coach leaves Stanway at 8am, Earls Colne 8.15am, Halstead 8.30am & Braintree 8.50am, depart approx. 3.30pm.
 
Mamma Mia THE PARTY
Thursday 23rd January 2020
£167
 
Imagine a wonderful exotic Greek Taverna, with exotic landlord Nikos, his family and friends. They are opening their doors so you can be right in the heart of a Greek island paradise, eating great Mediterranean food, drinking, singing and dancing to ABBA songs in a Mamma Mia! world. Starting with a mouth-watering mezze selection, you’ll feast on traditional starters followed by succulent meat dishes paired with tempting sides, ending on a deliciously sweet note with authentic Greek desserts. The taverna also has its own bar serving a varied selection of red, white and rosé wines and champagne.


Coach leaves Stanway 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
The Shard
London
Wednesday 29th January 2020
£53
 
Experience breath taking views of London 800ft above the city. Take in the 360 degree panoramic views of up to 40 miles. The Shard has 11,000 glass panels, covering 56,000 square metres (602,779 sq ft). This is equal to the size of eight football pitches! It takes 17 (brave) window cleaners 3 months to clean the whole building. Travel 68 floors at 6 meters per second. The lifts are amongst the fastest in London.


Coach leaves Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne 8.45am, Halstead 9am & Braintree 9.20am, Depart 4pm.
 
London Museums - Which Will You Choose?
London
Wednesday 29th January 2020
£33
 
Victoria & Albert
Natural History Museum
Science Museum


Coach leaves Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne 8.45am, Halstead 9am & Braintree 9.20am, Depart 4pm.
 
Cirque Du Soleil‚ÄĒLuzia
Royal Albert Hall
Evening
Thursday 30th January 2020
£99
 
Escape to an imaginary Mexico - a sumptuous world suspended between dreams and reality. Smoothly passing from an old movie set to the ocean to a smoky dance hall or an arid desert, LUZIA cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity. The delightfully imaginative and visually stunning show will see brand new acts and breath-taking production, never before used by Cirque du Soleil at The Royal Albert Hall, including incorporating rain into acrobatic and artistic scenes.


Coach leaves Stanway at 3.30pm, Earls Colne 3.45pm, Halstead 4pm & Braintree 4.20pm.
 
D
Evening
Monday 3rd February 2020
 
The Drifters Girl, Garrick Theatre 17th February 2022 £70 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.
 
Drif
Monday 3rd February 2020
 
The Drifters Girl, Garrick Theatre 17th February 2022 £70 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.
 
Mary Poppins
Prince Edward Theatre
Evening
Wednesday 5th February 2020
£88
 
Mary Poppins is Practically Perfect! Everyone's original favourite nanny arrives at the Banks household just in time to set things straight with wisdom a bit of magic and a song or two. Join Mary, Jane and Michael as they feed the birds and fly kites.
You'll hear many of your favourite songs including 'Chim Chim Cher-ee,‚Äô ‚ÄėA Spoonful of Sugar,‚Äô ‚ÄėSupercalifragilisticexpialidocious,‚Äô and ‚ÄėLet‚Äôs Go Fly a Kite' and you'll meet new characters and learn new songs that will have you floating out of the Prince Edward Theatre.


Coach leaves Stanway at 3.30pm, Earls Colne 3.45pm, Halstead 4pm & Braintree 4.20pm.
 
Strictly Come Dancing - The Live Tour 2020
London O2
Evening
Sunday 9th February 2020
£98
 
Clear the floor and whip out your score cards, because the Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour is back for 2020 and will waltz its way to The O2 in February.
You will be delighted to hear that Strictly favourite and 2018 TV show winner Stacey Dooley is returning to host the tour for the first time. Stacey will be joined on stage by a selection of celebrities and professional dancers from the much awaited 17th series of the award-winning BBC One show.

Tickets are in the lower part of the O2, Block 110, X, Y & Z, 6.30pm start


Coach departs Stanway 3 pm, Earls Colne 3.15pm, Halstead 3.30pm & Braintree 3.45pm
 
Dudley Canal Cruise
Tuesday 11th February 2020
£74
 
Dudley Canal Cruise &¬†Black Country Living¬†Museum with Lunch A 45 minute underground canal boat trip within Dudley‚Äôs limestone caverns starts our day.¬†See the amazing lifelike reconstructions in Hurst Cavern, delight in the incredible music and light show in the Singing Cavern. You will also discover the traditional art of ‚Äėlegging‚Äô in the tunnels. We will then have lunch, (please choose when booking) Sausage & mash/ Scampi & chips/ Ham, egg & chips or Cottage pie & peas. We then make our way to The Black Country Living Museum, famous for once being the centre of industry. Experience over fifty authentic shops, houses and workshops which have been carefully reconstructed.¬† Costumed characters who will explain what it was like to live and work and watch various live demonstrations.


Coach leaves Stanway at 7am, Earls Colne 7.15am, Halstead 7.30am & Braintree 7.50am. We have made time for a comfort stop on route.
 
Monday 17th February 2020
 
The Drifters Girl, Garrick Theatre 17th February 2022 £70 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.
 
The Wedding Singer
Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre
Evening
Thursday 20th February 2020
£60
 
It’s 1985. Hair is huge, greed is good and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart isNew Jersey’s favourite wedding singer. Based on the Hollywood Blockbuster, this strictly limited run of The Wedding Singer sees multi-talented Strictly Come Dancing star Kevin Clifton take on the role of Robbie Hart. When his own fiancée dumps him at the altar a seriously bummed out Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Can sweet natured Julia and her best friend Holly lure Robbie out of the dumpster and back into the limelight? Or is he going to see her head off down the aisle with Wall Street bad boy Glenn?


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
The Stitch Festival
The Business Design Centre, London
Day
Saturday 29th February 2020
£45
 
The Stitch Festival formerly known as The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show is the ultimate day out for textile craft lovers. The Stitch Festival champions creativity with hundreds of workshops, demonstrations, fashion exhibitions, textile installations, as well as 200 of our most loved exhibitors selling specialist craft supplies. Spend a day re-stocking your yarn stash, l earning to knit, mastering the art of tailoring and more. There has never been a better excuse to get involved in craft!


Coach leaves Stanway at 8.30, Earls Colne 8.45am, Halstead 9am & Braintree 9.20am, Departing approx. 4.30pm.
 
Tina
Aldwych Theatre
Evening
Wednesday 4th March 2020
£77
 
It's simply the best new musical! Celebrating the life and songs of Rock'n'Roll icon Tina Turner, a collaboration between Mamma Mia director Phyllida Lloyd, Sister Act choreographer Anthony van Laast, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory set designer Mark Thompson and Tina Turner, the legend herself. From modest beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, Anna Mae Bullock defied the bounds of her age, gender and race to become global superstar Tina Turner. One of the world's best-selling artists of all time, she has won 11 Grammy Awards and sold more concert tickets than any other solo performer in music history.


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Pretty Woman
Piccadilly Theatre
Evening
Wednesday 18th March 2020
£66 Tickets in stalls & Dress Circle
 
GET READY TO FALL IN LOVE One of Hollywood‚Äôs 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¬ģ winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), an original score by Grammy¬ģ winner Bryan Adams and his long time song writing partner Jim Vallance (‚ÄúSummer of ‚Äô69‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúHeaven‚ÄĚ) and a book by the movie‚Äôs legendary director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J.F. Lawton.
 
Tutankhamun
Saatchi Gallery
Day
Wednesday 25th March 2020
£56
 
The legend of Tutankhamun captured imaginations globally when, in 1922 his tomb was unearthed by British explorer Howard Carter and financier Lord Carnarvon. Produced by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and IMG, and presented in London by Viking Cruises  TUTANKHAMUN: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh will unveil more than 150 original objects from the tomb with 60 pieces travelling out of Egypt for the first and last time. Come and discover the most famous of the Pharaohs, and the young sovereign’s personal belongings as you follow his passage into everlasting life, before the artefacts are permanently installed within the Egyptian Grand Museum which is currently under construction.


Coach leaves Stanway at 8am, Earls Colne 8.15am, Halstead 8.30am & Braintree 8.50am, depart approx. 3.30pm.
 
The Prince Of Egypt
Dominion Theatre
Evening
Thursday 2nd April 2020
£58
 
Journey through the wonders of Ancient Egypt as two young men, raised together as brothers in a kingdom of privilege, find themselves suddenly divided by a secret past. One must rule as Pharaoh, the other must rise up and free his true people; both face a destiny that will change history forever. Based on the acclaimed DreamWorks Animation film, and featuring the Academy Award¬ģ-winning, chart-topping song, When You Believe, The Prince of Egypt is an exhilarating, powerful and joyous celebration of belief and the human spirit.


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
The Ideal Home Show, Olympia
Olympia
Day
Saturday 4th April 2020
£44
 
Inspiring ideas, to innovative products and on-trend solutions for your home, the Ideal Home Show, brings together full scale show homes, over 600 companies, 100’s of free talks, the latest technology and fresh ideas from a team of experts. Also companies offer health and wellbeing advice, and an opportunity to be pampered. You’ll be able to shop from a huge range of exhibiting companies all under one roof. Touch, feel and test products from an unrivalled collection of independent retailers, as well as plenty of your favourite brands and lots that you won’t be able to find on the high street.


Coach leaves Stanway at 8.30, Earls Colne 8.45am, Halstead 9am & Braintree 9.20am, Departing approx. 4.30pm.
 
It’s Mystery Tour Time
Wednesday 8th April 2020
£42
 
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
 
The Mill At Sonning, Relatively Speaking & 2 Course Lunch
The Mill At Sonning
Matinee
Saturday 11th April 2020
£86
 
Greg only met Ginny a month ago but has already made up his mind that she‚Äôs the girl for him. When she tells him that she‚Äôs going to visit her parents, he decides this is the moment to ask her father for his daughter‚Äôs 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 ‚Äď they‚Äôre not Ginny‚Äôs 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,¬†RELATIVELY SPEAKING¬†was¬†Alan Ayckbourn‚Äės first great West End success and turned him into a household name.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.
 
Only Fools And Horses The Musical
Theatre Royal Haymarket
Evening
Wednesday 10th June 2020
£89.00
 
One of Britains most iconic TV sitcoms Only Fools and Horses comes to London's West End in a new musical stage adaptation by Jim Sullivan and Paul Whitehouse. Take a trip back to 1989 and get reacquainted with Britain's most loveable rogues, as the Trotters of Peckham are brought to life once again through an ingenious and hilarious original score. Paul Whitehouse takes centre stage as Grandad, uniting Del Boy and Rodney in this unique showstopper that features cherished material from the TV series, the laughs, dodgy dealings and unforgettable moments to boot.


Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Pretty Woman
Piccadilly Theatre
Evening
Thursday 9th July 2020
£66 Tickets in stalls & Dress Circle
 
GET READY TO FALL IN LOVE One of Hollywood‚Äôs 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¬ģ winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), an original score by Grammy¬ģ winner Bryan Adams and his long time song writing partner Jim Vallance (‚ÄúSummer of ‚Äô69‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúHeaven‚ÄĚ) and a book by the movie‚Äôs legendary director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J.F. Lawton.
 
RHS Hampton Court
RHS Hampton Court
Day
Saturday 11th July 2020
£69
 
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 at 7.30am, Earls Colne 7.45am, Halstead 8am & Braintree 8.20am, depart approx. 5pm.
 
Only Fools And Horses The Musical
Theatre Royal Haymarket
Evening
Wednesday 22nd July 2020
£89
 
One of Britains most iconic TV sitcoms Only Fools and Horses comes to London’s West End in a new musical stage adaptation by Jim Sullivan and Paul Whitehouse. Take a trip back to 1989 and get reacquainted with Britain’s most loveable rogues, as the Trotters of Peckham are brought to life once again through an ingenious and hilarious original score. Paul Whitehouse takes centre stage as Grandad, uniting Del Boy and Rodney in this unique showstopper that features cherished material from the TV series, the laughs, dodgy dealings and unforgettable moments to boot.


Leaving Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Tina, The Musical
Aldwych Theatre
Evening
Thursday 6th August 2020
£77
 
It's simply the best new musical! Celebrating the life and songs of Rock'n'Roll icon Tina Turner, a collaboration between Mamma Mia director Phyllida Lloyd, Sister Act choreographer Anthony van Laast, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory set designer Mark Thompson and Tina Turner, the legend herself. From modest beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, Anna Mae Bullock defied the bounds of her age, gender and race to become global superstar Tina Turner. One of the world's best-selling artists of all time, she has won 11 Grammy Awards and sold more concert tickets than any other solo performer in music history.


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Hello Dolly
Adelphi Theatre
Evening
Thursday 3rd September 2020
£74
 
Starring Imelda Staunton as New York City matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi receives her toughest challenge yet when she travels to Yonkers to find a suitable wife for the miserly ‚Äúwell-known unmarried half-a-millionaire‚ÄĚ Horace. She successfully matches many others in the city, including Horace‚Äôs niece and two clerks, but everything seems to go wrong when it comes to Horace. Dolly finally realises that Horace might be the man for her ‚Äď if only her late husband would send her a sign ‚Äď and if Horace himself will have her.


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Busman’s Holiday
Sonning
Day
Sunday 6th September 2020
£92
 
Sonning, Busman‚Äôs Holiday, with 2 Course Lunch, ‚ÄúDorothy L Sayers is one of the greatest writers of The Golden Age of British crime fiction. This is her masterpiece! A love story with detective interruptions. It is enriched with gorgeous characters that bring delightful humour to the story. And the murder method itself remains the most ingenious ever devised by any crime writer.‚ÄĚ said directer Brian Blessed. Lord Peter Wimsey ‚Äď upper crust sleuth ‚Äď has married his lovely fiancee, Harriet Vane. But his honeymoon bliss is shattered when the dead body of the house‚Äôs previous owner turns up in the cellar. A brilliant whodunnit filled with thrills and humour!


Coach leaves Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne 8.45am, Halstead 9am & Braintree 9.20am.
 
The Drifters Girl
Garrick Theatre
Evening
Friday 16th October 2020
£70
 
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, alongsideher husband, fought for three decades to turn Atlantic Records' hottest vocal group into a global phenomenon. From the highs of hit records and sell outtours 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.