Saffords Coaches

2019 DAY EXCURSIONS

DATES DESTINATION/DEPARTURE POINTS & TIMES FARES    
  Unless stated otherwise all full day excursions will leave for return at 17.00  hours.  Please confirm departure times with coach driver.      
  Entrance fees etc. are NOT included in the fares, unless otherwise stated.      
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APRIL        
TUE 2 IDEAL HOME EXHIBITION   Includes admission.  'Making Britain's homes ideal for over 100 years'. Visit this popular annual exhibition of ideas and inspiration for your home and garden.  32.50 31.50 15.50
SAT 6  IDEAL HOME EXHIBITION   Includes admission.  'Making Britain's homes ideal for over 100 years'. Visit this popular annual exhibition of ideas and inspiration for your home and garden.  32.50 31.50 15.50
SUN 7   SUFFOLK COASTAL TOUR  Explore the Suffolk coast starting in Woodbridge with a coffee break before passing through Orford with its castle and smokery, onto Snape Maltings for some free time.  Stopping in the seaside town of Aldeburgh before we make our way via Thorpeness to Southwold for some more free time before heading home. 24.00 22.50 16.50
SAT 13 LINCOLN A day to explore the Cathedral town of Lincoln.  With a chance to visit the Maker's Market in the Cornhill Quarter where you can view and buy a variety of beautiful, hand-crafted, and unique pieces of artwork and crafts. 20.00 19.00 15.00
SUN 14 GT. YARMOUTH A day at leisure in this popular seaside town.  23.50 23.00 18.00
FRI 19  EASTER WICKSTEED PARK - Magic of the Music Halls  Including admission and afternoon tea.  A magical journey that celebrates the very best of Broadway and the West End that pays homage to many of the very best songwriters of all time.  Please advise any dietary requirements. 38.50 37.50 34.00
SAT 20 SOUTHWOLD & ALDEBURGH Suffolk by the sea in the charming seaside town of Southwold and the delightful fishing port of Aldeburgh.  Bedford pick up 24.50 24.00 18.50
MON 22 EASTER CLACTON –ON-SEA   The largest town on the Essex Sunshine Coast, a bustling seaside resort. It boasts an array of entertainment facilities including a pleasure pier and arcades. 22.00 21.00 16.00
SAT 27 COTSWOLDS TOWN & VILLAGES SPRING TOUR   Stopping in Banbury for coffee, then via Chipping Campden to Broadway for a short stop.  Continue via Moreton-in-the-Marsh, Stow-on-the-Wold to Bourton-on-the-Water for lunch.  In the afternoon stop at Burford before returning home. 23.50 22.50 16.50
MAY        
SAT 4 SHERINGHAM & CROMER   A day in two seaside towns on the North Norfolk coast.  Bedford Pick Up 24.50 22.50 18.50
SUN 5 ABINGDON AIR & COUNTRY SHOW  Includes admission.  The  Abingdon Air and Country Show is a really fun way to start the Air Show season.  With a varied mix of flying displays and the country fayre style arena and showground, plus many other attractions. 37.00 31.00 20.00
MON 6 BH BURNHAM MARKET & WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA   Picturesque Burnham Market has original independent shops, selling a wide range of exciting products and Wells-next-the-Sea an upsoiled seaside destination, waiting to be discovered. 23.50 23.00 18.00
SAT 11 HUNSTANTON A day at leisure in this popular Norfolk seaside town.   21.50 20.50 15.50
SUN 12 WINDSOR CASTLE & SAVILL GARDENS   Includes admission  Visit the splendour of Windsor Castle and the vibrant colour of The Savill Garden's. 45.00 41.50 31.00
SAT 18 GIN DISTILLERY TOUR & STRATFORD-UPON-AVON  Includes admission.  Visit  the Shakespeare Distillery for a tour and Gin tasting.  No children under the age of 18 can be admitted.  Then onto Stratford-upon-Avon,  a real taste of Olde England. 33.50 32.00 15.00
SUN 19 SKEGNESS  A day at leisure on the Lincolnshire coast  Bedford Pick Up 24.50 24.00 18.50
SAT 25 GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY, LOUGHBOROUGH & LEICESTER  Includes train fare.  Take a ride on the Great Central Railway, which played a starring role in the Netflix series The Crown.  Arriving in Leicester for the rest of the afternoon. 27.00 26.00 19.00
SUN 26 BRIGHTON A day at your leisure in this popular Sussex seaside resort. 24.50 23.50 18.50
MON 27 BH MATLOCK BATH & BAKEWELL   Visit two popular places in the Peak district.  Matlock Bath, one of the most scenically beautiful places in Derbyshire and the picturesque town of Bakewell situated in the heart of the National Park. 23.50 22.50 18.00
WED 29 COLCHESTER ZOO  Includes admission. Colchester Zoo is one of Europe's finest zoos with over 260 rare species many part of breeding programmes. Interactive daily displays get you closer to the animals . 39.00 36.50 28.50
JUNE        
SAT 1 SOUTHEND-ON-SEA   A day in this traditional seaside town with 7 miles of seafront.  23.50 23.00 18.00
SUN 2 KEW GARDENS  Includes admission.  Explore the World's most famous botanic garden with breathtaking landscapes, iconic glasshouses, historic buildings and a vast range of rare and beautiful plants.  35.00 33.00 20.00
SAT 8 BURE VALLEY RAILWAY & BROADS CRUISE   Includes train & Cruise fare.  Take a train and explore the 9 miles of the Bure Valley. A stretch of lovely rural Norfolk between Aylsham and Wroxham, where we board the boat for a 1.1/2 hr cruise on the Norfolk Broads. 36.00 35.00 27.00
SUN 9 RAF COSFORD   Includes admission.  The RAF Cosford Air Show will include an action-packed flying display with the very best displays including powerful demonstrations of modern military aircraft, captivating appearances from iconic vintage aircraft and adrenaline pumping aerobatic displays. Also historic aircraft to see on the ground. A brilliant day out for all the family. 40.00 39.00 33.00
SAT 15 BBC GARDENERS’ WORLD & GOOD FOOD SHOW, NEC   Includes admission.  A great day out for all food & garden lovers. Filled to bursting with beautiful gardens, unbeatable shopping and experts sharing their tips and ideas.   41.50 40.00 18.00
SUN 16 WATERPERRY GARDENS  Includes admission.  Enjoy the beautiful 8 acres of landscaped ornamental gardens, 200ft long herbaceous border, plenty to inspire you. 23.00 22.00 12.00
SAT 22 BLENHEIM PALACE FLOWER SHOW, PARK & GARDENS  Includes admission.  This show offers a fantastic experience, with the country's top nurseries showcasing the best of British gardening in the grand Floral Marquee.  Celebrity guests will also be sharing their professional tips and visitors are promised plenty of fabulous shopping. 25.50 23.00 15.50
SUN 23 GT. YARMOUTH A day at leisure in this popular seaside town. Bedford Pick Up 24.50 24.00 18.50
SAT 29 HEVER CASTLE IN BLOOM  Includes admission.  Hever Castle’s annual garden event showcases the glorious award winning gardens at the height of their summer beauty. Enjoy one of the finest displays of more than 4,000 roses in Kent, the Garden of England. Making sure to head inside the Castle to see the stunning English floral displays themed around the scent of roses. 34.00 32.00 21.00
SUN 30 KENT COASTAL TOUR  Enjoy a tour of the old Kent coast stopping at Broadstairs, Sandwich via Ramsgate and the pretty seaside town of Deal. 25.00 24.00 17.50
JULY        
SAT 6  WISBECH ROSE FAIR  Spend a day in the Fens at one of the finest flower festivals in England.  The town comes alive with stalls, entertainment and a Parade of Floats.  Admission to the four churches, each with their own floral theme are free, but donations appreciated. 18.50 17.50 13.50
SUN 7 HAMPTON COURT PALACE GARDEN FESTIVAL  Includes admission.  Visit the World's largest annual garden show set in the spectacular grounds of Hampton Court Palace.  Please book early.  49.50 48.50 16.00
SAT 13 WOODBRIDGE & FELIXSTOWE  Visit the historic riverside market town of Woodbridge and spend the afternoon by the sea in Felixstowe.  Bedford Pick Up 24.50 24.00 18.50
SUN 14 SOUTHWOLD & ALDEBURGH Suffolk by the sea in the charming seaside town of Southwold and the delightful fishing port of Aldeburgh.   23.50 23.00 18.00
SAT 20 SKEGNESS  A day at leisure on the Lincolnshire coast. 23.50 23.00 18.00
SUN 21 WINDSOR or LEGOLAND    The choice is yours, either spend a great day in Windsor or take the children to Legoland   (admission not included)   20.00 19.00 16.00
WED 24 SANDRINGHAM FLOWER SHOW Includes admission.  This is one of the most prestigious horticultural events in the East of England set in magnificent surroundings offering a great day out full of entertainment. 32.50 31.50 15.50
SAT 27 CITY OF CANTERBURY  The historic Cathedral City is easily explored on foot and is packed with things to see and do. 25.00 24.00 18.00
SUN 28 HUNSTANTON A day at leisure in this popular Norfolk seaside town.   21.50 20.50 15.50
TUES 30 MORETON-IN-THE-MARSH MARKET & BOURTON    Royal Charter Market, the largest weekday tourist attraction in the Cotswolds.  Also visiting Bourton-on-the-Water.  21.00 20.00 15.50
WED 31 WEST MIDLANDS SAFARI PARK  Includes admission.  Located in the stunning Worcestershire countryside.  There are many different animals including Giraffes, Tigers, Lions, Reptiles, Penguins as well as animatroic dinosaurs! 31.00 29.50 25.00
AUGUST        
THURS 1 FAKENHAM MARKET & SHERINGHAM  Combine some time to wander around the market in Fakenham with time by the sea in Sheringham.   23.50 21.50 18.00
SAT 3 SOUTHEND-ON-SEA   A day in this traditional seaside town with 7 miles of seafront.  Bedford Pick Up 24.50 24.00 18.50
SUN 4 DEAL & RAMSGATE   A visit to Ramsgate one of the great English seaside towns of the 19th century and the picturesque seaside town of Deal. 24.00 23.00 15.50
TUE 6 BUCKINGHAM PALACE STATE ROOMS   Includes admission.  The State Rooms at the heart of Buckingham Palace provide the setting for ceremonial occasions and official entertaining.  At the end of a visit to the State Rooms, the popular garden Café is the perfect place to enjoy views of the lake across the Palace lawn. 43.00 41.50 24.00
WED 7 MAIDENHEAD TO WINDSOR RIVER CRUISE   Includes boat fare.  Join us for a 1½ hour Thames cruise from Maidenhead to Windsor, providing spectacular view of the Castle from the river, before spending the afternoon in Windsor. 29.00 28.00 20.00
THURS 8 GT. YARMOUTH A day at leisure in this popular seaside town.  23.50 23.00 18.00
SAT 10 AUDLEY END HOUSE & GARDENS  Includes admission.  Audley End House is a largely early 17th century country house.  It was once a prodigy house, a Palace in all but name and renowned as one of the finest Jacobean houses in England. 31.00 28.50 20.00
SUN 11 SHERINGHAM & CROMER   A day in two seaside towns on the North Norfolk coast  23.50 21.50 18.00
WED 14 BRITISH MOTOR MUSEUM, GAYDON  Includes admission.  The British Motor Museum - the world's largest collection of historic British cars. Celebrating the past, present and future of British motoring.  There are over 300 British classic cars for  visitors to explore from the colletions of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust and the Jaguar Heritage Trust.  Plenty to keep everyone entertained.  25.50 24.50 18.00
THURS 15 MARLOW TO HENLEY RIVER CRUISE  Includes boat fare.  Time for refreshments before joining 2¼ hour Thames cruise from Marlow to Henley passing through many beautiful villages before finishing the cruise along the world famous Henley Royal Regatta course.  Enjoy some free time in Henley before returning home.   35.00 34.00 22.50
SAT 17 EMMETTS GARDENS, SEVENOAKS  Includes admissionEmmetts Gardens is a wonderful day out.  Wander through the rock and rose gardens, take in the views from the south gardens and catch up over a cream tea in the refreshment point. 28.00 27.00 19.00
SUN 18 HUNSTANTON A day at leisure in this popular Norfolk seaside town.  Bedford Pick Up 22.50 21.50 16.00
TUE 20 NEWBURY & KENNET HORSE DRAWN BOAT   Includes boat cruise with tea and cake.  Spend free time in Newbury then enjoy the peace and tranquillity on the Kennet and Avon Canal from one of the few remaining horse drawn canal barges in the country. 36.00 34.00 31.00
WED 21 CROMER  A day at leisure on the North Norfolk Coast. 23.50 21.50 18.00
THURS 22 CLACTON AIR SHOW   Enjoy the air show taking to the skies over the Essex coast.  22.00 21.00 16.00
SAT 24 WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA   A beautiful seaside town on the North Norfolk Coast.  Bedford Pick Up 24.50 24.00 18.50
SUN 25 IRONBRIDGE, BLISTS HILL VICTORIAN TOWN  Includes admission.  Step back more than 100 years to the sights, sounds, smells and tasts of the Victorian age. Explore cosy cottages and authentic shops.  Discover sweet treats, enjoy delicious fish & chips or a jolly pub sing-a-long in the New Inn. 38.00 34.50 27.00
MON 26 BH SKEGNESS  A day at leisure on the Lincolnshire coast 23.50 23.00 18.00
WED 28 WOBURN SAFARI PARK  Includes admission.  Experience the thrill of driving alongside Rhino, Giraffe, Lions and many more amazing wild aminals set in over 300 acres, access the foot safari and enjoy the leisure area with lots of great activities included in the price. 34.00 31.00 25.00
SAT 31 SANDRINGHAM & HUNSTANTON   Stopping at Sandringham Visitors Centre on our way to Hunstanton for the afternoon.  21.50 20.50 15.50
SEPTEMBER        
SUN 1 KENSINGTON PALACE - 200th ANNIVERSARY OF QUEEN VICTORIA'S BIRTH  Includes admission.  Kensington Palace where Queen Victoria was born and spent most of her childhood.  See dresses and accessories spanning the last four decades of her life.  Also on display will be diaries written in Urdu under the tutelage of her Indian servant Adbul Karim.  Please book early. 39.00 36.00 20.00
SAT 7 LEE VALLEY CRUISE & VAN HAGE GARDEN CENTRE, WARE  Includes boat trip.  Take a 1 hour cruise along the River Lee at Broxbourne.  Afterwards we will stop at Van Hage Garden Centre, Ware. 22.00 21.00 17.00
SUN 8 SOUTHEND-ON-SEA   A day in this traditional seaside town with 7 miles of seafront.  23.50 23.00 18.00
SAT 14 BURY ST. EDMUNDS MARKET & LAVENHAM  Visit this delightful Suffolk town on a traditional market day.  Afterwards a stop in Lavenham. 16.50 15.50 11.50
SUN 15 SOUTHWOLD & ALDEBURGH Suffolk by the sea in the charming seaside town of Southwold and the delightful fishing port of Aldeburgh.  23.50 23.00 18.00
SAT 21 GT. YARMOUTH A day at leisure in this popular seaside town.  23.50 23.00 18.00
SUN 22 CLACTON –ON-SEA   The largest town on the Essex Sunshine Coast, a bustling seaside resort. It boasts an array of entertainment facilities including a pleasure pier and arcades. Bedford Pick Up 23.00 22.00 17.00
SAT 28 SUFFOLK COASTAL TOUR  Explore the Suffolk coast starting in Woodbridge with a coffee break before passing through Orford with its castle and smokery, onto Snape Maltings for some free time.  Stopping in the seaside town of Aldeburgh before we make our way via Thorpeness to Southwold for some more free time before heading home. 24.00 22.50 16.50
SUN 29 NATIONAL ARBORETUM   UK's Centre of Remembrance set in 150 acres of maturing woodland and gardens.  A beautiful place to remember loved ones and especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. 25.00 24.00 16.50
OCTOBER        
TUE 1 BRICK LANE MUSIC HALL  Includes admission and afternoon tea.  "The Sixties show".  Sorry no under 18's admitted.  Please book early and advise any dietary, disability requirements 55.50 54.50 N/A
SAT 5 SHERINGHAM & CROMER   A day in two seaside towns on the North Norfolk coast  23.50 21.50 18.00
SUN 6 WISLEY GARDENS Includes admission.  Wisley is one of the world’s great gardens, packed with horticultural inspiration. Admire traditional skills of wood and trees.  You could also see some of the best plants grown by the most experienced cyclamen growers in the country.  A  great day out for all. 29.50 28.50 26.50
SAT 12 KNITTING & STITCHING SHOW, ALEXANDRA PALACE  Includes admission.  An excellent show not only for knitting and stitching as the name suggests but so much more; crochet, embroidery, quilting, jewellery making, card making and more. 33.00 31.00 21.00
SUN 13 HOLKHAM HALL, FIELD TO FORK EXPERIENCE & WALLED GARDEN  Includes admission. This magnificent Palladian hall is a joy to discover, full of treasures in every room.  Visit the walled garden and enjoy the beautiful and tranquil setting.  The Field to Fork Experience is the interactive, fascinating and fun store of food and farming at Holkham.  A perfect day out. 36.00 34.50 24.00
SAT 19 COTSWOLDS TOWN & VILLAGES AUTUMN TOUR   Stopping in Banbury for coffee then via Chipping Camden, Broadway, Moreton, Stow and onto Bourton-on-the-Water for lunch and in the afternoon to Burford, Chipping Norton, Woodstock and returning via Thame 23.50 22.50 16.50
SAT 26 MATLOCK BATH & BAKEWELL IN THE AUTUMN   Visit two popular places in the Peak district.  Matlock bath, one of the most scenically beautiful places in Derbyshire and the picturesque town of Bakewell situated in the heart of the National Park 23.50 22.50 18.00
SUN 27 BLETCHLEY PARK  Includes admission.  One of Britain's best-kept secret, today Bletchley Park is a vibrant heritage attraction.  You can explore, experience and enjoy the top-secret home of the iconic World War II Codebreakers, with a new visitor centre, restored Codebreaking Huts and atmospheric soundscopes, galleries and exhibitions. 29.00 28.00 20.50
NOVEMBER        
FRI 1  BRICK LANE MUSIC HALL  Includes admission and afternoon tea.  "There'll Always be an England" - a wartime music hall show.  A nostalgic, uplifting, heart-warming wartime show.  Sorry no under 18's admitted.  Please book early and advise any dietary, disability requirements 55.50 54.50 N/A
SAT 2 SIMPLY CHRISTMAS inc. CREATIVE CRAFT SHOW & CAKE INTERNATIONAL, NEC   Includes admission.  A unique retail experience is an extravaganza of exclusive ranges of bespoke and unusual gifts; including glass, jewellery, art, candles, ceramics, clothing and so much more. 28.50 27.50 18.00
SAT 9 NORWICH SHOPPING  The Cathedral City of Norwich is a shoppers paradise and has a huge amount to offer for a day out.  20.00 19.00 15.50
SUN 10 SPRINGFIELDS OUTLET SHOPPING, SPALDING.  Shopping at the Springfield's Outlet Centre where there are amazing savings to take advantage of. 15.50 14.50 12.00
SAT 16 ELY CATHEDRAL CHRISTMAS FAYRE Includes admission.  This is recognised as one of the major Christmas fayres in the country and the Cathedral provides a unique and atmospheric venue quite like no other. 19.50 18.50 15.50
SUN 17 BOUNDRY MILLS, GRANTHAM   Save on big brands in fashion and accessories.  Bedford Pick Up 22.50 21.50 17.00
SAT 23 CRUISING INTO CHRISTMAS  Includes Cruise Fare.  Stopping at Royal Greenwich for an afternoon shoppping or free visits to the National Maritime Museum.  We meet our guide at Greenwich Pier at 3.45 pm for a one hour cruise to Westminster , sailing beneath a floodlit Tower Bridge.  Meeting our coach at Westminister Pier for a tour of Christmas London by night.  Stopping at Covent Garden where you can buy refreshments, enjoy the street performers and see the decorations in the Old Victorian market buildings. Heading home around 7.30pm 41.00 40.00 39.00
SUN 24 BURY ST. EDMUNDS CHRISTMAS MARKET   A traditional Christmas market with non-stop entertainment. 16.00 15.00 11.00
SAT 30 BIRMINGHAM CHRISTMAS MARKET  Get into the festive spirit with a visit to Birmingham Christmas Market. 23.00 22.00 18.00
DECEMBER        
SUN 1 MELTON MOWBRAY VICTORIAN MARKET  Festival market in true Dickensian style. 16.50 15.50 11.50
MON 2 THURSFORD CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR  Includes admission.  An amazing Christmas spectacular of music and dancing. The largest show of its kind in the country.  Sorry no children under 8 admitted.  Please book early.  60.00 60.00 60.00
FRI 6 THURSFORD CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR  Includes admission.  An amazing Christmas spectacular of music and dancing. The largest show of its kind in the country.  Sorry no children under 8 admitted.  Please book early.  60.00 60.00 60.00
SAT 7 ST. ALBANS CHRISTMAS MARKET  A magical Christmas market in the grounds of St. Albans Cathedral. 18.50 17.50 13.50
SUN 8 WINDSOR CASTLE AT CHRISTMAS  Includes admission. See the Castle decked with Christmas trees, garlands and twinkling lights for the festive season.  This is a wonderful time to see Windsor and a visit to the Castle is the perfect way to celebrate Christmas. 40.00 37.00 28.00
MON 9 THURSFORD CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR  Includes admission.  An amazing Christmas spectacular of music and dancing. The largest show of its kind in the country.  Sorry no children under 8 admitted.  Please book early.  60.00 60.00 60.00
WED 11 WICKSTEED PARK - Christmas Show  Includes admission and afternoon tea.  A festive afternoon show.  Please advise any dietary requirements. 40.50 39.50 36.50
MON 16 THURSFORD CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR  Includes admission.  An amazing Christmas spectacular of music and dancing. The largest show of its kind in the country.  Sorry no children under 8 admitted.  Please book early.  60.00 60.00 60.00
         
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