Saffords Coaches

2018 DAY EXCURSIONS

2018 DAY EXCURSIONS. Here is our agenda of day excursions. If you would like to go on one of these day excursions or would like more information please call our office on 01767 677395 or 677923.

Entrance fees are NOT included unless stated otherwise

DATES DESTINATION ADULT SENIOR CITIZEN

CHILD

AGE 3-13

2018 BROCHURE OUT NOW      
APRIL        
WED 11 WHIPSNADE ZOO   Includes admission. Spend the day at the UK’s largest Zoo and meet  some of the world’s most exotic animals. A great day for all ages 30.00 28.50 23.50
SAT 14 SANDRINGHAM & HUNSTANTON   Stopping at Sandringham Visitors Centre on our way to Hunstanton for the afternoon. 21.00 20.00 15.00
SUN 15

DEAL & RAMSGATE   A visit to Ramsgate one of the great English seaside towns of the 19th century and the picturesque seaside town of Deal

23.50 22.00 15.00
SAT 21 SOUTHEND-ON-SEA   A day in this traditional seaside town ith 7 miles of seafront. 23.00 22.50 17.50
SAT 28

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON & WARWICK  A day to visit two medieval towns steeped in culture and history - a real taste of Olde England

18.50 16.50 14.50
MAY        
SAT 5 BURE VALLEY RAILWAY & BROADS RIVER 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 nd Wroxham, where we board the boat for a 1.1/2 hr cruise on the Norfolk Broads
34.50 33.50 26.00
SUN 6 KENT SPRING BLOSSOM TOUR Visiting Tunbridge Wells for lunch then via Lamberhurst, Hawkhurst, Newenden with a short stop in Tenterten. We return home via Ashford.  24.50 23.50 17.00

MON 7

BH

CLACTON –ON-SEA   Clacton-on-Sea, the largest town on the Essex Sunshine Coast, is a bustling seaside resort. It boasts an array of entertainment facilities including a pleasure pier, arcades

21.50 20.50 15.00
SAT 12 CHATHAM & ROCHESTER  Chatham Dockyard records over 400 years of Naval history or you may like to visit Dickens World or alternatively spend the time in the historical town of Rochester 22.50 21.50 17.00
SUN 13

MALVERN SPRING FESTIVAL   Includes admission. From RHS Gold Medal winning show gardens to top quality specialist plant and floral exhibitors in the beautiful Floral Marquee, there is no better place for gardeners of all abilities to discover summer inspiration and enjoy a great day out.

41.00 40.00 35.00
SAT 19 HORNBY VISITOR CENTRE & MARGATE  Includes admission. The Hornby Visitor Centre, features treasures from the Company’s archives dating back as far as the 1920’s, including fascinating display about some of the nation’s best loved toys, with sections dedicated to the iconic brands of Hornby, Scalextic, Airfix and Corgi. Spend time by the sea before heading ome. 26.50 24.00 14.50
SUN 20 GT. YARMOUTH A day at leisure in this popular seaside town. 23.00 22.50 17.50
SUN 27

SKEGNESS or MABLETHORPE  A day at leisure on the Lincolnshire coast

23.00 22.50 17.50
MON 28 BH

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
WED 30 WINDSOR or LEGOLAND    The choice is yours, either spend a great day in Windsor or take the children to Legoland  (admission not included) 19.50 18.50 15.50
JUNE        
SUN 3 HUNSTANTON  A day at leisure in this popular Norfolk seaside town. 21.00 20.00 15.00
SAT 9

FELIXSTOWE  A well loved, traditional seaside resort known for its Blue Flag quality sand and shingle beach and long promenade.

21.50 20.50 15.50
SUN 10

RAF COSFORD   Includes admission.  The Royal Air Force Cosford show 2018 is set to be the most spectacular and interactive Air Show tribute to the Royal Air Force's centenary. Thrilling flying display and historic aircraft to see on the ground. A brilliant day out for all the family.  Please book early

35.50 34.50 29.00
SAT 16 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.
40.50 38.50 17.00
SUN 17

GREAT YARMOUTH AIR SHOW   Enjoy the Airshow which is set to be the biggest event in East Anglia.  Bedford pick up

24.50 24.00 18.50
MON 18

WICKSTEED PARK "SING AS WE GO"  Includes admission, arrival hot drink, lunch & dessert plus afternoon tea. Celebrating the centenary of the end of World War One, this warm-hearted
and fun show tells the story of troops who are determined to entertain their colleagues in the face of adversity.  Please advise dietary requirements

38.00 37.00 33.50
SAT 23

ELY CATHEDRAL, KALEIDESCOPE OF LIFE   Includes admission. 
Over 50,000 blooms will adorn the Cathedral in breath taking displays.
In addition to the thousands of flowers, there will be a programme of
musical performances by choirs from across the world, floral
demonstrations and a Gift & Craft Marquee.

25.00 24.00 15.00
SUN 24

BRIGHTON  A day at your leisure in this popular Sussex seaside resort.

24.00 23.00 18.00
SAT 30

SKEGNESS  A day at leisure on the Lincolnshire coast.  Bedford pick up

24.50 24.00 18.50
JULY        
SUN 1 EASTON WALLED GARDENS, SWEET PEA WEEK Includes admission. Visit Lincolnshire’s ‘lost’ gardens, a 400 year old horticultural haven that has been restored. 26.50 25.50 16.50
SAT 7

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.

18.00 17.00 13.00
SUN 8

RHS FLOWER SHOW, HAMPTON COURT .  Includes admission. Visit the World's largest annual garden show set in the spectacular grounds of Hampton Court Palace.  Please book early. 

48.50 47.50 15.50
SAT 14 CLACTON–ON-SEA   The largest town on the Essex Sunshine Coast, is a bustling seaside resort. It boasts an array of entertainment facilities including a pleasure pier and arcades 21.50 20.50 15.00
SUN 15

ABINGDON TO OXFORD RIVER CRUISE  Includes boat fare. Enjoy a leisurely 2 hour river trip from Abingdon to Oxford where you spend the afternoon with time for lunch, shopping or sightseeing

32.00 31.50 19.50
SAT 21 LONDON ZOO   Includes admission.  With so much to see and do, a visit to London Zoo is the perfect day out for people of all ages. 37.50 35.00 28.00
SUN 22

WHITSTABLE OYSTER FESTIVAL   The Whitstable Oyster Festival is an annual event held in Whitstable, Kent each year to celebrate the town's links with the oyster industry.

22.50 21.00 16.00
TUE 24 MORETON-IN-THE-MARSH MARKET & BOURTON  Royal Charter Market, the largest weekday tourist attraction in the Cotswolds. Also visiting Bourton-on-the-Water. 20.50 19.50 15.00
WED 25

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.

29.50 28.50 15.00
SAT 28

MELTON MOWBRAY MARKET/PIE FEST   Melton Mowbray being famous for its pies, you have the chance to visit the UK's award winning pie makers who will be selling their pies. PieFest also includes talks, tasting, demonstrations etc. (admission £4 not included)

16.00 15.00 11.00
SUN 29 GT. YARMOUTH A day at leisure in this popular seaside town 23.00 22.50 17.50
TUE 31

KENSINGTON PALACE 'DIANA HER FASHION STORY'  Includes admission.  Celebrate the life of Diana, Princess of Wales in the sell-out exhibition at Kensington Palace featuring some of Diana, Princess of Wales' most famous outfits.

34.00 31.00 15.00
AUGUST        
WED 1

SAVILL GARDENS & WINDSOR CASTLE   Includes admission. Visit the splendour of Windsor Castle and the vibrant colour of The Savill Garden's

43.50 40.00 29.50
THURS 2 CADBURY WORLD   Includes admission. Uncover a world of chocolate delights and enjoy a fascinating, fun filled day. 34.50 33.50 25.00
SAT 4

DIDCOT RAILWAY CENTRE   Includes admission.  Didcot Railway Centre brings to life in a railway context with the replica Fire Fly and is broad gauge train of 1840; the late Victorian four-wheeled and clerestory coaches; the Edwardian steam railmotor of 1908 and many more.

32.00 30.50 21.50
SUN 5

SOUTHEND-ON-SEA   A day in this traditional seaside town with 7 miles of seafront. Bedford pick up

24.50 24.00 18.50
TUE 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. 28.50 27.50 19.50
WED 8

BRIGHTON   A day at your leisure in this popular Sussex seaside resort.

24.00 23.00 18.00
THURS 9

FAKENHAM MARKET & SHERINGHAM   Combine some time to wander around the market in Fakenham with time by the sea in Sheringham.  

23.00 21.00 17.50
SAT 11

SKEGNESS  A day at leisure on the Lincolnshire coast

23.00 22.50 17.50
SUN 12

WOBURN SAFARI PARK .  Includes admission. Experience the thrill of driving alongside rhino, giraffe, lions and many more amazing wild animals set in over 300 acres, access the foot safari and enjoy the leisure area with lots of great activities

36.00 31.50 26.50
WED 15

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

41.50 40.00 23.00
THURS 16

CROMER CARNIVAL WEEK   Join in the fun during Cromer Carnival Week.

23.00 21.00 17.50
SAT 18

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

23.00 22.00 17.50
SUN 19

HUNSTANTON   A day at leisure in this popular Norfolk seaside town

21.00 20.00 15.00
THURS 23

CLACTON AIR SHOW   Enjoy the air show taking to the skies over the Essex coast.

21.50 20.50 15.00
FRI 24

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.

35.00 33.00 30.00
SAT 25 CITY OF CANTERBURY   The historic Cathedral City is easily explored on foot and is packed with things to see and do 24.50 23.50 17.50
SUN 26 SOUTHWOLD & ALDEBURGH   Suffolk by the sea in the charming seaside town of Southwold and the delightful fishing port of Aldeburgh. 23.00 22.50 17.50
MON 27 BH WELLS-NEXT-SEA   A beautiful seaside town on the North Norfolk Coast. 23.00 22.50 17.50
TUES 28 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. 33.50 32.00 19.00
WED 29 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. 34.50 33.50 22.00
SEPTEMBER        
SAT 1

HUNSTANTON   A day at leisure in this popular Norfolk seaside town.  Bedford pick up

22.50 21.50 16.00
SUN 2

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.

24.50 23.50 16.00
SAT 8 WOODBRIDGE & FELIXSTOWE  Visit the historic riverside market town of Woodbridge and spend the afternoon by the sea in Felixstowe 22.00 21.00 17.50
SUN 9

MARGATE & DEAL   A visit the Kent coast to the “original” seaside holiday resort of  Margate and the picturesque seaside town of deal

23.50 22.50 15.00
THURS 13 WICKSTEED PARK - Twist & Shout   Includes admission, arrival hot drink, lunch & dessert and afternoon tea.  A nostalgic and fun packed musical journey through the sounds of the 60s. Please advise dietary requirements 38.00 37.00 33.50
SUN 16

GT. YARMOUTH A day at leisure in this popular seaside town

23.00 22.50 17.50
SAT 22 SKEGNESS  A day at leisure on the Lincolnshire coast. 23.00 22.50 17.50
SUN 23

SHERINGHAM & CROMER   A day in two seaside towns on the North Norfolk coast. Bedford pick up

24.50 22.50 18.50
SAT 29

KENT COASTAL TOUR  Enjoy a tour of the old Kent coast stopping at Broadstairs, Sandwich via Ramsgate and the pretty seaside town of Deal.

24.50 23.50 17.00
SUN 30

CHATSWORTH HOUSE & GARDENS   Includes admission.  Explore Chatsworth House and Gardens home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, which has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family.

36.00 35.00 27.00
OCTOBER        
TUE 2

WAR HORSE THEATRE TRIP   Includes admission.  An unforgettable theatrical event which takes you on and extraordinary journey from fields of rural Devon to the trenches of WW1 France.  7.30pm show at Milton Keynes Theatre.  Please book early

48.50 47.50 45.50
SAT 6

COTSWOLDS TOWN & VILLAGES AUTUMN 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.

23.00 22.00 16.00
SUN 7 HUNSTANTON   A day at leisure in this popular Norfolk seaside town.  21.00 20.00 15.00
SAT 13

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.

32.00 30.00 20.00
SUN 14

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.

23.50 22.00 16.00
SAT 20

ST. ALBANS SHOPPING  Spend time in St. Albans a unique English Cathedral City.

18.00 17.00 13.00
SAT 27

NOTTINGHAM SHOPPING   This town has a great reputation for shopping, so get in early for Christmas or treat yourself. 

19.50 18.50 15.00
NOVEMBER        
SAT 3

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.

27.50 26.50 17.00
SUN 4 BOUNDRY MILLS, GRANTHAM   Save on big brands in fashion and accessories in Lincolnshire.  22.00 21.00 16.50
SAT 10

NORWICH SHOPPING  The Cathedral City of Norwich is a shoppers paradise and has a huge amount to offer for a day out. 

19.50 18.50 15.00
SUN 11

BICESTER VILLAGE OUTLET SHOPPING   Discover luxury bags, shoes, clothes and jewellery at more than 160 designer brands, each offering savings of up to 60%, all year round. From Prada iconic bags to eye-catching Gucci accessories, update your style for Spring Summer season.

15.00 14.00 10.00
SAT 17

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.

19.00 18.00 15.00
SUN 18

RUSHDEN LAKES  From big brand fashion to local independents, Rushden Lakes has something for everyone. Everyday essentials meet fashion favourites, and all of this is combined with the great outdoors and lots of delicious places to eat, drink and relax.

14.00 13.00 9.00
SAT 24 KEW GARDENS CHRISTMAS LIGHTS   Includes admission. Take an enchanting journey into a glittering wonderland with Christmas at Kew at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. The popular after-dark Christmas event returns with its mile-long trail through the famous botanic gardens, lit up with more than one million lights.  Heading home around 7pm 36.50 35.00 28.00
SUN 25

BURY ST. EDMUNDS CHRISTMAS MARKET   A traditional Christmas market with non-stop entertainment.

15.50 14.50 10.50
WED 28

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
DECEMBER        
SAT 1

BIRMINGHAM CHRISTMAS MARKET  Get into the festive spirit with a visit to Birmingham's German Christmas Market.

22.50 21.50 17.00
SUN 2

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.

38.50 35.50 26.50
FRI 7

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 8

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

39.50 38.50 15.50
SUN 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. 

64.00 64.00 64.00
THURS 13

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
MON 17 

WICKSTEED PARK CHRISTMAS VARIETY SPECTACULAR   Includes admission, arrival hot drink, lunch & dessert and afternoon tea.  Kick off the festive season by enjoying a cavalcade of Christmas music, dance and laughter in the amazing family show.   Please advise dietary requirements

40.00 39.00 36.00
         
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