Anglesey Abbey


A trip for members of the Gardens etc group.  See below on how to join the group. ANGLESEY ABBEY – NATIONAL TRUST SNOWDROPS on Friday 1st February 2019. The Winter Garden has been specially designed with plants that are at their best  during Winter, when colour is in short supply, plus scent. It is stunning!!! […]

Trips: Lochs and Glens Holiday

LOCHS and GLENS HOLIDAY, 2018. LOCH AWE HOTEL, Dalmally, Argyll. September 1st to 6th, 2018 (5 nights, 6 days). Two members have had to cancel their places on this holiday so  a twin room has become available. Please contact Sheila Pendered, 01858 463133 for more details.

Sandringham Flower Show

One of the most prestigious events in the East of England. The show has been privileged to enjoy Royal Patronage. Exhibits from leading nurseries, show gardens, 200 trade stands, craft marquee, main arena events. The Gardens Forum for talks by Chris Beardshaw and more. Coach leaves Market Harborough Bus Station at 8.00am and from Sandringham […]


The Magnificent Masted Ships will create a stunning sight as they sail up the River Mersey.Three Cultural Festivals including “Liverpool Festival in the City centre” “The Irish Festival at the Albert Dock” and the” French Festival at the Pier Head. The Beetles Museum and the Maritime Museum on the Albert dock also worth a visit.We […]

Moorcroft Pottery

MOORCROFT FACTORY & POTTERIES MUSEUM & ART  GALLERY STOKE – ON –TRENT This trip is full but there will be another on 2nd May. Details to be found under that date. A guided factory tour of the famous Moorcroft Pottery showing the various processes. At the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery the exhibitions include the […]

Trips: Bank of England Museum

The Museum explains the Bank’s history from its foundation in 1694 and its work today at the centre of the economy.  Explore the advanced security features on our bank notes and pick up a genuine gold bar. THIS TRIP IS FULL BUT I HAVE A LONG RESERVE LIST SO IF THERE IS SUFFICIENT DEMAND I […]

The Triumph Visitor Centre, Hinckley

HOME OF THE MOTORCYCLE A fully guided Factory Tour, from concept to manufacturing and final assembly. This outing is limited to THIRTY. This factory tour takes us beyond the gates where we’ll see Triumph motorcycles being built, while our guide reveals some fascinating insights and facts.  The Visitor Experience Café and Store will be open too. Upon […]

Trips: Doddington Hall & Gardens at Christmas

Imaginatively decorated for Christmas, we have the chance to soak up the festive atmosphere of Christmas in a treasured family home which has seen a lot of Christmas mornings over its four-hundred years of history, and to see what the present – day family and staff have created.  There is also a farm shop, bauble […]

Trips: RHS Autumn Show, Malvern, Worcestershire

RHS AUTUMN SHOW AT THE 3 COUNTIES SHOWGROUND, MALVERN, WORCESTERSHIRE SUNDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2017 This show is a vibrant celebration of food, gardening and nostalgia and attracts an impressive footfall of 65,000 over two days.  Features include a Vintage Village bursting with boutique stalls, the CANNA UK Giant Vegetable Championships, a dedicated family area and a […]

Trips: City of Worcester

Worcester, by the River Severn, is a city with a fascinating history of industry and a wealth of interesting architecture.  Medieval Worcester Cathedral, one of the loveliest in England, houses royal tombs, a crypt and cloisters and admission is free.  The timber-framed Tudor House Museum, a 16th Century building situated in Worcester’s oldest and prettiest […]