Carnforth Station Heritage Centre and the Brief Encounter Refreshment Room opened in 2003 following 3 years work to renovate the derelict buildings of Carnforth Station. Visitors from all over the world, come to enjoy the nostalgia of the station, which has been restored to its 1940s glory when it was used as the setting for David Lean’s film “Brief Encounter”. In the afternoon we visit Leighton Hall for an entertaining house tour, take a stroll through the pretty gardens before witnessing a breath taking display of falconry from our birds of prey, weather permitting. Finally, we visit the tea rooms, serving afternoon tea like it used to be, in proper tea cups, with sandwiches and homemade cakes especially made for our party.
Discover a fascinating world when you visit this urban heritage park in the shadow of Dudley Castle at the heart of the Black Country. Electric tramcars and trolleybuses transport visitors back in time from the modern exhibition halls to the canal-side village, where costumed demonstrators and working craftsmen bring buildings to life with their knowledge, skills and humour.
‘Discover where chocolate comes to life’ Uncover a world of delights and enjoy a fascinating, fun packed day out, with 14 amazing zones there’s so much to see and do at Cadbury World.
Enjoy a fascinating tour of Bourneville on board our coach with a member of the heritage team. Discover the Cadbury brothers’ vision of a ‘Factory in a Garden’ and view examples of beautiful architecture, the unique village green and pretty tree-lined streets, before taking a guided tour of the Cadbury World exhibition. Later enjoy scones and sandwiches, served in the themed Cadbury Café with tea or coffee.
Chester Zoo including admission
Come and be transported back in time to the authentic village street. Experience the gentle rumble of trams passing by while you soak up the atmosphere. Whatever the weather, enjoy a fabulous day out packed with adventure and unlimited tram rides. There are also exhibitions, woodland park, sculpture trail, indoor & outdoor playgrounds, café, refreshments and shops.
There is lots to see and do!! One minute you could be on one of the exciting thrill rides experiencing twists, turns, drops and loops! Next taking a trip through the Thomas Land attraction and shaking hands with the Fat Controller. Then the next minute you could be enjoying a stroll through the 15 acre Zoo, home to over 100 species from all across the world! And much, much more.
Enjoy a one way guided tour through the Boat Lift covering all aspects of its history, mechanics and restoration, followed by a River Trip to Northwich Town Swing Bridge along the Weaver navigation. There is also an Exhibition Centre and a Cream Tea is also included.
Enjoy a one way guided tour through the Boat Lift covering all aspects of its history, mechanics and restoration, followed by a River Trip to Northwich Town Swing Bridge along the Weaver navigation. There is also an Exhibition Centre & Café on site.
Arley Hall is one of the most interesting and attractive stately homes in the North West. The elaborate ceilings & oak panelling, impressive fireplaces, intricate stained glass and beautiful contents are features which make Arley Hall so special. The Gardens at Arley Hall are amongst the finest in Britain, are outstanding for their vitality, variety and historical interest.
Gullivers World is a family-run theme park, for families with children aged between 2 and 13 years of age. With over 90 rides, attractions and shows to see each day, Gullivers World guarantees you a great value day out – fun for all the family
The National Memorial Arboretum is a special place that remembers those who have served, and continue to serve, our nation in many different ways. With some 50,000 trees already planted, and 160 dedicated memorials established on the site, the Arboretum is a living tribute that will forever acknowledge the personal sacrifices made by the armed and civil services of this country.
The 2 hour itinerary @ Marks & Spencer Company Archive includes: *Expert talk with an M&S Archivist, refreshments served before talk *Guided tour of the Marks in Time Exhibition *Free time to explore the exhibition & gift shop.Later we have some free time in Leeds where you could visit Kirkgate Market, a shoppers paradise since 1857, or maybe visit Leeds City Museum, with exhibits from an Egyptian Mummy to 1960’s fashion and four floors of fascinating exhibitions.
Every Monday is market day in Pickering, and the high street is transformed into a bustling, traditional market. Eden Camp Located on the outskirts of Malton, and is a multi-award winning Modern History Theme Museum housed within the grounds of an original World War Two prisoner of war camp. Today, Eden Camp has people of all ages visiting from around the world to see the story of World War Two re-created using sights, sounds, smells and moving figures to create a unique atmosphere that makes it feel like you travelled back in time to wartime Britain.
Portmeirion was developed from 1925 to 1975 on a peninsula off the coast of Snowdonia. Patrick McGoohan’s enigmatic television series ‘The Prisoner’ was filmed on location here in 1966/67.