Day Excursions 2022

You can book and pay for your day trip online. Please confirm your chosen departure point in the additional information on the checkout page. You will receive a transaction receipt for your payment to the email address you provided. We will then contact you to finalise and confirm your booking during office hours Monday to Friday 9-5pm and make arrangements to send your travel documents.

Departures From

Lutterworth, Wycliffe Rooms

Market Harborough, Market Hall

Rugby, North Street

Rugby, Sainsburys Bus Stop (south), Dunchurch Road

Broughton Astley, Red Admiral

Broughton Astley, Orchard Road

Narborough, Catholic Church

Whetstone, Memorial Hall

Blaby, Drop-in Centre, Welford Road

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May 2022
Sunday, May 29th, 2022

Hunstanton – Free to Explore

The elegant resort of Hunstanton, famous for its striped cliffs, is a seaside town that was purposely-built in 1846 and still retains its Victorian charms to this day.  With all the usual favourites like crazy golf and pitch and putt the town also boasts a promenade to stroll along, tranquil gardens to relax in and an excellent beach with rock pools to explore.

This excursion is part of our Free to Explore range, so you don’t have the stress of driving or the worry about parking, all you need to do is decide what to do when you get there.

£32.00
June 2022
Friday, June 3rd, 2022

The Midlands Air Festival – Ragley Hall

Join us for The Midlands Air Festival set in the beautiful surroundings of the historic Ragley Hall Estate which was built as a private residence around 1780 but saw service in WW2 as a military hospital. The festival this year commemorates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee!  This spectacular aviation event will consist of Air Displays and Hot Air Balloon Launches! There will be great trade stands, children’s rides and great entertainment.

Participation list for the air display line-up includes RAF Red Arrows, BBMF Lancaster, RAF Falcons, RAF Tutor, Strikemaster Pair, Tiger 9 Display Team, B17 Flying Fortress ‘Sally B’ and much more.

£49.00 ONLY 5 SEATS LEFT!
Wednesday, June 8th, 2022

Gloucester Cathedral – Behind the Scenes Tour

Your visit to Gloucester Cathedral begins with a tour where you will learn about Benedictine Monks and Royalty to film crews and medieval pilgrims over its 900 years. The guides will lead you around the cathedral telling you about the people and the architecture which have made the cathedral what it is today.  After this tour you will have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and see the team of on-site stonemasons at work, you will take a look around the workshop and be able to speak to the talented team about the stone work both modern and historic.

The cathedral has its own tearooms ‘The Monk’s Kitchen’, to purchase some refreshments, serving a selection of hot and cold seasonal foods and a gift shop to browse around.

£48.00
Wednesday, June 8th, 2022

Gloucester – Free to Explore

Discover the history of the city of Gloucester with its magnificent museums and the breath-taking Gloucester Cathedral (donation upon entry) where you can and walk through the cloisters where Harry Potter was filmed. Shop to your hearts content in Gloucester Quays which is a 10-15 minute walk from the city centre or grab a bite to eat in one of Gloucester’s independent eateries.

£29.00
Thursday, June 16th, 2022

Cotswolds – Castle Coombe & Tetbury

This excursion takes you to the quintessentially English village of Castle Coombe for a short stroll through the honey-coloured Cotswold cottages and houses.  The village has a pretty bridge and church, St. Andrew’s dates from the 13th century and houses a faceless clock which is reputed to be one of the oldest working clocks in the country.

Our second stop of the excursion is Tetbury in an area of outstanding natural beauty and the second largest town in the Cotswolds. It is the home of HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and the Duchess of Cornwall and, was an important market for Cotswold wool and yarn during the Middle Ages.  Today, it is better associated with boutique shops, great food, and its Royal Connections.

£32.00
Sunday, June 26th, 2022

Bournemouth – Free to Explore

Sandy beaches, beautiful parks and gardens and attractions, it’s all there for you to enjoy in Bournemouth.

Beneath the magnificent cliffs you will find Bournemouth’s award winning beaches and world class seafront. You can take in some crisp sea air on a pier-to-pier walk along the promenade from Bournemouth Pier to Boscombe Pier.

Just a short stroll from the beach and stretching 1.5 miles into the town centre lie Bournemouth’s grade-II listed Victorian gardens, home to a number of attractions including the art exhibition at Pine Walk, an aviary, the bandstand, an ornamental rockery and mini golf, as well as a selection of food and drink kiosks.

Don’t forget to visit the central and upper gardens too – a quiet haven in a cosmopolitan resort with a Gothic-style water tower, tree trail walk and pretty red bridges dotted over the Bourne stream.

£35.00 Lutterworth, Rugby & Market Harborough Pick-ups Only
July 2022
Thursday, July 7th, 2022

RHS Harlow Carr – Harrogate

RHS Harlow Carr is always a joy to visit and never more so than in the summer.  Join us on our day trip to visit this beautiful garden with its diverse landscapes and extensive plant collections.  Sitting in the Yorkshire countryside the garden covers more than 58 acres to explore.  Harlow Carr offers a variety of growing landscapes to provide inspiration. From water features to woodland or wildflower meadows, from the lavish Main Borders, bursting with prairie-style planting, to the lush, moisture-loving plants around Streamside, there are planting ideas for all situations.

The famous Betty’s Tearoom and Teahouse is situated at Harlow Carr where you can enjoy delicious refreshments to make your day complete.

 

£44.00 Non-RHS Members
Thursday, July 7th, 2022

RHS Harlow Carr – Harrogate

RHS Harlow Carr is always a joy to visit and never more so than in the summer.  Join us on our day trip to visit this beautiful garden with its diverse landscapes and extensive plant collections.  Sitting in the Yorkshire countryside the garden covers more than 58 acres to explore.  Harlow Carr offers a variety of growing landscapes to provide inspiration. From water features to woodland or wildflower meadows, from the lavish Main Borders, bursting with prairie-style planting, to the lush, moisture-loving plants around Streamside, there are planting ideas for all situations.

The famous Betty’s Tearoom and Teahouse is situated at Harlow Carr where you can enjoy delicious refreshments to make your day complete.

RHS Members can enter the gardens free of charge.  Proof of membership will be required to show at Harlow Carr.

£34.00 RHS Members Price
Saturday, July 9th, 2022

1940s Festival Woodhall Spa

Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire is home to the 1940s festival and has a wide variety of 40s ‘Home Front’ themed entertainment, military displays and classic cars across the village. There are market stalls, charity stands and displays from living history groups to browse around.  A Battle of Britain Memorial flight forms part of the festival (flypast times to be confirmed). Enjoy the wonderful, unique atmosphere of the festival as we turn back time to life on the Home Front.

£29.00
Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

Norwich – Free to Explore

Join us for a day out in the city of Norwich a beautiful fusion of the modern and the historic.  The city centre is easy to walk around with the river at its heart, it is the most complete medieval city in the UK with its stunning Norman cathedral and castle.

The city boasts award winning shopping streets with a plethora of independents, a quaint covered market and historic monuments. If you fancy a walk and some green space, the Plantation Gardens is around 600 yards from the city centre, known locally as ‘the secret garden’, a 3 acre grade II English Heritage registered garden, established 100 years ago in an abandoned chalk quarry (£2 entrance payable locally).

£34.00
Sunday, July 31st, 2022

Mablethorpe – Free to Explore – Adult

Enjoy a traditional day out to the seaside on our day trip by coach to Mablethorpe.

This lovely family, friendly town with its golden sandy beach, cafes, fish and chips and iconic beach huts has everything you need for a wonderful day out on the stunning Lincolnshire coast.  Take a leisurely stroll along the promenade or relax in the manicured gardens of Queens Park with its boating lake, miniature railway and putting green. There is plenty to see do and enjoy for everyone.

 

£29.00 Adult
Sunday, July 31st, 2022

Mablethorpe – Free to Explore – Child

Enjoy a traditional day out to the seaside on our day trip by coach to Mablethorpe.

This lovely family, friendly town with its golden sandy beach, cafes, fish and chips and iconic beach huts has everything you need for a wonderful day out on the stunning Lincolnshire coast.  Take a leisurely stroll along the promenade or relax in the manicured gardens of Queens Park with its boating lake, miniature railway and putting green. There is plenty to see do and enjoy for everyone.

Please Note: children under 135cm in height will need to travel in a car or booster seat that can be secured using a 3 point belt and must be provided by the parent/guardian.  We are unable to supply or fit car/booster seats. Please notify us at the time of booking if your child(ren) will be travelling in a car/booster seat.

£25.00 Child
August 2022
Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

Mystery Tour with a Cream Tea

Sit back with friends on the coach and enjoy a tour through the countryside before stopping for a delicious cream tea at a mystery location.  This is an opportunity to enjoy a shorter day out in the company of friends.

£32.00
Thursday, August 18th, 2022

Henley-on-Thames – Free to Explore

Henley on Thames is a beautiful town, set in a riverside location and a regular winner of RHS Britain in Bloom medals, surrounded by a Chiltern landscape of wooded hills and green fields.  On this day trip by coach you can soak up the ambience of the town, the paved market place has a number of cafes offering outside seating while in the compact town centre there are numerous refreshment opportunities including locally run tea shops and cafes plus a host of restaurants and pubs some of whom brew their own ale.

Henley’s historic heart sits just a few strides from the River Thames. The main street has many Georgian frontages covering older buildings and among the 300 buildings within the town designated ‘of special architectural or historical interest’ are St Mary’s Church, the Town Hall, Market Place and the 18th Century stone bridge. The town with its many independent shops to browse, beautiful riverside walks and has featured as a location in Midsomer Murders is one of Oxfordshire’s gems.

£29.00
Thursday, August 25th, 2022

Buckingham Palace – State Rooms & Gardens

Enjoy a Royal summer day out at Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s official London residence in her Platinum year on the throne.  Our day trip includes entrance to the State Rooms, 19 public rooms in the palace where the Royal family receive and entertain their guests on State, ceremonial and official occasions. This is followed with entry to the Palace Garden, 16 hectares with a magnificent 150 metre herbaceous border, summer house, rose garden and is the setting for the Queen’s Garden Parties.

£70.00 FULLY BOOKED Please call to be added to reserve list
Thursday, August 25th, 2022

London (Westminster) – Free to Explore

You will have plenty of time to make your own plans and explore your chosen attractions in London on this day trip by coach.  The coach will drop you in the City of Westminster where you can spend your time visiting the many iconic sights such as Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Cathedral and much more.

Or you can choose to travel a bit further afield using the London Underground network to visit London’s many museums, markets or shopping.

£32.00
Sunday, August 28th, 2022

Great Yarmouth – Free to Explore

Enjoy a late summer day out with us in Great Yarmouth, a popular and much loved seaside destination in Norfolk.  The beachside promenade known as the ‘Golden Mile’ is perfect for a stroll with its extra wide pavements stretching between two very traditional seaside piers.

Then browse around the hundreds of unusual shops or stop for a leisurely bite to eat in one of the pavement cafes along Regent Road, a wide pedestrianised avenue leading all the way from the seafront to the town centre.

Don’t forget to take the time to stop and watch traditional Great Yarmouth rock being made through the windows of the two rock factories.

£35.00
September 2022
Thursday, September 1st, 2022

Sudeley Castle & Gardens

Uncover the Castle’s secrets as you explore the Exhibitions, see the private Castle Rooms, visit Katherine Parr’s Tomb and more!

Sudeley Castle is also the only private castle in England to have a queen buried within its grounds. On this day trip you can explore the beautifully restored 15th century St Mary’s Church where Katherine Parr, the last of Henry VIII’s six wives, now lies entombed.

The gardens are set against the stunning backdrop of the majestic castle, and surrounded by striking views of the Cotswold Hills, there are 10 magnificent, award-winning gardens which sweep around the castle and grounds.

£40.00
Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

Winchester – Free to Explore

England’s ancient capital is a city steeped in history with its sweep of medieval and Georgian buildings laid out according to the Saxon street plan.

Discover the beautiful illuminated Winchester Bible, 12th-century wall paintings, medieval carvings and contemporary art in the magnificent Cathedral. Or take a look around Winchester City Mill which has stood at the heart of Winchester since at least Saxon times. With a history of over 1000 years, Winchester City Mill is probably the oldest working watermill in the UK.

Or why not take a wander through the winding streets of Winchester and you will find a retail offering that boasts independent and big name stores, chic boutiques and designer treasure troves alongside exclusive cafes, established restaurants and vibrant galleries.

This day trip by coach is from our Free to Explore collection. We do the driving and take care of the parking, all you have to do is decide what to do when you get there!

£32.00
Saturday, September 24th, 2022

Malvern Autumn Show

Travel by coach to the Three Counties Showground for an enjoyable day out at the Malvern Autumn Show.  This popular event is a favourite with our customers and there is a wealth of things to see and do from browsing the gardening village and flower show, marvelling at the giant veg, wandering around the local arts, crafts and food market or sampling delicious food from producers in the Food and Drink Village.

£40.00
Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Oxford – Free to Explore

The dreaming city of spires, famous for its ancient University.  There is a great deal to see and do in this delightful city.  Some of Oxford’s finest attractions include the iconic Bodleian Library; Carfax Tower which offers superb views over the city; and the historic Covered Market with its many shops. There are a number of museums including the Ashmolean, Natural History Museum and the Pitt Rivers Museum all within walking distance of the centre.

Explore Oxford’s wide streets, intricate network of smaller lanes lined with noble buildings. There are many familiar sights that you might be able to spot often used as the backdrop to many TV programmes and films most famously Inspector Morse.

There are plenty of places to stop and relax for a delicious bite to eat and drink in one of Oxford’s many cafes, coffee shops, bistros and restaurants.

This day trip by coach is from our Free to Explore collection. We do the driving and take care of the parking, all you have to do is decide what to do when you get there!

£27.00
October 2022
Tuesday, October 4th, 2022

Newark & Southwell – Free to Explore

This twin destination trip by coach to the picturesque Nottinghamshire towns of Newark-on-Trent and Southwell.

Newark is situated on the banks of the River Trent and is steeped in history. The ruins of Newark castle have a unique presence on the character of the town and overlooks the large cobbled market square with a wealth of fine old buildings.  Explore the pleasant park area along the riverside walk with a weir or take a look around the Town Hall Museum and Gallery, before transferring to the pretty town of Southwell.

Southwell with its magnificent cathedral, Southwell Minster, boasts one of the finest Norman Naves in Europe and is characterised by its unusual pepper pot towers.

In both towns you’ll find plenty of places for a delicious bite to eat and plenty of antique, vintage and independent shops to browse around.

This day trip by coach is from our Free to Explore collection. We do the driving and take care of the parking, all you have to do is decide what to do when you get there!

£27.00
Tuesday, October 11th, 2022

Batsford Arboretum & Moreton-in-Marsh

A visit to Batsford Arboretum and Garden Centre in the Cotswold county of Gloucestershire at Autumn time is a must see event!

Autumn brings with it a riot of leaf colour ranging from deep butter yellow through to orange reds and crimsons as well as an abundance of berries.  It’s a natural fireworks spectacular throughout the autumn months. A visit to the garden centre is a haven for those with a passion for gardening and plants.

On this day trip we also make a morning visit to the lovely Cotswold market town of Moreton-in-Marsh for a wander around the charming wide main street and back lanes.

£32.00
Thursday, October 20th, 2022

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Jodrell Bank is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is a wealth of things to discover at Jodrell Bank.

The centre of attraction is the Grade I listed Lovell Telescope, however there are many indoor and outdoor exhibits to engage with.  Visit the brand new First Light Pavilion designed to look like a circular hill set in the gardens and housing displays, objects and artefacts from the site’s rich history, incorporating the fabric of the original 1957 surface of the Lovell Telescope.

BRAND NEW FOR 2022 – A beautiful new 130 seat planetarium with a 30 minute immersive show of the night sky is included in your admission.

The Planet Cafe will be open for a bite to eat to complete your interesting day out discovering this unique observatory site of scientific importance, a must for anyone interested in space and the night sky.

£40.00
Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

Bletchley Park – World War II Codebreakers

Join us on a day trip by coach to Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire and discover the history of the codebreakers.

Once the top-secret home of the World War Two Codebreakers, now a vibrant heritage attraction. Step back in time to experience the stories of the extraordinary achievements of the men and women that worked here. Discover how Bletchley Park was vital to Allied victory in WW2. A place of exceptional historical importance, Bletchley Park is also the birthplace of modern computing and has helped shape life as we know it today.

The Visitor Centre in Block C is your first port of call on site, introducing you to the incredible stories of what happened at Bletchley during World War Two. Pick-up a free multimedia pack before heading out to continue your journey around the site.

£48.00
November 2022
Thursday, November 3rd, 2022

Brick Lane Music Hall – Show and Afternoon Tea

‘There’ll Always be an England’ promises to be a truly memorable show.

Arriving at the Music Hall in time for doors open at 1.15pm the show begins at 2pm with a delicious afternoon tea served in the interval. A great treat to share with friends before the madness of the festive season begins.

The show marks the spirit of the war years with moving and poignant moments combined with hilarious sketches.  Lots of laughter, enjoyment and first class entertainment ‘music hall style’ in a totally unique venue.

£74.00
Sunday, November 6th, 2022

Bicester Village Designer Shopping Outlet

A chance to enjoy the day out shopping with friends and to grab some early Christmas bargains at Bicester Designer Shopping Village.  With a range of shopping outlets you can shop in your favourite boutiques and enjoy great savings on the recommended retail price.

Take some time out from shopping to enjoy a leisurely lunch and a tipple of your choice at one of the many restaurants and eateries.  This is sure to be a great day out to spend spent with friends.

£27.00
Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

The Imperial War Museum – London

A great opportunity to visit the Imperial War Museum in London without having to worry about driving or parking in the capital with lots of time to explore the museum and see war through the eyes of the people who lived it.  The museum was founded during the First World War, it documents the extraordinary experiences of ordinary people forced to live their lives in a world torn apart by conflict.

Displayed across six floors, the museum’s vast collections encompass a wealth of objects – from uniforms to photographs, vehicles to films, weapons to works of art – each with a story to tell. A great day out for anyone interested in wartime history.

During your visit there will be time to grab a delicious bite to eat in the cafe and visit the museum shop.

£32.00
Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

Covent Garden – Early Christmas Shopper – Free to Explore

Covent Garden in London’s West End is a vibrant destination with shops, restaurants and the famous Covent Garden Market with its sprawling traffic free piazza which often has performances from street entertainers.

An ideal opportunity to get some early Christmas shopping done before the rush!

£32.00
Saturday, November 12th, 2022

Chatsworth at Christmas

This magical day out includes entrance to the house beautifully transformed with Christmas displays, and a Christmas market to browse around to buy those special gifts.  This is one of those very special days out to treat yourself to and enjoy with friends.

LIMITED AVAILABILITY – PLEASE CALL TO BOOK

£60.00 Limited Availability. Please Call to Book.
December 2022
Thursday, December 1st, 2022

Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre

Wander around the picturesque New Street and Friar Street at Worcester’s traditional Christmas Victorian Fayre with plenty of Victorian themed characters, festive treats and a wonderful atmosphere. With around 200 stalls across the city centre, selling local arts and crafts, delicious street food and gifts  to browse around and street entertainment to enjoy.  The sights, smells and sounds come alive at the Fayre.

This is always a popular choice with our customers so make sure you have your seats booked in good time.

£31.00
Tuesday, December 6th, 2022

Spalding Market Day & Bay Tree Garden Centre

Our annual trip at Christmas time to a traditional market town and garden centre visit this year is to Spalding on Market day followed by a visit to Bay Tree Garden Centre.

Spalding is a charming Georgian town in the Lincolnshire Fens on the River Welland.  The town is an interesting place to stroll around. It hosts many charming 18th-c buildings, covering a network of streets along both banks of the river, which is spanned by seven bridges.  Tuesday is market day and the festive spirit is always in full flow.

We then make a visit to Bay Tree Garden Centre, the UK’s largest independent garden centre with 16 acres of retail therapy, a licensed restaurant. coffee lounge and famous Christmas displays.

£29.00
Sunday, December 11th, 2022

Leeds Christmas Market

Leeds Christmas market is a wonderful event to get you into the festive spirit.  With many stalls offering seasonal food, drinks and gifts.  Leeds has everything you would expect from a Christmas market.  A fantastic day out to enjoy with friends or family.

Sit back and relax, let us do the driving and worry about the parking, all you need to do is enjoy your shopping, eating and drinking whilst you are there.

£29.00
Thursday, December 8th, 2022

Christmas Extravaganza at Wicksteed

Join us for a Christmas Extravaganza at Wicksteed Park.  This is always a popular choice with our customers who return year after year.  With a limited number of performances the show features fantastic singers, dancers and variety show performers with lots of fun and laughter.

Includes a delicious Christmas lunch, the perfect day out to enjoy with friends, getting you into the festive spirit.

Early booking is recommended as this day out always sells out fast.

£53.00
Wednesday, December 14th, 2022

Mystery Tour with 2 Course Lunch

Join us on our annual Festive Mystery Tour with 2 course lunch included.

Enjoy a social day out with friends during the festive season, includes a short tour through the countryside before stopping at a mystery country venue for a delicious lunch.

Who knows you could be one of our lucky Christmas raffle prize winners!

£35.00
Saturday, December 17th, 2022

Wizard of Oz – Curve – Leicester

A Saturday evening performance of the stunning Wizard of Oz.  Arriving at the theatre in time for pre-show drinks (not included). A wonderful opportunity for an enjoyable evening out before Christmas.

Join the Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto as they follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City in search of a way back home – but in the technicolour wonderland of Oz, nothing is quite as it seems. Directed by Nikolai Foster (West Side StoryWhite ChristmasScrooge the Musical) the show features a live orchestra playing music and songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, and includes the classics you know and love from the iconic MGM film including Somewhere Over The RainbowIf I Only Had A Brain, Follow The Yellow Brick Road.

£58.00
Gift Vouchers

Gift Voucher £10

Treat someone you love to the gift of travel by coach.  Swift Valley Coach Travel gift vouchers can be redeemed against day excursions and holidays from our scheduled programme.  We’ll send you, your vouchers along with our latest brochure so that the recipient of your gift can book onto a trip of their choice.

£10.00

Gift Voucher £25

Treat someone you love to the gift of travel by coach.  Swift Valley Coach Travel gift vouchers can be redeemed against day excursions and holidays from our scheduled programme.  We’ll send you, your vouchers along with our latest brochure so that the recipient of your gift can book onto a trip of their choice.

£25.00

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