Category Archives: Day Trips


In the morning we have a tour of the factory to discover how each item of English fine bone china is made and see how the artisans create the beautiful pieces that are cherished throughout the world. See the full journey that the wares take from clay to the final gilded products. We then visit the visitor centre and museum with an exhibition showing some of the earliest and rarest pieces produced in Derby history and the most comprehensive collection of Derby Porcelain to be seen anywhere in the world. Lunch in the 1750 Tea Room will consist of a selection of freshly made sandwiches, assorted mini quiche, sausage rolls and spicy potato wedges or chips; fresh fruit scones served with jam and clotted cream, a selection of cakes, tea or coffee. After lunch visit the shop, which offers a selection of best quality and slightly imperfect tableware patterns covering classic to contemporary designs, giftware, commemoratives, and a range of paperweights, all with 10% discount. 

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  • October 31st.   Westonbirt, The National Arboretum  

          Luckily, as Westonbirt is home to 15,000 trees, a succession of plants from                          different  areas of the temperate globe burst into a succession of bright,                                golden or burnished  tones meaning there is something to delight the senses                      throughout the autumn  period – from September to November    

  • November 10th.  Baddesley Clinton, National Trust Estate


           Discover a secluded, intimate estate set in the heart of the Forest of Arden

         with   500 years of fascinating and unexpected stories




  • December 1st.  Worcester Victorian Fayre

2017 is the 25th anniversary of the Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre and organisers are planning lots of activities and surprises in celebration!

All the Fayre favourites will return, including the traditional Victorian carousel, juggling stilt walkers, Victorian characters and local choirs. Plus the event will host more than 180 market stalls selling gifts and crafts.

Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre is the leading themed street market in the West Midlands. Hundreds of stalls fill the atmospheric streets of Worcester’s historic heart with the colours, sounds and smells of Christmas.

Make it an exciting, fun packed day out by combining your trip to the Fayre with a visit to Worcester’s historic attractions and exceptional range of independent boutiques and popular High Street names, or take the weight off your feet and relax in one of the city’s many welcoming cafes, pubs and restaurants.

  • May 21st.  2018   SPRING HOLIDAY at CRICKET St THOMAS , Somerset  (Warner)

    Regency elegance, with sweeping staircases? Vast landscaped gardens and history, with croquet on the lawn and boules? At Cricket St Thomas, you’ll feel ‘To The Manor Born’ (much of the TV series was filmed here!). But you’re here to relax – so will it be tennis or disc golf, unwinding in the pool or exploring the coast and countryside?

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