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York Shopping or Sightseeing Saturday 12 September 2020

We all been cooped up too long so why not join us on a trip to the historic city of York with its beautiful Cathedral, Railway Museum, Castle Museum and Yorvik Centre. Cobbled streets with shops selling all the latest fashion, homeware and gifts. Or you could walk the city wall, stop and be entertained by the street entertainers, have a coffee in one of the many cafes. A great way to kick start the autumn and never too early to start your early Christmas shopping.

All one price £15.00 Child £12.00

Llandudno Holly & Mistletoe 5 Days 20 – 24 October 2020

Linked by a long crescent shaped sandy bay nestling between dramatic limestone headlands, Llandudno has been a magnet in North Wales to generations of visitors who have revelled in its wealth of traditional attractions. Sightseeing, shopping, walking, eating or just resting.

YOUR HOTEL Family run Tynedale Hotel situated on the sea front, having used this hotel for many years it has become a firm favourite. The food is excellent in both choice and presentation. This hotel is very well recommended with excellent facilities including all bedrooms en-suite with hairdryer, trouser press, remote control colour television, many rooms with ironing facilities, direct dial telephone, hospitality trays in all rooms. Lift to all floors, some rooms have steps to them, level access to hotel, some ground floor rooms available. Please note some single rooms do not have lift access. Air-conditioned restaurant and cabaret lounge, top class entertainment every night, happy hour at the bar each evening.

TUESDAY Depart local pick up area or Kettlewell’s Yard and travel across the scenic Woodhead pass in Derbyshire and into Cheshire, stopping at Chester services for lunch on route. We arrive in Llandudno in good time to relax. Time for a stroll around make the most of happy hour in the bar before an excellent dinner.

WEDNESDAY – FRIDAY There will be free excursions and entertainment and lots of fun to be had.

This hotel has to be one of the all time greats in themed-break holidays. Mock Christmas revellers will love the glam and the glitz of the Festive Celebrations – decorations, present from Santa for everyone, Christmas carols, sherry receptions, afternoon teas and live entertainment every night. Six course Christmas Dinner, late night buffets, Fancy Dress Parade, New Year Party. This is not the cheapest mock Christmas that you will see but with nothing but the best, surely excellent value.

After a leisurely breakfast we depart Llandudno mid morning, calling for lunch at Nantwich before continuing our scenic drive home.





PRICE INCLUDES:- Pick up from local area or car parking on our premises (please state when booking as this is less time on the coach). Executive air-conditioned coach travel with toilet. Half board accommodation. All excursions. All coach seats non-smoking.

Flintshire & Cheshire 5 Days 9 – 13 November 2020


This tour combines the imposing scenery of North Wales with the vibrant life of the City of Chester. Our base for this tour of North Wales and Cheshire is on the outskirts of the friendly market town of Mold, where you can be sure of a typically Welsh welcome.

YOUR HOTEL The Beaufort Park Hotel is the ideal centre for our tour. The welcome you receive will make you never want to leave. The Scandinavian style reception and mezzanine lounge provide an oasis of peace where you can relax, read or enjoy a coffee with friends. During the tour there will be a special Welsh Evening. All bedrooms are en suite, and have colour TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities. There is no lift but ground floor rooms are available.

MONDAY Morning departure from your local area travelling to Mold and arriving in the afternoon at Beaufort Park Hotel. On arrival unwind with tea/coffee and mince pies. Hotel entertainment is provided on four evenings, including a Welsh Night, during your stay.

After a very enjoyable breakfast our day takes us north to maritime Liverpool, enjoy this very interesting city made famous by the Beatles. The waterfront has the famous Albert Dock with its many cafe’s, restaurant and shops. Alternatively enjoy the many museums Liverpool has to offer.

This morning we visit Llandudno North Wales main holiday resort. The town is guarded by the great Orm and little Orm at each end of the promenade to find that elusive last minute gift! Here we have time for lunch before returning to our hotel in time to relax before dinner. Tonight we have a visit from Santa Claus.

Today we enjoy a day out to the historic City of Chester. You can explore the ‘Rows’, a famous two-tier medieval shopping complex dating from the Middle Ages. Chester is famous for its many half timbered houses, and you can also enjoy a walk round the top of the red stone battlements of the City Walls, or you may fancy a walk down by the River Dee. Late afternoon we return to the hotel for tonight’s pre dinner bucks fizz before Dinner.

After breakfast we leave and begin our homeward journey.



PRICE INCLUDES: Pick up from local area or car parking our premises (please state when booking as this is less time on the coach). Executive air-conditioned coach travel with toilet. Half board accommodation. Tea/coffee & mince pies on arrival, sherry on 2nd evening, bucks fizz on 4th evening, entertainment every night.

Thursford Christmas Spectacular 2 Days 22 – 23 November 2020

Set in the magical surroundings of mechanical organs and fairground carousels, with a cast of 130 professional singers, dancers and musicians – many of whom are West End performers. The three hour performance delivers an extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety. It’s a fast moving celebration of the festive season featuring an eclectic mix of both seasonal and year-round favourites, with famous and much-loved chart toppers being sung alongside traditional carols.


YOUR HOTEL Our base for this fantastic weekend is the 3* Brook Hotel Norwich. The hotel is situated to the west of the city. All bedrooms are en suite, and have TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities.

SUNDAY Depart from your home area for Norfolk to enjoy the Christmas Spectacular at Thursford. This Norfolk Show is the largest Christmas production in England and is a celebration of Christmas with choirs, carols, and the best organs including the mighty Wurlitzer playing. Lunch or dinner will be provided depending on performance time.

MONDAY After breakfast we have an excursion into Norwich where we have time to explore the city as it prepares for the festive season. Pay a visit to the Cathedral, cobbled Elm Hill, or just enjoy some retail therapy as you search for that elusive Christmas present.



PRICE INCLUDES: Pick up from local area or car parking our premises (please state when booking as this is less time on the coach). Executive air-conditioned coach travel with toilet. Half board accommodation. Entrance to Thursford Christmas Spectacular.

Eastbourne Turkey & Tinsel 5 Days 7 – 11 December 2020

The elegance intended by the 7th Duke of Devonshire when he designed Eastbourne in 1834 still survives. Private houses, good hotels and banks of flowers are to be found along the three mile level Esplanade, while at its centre is the Wish Tower and several theatres. There is an excellent shopping centre. I always think Eastbourne is how holidays used to be! The warm welcome at the Haddon Hall Hotel and the beautiful Sussex countryside make Eastbourne the perfect venue for Kettlewell’s South coast holiday.

YOUR HOTEL The Haddon Hall Hotel is enviably situated at the seafront end of Devonshire Place, a broad lined tree avenue which links the main promenade with the town centre. The bandstand is located across the road from the hotel. All of the well furnished bedrooms have private facilities with colour TV and tea and coffee makers. There is a spacious lounge, ballroom, cocktail bar and entertainment. There is a lift although some rooms have a few steps to them.

MONDAY We set off in the morning from Retford and local pick up points and head towards the south coast making a stop at lunchtime.

TUESDAY TO THURSDAY There will be free time, entertainment and excursions

FRIDAY All too soon we must leave Eastbourne after breakfast and head North. We shall make a lunch stop and reach Retford late afternoon.



PRICE INCLUDES:- Pick up from local area or car parking on our premises (please state when booking as this is less time on the coach). Executive air-conditioned coach travel with toilet, Half board accommodation. All excursions.

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