Shopping Trips

City of York

The choice is yours as the city of York has lots to offer rich in ancient history: stroll down the traffic free quaint cobbled streets the ‘Shambles’ to the Minster which dominates the city today with its medieval stained glass of the great east wing thought to be the largest stained glass in the world.

2 departures on 25/07/2018 and 08/09/2018
Ripon and the Forbidden Corner

Ripon is one of England’s smallest cities and is known for its historic buildings including the beautiful Ripon Cathedral. The independent shops and little alleys offer the visitor a charming and quaint atmosphere. Next stop is the Forbidden Corner, a unique labyrinth of tunnels, follies, and surprises created in a four acre garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

Frodsham for Market Day and Chester

We visit the pretty Cheshire town of Frodsham on Market day with the market selling a wide range of interesting goods, then it is on to the cathedral city of Chester, famous for its ‘rows’ of black and white Tudor style two storied buildings.

Garstang Market & Barton Grange Garden Centre

With not too far to travel, explore the delights of Garstang Market before finishing the day at the ever popular Barton Grange Garden centre.

Liverpool and the Terracotta Warriors

Liverpool and the Terracotta Warriors at the World Museum, Liverpool

7 departures between 27/07/2018 and 27/10/2018
Chester Racecourse

Chester Race Course for the Race Day or Chester for Shopping

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool & Lady Lever Gallery

Walker Art Gallery for the ‘Lubaina Himid Exhibition MBE ‘ or Liverpool One for Shopping

Boundary Mill

We arrive at the Boundary Mill Store in Colne, for a bit of retail therapy for those of you who like to ‘shop til you drop’. You have time for shopping, a wander around and lunch at one of the two restaurants in the store. There will be plenty of bargains to be had, so come with us for a day at Boundary Mill.

6 departures between 31/07/2018 and 08/01/2019
Lakes, Rail and Cruise

We travel on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway to Lakeside, from where you will enjoy a relaxing and scenic cruise along Windermere to Bowness-on-Windermere. You will have approximately three hours to explore this ever-popular Lakes town.

2 departures on 31/07/2018 and 29/08/2018
Bents Garden Centre

For lifestyle and gardening ideas, Bents Garden Centre is second to none. Established in 1937, Bents is now the complete gardening, home and leisure experience.

Ormskirk & Southport

Ormskirk, a traditional market town, combines both ancient and modern. Set in a pedestrianised area surrounded by courtyards, charming arcades and specialist shops. In the afternoon, explore the delights of Southport and walk along the Promenade or visit the shops along the famous Lord Street

Yorkshire Dales Tour incorporating Settle & Hawes

Travelling through the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park

Lakes Tour -Grange-over-Sands, Ambleside & Bowness

Enjoy the spectacular scenery whilst touring South Lakeland, Coniston and the heart of the Lake District. Breaks will be taken at three contrasting towns of Grange-over-Sands, Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere.

Manchester Concorde

Manchester and a Private Guided Tour of Concorde at Manchester Airport

Antony Gormley Statues and Liverpool

Today we have a trip to the beach at Crosby to see the Antony Gormley statues, famously titled ‘Another Place’ and consisting of 100 cast-iron, life size figures spread out along the beach foreshore. We then go onto Liverpool where you will have free time for lunch and for wander around the shops or to visit the excellent museums.

Clitheroe for its Food Festival

Come with G-Line to the Ribble Valley market town of Clitheroe and its Food Festival. This event showcases Lancashire’s finest food and drink producers situated across the town. There will be tastings, demonstrations, local produce stalls, entertainment and much more.

Ilkley for it's Art Festival and Shopping

Ilkley, located at the southern end of the Yorkshire Dales is quaint town offering independent shops, plenty of cafes and eateries and is a delight to visit. In the Winter Gardens and Kings Hall, the Ilkely Art Festival, features the very best in art from across the country and North West.

Whitby

The seaside town of Whitby. Made famous as the inspiration of Bram Stoker’s Victorian Gothic novel, Dracula, the town today is a delight to visit, with its winding streets, harbour and of course the Abbey overlooking the town, dedicated to St Hilda.

An Officer & a Gentlman at the Opera House

‘An Officer and a Gentleman’ at the Opera House, Manchester

Skipton on Market Day & Kettlewell Scarecrow

You’ll have plenty of time to browse round the many stalls in the famous Skipton market and have lunch, before we continue to Kettlewell for its Scarecrow Festival. Explore the village by walking the ‘Scarecrow Trail’.

Southport Flower Show or Shopping

Explore the delights of this popular resort - the Promenade and visit the shops on famous Lord Street, or visit the spectacular Southport Flower Show - the world in your garden at Britain’s biggest garden village.

3 departures between 16/08/2018 and 18/08/2018
Northallerton and Thirsk - North Yorkshire

Northallerton and Thirsk. North Yorkshire.

2 departures on 18/08/2018 and 03/09/2018
Full Day in the Lakes

Your choice of time spent in Kendal, Bowness-on-Windermere, Ambleside or Keswick to enjoy as you wish.

Trafford Centre

Trafford Shopping Centre is the ultimate indoor shopping, dining and entertainment experience with over 250 shops and the large food court to choose from a home to a large plethora of household names including John Lewis, Debenhams and Selfridges.

Chorley Market and Bygone Times

Chorley’s markets date back over 500 years. There is the covered market, with over 100 stalls, and the Flat Iron Market. Bygone Times in Eccleston houses a fascinating and ever-changing kaleidoscope of objects from yesteryear.

Bury Market

This day is a 'must' for all market lovers. We travel to the award-winning market in Bury. Easy to see why, when you walk around this outstanding shopping experience and why not sample the famous 'Bury Black Pudding' whilst you are there, smashing with a blob of piccalilli.

Bakewell and Canal Cruise

Bakewell, the home of the ‘pudding’ and a beautiful market town in the heart of the Peak District, has something for everyone.

Barnard Castle & Bowes Museum

We visit the quaint town of Barnard Castle for free time, before departing for the short journey to the Bowes Museum a magnificent French chateau created in the late 19th century by John and Josephine Bowes.

Bury & Ride Behind the Flying Scotsman

With free time in Bury for lunch, in the afternoon we travel on the East Lancashire Railway for a wonderful new experience .

2 departures on 24/08/2018 and 07/09/2018
Bolton Food and Drink Festival

Bolton’s food and drink festival, with cookery demonstrations and a large speciality market offering the best in food and drink. Bolton also has an excellent shopping centre and you have the time both to explore

Chester or Chester Zoo

The choice is yours. Chester has plenty to offer: take a trip on the river, walk on the walls, or visit the Cathedral and the famous ‘Rows’ two-tier galleries of shops. Chester Zoo is the UK’s largest zoological gardens, set in award winning parkland, and is a unique and exciting experience for all the family (Entrance not included)

Stonyhurst College for the Food Festival

Stonyhurst College for the Great British Food Festival and visit to Clitheroe

Portmeirion Village, North Wales

Built in the style of an Italian village, Portmeirion was designed & built by Clough Williams Ellishas the location of the TV series 'The Prisoner’ with a variety of shops, eating establishments and unusual buildings.

Chester or the Seaside Resort of Llandudno

The choice is yours the historic city of Chester or the elegance seaside resort of Llandudno with the mountains of Snowdonia form a spectacular backdrop. Beautifully situated on a magnificent crescent-shaped sandy bay, and sheltered by the headlands of the Great and Little Ormes, the town still retains much of its Victorian canopied shops, cafes and restaurants.

BBC Media City - Antiques Roadshow

Antiques Roadshow filming at Media City, Salford Quays

Durham or Beamish

Durham's Castle and Cathedral are classified as a World Heritage. Beamish is unique as a working example of what life in the North of England was really like at the turn of the 20th century.

York or Yorkshire Air Museum

The choice is yours. York, where you can shop til you drop and be a culture vulture or the Yorkshire Air Museum

Calderdale Tour

Calderdale Tour including Hebden Bridge on market day and Halifax

Carnforth Station

‘Brief Encounter’ at Carnforth Railway Heritage Centre & Train to Grange Over Sands

Chester or Cheshire Oaks

The choice is yours. Chester has plenty to offer: take a trip on the river, walk on the walls, or visit the Cathedral and the famous ‘Rows’ two-tier galleries of shops. Cheshire Oaks is a shopaholics dream with over 145 boutiques, and famous branded goods at an outlet price with a mix of high street names and iconic fashion brands and plenty of restaurants.

Morecambe Vintage by the Sea Festival

We travel to Morecambe for its ‘Vintage by the Sea’ Festival. The seafront at Morecambe provides a wonderful backdrop, and there will be a range of activities, entertainment, food and shopping, workshops, and dancing.

Antique Fair at Rivington Barn & Bygone Times

Chorley Markets and Bygone Times, an Antiques and Memorabilia Paradise

Trafford Centre/Stitch & Crafts at Event City

Experience the ultimate shopping with over 250 shops and Europe’s largest food court to choose from. The Stitch and Hobby Craft show offers all that the creative crafter could want.

Arley Hall and Gardens

Arley Hall, with its ancient history and over 100 acres of gardens and parkland, for over 500 years. Providing great variety, the gardens rank amongst the finest in the country.

Houghton Weavers Concert with Lunch

Come with for a new day excursion to Rivington Barn, where there will be a 2 course meal, tea and coffee, before enjoying a concert by the wonderful Houghton Weavers.

2 departures on 19/09/2018 and 30/10/2018
Liverpool for the Sea Odyssey Giants

Liverpool for the Sea Odyssey Giants

4 departures between 04/10/2018 and 07/10/2018
Arley Hall and Gardens- Christmas

Arley Hall and Gardens for its Christmas Extravaganza

'Les Miserables' at the Palace Theatre, Manchester

‘Les Miserables’ at the Palace Theatre, Manchester

3 departures between 28/02/2019 and 21/03/2019

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