Day trips

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A Tale of two Riverside Towns: Thursday 29 April 2021

The day begins at Suffolk Food Hall where morning refreshments and local foods can be purchased. On the coach to Ipswich, Claire, our Blue Badge Guide, will give an introduction to the town. Time will be made available for lunch to be purchased. The day concludes with a visit to Woodbridge, a food lovers’ paradise and home to a rare example of a working Tide Mill. Our guide will be offering optional guided walks in both Ipswich and Woodbridge.

This trip is now fully booked. Price £27.50. Leaving Amwell roundabout bus stop 7.45am, Library, Fire Station, Kings Hill, 7.50am, Wodson bus stop 7.55am.


Newmarket: Thursday 18 March 2021

After a guided tour of the National Stud, you will be taken into Newmarket for your own lunch stop. Then make your way to The National Heritage Centre, where we have the chance to meet former racehorses, and at 2.30pm there will be a demonstration highlighting how they are retrained.


St Paul's Walden Bury: Thursday 8 April 2021 (half day visit)

The home of the Bowes-Lyon family, and the reputed birth place of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.

We have a guided tour of the house, which dates back to 1720, before taking afternoon tea. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore the Grade One garden. Laid out in the 18th century, it has kept its original concept of a formal woodland garden, with temples, statues and ponds. Hopefully, we will be lucky enough to see the rhododendrons, magnolias and azaleas in full bloom. This is not a conventional garden but one very attractively laid out with hidden views as you stroll around; you might even discover the secluded terraced theatre.

Price £28.50 inclusive. Leaving Amwell bus stop 12.30pm, Library, Fire Station, Kings Hill, 12.35pm, Wodson bus stop 12.40pm.

Woburn Abbey and Gardens day trip August 2019

Woburn AbbeyWoburn Abbey RockeryWoburn Abbey The Cedar of Lebanon Tree

Historic Essex day trip April 2019

Layer Marney TowerWheat Barn Timbers, Cressing Temple Barn

Day trip to Copped Hall April 2019

Copped Hall, view from the gardenCopped Hall Summer HallCopped Hall kitchen