Date Destination Time/Route Price
 Sat 1st

Portsmouth Victorian Festival of Christmas

Set inside the Historic Dockyard is the largest ever Victorian Christmas Market.  Fagin’s Real Ale Tavern, Dickensian-style snow covered streets, a traditional Father Christmas (dressed in green) and a wonderland of Victorian characters and entertainment.  All attractions at the Historic Dockyard including the Mary Rose are included in the price.  Depart 4pm, back home approx 6.30pm.

 3B £37pp
 Sat 1st

 Dickens Christmas Festival, Rochester

We have listened to comments and this year are leaving a little later, always a well organised event with numerous stalls and the Christmas Market in the Castle Grounds.  Depart after the candlelit parade at 5.30pm, back home approx 6.30pm.

 3B+1hr £14pp
 Sun 2nd

 Dickens Christmas Festival, Rochester

We have listened to comments and this year are leaving a little later, always a well organised event with numerous stalls and the Christmas Market in the Castle Grounds.  Depart after the candlelit parade at 5.30pm, back home approx 6.30pm.

2B +1hr £14pp
 Mon 3rd

Canterbury and Christmas Lunch at The Dog & Duck

Stopping off in Canterbury for a spot of shopping before making our way to the renowned Dog & Duck at Plucks Gutter for a delicious three course Christmas Dinner rounded off with live entertainment.  Back home approx 5.30am.

1B  £39pp
 Tue 4th

Guildford & Christmas Lunch

Our mystery lunch trip in May visited the Fox & Hounds in Fleet and everyone was very impressed, so much so that they were asking about Christmas, well, here it is!  First to Guildford for some shopping etc then onto a delicious Christmas lunch.  Book early as this is sure to sell out.  Back home approx 6.30pm.

MLC £45pp
 Wed 5th

 St Albans Christmas Market

St Albans knows a thing or two about markets, having one of the oldest regular markets in the UK, dating back to the 9th Century.  So what better city to hold a European-style Christmas Market.  This year’s event will be part of a winter wonderland with an ice bar, funfair rides, a high-tech Santa’s Grotto and a variety of live entertainment.  Depart 4pm, back home approx 5.30pm.

 2B £20pp
Wed 5th

 Mill Rythe Christmas Lunch & Pantomime

After a countryside drive, we arrive at Mill Rythe Holiday Village for a delicious 3 course dinner followed by the performance of Cinderella.  A great festive afternoon.  Depart by 4pm, back home approx 6pm.

 3B £39pp
Thu 6th

 Bicester Shopping Outlet

Another chance to visit the shopping outlet in Bicester for some serious retail therapy.  This popular outlet centre located in Oxfordshire boasts over 130 top name boutiques.  Arrive back home approx 7.15pm.

 EX2A +1hr £22pp
Sat 8th

 Lincoln Christmas Market

The Christmas Market gives visitors and residents a truly festive experience, with a traditional, high quality event for all the family.  Visitors are welcomed to this beautiful city, where you will enjoy a stroll around over 250 stalls nestled within the medieval square which is a perfect backdrop for a Christmas Market.  Depart 4.30pm, back home approx 8pm.

 EX1A £29pp
Sat 8th

 Cruise Ship Magellan with 4 course lunch and show

Always popular is this opportunity to sample the splendour of the Magellan Cruise Ship at Tilbury.  A four course meal is served and time is allowed to wander around and view the ships superb facilities.  In the afternoon there will be some stylish entertainment in the theatre.  Arrive back home approx 5.30pm.

photo ID required with boarding ship

 EX1C £67pp
Sun 9th

Stratford Upon Avon Christmas Market  NEW TRIP

Stratford-upon-Avon Victorian Christmas Market is located in the historic heart of the town.  There is a unique atmosphere especially as every stallholder dresses up in Victorian costume.  Seasonal decorations, Victorian fair, street entertainment, food and a great family atmosphere all help you to get in the Christmas spirit.  Back home approx 7pm.

EX1A £24pp
Tue 11th

 Lakeside Christmas Lunch & Show

Enjoyed every year by Jay & Kay regulars, a nice relaxing drive to Hayling Island where we enjoy a drink at the bar before an excellent Christmas Dinner followed by festive afternoon entertainment.  Snooze off the calories on your way home!  Back home approx 6pm,

2B £37pp
Wed 12th

 Bluebell Railway Christmas Lunch

Boarding our vintage steam train to East Grinstead we travel to Sheffield Park where a delicious Christmas Lunch is served at the Bessemer Arms.  After time to explore we board the train again for the journey back to East Grinstead where our coach awaits to return home, arriving back approx 5.30pm.

1B £48pp
Thu 13th

 Bluetown Christmas Show

The Criterion Christmas Show, which includes an interval show tea, offers excellent festive entertainment.  This cosy theatre seats less than a hundred and is also part of the Bluetown Heritage Centre so there is plenty to see and do.  Depart after show.  Back home approx 6.30pm.

3B  £39pp
Fri 14th

 Polhill Garden Centre

More than just a garden centre, Polhill is a great place to relax, enjoy light snacks and afternoon teas.  This is one of the best locations for buying those all important Christmas decorations.  Depart 4.30pm, back home approx 5.30pm.

1C £10pp
 Sat 15th

Oxford Christmas Market & Blenheim Palace Lights Trail

The City of Dreaming Spires will again be filled with festive joy as its Christmas Market returns to the heart of the city.  After ample time for exploring and shopping we depart for nearby Blenheim Palace where the grounds will be illuminated for an unforgettable after dark festive experience.  All admissions included.  Back home approx 8pm.

3B £47pp
Sat 15th

Cruise Ship Magellan with 4 course lunch and show

Always popular is this opportunity to sample the splendour of the Magellan Cruise Ship at Tilbury.  A four course meal is served and time is allowed to wander around and view the ships superb facilities.  In the afternoon there will be some stylish entertainment in the theatre.  Arrive back home approx 5.30pm.

photo ID required with boarding ship

EX2B £67pp
Sat 15th

 Ypres Christmas Market & Menin Gatepassport required

Last year bookings were in such demand we added another coach and that was full too so get in early for this one!  We travel to France by Eurotunnel and drive straight to Ypres Grote Markt full of log cabins and an ice rink.  After time spent here we take a brief tour of the historic area and return as dusk falls for more time in Ypres before attending the poignant Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate.  Back home approx midnight.

EX3A £49pp
Sun 16th

Leeds Castle Christmas Market – NEW TRIP

Visit the Christmas Market on the Cedar Lawn overlooking the Castle to discover a splendid array of seasonal gifts, toys, festive decorations, specialist food and drink.  Children and adults alike will be enchanted by the reindeer and birds of prey.  Traditional fun fair rides and live music will keep everyone entertained.  Depart 4pm, back home approx 5pm.

2B £32pp
 Thu 20th

Christmas Lunch at The Moorings 

After a leisurely drive to the coast and stopping for a break en route we settle down to a hearty Christmas meal at The Moorings.  A firm favourite with all our regulars.  Back home approx 6pm.

2B  £32pp