Houses, Gardens and Railways 2019

Houses, Gardens and Railways 2019

This holiday features some of the many delights of Staffordshire

5 day Holiday   


Thursday 18 July £399


Single supplement £90




INCLUDES: 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast

               Tea/Coffee & biscuits served on arrival

               Rudyard Lake Railway

               Little Moreton Hall

               Foxfields Light Railway

               Trentham Gardens – admissions/rides

Day 1 Thursday

Depart in the morning travelling to Staffordshire, arriving in the afternoon at Moat House Hotel. Tea/Coffee & biscuits served on arrival. 4 nights stay - dinner, bed and breakfast.


Day 2 Friday

We drive to the City of Lichfield. Here there is much to see and do, particularly the stunning Cathedral, set in a remarkable and serene close. Over 800 years old the building is well worth a visit. There will be time to explore the city before our afternoon visit to the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas.

B, D

Day 3 Saturday

We visit the National Trust owned Little Moreton Hall. Surrounded by a moat and set in a pretty garden. In danger of falling over it is as intriguing as it is wonky! A rare chapel and topsy-turvy long gallery ensure the ‘wow’ factor at this Tudor treasure. Afternoon visit to Rudyard Lake where we enjoy a 3 mile return ride on the miniature railway.

B, D

Day 4 Sunday

Morning visit to the award winning Trentham Gardens. Enjoy the shopping village, with shops cafes, restaurants and the vast Garden Centre. Free time to explore and obtain lunch before we head for Blyth Bridge and the Foxfield Light Railway, originally used to carry coal from Foxfield Colliery.

B, D

Day 5 Monday

After breakfast we head for home.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

We are delighted to introduce this new tour in 2019 featuring some of the many delights of Staffordshire. Attractions range from a historic stately home, delightful gardens on the vast Trentham Estate to two preserved and restored railways (Rudyard Lake & Foxfield) and a visit to Lichfield and the Arboretum.



Located in Festival Park, Stoke. It incorporates Etruria Hall, the formerhome of Josiah Wedgwood, and facilities include superb leisure complex with indoor swimming pool. All bedrooms are en suite and have all the facilities you would expect from a hotel of this standard. The hotel has a lift. Free Wifi.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashingdon Golden Cross Golden Cross, By Fox (Welcome Homes)
Barking, North St North Street, Barking,outside St Margaret's Church
Barkingside Barkingside, Fulwell Cross, by Swimming Baths
Basildon Trafford House Trafford House (Adjacent to Basildon Rail Station)
Billericay Sun Corner Sun Corner, Laindon Road, Billericay
Brentwood Brentwood High St, by Argos
Canvey Island - Canute King Canute PH, Canvey Island
Canvey Island - Haystack Long Road, Canvey Island, Haystack
Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop
Chandos Garage Hockley Chandos Garage Hockley
Cricketers Westcliff Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea
Dagenham Wood Lane Wood Lane, Dagenham, Opp Morrisons
Eastwood - Kent Elms Kent Elms Corner, Eastwood, Rayleigh Road
Eastwood - Rochford Cnr Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Rochford Corner
Eastwood Jones Corner Eastwood, Rayleigh Road, Jones Corner
Bus Stop by Brookside Tavern
Folkestone services XX Eurotunnel- Stop 24 Junction 11 on M20
Grays Oak PH Oak PH, Socketts Heath, Grays
Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
Harold Wood Harold Wood, Bus Stops, Harold Wood Station
Hockley Spa Spa Road Bus Stop, Hockley
Hopes Green, S Benfleet High Road, S Benfleet, by Benfleet Tvl opp Shell G
Hornchurch North Street, Hornchurch, Fire Station
Ilford Clements Road, Ilford, by East London Travelshop
Kents Hill Lights Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet
Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley
Leigh on Sea - Elms Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea
M25 Thurrock Services M25 Thurrock Services Coach Park
North Shoebury Road Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys)
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Pitsea Granada Bingo, Pitsea
Rayleigh Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh, opp Rayleigh Lanes
Rochford Station Bus Stop Rochford Station Bus Stop, Bradley Way
Romford St Edwards Way, Romford, Bus Stop 'H'
Shenfield Shenfield Station
South Benfleet Clare Rd Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
South Benfleet St Marys St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet
Southchurch Tyrrel Drive Southchurch Road - Tyrrel Drive (Swintons)
Southchurch White Horse White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch
Southend Airport Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent
Southend Queensway Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend
Stanford le Hope Rookery Rookery Corner, Stanford le Hope (St Cleres Hall G
Thorpe Bay Station Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay
Upminster St Mary's Lane/Bell Corner, Upminster
Vange Barge Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea
Wakering Crouchmans Wakering High St/ Crouchmans Avenue
West Leigh Schools West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea
Westcliff on Sea Bell PH Bell PH, Rochford Road Bus Stop
Westcliff on Sea Palace Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea
Wickford Halls Corner Halls Corner, opp Police Station, Wickford
x Benfleet Hopes see hope xxxxxHopes Green, High Road,xxxxxxxsee new p/up
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