ATTRACTION MEMBERS

Coach tours would not be a success story if they had no where special to go!
That is why operators of some of the UK and Europe’s major visitor attractions are also keen supporters and members of the CTA

Abbotsbury Tourism Ltd ( Swannery , Subtropical Gardens and Children’s Farm )
www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk
01305 871130

Abbotsbury tourism ltd operates three tourist attractions the Abbotsbury Swannery the Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens and the Abbotsbury Children’s Farm. All three attractions are positioned around the idyllic village of Abbotsbury overlooking Dorset’s Jurassic coast between Weymoutrh and Bridport on the B3157 coast road.

The Swannery and the Subtropical gardens are particularly geared up to receiving coach groups offering excellent café ,and shop facilities.

The swannery is world famous for hosting the only colony of nesting mute swans open to the public in the world, with spectacular hand feeding sessions for circa 600 swans at 12 and 4pm daily.

The gardens recently won the HHA/ Christie’s Garden of the Year Award and have been described by Alan Titchmarsh as “One of the finest Gardens I have ever visited “

Arsenal Football Club – Stadium Tours & Museum
www.arsenal.com
020 7619 5000

Go behind the scenes at Arsenal Football Club with the Emirates Stadium Tour. Take your seat in the changing room, walk down the tunnel, sit in the dugout and imagine the roar of 60,000 fans. Tours open daily (Closed Matchdays). Tours available in 9 languages.

BBC Tours
www.bbc.co.uk
07720072195

Join us on a tour of the BBC! Have you ever wondered what happens behind-the-scenes at the BBC? Why not visit one of our buildings for a wonderful insight into the world of BBC broadcasting. Our entertaining guides will take you on a fun and informative tour around the BBC. Tours run at our buildings throughout the UK, including our flagship tour of BBC MediaCityUK in Salford, Greater Manchester. All our tours include interactivity, often with the opportunity to be a news or weather presenter or take part in making a Radio Play!

Beaulieu – National Motor Museum & Palace House
www.beaulieu.co.uk
01590 612345

Visit Beaulieu for an award-winning day out with lots for everyone to enjoy including the world-famous National Motor Museum, Palace House, home of the Montagu family, historic Beaulieu Abbey, and World of Top Gear. With beautiful grounds and gardens plus Rides & Drives for all the family.

Palais Bénédictine, Normandy (Fécamp), Museum and Distillery
www.benedictinedom.com
+33 2 35 10 26 10

The Palais Bénédictine is located in Fécamp, Normandy, on the seaside. This architectural masterpiece of gothic and Renaissance inspirations will make your groups discover Bénédictine liqueur by exploring the cultural, sensorial and gastronomic Experiences designed for them.

Guided tours throughout the year and many other private Experiences and events available on request.

• 2h15 from Paris, 1h from Deauville, 1h from Rouen, 45 mn from Le Havre and 20 mn from Etretat
• 5 free coach parking
• Free tour for driver and group leader
• Guided tour available in FR, EN, DE
• Leaflets available in FR, EN, DE, NL, ES, IT, RU
• Photography and video assets for use for your communication

Bluewater
www.bluewater.co.uk
01227812911

With over 300 stores, 60 restaurants, plus entertainment, cinemas, and leisure activities, Bluewater presents to the trade and group travel organisers Europe’s largest retail and leisure destination. Their location is ideal as a day trip or meal stop off, and with personal service and a great product offering, they make it easy to include Bluewater on your travel itineraries. The center has transformed the shopping and leisure experience, offering a relaxing calm environment, free of stress, combined with endless inspiring dining, entertainment and leisure options for groups. Bluewater have developed a bespoke offer that includes welcome packages for groups, joint packages options, and advice on creating exclusive programmes for clients, transport services advice to the centre, and more.

Bodnant Welsh Food
www.bodnant-welshfood.co.uk
01492 651100

Experience the true taste of Wales. Discover what makes real Welsh food & drink different. An all-weather attraction ideal for a food experience or a short stop. Pre book tours of the centre or a history of Welsh food presentation, group cookery and wine tasting demonstrations and lunch packages available to book. On-site farmshop featuring 70%+ Welsh and homemade produce and offer tastings daily, tea room, restaurant, wine shop, cookery school, private dining for up to 80 guests, free coach and car parking, wheelchair accessible. 2 minutes drive from Bodnant Garden. 4 miles from A55 J19/A470.

Bombay Sapphire Distillery
www.distillery.bombaysapphire.com
01256 890090

Bombay Sapphire Distillery, Laverstoke Mill
Based at Laverstoke Mill in rural Hampshire, just 15 miles from Winchester and 60 miles from London, the Bombay Sapphire Distillery is in a conservation area with over 1000 years of history.The distillery showcases the care, skill and artistry behind every drop of Bombay Sapphire, and allows your group to discover the flavours of the botanicals which make Bombay Sapphire gin so unique.
We offer a range of benefits and discounts on our suite of experiences for group bookings. We can create bespoke experiences to ensure your group make the most of their time at the distillery including exclusive cocktail masterclasses, hosted visits and special events.
Pre-booked coaches are welcome at Bombay Sapphire Distillery

Bespoke Cocktail Masterclasses and Hosted Experiences available on request
Priority admission for groups
Coach parking on site
Complimentary FAM trip – contact us for details
Photography and video assets for use in marketing material
Self-discovery experience available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin

Borde Hill Garden
www.bordehill.co.uk
01444 450326

ATG (the Ambassador Theatre Group) is the largest venue owner in the UK. With 11 theatres in the West End and 25 around the country from Glasgow & Edinburgh down to Torquay, ATG Tickets is the only ticket provider that can offer you a comprehensive service throughout the country. In London we are the inventory holders for such popular group shows as Wicked, The Lion King, Ghost the Musical, Legally Blonde the Musical, Dreamboats & Petticoats and many more. By booking with ATG Tickets you can be certain you are getting the best available seats and the most comprehensive ticketing service in the business. We will be very flexible with option dates and will look after you with a service we are justly proud of.

Please contact Jane McKay, Travel Trade Manager on 020 7091 8713 or janemckay@theambassadors.com.  I would be delighted to hear from you for a booking, an availability enquiry, questions about our theatres or just a friendly chat.

British Music Experience
www.britishmusicexperience.com
0151 519 0915

The British Music Experience is the national museum of pop and rock music, located in the Cunard Building on Liverpool’s waterfront.

Canterbury Cathedral
www.canterbury-cathedral.org
01277 762862

Canterbury Cathedral is one of the country’s most visited visitor destinations and offers a wide range of facilities, from guided tours to special interest ‘behind scenes’ tours to Archives/Library/Conservation Studios. Stunning medieval stained glass windows depict miracles said to have taken places after the murder of Thomas Becket.

CairnGorm Mountain Ltd
www.cairngormmountain.org
01479 861261

CairnGorm Mountain is home to Scotland’s only funicular railway. This is a unique visitor experience that allows people of all abilities to reach the Top Station where the Ptarmigan Restaurant is located with panoramic views from over 3,500ft. There is also a viewing terrace, exhibition, shop and the highest post box in the British isles. Coach parking is available and passengers may be dropped off at the entrance to the Base Station where toilets are available. At car park level we have the Outfitters shop and the Storehouse Restaurant. Beyond the car park we have a mountain garden, camera obscura and various short walks taking in the fantastic views.

Chatsworth House Trust
www.chatsworth.org
01246 565430

Chester Zoo is the UK’s top zoo with more than 12,000 amazing animals and over 125 acres of award-winning enclosures and gardens to explore. Discounted admission for groups of 15 or more and free coach parking and admission for coach drivers if you book in advance.

Chester Zoo
www.chesterzoo.org
01244380280

Chester Zoo is the UK’s top zoo with more than 12,000 amazing animals and over 125 acres of award-winning enclosures and gardens to explore. Discounted admission for groups of 15 or more and free coach parking and admission for coach drivers if you book in advance.

Churches Conservation Trust
www.visitchurches.org.uk
07823341544

The Churches Conservation Trust is the national charity protecting historic churches at risk. We are the operator of the third largest heritage estate in charitable ownership in the UK and have an international award-winning reputation in heritage conservation and regeneration.
Our collection of 347 churches across the country includes irreplaceable examples of architecture, archaeology and art from 1,000 years of English history.

We have nearly 50 years experience protecting these beautiful buildings and our tours will give you a real insight into the history and stories of our churches. We offer group tours, lectures, events, concerts, film locations, venue hire and more.

City Cruises Plc
www.citycruises.com
+44 (20) 77 400 442

City Cruises is the Number 1 Sightseeing Tour on the River Thames in London. We offer sightseeing cruises 365 days a year between Westminster, London Eye, Tower and Greenwich. Working with a range of local attractions, it’s also possible to buy combination tickets i.e. cruise + attraction. In addition, we operate daily Lunch and Afternoon Tea Cruises, regular evening ‘Sundowner’ cruises and the ever popular London Showboat Dinner Cruise. We also offer adrenalin fuelled sightseeing cruises in the form of our ‘Thames Jet’ experiences. For something bespoke, you can also privately hire any of our 20 vessels!

City Cruises Poole
www.citycruisespoole.com
01202 467882

City Cruises Poole is the Poole arm of City Cruises, the leading operator of sightseeing services on the River Thames. We operate daily from Poole Quay and Swanage Pier and offer a wide selection of cruises along the Jurassic coast, trips to the Victorian resort at Swanage and the Steam Railway, Poole Harbour cruises, evening cruises or private charters.

A smart uniformed crew are on every cruise to welcome you and provide commentary on the glorious coastline and famous landmarks. Refreshments are available on all sailings, including a fully stocked bar. Food can be provided if booked in advance.

Continuum Attractions
www.continuumattractions.com
01904527708

Live the story at Continuum Attractions, where fascinating stories are brought to life in unforgettable ways. Witness the drama at Emmerdale The Tour, ascend the 170 metre tall Emirates Spinnaker Tower, discover Edinburgh’s underground history at The Real Mary King’s Close, immerse yourself in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, discover 1000 years of Oxford’s history at Oxford Castle Unlocked or learn how chocolate made history at York’s Chocolate Story.

Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery
www.dewars.com
01887 822013

Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery, Highland Perthshire

The Aberfeldy Distillery is located on the banks of the river Tay three miles from the birthplace of our founder, John Dewar, and is the only distillery built by the Dewar family.

Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery offers guided tours for groups throughout the year. Tours can be tailored to suit your groups needs and requirements.

Pre-booked coaches are welcome at Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery.
Situated 20 minutes from the A9.
Coach park available for 2 mini buses / 1 full size bus.
Free refreshments for drivers.
Free tour for group leader.
Audio guides for the heritage centre / distillery tour leaflets available in 9 languages.

Disneyland Paris
www.disneylandparis.co.uk

Disneyland® Paris comprises two world class theme parks (Disneyland® Park and Walt Disney Studios® Park) and seven Disney themed hotels. In addition, the vibrant entertainment district, Disney® Village, offers themed restaurants, shops, bars and a cinema multiplex. This year there is more magic in the air than ever at the Resort, as it celebrates its 20th Anniversary. The Parks have been transformed in the most magical way through an explosion of lights and colours, with a new parade and a breath taking new night-time spectacular featuring lasers and fountains. With tailored offers and events that complement itineraries, this is THE year to bring your groups.

Eden Project
www.edenproject.com
01726 811911

Eden is the gateway into the fascinating world of plants and people and a vibrant reminder of how we need each other for our mutual survival. A unique regeneration project which transformed an old china clay pit into a global garden and home to the biggest greenhouses ever built. With a series of seasonal events you can be sure that there will always be something new to see.

Efteling Theme Park Resort
www.efteling.com
07799 474051

Experience a world full of wonder at Efteling Theme Park Resort….. Holland’s hidden gem! Efteling is Europe’s third largest theme park, open 365 days a year, with unforgettable adventures for all the family from the Fairytale Forest to thrilling rollercoasters not to mention the live show featuring a five headed fire breathing dragon, the world’s third largest water show and much more, all set in the most glorious natural setting. Guests can overnight at the themed Efteling hotel or the Efteling Village Bosrijk both a short stroll from the park.

English Heritage
www.english-heritage.org.uk
020 7973 3529

Explore England’s historic attractions and turn your daytrip into a fascinating memory! Whatever your interest; English Heritage has a property to match; from Stonehenge to Roman villas, magnificent castles and stately houses and gardens. Generous group discounts apply at all sites and the coach drive always goes for free. Visit our award-winning website for great ideas and to sign up for our free bimonthly e-newsletter.

Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway
www.exbury.co.uk
02380891203

There is something to delight everyone at Exbury, from the world-famous displays of rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias, to riverside walks, the steam railway, tea rooms, play area and art exhibitions.

Come and discover the magic of the gardens – with over 20 miles of pathways, three woods and parkland to explore, there are surprises around every corner.

Children will love the play area, looking out for wildlife such as pheasants, squirrels, dragonflies and butterflies and finding exciting plants such as the Chinese Coffin Tree and even the Devil’s Walking Stick!

Under 3’s are free and family tickets are available. Make sure you pick up a family trail to explore it all fully too!

Exeter Cathedral
www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk
01392 345886

Exeter Cathedral is one of the great cathedrals of England and finest examples of Gothic architecture anywhere. For over 900 years, through pilgrimage, craftsmanship, art and worship, Exeter Cathedral has told stories of conquest and revolution, and of deep devotion and service.

Set in the heart of Devon’s ancient regional capital, Exeter Cathedral occupies a site as ancient as the city itself, with first-class guided tours and a warm welcome giving your party the ideal start to your stay in Devon.

Excellent rates for group visits and guided tours, combined itineraries with local attractions and catering options are all available.

French Brothers Boats
www.frenchbrothers.co.uk
01753 851900

French Brothers operate fantastic boat trips on the Thames from Windsor, Maidenhead and Runnymede as well as Hampton Court and Marlow. Lunch and tea cruises are offered along with combined excursions with Savill Garden and the Rich and Famous tour showing the Homes of the celebrities at Bray.

Trips can be arranged on scheduled services between riverside towns so that coach operators can drop passengers at one departure point and collect them further along the River. This makes for a very enjoyable experience for the passenger as well as assisting in providing necessary breaks for the driver. Free coach parking is offered at Runnymede.

Great Yorkshire Show
www.greatyorkshireshow.co.uk
01423 546218

The 155th Great Yorkshire Show, organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, takes place from Tuesday to Thursday, 9-11 July 2013 in Harrogate when more than 130,000 visitors are expected to come through the gates. The annual farming and countryside showcase is now the premier agricultural show in England. Attractions for 2013 include top class show jumping and equine classes; competitive classes for livestock, including cattle, pigs and sheep; food hall with the region’s best food and drink plus hundreds of stands for plenty of shopping. Discounted tickets are available for coach operators and groups along with the flexibility of sale or return.

Gretna Green
www.gretnagreen.com
01461 338441

Romance, scandal, intrigue… whisky, cashmere, golf… One of Scotland’s most compelling historical tales marries with the best of ‘Made in Scotland’. This famous village on the Scottish border is a popular place to visit… famous for runaway weddings, it also makes a great place to stop while travelling north or south. The story of Gretna Green unfolds in a fascinating exhibition where group visitors can also be entertained as they take part in a traditional Gretna Green wedding! A collection of clothing, accessories, giftware, luxury foods and whiskies have been gathered from the best in Scottish manufacturers. Our Whisky House is also the first place in Scotland to sample some of our rarest malts. The 250 cover Old Smithy Restaurant offers meals any time of day. Special facilities for coaches and open all year round.

Groups On Track
www.groupsontrack.co.uk
01483825756

Groups On Track specialise in arranging unique group packages to Racecourses in the UK for the Travel Trade and Group Organisers. We can help to recommend and create the best day trip or weekend break to suit your groups and have an in depth knowledge of the Horse Racing and Groups Industry.

Harrogate Flower Shows
www.flowershow.org.uk
01423 546158

Harrogate Flower Shows are the UK’s premier independent gardening events and a great day out for all garden lovers. Staged at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, the 2013 events will take place on 25-28 April and 13-15 September. The shows feature beautiful show gardens, over 100 plant nurseries, the Dig It Garden Theatre, Plot to Pot Cookery Theatre, and Kitchen Garden Live, plus crafts, gifts, specialist foods and great garden shopping. Discounted, advance tickets are available on sale or return. Driver admission and coach parking is free. A wide range of catering and excellent disabled facilities are also available

Hever Castle & Gardens
www.hevercastle.co.uk
01732 861710

700 years of history for groups to explore and enjoy at the13th century castle, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. 30 acres of classical and natural landscape, the Edwardian gardens include Tudor , Italian and Rose gardens, 38 acre lake with rowing boats, yew and water mazes (open April-October), miniature model houses, adventure playground. An exciting programme of events including Henry VIII’s Summer Pageant with the jousting ‘Knights of Royal England’ and Rose & Herb Week, and a ‘Taste of the Garden’.Wonderful newly refurbished Pavilion Restaurant. Pre-booked lunches and teas. Private guided tours available. Inspiring gifts in the Hever and Courtyard shops. Coach park, complimentary meal voucher for driver and courier.

Historic Royal Palaces
www.hrp.org.uk
0203 166 6315

Historic Royal Palaces is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace, the Royal Kitchens at Kew, Queen Charlotte’s Cottage and Hillsborough Castle. We are pleased and proud to welcome group visitors and help them explore over 900 years of royal history and follow in the footsteps of the great, good, devious and dastardly, taking home memories of a great day out in some of the greatest palaces ever built.

Holkham Estate
www.holkham.co.uk
01328 710227

Steeped in history, Holkham Hall has the perfect setting surrounded by rolling parkland rich in wildlife. Take in a spot of culture and visit the magnificent 18th century hall. Learn about Holkham’s unique agricultural heritage with the new ‘Field to Fork’ farming exhibition, with its interwoven stories of crop production, gamekeeping and conservation and how this all contributes to produce the food on your fork. Explore the six acres of walled gardens, part of an exciting restoration project. Other new visitor facilities for 2016 include a cafe and gift shop, both showcasing the work and produce of local artisans suppliers.

Houses of Parliament
www.parliament.uk
0844 847 2498

Located within a Royal Palace, the Houses of Parliament provide more than 900 years of history and intrigue, iconic exteriors, and spectacular Victorian art and architecture, whilst remaining a vibrant working building. To check on group tour discounts and availability and to make bookings please call 0844 847 2498.

Knowsley Safari Park
www.knowsleysafariexperience.co.uk
0151 430 9009

Knowsley Safari offers organised groups a fantastic day out at a fantastic price. With over 700 wild animals across 550 acres of safari, it’s a day out that is different every time you visit! If you are visiting with 15 or more people in one vehicle then you will qualify for our Group pricing offer.

Leeds Castle
www.leeds-castle.com
01622 765400

1,000 years of history, 500 acres of parkland, woodland walks and formal gardens, an aviary and duckery, falconry displays, maze and grotto, dog collar museum, vineyard, golf course, shopping, restaurants, adventure playground, craft cafe, Go-Ape and a Hi-Flyer can all be found at Leeds Castle, just one hour from London. Excellent group discounts.

Liverpool Football Club Stadium Tours & Restaurant
www.liverpoolfc.com
01513379887

Visiting Anfield is a memorable experience for all, offering great group rates & a dedicated Groups Welcome Office to organise your visit. We are currently working with the CPT striving to achieve Coach Welcome status and have experience of dealing with high volumes of coaches. Our award winning Stadium Tour & Museum offers the chance to see behind the scenes at one of sport’s greatest cathedrals. Liverpool FC’s Boot Room Sports Cafe offers a family friendly dining experience in a unique and memorable environment. Competitive group menus are available and we cater for visiting coach drivers free of cost.

Merlin Entertainments PLC
www.merlingroups.com
07968 552457

Welcome to Merlin Entertainments! Merlin Entertainments plc is Europe’s No 1 visitor attraction operator and has lots of great attractions for your groups to enjoy. Our business is about creating unique, memorable and rewarding visitor experiences. Whatever your age and interest we have something for everyone within our amazing portfolio of attractions in the UK and worldwide, with iconic brands such as: Alton Towers Resort Chessington World of Adventures Resort LEGOLAND Windsor Resort THORPE PARK Warwick Castle & Glamping Village The Coca-Cola London Eye Shrek! Blackpool Tower Blackpool Circus LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester Madame Tussauds The Dungeons SEA LIFE SEAL Sanctuaries

Mersey Ferries
www.merseyferries.co.uk
0151 330 1458

For every kind of group, great days out begin on the banks of the Mersey – with more reasons to visit than ever before. With so much to please everyone, no wonder it’s such a popular choice for groups. For tour operators, this is the place that has all the ‘must go’ factors and everything is linked by our famous Ferry ‘cross the Mersey. 50 minute River Explorer Cruise, day trip along the magnificent Manchester ship canal and combination tours with other attractions at special group rates Complimentary ticket to coach driver / group escort Free Coach parking on the Wirral.

National Memorial Arboretum
www.thenma.org.uk
01283 245 100

The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance and home to Armed Forces Memorial which was dedicated in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen. In addition to the Armed Forces Memorial, the Arboretum features over 300 other thought-provoking memorials covering both military and civilian associations, along with tributes for individuals. Rich in design and symbolism, and sympathetic to the lush gardens they inhabit, the memorials all have fascinating stories behind them. With guided walks, buggy tours, a land train and a children’s woodland and activity area, there’s lots for everyone to explore, discover and remember.

National Museum of the Royal Navy
www.nmrn.org.uk
02392 839766

The National Museum of the Royal Navy tells the 800 year story of the Royal Navy surface fleet across its galleries and ships. Attractions include HMS Victory, the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Explosion, Museum of Naval Firepower, the Royal Marines Museum and a whole host of galleries that reflect the Royal Navy’s operation on the sea, under the sea, on the land and in the air.

National Trust
www.nationaltrust.org.uk
01793 817574

Enjoy wonderful group days out with the National Trust. Plan ahead with the Groups Guide and discover Britain’s biggest conservation charity. Explore historic houses and glorious gardens across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Or for that extra-special visit book a Special Interest Tour; from discovering life behind the scenes to exclusive garden tours – you’re in for a memorable visit.

New Lanark World Heritage Site
www.newlanark.org
01555661345

New Lanark World Heritage Site is the perfect destination for your group’s outing. The heart of New Lanark is a living and working village which is situated in an outstanding location by the majestic Falls of Clyde. There are activities for all ages to enjoy including the many attractions of the award winning Visitor Centre, beautiful woodland walks and a programme of Events & Exhibitions throughout the year. Groups can make the most of their visit to New Lanark with a variety of eating, shopping and overnight options.

Oswaldtwistle Mills Shopping Village
www.o-mills.co.uk
01254 871025

Oswaldtwistle Mills offers a fascinating range of facilities and shopping for the group visitor. The three coffee shops, plus the ‘Crumbly Cheese’, the ‘Olde Sausage Shop’, Stockleys Sweet Factory, Mr Bubbles Play Centre, plus a wide range of itineraries and meal options make a visit a fabulous day out.

Pleasure Beach, Blackpool
www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com
01253 341033

Breathtaking rides, spectacular shows The entertainment adventure capital with an amazing 145 rides and attractions Home of adrenaline packed rides including The Big One, Spin Doctor, Valhalla and Bling. A vast selection of rides for the whole family, Beaver Creek Theme Park for children. Award winning shows – Hot Ice, the ice skating spectacular; Eclipse circus musical; Mystique, a cabaret of magic and illusion Relax in luxury and style at the Big Blue Hotel – new club wing now open. Check out our website for special offers 2006 opening: weekends from 18th February, then daily from 7th April to 5th November 2006

Ragley Hall
www.ragley.co.uk
01789762090

A warm welcome awaits you at Ragley Hall, Park & Gardens, the family home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Hertford. A fine Palladian Mansion built in 1680 with State Rooms to explore on a guided tour, Ragley has something for everyone. Spectacular gardens and parkland landscaped by Capability Brown and Robert Marnock can be enjoyed throughout the seasons. Open all year for pre-booked Tours, every visit is tailored to suit your group needs with optional Head Gardener Talks, delicious Cream Teas and light lunches served in the Terrace Café. A personal welcome awaits with complimentary refreshments for coach drivers.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
www.ripleyslondon.com
0207 494 6804

With more than 700 amazing artefacts on display over six floors, the attraction celebrates the weird, wonderful and bizarre in all its forms. With everything you can imagine (and plenty more you can’t), Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London is a day out that’s definitely out of the ordinary.

Royal Albert Hall
www.royalalberthall.com
0207 959 0500

The Royal Albert Hall is the world’s most famous stage. Over the past 144 years, it has hosted everyone from Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein and Edward Elgar to The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Adele. Last year its breathtaking auditorium presented 397 events by the world’s greatest performers – taking in rock, pop and classical music, dance, films, Cirque du Soleil and even tennis – with the magical setting and inspired artists creating amazing memories for audiences.

During the day, the Hall is open to the public for tours, lunch, afternoon tea and family activities. It also has a number of amazing bookable spaces for meetings & events.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
www.rbge.org.uk
07776 164 107

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is world renowned for its horticultural excellence in over 70 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. Nestled in the Scottish Borders, Dawyck Botanic Garden is home to one of Scotland’s finest arboreta including some of Britain’s oldest and tallest trees. In Dumfries & Galloway lies Logan Botanic Garden which is warmed by the Gulf Stream, helping to create an exotic plant paradise. Surrounded by dramatic scenery in Argyll lies Benmore Botanic Garden; a magnificent mountainside Garden with a world-famous collection of plants. Together they represent one of the world’s largest living collections of plants. All four Gardens welcome groups and a range of tours and refreshment opportunities are on offer at reduced rates.

The Royal Collection
www.royalcollection.org.uk
020 7839 1377

The Royal Collection manages the public opening of the official residences of The Queen, including Buckingham, Palace, The Royal Mews, Windsor Castle, Frogmore House, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Queen’s Galleries. It is also responsible for the Royal Collection, one of the world’s greatest art collections.

Royal Museums Greenwich
www.rmg.co.uk
02083126589

Visit Royal Museums Greenwich, home of the Royal Observatory and the Peter Harrison Planetarium, Cutty Sark, the National Maritime Museum and the Queen’s House. A top UK visitor attraction, Royal Museums Greenwich is a perfect destination whatever your interests: art and architecture; star gazing and astronomy; ships and the sea; or British history and royalty. All our attractions are located within easy walking distance of each other and are part of historic Greenwich, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Runway Visitor Park
www.runwayvisitorpark.co.uk
01614893932

Enjoy a great day out for all ages.

Take a front row seat on our raised viewing mounds giving a clear 180-degree view across the airfield at Manchester Airport the UKs third largest airport. Watch the aircraft take-off & land and with approximately 600 aircraft movements each day there’s always something to see. Want to get closer then access some of our on-site aircraft exhibits or choose from a variety of guided tours including Concorde, the flagship supersonic airliner of the BA fleet, or take a look around our Nimrod, the RAF patrol and attack aircraft.

Relax with a coffee or lunch in our Concorde Restaurant & Coffee House which has a view like no other, enjoy the Children’s Play Area, take home a souvenir or two to remind you of your day from our Aviation Shop, it really is a fun day out for everyone.

Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
www.salisburycathedral.org.uk
01722 555 120

Salisbury Cathedral is one of Britain’s finest medieval cathedrals, both living church and internationally renowned heritage attraction. It is also home to the finest original copy of the 1215 Magna Carta, which is on permanent display to visitors in the Chapter House. The Cathedral offers a warm welcome to the 250,000 pilgrims and tourists who visit each year to marvel at the peace and beauty of the 750 year old building and admire Britain’s tallest spire. Its commitment to working with the travel trade and looking after group visitors recently attracted the award for Innovation in Tourism at the Group Travel Awards.

Shakespeare’s Globe
www.shakespearesglobe.com
020 7902 1503

The world famous Globe theatre is dedicated to the experience and understanding of Shakespeare in performance. Located on London’s Bankside, it shares the discoveries it makes with people of all ages and nationalities through a diverse education programme, an acclaimed theatre and a renowned visitor experience and guided tour, open all year-round.

Shuttleworth
www.shuttleworth.org
01767 627 933

Welcome to Shuttleworth, at Old Warden in Bedfordshire. The Collection of aircraft and cars was started by Richard Ormonde Shuttleworth, a passionate racer and pilot. Based in the aerodrome, the Collection contains some of last airworthy aircraft of their type remaining anywhere in the world.

– Vintage aircraft: 1909-1950s
– Vehicles: mostly Edwardian, early dogcarts and 1930s-1940s cars
– Motorcycles, penny farthings and a 1904 Aurora
– Agricultural exhibits: working Chaff Cutter, living van and tractors

The Collection opened to the public in 1963, and further aircraft and vehicles have been added over the years. Events that encompass flying displays and vehicle parades draw crowds from all over the world. The Collection’s aircraft and vehicles, as much as possible, are all kept working as intended – it’s where history flies and drives!

Simply the Best
www.ewm.co.uk
013873 80611

Chester Zoo is the UK’s top zoo with more than 12,000 amazing animals and over 125 acres of award-winning enclosures and gardens to explore. Discounted admission for groups of 15 or more and free coach parking and admission for coach drivers if you book in advance.

St Michael’s Mount
www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk
01736 710507

Cross the causeway where a legendary giant once walked. Follow the footsteps of pilgrims or boat hop to an island where modern life meets history. Discover an evocative castle, a sub-tropical garden paradise and a close-knit island community, home to the St Aubyn family and thirty islanders.

Tatton Park
www.tattonpark.org.uk
01625 374400

Tatton Park offers groups a refreshing option for a day out with the attractions set in 1000 acres of historic deer park.

On offer are half and full day itineraries with options of free-flow visits or relaxed guided tours. Special interest tours offered include the popular “Butler & Housekeeper.”

The 50 acres of garden include a Japanese garden and Kitchen garden which produces seasonal fruit and vegetables which feature in the Stables and Gardener’s Cottage menus.

The Neo-Classical Mansion has fine art, antiques, Gillows furniture and a comprehensive library as well as original kitchens.

Old Hall tours reveal its fascinating history from original manor house in 1598 through to the 1950s when estate workers lived there.

Tatton’s events programme includes outdoor theatre, antiques fairs. the annual RHS flower show and traditional Christmas activities.

Thames River Services
www.thamesriverservices.co.uk
07717021100

Thames River Services operate sightseeing trips from Westminster Pier, St Katharine’s, Greenwich Pier and The Thames Flood Barrier. Boats have passenger capacities from 200 to 520. 2016 will see us launch multi-lingual commentary on our vessels as well Thomas Doggett the newest addition to the fleet.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham
www.thedockyard.co.uk
01634 823812

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is one of Britain’s leading maritime heritage destinations with award-winning historic warships, museum galleries and attractions. A diverse programme of events, family activities and temporary exhibitions take place throughout the year. Tailor-made itineraries and guided tours are available for the Travel Trade, Group Travel Organisers and Youth Group Leaders.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan
www.heligan.com
01726 845100

Heligan offers over 200 acres for exploration. Discover our Victorian Productive Gardens, romantic Pleasure Grounds, lush sub-tropical Jungle, pioneering Wildlife Project & beyond. Enjoy freshly cooked meals made with produce from the vegetable garden in one of our tearooms.

The National Trust For Scotland
www.nts.org.uk
0131 243 9304

Enjoy the best of Scotland with the National Trust for Scotland. With over 90 of the top historic attractions across the country including the new Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Culzean Castle, Glencoe, Culloden Battlefield, Inverewe & Threave Gardens, all NTS properties in Glasgow and Edinburgh and many sites on Scotland’s famous Castle Trail, the Trust offers an unrivalled Scottish experience for your customers. Many properties are 4 and 5 star visitor attractions with tearooms/restaurants, gift shops and coach parking. Contact our Travel Trade team for more information about Flexible Discover Tickets, central booking and invoicing.

The Piece Hall
www.thepiecehall.co.uk
01422 52 52 08

In 2017 one of the most extraordinary buildings in Britain will reopen following a £19 million conservation programme. Yorkshire’s monumental Grade I listed structure is the only surviving cloth hall in the UK, an iconic symbol of the important role played by Georgian Halifax at the booming centre of the world’s woollen trade.

The Piece Hall will be transformed into a 21st century town square, with a mix of independent bars, restaurant, shops and cafés. Alongside a new art gallery, the stories of Georgian Halifax will be told in a state-of-the-art heritage centre that will take you a step back in time.

The Quays
www.thequays.org
0161 793 3410

Greater Manchester’s stunning waterfront is home to some of the most spectacular attractions and iconic buildings in the UK. Come to Salford Quays and step into history at IWM North, explore the canals with City Centre Cruises, take some retail therapy at The Lowry Outlet, and enjoy culture The Lowry theatre and Galleries. The Quays is an exciting attraction for any group day out or overnight stay. There is plenty to see and do, with fantastic group benefits. Take a look at our website for more information.

The Royal Yacht Britannia
www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk
0131 535 8800

The Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh is a unique 5-satr visitor experience and VisitScotlands’ highest rated visitor attraction. For over 40 years the Royal Yacht sailed over one million miles on nearly a thousand official visits for the British Royal Family. Now berthed in Edinburgh’s historic port of Leith, Britannia is a fascinating visitor attraction and also one of the UK’s most prestigious corporate event venues. The captivating handset tour takes visitors round five decks at a leisurely pace and is a rare glimpse into the public and private lives of the British Royal Family

The View From The Shard
www.theviewfromtheshard.com
020 3437 3224

The View from The Shard, the premium visitor attraction at the top of Western Europe’s tallest building, offers a range of exclusive packages for group travel operators.

The only place where you can see all of London all at once, guests can enjoy breath-taking 360 degree views of the capital for up to 40 miles. Interactive ‘Tell:scopes’ and multimedia guides enable exploration of the cityscape in every direction, with information on surrounding landmarks, and the chance to see how the capital’s architecture has changed over the centuries with historic views from the Museum of London archives dating back to Roman times.

Trago Mills
www.trago.co.uk
01626 821111

Just off the A38 and nestled into 110 acres of South Devon countryside is Trago’s Newton Abbot store. With retail space comprising over 200,000 square feet and more than 180,000 products, Trago has been a popular shopping and leisure destination for over five decades. Also on site is the Family Fun Park with a steam train, rides and Britain’s largest model railway. The Garden Park features one of the UK’s largest gardening and plant ranges and there are also several inspirational show gardens, designed by Chelsea Gold Medal Winner, Paul Stone. The restaurant complex offers a choice of freshly cooked menu options, including Devonshire cream teas. Trago also has two stores in Cornwall, in Liskeard and Falmouth.

Waddesdon Manor
www.waddesdon.org.uk
01296 653226

Something for everyone in a French chateau and gardens. From art lovers to families, gardeners to gourmets, you can choose from priceless art treasures, a contemporary exhibition space, wine cellars, a lovely restaurant and cafe, a country house hotel, Gift and Wine shops and acres of landscaped grounds packed with outdoor activities.

West Midland Safari Park
www.wmsp.co.uk
01299 402114

Go wild on a fantastic day out to West Midland Safari and Leisure Park and come face to face with the first ever WHITE LION cubs born in the UK on our four mile all-weather safari drive. The Leisure Area is packed with a variety of family fun rides.

Westfield London
uk.westfield.com
020 7061 1538

Westfield London is a dynamic shopping and leisure destination: the perfect place to shop, eat, and meet. The architecturally stunning environment is home to 315 including the luxury premium enclave, The Village, with over 40 luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Prada, Jimmy Choo, Tiffany, Salvatorre Ferragamo and more. Westfield London is as much an entertainment hub, as a place to shop. 65 exciting eating concepts offer more than 25 styles and nationalities of cooking, and gourmet retailers offer fabulous ‘foodie’ gifts. There is also a state of the art 14 screen cinema showing a wide range of films.

Westfield Stratford City
uk.westfield.com
020 7061 1538

With 250 shops plus 70 places to dine, Westfield Stratford City is the largest shopping mall in Europe and a stunning new lifestyle destination for East London. As well as the many shops and restaurants, you’ll find a range of world-class leisure facilities. Boasting 17 screens, Westfield Stratford City’s Vue Cinema is one of largest, most innovative all-digital cinemas in Europe. You can also enjoy a luxury bowling experience at All Star Lanes while Aspers Casino, with its two bars and an 80-seat restaurant, sets a benchmark in the UK for modern entertainment.

Windsor Attractions Group
www.windsor.gov.uk
01753 743918

Windsor and the Royal Borough has around 20 visitor attractions which welcome groups including two of world class status, plus a large choice of high quality hotels, fine restaurants and stylish shops. Combine this with unrivalled royal connections, top international events and an exciting ambience and you have the formula for one of Britain’s top short break destinations. Many of the attractions offer discounts for pre-booked group admission. There is a large dedicated coach park in Windsor with space for up to 88 vehicles within an easy walk of the town centre.

Woburn Abbey & Gardens
www.woburn.co.uk
01525 290333

Woburn offers a great selection of inspiring attractions with benefits for groups Visit Woburn Abbey & Gardens, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Bedford. Discover the history, fascinating stories and enjoy our extensive collections of art and many treasures. Indulge in the Duchess’ Tea Room and stroll through beautiful gardens. We welcome group visitors and offer discounted entry. Benefits include: Discounted entry for groups of 12+ – Free organiser entry & pre-visit – Free coach parking close to entrance – £10 driver refreshment voucher – Guided tours/talks – Dedicated groups co-ordinator to tailor your visit.

WWT Wetland Centres
www.wwt.org.uk
01453 891176

Our nine WWT Wetland Centres offer groups unforgettable days out, 364 days a year. Your groups can get close to wildlife by hand feeding rare birds, taking safaris, meeting our otters and flamingos, joining tours and lots more in stunning and accessible surroundings with plenty of places to sit. If that’s not enough, we also have award-winning visitor centres, delicious food and fantastic gift shops.

Zoological Society of London
www.zsl.org
02074496285

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is a world leader in wildlife conservation, science and education. Through our efforts, we guide and enable others all across the world. Protecting, educating, inspiring – working for wildlife. As a charity we have active conservation projects in over 50 countries together with our two Zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.