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Set around a Victorian courtyard, The Heart of the Shires Shopping Village offers a selection of individual shops with character. From kitchenware to bridal couture, antiques and collectibles, clothing, tasty treats, gifts, home furnishing and garden ware, there really is something for everyone at Heart of the Shires with elegant gift solutions as well as Darlington’s, our popular licensed restaurant and tea room.
We spend the remainder of the day in Leamington Spa, a pretty regency town.
Enjoy a visit to Cadbury World, dedicated to the history of chocolate manufacturing. This is followed by the unique sensation of sea creatures swimming under your feet and over your head in the 360 degree underwater tunnel. With sharks, rays, turtles and clown fish, there is so much to see and do at the SEA LIFE Centre.
STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway is housed in a beautifully restored Grade II railway building in the heart of the former Swindon railway works.
Situated right opposite the Swindon Designer Outlet, the museum tells the story of the men and women who built, operated and travelled on the Great Western Railway, often referred to by historians and railway fans as ‘God’s Wonderful Railway’.
The pioneering vision and engineering genius of Isambard Kingdom Brunel led to the Great Western Railway network becoming regarded as the most advanced in the world.
Or head over to McArthur Glen to do a spot of shopping.
Are you brave enough to board our Halloween Ghost Trains?
These fangtastic trains are not for the weak at heart! Try them, if you dare...
Please note this event is SCARY - bear this in mind when booking for younger children!
Shoppers are spoilt for choice when it comes to Liverpool. From boutique arcades, Bohemian streets and farmers markets to the designer ‘Liverpool ONE’ shopping centre which houses over 160 high street stores, you really will be able to shop till you drop on this day trip.
The National Pet Show is an unmissable event for pet lovers, owners and families! Packed full of hundreds of different animals, amazing animal action displays and plenty of fun and informative talks. It's the perfect opportunity to meet and learn about different types of animals as well as discover the latest goodies and gadgets to buy.
Hop or bounce on board our day trip to the National pet show held at the Birmingham NEC.
Here you will get the chance to get up close and personal with cats, dog furry animals including reptiles and farm animals.
There will be experts on hand to help you with any pet questions you may have, plus you will have the opportunity to buy anything you need from the pet friendly shops on site.
This makes a great day out for the family!
Step into Christmas with the family and indulge in some retail Christmas therapy in Cardiff. Alongside the many shopping opportunities the Winter Wonderand will take place for another year on City Hall Lawn beneath the backdrop of Cardiff’s iconic Civic Centre. A small selection of authentic chalets will be serve up delicious treats, warming drinks and unique gift ideas amongst an ice rink to get everyone in the festive mood.
Millennium Square will once again be transformed into a winter village, bringing a little piece of Germany to the heart of Leeds. Wander through traditional wooden chalet stalls decorated in twinkling vibrant lights, sip on a mulled wine and experience a continental-style shopping trip.
Where do the north west's fashion lovers get their designer fix? McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks, the UK's largest outlet shopping destination.
Indulge in 145 luxury and high street brands, including must have British labels Burberry, Superdry and All Saints - all at up to 60% less and with tax-free shopping available.
See York come alive with Victorian costumed traders offering the very best local produce, carol singers and delicious smells of roasted chestnuts and cinnamon filling the air.