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Text Box: Day Excursions from Derby, Ilkeston, Heanor and Ripley
FELIXDAY TRIPS and COACH HOLIDAYS from Ripley, Heanor, Ilkeston and Derby

The tours marked have sufficient bookings to ensure they will not be cancelled for low numbers!

Date

Destination

Adult Fare

Pick Up Code

Departure Times

Derby, Full Street

Ilkeston, Derby Rd or General Havelock

Heanor

 Market  Place

Ripley

 Market  Place

Thursday 11th August

DYFFRYN GARDENS (NT). An exceptional example of Edwardian garden design, covering more than 55 acres featuring a stunning collection of intimate garden rooms, formal lawns and an extensive arboretum. Dyffryn House, a grand  Victorian mansion overlooks the key aspects of the gardens.    Admission £6.50 extra. NT members free.  Back for 1945/2030.

£23.80

 

Senior

£21.30    

RHI

WD

0815

0740

0725

0700

Friday 12th August

SHREWSBURY FLOWER SHOW Great for gardeners but also entertainment each day, military bands, choirs, show jumping, craft displays, trade stands & food hall. Back for 1915/1945. Child fare: £17.00

£39.50

Senior £36.50

#

0830

0750

# - Pick ups at Ilkeston Rutland Manor, General Havelock, Goole Avenue, Chaddesden Nottingham Rd & Derby Full Street.  Also Hatton, Tutbury, Rolleston, Stretton Church, Burton New Street and Rugeley Bus Station.  Price includes show ticket. Child show admission free .

Sunday 14th August

SOUTHPORT. A traditional Victorian seaside town - beautiful beaches, family attractions & the UK’s oldest iron pier with fantastic shopping.   Back for 1915/2000.

£20.80

Senior

£18.80

RH

IK

0845

0830

0805

Wednesday 17th August

SKEGNESS, the Jolly Fisherman’s favourite resort!  Back for 2000/2045.

£19.30

Senior

£17.30

DW

IK

0805

0840

Friday 19th August

YORKSHIRE WILDLIFE PARK. Family fun all day long with walkthrough safari animal areas, a full programme of ranger talks and feeding times, indoor and outdoor play areas, cafes and shops in the new Safari Village. Child £22.80. Back for 1815/1900.

£29.90

Senior

£26.80

DWIHR

0905

0940

0955

1020

Monday 22nd August

CROFT CASTLE & PARKLAND (NT). An imposing country house containing fine Georgian interiors and furniture.  Gardens, church woodland and parkland. Admission £8.25 extra. NT members free.  Back for 1830/1915.

£19.80

Senior

£17.80

RHI

WD

0915

0840

0825

0800

Thursday 25th August

MABLETHORPE. Seaside holiday town on the Lincolnshire Coast with great beaches and all the traditional entertainments.        Back for 1945/2030.

£19.30

Senior £17.30

RH

IK

0830

0815

0750

Friday 26th August

HELMSLEY (on market day) & THORNTON LE DALE.  Visit to two smaller Yorkshire towns, both packed with history and character, with great scenery along the way.                          Back for 2000/2045.

£20.80

Senior

£18.80

DWIHR

0805

0840

0855

0920

Saturday 27th August

LEEDS; The ‘Knightsbridge of the North’, with Harvey Nichols, five miles of shopping streets, five indoor shopping centres, plus ornate shopping arcades and the markets.                            Back for 1800/1845.

£18.30

Senior

£16.30   

KI

HR

0830

0845

0910

Bank Holiday Sunday 28th August

LLANDUDNO. Long level promenade overlooks the sweeping bay and beaches; plus the pier, the Great Orme and so much more; fun beside the seaside in

North Wales!                            Back for 2000/2045.

£22.30

Senior

£19.80    

RHI

WD

0845

0810

0755

0730

Bank Holiday Monday 29th August

WORCESTER: DRESSED FOR DRAMA. An exhibition of period costume from British TV and film, set in Worcester Cathedral’s stunning 12th century Chapter House.  Exhibition entrance ticket £6.50 extra. Back for 1830/1915.

£18.30

Senior

£16.30

RHI

WD

1015

0940

0925

0900

Bank Holiday Monday 29th August

WORCESTER. Day visit. Back for 1830/1915.

£18.30

Senior

£16.30

RHI

WD

1015

0940

0925

0900

Tuesday 30th August

ABERGAVENNY and the BRECON MOUNTAIN RAILWAY. Short visit to Abergavenny on Market Day, then an afternoon steam train ride. Train fare included. Child fare £22.90.      Back for 1945/2030.

£31.90

Seniors £28.55

RHIWD

0755

0740

0715

Wednesday 31st August

HUNSTANTON. The only west facing resort on the east coast! Award winning beaches and attractive esplanade gardens make this traditional seaside town a great day out!               Back for 2000/2045.

£21.80

Senior

£19.30

RH

IK

0845

0830

0805

Thursday 1st September

WHITBY via the North Yorkshire Moors. Great views as we travel over the Moors, made famous as the setting for ‘Heartbeat’, then down to the seaside at Whitby.                                Back for 2015/2100.

£22.30

Senior

£19.80

DW

IK

0745

0820

Friday 2nd September

WEST MIDLANDS SAFARI PARK, with drive-through Safari on the coach - come face to face with some of the fastest, tallest and cutest animals around.

Price includes admission & safari drive on the coach.

Amusement park rides are extra.     Back for 1830/1915.

£24.50

Senior

£21.50

Child

£19.80

RHIWD

0945

0910

0855

0830

Sunday 4th September

THE SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS. Birmingham (Tyseley) to Stratford upon Avon (and back) by steam train. Four hours in Stratford. Price includes train ticket. Child fare £24.90.   Back for 1830/1915.

£36.80

Senior

£35.80

#

0845

0815

0800

0740

# - Pick ups at Ripley Market Place, Codnor Market Place, Heanor Market Place, Ilkeston General Havelock, Goole Avenue, Chaddesden Nottingham Road and Derby Full Street, also Stretton Church, Burton New Street and Branston Church Only.

Tuesday 6th September

TUESDAY LUNCH SPECIAL. A countryside mystery tour including a Carvery Lunch at a popular pub/restaurant.  Price includes main course and sweet.

Back for 1715/1800. (Ripley drop off first).

All seats

£18.90

RHIWD

1045

1010

0955

0930

Wednesday 7th September

DEWSBURY MARKET and an afternoon visit to THE MILL OUTLET at BATLEY.

Back for 1830/1915.

£17.30

Senior

£15.80

KI

HR

0800

0815

0840

Friday 9th September

BELTON HOUSE (NT).  The ‘perfect’ English country estate - a 17th century English Country House set in delightful gardens, with its own magnificent Deer Park. Restaurant and shop. 

£15.80

Senior £14.30

RH

IK

1045

1030

1005

Thursday 15th September

SCARBOROUGH. ‘Queen of the Yorkshire Coast’ - two sweeping bays, safe beaches attractions for all the family.                              Back for 2000/2045.

£21.30

Seniors

£19.30   

DWIHR

0740

0815

0830

0855

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pick up arrangements for Felix Day Excursions:

We have grouped the pick up points into areas each with a letter code.  Each trip will pick up in a number of areas as indicted in the codes listed on the main list. You just need to check which code applies to your usual pick up point—hopefully the map and list below will help! If you are confused, please call our office and we will help - the call is free! Ring 0800 019 0047.

The programmes are updated approximately every two months  -  so keep checking for new dates and tours.

To reserve seats on one of our excursions please telephone us at our office on:

FREEPHONE 0800 019 0047 or 0115 932 5332

We are open Monday - Friday 9.15am - 4.00pm.

Your seats are then allocated and held for 7 days.

Payment may be made over the telephone by all major credit and debit cards, or by sending a cheque by post.  No extra charge for card bookings.

All cheques payable to ‘Swiftsure Travel’ please.

 

Departure and return times: ‘Depart’ times shown in this list are the scheduled departure times from the major pick up points; Your exact pick up and time and place will be confirmed on your travel ticket. ‘Back for’ is the estimated time of arrival back in at the start/end of the dropping off route – this time cannot be guaranteed.

Where indicated Senior Fare is a discounted fare for all persons aged 60 years and over. Child Fares are generally the same as senior fares (unless stated otherwise) and are for children aged 4 to 15 inclusive, only when accompanied by a responsible adult. Children aged 3 and under travel free but will not be allocated a seat.

Cancellations & Refunds:  If you wish to cancel your booking please let us know as soon as possible.  All refunds will be less a 20% cancellation charge.  Refunds made less than 5 days before departure will be by credit only and subject to a 20% cancellation charge.  No refund will be made for cancellations made on the date of travel or after 1000hrs on the day before.  No refunds can be made on any theatre, concert or show tickets, or meals or admission fees which may have been bought and paid for in advance.

 

Swiftsure Travel also offer excursions from South Derbyshire, Burton upon Trent and East Staffordshire. Please click here to go to the Swiftsure website. 

PICKING UP POINTS: 

Code D: Derby Full Street only.

Code W: Nottingham Road, Chaddesden Lane, Morley Road, Derby Road, Stanley Village, Station Road, West Hallam, High Lane West, High Lane Central, Kniveton Park.

Code I: Ilkeston (Derby Road or General Havelock), Weleda, Rutland Manor, Charlotte Street One Stop Shop (was Live & Let Live). 

Code K: Stanton Road Shops, Little Hallam Hill, Kirk Hallam Church, Goole Avenue, Cat & Fiddle.

Code H: Shipley -Heanor Road, Hassock Lane, Hardy Barn, Marlpool - Ilkeston Road, Heanor Market Place. 

Code R: Loscoe Road, Loscoe High Street, Cross Hill, Codnor Market Place, Glasshouse Hill, Codnor Gate, Steam Mill Lane, Peashill Road, Ripley-Derby Road, Ripley Market Place, Hartshay Hill.