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Coach Trips

Please note that all payments should be made as soon as possible and sent to the person named on the trip advertisement. Cheques should be made payable to BDRA and the trip title shown on the back of the cheque. Departure points for all trips: GG - Gooseberry Green, bus stop at roundabout, OA – Orchard Avenue, approaching Stock Road, LR – Laindon Road, bus stop between Sun Corner and the fire station, SG – South Green, bus stop to Wickford, opposite the retirement apartments.
Please note – When a trip is confirmed the fare must be paid as soon as possible. If concession prices are quoted (ie seniors, children) these should be requested at the time of booking or the full price will apply. In the event that you need to cancel all efforts will be made to resell your seats, however if we are unable to resell your seats you are liable for payment.



WEDNESDAY 11TH MAY 2016  - SCOTNEY CASTLE HOUSE AND GARDENS AND NOTCUTTS GARDEN CENTRE

Scotney Castle house and gardens belong to the National Trust. The landscaped gardens with traditional beds and borders have many unique features, including the walled garden, glade and naturalistic painting. Our trip includes a guided Rhododendron walk.
 Scotney Castle house has a wealth of history dating back to the original inhabitants of the old castle. The house is crammed with paintings, textiles, furniture, books and feels like the last owner Betty, has just popped out to the shops.
The tea room will be open for morning coffee and lunches can be obtained alternatively, bring your own food to eat in the woodland picnic area.
After leaving Scotney Castle we will travel to the newly refurbished extensive Notcutts Garden Centre, Pembury which stocks plants, tools, gifts and homeware. It also has a food department with a butchers counter.
We will be able to have refreshments in the large tea rooms before we travel home.
Cost: coach and entrance - 25.50 National Trust members coach only 14.00
Depart: GG 8.00am OA 8.05am LR 8.15 am SG 8.20am. Back in Billericay approx 7.00pm.

Please telephone to book after 9.00am Monday 14th March.
Yvonne Cave 11 The Vale Stock. Ingatestone. Essex. CM12 0ND.
Telephone: 01277 840560.

TUESDAY 14TH JUNE 2016 - TRIP TO BOURTON ON THE WATER

Known as the Venice of the Cotswolds this beautiful village has a lot to offer. There are many attractions all within easy reach including Birdland park and gardens which has many penguins and exotic birds. A model village which is the only grade two listed model village in the country. There is also a model railway exhibition, Cotswold pottery and a toy and motoring museum. There are plenty shops to browse and lots of places to eat.
Cost:  17.50
 Depart GG 8am. OA 8.05am LR 8.15am SG 8.20am. Back in Billericay approx.7.30pm.
Please telephone to book after 9am on Friday 15th April 2016

Kathleen Fox, 72 Perry Street, Billericay. CM12 0ND Tel: 01277 622342


THURSDAY 7TH JULY 2016 - HAMPTON COURT FLOWER SHOW

Marvel at the spectacular show gardens or browse the floral marquees and specialist nurseries. The Festival of Roses offers glorious displays and around the show ground there are inspiring talks and demonstrations by celebrity gardeners as well as plenty of plants to buy. Wander through the butterfly dome with thousands of butterflies from Indonesia and South America.
Cost: including coach and entry to the flower show 37.50.
 Depart GG 8am, OA8.05am LR 8.15am, SG 8.20am Back in Billericay approx 7pm

Please telephone to book after 9am on Monday 18th April 
Kathleen Fox, 72 Perry Street, Billericay CM12 0ND Tel: 01277 622342