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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.


TUESDAY 14TH JUNE 2016 - TRIP TO BOURTON ON THE WATER
Full - PLEASE PAY NOW


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.

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


THURSDAY 7TH JULY 2016 - HAMPTON COURT FLOWER SHOW
FULL - PLEASE PAY NOW

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

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



MONDAY 18TH JULY 2016 CEREMONY OF THE KEYS AT THE TOWER OF LONDON WITH DINNER IN THE YEOMAN WARDERS MESS

Join us for this unique trip to witness the Ceremony of the Keys, the traditional locking up of the Tower of London. This has taken place every night come rain or shine for the last 700 years. We meet our Yeoman Jimmy at 7.30pm for a private tour of the Tower. Followed by a dinner of Lasagne, summer slaw, green salad and crusty bread,gooey chocolate profiteroles with chocolate sauce and cream. (Vegetarian option available) in the Yeoman's Warders mess at about 8.30pm Drinks to buy will be available at the bar. After our meal we will witness the Ceremony of the Keys, following the ceremony we will return to the mess for a raffle and a last drink.
Dress Code: No jeans or trainers, jacket and tie must be worn by the men. Failure to adhere to the above and entry to the tower will be denied.

Sensible shoes should be worn because of the cobbles
Cost:  
Coach, tour and dinner 30.00
Depart: GG3.30pm  OA3.35pm  LR3.45pm  SG3.50pm  Back in Billericay approx midnight

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

WEDNESDAY 3RD AUGUST 2016 – HAMPSTEAD, A LONDON VILLAGE, MORNING COFFEE, LUNCH AND KENWOOD HOUSE
London's richness and variety results from its growth as a tapestry of villages, each with its own character and history. Once a place of highwaymen, today Hampstead is select, opulent and full of stories. We meet our guide at a village pub in the centre of Hampstead at 10.30am for morning coffee and biscuits. Then we take a gentle stroll through the lanes of old Hampstead Today the village of Hampstead has more millionaires within its boundaries than any other area of the United Kingdom. It's a pleasant and easy walk that brings us back to the pub for a tasty roast of the day lunch. After lunch we'll take the scenic route to Kenwood via the Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Kenwood is a superb refurbished country house, gifted to the nation by the Guinness family, remodelled in the 18th century by Robert Adam. We will have a guided tour of the house, free time to explore and there's an attractive cafe where we can buy refreshments before heading home.
Cost: including coach, morning coffee, lunch and entrance to Kenwood 38.00.
Drinks and desserts are available at lunch for an extra charge.
Depart: GG 8am. OA 8.05am. LR 8.15am SG.20am. Back in Billericay Approx 6.30pm.
Yvonne Cave, 11 The Vale, Stock, Ingatestone, CM4 9PW. Tel: 01277 840560

Stop press on Saturday 20th August there will be a day trip to Eastbourne see details next month.