Think of Suffolk landscapes and you might imagine quintessentially English seaside resorts with unspoilt backdrops of Georgian town houses and fishermen’s cottages. For a change of scenery, why not explore one of the most idyllic areas in England with us for a hassle-free day trip?SouthwoldThe allure of this fashionable resort is testament to its famous pier, upmarket independent shops, lighthouse and gorgeous Blue Flag beach decked out with brightly coloured beach huts. Adorned with traditionally English pastimes – from reputable tea rooms and cafés, to cosy pubs and a bowling green, plus an array of designer label shops to quirky stores – it’s the perfect place to simply while the hours away.AldeburghYou might think Southwold takes the spotlight – but discover Aldeburgh and you’ll also find a pretty seaside town brimming with culture. Pastel-coloured cottages and Edwardian villas all sit within an area of natural beauty providing an ambient landscape. Browse the high street where there are clothes boutiques, antiques and arts, an independent book shop and more. Top places to visit include Aldeburgh fish and chip shop, considered by some as the best on the East coast – and or simply relax and enjoy the pebble beach.Woods Tours have a day trip to Southwold on Sunday 20th August or Aldeburgh on Monday 21st August 2017.For our full listings of day trips, please click here.
This year marks 20 years since the death of Diana, Princess of Wales – and you could join us as we take a visit to the home of the Spencer family for over 500 years. The magnificent estate and stunning house offers a fascinating day out for those interested in history, heritage and art, with our day trip including entry to the grounds, including the poignant Round Oval Lake, the current exhibitions and a guided tour of the state rooms of the house.Situated in Northampton, be encapsulated by the remote setting and the exterior of the House which will be showcased in all its splendour. Step inside and enjoy a guided tour, which will reveal Europe’s finest private collections of furniture, pictures and ceramics; each room will delight with a fascinating story of its own.Maybe pause for a moment of reflection at the Round Oval, where Diana, Princess of Wales was laid to rest. Since last year it has been undergoing a multi-million pound renovation to honour her memory, to be completed in time for the 20th anniversary of her death in August 2017.Woods Tours have a day trip to Althorp on Sunday 17th September 2017. Please click here for more information or to make a booking.