New Day Trip! The Band Musical 2018

Did you know we’re offering a new day out this year to the fastest-selling theatre tour in British history? See this hit new production, The Band, with our day trip to the Royal & Derngate Theatre.

Due to popular demand the tour has added more dates around the UK – now is an unmissable opportunity to secure top price tickets for this truly heart-warming production!

Featuring the music of Take That, written by Tim Firth, and produced by David Pugh, Dafydd Rogers and Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen and Robbie Williams, it debuted in September to a score of excellent reviews from critics and audiences alike around the UK. 

If you remember BBC One’s Saturday night show ‘Let it Shine’ back in January last year, the winners Five to Five star in this new musical comedy about what it’s like to grow up with a boyband. For five 16 year old friends in 1992, ‘the band’ is everything. 25 years on, we are reunited with the group of friends, now 40-something women, as they try once more to fulfil their dream of meeting their heroes.

Take That fans can also get set to enjoy plenty of their hits and have all those brilliant memories flooding back.

Woods Tours have a day trip to The Band Musical at the Royal & Derngate Theatre in Northampton on Friday 8th June 2018. Please click here for more information or to make a booking.

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January Special Offers

January Special Offers

There’s no better way to banish the January blues than with a bracing walk along a beach, or shopping ‘til you drop in a fabulous city. Luckily there’s still time to book one of our special offers in January! Here’s three ideas from our day trips coming up soon.   

York – Sunday 21st January
York has a medieval charm and unique heritage. Visit here to combine seeing the sights with retail therapy, all within the ancient city walls. Enjoy the atmospheric setting of the cobbled streets of The Shambles, peruse the independent gems or high-street favourites. 

Bath – Saturday 27th January
Discover one of England’s most timeless cities. Maybe explore the relics of one of the best preserved Roman remains in the world, the Roman Baths, discover architectural gems such as Bath Abbey and the Royal Crescent. Or simply wander the unique shops among the elegant Georgian architecture.

Holt and Sheringham – Tuesday 30th January
There’s nothing like a fresh winter’s day near the coast – how about a scenic day out to two of North Norfolk’s most picturesque towns?

Holt, an ancient town a few miles from the coast, is one of the finest independent areas to shop in Norfolk. Maybe window-shop around boutiques and antique shops around its hidden yards and alleyways. A visit to Sheringham wouldn’t be complete without enjoying the award-winning beach. A breath of sea air during these winter months, the flat promenade offers views of the spectacular low cliffs.

For more information or to make a booking, view our full list of day trips from Leicester here.

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6 Top Day Trips for 2018

6 Top Day Trips for 2018

Need ideas to start filling up your 2018 calendar? Give yourself something to look forward to – plan ahead for a perfect day out to some of these top attractions, events and theatre shows.

60103 Tornado on the North York Moors Railway
An unmissable trip for every railway enthusiast! This promises to be a day to remember behind one of UK’s fastest and most sought-after steam trains, 60163 Tornado, on Wednesday 7th March. It will make its way through the stunning North York Moors National Park, one of Britain’s greatest heritage railway experiences, on a return journey from Grosmont to Pickering.

Dancing on Ice Live UK Tour
If you’re planning to make the new series a staple to your Sunday night when it returns to our screens this week, why not see the spectacular performance for yourself at the Dancing on Ice Live tour? Following a four year break, it will celebrate all the things that make it a hit show – and this time the legendary Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean will take up their new roles as Head Judges, and will once again be joined by a host of celebrities and professional skaters. 

We have day trips on Tuesday 10th April at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham or Saturday 14th April at Arena Birmingham.  

The Terracotta Warriors 
Don’t miss the hugely anticipated exhibition at the World Museum in Liverpool.  For the first time in 10 years, the spectacular warriors from the tomb of China’s First Emperor have been brought to the UK in an unprecedented exhibition. It will feature a number of exquisite objects and artefacts, many of which have never been on show in this country before.

We have several dates throughout 2018 – please book soon to avoid disappointment!

New Theatre Shows
London’s spectacular West End won’t disappoint again this year – and we have tickets to a whole host of new shows, including the Strictly Ballroom the Musical on Wednesday 23rd May, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical on Thursday 21st June, and The King and I on Wednesday 5th September.

Highlights include the Tina Turner Musical, unmissable for fans of one of the best-selling artists of all time. The new stage musical reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race, and features her much loved songs.

Tipped to be London’s theatrical event of the year is at The King and I at the iconic London Palladium – an unforgettable production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I considered ‘the greatest musical from the golden age of theatre!’.

RHS Flower Shows
See for yourself why RHS events continue to top the gardening calendar and draw thousands of visitors every year.

Our day trips include Chelsea Flower Show on Thursday 24th May, held within the Royal Chelsea Hospital since 1912 and today considered the most famous flower show in the country. 

Other favourites include the largest flower show, Hampton Court Palace Flower Show on Sunday 8th July, or you can discover upcoming designers and inspirational show gardens at the Tatton Park Flower Show on Saturday 21st July. Chatsworth Flower Show is also back for a highly anticipated 2nd year, with our day trips on Friday 8th June and Sunday 10th June.

Ladies Day at Royal Ascot
Ladies Day needs no introduction! Dress up for the finest day in the racing calendar, one of the most prestigious social events in the world where heritage and racing combines with a party atmosphere. 

Choose from tickets in the Windsor Enclosure or Queen Anne Enclosure on our day trip on Thursday 21st June.

View more of our day trips from Leicester here.

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