Excursions

Grebe Coaches provide enjoyable excursions to locations in and around our region and have created an exciting new programme of events for late 2017 and 2018.

Below is a list of current excursions, if you wish to book seats on an excursion with Grebe Coaches, please contact us to reserve your seat(s).

 

Owls, Meercats and more at Stonham Barns

30 May 2018

Grebe Coaches 'Kids Club' excursion

Come and join in on a fantastic family day out packed full of activities to keep the little ones occupied. Stonham Barns have indoor and outdoor attractions for all year-round entertainment.

Suffolk Owl Sanctuary (entry included) has an amazing range of birds of prey with daily Flying Displays and the Meerkats at Meerkat Kastle have feeding sessions twice a day (11:00 & 15:00) For more information click here

Call in and see and the animals at Jenny's Ark Pet Zoo & Nature Centre, let the kids loose in Tumbledown Indoor soft play area where they can run, jump, climb and explore to their hearts content.

Bistro at the Barns provided the perfect surrounding for morning coffee with pastries available, lunch complete with a children’s menu or afternoon tea with a slice of cake the choice is yours. Picnic facilities are available but subject to the weather.

Please note that there is a children’s event on at Stonham Barns on Wednesday 30th May for which an entry fee is payable direct to Stonham Barns should you wish your child to join in but is not included in our excursion. Please check out the Stonham Barns Website for more information. Click here

£22.00 per person including entry to the Owl Sanctuary



 

Oulton Broad & Southwold

7 June 2018

LAST FEW SEATS REMAINING

What a beautiful way to spend a day!

Enjoy 90 minutes cruising along Suffolk’s Broads National Park on Oulton Broads Waveney Princess with its open top deck allowing unrestricted views over the Broadland landscape.

A complimentary cup of tea or coffee on board for all Grebe Coaches passengers. click here

After your broad’s cruise we will take you cross country to the world famous coastal town of Southwold.

Here you can treat yourself to a stroll along the prom, sample the fantastic range of eateries or a pint of Adnam Ale or just a take a browse around the traditional town with its fantastic range of independent retailers click here

£20.00 inc a cup of tea or coffee on the Waveney Princess

Confirmed pick up points:

08:40 Old Market Place Beccles, 08:50 Davy Place Loddon, 09:25 Sun Inn, Bradwell, 09:40 Market Gates Gt. Yarmouth, 09:55 Tramways bus stop Gorleston. Other pick up point may still be available - only a limited number of seats remaining, so -

call us on 01502 677437 to book or for more information.

 

Peter Beales Roses

21 June 2018

Peter Beales Rose Garden, Tea & Tour

Thursday 21st June 2018

5 seats available

The first roses were planted in 1983 and have been an important part of this award-winning nursery ever since with visitors coming from all over the world to this major specialist centre to view the hundreds of different varieties of rare, unique, historic, contemporary roses which grow alongside other plants, particularly a huge range of clematis.

A new wildlife garden was opened in 2016, planted with specially chosen rose and plant species designed to create the perfect habitat to attract insects and mammals. This wildlife haven has been created to inspire and educate visitors into the importance of wildlife and the benefits they bring to all gardens.

After your tour you have ample free time to enjoy some lunch in the comfortable licensed Tea Room and Restaurant with a varied lunch time menu.

All food is prepared to order, using local produce and served by our friendly waitress team. The range of food includes vegetarian and gluten-free options and special diets can also be catered for. Customers to pay direct.

For more information from Peter Beales click here

£20.00 inc. cup of tea or coffee & tour

Confirmed pick up points are:

08:00 Morrisons Beccles,08:25 Dutchmans Court Oulton Broad, 08:30 Tramways Hotel, Pakefield,

08:35 Lowestoft Rail Station, 08:50 Blundeston Village Hall, 09:00 Sun Inn Bradwell,

09:15 New Look Gorleston, 09:30 Market Gates Gt. Yarmouth, 09:45 Police Station Caister-on-sea

Please phone 01502 677437 to book or for more information


 

Ely Cathedral Flower Festival

23 June 2018

Ely Cathedral's eagerly awaited Flower Festival returns in 2018 and promises to be one of the most spectacular events in East Anglia.

Attractions include eye-catching displays, musical recitals, floral demonstrations and a gift and craft marquee

Throughout the event, Ely's 14th century Lady Chapel will host a programme of musical performances. Visitors to the Festival can also enjoy floral demonstrations by professional arrangers as well as an opportunity for shopping in the Gift and Craft Marquee located in the Cathedral grounds.

£24.00 Ticket & Travel

Pick up points to include Beccles, Carlton Crown, Dutchmans Court Oulton Broad, Oulton Broad North, Ole Frank, Oulton Community Centre, Hopton, Bradwell, Gorleston & Gt Yarmouth, Caister (others may be available upon request)

Plese phone 01502 677437 for more information or to book seats.

 

Bure Valley Boat Train

28 June 2018

THIS EXCURSION IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

Enjoy the best of both worlds with a combined train and broads cruise.

Journey by steam train through picturesque Norfolk countryside from Aylsham to Wroxham where our coach will collect you from Wroxham Station and take you to Wroxham Bridge, the starting point for your cruise on the beautiful Norfolk Broads.

Before your cruise departs you will have free time to get some lunch from one of the many eateries.

Your cruise takes you through some of them most beautiful parts of The Norfolk Broads National Park as you travel out from Wroxham Bridge. 

£26.50 inc

Confirmed pick up points are:

08:25 Bus stop opposite Tramways Hotel, Pakefield,08:35 Jct Lorne Park Road/London Road South, Lowestoft, 08:40A Church Green, Lowestoft, 08:50D Church Green, Lowestoft, 09:10 Sun Inn Bradwell, 09:20 New Look Gorleston, 09:30 Market Gates Gt. Yarmouth, 09:45 Police Station Caister-on-sea


 

Duxford Flying Legends

15 July 2018

Take your Seats, sit back and prepare to be enthralled by the Flying Legends Airshow 2018! The 26th Edition of this world famous aerial spectacular will be held at the iconic Duxford airfield on Sunday 15th July.

Enjoy world class, unrivalled, choreographed displays featuring unique aircraft types rarely seen together in the UK skies or anywhere else. Flying Legends culminates in the finale Balbo formation when all the WWII fighters take to the skies to salute you in a mass flypast. Step back in time and enjoy the musical entertainment, enjoy a glass of Pimms, view the large-scale model aircraft exhibits and ladies, have your vintage makeup done in the Vintage Village. Flying Legends is the Air show not to miss, it has something for everyone.”

£46.00 Adult Ticket & Travel

£41.00 Senior Ticket & Travel

£35.00 Child (5 - 15) Ticket & Travel

 

Southern Comfort Paddle Steamer Cruise

19 July 2018

LAST FEW SEATS ON SECOND COACH REMAINING - BOOK NOW!

We start our day by spending some time in the beautiful broad’s village of Wroxham, time to have a walk besides the water, get a coffee or browse the many retail outlets in the village centre.

The twin villages of Wroxham and Hoveton sit either side of the meandering River Bure. Together known as the capital of the Broads, this community is the heart and hub of boating holidays on the Norfolk Broads.

We then make our way to Horning for our afternoon cruise on The Southern Comfort, a luxury river cruiser which runs from the beautiful village of Horning, along the River Bure through the village and out to Ranworth Broad and back, passing lovely old thatched houses, windmills and Norfolk reed beds. Throughout the trip an interesting commentary provides an exciting insight into the area and continual identification of the water birds seen on the broad. There is an ever-present bustle of river traffic with cruisers, yachts and the occasional wherry.

You will be provided with a complimentary cup of tea or coffee during the cruise.

£24.50 pp inclusive

Pick up points include:

Beccles Morrisons, Dutchmans Court Oulton Broad, Tramways Pakefield, Lowestoft Station, Sun Inn Bradwell, New Look bus stop Gorleston, Gt Yarmouth Market Gates, Caister Police Station.

Other pick up points may be available please phone 01502 677437 for more details.



 

Day excursion to Wroxham & Horning

19 July 2018

For those of you that would prefer to keep your feet on the ground you can join in our excursion to Wroxham and then take the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon walk alongside the river Bure.

Horning is a picturesque waterside broadland village that lines the northern bank of the River Bure for about a mile. Take a walk through the village, have a traditional afternoon tea at the Staithe ’n’ Willow a beautiful thatched building, beside the river Bure on the Norfolk Broads. The main building was built in 1695, with additions in the early 1800’s and mid 1960’s. In fine weather you can sit in the gardens and enjoy the view over the river.

Fresh baked scones are an essential ingredient of the afternoon cream teas served with strawberry jam and clotted cream, maybe go the whole way and treat yourselves to a full afternoon tea served with finger sandwiches, scones and jam and cream or a selection of delicious cakes. Afternoon tea is payable direct to Staithe ‘n’ Willow

Coach seat £16.50 per person


Pick up points include:

Beccles Morrisons, Dutchmans Court Oulton Broad, Tramways Pakefield, Lowestoft Station, Sun Inn Bradwell, New Look bus stop Gorleston, Gt Yarmouth Market Gates, Caister Police Station.

Other pick up points may be available please phone 01502 677437 for more details.

 

Sandringham Flower Show 2018

25 July 2018

The 137th Sandringham Flower Show by kind permission of HM The Queen.

Sandringham Flower Show is East Anglia's most prestigious horticultural event of the year.

Held annually on the last Wednesday in July since 1881,  it’s an occasion not to be missed. 

Approximately 15,000 visitors attend this event every year, enjoying the array of displays, 200 trade stands around the grounds.

Garden displays to inspire, Horticultural specialists exhibiting their plants, Main arena events, Childrens entertainment, Refreshments and of course catching a glimpse of members of the Royal family.

For more information click here


£30 Ticket & Travel


 

Roarr Dinosaur Adventure Park

1 August 2018

Grebe Coaches 'Kids Club' excursion

Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure has become Norfolk and Suffolk’s favourite

childrens attraction winning BEST VISITOR ATTRACTION award for 2018. It has a host of indoor & outdoor play activities in 80 acres of grounds, including Norfolk biggest indoor play area “Dinomite” & Dippy’s splash zone for warmer days. 

Trek through the woods along the Dinosaur Trail, encounter the 8-meter Spinosaurus, the mighty T-Rex, Brachiosaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, wander across to the Secret Animal Garden, home to lovable pigs, wallabies, tortoises and other wonderful creatures.

At the top of the park children can tackle the large adventure play area; the giant spider's web "Arachnophobia"; "Climb-a-Saurus," a 75ft dinosaur activity; and for the under 7's, "Tiny Terrosaurs" play area. Other activities include: "Jurassic Putt", "Raptor Racers", "Stone Age Road Race"*, "Pterodactyl's Treehouse" and "Dinomite" - Norfolk's biggest indoor play area, "Xtinction".

Don’t forget to bring your wet wear as Dippy’s Splash Zone, a fantastic new addition to the park, a 755 square metre water play park, with 31 water features including a giant tipping bucket and slide. 

Enjoy a bite to eat in Dippy's Café or if you fancy a more tranquil setting, our newly redeveloped restaurant.

Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure has become Norfolk and Suffolk’s favourite

childrens attraction winning BEST VISITOR ATTRACTION award for 2018. It has a host of indoor & outdoor play activities in 80 acres of grounds, including Norfolk biggest indoor play area “Dinomite” & Dippy’s splash zone for warmer days. 

Trek through the woods along the Dinosaur Trail, encounter the 8-meter Spinosaurus, the mighty T-Rex, Brachiosaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, wander across to the Secret Animal Garden, home to lovable pigs, wallabies, tortoises and other wonderful creatures.

At the top of the park children can tackle the large adventure play area; the giant spider's web "Arachnophobia"; "Climb-a-Saurus," a 75ft dinosaur activity; and for the under 7's, "Tiny Terrosaurs" play area. Other activities include: "Jurassic Putt", "Raptor Racers", "Stone Age Road Race"*, "Pterodactyl's Treehouse" and "Dinomite" - Norfolk's biggest indoor play area, "Xtinction".

Don’t forget to bring your wet wear as Dippy’s Splash Zone, a fantastic new addition to the park, a 755 square metre water play park, with 31 water features including a giant tipping bucket and slide. 

Enjoy a bite to eat in Dippy's Café or if you fancy a more tranquil setting, our newly redeveloped restaurant.

 

£27.00 Per Person including whole day admission

 

Pensthorpe Natural Park

1 August 2018

Grebe Coaches 'Kids Club' excursion

Spend a summer day outdoors and create memories…get closer to nature, explore the further reaches of the reserve, play as a family in the adventure play areas, follow trails, do some craft making, go pond dipping, build dens and more…

Enjoy a day out with the kids with our family-friendly activities and WildRootz which brings them outdoor adventure play…nature’s way.  Build a den, discover more about the birds that call your garden home and don’t forget to pick up your free gift once you’ve collected all the stamps on the WildRootz Trail. 

Join ‘Hootz’ the owl and embark on a fascinating journey as you swoop, scramble, splash and slide your way around his magical WILD world in WildRootz outdoor adventure play and Hootz House, an award winning indoor play area! Discover winding slide towers, race along the Flyway, splash through the shallow stream and put your climbing skills to the test with assault courses in the trees. Both indoor and outdoor play areas are included in the price.

Home to four of the most spectacular gardens in Norfolk, including a stunning meadow and the most beautiful of lakeside environments, Pensthorpe Natural Park provides year-round colour and interest. Explore these Norfolk walks, and discover the inspiring sculptures and stunning landscapes, as they develop through the seasons, achieved with varying levels of horticultural management, in wildlife-rich gardens created by award-winning designers.

During your visit to Pensthorpe you will see wetlands, hedgerows, woodland, water meadows, river banks, species-rich farmland, breck and heath – all vital for a species-rich countryside Habitat conservation being one of the most important areas of work carried out at Pensthorpe, showing diversity and importance.

£22.00 per person inc whole day admission

 

Colchester Zoo

19 August 2018


Grebe Coaches 'Kids Club' excursion

What a fantastic action-packed family day out!

Over 260 species of animal, mammals & birds, Komodo Dragons to Siberian tigers, Orangutans to Butterfly’s

Hands on in the Discovery Centre, The Lost Madagascar Express takes visitors across countries and continents to find Lost Madagascar, engage your senses in the Sensation Station, visit the underwater tunnel of Playa Patagonia

Hand feed the elephants and giraffes at daily public feeding sessions, and walk through a 24m tunnel as sealions swim overhead

If the weather is not so go you can follow the ‘duck undercover route’ which will keep you in the dry.


Adult £40.00 inc

Child £35.00 inc (0 – 15 years)

 

Taverham Nursery Centre

19 September 2018

Unlike most garden centres Taverham grow many of our outside plants themselves, not only does this mean top quality and a great range of plants but it also means exceptional prices. Specialist plant experts are also available to offer guidance and advice to help you create your perfect garden. 

Known for its high-quality products, extensive stock lines, competitive prices and first-class customer service. The business has been trading for over 30 years under the same ownership/management, and in that time has established an excellent reputation both at a local level and throughout East Anglia.

Well-trained, knowledgeable and motivated staff, some of whom have been with the business for many years are pleased to be able to help with your choice of plants

Alongside the garden centre Taverham boasts many well stocked independents shops amongst which there is a Craft and Country Shopping Centre, Aquatics centre hosting a colourful selection of marine, fresh water aquarium fish and pond fish & plants in season.

Bird Care, Gifts, Clothing, Tools, Gift Cards and don’t forget Magnolia’s Restaurant where you will have a free cup of tea or coffee and slice of cake to give you a boost before you go and fill your trolley. (a gluten free alternative will be available if required)


 

£15.00 pp including morning coffee & slice of cake

 

Creative Craft Show

3 November 2018

Welcome to a shiny and bedecked festive dream! This unique retail experience is an extravaganza of exclusive ranges of bespoke and unusual gifts; including glass, jewellery, art, candles, ceramics, clothing and so much more. Enjoy live music and festive food and drink as you tick off your Christmas shopping list!

Knitters, stitchers, hobbyists and crafters will be in their element with endless supplies, innovations, new product launches, demonstrations and workshops designed to encourage and inspire your creativity – there’s no better place to stock up and revel in creative craft inspiration!

Devote some time to your hobby and enjoy a day out at Art Materials Live. Hone your skills or learn a new one in the workshops, get advice and inspiration from the professionals and splash some cash with a host of great suppliers!

If you love cake decorating and cake art, then join us at Cake International and celebrate ever evolving skills and creativity of cake decorators across the globe

Open for anyone - of any age and experience - to enter. This show is one of a kind- discover all the ideas, inspiration and supplies you could ever dream of!

£39.00 Ticket & Travel


 

Sandringham Christmas Fair

17 November 2018


Once again The Sandringham Estate is hosting it's festive Christmas Craft, Food & Gift Fayre.

This is the ultimate early Christmas shopping opportunity, beautifully made crafts, unusual gifts together with delicious food produce and lively entertainment make a truly festive Christmas day out for all the family.

See Father Christmas and his reindeer, taste some delicious local fayre,who doesn't need something special for Christmas, you will be spoilt for choice here at Sandringham.

Watch local craftsmen and women producing unique gifts and Santa and his owls giving a spectacular display.


All this for £22.00 for adults, £21.50 for seniors (over 65), children over 2 £15.00 (travel and admission).

Pick up points: Beccles Morrisons 07:40, Tesco Garage Beccles Road, Oulton Broad 08:00, Gloucester Avenue/Gorleston Road 08:05, Hopton Rdbt 08:15, Bradwell Sun Inn 08:25, Gorleston bus stop outside New Look 08:35, Gt Yarmouth Market Gates 08:50. Caister Police Station 09:00

Please note all pick up points are subject to change, other points may be available please phone to enquire.





 

Taverham Nursery Centre

21 November 2018

Unlike most garden centres Taverham grow many of our outside plants themselves, not only does this mean top quality and a great range of plants but it also means exceptional prices. Specialist plant experts are also available to offer guidance and advice to help you create your perfect garden. 

Known for its high-quality products, extensive stock lines, competitive prices and first-class customer service. The business has been trading for over 30 years under the same ownership/management, and in that time has established an excellent reputation both at a local level and throughout East Anglia.

Well-trained, knowledgeable and motivated staff, some of whom have been with the business for many years are pleased to be able to help with your choice of plants

Alongside the garden centre Taverham boasts many well stocked independents shops amongst which there is a Craft and Country Shopping Centre, Aquatics centre hosting a colourful selection of marine, fresh water aquarium fish and pond fish & plants in season.

Bird Care, Gifts, Clothing, Tools, Gift Cards and don’t forget Magnolia’s Restaurant where you will have a free cup of tea or coffee and slice of cake to give you a boost before you go and fill your trolley. (a gluten free alternative will be available if required)

For the Taverham website please click here

£15.00 pp including morning coffee & slice of cake

Pick up points:

Beccles, Carlton Crown, Dutchmans Court Oulton Broad, Oulton Broad North, Ole Frank, Oulton Community Centre, Hopton, Bradwell, Gorleston & Gt Yarmouth, Caister (others may be available upon request)

Please phone 01502 677437 for more information.

 

Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre

24 November 2018

Saturday 24th November

Sunday 25th November

After another fantastic event,  Bury st. Edmunds Christmas Fayre, which takes place across this historic market town has been voted the best in the Country.

In the centre of Bury's historic medieval core, Angel Hill plays host to over 100 stalls and the Greene King stage which has entertainment throughout the whole day.

Take a walk through the Abbey Gardens and sample delicious food and drink, sample some mulled wine or cider and enjoy the atmosphere.

From the young to the not so young there is something for everyone at this fantastic christmas event, book your seats now with Grebe Coaches 01502 677437

For full details of the weekends events click the link here


£16.00 per seat

Pick up points will include

Burgh St Peter, Aldeby, Bradwell Sun Inn, Gt Yarmouth Market Gates, Gorleston Library/Tramways bus stop, Hopton Bus Stop, Lowestoft Tesco Leisure Way, Bellvue bus stop, Lowestoft Train Station, Tramways Hotel Pakefield, Co-op Ashburnham Way, Beccles Morrisons


 

Thursford Christmas Spectacular

27 November 2018

The Thursford Christmas Spectacular is 3 hours of Christmas glitz and glamour, delivering an extravaganza of non-stop variety with singers, dancers, music and humour being delivered by a fantasic professional cast.

Each year over 100,000 visitors travel from all over the UK to the small Norfolk village of Thursford to experience the wonders of this family Christmas variety show, so don't delay book your tickets today.

 2018 dates available Matinee performances

**Tuesday 27th November  £57.50 pp 8 SEATS REMAINING**
**SOLD OUT Wednesday 19th December £53.50 pp SOLD OUT**
Saturday 22nd December £52.50 pp 


Telephone us on 01502 677437 for reservations and enquiries

Thursford website click here


  ticket and travel

 





 

Cambridge Shopping

1 December 2018

If you enjoy a Christmas shopping spree you will love Cambridge and after our successfull Christmas shopping excursion in 2017 we thought that others may like to join us in 2018.

With a wide array of independent shops, The Grand Arcade Cambridges newest arcade with its flagship John Lewis department store, The Grafton Shopping Centre, wander around the cobbled Market Square to find something special, from fine cheese, vintage clothes and quirky gifts to fresh coffee beans, photographs, books and paintings.

From the hustle and bustle of the city’s seven-days-a-week market where you can rub shoulders with the locals in Market Square and the Saturday All Saint’s Garden Art and Craft market, to an abundance of boutiques and independent shops as well as high street brands, designer labels and Shopping Centres. Cambridge has it all

Mill Road, off Parker’s Piece, is the city’s bohemian area hosting a diverse range of restaurants and shops.

Pick up points availableSun Inn Bradwell 08:00, Market Gates Gt. Yarmouth 08:10, Gorleston Library/Tramways bus stop 08:25 James Paget Hospital 08:35, Hopton Rdbt 08:35, Oulton Broad North 08:45, Carlton Crown 08:50, Beccles Morrisons 09:00.  

Return leaving Cambridge 16:00  

Other pick up points may be available, please ring Grebe Coaches 01502 677437 to enquire 


£17.00 pp


 

Snape Maltings Christmas Spectacular

8 December 2018

9th December 2018

The story of the Nutcracker

Celebrate the fourteenth year of the Co-op Juniors at Snape Maltings with a magical musical version of Clara and The Nutcracker.

An original adaptation of the classic story packed with toe-tapping music, breath-taking dance and scintillating staging. It’s a family treat you can’t afford to miss!

Photographs with kind permission of Mike Kwasniak


£40.00 ticket and travel

Two dates available

Saturday 8th December 2018 14:00 performance 

Sunday 9th December 2018 16:00 performance LIMITED AVAILABILITY


 

Sunday Mystery Lunch Excursion

16 December 2018

What better way of spending a Sunday, relax and let us take you on a splendid mystery day excursion.

Enjoy a 2 course lunch, good company & conversation at a location especially chosen for you by us.

Sunday 16th December 2018

£40.00 pp

Please note: Entry prices are not always included in our prices . Pick up points for our services will be, Gt Yarmouth Market Gates, Lowestoft Train Station, Beccles Bus station. Others on request