Excursions

Grebe Coaches provide enjoyable excursions to locations in and around our region.

For more details phone us on 01502 677437.

Please find below a list of excursions we are planning to run this year.
We have chosen nice outside venues for you to explore after being inside for too long!


 

Taverham Nurseries & Goat Shed Farm Shop

22 April 2024

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)
Click here for more information

We will arrive at Taverham for 10:00 and depart at 13:00.
Arrive at the Goats Shed for 13:30 and depart 16:00.

£20.00 per person

 

East Ruston Old Vicarage Gardens & Wroxham

1 May 2024

Arrive at Wroxham for 10:45 - A visit to this beautiful Norfolk broad’s village, you will have 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 will then depart at 13:00.

The coach will then arrive at East Ruston Gardens for 13:30.
At 32 acres in size it is one of the largest gardens of the late 20th century, and one of the finest privately-owned gardens in England
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With over 20 garden areas to view and investigate, your afternoon will be full of delights with the planting combinations being made as original as possible with each garden giving good contrasts of style & colour.
Situated close to the entrance, the Tea Garden is convenient for those who wish for a light lunch before taking in the garden, or for those like us, who wish to refuel with a delicious afternoon tea midway through their visit with ample seating in both sun and shade. Here there are some amusing pieces of topiary amidst the clipped and shaped hedges and the pond is home to Moorhens that raise several broods of chicks each year and contains a large stand of the Water Hawthorn with bronze leaves and white flowers.

Sit and rest awhile, enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the gardens from seated areas strategically placed or wander over to the Nursery to find a gem to take home with you. 
We will leave East Ruston at 16:30.

Click Here for more details on East Ruston 

£32 per person inc. entry to gardens and travel

 

Stody Lodge Gardens & Holt

16 May 2024

The Gardens at Stody Lodge now boast over 200 varieties of rhododendrons and azaleas which thrive in its acidic, sandy soil. The Secret, Sunken and Water Gardens, beautiful examples of how flowers, particularly azaleas, can mix colours in the most outrageous way – oranges, varying shades of purples and pinks, dark reds and scarlets – all blending together to give an unexpected sense of unity as well as an outstanding view of Stody Lodge. These areas are only a small part of Stody and we do hope that you will join us in this visit to a fantastic garden which is only open for a very few days every year. 


We will arrive in Holt at 11:00 stay until 12:45 giving you some free time to explore the area.
We will then arrive at Stody Lodge for 13:00 when it opens and leave at 16:30.


£36 per person inc. Entry, Cream tea & Travel

 

Stonham Barns Steam Rally

18 May 2024

he show is back again in May bringing together a gathering of historic traction engines, steam rollers and other historic exhibits such as tractors, stationary engines, agricultural and construction vehicles, vintage motorcycles and bicycles, working horses, wood and metal craft and the like.There will be demonstrations in the show ring and during the weekend the vehicles will be parked up in an area for the public to view more closely giving you chance to examine them and talk to the owners.There will be old-time funfair stalls and a vintage market selling retro and antique clothing and…

£25.00 per person including entry

 

Take That Travel

28 May 2024

Carrow Road will host Take That next summer as the iconic UK band visit Norwich on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 with ‘This Life On Tour’.

£20.00 per person for travel only

 

Duxford Airshow

2 June 2024

Discover IWM Duxford's D-Day story in this 80th anniversary year at Duxford Summer Air Show.

Join us to remember the significance of 6 June 1944 with a live action flying display, living history groups, entry to museum hangars, exhibitions, static collections and more.  

A full flying list and showground content is coming soon. 

As a charity, every Duxford Air Show 2024 purchase helps IWM continue to tell stories for future generations. 

£71.00 per person inc. entry 

 

Peter Beales Rose Garden Tour & Tea

13 June 2024

The first Peter Beales 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.

Upon arrival you will have time to stretch your legs and perhaps use the tea rooms to get a cup of morning coffee before your extensive seasonal guided garden tour which is led one of Peter Beales Roses experts and will give you an insight into how to get the best from your garden roses and the history behind Peter Beales. 

After your tour you will join other members of the group in a beautiful marquee for a mouth watering two course set lunch. Details of luncheon choices will be provided nearer to the date of travel.

All the food at Peter Beales is prepared to order, using local produce and served by a friendly waitress team. The range of food includes vegetarian and gluten-free options so special diets can also be catered for.

After lunch you will have chance to walk around the gardens and garden centre before re-joining the coach and travelling home.

For more information from Peter Beales click here

£30.00 per person inc. entry, tea and biscuits  

 


Springfield Shopping & Ayscoughfee Halls & Gardens

25 June 2024

Springfields is a leading retail and leisure destination in the East of England. Celebrating 19 years of welcoming guests, Springfields offers the perfect day out for fashion, food and family fun.

Springfields is home to more than 55 premium and high street brands for men’s, women’s, kids and home, including Cadbury, Clarks, Jack Wills, Joules, Levi’s, M&S Outlet, Next Outlet, White Stuff – plus more. All offer up to 60% off normal retail prices.

Take time out from shopping at a choice of 7 cafes and restaurants, all offering mouth-watering options. Call into the opulent surroundings of The Parlour Restaurant or The Noshery Cafe in the Home and Garden Centre for a classic cream tea or a choice of fresh and tasty home-cooked seasonal dishes from a tantalising menu.

Ayscoughfee Hall is a unique survivor of a family house from the mid-15th century. Set in 5.5 acres of gardens, Ayscoughfee Hall provides a fascinating glimpse into Spalding's past.

Ayscoughfee Hall dates from the mid-15th century and is a Grade I listed building. Only 2.5 percent of listed buildings in England hold this status, which reflects the significance and importance of Ayscoughfee Hall to British history.

Dendrochronological or tree-ring dating on some of the original roof timbers have been dated to around 1450, making the Hall over 550 years old.

What makes Ayscoughfee Hall particularly unique is that it was primarily a family home from 1451 to 1902.

Read more about it here : https://www.sholland.gov.uk/article/7016/History-of-Ayscoughfee-Hall

£30.00 per person 

 

The Royal Norfolk Show

27 June 2024

With 700 trade stands, over 3000 animals, a packed Grand Ring programme, Norfolk’s biggest food and drink experience and hundreds of attractions there’s something for everyone.

£40 per person inc. entry and travel

 

Bury St Edmunds Market Shopping

6 July 2024

The award-winning 14-acre Abbey Gardens is on the site of the former Benedictine Abbey, the Abbey of St Edmund, once one of the richest, largest and most powerful Benedictine monasteries in England. People came from all over England and further afield to visit the Shrine of St Edmund and it became one of the most famous and wealthy pilgrimage locations in England, visited by royalty. 

While away a day exploring the 200 stores that line the picturesque medieval streets, and elegant Georgian squares. 

From clothes to kitchenware, shopping in Bury St Edmunds offers something for everyone - all within an easy walking distance in beautiful surroundings. As well as favourite High Street brands, Bury St Edmunds has a host of independent and individual shops that you won't find anywhere else.

We are planning on going to Bury St Edmunds on the 2nd Wednesday each month. This is so as well as being able to enjoy Bury St Edmunds you can enjoy The market. Which is held in the Buttermarket and Cornhill, and dates back to before the days of William the Conqueror.

With more than 60 stalls on Wednesdays, Bury St Edmunds Market has an excellent food offer including fruit and vegetables, meat, and fish stalls with fresh locally sourced seasonal produce.

Not only is there a wonderful array of foods you can also find everything from authentic Italian shirts, Portuguese pottery, vintage clothes and colourful plants and flowers.

Foodies will also love the market with its wonderful selection of food and drink from around the world.

Why not join us for a day out exploring or shopping and grabbing something to eat. 

We will arrive in Bury St Edmunds around 11:00am and depart at 15:30- giving everyone enough time to explore.

£20.00 per person 

 


The Historic Dockyard Chatham

11 July 2024

The story of Chatham Dockyard and its people can be discovered in our immersive exhibition galleries, such as Command of the Oceans and The Ropery. Explore three historic warships to learn about warship construction, refit and repair and examine important objects related to the Dockyard and the wider maritime world from the collections of Royal Museums Greenwich and Imperial War Museums.
Access to all galleries and ships is included in your admission ticket.

More details can be found here : https://thedockyard.co.uk/plan-your-visit/

£50.00 per person inc. entry  

 

Sandringham Flower Show

31 July 2024

Sandringham Flower Show is one of the most prestigious horticultural events in the East of England. Now in its 141st year, it is much more than just a Flower Show. It is a unique event offering not only the best in horticulture but also an excellent day out, filled with family entertainment.

Set in the magnificent surroundings of Sandringham Park with Sandringham House and Sandringham Church as a backdrop, this one-day Show attracts around 20,000 visitors each year. From the beginning the Show has been privileged to enjoy Royal patronage and traditionally our Royal Patron attends the Show.

Many of the region’s leading nurseries and horticultural specialists exhibit. In addition to these displays the show features display gardens by leading designers, around 200 trade stands (both horticultural and general), a craft marquee, main arena events, children’s entertainment and a military band.

Admission charges include entrance to Sandringham Gardens, Museum and Church, all of which border the showground.

£43.00 per person inc. entry  


 

Sandringham Christmas Fair

15 November 2024

Once again, The Sandringham Estate is hosting its festive Christmas Craft, Food & Gift Fair. 

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. 
For more details click here

£36.00 per person for ticket and travel

 

 

Bury St Edmunds Christmas Market

2 December 2023

Unfortunately the large Christmas market is no longer running at Bury St Edmunds

However they are having a craft and gift market 2nd December.

“Getting together small businesses showcasing their items for sale to the general public”

A lovely selection of Craft and Gift stalls especially for the festive season held in the prestigious venue on the Angel Hill in the historic town of Bury St Edmunds.

A select few stalls at this lovely modern venue The Apex in the centre of Historic town of Bury St Edmunds. A warm friendly shopping experience.

At only £20 Per Person

Please note: Entry prices are not always included in our prices .

Pick up points for our services may include Beccles Morrisons, Oulton Broad Dutchmans Court or St Marks & Oulton Broad North , Tramways Pakefield, Lowestoft Train Station, Bradwell Sun Inn, Hopton, Gorleston (High Street), Gt Yarmouth Market Gates, Caister Police Station, Hemsby

Other pick up points may be available please enquire on 01502 677437


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