LATEST NEWS

BOOK WITH AN AWARD WINNING COMPANY! We were winners of DAY EXCURSION PROGRAMME OF THE YEAR 2018 at the British Coach Tourism Awards held at the National Motorcycle Museum on Wednesday 21 March!




WE'RE HIRING!


TRAVEL SALES & ADMINISTRATION - We are looking for someone who enjoys customer service to work in our small, friendly but professional environment. Previous experience in the travel industry and an interest in occasionally escorting our day trips would be an advantage and the ideal candidate will be confident and competent with IT and a proficient administrator. For further details and an application form, call Jane Duffelen on 01778 342224 or email enquiries@shawscoaches.co.uk


TOP CLASS COACH DRIVERS - Would you like to join our top class, professional driving team? We'd love to hear from you! We have positions to suit either full time salaried employment or part time employment for which we can agree a mutually beneficial working arrangement. We have roles that offer regular local work or perhaps you fancy something a little more diverse with the opportunity to travel further afield? First class driving, customer care and team work are essential credentials and we welcome all applications. We are also happy to consider training suitable applicants who would like to obtain their PCV license and pursue a career with us. Please contact Richard Shaw on enquiries@shawscoaches.co.uk or 01778 342224 to request an application form or with any questions.




BRAND NEW DAY TOUR AND HOLIDAY BROCHURES WERE RELEASED ON 12 JULY 2018! Join our postal or email mailing list and be the first to receive copies of our latest door2door holiday brochure and out&about day trip brochure each time a new one is released! Just drop us an email at enquiries@shawscoaches.co.uk and we'll get you added straight away! You can also view them on our website - just click 'BROCHURES & TIMETABLES' in the top right.




WE'RE NOW OFFERING FREE ACTIVITY SHEETS AND A PACK OF COLOURING PENCILS TO CHILDREN JOINING US ON DAY TRIPS! Apart from having a great day out, children will also experience the excitement of travelling by coach! They'll have a great view and it's a brilliant way for them to make new friends onboard! Children are welcome to sit in the driver's seat (when stationary of course), we'll even do special birthday shout outs (if you let us know in advance). All members of the same group will be seated together and there's plenty of storage space under the coach for the buggy. Most coaches have onboard toilets and all have seat belts. Here's a taster of what's coming up...






IN THE HOLIDAY MOOD?? LAST MINUTE BREAKS ARE STILL AVAILABLE...


* Explore Wales with stunning scenery across The Gower Peninsular - 16 Sep for 5 days, £460pp

* Unwind on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park with a scenic ride on the NYM Railway - 30 Sep for 5 days, £495pp

* A nostalgic ride on the West Somerset Line and a horse-drawn canal cruise are just two of the highlights of our tour across Devon - 24 Sep for 5 days, £490pp

* Stay in a beautiful 15th century hotel in England's smallest city, Wells, opposite on of England's most beautiful cathedrals. Plus a scenic drive through Cheddar Gorge, a visit to Montacute House and much more - 3 Sep for 5 days, from £530pp

** LOYALTY DISCOUNT AVAILABLE ON HOLIDAYS ** Travel with us on three or more holidays in a calendar year and receive a £15 discount per person on the third holiday and a £20pp discount on the fourth (and any subsequent ones)! National Trust, English Heritage and RHS Members also receive a £5 discount per person per property visited during the holiday!




EXTRA DATES AND BRAND NEW DAY TRIPS! Don't miss out, they're selling fast...


* BOYZONE FAREWELL CONCERT at NEC's Genting Arena - Fri 8 Feb 2019 @ £75pp (route 1b)

* PANORAMIC CITY VIEWS FROM THE SHARD FOLLOWED BY AFTERNOON TEA ON THE THAMES, extra date added due to high demand - Tue 18 Sep @ £69.50pp (route 4c)

* 'FAMOUS GRAVES' AT HIGHGATE CEMETERY - Mon 22 Oct @ £55pp inc guided tour & lunch (route 4c)

* THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL, very popular, it's our fourth date on sale - Tue 8 Jan, evening performance @ £67pp (route 4c)

* ANDRE RIEU & HIS AMAZING ORCHESTRA in Nottingham, tickets now available on request only - Sat 15 Dec @ £125pp (route 1a plus Oakham)

* CHRISTMAS AT CHATSWORTH is always a sell-out so book early - Tue 27 Nov (route 4b) or Tue 4 Dec (route 1a) from £40pp

* THE RPO ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT at the Royal Albert Hall - Tue 4 Dec @ £57.50pp (route 4c)

* THE RAF IN CONCERT, Nottingham, a musical journey from 1918 to the present day and beyond - Sat 26 Oct from £47pp (route 1a)

* CIRQUE DU SOLEIL at The Royal Albert Hall - Fri 18 Jan @ £89.50pp (route 4c)

* BAT OUT OF HELL, our July date sold out in lightening speed - Wed 10 Oct @ £65pp (route 4c)

* CILLA THE MUSICAL in Milton Keynes - Wed 31 Oct @ £55pp (route 1c)

TERRACOTTA ARMY EXHIBITION in Liverpool, extremely popular, it's out fourth trip here - Fri 26 Oct from £39.50pp (route 1a)





**SPECIAL OFFERS START FROM JUST £10PP!!!**

LOUTH MARKET & MABLETHORPE - Wed 22 Aug - only £15 for seniors *
CROMER & SHERINGHAM - Mon 20 Aug - only £20 for seniors *
SEASIDE SPECIAL TO SKEGNESS - Fri 24 Aug - only £10 for children, 4 seats for the price of 3 *
* COTSWOLD SPECIAL - MORETON-IN-MARCH & BOURTON-ON-THE-WATER - Tue 28 Aug - only £20 for seniors *
SEASIDE SPECIAL TO SCARBOROUGH - Tue 28 Aug - only £25 for seniors *
NEWARK-ON-TRENT - Wed 29 Aug - only £10 for seniors & children *
SANDRINGHAM & HUNSTANTON - Mon 3 Sep - all fares £10pp!! *
CAMBRIDGE - Tue 4 Sep - all fares £10pp!! *
* EXPLORE LONDON AT YOUR LEISURE - Wed 5 Sep - only £15 for seniors/children & £20 for adults ** (not featured in brochure!) *
* LINCOLN - Fri 21 Sep - all fares £10pp!! *





LAST SEATS LEFT, GRAB IT BEFORE IT'S GONE!

* BAKEWELL - 20 Aug - 2 seats left
* TERRACOTTA ARMY - 31 Aug - now taking names for our cancellation waiting list (more seats available on our 26 Oct date)
* BUCKINGHAM PALACE STATE APARTMENTS - 29 Sep - venue needs final numbers!
WAR HORSE AT MK THEATRE - 20 Sep - 16 seats left
JEFF LYNNE IN NOTTINGHAM - 30 Sep - 8 seats left
KNITTING & STITCHING SHOW AT ALEXANDRA PALACE - 13 Oct - 13 seats left
THURSFORD CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR - All six dates SELLING FAST!
CHRISTMAS AT CHATSWORTH - 27 Nov - 5 seats left
TINA THE MUSICAL (evening show) - 8 Jan - 12 seats left




BRITISH THEATRE AT IT'S BEST... 





GIFT VOUCHERS MAKE A GREAT GIFT, we know, because our customers tell us!

Presented in an attractive wallet and available in values of £1, £5, £10 and £25. We'll post them straight out or alternatively come and collect them from the office. Our day tours and short breaks make wonderful presents too, give us a call, we'd be delighted to make some suggestions.




MESSAGE TO LOCAL ORGANISATIONS...

Would your group like to know more about our door2door holidays and day trips? We'd love the chance to join one of your meetings with an illustrated presentation about our holiday and day tour programme, and give you an insight in to our family run business that's been 'Clocking up the miles since 1922'. One of our most experienced team members, Les Staniforth, is now taking bookings as far ahead as March 2019 so please call or email and we'll get you in the diary!



NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS

Due to operational issues at Wicksteed our day trip to the WICKSTEED PARK CHRISTMAS SHOW will now take place on THURSDAY 6 DECEMBER (instead of Thursday 13 Dec).



WHAT'S THE OFFICE GOSS?

*AUGUST 2018*

JANE & CHRIS HAVE JUST BEEN TO BRIGHTON TO CHECK OUT THE OLD SHIP HOTEL WHICH WE'LL BE FEATURING ON NEXT YEAR'S TOUR PROGRAMME! The hotel has recently benefited from a make-over and they were really impressed with the service and the decor and the comfortable, spacious lounge areas. They also loved the location - so close to The Lanes, with all its quirky and interesting shops, close to the Royal Pavillion and just across the road from the pier to the beach!

*JULY 2018*

BOOKINGS ARE FLOODING IN FOLLOWING THE RELEASE OF OUR BRAND NEW DAY TOUR AND HOLIDAY BROCHURES! Popular August day trips have included Southwold & Snape Maltings, Lincoln for a tenner, Skegness, Bakewell and Moreton & Bourton. Looking further ahead our September trip to The Shard is selling well as is the Battle of Britain Air Show at Duxford on 23 Sep. The Terracotta Army Exhibition in Liverpool is proving to be a BIG seller and Christmas at Chatsworth looks as though it will be as popular as ever again this year! Thank you for all the new bookings!

TORY HAD A GREAT DAY IN SHERINGHAM & CROMER DISCOVERING WHAT'S ON OFFER FOR FAMILIES, WITH A STOP AT SANDRINGHAM ON ROUTE HOME. Take a ride on the North Norfolk Railway which runs heritage steam & diesel engines from Sheringham to Holt - great staff and engines kept in top condition, kids loved the excitement of the "smokey trains"! Both beaches are clean and welcoming so don't forget your bucket and spade! Amazona Zoo in Cromer is great to walk around with soft play and outdoor adventure too, there's plenty on offer to fill a half day of activities here. Sandringham is looking great, the outdoor adventure play is fantastic for children aged from 1 to early teens, the sculpture trail offers an exciting expedition through the woods with the opportunity for den building too. Not forgetting the afternoon tea and ice cream which is still as fabulous as ever! TAKE A LOOK AT OUR DAY TRIPS ON 15 AUG, 17 AUG, 20 AUG, 31 AUG and 3 SEP.

*JUNE 2018*

NEW DRIVER JOINS THE TEAM - We are very pleased to welcome Damien, the newest member of our excellent driving team, and to congratulate him on recently passing his PCV license with flying colours! We're sure that notes of praise for his driving skills and his level of customer care will soon  be flooding in from our passengers!

JANE & CHRIS VISIT THE ISLE OF WIGHT, returning via the New Forest and Bournemouth. They had both forgotten just quite how beautiful the island is - so many lovely views and such pretty countryside. Jane is pleased to report that the Trouville Hotel (one of our regular hotels) is looking very smart and what a great location - right opposite the beach, perfect for popping across the road and hiring a deckchair for the day, whilst watching all the ships sail by. Bournemouth too is looking very smart, despite some temporary construction works in some parts of the town. On a sunny day it's so lovely to sit on the front or by the pier with a morning coffee - and maybe a slice of cake!

*MAY 2018*

JANE WENT TO SEE THE LION KING - FOR THE THIRD TIME! She said that it was probably around 15 years since her last visit and she'd almost forgotten what a great show it is, although she hadn't forgotten what a great opening scene it has! The costumes and set designs are brilliant and everyone should see it at least once, if not twice or thrice! Our next trip is Weds 14 NOV 2018.

SUE COURIERS OUR SELL OUT TOUR TO HIGHGATE CEMETARY. The sun was shining, in fact they couldn't have asked for better weather, or a better guide for that matter. Peter Mills really knew his history, and made the tour extremely interesting. With climbing paths, high trees and ivy-clad monuments, Sue said it was hard to believe that the cemetery was so very different from the formal and manicured landscape that visitors would have seen in 1839, the year the Cemetery opened. Our next tour is on 22 OCT 2018, book soon to avoid missing out.

*MARCH 2018*

Tory, Carol & Jane had a fabulous evening at the British Coach Tourism Awards at Birmingham's National Motorcycle Museum on Weds 21 March - and were thrilled for bring home to Maxey the award for DAY EXCURSION PROGRAMME OF THE YEAR - it's the third time that we have won this award and, as we had some highly respected competition on the shortlist, we feel it's a great honour and a tribute to all the hard work put in by our team. We are also grateful to all the suppliers and visitor attractions that help us to compile an award-winning programme.

*FEB 2018*

We were blessed with gorgeous blue skies as we toured the beautiful Malvern Hills and rural Hertfordshire on our 2018 REUNION WEEKEND. We had lots of good food and good fun as we caught up with so many old friends as well as making new ones too. Amoung the many highlights were a birthday and an amazing coincidence when due to a chance remark, one of our customers discovered that the lady sitting next to her was the little girl (not so little, now) who had been her bridesmaid 64 years ago and who she hadn't seen sine the wedding. Now that's something that doesn't happen every day! Sue is already taking bookings for our 2019 Reunion Weekend at the Buckatree Hall Hotel on the 8th FEB 2019, we are taking names for the waiting list for single and double rooms, but still have twins available.


JANE AND CHRIS HAVE NOW BOTH SEEN 42ND STREET AND LOVED IT! The tap dancing routines were fabulous, the stage sets and costumes were gorgeous and it's a really happy, feel-good show. The reviews have been great and we are not at all surprised to see that bookings are already coming for 21 NOV 2018 date.

TORY WENT TO SEE DREAMGIRLS AT THE SAVOY THEATRE AND HAD A GREAT NIGHT! A lively, soulful and feel good production about 1960's fame & stardom in American music. Hugely talented actors with incredibly powerful voices, that finished, of course, with a standing ovation! Our next date for this is WED 7 NOV 2018.





 



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