Be “caught in timeless charm” on this festive getaway to Elegant Sidmouth with all the trimmings. With included visits to Bath, Otter Nurseries Garden Centre, Sidmouth’s Donkey Sanctuary and a tram ride on the magical Polar Express to Santa’s home, the North Pole – you’ll be forgiven for believing that Christmas has come early!
DURING YOUR STAY
Day 1 – This morning our friendly driver will take us to Bath, where we can enjoy a little free time. Later, we will continue our journey to the Royal York & Faulkner Hotel in Sidmouth and on arrival we will enjoy mulled wine and mince pies.
Day 2 – After breakfast we visit Otter Nurseries Garden Centre for a walk around. Established in 1964, this Ottery Garden Centre covers over 100-acres and includes growing fields, polytunnels and glasshouses. Unlike most garden centres, they grow many of the plants that they sell! Later, we take you to Torquay for the remainder of the day. Perhaps head to Torquay Harbour, this quiet spot offers shops, cafés and a lovely marina to enjoy.
Day 3 – Enjoy a morning at leisure, after breakfast perhaps explore Sidmouth for everything from steam trains to shipwrecks and farming to factories or enjoy the quaint shops in the town centre. Tea and cake are provided at the hotel this afternoon.
Day 4 – This morning we visit Sidmouth’s Donkey Sanctuary, set along the historic Jurassic Coast this working farm is home to hundreds of donkeys, mules and hinnies who have been rescued or relinquished into the charity’s care. Afterwards, we have arranged a magical tram ride on the Polar Express, on the Seaton Tramway, to Santa’s home at the North Pole. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and a delicious cookie, meet Father Christmas and admire the dancing lights whilst you walk around the North Pole.
Day 5 – After breakfast we travel home with comfort stops along the way.
Royal York & Faulkner Hotel ***, Sidmouth
A magnificent Regency building with an unrivalled position on Sidmouth’s elegant esplanade, ideally located for our stay.
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Nightly entertainment at the hotel
Mulled wine and mince pies on arrival
Traditional Christmas Day dinner with crackers and a sherry reception
1 Afternoon tea and cake
Excursions to Bath Christmas Market, Otter Nurseries Garden Centre & Torquay
Admission into the Donkey Sanctuary
Journey on the Seaton Tramway Polar Express with a hot drink and cookies served on board
Free time in Sidmouth
DEPARTURE DATE DAYS FROM S/SUPP
Mon 18 November 5 £469 £50