Weatherproof Lancashire

Weatherproof Lancashire




PRICE REDUCED FROM £325 to £299 PER PERSON if booked before 1st February !!


Even if the climate conspires against us at this unpredictable time of year, our specially selected indoor attractions in Lancashire are warm, welcoming and weatherproof. We shall join a tour of the BBC at MediaCity UK and walk in the footsteps of our favorite celebrities. Gain an insight into how TV and radio work and be entertained by well-informed guides. A visit to the largest mill steam engine museum in the UK gets you close up to these magnificent machines. There is also a relaxing cruise on the Lancaster Canal near Preston – imagine life back in the 19th century when this wide-beam barge used to carry coal across the magical Lancashire countryside.


All-in-all this is a tour that is Wonderful Whatever the Weather!


Morning departure from Dorset to Redditch with time for lunch in the Market Place which leads directly into the Kingfisher Mall - 140 shops and restaurants all under one roof. Later continue to Bolton with a warming cuppa on arrival while the bags are portered. A glass of wine is included with dinner this evening.



We join a tour of the BBC Media City in Salford - one of the biggest and most ambitious projects in the BBC's history. Home to a whole host of channels and programmes including Match of the Day, Blue Peter, A Question of Sport, Mastermind, BBC Breakfast, Radio 5 Live, CBBC, BBC Sport and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, to name but a few. Your guided tour will entertain and surprise you. This afternoon we have arranged a special opening of the Steam Museum in Bolton - the largest collection of restored textile mill steam engines in the country, housed in an original mill warehouse. Back at the hotel this evening we shall enjoy a special Lancashire themed dinner menu.

B, D


Enjoy a lie-in or maybe exploit the hotels' leisure facilities. Mid-morning drive to The Lancaster Canal near Preston where we join a restored canal barge - with its covered, heated and comfortable seating we shall enjoy a delicious Fish & Chip lunch while cruising through distinctive scenery. Return to the hotel that afternoon and take advantage of a pre-dinner "Happy Hour" in the bar. After dinner form your teams for a special quiz night.

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Homewards bound we shall stop at Webbs garden centre near Wychbold for lunch. Return to Dorset by late afternoon.


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Mercure Georgian House Hotel, Bolton

A Georgian Manor House set in beautiful countryside with one of the finest restaurants in the area. The renowned Brasserie offers fine dining with mouth-watering dishes sourcing local ingredients – one of your dinners will be a special Lancashire themed menu. Stylish and comfortable, this 3 star hotel venue provides classic bedrooms equipped with private bathroom, comfortable beds, TV/ radio, free wifi, hairdryer and tea tray. The energetic can make use of the refurbished gym and indoor pool or for relaxation there is a sauna and jacuzzi. The in-house spa offers beauty treatments and massage. Wine is included with dinner on the first night, there will be a quiz on one evening, and a pre-dinner “Happy Hour” on the last night.  What’s not to like?


TOUR PRICE: £325.00 Per Person (REDUCED TO £299 Per person if booked before 1/2/19)

Price Includes: All coach travel, 3 nights hotel accommodation, Half board meals, Guided tour of MediaCity, Entry to Steam Museum, Canal Cruise with lunch, VAT


Single Room Supplement : £30.00

Travel Insurance premium: £


NB: Photographic identification is required for entry into MediaCity UK (eg: Passport, Driving licence, Bus pass etc).

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Beaminster Area Convenient local point in Beaminster to be advised
Blandford Area Convenient local point in Blandford to be advised
Bournemouth Area Convenient point in Bournemouth to be advised
Branksome Area Convenient point in Branksome to be advised
Bridport Area Convenient local point in Bridport to be advised
Britannia Inn Britannia Inn, Fortuneswell, Portland
Charlestown The Alexandra Inn, Chickerell Road, Charlestown
Chickerell Bluebird Garage, Chickerell Road
Corfe Castle Convenient point in Corfe Castle to be advised
Courtlands Portland, Courtlands bus stop
Dorchester Top O'Town Car Park (by cafe), Dorchester
Easton Easton Square, Portland
Ferndown Area Convenient local point in Ferndown to be advised
Foords Corner Foords Corner bus stop, Wyke Regis
Jestys Avenue Bus stop end of Jestys Avenue on Littlemoor Road
Littlemead Broadwey, Littlemead bus stop (Swan Inn)
Lodmoor Hill Lodmoor Hill Bus Stop (near Post Office)
Lyme Regis Convenient local point in Lyme Regis to be advised
Lyndale bus stop Wyke Regis, Lyndale Bus Stop
Nottington Broadwey, Nottington Corner bus stop
Other Points in Dorset Phone us to discuss a convenient pick up.
Poole Area Convenient local point in Poole to be advised
Poundbury QMSE Poundbury Queen Mother Square
(Coach heading into Dorchester)
Radipole Spa Hotel bus stop, Radipole
Redlands Redlands, Opposite Garage
Ridgeway Bottom (DNU) DO NOT USE
Ringwood Area Convenient local point in Ringwood to be advised
Rodwell Rodwell Traffic Lights, Rodwell Rd/Rodwell Ave
Sgt Bunn St Bunn Bakery, Lanehouse Rocks Road
Sherborne Area Convenient local point in Sherborne to be advised
Southwell Portland, Southwell, Opposite Eight Kings Inn
St Edmunds Church St Edmunds Church, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Johns Church Weymouth, St Johns Church, outside Dentist
St Nicholas Church St Nicholas Church, Buxton Road, Weymouth
Sturminster Newton Area Convenient point in Stur. Newton to be advised
Swanage Area Convenient local point in Swanage to be advised
To be advised To be advised - Approx. 2 weeks before travel
Upton Area Convenient local point in Upton to be advised
Value House Value House Car Park
Victoria Square Victoria Square bus stop, Portland
Wareham Area Convenient local point in Wareham to be advised
Westwey Road Westwey Rd, Magistrates Court, Weymouth
Weymouth Bluebird Weymouth, Outside Bluebird Office,
K1 bus stop
Wimborne Area Convenient local point in Wimborne to be advised
Wool Area Convenient local point in Wool to be advised
Wyke Smuggler Smugglers Inn, Wyke Regis
Yeovil Area Convenient local point in Yeovil to be advised
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