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The Thursford Christmas Spectacular

The Thursford Christmas Spectacular

Combining dazzling dancers, beautiful costumes and a singing cast of over 100 - this show would not be out of place in any London west end theatre!


Combining dazzling dancers, beautiful costumes and a singing cast of over 100 - this show would not be out of place in any London west end theatre!

In 1977 against a background of steam engines, mechanical organs and fairground rides, a small Christmas show took place with eight choir scholars from Kings College, Cambridge singing carols - it has now grown into the largest Christmas show in England!  The show creates a magical Christmas of yester-year - a time of love, hope and giving. The one element that encapsulates the spirit of Christmas more than any other is music and this show is truly the ultimate Christmas musical experience. Combined with dazzling dancers, beautiful costumes and singing from a cast of over 100 - this show would not be out of place in any of London's west end theatres!  So highly praised by previous Bluebird visitors and always massively over-subscribed, we are again delighted to offer this spectacular event. Booked out before Easter last year - we anticipate heavy demand again.



Sunday - Morning departure from Dorset to St Albans for lunch - an historic city boasting a magnificent cathedral. Resume that afternoon, across country to Wensum Valley with a welcome tea/coffee while your bags are taken to the room.

Monday - Coach transfer into Norwich city centre. Explore the maze of narrow cobbled streets around the Cathedral area or visit the Castle which dates back to the Norman conquest. Return to the hotel for an early dinner, after which we make the 45 minute drive to Thursford and take our seats for an evening performance of the famous Thursford Christmas Spectacular (start 7pm*) - the biggest and best Christmas Show in England - it has to be seen to be believed - set within the grounds of the famous Thursford Steam Museum. Return to hotel later that night

Tuesday - This morning join a boat cruise on the Norfolk Broads - a magical trip with mulled wine to greet you, a mince pie and gift from Santa! There will be the opportunity to enjoy scenic views from the top-deck accompanied by an amusing commentary. Return to Norwich in time for lunch with more time this afternoon to explore this fascinating and historic city.

Wednesday - Homeward bound with a stop for sightseeing and lunch in "Royal" Windsor. Return to Dorset by early evening.

B, D

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Wensum Valley Hotel, Norwich

A stylish and modern three star hotel providing all mod-cons situated just 6 miles from Norwich. Bedrooms are comfortable and equipped with private bathroom, hairdryer, television, phone and tea tray – all on the ground or first floor only. A hearty breakfast is served in the stylish restaurant and evening dinner is three courses with a choice of menu.  The adjacent lounge bar is a relaxed and comfortable place in which to socialise. Wifi is available throughout the hotel and room service is available. There is an indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna and jacuzzi for guests use.


TOUR PRICE: £499.00 Per Person

Single Room Supplement: £90.00


Price Includes  • All coach travel  • 3 nights hotel accommodation  • Half board meals  •  Ticket for Thursford Show* •  Norfolk Broads boat cruise  •

*Show ticket subject to availability - performance time may change to matinee

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
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 South Station Dorchester South Station bus stop
Dorchester TOT 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 bus stop
(Coach heading into Dorchester)
Queens Avenue Dorchester, Bus stop end of Queens Avenue
Radipole Spa Hotel bus stop, Radipole
Redlands Redlands, Opposite Garage
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
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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