A Festival of Light
On these darker days and nights, it can be comforting to think of brighter things and look forward to planning days out and breaks away. Last year, I did just that and booked a holiday with Hunts to the Festival of Light at Longleat.
I saw a documentary many years ago about how they constructed the large lantern exhibits and from that moment wanted to visit. The story of Lord Bath is intriguing too and I looked forward to seeing the family home.
On the day of departure a courier vehicle picked us up from our home address and took us to meet the main coach. We made our way to the Holiday Inn Bristol, Filton **** with comfort stops on-route. We arrived with plenty of time to take a look around the hotel and enjoy our evening meal.
The next day we travelled to Longleat and started the adventure with a drive through the Safari Park. The big cats didn’t seem to worry about their visitors and could be seen clearly from the coach.
We had plenty of free time to explore the grounds and house before the light show too. It was a treat to enjoy handmade shortbread in Emma’s Kitchen. Viscountess Weymouth likes to celebrate Longleat’s culinary history here. The house was decorated for a 1920’s Christmas with flapper ladies on hand to provide information on the family home.
When the lights came on it was truly spectacular. The artistry and variety was simply excellent. From under the sea to dinosaurs. Familiar faces of a little boy, girl and dog could be found within the different scenes. My favourite pieces were found in the ornamental gardens with India as the theme. Such warmth and rich colours.
Then there was the Christmas Tree light show, a moving display set to carols in the main courtyard. Truly not to be missed and certainly made me start to feel ready for the big day. A few more pictures taken, and my camera ran out of power. To be expected with so many photo worthy things to see. Back on the coach to the Hotel for our evening meal.
For your chance to see the Festival of Light, Hunts Coaches have extended this year’s trip to 3 nights which includes an excursion to Bath Xmas Market. The tour departs 06 December 2019 staying at the Holiday Inn Bristol, Filton on a half board basis. Prices from £345 per person. Click Here for more information.
Blue Monday? What Blue Monday!
Have a holiday to look forward to…
Monday 21st January 2019 is known as ‘Blue Monday’, it is classed as such, for being the most ‘blue’ or miserable day of the year! For many, we are still 10 days away from payday, the Christmas festivities are well and truly over and the busy work schedule is now rearing its ugly head!
So Hunts Coaches have come up with a fool proof plan to help beat the overall winter blues and especially, Blue Monday! And it all starts with thinking about your dream destination!
When it comes to booking a holiday, we know everyone likes something a bit different – so we have designed our getaways with you in mind.
This Spring you can beat the blues by choosing from a range of holidays such as those featured above, Scarborough, Newquay, Poole and many more. The best thing about booking your break today with Hunts Coaches is no waiting until payday! All of our trips can be secured with a low deposit of £40pp. Then simply pay in installments up to 8 weeks before departure. If something outside the UK is more your cup of tea, and who wouldn’t blame you, we offer holidays further afield too! Did you know we even offer cruises? You can view our full selection of 2019 holidays online. Click the holidays tab to view full listings.
Hunts Coaches are also proud to offer door to door pickups from a large Lincolnshire catchment area.
Alternatively give our award-winning team a call on 01507 463000 or contact us today!
Christmas Timetables 2018
We will be running amended timetables over the Festive period heading in to 2019. Details can be found below:-
|Saturday 22 December 2018||Non School Day Service|
|Sunday 23 December 2018||NO SERVICE|
|Monday 24 December 2018||Non School Day Service|
|Tuesday 25 December 2018||NO SERVICE|
|Wednesday 26 December 2018||NO SERVICE|
|Thursday 27 December 2018||Non School Day Service|
|Friday 28 December 2018||Non School Day Service|
|Saturday 29 December 2018||Non School Day Service|
|Sunday 30 December 2018||NO SERVICE|
|Monday 31 December 2018||Non School Day Service|
|Tuesday 1 January 2019||NO SERVICE|
|Wednesday 2 January 2019||Normal Service Resumes|
For full bus timetable information Click Here
Coach excursions to the Theatre have proved firm favourites with everyone at Hunts for many a decade. Popular shows which we run tours to annually include Phantom of the Opera, Lion King and the Thursford Christmas Spectacular. With this year’s Thursford tours proving as popular as ever and now sold out.
We are partnering with The New Theatre Royal in Lincoln to offer some fantastic shows. All will offer Lincolnshire coach pick up points. Shows include Lost Voice Guy (20/03/19) and Wizard of Oz (16/04/19) a great Easter pantomime. 2018 marks the New Theatre Royal Lincoln’s 125thtbirthday after a whirlwind, award winning 18 months welcoming over 90,000 people into the Auditorium and bringing the theatre to life it’s great to see it. The theatre has recently seen significant and sympathetic improvements to the building under new ownership and an ever-growing list of shows.
When thinking about a matinee or evening performance over the winter months we have four to choose from. Join us to visit The Hull New Theatre for Cinderella (28/12/18) or The Bodyguard (12/01/19). London shows include Circus 1903 (04/01/19) and The Woman in Black (19/01/19)
Some of the shows are based on blockbuster films. The Bodyguard is an international, award-winning smash-hit musical based on one of these blockbuster films. Seeing a show can be an opportunity to see stars of screen on stage. Following her triumphant West End run and sell-out UK Tour, three-time Brit nominee and X-Factor winner, ALEXANDRA BURKE returns to the role of Rachel Marron in Hull.
To view our full list and details of theatre trips Click Here