FINDERS KEEPERS! A UNIQUE ANTIQUES CHALLENGE FOR EVERYONE!
We are proud to offer you this exciting new Away-Day with an entertaining antiques hunting game in the company of an expert from the telly. Not to be missed at any cost!
Every now and then Solent Events finds a genuinely different opportunity for you to experience. Something to really engage and entertain you and Finders Keepers is going to do just that. An antique hunting game played in the company of TV antiques experts from David Dickinson’s Real Deal and/or Secret Dealers.
Our personal host, is the fun and entertaining talented live wire, Karen Dalmeny. Our TV antiques expert will be waiting to greet us at the George Hotel in the pretty Oxfordshire village of Wallingford.
Over morning coffee and biscuits we’ll be given a briefing and entertaining introduction, with lots of tips from how to spot treasure to how to haggle! Our celebrity antique expert will show you some of the bargains she’s bagged locally and give everyone a crisp ten pound note to spend.
Your will be able to shop individually, or team up in pairs, threes or fours, pooling your money to go treasure hunting.
Wallingford has a plethora of antique outlets in the form of an arcade, antique and bric-a-brac shops, all within easy walking distance. You’ll have about 90 minutes to shop before returning to the hotel for a delicious 2-course roast lunch with coffee. It looks easy enough on the telly, but how will you do in real life!?
After lunch and during coffee, it will be the time to put your finds on the table! Our celebrity expert, Karen, will then inspect what you have found and how much she considers it’s worth. The excitement will build and the tension could prove just too much for some, I’m sure!
This fascinating and entertaining 60-minutes will be so engaging that you will not fail to appreciate the depth and range of our expert’s knowledge, discovering why people like Karen are chosen to be on the telly. Expect lots of laughter and big smiles all round.
If no one has unearthed a priceless Ming vase or similar, the winner will be chosen for the most unusual or quirky object, or the best find in terms of potential profit.
There is great admiration (and no doubt, envy!) for the winner(s) and a lovely shiny trophy is awarded to take home. Of course everybody gets to take home what they bought – so it’s definitely Finders Keepers!
*The day has not ended though, as in true Solent Events style, Tea & Cake, will served by the village river for the perfect end to the perfect day!
*NB. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, unfortunately the venue by the river is now unable to accommodate us so we will endeavour to find another solution regarding our cake!
Another fully inclusive Away-Day!
0800 Coach leaves Stokes Bay–sailing club bus shelter
0810 Pick-up at Lee on the Solent – seafront shops
0820 Pick up at Stubbington – Red Lion
0830 Pick up at Fareham – Peak Lane
1030 Arrive Wallingford Village to meet our antiques host for today, Karen Dalmeny of TV shows Dickinson’s Real Deal & Secret Dealers.
Coffee & Biscuits served
1130 Armed with your crisp ten pound note you set off to shop
1300 A break for a delicious 2-course Roast Lunch with coffee
1400 Now for the fun as Karen examines all your wonderful purchases.
Has someone picked up a little treasure and win the prize??
1530 Leave Wallingford
Tea & Cake – TBC as per Covid-19 restriction
1800 Arrive home area
The above itinerary is pretty much firm, but will be dependent on traffic etc
Coach seats are filled on a first come first served basis from the back forward at each stop to adhere to Covid-19 restrictions. Couples & friends (up to 6) will normally be seated together if boarding together at the same pick-up. Solo travellers offside, couples/friends/bubbles of 2, nearside.
Solent Events & Leisure reserve the right to alter the final tour itinerary as necessary if circumstances change beyond their control.
NB. Please do not ask us to pick-up or drop-off at stops not specifically listed above, as unfortunately we are unable to do so!