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THURSFORD CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

Sunday 12 December 2021 - 3 days | 2 nights
We had a wonderful time at Thursford. We were so lucky to see the show before it sadly closed through Covid on 17 December. Our next visit will be in December 2023, so watch this space!

CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS 2021 IN STYLE!
This is your chance to really push the boat out in 2021 and treat yourself to  a wonderful pre-Christmas mini-break – and at the SAME PRICE as in 2019!
E
xperience the biggest & the BEST Christmas Show in the UK and Europe again, but this year we will stay 1-night in the historic market town of Bury St Edmunds (also Lin’s birthplace!)  and 1-night at the Dunston Hall Hotel in Norwich, as usual. We will enjoy excellent food, idyllic scenery and a three whole days relaxing in friendly, fun company!

The Thursford Christmas Spectacular is an extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety. It’s a fast moving celebration of the festive season featuring an eclectic mix of both seasonal and year-round favourites. It is so popular with our Solent Events clients and their friends, that this will be our 7th visit since 2010!

If you have not joined us to this amazing Christmas show before, it will be a real treat, especially as we are also  visiting places you may not have explored before. Not only will we stop for lunch in a picturesque village on our way up, but we will also have time to explore the historic market town of Bury St Edmunds during our stay at the centrally situated 4* Angel Hotel, before travelling on to one of our favourite hotels, the Elizabethan-style 4* Dunston Hall Hotel, Norwich, which offers lavish accommodation set in picturesque, rural surroundings.

Our journey home begins with a tour of East Anglia, taking in the coastal towns of Yarmouth and Lowestoft, heading back inland through small villages such as Beccles, Bungay and Flixton plus the medieval village of Lavenham with its colourful little crooked houses.
We will stop for lunch at the historic market town of Bury St Edmunds, where its abbey was once one of the richest and most powerful Benedictine monasteries in England – and where your host, Lin, was born!”

The ANGEL HOTEL, Bury St  Edmunds boasts a prime central position overlooking Bury’s historic Abbey Gardens right on the edge of the town centre.  Built in 1452, the award-winning Angel Hotel is on one of the prettiest squares in the country. Bask in the tranquility of one of  individually designed  Classic bedrooms.

The Angel Hotel offers traditional Georgian elegance and charm, mixed with modern design and a homely feel. With its cosy log fire, the pretty lounge is a popular meeting place for local people, although The Angel hotel has in the past, been visited by kings, queens, actors & writers. One such guest was Charles Dickens, who mentioned the Angel Hotel in The Pickwick Papers.

The DUNSTON HALL HOTEL is an imposing red brick country house hotel set in 150 acres of beautiful wooded Norfolk parkland. From the warmth of your welcome to the serenity of the time spent in the Spa. This majestic Elizabethan-style mansion, built in 1859, has been lovingly restored to all its former glory. Now operated by the Q Hotels group (previously De Vere), Dunston Hall forms part of their collection of 26 four-star luxury hotels across the UK. 

Before leaving for home, you will have time to unwind in the luxurious Spa,  swim in the delightful pool or indulge yourself with a blissful beauty treatment. You may even feel like releasing those endorphins in the state of the art gym, as you are welcome to use all facilities whilst staying in the hotel. Total relaxation!

Spa Feel the weight lift from your shoulders as you step into the Spa. Make the most of your visit with a spa and beauty package. Luxuriate in the Spa with lavish treatments, Holistic therapies and pampering sessions.
To save disappointment, why not take a look at our itinerary and book a health and beauty package before you go at the hotel spa on 0845 074 0064?

Fitness The two floor gym, with its wide range of machines and equipment is popular with guests and locals alike. State of the art gym with the latest equipment. Indoor pool, perfect for swimming laps. Sauna and steam room for relaxing.

Coach seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis, and parties will be seated together as far as possible.  Your preferred choice will of course be taken into consideration, but cannot be guaranteed, unless you book early or are a Privilege Club member.

NB. For your comfort, a max number of around 30 passengers (53-seater coach) will apply to this exclusive Solent Events Short Break. Solent Events & Leisure & Success Tours reserve the right to alter the final tour itinerary as necessary if circumstances change beyond their control

We sell out very quickly these days, so why not tell us your interest as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. – and at the same price as in 2019!

Inclusive Price!

Only £385pp

DEPOSIT ONLY £50pp
Balance payable by Thursday 30 September

What's Included?

What's Not Included?

For your peace of mind and financial protection, our holiday has been arranged 
in conjunction with Success Tours, who are fully bonded.

YOUR SAFETY:
Rest assured, if required, we will continue to have full, up-to-date Covid-19 safety measures in pace  during our Short Break to Thursford – on the coach, at our hotels and during any tour visits These will be highlighted in your Travel Pack or during the tour.
In the meantime, although we should all have received the vaccine by December, to keep us all safe and to prevent you/your party from becoming ill or carrying the virus before the UK opens fully once again,  you are advised to keep strictly to any current Government guidelines in the coming weeks/months.
We suggest you do this by:
+ Avoiding crowded places and people you don’t know (especially teenagers who tend  to mix with lots of other people)
+ Keeping at least 1-metre apart from other people OR 2-metres whenever possible
+ Meeting friends and family outside in the fresh air whenever possible
+ Wearing a face covering whilst in any enclosed space with other people  
+ Wearing a face-covering in ALL shops & supermarkets

FINAL ITINERARY – updated 01 December 2021 

DAY 1     Sunday 12 December 2021
0900       Coach leaves Stokes Bay, Gosport
0910       Pick-up at Lee on the Solent – seafront shops
0920       Pick up at Stubbington – Bus stop opposite Red Lion
0930       Pick up Peak Lane, Fareham
1300       Lunch stop – the historic village of Lavenham 
1530       Arrive Angel Hotel, Bury St Edmunds – check in at 3pm
                FREE time to explore the market town, Abbey Gardens etc
1900       Pre-ordered Dinner in hotel

DAY 2    Monday 13 December
1115       Leave Angel Hotel for Norfolk
1215       Arrive Dunston Hall Hotel, Norwich
                Welcome tea & coffee 
1300       Pre-ordered 3-course Lunch in hotel
1500       Check in hotel
1700       Leave hotel for Thursford
1800       Arrive Thursford Christmas Spectacular with FREE time to browse the quaint little shops and soak up the Festive atmosphere
1845       Take your seats in the auditorium
1900       Thursford Christmas Spectacular begins
2215       Leave Thursford for return to Dunston Hall Hotel 

DAY 3      Tuesday 14 December
1015        Check out. Meet in hotel reception lobby.
                 Check cases on to coach.
1030        Leave hotel for journey south
1300        Lunch stop at Burston Garden Centre near St Albans
1430       Leave Burston for home
1630        Arrive home area
approx 

One dish to be chosen from each course to complete the booking form 

To Start:
Chicken Liver Parfait with red onion jam, brioche
Celeriac & Apple Soup, crispy celeriac & pickled apple
Torched Mackerel with Lemon thyme & Kohlrabi Roulade (German Turnip) 

The Main Event:
Garlic & Thyme Porchetta (boneless pork roast), Potato Terrine & Wilted Greens 
Pan Fried Fillet of hake broccoli, almond & cauliflower 
Pea, Spinach & Goats Cheese Linguine 

To Finish:
Sticky Toffee Pudding, toffee sauce & vanilla ice cream
Lemon Meringue Pie with Raspberry Sorbet
Duo of Cheese, Celery & Chutney

DIETARY: Please let us know your dietary requirements when booking, but if you have any concerns regarding food allergens please do ask so we can provide you with detailed information on each dish.

One dish to be chosen from each course to complete the booking form 

To Start:
Waldorf Salad
Butternut Squash Soup (v) 
Paté Maison – served with sourdough & tomato chutney

To Follow:
Pan seared pork loin steak – with gratin potatoes, buttered greens & apple sauce
Pan Fried Fillet of hake & lemon butter sauce – with new potatoes, & green vegetables
Turkey Escalope – with herb mash, cranberry jus
Grilled Aubergine topped with Ratatouille Risotto – grated cheese & mixed leaves (v)

Room for more?
Baked Vanilla New York Cheesecake – with dark chocolate sauce
Red Berry Eton Mess
Fresh Fruit Salad

DIETARY: Please let us know your dietary requirements when booking, but if you have any concerns regarding food allergens please do ask so we can provide you with detailed information on each dish.

NB. Dunston Hall cannot guarantee any product is totally free from nuts or nut derivatives & that fish products are free from all bones.

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