Entertainment Extravaganza

Entertainment Extravaganza

Combat those winter blues by combining a grade II listed hotel stay with evening entertainment over the weekend.

What more could you want from a winter break than evening entertainment over the weekend, including 'band night' music and dancing on the Saturday? This is sure to help combat those winter blues! Combine a grade II listed hotel with fantastic day excursions including a visit to York, a steam train ride on the Tanfield Railway and a trip to Beamish Museum and you are sure to have an enjoyable few days to brighten up February.


At a glance:

  • Evening entertainment

  • York

  • Beamish Museum

  • Tanfield Railway

  • Home pick up


This holiday includes Sapphire Star travel.


Book by 1st December 2018 to receive £10pp discount.

Day 1

Travel to the Blackwell Grange Hotel in Darlington taking a break in Thirsk on the way (more commonly known as James Herriott Country) before arriving at the Blackwell Grange for 3 nights with dinner, bed and breakfast plus entertainment every evening.


Day 2

Visit the ancient City of York and spend the day exploring the old streets of 'The Shambles' travel back to Viking times at Jorvik Centre, visit the National Railway Museum or pay a visit to the magnificent York Minster. This evening, enjoy a pre-dinner drink before tonight's gala dinner followed by musical entertainment with a live band.

B, D

Day 3

Spend the morning at the Beamish Museum, a world famous open air museum telling the story of life in North East England during the 1820's, 1900's and 1940's. Purchase lunch here before travelling to the world's oldest railway, the Tanfield Railway, for an unforgettable journey on a vintage steam train with unique Victorian carriages and a lovingly restored locomotive. The ride is around six miles taking in beautiful rolling countryside and a spectacular wooded valley. Later return to the hotel to relax before tonight's dinner and entertainment.

B, D

Day 4

After breakfast begin the journey home and return back to East Anglia by early evening.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Blackwell Grange Hotel, Darlington


Stay at the grade II listed Blackwell Grange Hotel, a beautiful 17th Century mansion peacefully situated in nine acres of its own grounds.






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

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Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Beacon Hill Services Beacon Hill Services Lorry Park
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (North) Capel St Mary White Horse Public House
Setdown Point:Capel St Mary National Exp StopSouth
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Newmarket Bus Station Newmarket Bus Station
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road & Station Road
(Where Duke William Public House Used to Be)
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn Stowmarket Railway Station
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church
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