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Turkey & Tinsel

26th Nov 2017 - 1st Dec 2017

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £390

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

How would you like to celebrate Christmas early? This break will give you an opportunity to enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner, a festive afternoon tea and entertainment, plus two coach excursions.

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Short Walks & Log Fires

4th Dec 2017 - 9th Dec 2017

Leader(s): Simon Chandler

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £275

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

Take a gentle stroll, then stretch out and relax in front of a roaring log fire. This break includes morning walks led by our local guide, but still plenty of time to soak up the hotel’s cosy atmosphere.

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Poetry Carousel

8th Dec 2017 - 11th Dec 2017

Leader(s): Kim Moore, Steve Ely, Hilda Sheehan & David Morley

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Arts and Crafts

Ensuite Package Price: £360

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Join us for the 2 night Poetry Carousel break, back by popular demand. Each participant will take part in a two hour workshop with each tutor. In the evenings there will be poetry readings from the tutors and an invited guest poet.

Meet one of our guides....

Kim Moore

Kim Moore’s first pamphlet ‘If We Could Speak Like Wolves’ was a winner in the Poetry Business 2012 Pamphlet Competition.  It subsequently went on to be named in the Independent as a ‘Book of the Year’ and was a runner up in the Lakeland Book of the Year Award.  It is currently shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award.  Kim was awarded an Eric Gregory Award in 2011.  She spends half her week as a peripatetic Brass Teacher for Cumbria Music Service and conducts the Barrow Shipyard Junior Band and the other half of the week doing poetry related activities – reading at poetry festivals, leading writing workshops and of course, writing poetry. 

The Holiday

On this popular short break you will take part in four, two hour workshops with each of the four tutors in the mornings and afternoons.  In the evening there will be poetry readings from the tutors and guest poets. Lunch will be provided each day along with refreshments.

Please call Abbot Hall Hotel on 015395 32896 for more information


Sidholme Hotel - Christmas 2017

22nd Dec 2017 - 28th Dec 2017

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £495

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Try something different for Christmas and New Year – celebrate the festive season with Christian Guild at one of our welcoming hotels. Sit back and share fellowship around a roaring log fire, amongst like-minded people at one of our five classic hotels. Whether you decide to stay for Christmas or New Year, you’ll enjoy an all-inclusive stay with mouth-watering meals and a whole host of festive activities.

Classic Christmas carols and a rousing chorus of Auld Lang Syne await, so contact your hotel of choice for a truly unforgettable festive celebration.

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Please call Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104 for more information


Abbot Hall Hotel - Christmas 2017

22nd Dec 2017 - 28th Dec 2017

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £475

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Try something different for Christmas and New Year – celebrate the festive season with Christian Guild at one of our welcoming hotels. Sit back and share fellowship around a roaring log fire, amongst like-minded people at one of our five classic hotels. Whether you decide to stay for Christmas or New Year, you’ll enjoy an all-inclusive stay with mouth-watering meals and a whole host of festive activities.

Classic Christmas carols and a rousing chorus of Auld Lang Syne await, so contact your hotel of choice for a truly unforgettable festive celebration.

Friday 22nd December

A big welcome to everyone who has joined us for the festivities this Christmas & New Year. We wish you a memorable stay with us and hope you enjoy the time you spend at Abbot Hall Hotel.

15.00   A Performance of ‘While Shepheard's Watch’

Written by Roger Jones and performed by the Furness Churches United Choir.

Evening– Welcome meeting followed by Carols around the tree.

Saturday 23rd December

12:30- Lunch.

14.00-  Craft Session

Join us for a crafting session

Session charge applies £3.00, limited space available. 

Please sign up on the notice board.

Evening

A performance of Dick Whittington by Grange Youth Theatre.

Sunday 24th December

Morning - Church

Visit one of the local churches for the morning service

13.00– Light Lunch.

13.30– Free Time

16.00– Candle Lit Carol Service

18.00- Wine reception in the Concert Hall.

18.30 Gala dinner

Evening

For this evenings meal get yourselves spruced up for our “Beauty and the Beast” dinner followed by a fun packed Christmas Party

Monday 25th December  Christmas Day!!

Happy Christmas to all the guests at Abbot Hall, we hope you have a wonderful day.

Morning Join your hosts in the concert hall for an in house service this Christmas Morning.

OR, You will be warmly welcomed by any of the local churches in their services. See the notice board for times.

13.00- A traditional Christmas Dinner will be served in the

Dining Room.

15.00- This afternoon you will have the chance to watch the Queen’s speech in the Concert Hall. 

16.30– Christmas day afternoon tea will be served from the coffee shop. This will be followed by a visit from the “man in red” himself in the concert hall.

18.30- Christmas Buffet- After the fantastic lunch join us in the dining room for a Light Christmas Buffet.

Evening- Christmas Quiz Night

Tuesday 26th December Boxing Day

Morning 

13.00– lunch

18.30 dinner

Evening

Wednesday 27th December

Farewell to those leaving us today after breakfast, we wish you a safe journey home, and a Happy New Year.

Morning: Free time

12:30- Lunch.

Theatre trip:  Departs 12.45– By Coach to The Dukes Theatre-Lancaster

Aladdin

Time are tough in the laundry business and Aladdin and his hard-pressed Mum are struggling to survive. But when Aladdin’s long lost uncle turns up, it seems everything could change. Will this charming chancer improve their fortunes? And what’s a young lad to do with an old lamp that needs polishing? Join Aladdin and the Genie as they embark on a journey of discovery, danger and romance. See the everyday transformation in to the exotic, in a world where the carpet are magical and the wishes unlimited. Explore enchanted treasure caves, meet the mysterious Princess, and the mayhem builds, wonder who will ever come to the rescue.

19.00 Dinner

Evening Channel Island Cricket

Please call Abbot Hall Hotel on 015395 32896 for more information


Lindors Country House Hotel - Christmas 2017

22nd Dec 2017 - 28th Dec 2017

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £505

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

Try something different for Christmas and New Year – celebrate the festive season with Christian Guild at one of our welcoming hotels. Sit back and share fellowship around a roaring log fire, amongst like-minded people at one of our five classic hotels. Whether you decide to stay for Christmas or New Year, you’ll enjoy an all-inclusive stay with mouth-watering meals and a whole host of festive activities.

Classic Christmas carols and a rousing chorus of Auld Lang Syne await, so contact your hotel of choice for a truly unforgettable festive celebration.

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Please call Lindors Country House Hotel on 01594 530283 for more information


Willersley Castle Hotel - Christmas 2017

22nd Dec 2017 - 28th Dec 2017

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £495

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

Try something different for Christmas and New Year – celebrate the festive season with Christian Guild at one of our welcoming hotels. Sit back and share fellowship around a roaring log fire, amongst like-minded people at one of our five classic hotels. Whether you decide to stay for Christmas or New Year, you’ll enjoy an all-inclusive stay with mouth-watering meals and a whole host of festive activities.

Classic Christmas carols and a rousing chorus of Auld Lang Syne await, so contact your hotel of choice for a truly unforgettable festive celebration.

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Please call Willersley Castle Hotel on 01629 582270 for more information


Treloyhan Manor Hotel - Christmas 2017

22nd Dec 2017 - 28th Dec 2017

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £475

Hotel: Treloyhan Manor Hotel

Location:St Ives, Cornwall

Contact Tel: 01736 796240

Email: treloyhan@christianguild.co.uk

Try something different for Christmas and New Year – celebrate the festive season with Christian Guild at one of our welcoming hotels. Sit back and share fellowship around a roaring log fire, amongst like-minded people at one of our five classic hotels. Whether you decide to stay for Christmas or New Year, you’ll enjoy an all-inclusive stay with mouth-watering meals and a whole host of festive activities.

Classic Christmas carols and a rousing chorus of Auld Lang Syne await, so contact your hotel of choice for a truly unforgettable festive celebration.

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Please call Treloyhan Manor Hotel on 01736 796240 for more information


Sidholme Hotel - New Year (min 3 night package)

28th Dec 2017 - 2nd Jan 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £282

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Try something different for Christmas and New Year – celebrate the festive season with Christian Guild at one of our welcoming hotels. Sit back and share fellowship around a roaring log fire, amongst like-minded people at one of our five classic hotels. Whether you decide to stay for Christmas or New Year, you’ll enjoy an all-inclusive stay with mouth-watering meals and a whole host of festive activities.

Classic Christmas carols and a rousing chorus of Auld Lang Syne await, so contact your hotel of choice for a truly unforgettable festive celebration.

Minimum 3 night stay.

You Can book an extra night for only £62 per person

or

Two extra nights for £49 per person per night

See in 2018 with style, with friendly fellowship, celebration and a gala dinner, all within our full-board package

 

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Please call Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104 for more information

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Abbot Hall Hotel - New Year (min 3 night package)

28th Dec 2017 - 2nd Jan 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £297

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Try something different for Christmas and New Year – celebrate the festive season with Christian Guild at one of our welcoming hotels. Sit back and share fellowship around a roaring log fire, amongst like-minded people at one of our five classic hotels. Whether you decide to stay for Christmas or New Year, you’ll enjoy an all-inclusive stay with mouth-watering meals and a whole host of festive activities.

Classic Christmas carols and a rousing chorus of Auld Lang Syne await, so contact your hotel of choice for a truly unforgettable festive celebration.

Minimum 3 night stay.

You Can book an extra night for only £55 per person

or

Two extra nights for £49 per person per night

See in 2018 with style, with friendly fellowship, celebration and a gala dinner, all within our full-board package

 

New Year 2017/2018

Thursday 28th December

Morning Walk:  Cartmel Walk - 4 miles

Departs 10.00

We will leave Abbot Hall by car and meet up in the racecourse car park. If possible wear stout footwear for this walk. This is a lovely walk which is not too strenuous with views across to Ulverston and beyond. If you do not wish to walk you could just wander around this delightful village, dominated by the 12th century Priory, built between two rivers running in opposite directions. In the square you will find the Medieval Gatehouse, shops and cafes. Cartmel is filled with ‘old world charm’.

13.00 - 13.30- Lunch.

15.00-16.00-  Welcome Meeting with Afternoon Tea and  Homemade Shortbread

Take a chance to meet old friends and new with afternoon tea served in the concert hall.

Evening

A Talk about Lifeboats yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Friday 29th December

10.00 Kirkhead Tower Walk.

A short walk mainly on roads around the local area, which will take you to Kirkhead Tower at the top of the hill. Make the most of the this chance to stretch your legs and visit the tower which the general public have no access to as it  stands in private land owed by Holker estates. 

13.00 Lunch

Evening

Abbot Hall giant Monopoly

Saturday 30th December

Full Day Excursion: Depart 9.45

Keswick & Hayes Garden World.

The coach will travel to Keswick where we will have time to wander around the town and explore the shops or take a cruise on  Derwentwater. The coach will then travel to Hayes Garden World. Here you can stop off in the café for a well earned hot drink or take time to explore in the sale.

Evening

An evening of music with Julie Jackson

Sunday 31st December New Year’s Eve!!

Morning – Church

Visit one of the local Churches for the morning service

13.00- Lunch.

15.00– 16.00 Craft Afternoon

Join us for a crafting afternoon.

Session charge £3.00, limited space available.

19.00- Banquet

Take your time tonight to enjoy the delicious banquet in the dining room. Followed by the New Year’s Eve Party.

Evening - New Years Eve Party

Monday 1st January 2018 - New Year’s Day!!

11.00– Team Challenge

A series of challenges, win the challenge to earn points for your team. Points make prizes!! (sweeties)

12:30- Lunch

18.30 Wine Reception with canapés

19.00- New Years Day Buffet.

Join us in the dining room for a delicious New Year’s Buffet.

Evening An Evening  with Martin

Tuesday 2nd January

Farewell to those departing today.

For those staying on why not join Martin for a walk in to Grange along the promenade or why not book a packed lunch to take out and explore the local area

12:30- Lunch

Evening

Quiz Night

Wednesday  3rd  January

Departure day

Please call Abbot Hall Hotel on 015395 32896 for more information

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Lindors Country House Hotel - New Year 2017 - 2018

28th Dec 2017 - 2nd Jan 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £297

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

Minimum 3 night stay.

You Can book an extra night for only £55 per person

or

Two extra nights for £49 per person per night

See in 2018 with style, with friendly fellowship, celebration and a gala dinner, all within our full-board package.

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Please call Lindors Country House Hotel on 01594 530283 for more information


Willersley Castle Hotel - New Year 2017 (min 3 night package)

28th Dec 2017 - 2nd Jan 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £297

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

Try something different for Christmas and New Year – celebrate the festive season with Christian Guild at one of our welcoming hotels. Sit back and share fellowship around a roaring log fire, amongst like-minded people at one of our five classic hotels. Whether you decide to stay for Christmas or New Year, you’ll enjoy an all-inclusive stay with mouth-watering meals and a whole host of festive activities.

Classic Christmas carols and a rousing chorus of Auld Lang Syne await, so contact your hotel of choice for a truly unforgettable festive celebration.

Minimum 3 night stay.

You Can book an extra night for only £55 per person

or

Two extra nights for £49 per person per night

See in 2018 with style, with friendly fellowship, celebration and a gala dinner, all within our full-board package

Coming Soon

Please call Willersley Castle Hotel on 01629 582270 for more information


Treloyhan Manor Hotel - New Year 2017 (min 3 night package)

28th Dec 2017 - 2nd Jan 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £282

Hotel: Treloyhan Manor Hotel

Location:St Ives, Cornwall

Contact Tel: 01736 796240

Email: treloyhan@christianguild.co.uk

Try something different for Christmas and New Year – celebrate the festive season with Christian Guild at one of our welcoming hotels. Sit back and share fellowship around a roaring log fire, amongst like-minded people at one of our five classic hotels. Whether you decide to stay for Christmas or New Year, you’ll enjoy an all-inclusive stay with mouth-watering meals and a whole host of festive activities.

Classic Christmas carols and a rousing chorus of Auld Lang Syne await, so contact your hotel of choice for a truly unforgettable festive celebration.

Minimum 3 night stay.

You Can book an extra night for only £62 per person

or

Two extra nights for £55 per person per night

See in 2018 with style, with friendly fellowship, celebration and a gala dinner, all within our full-board package

Coming Soon

Please call Treloyhan Manor Hotel on 01736 796240 for more information


January Managers Promotion (min 2 night stay)

1st Jan 2018 - 31st Jan 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £45

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

We are proud to offer our truly versatile Stay as you Please option all year round (excluding Christmas and New Year).

Stay as you Please gives you the flexibility to do whatever you want, but with the benefit of having knowledgeable staff on hand to help you plan your stay. Chat with our friendly staff to come up with a jam-packed programme of fun or just take a break to relax with a good book – you can do as you please with our Stay as you Please breaks.

You can book a minimum of two nights for a Stay as you Please holiday to make the most of these great value flexible stays.

 

 

* Prices are per person per night. Minimum stay 2 nights. Terms & conditions apply. Subject to availability.

Our “Stay as You Please” breaks offer the ideal opportunity to explore Lindors Country House Hotel, and the breath taking Royal Forest of Dean.

Our knowledgeable team will be able to assist you with train and bus links or indeed directions to places of interest.

A few suggestions for enjoyable days out are below

Monmouth

A beautiful market town with a bustling center, it contains many independent shops and a small museum to the Rolls family who have been affiliated to the town for many decades. It is situated where the River Monnow meets the River Wye, within 2 miles of the border with England.

The Wye Valley

An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is an internationally important protected landscape straddling the border between England and Wales. It is one of the most dramatic and scenic landscape areas in southern Britain.

Tintern Abbey

The Cistercian abbey of Tintern is one of the greatest monastic ruins of Wales. It was only the second Cistercian foundation in Britain, and the first in Wales, and was founded on 9 May 1131 by Walter de Clare, Lord of Chepstow. It soon prospered, thanks to endowments of land in Gwent and Gloucestershire, and buildings were added and updated in every century until its dissolution in 1536.

Lydney

A small town and civil parish in the county of Gloucestershire. It is located on the west bank of the River Severn, close to the Forest of Dean. The town lies on the A48, next to the Lydney Park gardens with its Roman temple in honor of Nodens.

The Forest of Dean

Discover a host of great activities and entertainment … for adventure-seekers, we have mountain biking, cycle tracks, zip-wires, kayaking, for explorers there’s a great range of attractions, from the magical Puzzle wood to caves and steam trains, and for something more relaxing, enjoy the Sculpture trail, our many walks, the spectacular views and our many castles, museums and cathedrals.

Cardiff

Home of the National Museum of Wales and Cardiff Castle, with Big Pit, a museum dedicated to the coal mining industry, not far away too. The newly developed Cardiff Bay offers a wonderful array of restaurants and shops alike. This is a great mix of old and new in this bustling and thriving city, the capital of Wales.

Hereford

A beautiful and historic city, here lives the Mappa Mundi, the oldest map of the world, which lies in the safety of the glorious Hereford Cathedral that is in the heart of this very rural city. Nestled well into the Herefordshire countryside where often one sees tractors driving along the city streets, this is definitely a city for the country dweller.

Gloucester

This beautiful city has much to offer in ways of interest. The beautiful cathedral set in the ancient cathedral precincts. The Waterways Museum, near to the docks, which has recently undergone a huge transformation. There is also a small military museum dedicated to the Gloucester Regiment, which is well worth a visit too.

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January Managers Promotion (min 2 night stay)

1st Jan 2018 - 31st Jan 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £45

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

Stay As You Please Holidays gives you the flexibility to do whatever you want, but unlike other hotel holidays, we have staff on hand to help you plan so you don't miss out on any local attractions.

Our “Stay as You Please” breaks offer the ideal opportunity to explore Willersley Castle Hotel, the Derbyshire Dales and beautiful Peak District.

Our knowledgeable team will be able to assist you with train and bus links or indeed directions to places of interest.

A few suggestions for enjoyable days out are below:

Bakewell

Bakewell is a small market town in the Derbyshire Dales, well known for the local confection Bakewell Pudding (often mistaken for the Bakewell Tart). It is located on the River Wye and has interesting shops, cafes and buildings. Many circular walks are start at Bakewell and the town is ideal for an afternoon of strolling.

Chatsworth Estate

A full day can be spent at the Chatsworth Estate with so much to see and do. Chatsworth is a stately home in the Derbyshire Dales, It is the seat of the Duke of Devonshireand has been home to the Cavendish family since 1549.The house, set in expansive parkland and backed by wooded, rocky hills rising to heather moorland, contains a unique collection of priceless paintings, furniture, Old Master drawings, neoclassical sculptures, books and other artefacts. Chatsworth has been selected as the United Kingdom's favorite country house several times.

Discounted Tickets available from Hotel Reception.

To add to the Estate, there is also a Farm Park for the younger visitors, farm shop, garden centre and the extensive grounds which you share with sheep and deer.

Eyam, the plague village!

A traditional English village that lies within the Peak District National Park. The village is noted for an outbreak of bubonic plague which occurred there in 1665, in which the villagers chose to isolate themselves rather than let the infection spread. With a visitor centre, Eyam Hall (National Trust property) and quaint village lanes this is an idyllic place of interest. Many of the old cottages have plaques on showing the plight of those in the village during the time of the plague.

Heights of Abraham

A fun day out for everyone! And it starts on a cable car

Heights of Abraham is a major attraction in Matlock Bath, only a few minute’s drive from Willersley Castle it consists of a hilltop park on top of Masson Hill, accessed by Cable Car from the village. The route is 568 metres (1,864 ft) long and climbs 169 metres (554 ft).. Once on the hilltop there are cavern and mine tours in both Great Masson Cavern and the Great Rutland Cavern, play areas, a visitor centre, stunning views, fossil factory and much more.

Discounted Tickets available from Hotel Reception

Castleton

A pretty village with stunning views, interesting gift shops and a visitor centre. This is an ideal starting point for a day’s walking on the High Peak, routes up Cave Dale,Winnats Pass, Mam Tor and Hollins Cross meet near Castleton. While there, there are four "show caves" to visit (one of them by boat) and at least one of them is open all year. Take a look at our guest information in reception for leaflets.

Buxton

Buxton is a spa town close to the county boundary with Cheshire to the west and Staffordshire to the south, and is described as "the gateway to the Peak District National Park". Home to Poole's Cavern, an extensive limestone cavern open to the public, and St Ann's Well, fed by the geothermal spring bottled and sold internationally by Buxton Mineral Water Company. Also in the town is the Buxton Opera House, which hosts several music and theatre festivals each year. With a range of shops, beautiful grounds with Victorian Pavillion and Buxton Crescent it makes an enjoyable and varied day out.

Dovedale

No visit to Derbyshire is complete unless you have taken to the stepping stones in Dovedale, take the day to enjoy the town of Ashbourne before parking at Dovedale and taking an enjoyable flat walk along the dale. Stunning scenery on a riverside walk and the fun of hopping over the stepping stones before heading back. For those more energetic there are many popular marked walks that surround Dove Dale.

Local Walks

We have a full range of short, medium and long walks for your enjoyment available from Hotel reception. 

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January Managers Promotion (min 2 night stay)

2nd Jan 2018 - 31st Jan 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £45

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Stay as you Please

Alongside our Speciality Break programme, we are proud to offer our truly versatile Stay as you Please option all year round (excluding Christmas and New Year).

Stay as you Please gives you the flexibility to do whatever you want, but with the benefit of having knowledgeable staff on hand to help you plan your stay. Chat with our friendly staff to come up with a jam-packed programme of fun or just take a break to relax with a good book – you can do as you please with our Stay as you Please breaks.

You can book a minimum of two nights for a Stay as you Please holiday to make the most of these great value flexible stays.

This Stay As You Please package is the perfect opportunity to explore Abbot Hall and the local surroundings.  

Please ask reception for train and bus links or directions and suggestions of places of interest.

Cartmel

A delightful village dominated by the 12th century Priory. In the square you will find the Medieval Gatehouse, shops and cafes.

Ambleside

Ambleside, boasts history dating back to Roman times and the Roman fort “Galava” can still be seen today. The Bridge House spanning Stock Beck dates back to the 15th century and is a popular landmark in the town.

Ullswater

Take a drive over Kirkstone Pass and explore the northern lakes. Take a trip on Ullswater with its ever changing scenery

10% off Voucher Ullswater steamers

Ravenglass

Travel by car or train to Ravenglass and board the narrow gauge Ravenglass and Eskdale railway

10% Off Voucher Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Lakeland Motor Museum

Not just cars!! All ages will enjoy a visit with something for everyone from old toys, the Campbell Bluebird exhibition, Isle of Mann TT and the history of Dolly Blue. Then relax in the café next door.

10% Off Voucher Lakeland motor Museum

Grasmere

Grasmere lies in the heart of the English Lake District National Park, just north of Windermere. This world famous village is a classic tourist attraction; here isDove Cottage which was the home of the  English Poet William Wordsworth, it is also the home of Sarah Nelson’s Grasmere Gingerbread.

Dove Cottage £1.00 discount voucher

Bowness & Windermere

Take a lovely drive along the Lyth Valley road, although quite long, there are some beautiful views before reaching the lake.  Both these towns have manyshops and cafes, particularly Bowness which is home to an ice cream shopwith 32 flavours and the Beatrix Potter   Museum. A drive up to Windermere and you will find Lakeland Limitedwhere you can buy any gifts and enjoy the cafe. You could enjoy a cruise on Windermere.

10% off voucher Windermere Lake Cruises

Complementary Windermere Lake Cruise vouchers on selected breaks.

Local Walks

These suggested walks have maps available in our visitor

Information area.

Hampsfell: 5-6 miles

Cartmel: 4 miles

Arnside Knott:  2 miles

Fairy Steps: From the train station and back is 6 miles

Humphrey Head: Between 2 and 4 miles

Grange Promenade Walk: A flat 2 mile walk

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Rest & Relaxation

2nd Jan 2018 - 6th Jan 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £172

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

Turn off, shut down and log out as you disconnect from the digital world! Escape to our cosy hotel and reconnect with each other, sat by the log fire with homebaked cakes and crumpets for supper.

After all the busyness of Christmas and the New Year, this holiday is designed to give you some rest and refreshment! Escape away into the Royal Forest of Dean, where your nearest neighbours will be the deer and boar. Come and relax at our cosy country house hotel and have Lindors’ kitchen and restaurant staff do all the hard work for you. This break includes half-board, an afternoon tea on arrival, and crumpets around the roaring log fire. Hosts will provide morning and evening devotions, along with evening entertainment, should you wish to join in. An excursion is included to a local Forest of Dean attraction, with transport and admission fees included in your package price: blow away the winter cobwebs with a short woodland walk, or make your own arrangements as you prefer. Use the indoor heated swimming pool and hotel facilities at your leisure. Turn the phones and tablets off, and take a break!

For Further information please call Lindors Country House Hotel on 01594 530283 for more information


Relaxing Get Together

2nd Jan 2018 - 6th Jan 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £196

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

Following the busy festive period, is there any better way to reset and recharge than by sitting with friends in front of a crackling log fire with a cosy mug of hot chocolate? This break gives you an opportunity to stretch your legs with some local walks and a coach excursion.

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January Manager Promotion (min 2 nights stay)

2nd Jan 2018 - 31st Jan 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £45

Hotel: Treloyhan Manor Hotel

Location:St Ives, Cornwall

Contact Tel: 01736 796240

Email: treloyhan@christianguild.co.uk

Alongside our Speciality Break programme, we are proud to offer our truly versatile Stay as you Please option all year round (excluding Christmas and New Year).

Stay as you Please gives you the flexibility to do whatever you want, but with the benefit of having knowledgeable staff on hand to help you plan your stay. Chat with our friendly staff to come up with a jam-packed programme of fun or just take a break to relax with a good book – you can do as you please with our Stay as you Please breaks.

You can book a minimum of two nights for a Stay as you Please holiday to make the most of these great value flexible stays.

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January Managers Promotion (min 2 nights)

2nd Jan 2018 - 31st Jan 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £45

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

We are proud to offer our truly versatile Stay as you Please option all year round (excluding Christmas and New Year).

Stay as you Please gives you the flexibility to do whatever you want, but with the benefit of having knowledgeable staff on hand to help you plan your stay. Chat with our friendly staff to come up with a jam-packed programme of fun or just take a break to relax with a good book – you can do as you please with our Stay as you Please breaks.

You can book a minimum of two nights for a Stay as you Please holiday to make the most of these great value flexible stays.

 

 

* Prices are per person per night. Minimum stay 2 nights. Terms & conditions apply. Subject to availability.

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Single & Mingle

21st Jan 2018 - 26th Jan 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £275

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

A week to gather together and enjoy good company while exploring the beauty of Derbyshire. In the evenings, sit back and enjoy a varied  programme of entertainment

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Banner Making

28th Jan 2018 - 2nd Feb 2018

Leader(s): Jane Edwards

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Arts and Crafts

Ensuite Package Price: £325

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

This break provides an excellent opportunity to create a unique and beautiful banner or quilt with expert tuition from our course leader.

 

Please note: There is a £12 per person per day tuition fee payable to the course leader.

Our Patchwork & Banner making holiday will appeal to both the seasoned and novice quilter.  From Willersley Castle Hotel, with views over the river Derwent, you can enjoy the comforts of this beautiful house while you receive expert tuition and guidance.

Join our expert tutor Jane Edwards, with a choice of projects for you to work on.  The structure of the workshops will be flexible, allowing you to work at your own pace and to achieve your own goals during the holiday.

Course tuition will run every day, unless otherwise stated from 9:30 to 12:30 each day, with scheduled lunch and morning coffee breaks. The afternoons are kept free for you to explore the local area or take the time to develop your own project.

‘What shall I bring?’ You will be required to bring your own general sewing kit (scissors, needles, pins, safety pins, cottons and rotary cutter) & sewing machine. We are always on hand to offer advice, if you are unsure, and recommend that beginners students telephone prior. 

*Please note that this programme is subject to change


Crafts & Cards

28th Jan 2018 - 2nd Feb 2018

Leader(s): Margaret & Bruce Frost

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Arts and Crafts

Ensuite Package Price: £330

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

See what you can do with paper, card, MDF and ceramics, whether as a beginner or with more experience. Our friendly tutors will provide demonstrations and teach you a variety of techniques. This is a great opportunity to be crafty in many different ways.

This holiday, is for anyone who is interested in crafting, whether you are beginner or already have a basic grounding of paper crafting. Your expert tutor Doreen Benham will help you chose appropriate materials and tools for making a variety of greeting cards, day by day you will build up your skills and develop your ‘artistic flair’, enhancing your card making experience, all under the watchful and encouraging eye of your experienced tutor.

On this holiday, you will learn to make a range of decorative ‘hand-made’ greeting cards and gifts. You will decide how fast you learn, you can increase your confidence at your own pace.

"What shall I bring?" you will be required to bring your own general craft kit (scissors, pinking shears, craft brushes and glue gun). We are always on hand to offer advice, if you are unsure, and recommend that beginners students telephone prior. 

*Please note that this programme is subject to change


February & March Managers Promotion (min 2 night stay)

1st Feb 2018 - 28th Feb 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £55

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

We are proud to offer our truly versatile Stay as you Please option all year round (excluding Christmas and New Year).

Stay as you Please gives you the flexibility to do whatever you want, but with the benefit of having knowledgeable staff on hand to help you plan your stay. Chat with our friendly staff to come up with a jam-packed programme of fun or just take a break to relax with a good book – you can do as you please with our Stay as you Please breaks.

You can book a minimum of two nights for a Stay as you Please holiday to make the most of these great value flexible stays.

 

 

* Prices are per person per night. Minimum stay 2 nights. Terms & conditions apply. Subject to availability.

Our “Stay as You Please” breaks offer the ideal opportunity to explore Lindors Country House Hotel, and the breath taking Royal Forest of Dean.

Our knowledgeable team will be able to assist you with train and bus links or indeed directions to places of interest.

A few suggestions for enjoyable days out are below

Monmouth

A beautiful market town with a bustling center, it contains many independent shops and a small museum to the Rolls family who have been affiliated to the town for many decades. It is situated where the River Monnow meets the River Wye, within 2 miles of the border with England.

The Wye Valley

An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is an internationally important protected landscape straddling the border between England and Wales. It is one of the most dramatic and scenic landscape areas in southern Britain.

Tintern Abbey

The Cistercian abbey of Tintern is one of the greatest monastic ruins of Wales. It was only the second Cistercian foundation in Britain, and the first in Wales, and was founded on 9 May 1131 by Walter de Clare, Lord of Chepstow. It soon prospered, thanks to endowments of land in Gwent and Gloucestershire, and buildings were added and updated in every century until its dissolution in 1536.

Lydney

A small town and civil parish in the county of Gloucestershire. It is located on the west bank of the River Severn, close to the Forest of Dean. The town lies on the A48, next to the Lydney Park gardens with its Roman temple in honor of Nodens.

The Forest of Dean

Discover a host of great activities and entertainment … for adventure-seekers, we have mountain biking, cycle tracks, zip-wires, kayaking, for explorers there’s a great range of attractions, from the magical Puzzle wood to caves and steam trains, and for something more relaxing, enjoy the Sculpture trail, our many walks, the spectacular views and our many castles, museums and cathedrals.

Cardiff

Home of the National Museum of Wales and Cardiff Castle, with Big Pit, a museum dedicated to the coal mining industry, not far away too. The newly developed Cardiff Bay offers a wonderful array of restaurants and shops alike. This is a great mix of old and new in this bustling and thriving city, the capital of Wales.

Hereford

A beautiful and historic city, here lives the Mappa Mundi, the oldest map of the world, which lies in the safety of the glorious Hereford Cathedral that is in the heart of this very rural city. Nestled well into the Herefordshire countryside where often one sees tractors driving along the city streets, this is definitely a city for the country dweller.

Gloucester

This beautiful city has much to offer in ways of interest. The beautiful cathedral set in the ancient cathedral precincts. The Waterways Museum, near to the docks, which has recently undergone a huge transformation. There is also a small military museum dedicated to the Gloucester Regiment, which is well worth a visit too.

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February Managers Promotion (min 2 nights stay)

1st Feb 2018 - 28th Feb 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £47

Hotel: Treloyhan Manor Hotel

Location:St Ives, Cornwall

Contact Tel: 01736 796240

Email: treloyhan@christianguild.co.uk

Alongside our Speciality Break programme, we are proud to offer our truly versatile Stay as you Please option all year round (excluding Christmas and New Year).

Stay as you Please gives you the flexibility to do whatever you want, but with the benefit of having knowledgeable staff on hand to help you plan your stay. Chat with our friendly staff to come up with a jam-packed programme of fun or just take a break to relax with a good book – you can do as you please with our Stay as you Please breaks.

You can book a minimum of two nights for a Stay as you Please holiday to make the most of these great value flexible stays.

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February Managers Promotion (min 2 night stay)

1st Feb 2018 - 28th Feb 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £49

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

Stay As You Please Holidays gives you the flexibility to do whatever you want, but unlike other hotel holidays, we have staff on hand to help you plan so you don't miss out on any local attractions

Our “Stay as You Please” breaks offer the ideal opportunity to explore Willersley Castle Hotel, the Derbyshire Dales and beautiful Peak District.

Our knowledgeable team will be able to assist you with train and bus links or indeed directions to places of interest.

A few suggestions for enjoyable days out are below:

Bakewell

Bakewell is a small market town in the Derbyshire Dales, well known for the local confection Bakewell Pudding(often mistaken for the Bakewell Tart). It is located on theRiver Wye and has interesting shops, cafes and buildings. Many circular walks are start at Bakewell and the town is ideal for an afternoon of strolling.

Chatsworth Estate

A full day can be spent at the Chatsworth Estate with so much to see and do. Chatsworth is a stately home in theDerbyshire Dales, It is the seat of the Duke of Devonshireand has been home to the Cavendish family since 1549.The house, set in expansive parkland and backed by wooded, rocky hills rising to heather moorland, contains a unique collection of priceless paintings, furniture, Old Master drawings, neoclassical sculptures, books and other artefacts. Chatsworth has been selected as the United Kingdom's favorite country house several times.

Discounted Tickets available from Hotel Reception.

To add to the Estate, there is also a Farm Park for the younger visitors, farm shop, garden centre and the extensive grounds which you share with sheep and deer.

Eyam, the plague village!

A traditional English village that lies within the Peak District National Park. The village is noted for an outbreak of bubonic plague which occurred there in 1665, in which the villagers chose to isolate themselves rather than let the infection spread. With a visitor centre, Eyam Hall (National Trust property) and quaint village lanes this is an idyllic place of interest. Many of the old cottages have plaques on showing the plight of those in the village during the time of the plague.

Heights of Abraham

A fun day out for everyone! And it starts on a cable car

Heights of Abraham is a major attraction in Matlock Bath, only a few minute’s drive from Willersley Castle it consists of a hilltop park on top of Masson Hill, accessed by Cable Car from the village. The route is 568 metres (1,864 ft) long and climbs 169 metres (554 ft).. Once on the hilltop there are cavern and mine tours in both Great Masson Cavern and the Great Rutland Cavern, play areas, a visitor centre, stunning views, fossil factory and much more.

Discounted Tickets available from Hotel Reception

Castleton

A pretty village with stunning views, interesting gift shops and a visitor centre. This is an ideal starting point for a day’s walking on the High Peak, routes up Cave Dale,Winnats Pass, Mam Tor and Hollins Cross meet near Castleton. While there, there are four "show caves" to visit (one of them by boat) and at least one of them is open all year. Take a look at our guest information in reception for leaflets.

Buxton

Buxton is a spa town close to the county boundary withCheshire to the west and Staffordshire to the south, and is described as "the gateway to the Peak District National Park". Home to Poole's Cavern, an extensive limestone cavern open to the public, and St Ann's Well, fed by the geothermal spring bottled and sold internationally by Buxton Mineral Water Company. Also in the town is theBuxton Opera House, which hosts several music and theatre festivals each year. With a range of shops, beautiful grounds with Victorian Pavillion and Buxton Crescent it makes an enjoyable and varied day out.

Dovedale

No visit to Derbyshire is complete unless you have taken to the stepping stones in Dovedale, take the day to enjoy the town of Ashbourne before parking at Dovedale and taking an enjoyable flat walk along the dale. Stunning scenery on a riverside walk and the fun of hopping over the stepping stones before heading back. For those more energetic there are many popular marked walks that surround Dove Dale.

Local Walks

We have a full range of short, medium and long walks for your enjoyment available from Hotel reception. 

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February Managers Promotion (min 2 night stay)

1st Feb 2018 - 28th Feb 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £49

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Stay as you Please

Alongside our Speciality Break programme, we are proud to offer our truly versatile Stay as you Please option all year round (excluding Christmas and New Year).

Stay as you Please gives you the flexibility to do whatever you want, but with the benefit of having knowledgeable staff on hand to help you plan your stay. Chat with our friendly staff to come up with a jam-packed programme of fun or just take a break to relax with a good book – you can do as you please with our Stay as you Please breaks.

You can book a minimum of two nights for a Stay as you Please holiday to make the most of these great value flexible stays.

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This Stay As You Please package is the perfect opportunity to explore Abbot Hall and the local surroundings.  

Please ask reception for train and bus links or directions and suggestions of places of interest.

Cartmel

A delightful village dominated by the 12th century Priory. In the square you will find the Medieval Gatehouse, shops and cafes.

Ambleside

Ambleside, boasts history dating back to Roman times and the Roman fort “Galava” can still be seen today. The Bridge House spanning Stock Beck dates back to the 15th century and is a popular landmark in the town.

Ullswater

Take a drive over Kirkstone Pass and explore the northern lakes. Take a trip on Ullswater with its ever changing scenery

10% off Voucher Ullswater steamers

Ravenglass

Travel by car or train to Ravenglass and board the narrow gauge Ravenglass and Eskdale railway

10% Off Voucher Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Lakeland Motor Museum

Not just cars!! All ages will enjoy a visit with something for everyone from old toys, the Campbell Bluebird exhibition, Isle of Mann TT and the history of Dolly Blue. Then relax in the café next door.

10% Off Voucher Lakeland motor Museum

Grasmere

Grasmere lies in the heart of the English Lake District National Park, just north of Windermere. This world famous village is a classic tourist attraction; here isDove Cottage which was the home of the  English Poet William Wordsworth, it is also the home of Sarah Nelson’s Grasmere Gingerbread.

Dove Cottage £1.00 discount voucher

Bowness & Windermere

Take a lovely drive along the Lyth Valley road, although quite long, there are some beautiful views before reaching the lake.  Both these towns have manyshops and cafes, particularly Bowness which is home to an ice cream shopwith 32 flavours and the Beatrix Potter   Museum. A drive up to Windermere and you will find Lakeland Limitedwhere you can buy any gifts and enjoy the cafe. You could enjoy a cruise on Windermere.

10% off voucher Windermere Lake Cruises

Complementary Windermere Lake Cruise vouchers on selected breaks.

Local Walks

These suggested walks have maps available in our visitor

Information area.

Hampsfell: 5-6 miles

Cartmel: 4 miles

Arnside Knott:  2 miles

Fairy Steps: From the train station and back is 6 miles

Humphrey Head: Between 2 and 4 miles

Grange Promenade Walk: A flat 2 mile walk

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February Managers Promotion (min 2 nights)

1st Feb 2018 - 28th Feb 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £49

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

We are proud to offer our truly versatile Stay as you Please option all year round (excluding Christmas and New Year).

Stay as you Please gives you the flexibility to do whatever you want, but with the benefit of having knowledgeable staff on hand to help you plan your stay. Chat with our friendly staff to come up with a jam-packed programme of fun or just take a break to relax with a good book – you can do as you please with our Stay as you Please breaks.

You can book a minimum of two nights for a Stay as you Please holiday to make the most of these great value flexible stays.

 

 

 

* Prices are per person per night. Minimum stay 2 nights. Terms & conditions apply. Subject to availability.

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Contemplative Crafting

4th Feb 2018 - 9th Feb 2018

Leader(s): Reverend Anne Charlton

Code: 0

Holiday Type: Arts and Crafts

Ensuite Package Price: £360

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

We all know we need to slow down our busy lives, so during this break Reverend Anne Charlton will lead you through a journey to improve or learn a new craft as we seek to reconnect with our core being.

Crafts include: rag rug making; knitting; crochet; patchwork and quilting; canvas work and cross stitch. The break includes gentle tuition, quiet crafting together or alone, and inspiration from scripture, art and nature, encouraging you to find ways of using craft for recreation in your daily life.

Plus optional prayers and reflections.

Meet one of our guides....

Reverend Anne Charlton

Anne is a Church of England Parish Priest who has used craft as a means of balancing her daily life for many years. She has exhibited her work and led courses and retreats in various craft techniques.

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Lindors Country House Hotel - February Half-Term

11th Feb 2018 - 16th Feb 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £295

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children under 10 stay for FREE!
11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

Enjoy the first chance of the year for the whole family to get out and about, no matter the weather! With a host of activities to keep the children happy and wonderful grounds and lounges for the adults, this break provides the full family package.

This week of family fun will be hosted by David and Enid Norman, along with the staff at Lindors Country House Hotel. If you like animal adventures and jungle japes, then this will be the week for you! In between your delicious meals and peaceful forest surroundings, activities will include mask-making for the craft fans, rocket-launching for the young scientists, ‘jungle juice-mixing’ for the mini Heston Blumenthals, and the famous Lindors Duck Race to get the competitive spirit raised and satisfied! There will be the opportunity to walk the Sculpture Trail and play in the park at Beechenhurst, a local Forestry Commission site, as well as the chance to swim in the indoor heated pool at Lindors. Evening entertainment will contain games and challenges for all the family. Please contact the hotel if you require programmes giving specific days and times.

Make the most of your half-term and have fun together, whilst allowing us to take care of all the daily chores. Use the tennis court, putting green or croquet lawn at your leisure. Should you want to get out and about independently, we can point you in the direction of local attractions that include Puzzlewood (used as a filmset for Star Wars, Merlin and Harry Potter films), Go Ape, or the spectacular Tintern Abbey. Whatever your interests and age, the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley makes a great holiday destination, whatever the weather.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Sidholme Hotel February Half Term

11th Feb 2018 - 16th Feb 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £295

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children under 10 stay for FREE!
11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

Sidmouth is always buzzing with activity, and there are things happening all year round. Take a break with the family this Easter, and besides a host of activities organised in the hotel, you can also enjoy fun days out at the donkey sanctuary, or Crealy – Devon’s premier adventure park, or even an trip to Yonder Hill Wildlife Garden – a three-and-a-half-acre garden filled with unusual plants, woodland tunnels, and a variety of animals. Your children will delight in spotting creepy crawlies and trying to identify if a badger had been snuffling around the night before.

A family holiday at Sidholme is the perfect opportunity to escape and enjoy quality time together. Your time with us can be as relaxed or as activity-packed as you like.

With daily activities planned for both Kids and adults, at Sidholme or visiting one of our many Family oriented adventure parks nearby ,or just unwinding , relaxing or enjoying our heated Indoor pool, this break will certainly recharge you for the hectic school schedule ahead.

Activities includes, games,  craft making and evening entertainment for all to enjoy.

Around Sidmouth you could always make time for:

Devon's  Crealy Adventure Park
Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park is an award winning family attraction located just minutes from junction 30 of the M5 near Exeter. The Park has over 60 rides and attractions set in over 100 acres of glorious Devon countryside. We are proud to be a park that caters for the whole family, from the smallest children to parents and grandparents alike. There are over 100 animals, 30 outdoor attractions and a variety of other activities to choose from. With heart-stopping rides for thrill seekers to soft-play and animal petting for younger guests, Devon's Crealy is the South West's number one family day out.

Wildwood Escot
Home to the Kennaway family for over 200 years the Escot of today is setting new standards in recreation with its exciting open access red squirrel encounter where visitors can get up close to these adorable creatures, world-class maze, birds of prey displays, otters and wild boar, unique (and scary!) woodland drop slide, saxon village, indoor playbarn and woodland play areas. There's an intriguing letterboxing trail to try and delicious home-cooked food in our Coach House Restaurant.  Known as the natural place for good reason, wherever you go at Escot you will see peacocks and guinea fowl roaming free and maybe the odd chicken or few! will cross your path too. The magnificent champion trees and woodland paths through daffodils, bluebells and rhododendrons are truly beautiful in springtime but whatever the season there is always some aspect of nature to catch your eye and make you stop and wonder for a while. Open all year, we hope you will enjoy the views, the beauty of the park, its quirky playfulness and will leave delighted, inspired and wanting to return again. 

Go Ape – The UKs Number 1 Forest Adventure
At Sidholme we can arrange for your family to visit GoApe, in Devon, where those who want to live life a little more adventurously, can find their inner Tarzan.  This is a 2 – 3 hour Tree Top Adventure, all of the visitors will receive a safety brief before they fly down zip-wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle aerial crossings.

For those under 10 (minimum Height 1meter) Sherwood Forest offers a Tree Top Adventure for Junior Tarzans


Treloyhan Manor February Half Term

11th Feb 2018 - 16th Feb 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £225

Hotel: Treloyhan Manor Hotel

Location:St Ives, Cornwall

Contact Tel: 01736 796240

Email: treloyhan@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children 4 and under stay for FREE!
5-10 Years - 75% off

11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

Treat the family to a break this February Half term. 

St Ives is the ideal destination for an early break with the family. With average temperatures higher than the rest of the country, it’s the perfect time for the whole family to put their wellie boots on and explore the beaches and rock pools and see what treasures the tide has left behind

Treloyhan Manor is within easy walking distance of St Ives. Narrow cobbled streets filled with art galleries, shops and restaurants lead to a picturesque harbour where you can relax and enjoy an ice cream or traditional Cornish pasty.

If you want to explore the local area, there is so much to do including

Paradise Park - Award-winning Wildlife Sanctuary with an Indoor Play Centre, a great day out for all the family.

Flambards -  Amusement park, thrilling rides for all ages

Cornish Seal Sanctuary – Home to injured seals and pups before releasing them back to the wild.

Dairyland Farm World - indoor and outdoor farmtastic fun for the whole family. 

Pendennis Castle -  which has defended Cornwall against foreign invasion since Tudor times is one of Henry VIII's finest coastal fortresses,

Jump 4 – Trampoline park.

The reception team are happy to help you plan your days, discount vouchers are available for some attractions.

Friendly hosts are on hand to provide day time activities and evening entertainment for young and old alike.

Family themed devotions will be offered each day.

This fantastic price is for a 5-night break, please ask one of the reception team if you would like to stay for longer.


Walking Week

17th Feb 2018 - 24th Feb 2018

Leader(s): Arnold Steeds

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £371

Hotel: Treloyhan Manor Hotel

Location:St Ives, Cornwall

Contact Tel: 01736 796240

Email: treloyhan@christianguild.co.uk

Wrap up warm and join us to watch the wintery waves pound the cliffs before we explore the quaint Cornish villages without the hustle and bustle of the busier times of year. Or if you prefer, relax in the pleasant surroundings of the hotel and enjoy delicious Cornish cream teas.

The walks are graded ‘moderate’ because you need a reasonable level of fitness.

Most walks are 6-8 miles, but they are generously timed for your enjoyment.

Your host and walks leader, Arnold Steeds, will guide you through some of Cornwall’s most breath-taking areas.

Our walking weeks are popular with walkers of all ages.

There will be five guided walking days, plus a free day to relax or explore beautiful St Ives, or alternatively, you may wish to choose a salf guided additional walk, from the comprehensive selection available at the hotel.

Gwithian to Portreath via Godrevy Head

Mullion Cove to Lizard village via Kynance Cove 

Zennor to St Ives along a rugged section of SW coastal path

Mullion Cove to Porthleven via Poldhu Cove

Meals: Packed lunches are provided on walking days

Activity Level: Leisurely, 4 days' of walking, average of 6 - 8 miles

"What shall I bring?" we recommend you come prepared for all weathers, regardless of the month you visit. Comfortable walking boots are recommended, as is clothing for wet weather.  (Don’t worry we have a boot room where you can dry your walking gear). A Camera is a must to capture the magnificent views but please leave all of the other details to us.


Willersley Castle Hotel - Half Term Family Fun

18th Feb 2018 - 23rd Feb 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £345

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children under 10 stay for FREE!
11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

This popular break includes fun and games for all the family, arts and crafts, a pool party, and treasure hunts. New this year will be a coach excursion to Wollaton Hall & Natural History Museum.

 

In the whirlwind of family life, we can forget the things that actually matter, such as: having fun together, sharing experiences and simply enjoying each other’s company. The School holidays are always a great time to get away with the family.  Willersley Castle is the perfect opportunity to enjoy your precious time together, here you can enjoy a relaxing holiday with your family and have the benefit of having all of your family needs catered for.

The Children (and staff!) will have a fantastic half term holiday, our holidays encourage your children to use their imagination and gain confidence outdoors. Recreational activities and adventures around Willersley Castle, include team games and mini raft building to float down the River Derwent.

We will venture around the local natural habitat and use the Willersley Nature Trail to engage with our natural surroundings. Let the children explore and discover the textures, colours and sounds surrounding them, from prickly pine needles to furry moss. We will build homes for our own small creatures, hunt for mini beasts, explore around the trees and bird spotting, its hours of outdoor fun.

You can dip your toe in our amazing heated indoor swimming pool, which is open at most times of the day, 15 metres of splash about fun and an organised Pool Party means you can really let your hair down. We have basketball hoops and goal posts so you can even have some fun competitive games. Adults vs Kids is always a winner! (Though often the lose!!)

Teenagers in the family

We will keep them busy, how about high-adrenaline mountain biking through the woods? Or maybe kayaking or climbing, we are in contact with a number of local suppliers who would be happy to provide a safe and friendly environment for your teenagers.

Gullivers Kingdom Theme Park

Willersley Castle works very closely with the family run theme park Gulliver’s Kingdom in Matlock Bath. 

Gulliver’s Kingdom is a theme park that is designed for families with children aged between the ages of 2 and 13.  With a wide range of rides and attractions, from the Western World and pirates play area, to the log flume.

Go Ape – The UKs Number 1 Forest Adventure

At Willersley we can arrange for your family to visit Go Ape, in Buxton or Sherwood Forest, where those who want to live life a little more adventurously, can find their inner Tarzan.  This is a 2 – 3 hour Tree Top Adventure, all of the visitors will receive a safety brief before they fly down zip-wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle aerial crossings.

For those under 10 (minimum Height 1meter) Sherwood Forest offers a Tree Top Adventure for Junior Tarzans.


Cross - stitch Break

18th Feb 2018 - 23rd Feb 2018

Leader(s): Margaret Hebden

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Arts and Crafts

Ensuite Package Price: £285

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Join Margaret to relax and enjoy this very popular break. Learn to crossstitch or bring your own stitching project and share fellowship with other stitchers.

Coming Soon

Please call Abbot Hall Hotel on 015395 32896 for more information


February Half Term at Abbot Hall Hotel

18th Feb 2018 - 23rd Feb 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £285

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children under 10 stay for FREE!
11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

Fun and games for all the family! Share quality time together and make some special memories to treasure for years to come. Join us for geocaching, games on the lawn and pool fun. The local area has so much to offer all the family.

With the hectic modern family life, we can forget the things that actually matter, such as: having fun together, sharing experiences and simply enjoying each other’s company. The School holidays are always a great time to get away with the family. Abbot Hall is the perfect opportunity to enjoy your precious time together, here you can enjoy a relaxing holiday with your family and have the benefit of having all of your family needs catered for.

All members of the family will have a fantastic summer holiday, our holidays encourage your children to use their imagination and gain confidence outdoors. Recreational activities and adventures around Abbot Hall, include team games, 5 a side football so you can even have some fun competitive games. Adults vs Kids is always a winner! And evening entertainment for all the family to enjoy.

Don’t worry about the weather we have plenty of indoor family fun too, with pool fun and indoor challenges and the all new Abbot Hall photo treasure Hunt.

You can dip your toe in our amazing heated indoor swimming pool, which is open at most times of the day, 15 metres of splash about fun and an organised Pool Fun session means you can really let your hair down. 

Teenagers in the family

We will keep them busy, how about high-adrenaline mountain biking through the Grizedale Forest? Or maybe kayaking or climbing, we are in contact with a number of local suppliers who would be happy to provide a safe and friendly environment for your teenagers.           

Go Ape – The UKs Number 1 Forest Adventure

At Abbot Hall we can arrange for your family to visit Go Ape, in Grizedale Forest, where those who want to live life a little more adventurously, can find their inner Tarzan.  This is a 2 – 3 hour Tree Top Adventure, all of the visitors will receive a safety brief before they fly down zip-wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle aerial crossings.

For those ages 6 - 12 (minimum Height 1meter) Grizedale Forest offers a Tree Top Adventure for Junior Tarzans.

Brockhole- The Lake District Visitor Centre

A great day out for all the family. For the younger members of the family there is the adventure playground and indoor soft play. Tree top nets is suitable from 3 years to adult, and great fun, for the teens, they can try out the tree top trek or hire Kayak or rowing boat. Then when you need a rest visit the cafe for some well earned refreshments. There are also gardens to wander though, mini golf and exhibitions.

Also in the area there are the following attractions

Kendal climbing Wall

Water sports

Mountain Bike hire


Circle Dancing

19th Feb 2018 - 23rd Feb 2018

Leader(s): Jen Larner

Code: 0

Holiday Type: Music and Dancing

Ensuite Package Price: £296

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Circle dance draws on the rich and diverse traditional dances of many countries around the world, as well as a growing repertoire of new dances to classical music and contemporary songs. Dances can be energetic and lively or gentle and reflective. Though the dances chosen reflect the abilities of the group, the aim is always to experience the joy of dancing with others and to create a sense of well-being and community. Whatever your age or ability you can circle dance! Each dance is taught, so no experience or partner is necessary.

Coming Soon

Please call Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104 for more information


'Discover Wales' St. David's Day Break

25th Feb 2018 - 2nd Mar 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Coach Holiday

Ensuite Package Price: £395

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

If you’ve never explored the ‘Land of My Fathers’, come and discover Wales on its national holiday. Visit some of the beautiful vales and valleys, enjoy a Welsh male voice choir in the evening, and sample a Welsh cake and some Bara brith with your afternoon tea.

If you’ve never explored the ‘Land of My Fathers’, come and discover Wales on its national holiday. We will take you to valleys, vales and market towns. A coach will take you to Blaenavon Ironworks and Big Pit, as you experience Wales’s fascinating industrial heritage on top of a scenic mountain. A second trip to the Usk Rural Life museum will show you the rural side of Welsh life, and Newport’s Tredegar House (National Trust) will give you a glimpse of Lord Tredegar and his legacy. Lindors will host a Welsh male voice choir for an evening in the Music Room, and you can enjoy the tastes of Bara brith and Welsh cakes with your afternoon tea.

When you get back from your daytime excursions, enjoy the roaring log fire in Lindors lounge, or sit out on the veranda to take in the views of the garden lake. You could spend some time in the Bible Garden, or follow the paths around Lindors’ beautiful grounds to spot the daffodils. Evenings will include social entertainment and reflective prayers, in the best tradition of Christian Guild: come and join with us on this exciting new holiday.


Derbyshire History & Heritage

26th Feb 2018 - 2nd Mar 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Heritage

Ensuite Package Price: £328

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

This holiday offers you a fascinating insight into the world of the Industrial Revolution and the heritage of the Derwent Valley Mills.

Coming Soon

Please call Willersley Castle Hotel on 01629 582270 for more information


English Country Dancing

26th Feb 2018 - 2nd Mar 2018

Leader(s): Hilary Herbert

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Music and Dancing

Ensuite Package Price: £320

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

This break is for all English Country Dancing enthusiasts, with morning dance workshops in the concert hall to suit every taste and evenings filled with music and dancing. Please note: Previous dancing experience is essential.

Meet one of our guides....

Hilary Herbert

Hilary Herbert has been dancing and calling for many years and greatly enjoys both activities. Having started calling at barn dances, PTAs etc in the late 70s, she is now well known nationally as a caller / teacher of a wide breadth of new and old dances in the Playford, Traditional English and American style, including ones of her own composition. She can also be persuaded, without much difficulty, to teach Running set and Sword. She is a regular performer on the English festival, week-end and evening dance circuits and has also ventured across the channel. Her patience and humour are well known throughout the country and she enjoys sharing her wealth of experience with others. She resides in north Lancashire, the county of her birth, and is looking forward to a week in neighbouring Cumbria.

The Holiday:

We want you to relax, socialise, enjoy your Country Dancing and the atmosphere of our Abbot Hall Hotel.  The itinerary for this holiday is intended to balance all of these aims.

The programme for your dancing holiday is planned to give you the maximum amount of dancing tuition, relaxed dancing and free time.

There will be interesting morning dance workshops, with free afternoons and evening of social dancing, so if you do have any particular technique you wish to explore you can ask Hilary for her expert help and advice.

Anyone, from enthusiastic novices to seasoned dancers, will be able to improve their fancy footwork on these fun and friendly Country Dancing holidays.

During the holiday, we will also offer optional local tours


March Managers Promotion (min 2 night stay)

1st Mar 2018 - 31st Mar 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £55

Hotel: Treloyhan Manor Hotel

Location:St Ives, Cornwall

Contact Tel: 01736 796240

Email: treloyhan@christianguild.co.uk

Alongside our Speciality Break programme, we are proud to offer our truly versatile Stay as you Please option all year round (excluding Christmas and New Year).

Stay as you Please gives you the flexibility to do whatever you want, but with the benefit of having knowledgeable staff on hand to help you plan your stay. Chat with our friendly staff to come up with a jam-packed programme of fun or just take a break to relax with a good book – you can do as you please with our Stay as you Please breaks.

You can book a minimum of two nights for a Stay as you Please holiday to make the most of these great value flexible stays.

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Please call Treloyhan Manor Hotel on 01736 796240 for more information

 

March Managers Promotion (min 2 night stay)

1st Mar 2018 - 31st Mar 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £55

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

Stay As You Please Holidays gives you the flexibility to do whatever you want, but unlike other hotel holidays, we have staff on hand to help you plan so you don't miss out on any local attractions

Our “Stay as You Please” breaks offer the ideal opportunity to explore Willersley Castle Hotel, the Derbyshire Dales and beautiful Peak District.

Our knowledgeable team will be able to assist you with train and bus links or indeed directions to places of interest.

A few suggestions for enjoyable days out are below:

Bakewell

Bakewell is a small market town in the Derbyshire Dales, well known for the local confection Bakewell Pudding(often mistaken for the Bakewell Tart). It is located on theRiver Wye and has interesting shops, cafes and buildings. Many circular walks are start at Bakewell and the town is ideal for an afternoon of strolling.

Chatsworth Estate

A full day can be spent at the Chatsworth Estate with so much to see and do. Chatsworth is a stately home in theDerbyshire Dales, It is the seat of the Duke of Devonshireand has been home to the Cavendish family since 1549.The house, set in expansive parkland and backed by wooded, rocky hills rising to heather moorland, contains a unique collection of priceless paintings, furniture, Old Master drawings, neoclassical sculptures, books and other artefacts. Chatsworth has been selected as the United Kingdom's favorite country house several times.

Discounted Tickets available from Hotel Reception.

To add to the Estate, there is also a Farm Park for the younger visitors, farm shop, garden centre and the extensive grounds which you share with sheep and deer.

Eyam, the plague village!

A traditional English village that lies within the Peak District National Park. The village is noted for an outbreak of bubonic plague which occurred there in 1665, in which the villagers chose to isolate themselves rather than let the infection spread. With a visitor centre, Eyam Hall (National Trust property) and quaint village lanes this is an idyllic place of interest. Many of the old cottages have plaques on showing the plight of those in the village during the time of the plague.

Heights of Abraham

A fun day out for everyone! And it starts on a cable car

Heights of Abraham is a major attraction in Matlock Bath, only a few minute’s drive from Willersley Castle it consists of a hilltop park on top of Masson Hill, accessed by Cable Car from the village. The route is 568 metres (1,864 ft) long and climbs 169 metres (554 ft).. Once on the hilltop there are cavern and mine tours in both Great Masson Cavern and the Great Rutland Cavern, play areas, a visitor centre, stunning views, fossil factory and much more.

Discounted Tickets available from Hotel Reception

Castleton

A pretty village with stunning views, interesting gift shops and a visitor centre. This is an ideal starting point for a day’s walking on the High Peak, routes up Cave Dale,Winnats Pass, Mam Tor and Hollins Cross meet near Castleton. While there, there are four "show caves" to visit (one of them by boat) and at least one of them is open all year. Take a look at our guest information in reception for leaflets.

Buxton

Buxton is a spa town close to the county boundary withCheshire to the west and Staffordshire to the south, and is described as "the gateway to the Peak District National Park". Home to Poole's Cavern, an extensive limestone cavern open to the public, and St Ann's Well, fed by the geothermal spring bottled and sold internationally by Buxton Mineral Water Company. Also in the town is theBuxton Opera House, which hosts several music and theatre festivals each year. With a range of shops, beautiful grounds with Victorian Pavillion and Buxton Crescent it makes an enjoyable and varied day out.

Dovedale

No visit to Derbyshire is complete unless you have taken to the stepping stones in Dovedale, take the day to enjoy the town of Ashbourne before parking at Dovedale and taking an enjoyable flat walk along the dale. Stunning scenery on a riverside walk and the fun of hopping over the stepping stones before heading back. For those more energetic there are many popular marked walks that surround Dove Dale.

Local Walks

We have a full range of short, medium and long walks for your enjoyment available from Hotel reception. 

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March Managers Promotion (min 2 nights)

1st Mar 2018 - 31st Mar 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £55

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

We are proud to offer our truly versatile Stay as you Please option all year round (excluding Christmas and New Year).

Stay as you Please gives you the flexibility to do whatever you want, but with the benefit of having knowledgeable staff on hand to help you plan your stay. Chat with our friendly staff to come up with a jam-packed programme of fun or just take a break to relax with a good book – you can do as you please with our Stay as you Please breaks.

You can book a minimum of two nights for a Stay as you Please holiday to make the most of these great value flexible stays.

 

 

 

* Prices are per person per night. Minimum stay 2 nights. Terms & conditions apply. Subject to availability.

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March Manager Promotion (min 2 night stay)

1st Mar 2018 - 31st Mar 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £55

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Stay as you Please

Alongside our Speciality Break programme, we are proud to offer our truly versatile Stay as you Please option all year round (excluding Christmas and New Year).

Stay as you Please gives you the flexibility to do whatever you want, but with the benefit of having knowledgeable staff on hand to help you plan your stay. Chat with our friendly staff to come up with a jam-packed programme of fun or just take a break to relax with a good book – you can do as you please with our Stay as you Please breaks.

You can book a minimum of two nights for a Stay as you Please holiday to make the most of these great value flexible stays.

This Stay As You Please package is the perfect opportunity to explore Abbot Hall and the local surroundings.  

Please ask reception for train and bus links or directions and suggestions of places of interest.

Cartmel

A delightful village dominated by the 12th century Priory. In the square you will find the Medieval Gatehouse, shops and cafes.

Ambleside

Ambleside, boasts history dating back to Roman times and the Roman fort “Galava” can still be seen today. The Bridge House spanning Stock Beck dates back to the 15th century and is a popular landmark in the town.

Ullswater

Take a drive over Kirkstone Pass and explore the northern lakes. Take a trip on Ullswater with its ever changing scenery

10% off Voucher Ullswater steamers

Ravenglass

Travel by car or train to Ravenglass and board the narrow gauge Ravenglass and Eskdale railway

10% Off Voucher Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Lakeland Motor Museum

Not just cars!! All ages will enjoy a visit with something for everyone from old toys, the Campbell Bluebird exhibition, Isle of Mann TT and the history of Dolly Blue. Then relax in the café next door.

10% Off Voucher Lakeland motor Museum

Grasmere

Grasmere lies in the heart of the English Lake District National Park, just north of Windermere. This world famous village is a classic tourist attraction; here isDove Cottage which was the home of the  English Poet William Wordsworth, it is also the home of Sarah Nelson’s Grasmere Gingerbread.

Dove Cottage £1.00 discount voucher

Bowness & Windermere

Take a lovely drive along the Lyth Valley road, although quite long, there are some beautiful views before reaching the lake.  Both these towns have manyshops and cafes, particularly Bowness which is home to an ice cream shopwith 32 flavours and the Beatrix Potter   Museum. A drive up to Windermere and you will find Lakeland Limitedwhere you can buy any gifts and enjoy the cafe. You could enjoy a cruise on Windermere.

10% off voucher Windermere Lake Cruises

Complementary Windermere Lake Cruise vouchers on selected breaks.

Local Walks

These suggested walks have maps available in our visitor

Information area.

Hampsfell: 5-6 miles

Cartmel: 4 miles

Arnside Knott:  2 miles

Fairy Steps: From the train station and back is 6 miles

Humphrey Head: Between 2 and 4 miles

Grange Promenade Walk: A flat 2 mile walk

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Keswick in Devon

4th Mar 2018 - 9th Mar 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Spiritual

Ensuite Package Price: £370

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

This holiday provides a fantastic way to experience the presence of God as we join with local Christians and visitors who have travelled from across the country for stimulating and challenging Bible teaching and ministry from some of the most gifted preachers ministering today. Events take place in All Saints Church — about a 5 minute walk away.

Come and experience the presence of God and join visitors and local Christians in the spring each year for stimulating and challenging Bible teaching and ministry from some of the most gifted preachers ministering today. Two meetings a day enjoy an audience of 250 - 300 participants from far and wide across the UK.

 

Main speaker for 2018 is Dr Tim Chester, a pastor of Grace Church Borough bridge, North Yorkshire; a faculty member of Crosslands; and author of over 30 books, including ‘Total Church’, ‘You Can Change’, ‘A Meal with Jesus’, and ‘Why the Reformation still Matters’

Further Informaiton coming soon

Please call Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104 for more information


Country House Escape

4th Mar 2018 - 9th Mar 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £375

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

Enjoy our unique Country House Hotel and its stunning landscaped surroundings, with opportunity to explore the ancient woodland of the Royal Forest of Dean and the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that is the Wye Valley. Take an excursion to the National Trust’s Tredegar House, a historic country house property in South Wales, and enjoy some free time of your own.

If you enjoy a taste of country houses and stately homes, this is the holiday for you. Come and appreciate the surroundings of our unique country house hotel, with its beautiful landscaped gardens and wood-panelled lounge, and learn all about the history of the Martin family. This holiday will include half-board and a complimentary afternoon tea, and will be led by our friendly and welcoming Christian Guild hosts. Daytimes will include excursions in and around the Wye Valley, to houses and sites of interest, including Newport’s Tredegar House, a stately home and garden recently taken over by the National Trust: coach transport and admission fees are included in the package price.

Evenings will consist of talks and entertainment in the formal music room, along with time to relax around the central log fire in the lounge. Enjoy fellowship together with each other and with the welcoming staff at our authentic 19th century country house property.


Patchwork & Quilting

5th Mar 2018 - 9th Mar 2018

Leader(s): Jenny Almond

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Arts and Crafts

Ensuite Package Price: £316

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

This holiday is perfect for any crafter with a passion for patchwork and quilting, with exciting crafting projects where you will be able to develop your existing skills and share new techniques and ideas. The project for this break will be ‘Stack & Whack Quilt Project’ – a clever technique for quilters with some experience. You will need to bring your own sewing machine, fabric, rotary cutter and cutting mat.

Meet one of our guides....

Jenny Almond

I have always been interested in craft work most of my adult life. However, Patchwork and Quilting is my passion!

I have taught Patchwork and Quilting classes for the last eighteen years in Adult Education and many private guilds throughout the UK.  My aim is to reach out to Beginners and experienced Quilters alike and share with them my love and enthusiasm of such an interesting hobby.  I would encourage beginners in all the basic patchwork skills and all the safety aspects of their tools and equipment, enabling them to begin projects with confidence.

The more experienced students would be encouraged to further their horizons with more challenging projects.

I am always happy for any Quilters to just come and enjoy a relaxing week finishing off their own projects.

The Holiday:

Our patchwork & Quilting Holidays will appeal to both the seasoned and novice quilter.  From our Concert Hall, with views over Morecambe Bay, you can enjoy the comforts of this beautiful house while you receive expert tuition and guidance.

Join our expert tutor Jenny Almond, with a choice of projects for you to work on.  The structure of quilting workshops will be flexible, allowing you to work at your own pace and to achieve your own goals for the holiday.

Course tuition will run every day, unless otherwise stated from 9:30 to 12:30 each day, with scheduled lunch and morning coffee breaks. The afternoons are free for you to explore the local area or take the time to develop your own project.

What shall I bring?You will be required to bring your own general sewing kit (scissors, needles, pins, safety pins, cottons and rotary cutter) & sewing machine We are always on hand to offer advice if you are unsure and recommend that beginners students telephone prior. 


Windermere Explorer

11th Mar 2018 - 16th Mar 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £335

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Relax with other guests, enjoy a swim in our heated indoor swimming pool, a walk in our beautiful grounds or explore the scenic Lake District at your leisure. A ‘Freedom of the Lake’ pass is included in this break, so you can explore Lake Windermere. Free room upgrades are
available – first come, first served. 

The Lake District became a UNESCO world heritage site in 2017. This break give you the time to explore the place you want to see at your pace.

With so much to offer from walking to water sports or a more sedate amble around one of the many beautiful Lakeland towns and villages. This break also includes a Windermere freedom of the lake pass.

With this break, you get a Freedom of the lake pass for Windermere cruises. This is an unlimited day pass giving the chance to park the car and travel by boat on a number of sailings. Sail to Lakeside, Bowness, Waterhead near Ambleside or take the island cruise and learn about Belle Isle, the largest of 18 island on Windermere, and the only one to be inhabited

Our knowledgeable team will be able to assist you with train and bus links or indeed directions to places of interest.

A few suggestions for enjoyable days out are below:

Cartmel

A delightful village dominated by the 12th century Priory. In the square, you will find the Medieval Gatehouse, shops and cafes. Only a short drive by car and accessible by bus Cartmel is well worth a visit.

Ambleside

Ambleside, boasts history dating back to Roman times and the Roman fort “Galava” can still be seen today. The Bridge House spanning Stock Beck dates back to the 15th century and is a popular landmark in the town.

Ullswater

Take a drive over Kirkstone Pass and explore the northern lakes. Take a trip on Ullswater with its ever changing scenery This area was badly hit by storm Desmond in December 2015, Your support buy visiting this area will be greatly appreciated. You can play your part in rebuilding this community by visiting the shops or buying a coffee.

10% off Voucher Ullswater steamers

Ravenglass

Travel by car or train to Ravenglass and board the narrow gauge Ravenglass and Eskdale railway

10% Off Voucher Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Lakeland Motor Museum

Not just cars!! All ages will enjoy a visit with something for everyone from old toys, the Campbell Bluebird exhibition, Isle of Mann TT and the history of Dolly Blue. Then relax in the café next door.

10% Off Voucher Lakeland motor Museum

Grasmere

Grasmere lies in the heart of the English Lake District National Park, just north of Windermere. This world famous village is a classic tourist attraction; here is Dove Cottage that was the home of the English Poet William Wordsworth, it is also the home of Sarah Nelson’s Grasmere Gingerbread.

Dove Cottage £1.00 discount voucher

Please call Abbot Hall Hotel on 015395 32896 for more information


Spring Walking Break

11th Mar 2018 - 16th Mar 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £420

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

The Peak District National Park is one of the UK’s most popular walking destinations, so brush off the cobwebs, search out the walking poles and join us as we explore the countryside at its best.

Full Itinerary Coming Soon

Please call Willersley Castle Hotel on 01629 582270 for more information

"What shall I bring?" we recommend you come prepared for all weathers, regardless of the month you visit. Comfortable walking boots are recommended, as is clothing for wet weather.  (Don’t worry we have a boot room where you can dry your walking gear). A Camera is a must to capture the magnificent views but please leave all of the other details to us.

 


Lost Gardens in Elysian Fields

11th Mar 2018 - 16th Mar 2018

Code: 0

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £295

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

As Simon Jenkins says about Sidholme in his book ‘England’s Thousand Best Houses’, “the house looks over gardens filled with sub-tropic vegetation, palms mixed with azaleas, cedars and sequoias, framing views of the coast below.”

Under expert guidance we are embarking on a journey to restore the Victorian splendour to Sidholme’s gardens and would like to invite all keen gardeners or garden lovers to help us in this endeavour.

This holiday will involve short sessions of gentle garden work on the South Garden with refreshments, evening talks and a trip to Bicton Botanical Gardens.

Coming Soon

Please call Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104 for more information


English Country Dancing

18th Mar 2018 - 23rd Mar 2018

Leader(s): Ann Welch

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Music and Dancing

Ensuite Package Price: £395

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

We welcome new callers for this very popular break which is suitable for all dancing enthusiasts. There will be morning dance workshops to suit all tastes and evenings filled with music and dancing.

Coming Soon

Please call Willersley Castle Hotel on 01629 582270 for more information


Step Back in Time

18th Mar 2018 - 23rd Mar 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £395

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

Come and absorb some military and Methodist history in Bristol, as we pay a visit to the SS Great Britain and the newly restored ‘The New Room/John Wesley’s Chapel’. Stay in the beautiful country house hotel at Lindors, with coach transport to Bristol laid on. Evening talks and entertainment will follow the historical theme!

Indulge in some history in Spring, on this historically-themed holiday in Lindors 19th century country house. During your stay, you will enjoy organised excursions to nearby Bristol, and a visit to the SSGB, one of Britain’s major tourist attractions. We will also take you to the “The New Room”, John Wesley’s chapel in the Horsefair, Bristol – the oldest Methodist building in the world. (www.newroombristol.org.uk) Evening talks and entertainment will follow the historical theme, with morning and evening devotions led by our hosts for the week.

Make the most of your holiday and enjoy fellowship together, whilst allowing us to take care of all the daily chores. Use the tennis court, indoor heated swimming pool, putting green or croquet lawn at your leisure. A free day will be scheduled in the programme for you to explore your interests or the local area at your leisure. Come and share some refreshing time away in the beautiful gardens of Lindors Country House hotel!


English Country Dancing

18th Mar 2018 - 23rd Mar 2018

Leader(s): Graham Smith

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Music and Dancing

Ensuite Package Price: £410

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Join us every morning in the impressive Sidholme Music Room for a range of country dance workshops to fine-tune your skills as you learn new squares and contras. The afternoons are free for you to relax in the hotel or to explore the local area, before returning for an evening of music and dancing beneath the magnificent chandeliers.

Enjoy a week of varied styles of Country Dance in Sidholme’s splendid music room.

Each morning we will dip into different dance fashions using workshop techniques which will include practising basic steps and figures.

Moving quickly on incorporating some different styles taking in Playford era, then Contras & Squares, not forgetting our very own English Country Dances with modern day dance writers.

We’ll fit in a few home grown dances too.

Evening dances we’ll be social dancing taking in a few selected workshop dances in a more convivial atmosphere.

Afternoons will be free to choose from organised local walks or visits or just do as you please.

So bring your walking shoes we’ll take in some of beautiful South Devon, bring your dancing shoes and we’ll have a ball.   


Treloyhan Manor - Pre Easter

24th Mar 2018 - 29th Mar 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £295

Hotel: Treloyhan Manor Hotel

Location:St Ives, Cornwall

Contact Tel: 01736 796240

Email: treloyhan@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children 4 and under stay for FREE!
5-10 Years - 75% off

11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

Our Pre- and Post-Easter family breaks are a great time to get together with others and relax during the Easter school holidays. Packed with fun activities for all the family, you’ll never be short of something to do. We’re sure you’ll find an Easter family break with us to be a great way to have some fun together and re-charge your batteries.

St Ives is the ideal destination for an early break with the family. With average temperatures higher than the rest of the country, it’s the perfect time for the whole family to put their wellie boots on and explore the beaches and rock pools and see what treasures the tide has left behind

Treloyhan Manor is within easy walking distance of St Ives. Narrow cobbled streets filled with art galleries, shops and restaurants lead to a picturesque harbour where you can relax and enjoy an ice cream or traditional Cornish pasty.

If you want to explore the local area, there is so much to do including

Paradise Park - Award-winning Wildlife Sanctuary with an Indoor Play Centre, a great day out for all the family.

Flambards -  Amusement park, thrilling rides for all ages

Cornish Seal Sanctuary – Home to injured seals and pups before releasing them back to the wild.

Dairyland Farm World - indoor and outdoor farmtastic fun for the whole family. 

Pendennis Castle -  which has defended Cornwall against foreign invasion since Tudor times is one of Henry VIII's finest coastal fortresses,

Jump 4 – Trampoline park.

The reception team are happy to help you plan your days, discount vouchers are available for some attractions.

Friendly hosts are on hand to provide day time activities and evening entertainment for young and old alike.

Family themed devotions will be offered each day.

For more information, please call Treloyhan Manor Hotel on 01736 796240 for more information


Pre-Easter Break

25th Mar 2018 - 29th Mar 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £288

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Our Pre- and Post-Easter family breaks are a great time to get together with others and relax during the Easter school holidays. Packed with fun activities for all the family, you’ll never be short of something to do. We’re sure you’ll find an Easter family break with us to be a great way to have some fun together and re-charge your batteries.

Coming Soon

Please call Abbot Hall Hotel on 015395 32896 for more information


Pre Easter Family Holiday

25th Mar 2018 - 29th Mar 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £268

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children 4 and under stay for FREE!
5-10 Years - 75% off

11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

Our Pre- and Post-Easter family breaks are a great time to get together with others and relax during the Easter school holidays. Packed with fun activities for all the family, you’ll never be short of something to do. We’re sure you’ll find an Easter family break with us to be a great way to have some fun together and re-charge your batteries.

Coming Soon

Please call Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104 for more information


Pre Easter

25th Mar 2018 - 29th Mar 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £268

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

Our Pre- and Post-Easter family breaks are a great time to get together with others and relax during the Easter school holidays. Packed with fun activities for all the family, you’ll never be short of something to do. We’re sure you’ll find an Easter family break with us to be a great way to have some fun together and re-charge your batteries.

Coming Soon

Please call Willersley Castle Hotel on 01629 582270 for more information


Lacemaking Break

25th Mar 2018 - 29th Mar 2018

Leader(s): Jane Webster

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Arts and Crafts

Ensuite Package Price: £344

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Relax in our beautiful lounges while learning this interesting and intricate art. Whether you are a beginner or experienced lacemaker, this break has something for you. For those who have previously started making lace or are in the middle of a project, you can bring it with you to complete whilst enjoying the friendly advice and atmosphere.

This course is for all levels of experience from beginner to experience lace maker. Jane will be on hand to guide you thought this most intricate art.  From our Concert Hall, with views over Morecambe Bay, you can enjoy the comforts of this beautiful house while you receive expert tuition and guidance.

The structure of lacemaking workshops will be flexible, allowing you to work at your own pace and to achieve your own goals for the holiday.

Course tuition will run every day, unless otherwise stated from 9:30 to 12:30 each day, with scheduled lunch and morning coffee breaks. The afternoons are free for you to explore the local area or take the time to develop your own project

What do I need to bring:

Any lace project you want work on, Lace pillow and bobbins & Cottons. We are always on hand to offer advice if you are unsure and recommend that beginners students telephone prior.


Lindors Country House Pre Easter Break

25th Mar 2018 - 29th Mar 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £276

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children 4 and under stay for FREE!
5-10 Years - 75% off

11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

Our Pre-Easter family breaks are a great time to get together with others and relax during the Easter school holidays. Packed with fun activities for all the family, you’ll never be short of something to do. We’re sure you’ll find an Easter family break with us to be a great way to have some fun together and re-charge your batteries.

Come and enjoy three nights away at our beautiful country house in the spring, and join your hosts for a time of fellowship and fun in the beautiful Wye Valley and Royal Forest of Dean. This break includes a spectacular woodland walk, taking in the Sculpture Trail at Beechenhurst Forestry Commission site, perfect for families or groups. Other suggestions for trips and activities will be available at the hotel: bring your camera for some great shots of rivers, woodlands, castles and amazing wildlife!

When you get back, enjoy the picturesque hotel grounds or the roaring log fire in Lindors lounge, and all the food the chefs can put together! Say hello to the resident ducks, and have your own duck race down the brook. Evenings will include social entertainment and reflective prayers, in the best tradition of Christian Guild. Take a swim, or enjoy some tennis, putting, or croquet on the lawn. Should you want to get out and about independently, we can always point you in the direction of local attractions that include Puzzlewood (used as a filmset for Star Wars, Merlin and Harry Potter films), Symonds Yat, or the spectacular Tintern Abbey. Whatever your interests and age, the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley makes a great holiday destination, whatever the weather.

Come and see Spring blooming in the beautiful gardens and grounds of Lindors Country House Hotel!


Easter Celebrations

29th Mar 2018 - 3rd Apr 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £410

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Enjoy a traditional Guild holiday with outdoor worship on Good Friday led by Rev. Rachel and a trip to Skipton Castle, market and canal included. On Easter Sunday, either visit a local church or have a relaxing morning, then return to the hotel for a roast Sunday lunch followed by afternoon activities. There will also be a trip to Keswick, Ullswater and Grasmere.

Where better to celebrate Easter than at Abbot Hall, with fellow Christians.

Good Friday
Join Rev Rachel on Good Friday for an outdoor worship.

Easter Saturday

Excursion to Grasmere Keswick & Ullswater.

The coach will travel up the eastern shores of Windermere, Rydal Water and Grasmere to the village of Grasmere. This village is geographically situated in the centre of the Lake District National Park. There will be time here to explore the village, visit Sarah Nelson’s famous Ginger Bread Shop and the parish church of St. Oswald, where Wordsworth is buried, along with other members of his family. The coach will then continue past Thirlmere to Keswick where we will stop for lunch. You will have the opportunity to visit the Tea Pottery, Cumberland Pencil Museum, Derwentwater and Moot Hall, or explore the shops. The coach will then travel to Pooley Bridge where you can wander around and take in the scenery of the Matterdales and Helvelyn Ranges. The return journey will take you along Ullswater and over the Kirkstone Pass giving you unrivalled views across the southern Lake District.

Easter Sunday

Visit a local Church to join the morning service. Lunch will served at the hotel followed by afternoon activities

Easter Monday

Excursion to Skipton Castle, Market and Canal.

Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and well preserved medieval castles in England.

Fully roofed and with an enchanting early Tudor courtyard the stout towers of the gatehouse only hint at the splendour which is revealed as the visitor enters the castle grounds.

Facing the gatehouse there is a large tower, originally the watchtower - the most important feature of the castle's defences. To its left is the present entrance to the inner core of the stronghold. After the castle why not visit the market as Skipton Market is unique in the way it operates. Its history dates back to medieval times, when a Royal Charter from King John granted consent to 'The Lord of the Honour' of Skipton Castle to hold a fair on Skipton High Street.  If you don’t fancy the market then how about a stroll along the canal

Programme may be subject to change


Easter

29th Mar 2018 - 3rd Apr 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £345

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

The family feeling is vibrant at Willersley during this special time of year, with a fun-packed programme of in-house activities as well as suggested visits and walks. Make this Easter one to remember for many years to come.

Coming Soon

Please call Willersley Castle Hotel on 01629 582270 for more information


Lindors Country House Easter Celebrations

29th Mar 2018 - 3rd Apr 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £380

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children 4 and under stay for FREE!
5-10 Years - 75% off

11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

Easter is a time for reflection and fellowship, but it’s also a time when you have to think about activities for your children. Join us at Lindors for a host of events and socials during this special time.

There is no better way to celebrate Easter than at Lindors with fellow Christians. There will be many Easter-themed activities for all the family, young or old. This is a beautiful time of year in the Wye Valley, offering what can be some of the best weather of the year. If you fancy a longer stay then this short break works well with the Pre-Easter break or the ‘Wet ‘n Wild’ holiday that follows.

During this holiday there will be an option made available for quiet contemplation: on Good Friday a private space at Lindors will be set aside for this purpose. There will, of course, also be an abundance of activity, including the famous Lindors duck race, a fun swim, treasure-hunts, bowling, and egg hunts in the beautiful grounds. On Good Friday, you will be able to attend an open-air service with Parkend brass band, and Easter Sunday morning will begin with a short Sunrise service in the gardens of Lindors, followed by communion later on in the morning. Easter Monday sees the famous Carnival of Transport come to Coleford, taking over the town centre with a fascinating and full array of old cars, buses, or indeed anything on wheels. You will be free to participate in as little or as much of the planned programme as you like.

Should you wish to explore the area independently, our knowledgeable team will be able to assist you with train and bus links or indeed directions to places of interest. We hope you will join our staff and hosts for this wonderful and special time of the year!

Please call Lindors Hotel on 01594 530283 for more information.


Sidholme Hotel Easter Celebrations

29th Mar 2018 - 3rd Apr 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £365

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children 4 and under stay for FREE!
5-10 Years - 75% off

11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

Easter is a time for reflection and fellowship, and you’re sure to have an inspiring and enriching time with us as we celebrate this most important of Christian festivals. But it’s also a time when you have to think about how to keep the children entertained, so join us at each of our hotels for a host of events, games and social activities together.

Coming Soon

Please call Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104 for more information


Treloyhan Manor Easter Celebrations

29th Mar 2018 - 3rd Apr 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £340

Hotel: Treloyhan Manor Hotel

Location:St Ives, Cornwall

Contact Tel: 01736 796240

Email: treloyhan@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children 4 and under stay for FREE!
5-10 Years - 75% off

11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

St Ives is the ideal destination for an early break with the family. With average temperatures higher than the rest of the country, it’s the perfect time for the whole family to put their wellie boots on and explore the beaches and rock pools and see what treasures the tide has left behind

Treloyhan Manor is within easy walking distance of St Ives. Narrow cobbled streets filled with art galleries, shops and restaurants lead to a picturesque harbour where you can relax and enjoy an ice cream or traditional Cornish pasty.

If you want to explore the local area, there is so much to do including

Paradise Park - Award-winning Wildlife Sanctuary with an Indoor Play Centre, a great day out for all the family.

Flambards -  Amusement park, thrilling rides for all ages

Cornish Seal Sanctuary – Home to injured seals and pups before releasing them back to the wild.

Dairyland Farm World - indoor and outdoor farmtastic fun for the whole family. 

Pendennis Castle -  which has defended Cornwall against foreign invasion since Tudor times is one of Henry VIII's finest coastal fortresses,

Jump 4 – Trampoline park.

The reception team are happy to help you plan your days, discount vouchers are available for some attractions.

Friendly hosts are on hand to provide day time activities and evening entertainment for young and old alike.

Family themed devotions will be offered each day.

For more information, please call Treloyhan Manor Hotel on 01736 796240 for more information


Willersley Castle Babies Reunion

3rd Apr 2018 - 6th Apr 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Heritage

Ensuite Package Price: £249

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

Join us and some of the thousands of ‘princes and princesses’ born at Willersley during its spell as a WWII maternity hospital. This will be a fascinating week of delving into the history surrounding our charming stately home, looking at its links to the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site and the wider landscape.

The Willersley Babies

After the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939, pregnant women who lived in London were given the option to give birth at home or leave the city for the relative calm and safety of the countryside. Willersley Castle was one of the locations selected to take on the role of temporary maternity hospital and every fortnight a group of expectant mothers would leave London and travel by train or charabanc to the castle. In total over 5,000 babies were born at the castle between 1939 and 1946.

Coming Soon

Please call Willersley Castle Hotel on 01629 582270 for more information


Wet 'n' Wild in the Wye Valley

3rd Apr 2018 - 6th Apr 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £249

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children 4 and under stay for FREE!
5-10 Years - 75% off

11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

If you fancy a short, fun-filled break during the Easter holidays, then come to Lindors for a ‘wet ‘n wild’ few days! Join us for some  ctionpacked games in the pool, before boarding the coach for a day out at the Wetlands. Hone your canoeing and kayaking skills out on the lake, and who knows, it might even rain!

This short family break during the Easter holidays will be action-packed! Our programme will be water-themed, including games in swimming pool, a duck race down the stream, and an instructor-led canoeing trip out on the lake in the Forest of Dean. One day you will board the coach to enjoy a full family day out at the Wetlands, a place for all ages to enjoy. Your hosts will provide morning and evening fellowship activities, and Lindors staff will on hand to support you throughout your stay.

All ages are welcome on this family-orientated holiday: there will be opportunities for all to enjoy fellowship together on this exciting new Lindors holiday.


Treloyhan Manor Post Easter Family Holidays (min 3 night stay)

3rd Apr 2018 - 9th Apr 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £65

Hotel: Treloyhan Manor Hotel

Location:St Ives, Cornwall

Contact Tel: 01736 796240

Email: treloyhan@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children 4 and under stay for FREE!
5-10 Years - 75% off

11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

Our Pre- and Post-Easter family breaks are a great time to get together with others and relax during the Easter school holidays. Packed with fun activities for all the family, you’ll never be short of something to do. We’re sure you’ll find an Easter family break with us to be a great way to have some fun together and re-charge your batteries.

St Ives is the ideal destination for an early break with the family. With average temperatures higher than the rest of the country, it’s the perfect time for the whole family to put their wellie boots on and explore the beaches and rock pools and see what treasures the tide has left behind

Treloyhan Manor is within easy walking distance of St Ives. Narrow cobbled streets filled with art galleries, shops and restaurants lead to a picturesque harbour where you can relax and enjoy an ice cream or traditional Cornish pasty.

If you want to explore the local area, there is so much to do including

Paradise Park - Award-winning Wildlife Sanctuary with an Indoor Play Centre, a great day out for all the family.

Flambards -  Amusement park, thrilling rides for all ages

Cornish Seal Sanctuary – Home to injured seals and pups before releasing them back to the wild.

Dairyland Farm World - indoor and outdoor farmtastic fun for the whole family. 

Pendennis Castle -  which has defended Cornwall against foreign invasion since Tudor times is one of Henry VIII's finest coastal fortresses,

Jump 4 – Trampoline park.

The reception team are happy to help you plan your days, discount vouchers are available for some attractions.

Friendly hosts are on hand to provide day time activities and evening entertainment for young and old alike.

Family themed devotions will be offered each day.

For more information, please call Treloyhan Manor Hotel on 01736 796240 for more information

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Spring Walking

8th Apr 2018 - 13th Apr 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £375

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

We all know that walking is good for us, both physically and mentally, and it’s also a good opportunity to socialise with others. Lindors is perfectly placed for walking the Wye valley, taking in the rivers and woodlands that make this a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

No matter your age, walking is an extremely beneficial form of exercise, and Lindors is perfectly placed for you to explore everything from dense woodland, to moorlands and river meadows. The Forest of Dean has an abundance of wildlife and local character – come and explore on our spring walking holiday this year! Daily moderate walks will be led by a knowledgeable guide, and transport is provided to get you to and from the best destinations. See if you can spot a buzzard, bluebells or even a boar!

When you get back from your walks, enjoy the company around a roaring log fire in Lindors lounge and all the food the chefs can put together! If you have any energy left, go for a swim in Lindors lovely heated pool. Evenings will include social entertainment and reflective prayers, in the best tradition of Christian Guild. Should you want to get out and about independently, we can always point you in the direction of local attractions that include Puzzlewood (used as a filmset for Star Wars, Merlin and Harry Potter films), Symonds Yat, or the spectacular Tintern Abbey. Whatever your interests and age, the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley makes a great holiday destination, whatever the weather.

Come and see Spring in full bloom in the beautiful gardens and grounds of Lindors Country House hotel!


Post-Easter Family Breaks

8th Apr 2018 - 13th Apr 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £350

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Children 10 & under stay for free!

Our Pre- and Post-Easter family breaks are a great time to get together with others and relax during the Easter school holidays. Packed with fun activities for all the family, you’ll never be short of something to do. We’re sure you’ll find an Easter family break with us to be a great way to have some fun together and re-charge your batteries.

Coming Soon

Please call Abbot Hall Hotel on 015395 32896 for more information


Themed Night - 1960s night

8th Apr 2018 - 9th Apr 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £49

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

THEMED NIGHT - 1960s night

Great food, great entertainment, and a great night’s sleep await you on one of our fabulous Themed Nights. Sunday night starts with a delicious themed dinner, followed by themed entertainment. A good night’s rest is followed by a hearty breakfast in the morning – all for just £49 per person!


The Unsaid: Poetry and Breathing Space

9th Apr 2018 - 14th Apr 2018

Leader(s): Kim Moore & Helen Mort

Code: 0

Holiday Type: Arts and Crafts

Ensuite Package Price: £470

Hotel: Treloyhan Manor Hotel

Location:St Ives, Cornwall

Contact Tel: 01736 796240

Email: treloyhan@christianguild.co.uk

What can poems say indirectly? What does the writer choose to leave out and why? On this course, we’ll look at the power of ‘the unsaid’ in writing, with workshops, time to write on your own, opportunities for feedback and a one-toone tutorial. There will also be readings from the tutors and a guest poet.

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Please call Treloyhan Manor Hotel on 01736 796240 for more information


Discovery & Walks

15th Apr 2018 - 20th Apr 2018

Leader(s): Marilyn Bryce & Alan Prince

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £425

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Enjoy some of the best scenery in the Lake District, visiting picturesque towns and villages and beautiful houses and gardens. Our walks will take us longside lakes and rivers, and down woodland paths and fields, with time to admire the views and take photographs.

Coming Soon

Please call Abbot Hall Hotel on 015395 32896 for more information


Bluebell Walks & Small Gardens

22nd Apr 2018 - 27th Apr 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £375

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

With miles of country lanes, wildflower meadows, magnificent valleys and archaeological sites, we are in the perfect location to explore the Wye Valley and Royal Forest of Dean. This short break provides the sign that summer days are on their way, as we wander beneath the trees with an abundance of stunning blue trumpet-like flowers sweeping across the woodland floor.

The bluebell woods in the Forest Of Dean are one of the best kept secrets in the UK’s landscape. Come and experience a break away at our beautiful country house in the spring, and join your hosts for a time of exploring the beautiful woodlands and gardens of the Wye Valley and Royal Forest of Dean. This break will include walks through the Soudley bluebell woods and a visit to Lydney Park gardens, famous for its rhododendrons and home to Viscount Bledisloe. Transport is laid on for each visit, with stops at viewing points and the services of a knowledgeable local guide: bring your camera for some great shots of babbling brooks, woodlands, and wildlife! There will be opportunities for some gentle walks from the hotel too, or time to explore independently at your leisure.

When you get back, enjoy the roaring log fire in Lindors lounge, or sit out on the veranda to take in the views of the garden lake. You could spend some time in the Bible Garden, or follow the paths around Lindors’ beautiful grounds. Evenings will include social entertainment and reflective prayers, in the best tradition of Christian Guild. Take a swim, or enjoy some putting or croquet on the lawn. Should you want to get out and about independently, we can always point you in the direction of local attractions that include Puzzlewood (used as a filmset for Star Wars, Merlin, and the Harry Potter films), Symonds Yat, or the spectacular Tintern Abbey. Whatever your interests and age, the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley makes a great holiday destination, whatever the weather.

Come and share some refreshing fellowship in the beautiful gardens of Lindors Country House hotel!

Please call Lindors Country House Hotel on 01594 530283 for more information


Watercolour Painting

22nd Apr 2018 - 27th Apr 2018

Leader(s): Alison Drake

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Arts and Crafts

Ensuite Package Price: £435

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

This studio-based watercolour course is suitable for both beginners and experienced painters alike, with an emphasis on learning about the magical art of watercolour techniques. You will be given a subject to paint each day with step by step instruction and advice, completing four paintings in all over the duration of the break.

2017 Customer Comments

"Alison was natural, calm, confident and totally inspirational."

"A very talented tutor and a totally gifted artist"

Meet one of our guides....

Alison Drake

Alison is a self- taught artist and has 30 years’ experience in Watercolour painting and has been successfully teaching watercolours for four years. Alison believes that anyone can paint given some core techniques. She encourages a sociable, relaxed atmosphere where skills can develop and inspiration can grow. She sees her role as helping people to develop the ideas that interest them-projecting their own unique vision on paper while she offers practical solution to help that vision take shape more clearly. Most aspects of this fascinating medium will be covered by means of demonstrations, painting along with Alison in the studio, and plenty of on to one help and guidance. Why not give it a try!

The Holiday

So much more than just learning how to paint….Feed your creative side, with this Watercolour Painting Holiday at Abbot Hall Hotel, with your expert leader Alison Drake.

Alison, returns to Abbot Hall Hotel to share her talents and help you develop your techniques, whether an accomplished artist or a beginner.

We will be painting in house in our own designated room so you can set up your own art materials for the duration of the course. We aim to paint one painting per day and the tuition will start on Monday morning after a hearty breakfast. We have morning coffee and break for lunch. Then back in the studio for the afternoon session. Your evenings are free for you enjoy the beautiful surroundings and relax.

'what shall I bring'? On booking students will receive pre-course information and materials lists detailing a list of paints, brushes and paper, items to consider. Unless stated students should bring their own painting materials, brushes and papers/boards. We are always on hand to offer advice if unsure and recommend that beginner students telephone prior to buying an extensive set of paints and equipment!


Car Free & Care Free

22nd Apr 2018 - 27th Apr 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Coach Holiday

Ensuite Package Price: £430

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

Come and join us as we get out and about in the East Midlands with trips out to new destinations in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, including National Trust properties.

Note: Discounts for National Trust members. Please inform reception when booking.

Coming Soon

Please call Willersley Castle Hotel on 01629 582270 for more information


Early Spring Walks

23rd Apr 2018 - 28th Apr 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £395

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

East Devon is a beautiful area to explore by foot. The terrain varies from delightful meadow land/river valleys, and sandy bays/pebble beaches, to cliffs and hills of up to 500 metres giving spectacular views.

The walks are graded ‘moderate’ because you need a reasonable level of fitness.

Most walks are 6-8 miles, but they are generously timed for your enjoyment.

There will be 4 walks:

Transport to Otterton. Walk along the west side of River Otter to the sea at Budleigh Salterton. Then follow an inland route along the old railway line with a gradual ascent to arrive on the coast path on the cliffs at West Down. Then back along the coast path to Budleigh. Transport back to Hotel.

Transport to Beer. Follow the coast path from Beer to Branscombe Mouth and then inland around the quaint Branscombe village. Return by inland route through Hazelwood and past Beer Caves back to Beer. Transport back to hotel.

Walk from hotel to the east to the coast path up Salcombe Hill. Then inland to the Donkey Sanctuary. Rejoin the coast path at Dunscombe Cliffs and walk back to Sidmouth via the pretty village of Salcombe Regis.

Walk from hotel west up Bulverton Hill, then cross Muttersmoor to the coast path at High Peak. Follow the coast path to Ladram Bay. Then follow a route partly along the coast and partly inland to pretty village of Otterton. Transport back to hotel.

Meals: Packed lunches are provided on walking days

Activity Level: Leisurely, 4 days' of walking, average of 6 - 8 miles

"What shall I bring?" we recommend you come prepared for all weathers, regardless of the month you visit. Comfortable walking boots are recommended, as is clothing for wet weather.  (Don’t worry we have a boot room where you can dry your walking gear). A Camera is a must to capture the magnificent views but please leave all of the other details to us.

For further information please telephone Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104


Wesley's Cornwall

27th Apr 2018 - 4th May 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Heritage

Ensuite Package Price: £546

Hotel: Treloyhan Manor Hotel

Location:St Ives, Cornwall

Contact Tel: 01736 796240

Email: treloyhan@christianguild.co.uk

John Wesley visited Cornwall 33 times — join us on a spiritual journey visiting many of the same places he did, including Gwennap Pit where he preached to 10,000 people! We will also walk along the beautiful South West Coastal path as we retrace some of his steps.

John Wesley the founder of the Methodist movement visited Cornwall 32 times. During this week you will visit places where John Wesley preached, and walk some of the routes he took as you follow his travels.

There will be 4 days of walking and 1 day where by coach you will visit some of the many places John Wesley preached including Gwennap Pitt an open air amphitheater where he preached 18 times to huge crowds of 20,000 people.

There is also a chance to visit the Scilly Isles during the week. This is an optional trip which can be booked at reception.

The walks are described as moderate to hard. Walking shoes/boots and waterproof clothing is essential.

Lunches are included on walking days.

A specially produced journal will be provided to record your visits.

Chris and Ann Huffadine are your hosts and walks leaders for the week. As well as planning and leading your walks they will also provide evening entertainment and devotions.

The full itinerary will be available shortly.

Walking Grade” All of the walks follow a footpath with a few slight inclines.

"What shall I bring?" we recommend you come prepared for all weathers, regardless of the month you visit. Comfortable walking boots are recommended, as is clothing for wet weather.  (Don’t worry we have a boot room where you can dry your walking gear). A Camera is a must to capture the magnificent views but please leave all of the other details to us.

 


Lakeland Explorer

29th Apr 2018 - 4th May 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £355

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

A ‘Freedom of the Lake’ pass is included in this break so you can explore the area around Lake Windermere. The ticket allows you to hop on and off to explore attractions such as Brockhole, Wray Castle and Bowness.

Free room upgrades are available – first come, first served.

The Lake District became a UNESCO world heritage site in 2017. This break give you the time to explore the place you want to see at your pace.

With so much to offer from walking to water sports or a more sedate amble around one of the many beautiful Lakeland towns and villages. This break also includes a Windermere freedom of the lake pass.

With this break, you get a Freedom of the lake pass for Windermere cruises. This is an unlimited day pass giving the chance to park the car and travel by boat on a number of sailings. Sail to Lakeside, Bowness, Waterhead near Ambleside or take the island cruise and learn about Belle Isle, the largest of 18 island on Windermere, and the only one to be inhabited

Our knowledgeable team will be able to assist you with train and bus links or indeed directions to places of interest.

A few suggestions for enjoyable days out are below:

Cartmel

A delightful village dominated by the 12th century Priory. In the square, you will find the Medieval Gatehouse, shops and cafes. Only a short drive by car and accessible by bus Cartmel is well worth a visit.

Ambleside

Ambleside, boasts history dating back to Roman times and the Roman fort “Galava” can still be seen today. The Bridge House spanning Stock Beck dates back to the 15th century and is a popular landmark in the town.

Ullswater

Take a drive over Kirkstone Pass and explore the northern lakes. Take a trip on Ullswater with its ever changing scenery This area was badly hit by storm Desmond in December 2015, Your support buy visiting this area will be greatly appreciated. You can play your part in rebuilding this community by visiting the shops or buying a coffee.

10% off Voucher Ullswater steamers

Ravenglass

Travel by car or train to Ravenglass and board the narrow gauge Ravenglass and Eskdale railway

10% Off Voucher Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Lakeland Motor Museum

Not just cars!! All ages will enjoy a visit with something for everyone from old toys, the Campbell Bluebird exhibition, Isle of Mann TT and the history of Dolly Blue. Then relax in the café next door.

10% Off Voucher Lakeland motor Museum

Grasmere

Grasmere lies in the heart of the English Lake District National Park, just north of Windermere. This world famous village is a classic tourist attraction; here is Dove Cottage that was the home of the English Poet William Wordsworth, it is also the home of Sarah Nelson’s Grasmere Gingerbread.

Dove Cottage £1.00 discount voucher

Please call Abbot Hall Hotel on 015395 32896 for more information


Watercolour Painting

29th Apr 2018 - 4th May 2018

Leader(s): Alison Drake

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Arts and Crafts

Ensuite Package Price: £425

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

This studio-based watercolour course is suitable for both beginners and experienced painters alike, with an emphasis on learning about the magical art of watercolour techniques. You will be given a subject to paint each day with step by step instruction and advice, completing four paintings in all over the duration of the break.

2017 Customer Comments

"Alison was natural, calm, confident and totally inspirational."

"A very talented tutor and a totally gifted artist"

Meet one of our guides....

Alison Drake

Alison is a self- taught artist and has 30 years’ experience in Watercolour painting and has been successfully teaching watercolours for four years. Alison believes that anyone can paint given some core techniques. She encourages a sociable, relaxed atmosphere where skills can develop and inspiration can grow. She sees her role as helping people to develop the ideas that interest them-projecting their own unique vision on paper while she offers practical solution to help that vision take shape more clearly. Most aspects of this fascinating medium will be covered by means of demonstrations, painting along with Alison in the studio, and plenty of on to one help and guidance. Why not give it a try!

The Holiday

Coming Soon, please telephone Willersley Castle Hotel for more informaiton


Spring Music Week

29th Apr 2018 - 4th May 2018

Code: 0

Holiday Type: Music and Dancing

Ensuite Package Price: £395

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

What better way to welcome spring days than with music? Join us at Sidholme with musical performances through the week. Rejuvenate yourself with spring tidings, music, good food and fellowship.

Coming Soon

Please call Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104 for more information


Sightseeing & Discovery

4th May 2018 - 11th May 2018

Code: 0

Holiday Type: Coach Holiday

Ensuite Package Price: £595

Hotel: Treloyhan Manor Hotel

Location:St Ives, Cornwall

Contact Tel: 01736 796240

Email: treloyhan@christianguild.co.uk

Enjoy some of the most spectacular sights in the county and immerse yourself in Cornwall’s myths and legends while we take you on a journey of discovery to explore charming fishing harbours and hidden coves. Sit back, relax and chat with friends as our mini bus takes you to places inaccessible to larger coaches.

Coming Soon

Please call Treloyhan Manor Hotel on 01736 796240 for more information


Early Summer Walks

6th May 2018 - 11th May 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £445

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Enjoy moderate walks varying between 4 and 7 miles, at this most  favourable time of year. Walks will take in the South Lakes and the Furness Peninsula, across fields and mainly low-level fells.

Sunday 6th May

Short walk for those who arrive early

3pm – From Abbot Hall up to Kirkhead Tower returning via the residence of Cedric Robinson and return by coastal path. 2 miles

Monday 7th May

10.30am approx. – Train to Arnside for walk onto Arnside Knott with amazing views over Morecambe Bay to the Lakeland Fells.  5 miles.

Tuesday  8th May

10am – Coach to Bowness.  Walk to ferry crossing and back – 2 miles. Then through the town and up onto Helm Farm, High Lickbarrow, Clearbarrow, Golf Course, Brant Fell and down into Bowness. 5 miles.

Wednesday 9th May

10am – Coach to Coniston.  Walk via Yew Dale, to the  waterfall at Glenmary, around Tarn Hows and down to Coniston Lake.  6 miles.

Thursday 10th May

10am – Coach to Grasmere for circular walk round the beautiful lakes of  Grasmere and Rydal Water.  5 miles.

Programme may be subject to change

Please call Abbot Hall Hotel on 015395 32896 for more information


Forest & Valley Explorer

6th May 2018 - 11th May 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Coach Holiday

Ensuite Package Price: £385

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

With two excursions and a guided walk, there’ll be plenty of opportunities during this break to get out and explore the scenic beauty and industrial heritage of the

Coming Soon

Please call Lindors Country House Hotel on 01594 530283 for more information


Wye Valley Weekend

11th May 2018 - 14th May 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £198

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

Relax and explore the Wye Valley at your leisure. Enjoy afternoon tea on your arrival. On Sunday there is opportunity to attend a local church service followed by traditional Sunday lunch, afternoon parlour games and an evening high tea.

Coming Soon

Please call Lindors Country House Hotel on 01594 530283 for more information


Watercolour Painting

14th May 2018 - 19th May 2018

Leader(s): Anne Barnham

Code: 0

Holiday Type: Arts and Crafts

Ensuite Package Price: £525

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

This is a great opportunity to improve your skills in relaxed company. Our expert tutor will guide you with techniques and ‘building blocks’ to help you create your own masterpieces over 5 days. Whether getting inspiration from the Jurassic Coast or the East Devon countryside you are sure to return home with beautiful paintings and great memories.

Places are limited to allow our tutor to give you personalised suggestions based on your level of experience.

Please note: there may be some outdoor sessions, so please pack suitable clothing.

Coming Soon

Please call Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104 for more information

'What shall I bring?'

Chair/ Stool and /or Easel, whichever you prefer, a board to work on, paints, brushes, tissues, tape etc. Pens, pencils, rubber etc. Paper and/or sketch book. Water pot and bottle  to carry water in and a camera.

Warm clothes and/or sun cream!  Sun Hat. A peaked cap (golf visor!) helps a lot.

This is only a preference list. Try to whittle your items down so that you can carry them easily.

There won’t be too much walking but you need to be fairly mobile with your kit.


Peak Pilgrimage

20th May 2018 - 25th May 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Heritage

Ensuite Package Price: £375

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

This is an amazing opportunity to spend four sensitively guided days walking 8 to 10 miles a day through some of the Peak District’s finest scenery, with space to meditate on what it means to be a pilgrim. The Pilgrimage takes in 11 churches along the way from Ilam to Eyam.

Eyam

Eyam has a sense of being a holy place because of the sacrifice of its people in 1655. A consignment of cloth from London for the village tailor brought the plague to this little Derbyshire village, with the threat of then spreading throughout the whole of the North of England. The people of Eyam refused to flee with only their Christian faith motivating them. Their commitment saved the surrounding area but cost about a third of the villagers their lives.

The Holiday
Join us on the now famous “Peak Pilgrimage Way” a spiritual walk, over several days, through the national park, visiting over a dozen churches with time to reflect in each. This new pilgrimage trail is set to mark the 350th anniversary of the plague linking two of the villages afflicted.

The perfect starting point is ancient Ilam, itself a place of pilgrimage for over a thousand years, since the days of St. Bertram, a Saxon Saint and hermit who lived there. Travelling through the villages of the Peak District National Park, including Monyash, Grindleford, Stoney Middleton before ending in Eyam with its story of sacrificial love for others.

The Peak Pilgrimage Guide Book is a travelling companion for your journey, leading your way both physically and spiritually.  This pocket-sized book contains maps and directions to keep you on the right path and invites you into 14 churches along the way. In each church, there is a Bible verse sticker to collect and a passport-style stamp that you can use on a special page of your Guide Book. Every pilgrim who arrives in Eyam with a Guide Book full of stamps and verses will receive a pilgrimage memento!

“Walking Grade” All of the walks follow a footpath with a few slight inclines.

"What shall I bring?" we recommend you come prepared for all weathers, regardless of the month you visit. Comfortable walking boots are recommended, as is clothing for wet weather.  (Don’t worry we have a boot room where you can dry your walking gear). A Camera is a must to capture the magnificent views but please leave all of the other details to us.

You should also have with you the Ordnance Survey 1-25,000 map “OL24 The Peak District - White Peak area”. This single map covers the whole of the route.


Homes & Gardens of the Lake District

20th May 2018 - 26th May 2018

Leader(s): Jill Durnford

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Heritage

Ensuite Package Price: £612

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Explore some of the Lake District’s finest gardens by minicoach. During this break, led by our Blue Badge Guide, we will visit private gardens, meet their owners and discover some of their secrets, as well as visiting some of the large gardens open to the public. At this time of year, roses and herbaceous borders are at their best in Cumbria and there is a wonderful choice of gardens.

Meet one of our Blue Badge Guides....

Jill Durnford

After many years in education, I was thrilled to be able to train as a  Blue Badge Guide for Cumbria.  It seems to be the perfect job,  combining my love of talking to people with my many and varied interests. I like to think that I am following the example of Cumbrian resident John Ruskin who was interested in art, architecture, the environment and society (amongst many other interests) though I am not quite the expert that he was! 

The Holiday….

Day 1

We begin by visiting the home of the Lakeland Horticultural Society at Holehird.  Run by volunteers, this wonderful garden high above Windermere has marvellous views to complement the plants.  With areas devoted to different types of plants, there is something to delight around every corner.

We then head to Crosthwaite for a garden full of contrasts.  From wild woodland to steep rock garden, the owners of Low Fell created the garden over several years from an untamed wilderness.

We end the day at Yewbarrow Lodge with stunning views over Morecambe Bay.  Steep paths and steps take you around a garden with its own microclimate which enables exotic plants to thrive.

Lunch is provided today.

Day 2

Our first visit is to a suburban His & Hers garden in Kendal.  The owners are both artists and the artistic eye is evident in the planting.  Of manageable size, there are borders which could be recreated in most gardens.

We then travel to Levens to see a delightful garden full of plants and a surprise garden feature!

A second garden in Levens has something of interest for every time of the year.

Lunch is provided today.

Day 3

A day off for you to explore the area at leisure or simply relax at the hotel.

Day 4

Back to Levens for another wonderful garden full of interesting plants.  Chat to the owners in the conservatory over tea and cake about your favourite plants and gardens.

The afternoon is spent at Levens Hall.  Probably the most magnificent example of topiary in the country, Levens also has a lot more to offer.  With interesting planting at different times of year, the borders will hopefully be looking good now.  There is also plenty of time to explore the house and just sit and enjoy the garden.

Buy your own lunch in the onsite cafe or take a picnic with you.

Day 5

Our final day takes us to the Silverdale area.  We start at a farm near Milnthorpe where the garden just kept expanding and then head down to Warton where a long narrow garden has been divided up into a series of rooms.  A series of steps takes you to the top from where you can appreciate the whole garden and the lovely views.

In the afternoon we visit Leighton Hall, home of the Gillow family of furniture makers.  We will have a guided tour of the house and you will then be free to wander around the garden at leisure. 

Buy your own lunch or take a picnic.

What Should I Bring

Many of the gardens have steep areas with steps.  These can be slippery if wet.  Sturdy shoes with good soles are recommended.  Whatever the weather forecast, bring a raincoat and umbrella - they can be left on the minibus.  If you have walking poles or a foldable stool, these are recommended.  

Please telephone Abbot Hall Hotel on 015395 32896 for more informaiton.


American Themed Evening

20th May 2018 - 21st May 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £49

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

THEMED NIGHT - American Evening

Great food, great entertainment, and a great night’s sleep await you on one of our fabulous Themed Nights. Sunday night starts with a delicious themed dinner, followed by themed entertainment. A good night’s rest is followed by a hearty breakfast in the morning – all for just £49 per person!


Coastal Walking

20th May 2018 - 25th May 2018

Leader(s): Arnold Steeds

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £395

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

East Devon is a beautiful area to explore by foot. The terrain varies from delightful meadow land/river valleys, and sandy bays/pebble beaches, to cliffs and hills of up to 500 metres giving spectacular views.

The walks are graded ‘moderate’ because you need a reasonable level of fitness.

Most walks are 6-8 miles, but they are generously timed for your enjoyment

There will be 4 walks:

Transport to Exmouth. Walk from Exmouth to Budleigh Salterton along the coast path. Then follow the River Otter west bank inland to the pretty village of Otterton. Transport back to hotel.

Transport to Seaton. Walk from Seaton to Beer and on to Branscombe Mouth via coast path. Then inland to see the quaint Branscombe village. Back on to the coast path to Weston. Transport pick up at the Donkey Sanctuary for return to hotel.

Walk from hotel to the east to the coast path up Salcombe Hill. Then inland to the Donkey Sanctuary. Rejoin the coast path at Dunscombe Cliffs and walk back to Sidmouth via the pretty village of Salcombe Regis.

Transport to Otterton. Walk along the east bank of River Otter to the sea. Follow the coast path along through Ladram Bay back to Sidmouth.

Meals: Packed lunches are provided on walking days

Activity Level: Leisurely, 4 days' of walking, average of 6 - 8 miles

"What shall I bring?" we recommend you come prepared for all weathers, regardless of the month you visit. Comfortable walking boots are recommended, as is clothing for wet weather.  (Don’t worry we have a boot room where you can dry your walking gear). A Camera is a must to capture the magnificent views but please leave all of the other details to us.

For more information please call Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104.


Sugarcraft Break

20th May 2018 - 25th May 2018

Leader(s): Rachel Bowering & Nicole Sexton

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Arts and Crafts

Ensuite Package Price: £475

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Sugar decorations are a perfect way to enhance any cake or dessert. Join us to learn various sugar flower decorations with Rachel and Nicole, two well known pastry artists. Tuitions will be conducted in the mornings with afternoons free to explore Sidmouth and the surrounding area.

Meet our guides....

Rachel Bowring:

Rachel is highly accomplished pastry chef with over 20 years in the catering industry, including the prestigious Savoy Grill in London, White’s Gentlemen’s Club and the Queen Elizabeth `cruise liner. Since then Rachel has headed up the pastry section of a prestigious four star establishment in Devon. Rachel has continued to develop her skills in floral sugar craft, by attending numerous further training

Nicole Sexton

Nicole is also a trained pastry chef, originally from South Africa, where she was trained to a high standard in cake icing and floral art. Nicole left South Africa in 2005 and has since worked in four star establishments in the UK. Nicole has also been developing her sugar craft and gained a Silver Medal in floral Sugarcraft at the international Cake Competition.

If you would like to have a look at some of the work they have done www.sweetsatisfaction.net

The Holiday:

Coming Soon

Please call Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104 for more information


Treloyhan Manor Whitsun Half Term

26th May 2018 - 2nd Jun 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £518

Hotel: Treloyhan Manor Hotel

Location:St Ives, Cornwall

Contact Tel: 01736 796240

Email: treloyhan@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children 4 and under stay for FREE!
5-10 Years - 75% off

11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off

18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

There’s no better time to enjoy the surf, sea and sand of St Ives than in springtime. We offer a host of things to do for the whole family and it’s the perfect break for fun and relaxation. If you’d like to beat the traffic you can arrive on Friday 25th

St Ives is the ideal destination for an early break with the family. With average temperatures higher than the rest of the country, it’s the perfect time for the whole family to put their wellie boots on and explore the beaches and rock pools and see what treasures the tide has left behind

Treloyhan Manor is within easy walking distance of St Ives. Narrow cobbled streets filled with art galleries, shops and restaurants lead to a picturesque harbour where you can relax and enjoy an ice cream or traditional Cornish pasty.

If you want to explore the local area, there is so much to do including

Paradise Park - Award-winning Wildlife Sanctuary with an Indoor Play Centre, a great day out for all the family.

Flambards -  Amusement park, thrilling rides for all ages

Cornish Seal Sanctuary – Home to injured seals and pups before releasing them back to the wild.

Dairyland Farm World - indoor and outdoor farmtastic fun for the whole family. 

Pendennis Castle -  which has defended Cornwall against foreign invasion since Tudor times is one of Henry VIII's finest coastal fortresses,

Jump 4 – Trampoline park.

The reception team are happy to help you plan your days, discount vouchers are available for some attractions.

Friendly hosts are on hand to provide day time activities and evening entertainment for young and old alike.

Family themed devotions will be offered each day.

For more information, please call Treloyhan Manor Hotel on 01736 796240 for more information


Sidholme Hotel Whitsun Holiday

26th May 2018 - 1st Jun 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £380

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children 4 and under stay for FREE!
5-10 Years - 75% off

11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

With summer fast approaching and the weather becoming warmer, this is the perfect chance for you to enjoy the late spring sunshine in Sidmouth and East Devon. There are a host of activities arranged for all the family during this break, so it’s a great excuse to get away and have some fun for a few days.

A family holiday at Sidholme is the perfect opportunity to escape and enjoy quality time together. Your time with us can be as relaxed or as activity-packed as you like.

With daily activities planned for both Kids and adults, at Sidholme or visiting one of our many Family oriented adventure parks nearby ,or just unwinding , relaxing or enjoying our heated Indoor pool, this break will certainly recharge you for the hectic school schedule ahead.

Activities includes, games,  craft making and evening entertainment for all to enjoy.

Around Sidmouth you could always make time for:

Devon's  Crealy Adventure Park
Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park is an award winning family attraction located just minutes from junction 30 of the M5 near Exeter. The Park has over 60 rides and attractions set in over 100 acres of glorious Devon countryside. We are proud to be a park that caters for the whole family, from the smallest children to parents and grandparents alike. There are over 100 animals, 30 outdoor attractions and a variety of other activities to choose from. With heart-stopping rides for thrill seekers to soft-play and animal petting for younger guests, Devon's Crealy is the South West's number one family day out.

Wildwood Escot
Home to the Kennaway family for over 200 years the Escot of today is setting new standards in recreation with its exciting open access red squirrel encounter where visitors can get up close to these adorable creatures, world-class maze, birds of prey displays, otters and wild boar, unique (and scary!) woodland drop slide, saxon village, indoor playbarn and woodland play areas. There's an intriguing letterboxing trail to try and delicious home-cooked food in our Coach House Restaurant.  Known as the natural place for good reason, wherever you go at Escot you will see peacocks and guinea fowl roaming free and maybe the odd chicken or few! will cross your path too. The magnificent champion trees and woodland paths through daffodils, bluebells and rhododendrons are truly beautiful in springtime but whatever the season there is always some aspect of nature to catch your eye and make you stop and wonder for a while. Open all year, we hope you will enjoy the views, the beauty of the park, its quirky playfulness and will leave delighted, inspired and wanting to return again. 

Go Ape – The UKs Number 1 Forest Adventure
At Sidholme we can arrange for your family to visit GoApe, in Devon, where those who want to live life a little more adventurously, can find their inner Tarzan.  This is a 2 – 3 hour Tree Top Adventure, all of the visitors will receive a safety brief before they fly down zip-wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle aerial crossings.

For those under 10 (minimum Height 1meter) Sherwood Forest offers a Tree Top Adventure for Junior Tarzans


Early Summer Walks

26th May 2018 - 2nd Jun 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £567

Hotel: Treloyhan Manor Hotel

Location:St Ives, Cornwall

Contact Tel: 01736 796240

Email: treloyhan@christianguild.co.uk

Treloyhan Manor is perfectly situated for discovering Cornwall and its rugged and varied coastline, with an abundance of wildflowers and cliffs full of sea birds. During this break we will walk through this dramatic Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, surrounded to the north, south and west by the Atlantic Ocean.

 

Coming Soon

Please call Treloyhan Manor Hotel on 01736 796240 for more information


Christian Family Music Week

26th May 2018 - 2nd Jun 2018

Leader(s): Roger Jones & CMM team

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Music and Dancing

Ensuite Package Price: £532

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Come and learn Roger Jones’s musical ‘Jail Break’ during this popular week with Roger and the Christian Music Ministries team, including worship, bible teaching, prayer ministry and musical rehearsals culminating in a final night performance.

Coming Soon

Please call Abbot Hall Hotel on 015395 32896 for more information


Lindors Country House Hotel Family Break - Film Sets & TV Trips

27th May 2018 - 1st Jun 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £395

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children 4 and under stay for FREE!
5-10 Years - 75% off

11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

Come and visit the locations where Dr Who, Merlin, Star Wars and Harry Potter have all been filmed: see if you can ‘spot the scene’... We will take you to spectacular forests and valleys, so bring your own lightsabre and recreate your favourite moments! There will be other activities and facilities at the hotel on this fantastic family holiday.

This week of family fun will be delivered by hosts and staff at Lindors Country House Hotel. This year, come and visit the locations where Dr Who, Merlin, Star Wars and Harry Potter have all been filmed: see if you can spot the scene! We will take you to spectacular forests and valleys: bring your own lightsabre or cloak, and recreate your favourite moments for the camera.  In between your trips and delicious meals, onsite activities will include movie quizzes, “Bake Off”, rounders on the lawn, and the famous Lindors Duck Race to get the competitive spirit raised and satisfied! Please contact the hotel if you require a programme giving specific days and times.

Make the most of your half-term and have fun together, whilst allowing us to take care of all the daily chores. Use the tennis court, indoor heated swimming pool, putting green or croquet lawn at your leisure. Should you want to get out and about independently, we can point you in the direction of local attractions that include Beechenhurst and the Sculpture Trail, Go Ape, or the spectacular Tintern Abbey. Whatever your interests and age, the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley makes a great holiday destination, whatever the weather.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Nottingham Coach Holiday

2nd Jun 2018 - 9th Jun 2018

Leader(s): Gordon Churchill

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Coach Holiday

Ensuite Package Price: £630

Hotel: Treloyhan Manor Hotel

Location:St Ives, Cornwall

Contact Tel: 01736 796240

Email: treloyhan@christianguild.co.uk

Let us take the strain as we bring you by coach picking up in Beeston (Nottingham), Derby, and Birmingham, to enjoy beautiful Cornwall with four excursions including Penzance, Mevagissey, Trelissick and Lanhydrock.

(If you are a member, please bring your National Trust pass with you.)

No need to worry about planning the long journey let us do the hard work and climb aboard our executive coach, sit back, relax and enjoy the trip.

Meet new people and make new friends during your stay at Treloyhan Manor Hotel.

Included in your stay are 5 day trips.

Penzance for Church or visit shops/museum then a choice of Marizion (St Michael's Mount) or coach on to Porthleven for the afternoon.

Trelissick House and gardens -  a welcoming country house and garden set in a 300 acre estate with stunning views of the river Fal and lovely woodland walks (NT)

Lanhydrock is a magnificent late Victorian country house and estate, Discover two sides of Victorian life: from the kitchens, nurseries and servants' quarters, which offer a thrilling glimpse into life 'below stairs', to the luxurious family areas, elegant dining room and spacious bedrooms which reveal the comforts of ‘upstairs’ living

The Lost Garden of Heligan – Seat of the Tremayne family for more than 400 years, Heligan is one of the most mysterious estates in England. It was lost for decades, as its workforce went to fight in the trenches in WW1 brambles and ivy invaded the neglected gardens and they lay silent until they were re discovered in 1990 and brought back to their former glory.Today the are one of the most popular botanical gardens in the uk.

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum – Discover the roots of modern communication. and The Minack Theatre 

Please call Treloyhan Manor Hotel on 01736 796240 for more information


RHS Chatsworth

3rd Jun 2018 - 8th Jun 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £425

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

Relax as you travel by coach to the stunning 105-acre gardens of Chatsworth where, for the first time, the Royal Horticultural Society are holding a brand new show. This break will give you the chance to explore it to the full, from the show gardens, where the designers have pushed all of the boundaries to create dramatic and innovative designs, to the finest independent companies offering a wide range of products and plants. This holiday also includes coach excursions to the National Trust properties of Calke Abbey & Kedleston Hall.

Coming Soon

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History & Heritage in Devon

3rd Jun 2018 - 8th Jun 2018

Leader(s): Maeve Hamilton Hercod

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Heritage

Ensuite Package Price: £495

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Expertly led by our Blue Badge Guide, we will learn everything about Sidmouth and Devon – from its historic natural landmarks to its unique blend of traditional and modern culture – and discover some of the county’s most fascinating sites.

Meet one of our guides....

Maeve Hamilton Hercod

“I have enjoyed living overseas for many years, but whenever I can I love to come back to Devon, the county of my birth. These days I am happily settled in Bath where I have family and work as a guide. My career has taken me from teaching to broadcasting to running sailing courses and many more mundane things along the way, so I hope that all this experience can help me to keep tours running smoothly.”

Your Holiday:

Coming Soon

Please call Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104 for more information


Sidholme Organ Week

10th Jun 2018 - 15th Jun 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Music and Dancing

Ensuite Package Price: £375

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Join us in Sidholme’s grand Music Room with its seven Osler glass chandeliers and recently restored Gothic-style Gray & Davison organ. Both are features of historical importance and during this event we celebrate the organ’s recent restoration with special musical performances in the evenings.

Friends of Sidholme Music Room

In 2013 a group of local volunteers came together to raise money to restore Sidholme’s 1855 Gray & Davison Organ, originally commissioned by the 6th Earl of Buckinghamshire. Following their success the committee have undertaken remedial work on the 1905 model B Bechstein grand piano, allowing the organ and piano to once again be played in tandem. The group is now focusing on the seven Osler glass chandeliers, installed in 1848 and originally gas fuelled, which are in urgent need of restoration to regain the original overhead lighting brilliance and the ambience of this magnificent room.

For more information of the events that the committee arrange and to support their projects, go to the Friends Of Sidholme Music Room Website

Coming Soon

Please call Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104 for more information


Birds, Bats & Bees

14th Jun 2018 - 18th Jun 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £360

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

The gardens and grounds at Lindors Country House are a haven for all kinds of wildlife. We play host to our own beehives, spot beautiful birds in the day, and even bats in the night. If you would enjoy learning a bit more and getting close up with nature, come along on this peaceful holiday: our local experts will be on hand to educate and guide you. A trip to spot the peregrine falcons at Symonds Yat will be included, along with a visit to Newent Birds of Prey Centre.

The gardens and grounds at Lindors are a haven for wildlife. Come and find out more about our resident birds, bats and bees from our local experts, and get ‘up close and personal’ with their activity. This short holiday will also include an exciting excursion to the National Birds of Prey centre at Newent, a nearby Forest of Dean RSPB nature reserve, and a trip to spot the famous kestrels at Symonds Yat. Transport and lunches will be provided, along with an afternoon tea to welcome you on your arrival. Your host will offer times of fellowship alongside the activity programme, giving you a full and fantastic holiday experience. Don’t forget your binoculars!


York & Easingwold Coach Holiday

17th Jun 2018 - 22nd Jun 2018

Leader(s): Judith Green

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Coach Holiday

Ensuite Package Price: £375

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

Join us on this annual holiday, picking up from York, Sherrif Hutton, Haxby and Tadcaster. Sit back and relax as we take you to discover some of Derbyshire’s most beautiful locations, with a variety of new excursions and plenty of free time to explore the surrounding area.

Coming Soon

Please call Willersley Castle Hotel on 01629 582270 for more information


Summer Walking

18th Jun 2018 - 23rd Jun 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £390

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

Lindors sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so there’s lots to take in during this break where you’ll enjoy short walks and strolls around the Wye Valley, while enjoying the changing season as the days continue to lengthen.

Coming Soon

Please call Lindors Country House Hotel on 01594 530283 for more information


Burnley Coach Holiday

23rd Jun 2018 - 29th Jun 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Coach Holiday

Ensuite Package Price: £495

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

Sit back and enjoy the beauty of the Wye Valley AONB as we pick you up from Brunshaw Methodist Church in Burnley and take you by luxury coach to the ancient woodlands of the Royal Forest of Dean.

Meet our guides....

Martin and Jackie Wrench

Martin and Jackie are from Burnley in Lancashire and serve within their local Methodist Church.  They have been coming on Guild Holidays together since their teenage years and in their 40’s were invited to join the Hosting Panel.  Now in retirement they can occasionally be seen hosting and leading walking breaks, their own Burnley coach holiday group together with associated other coach tours.

The Holiday

Psalm 121 Verse 1 – I look to the mountains; where will my help come from?  My help will come from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

The psalmist is right as often our prayerful concerns in life are helped whilst looking to the hills and mountains and walking by rivers and streams.  All the ingredients are here on a Christian Guild Holiday to find renewal for body, mind and spirit, as we share fun, faith and fellowship.


Devon in Summer

24th Jun 2018 - 29th Jun 2018

Code: 0

Holiday Type: Heritage

Ensuite Package Price: £495

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Discover the delights of Devon with stunning coastal views, unspoilt countryside and historic towns and fishing villages. Our knowledgeable tour manager will provide interesting facts as you sit back and relax en-route to various National Trust properties. We will take a cruise around the beautiful bay, spotting some of the highest cliffs from the Triassic era and the unique sea stacks at Ladram Bay.

Monday: Forde Abbey and Gardens A guided tour.

Forde Abbey in Dorset is a treasure in an area already known for its outstanding beauty. It is a family home as well as a living and breathing working estate, and welcomes visitors all year round.

The house is surrounded by 30 acres of spectacular award-winning gardens. The landscape has developed slowly since monastic times. The monks certainly grew vegetables in large quantities, but whatever dorset gardens they had have disappeared over the centuries.

The only monastic structure that remains today is the Great Pond at the top of the garden. This now brings water into the garden but originally its purpose was to power a mill for grain, which stood on the site of the old sawmills.

Tuesday: Stuart Line Boat cruise.

Exmouth is a Gateway town to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site and marks the start of the unique 95 miles of coastline.

The site was opened by HRH Prince Charles in 2002 and is marked by a Geoneedle at Orcombe Point.

In league with other natural sites such as the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef, the site exposes over 250 million years of the Earth’s history.

Our Jurassic Coast Cruise takes in the oldest section, known as the Triassic Era, famous for its deep red colour.  Your skipper will give you a live commentary during the cruise covering the changing history and appearance of the area as well as the wildlife and towns.  Tides permitting, the vessel will sail in close to the cliffs for a detailed view and then sail further out to offer a panoramic view.

Wednesday: Free day

Thursday : A La Ronde and Exmouth.

National trust quirky 18th-century, 16 sided house with fascinating interior decoration and collections.

For more informaiton please telephone Sidholme Hotel on on 01395 515104.

programme subject to change


Norwich Coach Holiday

24th Jun 2018 - 29th Jun 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Coach Holiday

Ensuite Package Price: £440

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

Join our luxury coach travelling from Norwich and North Walsham to the Derbyshire Dales and discover some of the most significant properties from the Industrial Revolution at the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. The holiday will include a number of new excursions and free time to explore the historic village of Cromford and the surrounding area.

Coming Soon

Please call Willersley Castle Hotel on 01629 582270 for more information


Petersfield Coach

30th Jun 2018 - 7th Jul 2018

Leader(s): Gordon Churchill

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Coach Holiday

Ensuite Package Price: £675

Hotel: Treloyhan Manor Hotel

Location:St Ives, Cornwall

Contact Tel: 01736 796240

Email: treloyhan@christianguild.co.uk

Enjoy a hassle-free coach holiday, picking up from Liss, Petersfield, Alton, Basingstoke Railway Station, and Dorchester. Discover the delights of Cornwall, including Penzance, Mevagissey, Trelissick and Lanhydrock.

(If you are a member, please bring your National Trust pass with you.)

No need to worry about planning the long journey let us do the hard work and climb aboard our executive coach, sit back, relax and enjoy the trip.

Meet new people and make new friends during your stay at Treloyhan Manor Hotel.

Included in your stay are 5 day trips.

Penzance for Church or visit shops/museum then a choice of Marizion (St Michael's Mount) or coach on to Porthleven for the afternoon.

Trelissick House and gardens -  a welcoming country house and garden set in a 300 acre estate with stunning views of the river Fal and lovely woodland walks (NT)

Lanhydrock is a magnificent late Victorian country house and estate, Discover two sides of Victorian life: from the kitchens, nurseries and servants' quarters, which offer a thrilling glimpse into life 'below stairs', to the luxurious family areas, elegant dining room and spacious bedrooms which reveal the comforts of ‘upstairs’ living

The Lost Garden of Heligan – Seat of the Tremayne family for more than 400 years, Heligan is one of the most mysterious estates in England. It was lost for decades, as its workforce went to fight in the trenches in WW1 brambles and ivy invaded the neglected gardens and they lay silent until they were re discovered in 1990 and brought back to their former glory.Today the are one of the most popular botanical gardens in the uk.

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum – Discover the roots of modern communication. and The Minack Theatre 

Please call Treloyhan Manor Hotel on 01736 796240 for more information


Singing for Pleasure

1st Jul 2018 - 6th Jul 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Music and Dancing

Ensuite Package Price: £385

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

Join us for this joyful, uplifting and sociable singing holiday culminating in a gala performance on the last evening. The afternoons are kept free for you to explore the local area before an evening full of musical entertainment.

Coming Soon

Please call Willersley Castle Hotel on 01629 582270 for more information


Summer Walks

1st Jul 2018 - 7th Jul 2018

Leader(s): Arnold Steeds

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £498

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Situated in the valley where the River Sid meets the sea and nestled beneath majestic red cliffs and green hills, walking is the ideal way to discover this beautiful landscape during the summer months.

East Devon is a beautiful area to explore by foot. The terrain varies from delightful meadow land/river valleys, and sandy bays/pebble beaches, to cliffs and hills of up to 500 metres giving spectacular views.

The walks are graded ‘moderate’ because you need a reasonable level of fitness.

Most walks are 6-8 miles, but they are generously timed for your enjoyment.

There will be 4 main walks, with an option of a free day, or to join a short walk to Sidford and/or a guided hertiage tour around Sidmouth.

Transport to Otterton. Walk along the west side of River Otter to the sea at Budleigh Salterton. Then follow an inland route along the old railway line with a gradual ascent to arrive on the coast path on the cliffs at West Down. Then back along the coast path to Budleigh. Transport back to Hotel.

Transport to Beer. Follow the coast path from Beer to Branscombe Mouth and then inland around the quaint Branscombe village. Return by inland route through Hazelwood and past Beer Caves back to Beer. Transport back to hotel.

 Walk from hotel to the east to the coast path up Salcombe Hill. Then inland to the Donkey Sanctuary. Rejoin the coast path at Dunscombe Cliffs and walk back to Sidmouth via the pretty village of Salcombe Regis.

 Walk from hotel west up Bulverton Hill, then cross Muttersmoor to the coast path at High Peak. Follow the coast path to Ladram Bay. Then follow a route partly along the coast and partly inland to the pretty village of Otterton. Transport back to hotel.

Meals: Packed lunches are provided on walking days

Activity Level: Leisurely, 4 days' of walking, average of 6 - 8 miles

"What shall I bring?" we recommend you come prepared for all weathers, regardless of the month you visit. Comfortable walking boots are recommended, as is clothing for wet weather.  (Don’t worry we have a boot room where you can dry your walking gear). A Camera is a must to capture the magnificent views but please leave all of the other details to us.

 

For further inforamtion please telephone Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104


Gardens in Bloom

7th Jul 2018 - 13th Jul 2018

Code: 0

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £495

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Gardens are at their flowery peak at this time of year and we will have three days visiting 4 gardens to enjoy talks and tours – Bicton gardens, Forde Abbey gardens, Burrow Farm gardens and Pecorama gardens.

Coming Soon

Please call Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104 for more information


Antiques Road Trip

8th Jul 2018 - 13th Jul 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Arts and Crafts

Ensuite Package Price: £445

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

Discover and learn about fine antiques; have a rummage in quaint antique shops and fairs; and enjoy an excursion to Harewood House in Leeds — renowned for its architecture and interiors including Chippendale furniture and fine porcelain and art collections. This holiday also includes a valuation session from a well-known local antiques dealer.

Coming Soon

Please call Willersley Castle Hotel on 01629 582270 for more information


Summer Walks

8th Jul 2018 - 14th Jul 2018

Leader(s): Marilyn Bryce & Alan Prince

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £498

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

This holiday with our experienced walk leader is the perfect way to explore the beautiful scenery and hidden gems of the Lake District. Walks vary from 4-5 miles up to 8-10 miles.

Coming Soon

Please call Abbot Hall Hotel on 015395 32896 for more information


Canals & River Walks

15th Jul 2018 - 20th Jul 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £415

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

Walking is one of the nicest ways to discover the beautiful canals and rivers in the area. This popular break offers a range of unfolding scenery with a mixture of wildlife, architecture, and countryside. Plus, Cromford Canal now has the historic narrow boat ‘Birdswood’ running regular trips.

Coming Soon

Please call Willersley Castle Hotel on 01629 582270 for more information


Sidmouth Summer Play Festival

15th Jul 2018 - 19th Jul 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £330

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Due to popular demand by a lot of our guests we introduce this new break to include theatre by the seaside. Enjoy a short break in beautiful Regency Sidmouth with two plays included. Guests need to make their own way to the Manor Pavilion, just a 10 minute walk away.

Coming Soon:

Please call Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104 for more information

 


Watercolour Painting

15th Jul 2018 - 21st Jul 2018

Leader(s): Alison Drake

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Arts and Crafts

Ensuite Package Price: £534

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

Come along and develop your watercolour techniques under the guidance of our expert tutor. All abilities are welcome, from accomplished artist to beginner, and there will be free time to be inspired by the local area. Places are limited on this break to allow our tutor to provide you personalised suggestions based upon your level of knowledge. Please note: There may be some outdoor sessions, so please pack suitable clothing.

2017 Customer Comments

"Alison was natural, calm, confident and totally inspirational."

"A very talented tutor and a totally gifted artist"

Meet one of our guides....

Alison Drake

Alison is a self- taught artist and has 30 years’ experience in Watercolour painting and has been successfully teaching watercolours for four years. Alison believes that anyone can paint given some core techniques. She encourages a sociable, relaxed atmosphere where skills can develop and inspiration can grow. She sees her role as helping people to develop the ideas that interest them-projecting their own unique vision on paper while she offers practical solution to help that vision take shape more clearly. Most aspects of this fascinating medium will be covered by means of demonstrations, painting along with Alison in the studio, and plenty of on to one help and guidance. Why not give it a try!

The Holiday

So much more than just learning how to paint….Feed your creative side, with this Watercolour Painting Holiday at Abbot Hall Hotel, with your expert leader Alison Drake.

Alison, returns to Abbot Hall Hotel to share her talents and help you develop your techniques, whether an accomplished artist or a beginner.

We will be painting in house in our own designated room so you can set up your own art materials for the duration of the course. We aim to paint one painting per day and the tuition will start on Monday morning after a hearty breakfast. We have morning coffee and break for lunch. Then back in the studio for the afternoon session. Your evenings are free for you enjoy the beautiful surroundings and relax.

'what shall I bring'? On booking students will receive pre-course information and materials lists detailing a list of paints, brushes and paper, items to consider. Unless stated students should bring their own painting materials, brushes and papers/boards. We are always on hand to offer advice if unsure and recommend that beginner students telephone prior to buying an extensive set of paints and equipment!


Photography Week

21st Jul 2018 - 28th Jul 2018

Leader(s): Paul Townson & David White

Code: 0

Holiday Type: Arts and Crafts

Ensuite Package Price: £539

Hotel: Treloyhan Manor Hotel

Location:St Ives, Cornwall

Contact Tel: 01736 796240

Email: treloyhan@christianguild.co.uk

Want to step up from snaps to photographs? Join us for a week of workshops taking advantage of Cornwall’s beautiful coastline, interesting topography and wonderful light. Our focus will be on composition and what makes a good picture and the week is targeted at beginners and the moderately experienced. Any digital camera will do – from a point and shoot compact to a DSLR. Don’t forget your spare batteries, chargers and memory cards and, if possible, a tripod. The real equipment you need though is your eyes!

Coming Soon

Please call Treloyhan Manor Hotel on 01736 796240 for more information


Sidholme Summer Family Breaks

28th Jul 2018 - 3rd Aug 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £450

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children 4 and under stay for FREE!
5-10 Years - 75% off

11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

Enjoy the summer with these fabulous family fun breaks with entertainment, crafts, games and activities for all the family.

A family holiday at Sidholme is the perfect opportunity to escape and enjoy quality time together. Your time with us can be as relaxed or as activity-packed as you like.

With daily activities planned for both Kids and adults, at Sidholme or visiting one of our many Family oriented adventure parks nearby ,or just unwinding , relaxing or enjoying our heated Indoor pool, this break will certainly recharge you for the hectic school schedule ahead.

Activities includes, games,  craft making and evening entertainment for all to enjoy.

Around Sidmouth you could always make time for:

Devon's  Crealy Adventure Park
Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park is an award winning family attraction located just minutes from junction 30 of the M5 near Exeter. The Park has over 60 rides and attractions set in over 100 acres of glorious Devon countryside. We are proud to be a park that caters for the whole family, from the smallest children to parents and grandparents alike. There are over 100 animals, 30 outdoor attractions and a variety of other activities to choose from. With heart-stopping rides for thrill seekers to soft-play and animal petting for younger guests, Devon's Crealy is the South West's number one family day out.

Wildwood Escot
Home to the Kennaway family for over 200 years the Escot of today is setting new standards in recreation with its exciting open access red squirrel encounter where visitors can get up close to these adorable creatures, world-class maze, birds of prey displays, otters and wild boar, unique (and scary!) woodland drop slide, saxon village, indoor playbarn and woodland play areas. There's an intriguing letterboxing trail to try and delicious home-cooked food in our Coach House Restaurant.  Known as the natural place for good reason, wherever you go at Escot you will see peacocks and guinea fowl roaming free and maybe the odd chicken or few! will cross your path too. The magnificent champion trees and woodland paths through daffodils, bluebells and rhododendrons are truly beautiful in springtime but whatever the season there is always some aspect of nature to catch your eye and make you stop and wonder for a while. Open all year, we hope you will enjoy the views, the beauty of the park, its quirky playfulness and will leave delighted, inspired and wanting to return again. 

Go Ape – The UKs Number 1 Forest Adventure
At Sidholme we can arrange for your family to visit GoApe, in Devon, where those who want to live life a little more adventurously, can find their inner Tarzan.  This is a 2 – 3 hour Tree Top Adventure, all of the visitors will receive a safety brief before they fly down zip-wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle aerial crossings.

For those under 10 (minimum Height 1meter) Sherwood Forest offers a Tree Top Adventure for Junior Tarzans


Three Choirs Festival

28th Jul 2018 - 4th Aug 2018

Leader(s): John & Muriel Moffoot

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Music and Dancing

Ensuite Package Price: £616

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

The 2018 Three Choirs Festival is based in and around the magnificent Hereford Cathedral, home to the Mappa Mundi. This break is ideal for music lovers and will include three trips into the city for some of the festival highlights, with time to explore some local sights and regional tastes.

Meet our guides...

John & Muriel Moffoot

John and Muriel Moffoot have led the Three Choirs Festival Breaks in 2016 at Gloucester and 2017 at Worcester, so leading the Festival break to Hereford this year will give then a ‘full set’. John and  Muriel are enthusiastic choristers themselves, singing in one choir and leading a community choir together, while Muriel also leads the choir at the local school. ‘The Three Choirs Festival gives our guests a chance to enjoy classic choral works sung by top quality choirs and soloists, whilst also sharing the fellowship of a Christian Guild Hotel holiday’.

The Holiday

The 2018 Three Choirs Festival is based in and around the magnificent Hereford Cathedral, home to the Mappa Mundi.We will visit Hereford three times during the break. Our first visit will be to the Sunday morning Service in the Cathedral. On Tuesday evening we will return to the Cathedral to hear the combined cathedral choirs singing Monteverdi’s Vespers. Then on Thursday evening we will enjoy a concert marking the centenary of the death of Hubert Parry, with Sir Andrew Davis conducting. Some guests may make arrangements to attend other events in and around the Festival city themselves, while the rest of us enjoy the unique atmosphere and surroundings of the beautiful Lindors Country House Hotel, with plenty of time to explore some local sights and sample regional tastes. Full details of the Festival are available at http://www.3choirs.org/

For further information please telephone Lindors Country House Hotel on 01594 530283.


Summer Family Holidays

28th Jul 2018 - 4th Aug 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £567

Hotel: Treloyhan Manor Hotel

Location:St Ives, Cornwall

Contact Tel: 01736 796240

Email: treloyhan@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children 4 and under stay for FREE!
5-10 Years - 75% off

11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

Whether you love an action-packed summer, or relaxing on a sandy beach, Treloyhan Manor summer holidays have something for every member of the family. During each week there will be lots of activities to keep the children entertained, including an evening visit to the Kidz R Us theatre in St. Ives to see a fantastic musical performance.

St Ives is the ideal destination for an early break with the family. With average temperatures higher than the rest of the country, it’s the perfect time for the whole family to put their wellie boots on and explore the beaches and rock pools and see what treasures the tide has left behind

Treloyhan Manor is within easy walking distance of St Ives. Narrow cobbled streets filled with art galleries, shops and restaurants lead to a picturesque harbour where you can relax and enjoy an ice cream or traditional Cornish pasty.

If you want to explore the local area, there is so much to do including

Paradise Park - Award-winning Wildlife Sanctuary with an Indoor Play Centre, a great day out for all the family.

Flambards -  Amusement park, thrilling rides for all ages

Cornish Seal Sanctuary – Home to injured seals and pups before releasing them back to the wild.

Dairyland Farm World - indoor and outdoor farmtastic fun for the whole family. 

Pendennis Castle -  which has defended Cornwall against foreign invasion since Tudor times is one of Henry VIII's finest coastal fortresses,

Jump 4 – Trampoline park.

The reception team are happy to help you plan your days, discount vouchers are available for some attractions.

Friendly hosts are on hand to provide day time activities and evening entertainment for young and old alike.

Family themed devotions will be offered each day.

For More information please call Treloyhan Manor Hotel on 01736 796240 for more information


Summer Family Breaks

29th Jul 2018 - 4th Aug 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £408

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children 4 and under stay for FREE!
5-10 Years - 75% off

11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

Enjoy a traditional Guild family break with craft activities, fun swims, family treks and outdoor games. Evenings include family quizzes, tournaments and games.

Coming Soon

Please call Willersley Castle Hotel on 01629 582270 for more information


Sidholme Folk Week

3rd Aug 2018 - 11th Aug 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £704

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Join us for this week-long seaside celebration as our Regency coastal resort comes alive to the sights and sounds of Sidmouth Folk Week. The festival is a unique celebration of music, dance and song. The town’s streets and venues host a festive atmosphere as holidaymakers and festival goers join together in a music-based holiday to remember.

Attracting tens of thousands of visitors to over 700 diverse events, there is a promise of ‘something for everyone’ - from top name concerts to family entertainment and colourful dance displays.

8 nights - £704     7 nights - £616

A family holiday at Sidholme is the perfect opportunity to escape and enjoy quality time together. Your time with us can be as relaxed or as activity-packed as you like.

With daily activities planned for both Kids and adults, at Sidholme or visiting one of our many Family oriented adventure parks nearby ,or just unwinding , relaxing or enjoying our heated Indoor pool, this break will certainly recharge you for the hectic school schedule ahead.

Activities includes, games,  craft making and evening entertainment for all to enjoy.

Around Sidmouth you could always make time for

Devon's  Crealy Adventure Park
Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park is an award winning family attraction located just minutes from junction 30 of the M5 near Exeter. The Park has over 60 rides and attractions set in over 100 acres of glorious Devon countryside. We are proud to be a park that caters for the whole family, from the smallest children to parents and grandparents alike. There are over 100 animals, 30 outdoor attractions and a variety of other activities to choose from. With heart-stopping rides for thrill seekers to soft-play and animal petting for younger guests, Devon's Crealy is the South West's number one family day out.

Wildwood Escot
Home to the Kennaway family for over 200 years the Escot of today is setting new standards in recreation with its exciting open access red squirrel encounter where visitors can get up close to these adorable creatures, world-class maze, birds of prey displays, otters and wild boar, unique (and scary!) woodland drop slide, saxon village, indoor playbarn and woodland play areas. There's an intriguing letterboxing trail to try and delicious home-cooked food in our Coach House Restaurant.  Known as the natural place for good reason, wherever you go at Escot you will see peacocks and guinea fowl roaming free and maybe the odd chicken or few! will cross your path too. The magnificent champion trees and woodland paths through daffodils, bluebells and rhododendrons are truly beautiful in springtime but whatever the season there is always some aspect of nature to catch your eye and make you stop and wonder for a while. Open all year, we hope you will enjoy the views, the beauty of the park, its quirky playfulness and will leave delighted, inspired and wanting to return again. 

Go Ape – The UKs Number 1 Forest Adventure
At Sidholme we can arrange for your family to visit GoApe, in Devon, where those who want to live life a little more adventurously, can find their inner Tarzan.  This is a 2 – 3 hour Tree Top Adventure, all of the visitors will receive a safety brief before they fly down zip-wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle aerial crossings.

For those under 10 (minimum Height 1meter) Sherwood Forest offers a Tree Top Adventure for Junior Tarzans


Summer Family Holidays

4th Aug 2018 - 10th Aug 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £408

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children 4 and under stay for FREE!
5-10 Years - 75% off

11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

Enjoy a traditional Guild family break with craft activities, fun swims, family treks and outdoor games. Evenings include family quizzes, tournaments and games.

Coming Soon

Please call Willersley Castle Hotel on 01629 582270 for more information


Summer Family Holidays

4th Aug 2018 - 11th Aug 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £567

Hotel: Treloyhan Manor Hotel

Location:St Ives, Cornwall

Contact Tel: 01736 796240

Email: treloyhan@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children 4 and under stay for FREE!
5-10 Years - 75% off

11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

Whether you love an action-packed summer, or relaxing on a sandy beach, Treloyhan Manor summer holidays have something for every member of the family. During each week there will be lots of activities to keep the children entertained, including an evening visit to the Kidz R Us theatre in St. Ives to see a fantastic musical performance.

St Ives is the ideal destination for an early break with the family. With average temperatures higher than the rest of the country, it’s the perfect time for the whole family to put their wellie boots on and explore the beaches and rock pools and see what treasures the tide has left behind

Treloyhan Manor is within easy walking distance of St Ives. Narrow cobbled streets filled with art galleries, shops and restaurants lead to a picturesque harbour where you can relax and enjoy an ice cream or traditional Cornish pasty.

If you want to explore the local area, there is so much to do including

Paradise Park - Award-winning Wildlife Sanctuary with an Indoor Play Centre, a great day out for all the family.

Flambards -  Amusement park, thrilling rides for all ages

Cornish Seal Sanctuary – Home to injured seals and pups before releasing them back to the wild.

Dairyland Farm World - indoor and outdoor farmtastic fun for the whole family. 

Pendennis Castle -  which has defended Cornwall against foreign invasion since Tudor times is one of Henry VIII's finest coastal fortresses,

Jump 4 – Trampoline park.

The reception team are happy to help you plan your days, discount vouchers are available for some attractions.

Friendly hosts are on hand to provide day time activities and evening entertainment for young and old alike.

Family themed devotions will be offered each day.

For More information please call Treloyhan Manor Hotel on 01736 796240 for more information


Summer Family Breaks

4th Aug 2018 - 11th Aug 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £497

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children 4 and under stay for FREE!
5-10 Years - 75% off

11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

Fun and games for all the family! Share quality time together and make some special memories to treasure for years to come. Join us for family activities, games on the lawn and pool fun; the local area has so much to offer all the family.

With the hectic modern family life, we can forget the things that actually matter, such as: having fun together, sharing experiences and simply enjoying each other’s company. The School holidays are always a great time to get away with the family. Abbot Hall is the perfect opportunity to enjoy your precious time together, here you can enjoy a relaxing holiday with your family and have the benefit of having all of your family needs catered for.

All members of the family will have a fantastic summer holiday, our holidays encourage your children to use their imagination and gain confidence outdoors. Recreational activities and adventures around Abbot Hall, include team games, 5 a side football so you can even have some fun competitive games. Adults vs Kids is always a winner! And evening entertainment for all the family to enjoy.

Don’t worry about the weather we have plenty of indoor family fun too, with pool fun and indoor challenges and the all new Abbot Hall photo treasure Hunt.

You can dip your toe in our amazing heated indoor swimming pool, which is open at most times of the day, 15 metres of splash about fun and an organised Pool Fun session means you can really let your hair down. 

Teenagers in the family

We will keep them busy, how about high-adrenaline mountain biking through the Grizedale Forest? Or maybe kayaking or climbing, we are in contact with a number of local suppliers who would be happy to provide a safe and friendly environment for your teenagers.           

Go Ape – The UKs Number 1 Forest Adventure

At Abbot Hall we can arrange for your family to visit Go Ape, in Grizedale Forest, where those who want to live life a little more adventurously, can find their inner Tarzan.  This is a 2 – 3 hour Tree Top Adventure, all of the visitors will receive a safety brief before they fly down zip-wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle aerial crossings.

For those ages 6 - 12 (minimum Height 1meter) Grizedale Forest offers a Tree Top Adventure for Junior Tarzans.

Brockhole- The Lake District Visitor Centre

A great day out for all the family. For the younger members of the family there is the adventure playground and indoor soft play. Tree top nets is suitable from 3 years to adult, and great fun, for the teens, they can try out the tree top trek or hire Kayak or rowing boat. Then when you need a rest visit the cafe for some well earned refreshments. There are also gardens to wander though, mini golf and exhibitions.

Also in the area there are the following attractions

Kendal climbing Wall

Water sports

Mountain Bike hire


Summer Family Breaks

4th Aug 2018 - 11th Aug 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £497

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children 4 and under stay for FREE!
5-10 Years - 75% off

11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

Some great fun activities run by a local outdoor centre - there is a chance you may get wet! Get creative by designing your own holiday t-shirt, and join in the games on the lawn.

This week of family fun will be delivered by Christian Guild hosts and staff at Lindors Country House Hotel. In between your delicious meals and peaceful forest surroundings, onsite activities will include quizzes, crafts, challenges, and the famous Lindors Duck Race to get the competitive spirit raised and satisfied! There is always the opportunity to visit the magical ‘Puzzlewood’, where Star Wars, Dr Who, Merlin and Harry Potter have all been filmed, as well as the chance to explore tourist attractions and Forestry Commission sites. Evening entertainment will contain games and activities for all the family. Please contact the hotel if you require a programme giving specific days and times.

Make the most of your summer holidays and have fun together, whilst allowing us to take care of all the daily chores. Use the tennis court, indoor heated swimming pool, putting green or croquet lawn at your leisure. Should you want to get out and about independently, we can point you in the direction of local attractions that include Beechenhurst and the Sculpture Trail, Go Ape, Clearwell Caves or the spectacular Tintern Abbey. Whatever your interests and age, the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley makes a great holiday destination, whatever the weather.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Summer Family Breaks

11th Aug 2018 - 18th Aug 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £497

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children 4 and under stay for FREE!
5-10 Years - 75% off

11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

Get everyone together and head to Lindors for our fantastic, fun, summer family breaks! Swimming, our legendary Duck Race and a host of ideas for outings are just some of what's on offer for all ages.

This week of family fun will be delivered by Christian Guild hosts and staff at Lindors Country House Hotel. In between your delicious meals and peaceful forest surroundings, onsite activities will include quizzes, crafts, challenges, and the famous Lindors Duck Race to get the competitive spirit raised and satisfied! There is always the opportunity to visit the magical ‘Puzzlewood’, where Star Wars, Dr Who, Merlin and Harry Potter have all been filmed, as well as the chance to explore tourist attractions and Forestry Commission sites. Evening entertainment will contain games and activities for all the family. Please contact the hotel if you require a programme giving specific days and times.

Make the most of your summer holidays and have fun together, whilst allowing us to take care of all the daily chores. Use the tennis court, indoor heated swimming pool, putting green or croquet lawn at your leisure. Should you want to get out and about independently, we can point you in the direction of local attractions that include Beechenhurst and the Sculpture Trail, Go Ape, Clearwell Caves or the spectacular Tintern Abbey. Whatever your interests and age, the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley makes a great holiday destination, whatever the weather.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Sidholme Summer Family Breaks

11th Aug 2018 - 18th Aug 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £525

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children 4 and under stay for FREE!
5-10 Years - 75% off

11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

Enjoy the summer with these fabulous family fun breaks with entertainment, crafts, games and activities for all the family.

A family holiday at Sidholme is the perfect opportunity to escape and enjoy quality time together. Your time with us can be as relaxed or as activity-packed as you like.

With daily activities planned for both Kids and adults, at Sidholme or visiting one of our many Family oriented adventure parks nearby ,or just unwinding , relaxing or enjoying our heated Indoor pool, this break will certainly recharge you for the hectic school schedule ahead.

Activities includes, games,  craft making and evening entertainment for all to enjoy.

Around Sidmouth you could always make time for:

Devon's  Crealy Adventure Park
Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park is an award winning family attraction located just minutes from junction 30 of the M5 near Exeter. The Park has over 60 rides and attractions set in over 100 acres of glorious Devon countryside. We are proud to be a park that caters for the whole family, from the smallest children to parents and grandparents alike. There are over 100 animals, 30 outdoor attractions and a variety of other activities to choose from. With heart-stopping rides for thrill seekers to soft-play and animal petting for younger guests, Devon's Crealy is the South West's number one family day out.

Wildwood Escot
Home to the Kennaway family for over 200 years the Escot of today is setting new standards in recreation with its exciting open access red squirrel encounter where visitors can get up close to these adorable creatures, world-class maze, birds of prey displays, otters and wild boar, unique (and scary!) woodland drop slide, saxon village, indoor playbarn and woodland play areas. There's an intriguing letterboxing trail to try and delicious home-cooked food in our Coach House Restaurant.  Known as the natural place for good reason, wherever you go at Escot you will see peacocks and guinea fowl roaming free and maybe the odd chicken or few! will cross your path too. The magnificent champion trees and woodland paths through daffodils, bluebells and rhododendrons are truly beautiful in springtime but whatever the season there is always some aspect of nature to catch your eye and make you stop and wonder for a while. Open all year, we hope you will enjoy the views, the beauty of the park, its quirky playfulness and will leave delighted, inspired and wanting to return again. 

Go Ape – The UKs Number 1 Forest Adventure
At Sidholme we can arrange for your family to visit GoApe, in Devon, where those who want to live life a little more adventurously, can find their inner Tarzan.  This is a 2 – 3 hour Tree Top Adventure, all of the visitors will receive a safety brief before they fly down zip-wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle aerial crossings.

For those under 10 (minimum Height 1meter) Sherwood Forest offers a Tree Top Adventure for Junior Tarzans


Summer Family Holidays

11th Aug 2018 - 18th Aug 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £567

Hotel: Treloyhan Manor Hotel

Location:St Ives, Cornwall

Contact Tel: 01736 796240

Email: treloyhan@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children 4 and under stay for FREE!
5-10 Years - 75% off

11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

Whether you love an action-packed summer, or relaxing on a sandy beach, Treloyhan Manor summer holidays have something for every member of the family. During each week there will be lots of activities to keep the children entertained, including an evening visit to the Kidz R Us theatre in St. Ives to see a fantastic musical performance.

St Ives is the ideal destination for an early break with the family. With average temperatures higher than the rest of the country, it’s the perfect time for the whole family to put their wellie boots on and explore the beaches and rock pools and see what treasures the tide has left behind

Treloyhan Manor is within easy walking distance of St Ives. Narrow cobbled streets filled with art galleries, shops and restaurants lead to a picturesque harbour where you can relax and enjoy an ice cream or traditional Cornish pasty.

If you want to explore the local area, there is so much to do including

Paradise Park - Award-winning Wildlife Sanctuary with an Indoor Play Centre, a great day out for all the family.

Flambards -  Amusement park, thrilling rides for all ages

Cornish Seal Sanctuary – Home to injured seals and pups before releasing them back to the wild.

Dairyland Farm World - indoor and outdoor farmtastic fun for the whole family. 

Pendennis Castle -  which has defended Cornwall against foreign invasion since Tudor times is one of Henry VIII's finest coastal fortresses,

Jump 4 – Trampoline park.

The reception team are happy to help you plan your days, discount vouchers are available for some attractions.

Friendly hosts are on hand to provide day time activities and evening entertainment for young and old alike.

Family themed devotions will be offered each day.

For more information, please call Treloyhan Manor Hotel on 01736 796240 for more information


Summer Family - Activity Week

11th Aug 2018 - 18th Aug 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £504

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children 4 and under stay for FREE!
5-10 Years - 75% off

11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

Fun and games for all the family!

Share quality time together and make some special memories to treasure for years to come. Join us for family activities, games on the lawn and pool fun; the local area has so much to offer all the family.

Activity Week: An action-packed week of activities for all the family with team challenges and a barbecue fun day. One activity included in price.

With the hectic modern family life, we can forget the things that actually matter, such as: having fun together, sharing experiences and simply enjoying each other’s company. The School holidays are always a great time to get away with the family. Abbot Hall is the perfect opportunity to enjoy your precious time together, here you can enjoy a relaxing holiday with your family and have the benefit of having all of your family needs catered for.

All members of the family will have a fantastic summer holiday, our holidays encourage your children to use their imagination and gain confidence outdoors. Recreational activities and adventures around Abbot Hall, include team games, 5 a side football so you can even have some fun competitive games. Adults vs Kids is always a winner! And evening entertainment for all the family to enjoy.

Don’t worry about the weather we have plenty of indoor family fun too, with pool fun and indoor challenges and the all new Abbot Hall photo treasure Hunt.

You can dip your toe in our amazing heated indoor swimming pool, which is open at most times of the day, 15 metres of splash about fun and an organised Pool Fun session means you can really let your hair down. 

Teenagers in the family

We will keep them busy, how about high-adrenaline mountain biking through the Grizedale Forest? Or maybe kayaking or climbing, we are in contact with a number of local suppliers who would be happy to provide a safe and friendly environment for your teenagers.           

Go Ape – The UKs Number 1 Forest Adventure

At Abbot Hall we can arrange for your family to visit Go Ape, in Grizedale Forest, where those who want to live life a little more adventurously, can find their inner Tarzan.  This is a 2 – 3 hour Tree Top Adventure, all of the visitors will receive a safety brief before they fly down zip-wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle aerial crossings.

For those ages 6 - 12 (minimum Height 1meter) Grizedale Forest offers a Tree Top Adventure for Junior Tarzans.

Brockhole- The Lake District Visitor Centre

A great day out for all the family. For the younger members of the family there is the adventure playground and indoor soft play. Tree top nets is suitable from 3 years to adult, and great fun, for the teens, they can try out the tree top trek or hire Kayak or rowing boat. Then when you need a rest visit the cafe for some well earned refreshments. There are also gardens to wander though, mini golf and exhibitions.

Also in the area there are the following attractions

Kendal climbing Wall

Water sports

Mountain Bike hire


Summer Family Holidays

12th Aug 2018 - 17th Aug 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £340

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children 4 and under stay for FREE!
5-10 Years - 75% off

11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

Enjoy a traditional Guild family break with craft activities, fun swims, family treks and outdoor games. Evenings include family quizzes, tournaments and games.

Coming Soon

Please call Willersley Castle Hotel on 01629 582270 for more information


Summer Family Breaks

18th Aug 2018 - 25th Aug 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £497

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children 4 and under stay for FREE!
5-10 Years - 75% off

11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

Get everyone together and head to Lindors for our fantastic, fun, summer family breaks! Swimming, our legendary Duck Race and a host of ideas for outings are just some of what's on offer for all ages.

This week of family fun will be delivered by Christian Guild hosts and staff at Lindors Country House Hotel. In between your delicious meals and peaceful forest surroundings, onsite activities will include quizzes, crafts, challenges, and the famous Lindors Duck Race to get the competitive spirit raised and satisfied! There is always the opportunity to visit the magical ‘Puzzlewood’, where Star Wars, Dr Who, Merlin and Harry Potter have all been filmed, as well as the chance to explore tourist attractions and Forestry Commission sites. Evening entertainment will contain games and activities for all the family. Please contact the hotel if you require a programme giving specific days and times.

Make the most of your summer holidays and have fun together, whilst allowing us to take care of all the daily chores. Use the tennis court, indoor heated swimming pool, putting green or croquet lawn at your leisure. Should you want to get out and about independently, we can point you in the direction of local attractions that include Beechenhurst and the Sculpture Trail, Go Ape, Clearwell Caves or the spectacular Tintern Abbey. Whatever your interests and age, the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley makes a great holiday destination, whatever the weather.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Sidholme Summer Family Breaks

18th Aug 2018 - 25th Aug 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £525

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children 4 and under stay for FREE!
5-10 Years - 75% off

11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

Enjoy the summer with these fabulous family fun breaks with entertainment, crafts, games and activities for all the family.

A family holiday at Sidholme is the perfect opportunity to escape and enjoy quality time together. Your time with us can be as relaxed or as activity-packed as you like.

With daily activities planned for both Kids and adults, at Sidholme or visiting one of our many Family oriented adventure parks nearby ,or just unwinding , relaxing or enjoying our heated Indoor pool, this break will certainly recharge you for the hectic school schedule ahead.

Activities includes, games,  craft making and evening entertainment for all to enjoy.

Around Sidmouth you could always make time for:

Devon's  Crealy Adventure Park
Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park is an award winning family attraction located just minutes from junction 30 of the M5 near Exeter. The Park has over 60 rides and attractions set in over 100 acres of glorious Devon countryside. We are proud to be a park that caters for the whole family, from the smallest children to parents and grandparents alike. There are over 100 animals, 30 outdoor attractions and a variety of other activities to choose from. With heart-stopping rides for thrill seekers to soft-play and animal petting for younger guests, Devon's Crealy is the South West's number one family day out.

Wildwood Escot
Home to the Kennaway family for over 200 years the Escot of today is setting new standards in recreation with its exciting open access red squirrel encounter where visitors can get up close to these adorable creatures, world-class maze, birds of prey displays, otters and wild boar, unique (and scary!) woodland drop slide, saxon village, indoor playbarn and woodland play areas. There's an intriguing letterboxing trail to try and delicious home-cooked food in our Coach House Restaurant.  Known as the natural place for good reason, wherever you go at Escot you will see peacocks and guinea fowl roaming free and maybe the odd chicken or few! will cross your path too. The magnificent champion trees and woodland paths through daffodils, bluebells and rhododendrons are truly beautiful in springtime but whatever the season there is always some aspect of nature to catch your eye and make you stop and wonder for a while. Open all year, we hope you will enjoy the views, the beauty of the park, its quirky playfulness and will leave delighted, inspired and wanting to return again. 

Go Ape – The UKs Number 1 Forest Adventure
At Sidholme we can arrange for your family to visit GoApe, in Devon, where those who want to live life a little more adventurously, can find their inner Tarzan.  This is a 2 – 3 hour Tree Top Adventure, all of the visitors will receive a safety brief before they fly down zip-wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle aerial crossings.

For those under 10 (minimum Height 1meter) Sherwood Forest offers a Tree Top Adventure for Junior Tarzans


Bikes & Boats - Canoe & Cycle the Wye Valley

18th Aug 2018 - 25th Aug 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £546

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

One week of the family holiday season has been set aside at Lindors for the active ones among you! If you enjoy getting out on your bike, or teaming up in a canoe, come and explore the rivers and forests from a different angle. You will have the choice of the family cycle trail through the Royal Forest of Dean, or the ‘high-octane’ downhill mountain tracks for the more adventurous. Relax in the evening with food and games provided.

 

One week of the family holiday season has been set aside for the active ones among you! The Wye Valley is known for its days on the water: come and join us for a family-friendly canoe trip through the winding valleys of the river Wye. The week-long programme will also contain opportunities for bike rides through the scenic Forest of Dean: there is an established family cycle trail to enjoy, or a high-octane downhill track available for mountain bikers. (Please speak to the hotel on booking about the options for bike hire or bringing your own bikes.)

The programme will also bring together the best of Christian Guild activities and entertainment in and around the hotel: join in the famous duck race, swim in the indoor heated pool, and take up the quizzes and challenges provided by your hosts each evening. Your package includes half-board, excursion and admission fees, and evening talks and entertainment.


Summer Family Holidays

18th Aug 2018 - 25th Aug 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £567

Hotel: Treloyhan Manor Hotel

Location:St Ives, Cornwall

Contact Tel: 01736 796240

Email: treloyhan@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children 4 and under stay for FREE!
5-10 Years - 75% off

11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

Whether you love an action-packed summer, or relaxing on a sandy beach, Treloyhan Manor summer holidays have something for every member of the family. During each week there will be lots of activities to keep the children entertained, including an evening visit to the Kidz R Us theatre in St. Ives to see a fantastic musical performance.

St Ives is the ideal destination for an early break with the family. With average temperatures higher than the rest of the country, it’s the perfect time for the whole family to put their wellie boots on and explore the beaches and rock pools and see what treasures the tide has left behind

Treloyhan Manor is within easy walking distance of St Ives. Narrow cobbled streets filled with art galleries, shops and restaurants lead to a picturesque harbour where you can relax and enjoy an ice cream or traditional Cornish pasty.

If you want to explore the local area, there is so much to do including

Paradise Park - Award-winning Wildlife Sanctuary with an Indoor Play Centre, a great day out for all the family.

Flambards -  Amusement park, thrilling rides for all ages

Cornish Seal Sanctuary – Home to injured seals and pups before releasing them back to the wild.

Dairyland Farm World - indoor and outdoor farmtastic fun for the whole family. 

Pendennis Castle -  which has defended Cornwall against foreign invasion since Tudor times is one of Henry VIII's finest coastal fortresses,

Jump 4 – Trampoline park.

The reception team are happy to help you plan your days, discount vouchers are available for some attractions.

Friendly hosts are on hand to provide day time activities and evening entertainment for young and old alike.

Family themed devotions will be offered each day.

For more information please call Treloyhan Manor Hotel on 01736 796240 for more information


Summer Family Break

18th Aug 2018 - 25th Aug 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £497

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children 4 and under stay for FREE!
5-10 Years - 75% off

11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

Fun and games for all the family!

Share quality time together and make some special memories to treasure for years to come. Join us for family activities, games on the lawn and pool fun; the local area has so much to offer all the family.

Fun and games for all the family!  Share quality time together and make some special memories to treasure for years to come. Join us for family activities, games on the lawn and pool fun; the local area has so much to offer all the family.

With the hectic modern family life, we can forget the things that actually matter, such as: having fun together, sharing experiences and simply enjoying each other’s company. The School holidays are always a great time to get away with the family. Abbot Hall is the perfect opportunity to enjoy your precious time together, here you can enjoy a relaxing holiday with your family and have the benefit of having all of your family needs catered for.

All members of the family will have a fantastic summer holiday, our holidays encourage your children to use their imagination and gain confidence outdoors. Recreational activities and adventures around Abbot Hall, include team games, 5 a side football so you can even have some fun competitive games. Adults vs Kids is always a winner! And evening entertainment for all the family to enjoy.

Don’t worry about the weather we have plenty of indoor family fun too, with pool fun and indoor challenges and the all new Abbot Hall photo treasure Hunt.

You can dip your toe in our amazing heated indoor swimming pool, which is open at most times of the day, 15 metres of splash about fun and an organised Pool Fun session means you can really let your hair down. 

Teenagers in the family

We will keep them busy, how about high-adrenaline mountain biking through the Grizedale Forest? Or maybe kayaking or climbing, we are in contact with a number of local suppliers who would be happy to provide a safe and friendly environment for your teenagers.           

Go Ape – The UKs Number 1 Forest Adventure

At Abbot Hall we can arrange for your family to visit Go Ape, in Grizedale Forest, where those who want to live life a little more adventurously, can find their inner Tarzan.  This is a 2 – 3 hour Tree Top Adventure, all of the visitors will receive a safety brief before they fly down zip-wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle aerial crossings.

For those ages 6 - 12 (minimum Height 1meter) Grizedale Forest offers a Tree Top Adventure for Junior Tarzans.

Brockhole- The Lake District Visitor Centre

A great day out for all the family. For the younger members of the family there is the adventure playground and indoor soft play. Tree top nets is suitable from 3 years to adult, and great fun, for the teens, they can try out the tree top trek or hire Kayak or rowing boat. Then when you need a rest visit the cafe for some well earned refreshments. There are also gardens to wander though, mini golf and exhibitions.

Also in the area there are the following attractions

Kendal climbing Wall

Water sports

Mountain Bike hire


Roger Jones Music Week

19th Aug 2018 - 25th Aug 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Music and Dancing

Ensuite Package Price: £474

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

Come and learn Roger Jones’s musical ‘Jail Break’ during this popular week with Roger and the Christian Music Ministries team, including worship, bible teaching, prayer ministry and musical rehearsals culminating in a final night performance.

 

Coming Soon

Please call Willersley Castle Hotel on 01629 582270 for more information


Summer Family Breaks

25th Aug 2018 - 1st Sep 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £497

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children 4 and under stay for FREE!
5-10 Years - 75% off

11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

Fun and games for all the family! Share quality time together and make some special memories to treasure for years to come. Join us for family activities, games on the lawn and pool fun; the local area has so much to offer all the family.

With the hectic modern family life, we can forget the things that actually matter, such as: having fun together, sharing experiences and simply enjoying each other’s company. The School holidays are always a great time to get away with the family. Abbot Hall is the perfect opportunity to enjoy your precious time together, here you can enjoy a relaxing holiday with your family and have the benefit of having all of your family needs catered for.

All members of the family will have a fantastic summer holiday, our holidays encourage your children to use their imagination and gain confidence outdoors. Recreational activities and adventures around Abbot Hall, include team games, 5 a side football so you can even have some fun competitive games. Adults vs Kids is always a winner! And evening entertainment for all the family to enjoy.

Don’t worry about the weather we have plenty of indoor family fun too, with pool fun and indoor challenges and the all new Abbot Hall photo treasure Hunt.

You can dip your toe in our amazing heated indoor swimming pool, which is open at most times of the day, 15 metres of splash about fun and an organised Pool Fun session means you can really let your hair down. 

Teenagers in the family

We will keep them busy, how about high-adrenaline mountain biking through the Grizedale Forest? Or maybe kayaking or climbing, we are in contact with a number of local suppliers who would be happy to provide a safe and friendly environment for your teenagers.           

Go Ape – The UKs Number 1 Forest Adventure

At Abbot Hall we can arrange for your family to visit Go Ape, in Grizedale Forest, where those who want to live life a little more adventurously, can find their inner Tarzan.  This is a 2 – 3 hour Tree Top Adventure, all of the visitors will receive a safety brief before they fly down zip-wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle aerial crossings.

For those ages 6 - 12 (minimum Height 1meter) Grizedale Forest offers a Tree Top Adventure for Junior Tarzans.

Brockhole- The Lake District Visitor Centre

A great day out for all the family. For the younger members of the family there is the adventure playground and indoor soft play. Tree top nets is suitable from 3 years to adult, and great fun, for the teens, they can try out the tree top trek or hire Kayak or rowing boat. Then when you need a rest visit the cafe for some well earned refreshments. There are also gardens to wander though, mini golf and exhibitions.

Also in the area there are the following attractions

Kendal climbing Wall

Water sports

Mountain Bike hire


Car Free & Care Free

26th Aug 2018 - 31st Aug 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Coach Holiday

Ensuite Package Price: £445

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

Come and join us as we get out and about in the East Midlands with trips out to new destinations in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, including National Trust properties.

Note: Discounts for National Trust members.  Please inform reception when booking.

Coming Soon

Please call Willersley Castle Hotel on 01629 582270 for more information


Sidholme Summer Family Breaks

28th Aug 2018 - 31st Aug 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £195

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children 4 and under stay for FREE!
5-10 Years - 75% off

11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

Enjoy the summer with these fabulous family fun breaks with entertainment, crafts, games and activities for all the family.

A family holiday at Sidholme is the perfect opportunity to escape and enjoy quality time together. Your time with us can be as relaxed or as activity-packed as you like.

With daily activities planned for both Kids and adults, at Sidholme or visiting one of our many Family oriented adventure parks nearby ,or just unwinding , relaxing or enjoying our heated Indoor pool, this break will certainly recharge you for the hectic school schedule ahead.

Activities includes, games,  craft making and evening entertainment for all to enjoy.

Around Sidmouth you could always make time for:

Devon's  Crealy Adventure Park
Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park is an award winning family attraction located just minutes from junction 30 of the M5 near Exeter. The Park has over 60 rides and attractions set in over 100 acres of glorious Devon countryside. We are proud to be a park that caters for the whole family, from the smallest children to parents and grandparents alike. There are over 100 animals, 30 outdoor attractions and a variety of other activities to choose from. With heart-stopping rides for thrill seekers to soft-play and animal petting for younger guests, Devon's Crealy is the South West's number one family day out.

Wildwood Escot
Home to the Kennaway family for over 200 years the Escot of today is setting new standards in recreation with its exciting open access red squirrel encounter where visitors can get up close to these adorable creatures, world-class maze, birds of prey displays, otters and wild boar, unique (and scary!) woodland drop slide, saxon village, indoor playbarn and woodland play areas. There's an intriguing letterboxing trail to try and delicious home-cooked food in our Coach House Restaurant.  Known as the natural place for good reason, wherever you go at Escot you will see peacocks and guinea fowl roaming free and maybe the odd chicken or few! will cross your path too. The magnificent champion trees and woodland paths through daffodils, bluebells and rhododendrons are truly beautiful in springtime but whatever the season there is always some aspect of nature to catch your eye and make you stop and wonder for a while. Open all year, we hope you will enjoy the views, the beauty of the park, its quirky playfulness and will leave delighted, inspired and wanting to return again. 

Go Ape – The UKs Number 1 Forest Adventure
At Sidholme we can arrange for your family to visit GoApe, in Devon, where those who want to live life a little more adventurously, can find their inner Tarzan.  This is a 2 – 3 hour Tree Top Adventure, all of the visitors will receive a safety brief before they fly down zip-wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle aerial crossings.

For those under 10 (minimum Height 1meter) Sherwood Forest offers a Tree Top Adventure for Junior Tarzans


Boats, Barges & Trams

2nd Sep 2018 - 8th Sep 2018

Code: 0

Holiday Type: Heritage

Ensuite Package Price: £534

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Step back in time as we use a variety of traditional modes of transport to explore Devon, including a horse-drawn canal barge on the Tiverton Canal; electric trams at Seaton Tramway; and more modern boats with a Stuart Line Boat cruise. We will visit museums to discover more about this important part of our heritage.

Coming Soon:

Please call Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104 for more information


Summer Walks

2nd Sep 2018 - 7th Sep 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £450

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

Summer is the perfect time to take in some of the stunning scenery in and around the White and Dark Peaks. Join us for some excellent walks up to a maximum of 10 miles.

Coming Soon

Please call Willersley Castle Hotel on 01629 582270 for more information


Lakeland Explorer

2nd Sep 2018 - 7th Sep 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £355

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

A ‘Freedom of the Lake’ pass is included in this break so you can explore the area around Lake Windermere. The ticket allows you to hop on and off to explore attractions such as Brantwood and Bowness.

Free room upgrades are available – first come, first served.

 

With this break, you get a Freedom of the lake pass for Windermere cruises. This is an unlimited day pass giving the chance to park the car and travel by boat on a number of sailings. Sail to Lakeside, Bowness, Waterhead near Ambleside or take the island cruise and learn about Belle Isle, the largest of 18 island on Windermere, and the only one to be inhabited

Our knowledgeable team will be able to assist you with train and bus links or indeed directions to places of interest.

A few suggestions for enjoyable days out are below:

Cartmel

A delightful village dominated by the 12th century Priory. In the square, you will find the Medieval Gatehouse, shops and cafes. Only a short drive by car and accessible by bus Cartmel is well worth a visit.

Ambleside

Ambleside, boasts history dating back to Roman times and the Roman fort “Galava” can still be seen today. The Bridge House spanning Stock Beck dates back to the 15th century and is a popular landmark in the town.

Ullswater

Take a drive over Kirkstone Pass and explore the northern lakes. Take a trip on Ullswater with its ever changing scenery This area was badly hit by storm Desmond in December 2015, Your support buy visiting this area will be greatly appreciated. You can play your part in rebuilding this community by visiting the shops or buying a coffee.

10% off Voucher Ullswater steamers

Ravenglass

Travel by car or train to Ravenglass and board the narrow gauge Ravenglass and Eskdale railway

10% Off Voucher Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Lakeland Motor Museum

Not just cars!! All ages will enjoy a visit with something for everyone from old toys, the Campbell Bluebird exhibition, Isle of Mann TT and the history of Dolly Blue. Then relax in the café next door.

10% Off Voucher Lakeland motor Museum

Grasmere

Grasmere lies in the heart of the English Lake District National Park, just north of Windermere. This world famous village is a classic tourist attraction; here is Dove Cottage that was the home of the English Poet William Wordsworth, it is also the home of Sarah Nelson’s Grasmere Gingerbread.

Dove Cottage £1.00 discount voucher

Please call Abbot Hall Hotel on 015395 32896 for more information


Rural Skills & Farming

2nd Sep 2018 - 7th Sep 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Heritage

Ensuite Package Price: £410

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

Come for a real taste of rural life here in Gloucestershire. Visit a local farm, hear the experiences of modern-day farming families, and turn your own hand to some traditional rural skills in the 19th century grounds of Lindors.

If you’d like to know more about the countryside, this is the programme for you! Come and enjoy a visit to a local Gloucestershire farm, and meet those who live and work in the agricultural industry today. Kate Humble’s own home and farm is close by (‘Humble by Nature’), and a trip there will give you a real experience of country life. Back at the hotel, Head Gardener Aaron Carter will deliver some rural skills workshops in Lindors’ beautiful landscaped grounds: have a go at hedge-laying, or dry stone walling, and other activities. When you need a break from the outdoors, enjoy an afternoon tea around Lindors log fire, and appreciate the comforts of our cosy country house hotel.


Roger Jones Music Week

8th Sep 2018 - 14th Sep 2018

Code: 0

Holiday Type: Music and Dancing

Ensuite Package Price: £468

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Come and learn the musical ‘Jail Break’ during this popular week with Roger Jones and the Christian Music Ministries team, including worship, Bible teaching, prayer ministry and rehearsals. Open to all ages and abilities of vocalists, instrumentalists and ‘non – participants’

Coming Soon:

Please call Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104 for more information


St. Ives September Music Festival (min 2 nights)

8th Sep 2018 - 22nd Sep 2018

Code: 0

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £82

Hotel: Treloyhan Manor Hotel

Location:St Ives, Cornwall

Contact Tel: 01736 796240

Email: treloyhan@christianguild.co.uk

St Ives comes alive in September as one of Cornwall’s richest cultural experiences delivers a full spectrum of arts from classical to world music, folk and jazz to flamenco; from poetry to theatre, talks and art exhibitions. The team at Treloyhan will guide you to the best that the Festival has to offer.

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Please call Treloyhan Manor Hotel on 01736 796240 for more information

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Wellbeing & Short Walks

10th Sep 2018 - 14th Sep 2018

Leader(s): Audrey Cooper

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £328

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Join us for three days of exercise to give you greater flexibility and posture, and help maintain stability and balance, combined with optional daily walks of up to 4 miles. The non-aerobic exercise is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Coming Soon

Please call Abbot Hall Hotel on 015395 32896 for more information


History & Heritage in Devon

16th Sep 2018 - 21st Sep 2018

Leader(s): Maeve Hamilton Hercod

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Heritage

Ensuite Package Price: £495

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Expertly led by our Blue Badge Guide, we will learn everything about Sidmouth and Devon – from its historic natural landmarks to its unique blend of traditional and modern culture – and discover some of the county’s most fascinating sites.

Meet one of our guides....

Maeve Hamilton Hercod

“I have enjoyed living overseas for many years, but whenever I can I love to come back to Devon, the county of my birth. These days I am happily settled in Bath where I have family and work as a guide. My career has taken me from teaching to broadcasting to running sailing courses and many more mundane things along the way, so I hope that all this experience can help me to keep tours running smoothly.”

Your Holiday:

Coming Soon

Please call Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104 for more information


Fun & Fellowship

16th Sep 2018 - 21st Sep 2018

Code: 0

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £445

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

A week for the young at heart with lots of fun and fellowship as well as coach excursions into the Peak District National Park and short walks in this most beautiful of landscapes. Evening activities include fun and games, an evening speaker and a performance by a local choir.

Coming Soon

Please call Willersley Castle Hotel on 01629 582270 for more information


Time for Fellowship

16th Sep 2018 - 21st Sep 2018

Leader(s): Rev David King & Rev Steve Wild

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Spiritual

Ensuite Package Price: £430

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

Jean Long returns with a new Time for Fellowship programme. Come and relax during this popular break that includes devotional sessions, musical evenings and a full day coach excursion. There will also be evening entertainment including a male voice choir.

Coming Soon

Please call Lindors Country House Hotel on 01594 530283 for more information


English Country Dancing - Live Music!

17th Sep 2018 - 21st Sep 2018

Leader(s): Hilary Herbert, Rod & Francis Stradling's

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Music and Dancing

Ensuite Package Price: £320

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

If you have enjoyed dancing to Rod and Frances Stradling’s music at Ron Coxall’s dancing week then you’ll love this four-night break with Hilary. We look forward to welcoming you!

Note: Previous dancing experience is essential.

Meet one of our guides....

Hilary Herbert

Hilary Herbert has been dancing and calling for many years and greatly enjoys both activities. Having started calling at barn dances, PTAs etc in the late 70s, she is now well known nationally as a caller / teacher of a wide breadth of new and old dances in the Playford, Traditional English and American style, including ones of her own composition. She can also be persuaded, without much difficulty, to teach Running set and Sword. She is a regular performer on the English festival, week-end and evening dance circuits and has also ventured across the channel. Her patience and humour are well known throughout the country and she enjoys sharing her wealth of experience with others. She resides in north Lancashire, the county of her birth, and is looking forward to a week in neighbouring Cumbria

The Holiday

We want you to relax, socialise, enjoy your Country Dancing and the atmosphere of our Abbot Hall Hotel.  The itinerary for this holiday is intended to balance all of these aims.

The programme for your dancing holiday is planned to give you the maximum amount of dancing tuition, relaxed dancing and free time.

There will be interesting morning dance workshops, with free afternoons and evening of social dancing, so if you do have any particular technique you wish to explore you can ask Ron for his expert help and advice.

Anyone, from enthusiastic novices to seasoned dancers, will be able to improve their fancy footwork on these fun and friendly Country Dancing holidays.

During the holiday, we will also offer optional local tours.


Late Summer Walks

22nd Sep 2018 - 29th Sep 2018

Leader(s): David & Martin Walker

Code: 0

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £567

Hotel: Treloyhan Manor Hotel

Location:St Ives, Cornwall

Contact Tel: 01736 796240

Email: treloyhan@christianguild.co.uk

With the summer crowds gone, this is the time to enjoy a more peaceful and charming Cornwall. David and Martin will lead us along the beautiful and dramatic Cornish coast line.

Coming Soon

Please call Treloyhan Manor Hotel on 01736 796240 for more information


St. Ives & Scenic Cornwall

22nd Sep 2018 - 29th Sep 2018

Leader(s): Arnold Steeds

Code: 0

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £616

Hotel: Treloyhan Manor Hotel

Location:St Ives, Cornwall

Contact Tel: 01736 796240

Email: treloyhan@christianguild.co.uk

Experience five of Cornwall’s most stunning attractions as we take you to St Michael’s Mount, the Minack Theatre, Tate St Ives, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, and the Eden project, as well as an evening of music. There will also be free time to explore St Ives with its shops, galleries and narrow cobbled streets.

Coming Soon

Please call Treloyhan Manor Hotel on 01736 796240 for more information


Stately Homes & Gardens

23rd Sep 2018 - 28th Sep 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Heritage

Ensuite Package Price: £445

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

Join us to visit some of the historically important stately homes of Derbyshire, including Hardwick Hall and Sudbury Hall Museum of Childhood. We will also explore the small village of Eyam, famous for its residents’ selflessness during the deadly plague outbreak of 1665.

 

Note: Discounts for National Trust members. Please inform reception when booking.

Coming Soon

Please call Willersley Castle Hotel on 01629 582270 for more information


Late Summer Walks

23rd Sep 2018 - 28th Sep 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £395

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

The Welsh-English border offers some spectacular scenery for walking and hiking, with winding valleys and tranquil rivers. Our expert-guided walks will follow country lanes, field paths and stretches of the riverbanks. The late summer is often a beautiful time of year here.

Coming Soon

Please call Lindors Country House Hotel on 01594 530283 for more information


Watercolour Painting

23rd Sep 2018 - 28th Sep 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Arts and Crafts

Ensuite Package Price: £425

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

This studio-based watercolour course is suitable for both beginners and experienced painters alike, with an emphasis on learning about the magical art of watercolour techniques. You will be given a subject to paint each day with step by step instruction and advice, completing four paintings in all over the duration of the break.

2017 Customer Comments

"Alison was natural, calm, confident and totally inspirational."

"A very talented tutor and a totally gifted artist"

Meet one of our guides....

Alison Drake

Alison is a self- taught artist and has 30 years’ experience in Watercolour painting and has been successfully teaching watercolours for four years. Alison believes that anyone can paint given some core techniques. She encourages a sociable, relaxed atmosphere where skills can develop and inspiration can grow. She sees her role as helping people to develop the ideas that interest them-projecting their own unique vision on paper while she offers practical solution to help that vision take shape more clearly. Most aspects of this fascinating medium will be covered by means of demonstrations, painting along with Alison in the studio, and plenty of on to one help and guidance. Why not give it a try!

'what shall I bring'? On booking students will receive pre-course information and materials lists detailing a list of paints, brushes and paper, items to consider. Unless stated students should bring their own painting materials, brushes and papers/boards. We are always on hand to offer advice if unsure and recommend that beginner students telephone prior to buying an extensive set of paints and equipment!


Circle Dancing

24th Sep 2018 - 28th Sep 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Music and Dancing

Ensuite Package Price: £296

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Circle dance draws on the rich and diverse traditional dances of many countries around the world, as well as a growing repertoire of new dances to classical music and contemporary songs. Dances can be energetic and lively or gentle and reflective. Though the dances chosen reflect the abilities of the group, the aim is always to experience the joy of dancing with others and to create a sense of well-being and community. Whatever your age or ability you can circle dance! Each dance is taught, so no experience or partner is necessary.

Coming Soon

Please call Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104 for more information


Autumn Walking

30th Sep 2018 - 5th Oct 2018

Leader(s): Arnold Steeds

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £440

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Autumn in East Devon is very special – a time of stunning colours when some of the trees compete with the reds of the Triassic cliffs.

The varied walking programme on this break will take you through woodlands and the not-to-bemissed delights of contrasting coastal and riverside routes.

The walks are graded ‘moderate’ because you need a reasonable level of fitness.

Most walks are 6-8 miles, but they are generously timed for your enjoyment.

There will be 4 walks

Transport to Exmouth. Walk from Exmouth to Budleigh Salterton along the coast path. Then follow the River Otter west bank inland to the pretty village of Otterton. Transport back to hotel.

Transport to Beer. Follow the coast path from Beer to Branscombe Mouth and then inland around the quaint Branscombe village. Return by inland route through Hazelwood and past Beer Caves back to Beer. Transport back to hotel.

Walk from hotel to the east to the coast path up Salcombe Hill. Then inland to the Donkey Sanctuary. Rejoin the coast path at Dunscombe Cliffs and walk back to Sidmouth via the pretty village of Salcombe Regis. 

Walk from hotel west up Bulverton Hill, then cross Muttersmoor to the coast path at High Peak. Follow the coast path to Ladram Bay. Then follow a route partly along the coast and partly inland to Otterton. Transport back to hotel.

Meals: Packed lunches are provided on walking days

Activity Level: Leisurely, 4 days' of walking, average of 6 - 8 miles

"What shall I bring?" we recommend you come prepared for all weathers, regardless of the month you visit. Comfortable walking boots are recommended, as is clothing for wet weather.  (Don’t worry we have a boot room where you can dry your walking gear). A Camera is a must to capture the magnificent views but please leave all of the other details to us.

For further inforamtion please telephone Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104


Ready, Set, Bake!

30th Sep 2018 - 5th Oct 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £475

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

This brand new ‘Ready, Set, Bake’ holiday gives you the opportunity to learn and improve your baking skills in a relaxed setting. Expert tuition is included, along with all the ingredients, so all you need to bring is your enthusiasm, your apron, and your personal tips to share!

If you are an enthusiastic baker, or would just like to give it a try and learn a bit more, then come along to Lindors and enjoy a relaxed, baking-themed holiday! During the day, you will have the opportunity to practice your skills with a knowledgeable tutor, in a supportive group environment. Ks Christian Guild hosts, giving you plenty of opportunity to relax and be refreshed.

Should you wish to come along on this holiday without participating in the baking sessions, perhaps accompanying a friend or spouse, then our hosts have offered to deliver a few parallel activities and trips alongside the main programme, so you won’t be at a loose end. There will no doubt also be plenty of chance to sample the goods produced by the bakers! We look forward to welcoming you for a week or fun and fellowship in the autumn.


Gilbert & Sullivan

7th Oct 2018 - 12th Oct 2018

Leader(s): Margaret & Peter Featherstone

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Music and Dancing

Ensuite Package Price: £415

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

A must for lovers of Gilbert & Sullivan. Join Peter and Margaret to rehearse ‘The Pirates of Penzance’, the end product being a concert performance on the Thursday evening before a local audience. This is a hugely popular musical break that is sure to be enjoyed by everyone.

Coming Soon

Please call Willersley Castle Hotel on 01629 582270 for more information


Car Free & Care Free

7th Oct 2018 - 12th Oct 2018

Leader(s): Marilyn Bryce

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Coach Holiday

Ensuite Package Price: £430

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Forget the queues and the traffic jams by joining us for a car-free holiday where we do all the leg-work. The holiday includes three fantastic excursions and a lake cruise, and our knowledgeable guide will be on hand with interesting facts about the locations you visit.

Coming Soon

Please call Abbot Hall Hotel on 015395 32896 for more information


Music in Autumn

7th Oct 2018 - 12th Oct 2018

Code: 0

Holiday Type: Music and Dancing

Ensuite Package Price: £370

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

As the days wane, the nights close in and the trees don their vibrant hues, a chill creeps into the air. Leaves take to the air in an elegant dance, pirouetting around the tree trunks to their own orchestral rustling; not the bite of wintry blusters, but just a nip to let us know a new season is at hand. Welcome it with our ‘Music in Autumn’ break, with local talents entertaining you in our magnificent Music Room on select evenings and enjoy the vibrant colours on offer during the day in and around Sidmouth.

Coming Soon:

Please call Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104 for more information


Marilyn Baker Ministries

8th Oct 2018 - 12th Oct 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Spiritual

Ensuite Package Price: £340

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

Marilyn and Tracy describe the focus of their ministry as “bringing people and churches into the healing and empowering presence of God through music, teaching and  prayer.” They will be hosting this week at Lindors in autumn, inviting you along for a special time of refreshment and renewal.

 

Coming Soon

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Walking & Dancing

14th Oct 2018 - 19th Oct 2018

Leader(s): Matin & Jacqueline Wrench

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £445

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

This popular break offers four guided walks in the Peak District of three to five miles. Country Dancing takes place in the evenings where everyone is welcome to join in, regardless of ability or experience.

Coming Soon

Please call Willersley Castle Hotel on 01629 582270 for more information


Leaves & Log Fires

14th Oct 2018 - 19th Oct 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £395

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

Autumn is a glorious time in the Royal Forest of Dean, as the woodlands turn to a blaze of colour. Enjoy some crisp short walks and woodland visits on this relaxing holiday, with afternoons and evenings spent around the crackling log fire in Lindors’ lounge. Take things at your own pace, and don’t forget your camera!

 

Autumn is a glorious time in the Forest of Dean, as the woodlands turn to a blaze of colour. Your programme for the week will include some short walks and woodland visits, so you can appreciate the crisp air and crunchy leaves enjoyed at this time of the year. (Transport is provided.) Afternoons can be spent at your leisure, perhaps with tea and scones around the crackling log fire in Lindors’ lounge, or a relaxing swim in our indoor heated pool. Our hosts will provide morning and evening devotions, and there will be a mix of musical and social entertainment for you to enjoy each night, should you wish. Don’t forget your camera!


English Country Dancing

15th Oct 2018 - 19th Oct 2018

Leader(s): Hilary Herbert

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Music and Dancing

Ensuite Package Price: £320

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Join us each morning for a range of workshops to develop your English Country Dancing abilities. Afternoons are free for you to relax in the hotel or explore the southern lakes, before an evening of dancing and music.

Please note: Previous dancing experience is essential

Meet one of our guides....

Hilary Herbert

Hilary Herbert has been dancing and calling for many years and greatly enjoys both activities. Having started calling at barn dances, PTAs etc in the late 70s, she is now well known nationally as a caller / teacher of a wide breadth of new and old dances in the Playford, Traditional English and American style, including ones of her own composition. She can also be persuaded, without much difficulty, to teach Running set and Sword. She is a regular performer on the English festival, week-end and evening dance circuits and has also ventured across the channel. Her patience and humour are well known throughout the country and she enjoys sharing her wealth of experience with others. She resides in north Lancashire, the county of her birth, and is looking forward to a week in neighbouring Cumbria

The Holiday

We want you to relax, socialise, enjoy your Country Dancing and the atmosphere of our Abbot Hall Hotel.  The itinerary for this holiday is intended to balance all of these aims.

The programme for your dancing holiday is planned to give you the maximum amount of dancing tuition, relaxed dancing and free time.

There will be interesting morning dance workshops, with free afternoons and evening of social dancing, so if you do have any particular technique you wish to explore you can ask Ron for his expert help and advice.

Anyone, from enthusiastic novices to seasoned dancers, will be able to improve their fancy footwork on these fun and friendly Country Dancing holidays.

During the holiday, we will also offer optional local tours.


Willersley Castle Hotel - October Half Term

21st Oct 2018 - 26th Oct 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £345

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children 4 and under stay for FREE!
5-10 Years - 75% off

11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

Join us for our family fun half-term adventure, with themed crafts for young and old alike. New for this year is a coach trip to the National Space centre in Leicester.

Coming Soon

Please call Willersley Castle Hotel on 01629 582270 for more information


Abbot Hall Hotel October Half Term

21st Oct 2018 - 26th Oct 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £325

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children 4 and under stay for FREE!
5-10 Years - 75% off

11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

Join us at Abbot Hall Hotel for an action-packed holiday for all the family, with pool fun activity day and lots more.

With the hectic modern family life, we can forget the things that actually matter, such as: having fun together, sharing experiences and simply enjoying each other’s company. The School holidays are always a great time to get away with the family. Abbot Hall is the perfect opportunity to enjoy your precious time together, here you can enjoy a relaxing holiday with your family and have the benefit of having all of your family needs catered for.

All members of the family will have a fantastic summer holiday, our holidays encourage your children to use their imagination and gain confidence outdoors. Recreational activities and adventures around Abbot Hall, include team games, 5 a side football so you can even have some fun competitive games. Adults vs Kids is always a winner! And evening entertainment for all the family to enjoy.

Don’t worry about the weather we have plenty of indoor family fun too, with pool fun and indoor challenges and the all new Abbot Hall photo treasure Hunt.

You can dip your toe in our amazing heated indoor swimming pool, which is open at most times of the day, 15 metres of splash about fun and an organised Pool Fun session means you can really let your hair down. 

Teenagers in the family

We will keep them busy, how about high-adrenaline mountain biking through the Grizedale Forest? Or maybe kayaking or climbing, we are in contact with a number of local suppliers who would be happy to provide a safe and friendly environment for your teenagers.           

Go Ape – The UKs Number 1 Forest Adventure

At Abbot Hall we can arrange for your family to visit Go Ape, in Grizedale Forest, where those who want to live life a little more adventurously, can find their inner Tarzan.  This is a 2 – 3 hour Tree Top Adventure, all of the visitors will receive a safety brief before they fly down zip-wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle aerial crossings.

For those ages 6 - 12 (minimum Height 1meter) Grizedale Forest offers a Tree Top Adventure for Junior Tarzans.

Brockhole- The Lake District Visitor Centre

A great day out for all the family. For the younger members of the family there is the adventure playground and indoor soft play. Tree top nets is suitable from 3 years to adult, and great fun, for the teens, they can try out the tree top trek or hire Kayak or rowing boat. Then when you need a rest visit the cafe for some well earned refreshments. There are also gardens to wander though, mini golf and exhibitions.

Also in the area there are the following attractions

Kendal climbing Wall

Water sports

Mountain Bike hire


Themed Night - Best of British

21st Oct 2018 - 22nd Oct 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £49

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

THEMED NIGHT - Best of British

Great food, great entertainment, and a great night’s sleep await you on one of our fabulous Themed Nights. Sunday night starts with a delicious themed dinner, followed by themed entertainment. A good night’s rest is followed by a hearty breakfast in the morning – all for just £49 per person!


Lindors Country House Hotel October Half - Term

21st Oct 2018 - 26th Oct 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £340

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children 4 and under stay for FREE!
5-10 Years - 75% off

11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

It's the last school holiday before Christmas, but those dark nights and chilly days can make it difficult to entertain children. Don't worry, because we've got a programme of fun lined up for all the family!

Coming Soon

Please call Lindors Country House Hotel on 01594 530283 for more information


Sidholme Hotel October Half Term

21st Oct 2018 - 26th Oct 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £375

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children 4 and under stay for FREE!
5-10 Years - 75% off

11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

It’s the last school holiday before Christmas and those dark nights and chilly days can make it difficult to entertain children. But not here! We have a fun-packed programme that all the family are sure to enjoy.

A family holiday at Sidholme is the perfect opportunity to escape and enjoy quality time together. Your time with us can be as relaxed or as activity-packed as you like.

With daily activities planned for both Kids and adults, at Sidholme or visiting one of our many Family oriented adventure parks nearby ,or just unwinding , relaxing or enjoying our heated Indoor pool, this break will certainly recharge you for the hectic school schedule ahead.

Activities includes, games,  craft making and evening entertainment for all to enjoy.

Around Sidmouth you could always make time for:

Devon's  Crealy Adventure Park
Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park is an award winning family attraction located just minutes from junction 30 of the M5 near Exeter. The Park has over 60 rides and attractions set in over 100 acres of glorious Devon countryside. We are proud to be a park that caters for the whole family, from the smallest children to parents and grandparents alike. There are over 100 animals, 30 outdoor attractions and a variety of other activities to choose from. With heart-stopping rides for thrill seekers to soft-play and animal petting for younger guests, Devon's Crealy is the South West's number one family day out.

Wildwood Escot
Home to the Kennaway family for over 200 years the Escot of today is setting new standards in recreation with its exciting open access red squirrel encounter where visitors can get up close to these adorable creatures, world-class maze, birds of prey displays, otters and wild boar, unique (and scary!) woodland drop slide, saxon village, indoor playbarn and woodland play areas. There's an intriguing letterboxing trail to try and delicious home-cooked food in our Coach House Restaurant.  Known as the natural place for good reason, wherever you go at Escot you will see peacocks and guinea fowl roaming free and maybe the odd chicken or few! will cross your path too. The magnificent champion trees and woodland paths through daffodils, bluebells and rhododendrons are truly beautiful in springtime but whatever the season there is always some aspect of nature to catch your eye and make you stop and wonder for a while. Open all year, we hope you will enjoy the views, the beauty of the park, its quirky playfulness and will leave delighted, inspired and wanting to return again. 

Go Ape – The UKs Number 1 Forest Adventure
At Sidholme we can arrange for your family to visit GoApe, in Devon, where those who want to live life a little more adventurously, can find their inner Tarzan.  This is a 2 – 3 hour Tree Top Adventure, all of the visitors will receive a safety brief before they fly down zip-wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle aerial crossings.

For those under 10 (minimum Height 1meter) Sherwood Forest offers a Tree Top Adventure for Junior Tarzans


Circle Dancing

22nd Oct 2018 - 25th Oct 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Music and Dancing

Ensuite Package Price: £234

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

Circle dancing is a tradition in many cultures for marking special  occasions and strengthening community and modern circle dance adds new dances to modern songs and classical music. The aim always is to experience the joy of dancing with others and create a sense of well-being through enjoyable gentle exercise!

Coming Soon

Please call Willersley Castle Hotel on 01629 582270 for more information


Watercolour Painting

28th Oct 2018 - 2nd Nov 2018

Leader(s): Alison Drake

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Arts and Crafts

Ensuite Package Price: £435

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

This studio-based watercolour course is suitable for both beginners and experienced painters alike, with an emphasis on learning about the magical art of watercolour techniques. You will be given a subject to paint each day with step by step instruction and advice, completing four paintings in all over the duration of the break.

2017 Customer Comments

"Alison was natural, calm, confident and totally inspirational."

"A very talented tutor and a totally gifted artist"

Meet one of our guides....

Alison Drake

Alison is a self- taught artist and has 30 years’ experience in Watercolour painting and has been successfully teaching watercolours for four years. Alison believes that anyone can paint given some core techniques. She encourages a sociable, relaxed atmosphere where skills can develop and inspiration can grow. She sees her role as helping people to develop the ideas that interest them-projecting their own unique vision on paper while she offers practical solution to help that vision take shape more clearly. Most aspects of this fascinating medium will be covered by means of demonstrations, painting along with Alison in the studio, and plenty of on to one help and guidance. Why not give it a try!

The Holiday

So much more than just learning how to paint….Feed your creative side, with this Watercolour Painting Holiday at Abbot Hall Hotel, with your expert leader Alison Drake.

Alison, returns to Abbot Hall Hotel to share her talents and help you develop your techniques, whether an accomplished artist or a beginner.

We will be painting in house in our own designated room so you can set up your own art materials for the duration of the course. We aim to paint one painting per day and the tuition will start on Monday morning after a hearty breakfast. We have morning coffee and break for lunch. Then back in the studio for the afternoon session. Your evenings are free for you enjoy the beautiful surroundings and relax.

'what shall I bring'? On booking students will receive pre-course information and materials lists detailing a list of paints, brushes and paper, items to consider. Unless stated students should bring their own painting materials, brushes and papers/boards. We are always on hand to offer advice if unsure and recommend that beginner students telephone prior to buying an extensive set of paints and equipment


Autumn Rambles

28th Oct 2018 - 2nd Nov 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £330

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

Exploring on foot is a great way to enjoy the autumnal mix of colours in the landscape at this magical time of the year. With everything from gentle riverside walks to challenging hikes, this break promises the most impressive scenery.

Coming Soon

Please call Willersley Castle Hotel on 01629 582270 for more information


November Managers Promotion (min 2 night stay)

1st Nov 2018 - 30th Nov 2018

Code: 0

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £49

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

Stay As You Please Holidays gives you the flexibility to do whatever you want, but unlike other hotel holidays, we have staff on hand to help you plan so you don't miss out on any local attractions

Our “Stay as You Please” breaks offer the ideal opportunity to explore Willersley Castle Hotel, the Derbyshire Dales and beautiful Peak District.

Our knowledgeable team will be able to assist you with train and bus links or indeed directions to places of interest.

A few suggestions for enjoyable days out are below:

Bakewell

Bakewell is a small market town in the Derbyshire Dales, well known for the local confection Bakewell Pudding(often mistaken for the Bakewell Tart). It is located on theRiver Wye and has interesting shops, cafes and buildings. Many circular walks are start at Bakewell and the town is ideal for an afternoon of strolling.

Chatsworth Estate

A full day can be spent at the Chatsworth Estate with so much to see and do. Chatsworth is a stately home in theDerbyshire Dales, It is the seat of the Duke of Devonshireand has been home to the Cavendish family since 1549.The house, set in expansive parkland and backed by wooded, rocky hills rising to heather moorland, contains a unique collection of priceless paintings, furniture, Old Master drawings, neoclassical sculptures, books and other artefacts. Chatsworth has been selected as the United Kingdom's favorite country house several times.

Discounted Tickets available from Hotel Reception.

To add to the Estate, there is also a Farm Park for the younger visitors, farm shop, garden centre and the extensive grounds which you share with sheep and deer.

Eyam, the plague village!

A traditional English village that lies within the Peak District National Park. The village is noted for an outbreak of bubonic plague which occurred there in 1665, in which the villagers chose to isolate themselves rather than let the infection spread. With a visitor centre, Eyam Hall (National Trust property) and quaint village lanes this is an idyllic place of interest. Many of the old cottages have plaques on showing the plight of those in the village during the time of the plague.

Heights of Abraham

A fun day out for everyone! And it starts on a cable car

Heights of Abraham is a major attraction in Matlock Bath, only a few minute’s drive from Willersley Castle it consists of a hilltop park on top of Masson Hill, accessed by Cable Car from the village. The route is 568 metres (1,864 ft) long and climbs 169 metres (554 ft).. Once on the hilltop there are cavern and mine tours in both Great Masson Cavern and the Great Rutland Cavern, play areas, a visitor centre, stunning views, fossil factory and much more.

Discounted Tickets available from Hotel Reception

Castleton

A pretty village with stunning views, interesting gift shops and a visitor centre. This is an ideal starting point for a day’s walking on the High Peak, routes up Cave Dale,Winnats Pass, Mam Tor and Hollins Cross meet near Castleton. While there, there are four "show caves" to visit (one of them by boat) and at least one of them is open all year. Take a look at our guest information in reception for leaflets.

Buxton

Buxton is a spa town close to the county boundary withCheshire to the west and Staffordshire to the south, and is described as "the gateway to the Peak District National Park". Home to Poole's Cavern, an extensive limestone cavern open to the public, and St Ann's Well, fed by the geothermal spring bottled and sold internationally by Buxton Mineral Water Company. Also in the town is theBuxton Opera House, which hosts several music and theatre festivals each year. With a range of shops, beautiful grounds with Victorian Pavillion and Buxton Crescent it makes an enjoyable and varied day out.

Dovedale

No visit to Derbyshire is complete unless you have taken to the stepping stones in Dovedale, take the day to enjoy the town of Ashbourne before parking at Dovedale and taking an enjoyable flat walk along the dale. Stunning scenery on a riverside walk and the fun of hopping over the stepping stones before heading back. For those more energetic there are many popular marked walks that surround Dove Dale.

Local Walks

We have a full range of short, medium and long walks for your enjoyment available from Hotel reception. 

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November Managers Promotion (min 2 night stay)

1st Nov 2018 - 30th Nov 2018

Code: 0

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £49

Hotel: Treloyhan Manor Hotel

Location:St Ives, Cornwall

Contact Tel: 01736 796240

Email: treloyhan@christianguild.co.uk

Alongside our Speciality Break programme, we are proud to offer our truly versatile Stay as you Please option all year round (excluding Christmas and New Year).

Stay as you Please gives you the flexibility to do whatever you want, but with the benefit of having knowledgeable staff on hand to help you plan your stay. Chat with our friendly staff to come up with a jam-packed programme of fun or just take a break to relax with a good book – you can do as you please with our Stay as you Please breaks.

You can book a minimum of two nights for a Stay as you Please holiday to make the most of these great value flexible stays.

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Please call Treloyhan Manor Hotel on 01736 796240 for more information


November 2018 Managers Promotion (min 2 night stay)

1st Nov 2018 - 21st Dec 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £55

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

We are proud to offer our truly versatile Stay as you Please option all year round (excluding Christmas and New Year).

Stay as you Please gives you the flexibility to do whatever you want, but with the benefit of having knowledgeable staff on hand to help you plan your stay. Chat with our friendly staff to come up with a jam-packed programme of fun or just take a break to relax with a good book – you can do as you please with our Stay as you Please breaks.

You can book a minimum of two nights for a Stay as you Please holiday to make the most of these great value flexible stays.

 

 

* Prices are per person per night. Minimum stay 2 nights. Terms & conditions apply. Subject to availability.

Our “Stay as You Please” breaks offer the ideal opportunity to explore Lindors Country House Hotel, and the breath taking Royal Forest of Dean.

Our knowledgeable team will be able to assist you with train and bus links or indeed directions to places of interest.

A few suggestions for enjoyable days out are below

Monmouth

A beautiful market town with a bustling center, it contains many independent shops and a small museum to the Rolls family who have been affiliated to the town for many decades. It is situated where the River Monnow meets the River Wye, within 2 miles of the border with England.

The Wye Valley

An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is an internationally important protected landscape straddling the border between England and Wales. It is one of the most dramatic and scenic landscape areas in southern Britain.

Tintern Abbey

The Cistercian abbey of Tintern is one of the greatest monastic ruins of Wales. It was only the second Cistercian foundation in Britain, and the first in Wales, and was founded on 9 May 1131 by Walter de Clare, Lord of Chepstow. It soon prospered, thanks to endowments of land in Gwent and Gloucestershire, and buildings were added and updated in every century until its dissolution in 1536.

Lydney

A small town and civil parish in the county of Gloucestershire. It is located on the west bank of the River Severn, close to the Forest of Dean. The town lies on the A48, next to the Lydney Park gardens with its Roman temple in honor of Nodens.

The Forest of Dean

Discover a host of great activities and entertainment … for adventure-seekers, we have mountain biking, cycle tracks, zip-wires, kayaking, for explorers there’s a great range of attractions, from the magical Puzzle wood to caves and steam trains, and for something more relaxing, enjoy the Sculpture trail, our many walks, the spectacular views and our many castles, museums and cathedrals.

Cardiff

Home of the National Museum of Wales and Cardiff Castle, with Big Pit, a museum dedicated to the coal mining industry, not far away too. The newly developed Cardiff Bay offers a wonderful array of restaurants and shops alike. This is a great mix of old and new in this bustling and thriving city, the capital of Wales.

Hereford

A beautiful and historic city, here lives the Mappa Mundi, the oldest map of the world, which lies in the safety of the glorious Hereford Cathedral that is in the heart of this very rural city. Nestled well into the Herefordshire countryside where often one sees tractors driving along the city streets, this is definitely a city for the country dweller.

Gloucester

This beautiful city has much to offer in ways of interest. The beautiful cathedral set in the ancient cathedral precincts. The Waterways Museum, near to the docks, which has recently undergone a huge transformation. There is also a small military museum dedicated to the Gloucester Regiment, which is well worth a visit too.

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November Managers Promotion (min 2 nights)

1st Nov 2018 - 30th Nov 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £55

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

We are proud to offer our truly versatile Stay as you Please option all year round (excluding Christmas and New Year).

Stay as you Please gives you the flexibility to do whatever you want, but with the benefit of having knowledgeable staff on hand to help you plan your stay. Chat with our friendly staff to come up with a jam-packed programme of fun or just take a break to relax with a good book – you can do as you please with our Stay as you Please breaks.

You can book a minimum of two nights for a Stay as you Please holiday to make the most of these great value flexible stays.

 

 

 

* Prices are per person per night. Minimum stay 2 nights. Terms & conditions apply. Subject to availability.

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Please call Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104 for more information

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November Managers Promotion (min 2 night stay)

1st Nov 2018 - 30th Nov 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £49

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Stay as you Please

Alongside our Speciality Break programme, we are proud to offer our truly versatile Stay as you Please option all year round (excluding Christmas and New Year).

Stay as you Please gives you the flexibility to do whatever you want, but with the benefit of having knowledgeable staff on hand to help you plan your stay. Chat with our friendly staff to come up with a jam-packed programme of fun or just take a break to relax with a good book – you can do as you please with our Stay as you Please breaks.

You can book a minimum of two nights for a Stay as you Please holiday to make the most of these great value flexible stays.

This Stay As You Please package is the perfect opportunity to explore Abbot Hall and the local surroundings.  

Please ask reception for train and bus links or directions and suggestions of places of interest.

Cartmel

A delightful village dominated by the 12th century Priory. In the square you will find the Medieval Gatehouse, shops and cafes.

Ambleside

Ambleside, boasts history dating back to Roman times and the Roman fort “Galava” can still be seen today. The Bridge House spanning Stock Beck dates back to the 15th century and is a popular landmark in the town.

Ullswater

Take a drive over Kirkstone Pass and explore the northern lakes. Take a trip on Ullswater with its ever changing scenery

10% off Voucher Ullswater steamers

Ravenglass

Travel by car or train to Ravenglass and board the narrow gauge Ravenglass and Eskdale railway

10% Off Voucher Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Lakeland Motor Museum

Not just cars!! All ages will enjoy a visit with something for everyone from old toys, the Campbell Bluebird exhibition, Isle of Mann TT and the history of Dolly Blue. Then relax in the café next door.

10% Off Voucher Lakeland motor Museum

Grasmere

Grasmere lies in the heart of the English Lake District National Park, just north of Windermere. This world famous village is a classic tourist attraction; here isDove Cottage which was the home of the  English Poet William Wordsworth, it is also the home of Sarah Nelson’s Grasmere Gingerbread.

Dove Cottage £1.00 discount voucher

Bowness & Windermere

Take a lovely drive along the Lyth Valley road, although quite long, there are some beautiful views before reaching the lake.  Both these towns have manyshops and cafes, particularly Bowness which is home to an ice cream shopwith 32 flavours and the Beatrix Potter   Museum. A drive up to Windermere and you will find Lakeland Limitedwhere you can buy any gifts and enjoy the cafe. You could enjoy a cruise on Windermere.

10% off voucher Windermere Lake Cruises

Complementary Windermere Lake Cruise vouchers on selected breaks.

Local Walks

These suggested walks have maps available in our visitor

Information area.

Hampsfell: 5-6 miles

Cartmel: 4 miles

Arnside Knott:  2 miles

Fairy Steps: From the train station and back is 6 miles

Humphrey Head: Between 2 and 4 miles

Grange Promenade Walk: A flat 2 mile walk

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