Day Trips

SMS X Trav are delighted to be able to offer a wide selection of day trips including historical sites, famous gardens, seaside towns, popular shopping destinations plus more. Why pay for all the petrol and have the stress of long distance driving when you could sit comfortably on one of our luxury air-conditioned vehicles? Let us do the hard work for you for a fraction of the cost. These trips are open to all ages and we hope to be able to offer people the opportunity to see some of the wonderful places this country has to offer. In the future we are hoping to organise short breaks all over the UK and even internationally.

  • Towcester pickups will be from Brackley Road Cemetery layby
  • Brackley pickups will be at The Greyhound Public House and Market Place Bus Stop
  • Bicester pickups will be at the Bus Station next to Sainsburys (please be advised that not all trips pick up in Bicester

To book our day trips please call us on 01327 353118 or email naomi@smsxtrav.co.uk

Blenheim Palace Easter Carnival

Easter Carnival Fun. Celebrate the Easter weekend from 30 March â€" 2 April, 2018 at Blenheim Palace. With giant Easter Egg trails, special entertainment and a whole host of carnival fun there is something for everyone to enjoy. We can offer discount on admission to this event, please ask for more details.

Blenheim Palace Flower Show

Blenheim Palace Flower Show. The annual festival of flora and fauna returns from 22 â€" 24 June, 2018. The much-loved show will feature expert talks, floral displays and stalls for the gardener to enjoy. We can offer a group discount for Admission, please ask for more information.

Brighton

Brighton is an English seaside resort town. It's a popular day-trip destination. Its broad shingle beach is backed by amusement arcades and Regency-era buildings. Brighton Pier, in the central waterfront section, opened in 1899 and now has rides and food kiosks. The town is also known for its nightlife, arts scene, shopping and festivals.

Hunstanton

Hunstanton is a seaside town in Norfolk, England, with a population of 4,229 at the 2011 Census, It faces west across The Wash, making it one of the few places on the East Coast where the sun can be seen setting over the sea.

Rookery Farm

Attractions include lambing and calving season (18th March - 23rd April), a large pets corner, water-fowl area, pigmy goats, baby calves incubator hatching, two bouncy castles, miniature tractors, outdoor play area, outdoor and undercover sand pits, go-carts, birthday parties & other special events throughout the season, see our events page for further details.

Willen Lake & Splash Park

Willen Lake is Milton Keynes’ most popular park. Over one million visitors a year take part in watersports activities, go cycling, enjoy the playground, try the high ropes course or simply picnic along Willen’s shores. It’s a great place to entertain all ages of family and friends, whether it’s a visit to the café or restaurant, a stroll, trying a beginners’ course in sailing or hiring a pedalo or bike. The park is open year round and there is no admission fee, other than during special events when some areas may be unavailable to the general public, or a fee may be charged. Play area, public toilets, trim trail, cycle hire, boat hire, fishing, picnic tables, seating, BBQ area, refreshments, watersports, high ropes. The one4six café offers a range of delicious paninis, sandwiches, cakes, hot and cold drinks and is open every day. You can find the café near the mini bowl and between WakeMK and the children’s play area. There are seats in the café as well as plenty of picnic benches and tables outside if you prefer to eat al fresco.

Bournemouth Air Festival

The Bournemouth Air Festival is an annual air show held along the coast at Bournemouth, in Dorset, England. It has featured aircraft from the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy, as well as civil aviation displays.

Warwick Castle's Haunted Halloween

Join a host of bizarre characters throughout the day for fun, games and spooktacular shows at the Dead Centre Stage. Our wondrous witches are searching for the secret to eternal youth! Perfect for younger children who want to help our friendly witches find the missing ingredients to their magic potion. Join a spooky Halloween trail and journey through the enchanted Hollows where you’re sure to encounter creepy characters at every turn. Watch our magnificent Birds of Prey take to the skies, especially for Halloween! Witness the WORLD’s biggest siege machine launch a projectile over 150m in the air! GET LOST in the UK’s only Horrible Histories Maze! We can offer a group discount on admission prices, please contact us for more information.

Waddesdon Manor Christmas Fair

More spectacular than ever before, with a new location and even more stalls, our fair is a fantastic Christmas shopping experience not to be missed! For the first time, the fair will be set against the backdrop of the floodlit North Front of the Manor with its 20ft Christmas trees and magical light and sound show. Soak up the sights, smells and sounds of Christmas with 80 hand-selected exhibitors all housed in charming wooden chalets. We will have an exciting variety of high-quality, unique gifts, decorations, crafts and festive foods to delight you and your loved ones. Please note: Unfortunately we don’t have a cash machine on site and not all stallholders are able to take card payments, therefore we recommend you bring cash on the day to avoid disappointment.

Winchester Christmas Market

Winchester and Winchester Christmas Market is a must-visit destination for all those wishing to experience a traditional Christmas. The city justly claims to be England’s Christmas Capital and its Cathedral is at the heart of the festivities with a stunning Christmas Market and real Ice Rink dominating its beautiful and historic Close. From its relatively modest beginnings, the Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market now attracts over 350,000 visitors each year and has achieved a reputation as being amongst the very best in Europe. Within the stunning surroundings of the Cathedral’s historic Inner and Outer Close you’ll find over 100 attractive wooden chalets brimming with goodies. The stallholders are individually selected by the Cathedral’s in-house team to ensure superior quality, uniqueness and that a wide range of products are available. Each year there’s a rotation of stallholders and a good percentage of invited new traders to keep the market fresh. There’s a strong emphasis on British and artisan amongst the stallholders. Look out for Hampshire’s finest cheese and sourdough toasties â€" these alone are reason to return regularly! A large outdoor Ice Rink sits at the centre of activity, providing the perfect winter playground for adults and children alike and, like the Christmas Market, it’s regularly listed as one of the best rinks in the country. With the dramatic medieval architecture as a backdrop, it’s an idyllic setting at any time of day, but it really comes into its own after twilight when the Cathedral is lit up and a warm glow radiates from the market stalls. The Ice Rink continues to operate beyond the Christmas Market into the New Year. Although the Cathedral’s Close attracts most of the attention, those in the know will be quick to take a detour and visit the Cathedral itself. A majestic sight to behold with a huge Christmas tree reaching up to the gothic vaults of the nave and stunning choral music ringing out during the many Christmas carol services, concerts and rehearsals. All are welcome to attend the services and indeed they are popular, attracting over 10,000 people a year. Winchester at Christmas is buzzing with excitement, with visitors from all over the country, and from further afield, travelling to experience its festive atmosphere. Retailers, hoteliers, restaurants and bars, all eager to stand out from the crowd, strive to offer the best in a city that sparkles brightly for Christmas. The result is a city proud to call itself England’s Christmas Capital, with the Cathedral and its Christmas Market at the very centre of the celebrations.

Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park - London

For over 10 years, Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland has been spreading the Christmas spirit throughout London. The festival has become a landmark event for Londoners and tourists alike. With humble beginnings as an open-air Christmas market in Hyde Park, Winter Wonderland has since grown into an extravaganza with ice skating, shows, roller coaster rides, street food stalls, festive bars and live music. It is still free to enter the Winter Wonderland grounds and take in the joyous atmosphere. With over 100 spectacular rides and attractions, it is no wonder why thousands of visitors return to Winter Wonderland each year to celebrate the Christmas season. For 2017, Winter Wonderland is offering a dazzling array of activities and entertainment. Enjoy skating around the UK’s largest open-air ice rink, have a deep sea adventure in the Magical Ice Kingdom, see thrilling circus shows, world-class ice dancing in Cinderella on Ice and see stunning views across London in the Giant Observation Wheel and much more.

Blenheim Palace Christmas Lights

Christmas at Blenheim Light Trail. The festive light trail will transform the 'Capability' Brown landscape at Blenheim Palace from 23 November, 2018 â€" 1 January, 2019. Perfect festive fun for all the family discover singing trees and beautiful light displays. We can offer group Discount admission at this venue, please ask for more information.