Monday 3rd: Depart from your home area travelling to East Anglia and arriving late afternoon at Best Western Ipswich Hotel. Tea/coffee and biscuits served on arrival.
Tuesday 4th: Our day begins with a ride to the medieval village of Lavenham in the heart of Suffolk. We have chance to explore this historic gem, including the famous Guildhall and streets with delightful timber framed houses. We have time to obtain lunch here before we continue of our way taking in the picture postcard villages of Cavendish and Clare to the village of Steeple Bumpstead where we visit the Chocolate Lady and learn the art of making handmade chocolates. This is followed by a cream tea and later we make our way back to the hotel.
Wednesday 5th: This morning we head south into Essex and Wilkin’s Tiptree Jam Museum, tea room and shop. Here we enjoy a cream tea before we make our way into Ipswich for free time to discover the town.
Thursday 6th: The day out begins with a drive to Newmarket – home of horseracing. Here we visit the National Horseracing Centre and learn all about the history of ‘The Sport of Kings’ and perhaps the Packard Galleries of Sporting Art. Afterwards, we head for Bury St Edmunds today they have a small market day with its famous Abbey Gardens, connections with Dickens and The Nutshell, reputedly the smallest pub in the country.
Friday 7th: After breakfast we leave and head for home.