Arrive at your destination airport you will be greeted by by CU representative and escorted to your coach for the transfer to Shropshire. You will be staying in Shrewsbury, a great location for accessing the many beautiful sights and attractions of Shropshire. As with all areas of CU programmes, evening entertainments will be carefully planned for your group and you can round off your first day with a quiz night.
Start each morning with a filling breakfast before setting off for your days activities. This morning you will hop over the border into Wales where you will visit the historic village of Portmeirion. This unique village is set on its own private peninsula on the southern shores of Snowdonia. It was created by Welsh architect Clough Williams-Ellis (1883-1978) to demonstrate how a naturally beautiful place could be developed without spoiling it. Portmeirion is made up of about 50 buildings most of which are used as hotel or self-catering accommodation and surrounded by 70 acres of sub-tropical woodland gardens. The village has many cafes and restaurants where you can stop for an ice cream or cream tea. You will then head back into England where you will enjoy an evening dinner.
This morning you will take part in your first local football fixture of the tour. This is a great opportunity to take part in international sport. Fixtures are often the highlight of the tour and British teams are always delighted to play international sides and offer a friendly welcome and a competitive game. You will then head to Blists Hill Victorian Town. Experience life as it was over 100 years ago through the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of a recreated Victorian Town. Victorian characters will give you a fascinating insight into Victorian life as they go about their daily lives in their cottages, shops and places of work. Exchange your money at the Bank into pounds, shillings and pence, try some of their traditionally cooked fish and chips, or delicious bread from the bakery. Find out about curious remedies in the Victorian Pharmacy and browse the unusual products for sale in the Grocers and the General Drapers and Outfitter. You can choose from a range of ‘old favourites’ in the sweetshop and have fun at the Victorian Fairground. You can also dress up in Victorian costume to have an unforgettable portrait taken at the photographers. Meet the animals and enjoy a journey around the town on a horse and cart. Witness traditional skills in action at the printers, candle makers and decorative plasterers. A truly unforgettable visit! You will then head to a local restaurant for dinner.
Back to Sports today with your second fixture. The students will have acclimatised to their surroundings and will be keen to put in a good performance later on in the day. Prior to departure your tour manager will discuss the format and the standard of opposition required in order to get the most out of your tour. You will then head to the Enginuity science museum. Investigate science and discover more about the power of technology at Enginuity. Discover how a little ingenuity will empower you to pull a 10 ton locomotive by hand or generate electricity from flowing water. Look at familiar objects with new eyes using the giant x-ray machine. Build an earthquake proof tower. Challenge our robotic arm to test the speed of your reactions. Sketch out your own ideas in the design zone. You will then head for an early dinner at the nearby South Water complex before an afternoon of ice skating!
This morning you will step back in time with a ride on the Severn Valley railway line. A wonderful way to spend a day - The Severn Valley Railway operates mainly steam-hauled passenger trains between Bridgnorth, Bewdley and Kidderminster, a journey of about 16 miles, along the beautiful Severn Valley. There is no better way to see the beauty of the River Severn than from one of these steam-hauled trains. This afternoon you will then heads to Waterworld. The park has a series of fantastic rides as well as a host of other attractions including Nucleus: The country's first indoor roller coaster, 375 feet of ups and downs. Space Bowl: Slide along the flume ride and plunge through the space Bowl, or take a short flume ride that sends strong swimmers spinning into the Space Bowl where your world is turned upside down before you plunge into the deep blue water below. Python: Slide feet first and out of control along the twists and turns. Twister: A mind blowing flume, faster, steeper and with more twists and turns than you can imagine. Aqua Splash Jungle House: Dare you splash through waterfalls, swing across mini assault rope climbs, tackle the scramble net, dodge the monsoon monster splash, trigger the five water cannons or edge across the rope bridge. Try and escape using the 2 flumes! Also available is the Black Hole, Super Flume, Rapids, Multi-Slide, Typhoon Lagoon, Assault Course and many more! What are you waiting for?!
After a thrilling day you will be ready for a hearty evening meal. This evening you could opt to watch a local football match (additional cost, subject to match schedule and availability).
This morning your group will spend the day in Shrewsbury town. Set amidst glorious countryside near to the Welsh Borders, it is one of England's finest medieval market towns. The town centre is packed with timber-framed black & white buildings, steep narrow streets and alleyways. A local guide will take you on a tour to some of the 600 listed buildings including the Castle, now a regimental museum and the world-famous Shrewsbury Abbey, home of the fictional Brother Cadfael. Charles Darwin was born and educated in Shrewsbury and all around you will find reminders of his association with the town. Next to the river you can relax in the beautiful Quarry Park, location for the annual Shrewsbury Flower Show. Shrewsbury is a great town for shopping with many independent shops nestled within the big brands we know and love. Your group will then have dinner in town to celebrate and reflect on all the amazing things you have done this week before enjoying a game of bowling!
Day 7 Your coach will then take you to the airport for the return flight home. With a trip this great we are sure that it will live long in the memory.The itinerary is subject to change, due to operational reasons, the routing of this tour may be amended. However, all mentioned services will remain unchanged.
Particulars: Program is open to Clubs, Sports Academies, School Teams, Groups.
- Ideal Group Size: 20 students per group.
- Age Requirement: 10–17 Years
- Accompanying Teacher/Escort: 2 FOC
- Program Availability: May - October
- Accommodation Type: Hotel
- Inclusions: All Inclusions as indicated in the Itinerary (Accommodation, Meals, Transfers, Sightseeing, Entrance for the duration of the tour)
Participant must hold a passport that is valid for no less than six months beyond the intended stay. It should contain two facing blank pages for any visa to be affixed to. A valid VISA is required. (Exact passport and Visa requirements vary depending on the country you are visiting and your nationality)
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