The Thursford Christmas Spectacular November & December Annually

This tailor-made package includes executive coach travel throughout the holiday and from two nights’ accommodation on a half board basis at a 3* or 4* hotel in Norfolk to suit your group’s requirements. The content of your preferred itinerary will be discussed with you at the time of enquiry.

  • Our suggested itinerary could include:
    • Ely or Cambridge
    • The Thursford Christmas Spectacular Show
    • Medieval Lavenham
    • The Dad’s Army Trail & Museum
    • Bury St Edmunds and Christmas Fayre
  • Group Organiser benefits
  • No single room supplements (selected tours only)

To tailor-make your tour or for a personalised quotation call 01943 605999.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 - Harlow Garden Centre is a perfect comfort stop location. The City of Ely, home to one of the most magnificent cathedrals in England. Nestled in the Fen countryside, this small city in East Cambridgeshire is rich in history, charm and beauty and it is thought that the name Ely is derived from the Isle of Eels, when Ely was surrounded by water and marshland. Ely has a beautiful waterside area, which is an attraction within itself, where you can explore the many cafes and antique shops.
Bury St Edmunds is a unique and dazzling historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious Cathedral and Abbey gardens provide a distinctive visual charm. The Christmas Fayre* houses colourful stalls with local produce and crafts, a ‘world’ market with enticing goods from mainland Europe and beyond, a Cathedral gift fair, and an historical market in Moyse’s Hall museum. *selected dates only

Day 2 - The Thursford Christmas Spectacular - In 1977 against the background of steam engines, mechanical organs and fairground rides a small Christmas show took place, with eight choral scholars from Kings College, Cambridge, singing a selection of John Rutter carols. It has now grown into the largest Christmas show in England. It is the ultimate Christmas musical experience and is a blend of exciting Christmas entertainment, with Christmas songs, carols, dazzling dancers, beautiful costumes, outstanding music and singing from the cast of over one hundred. 

Day 3 - Bury St Edmunds is one of the hidden gems of Suffolk, and is probably most famous for the ruined Abbey that stands near to the town centre, surrounded by the Abbey Gardens. Visit the Greene King Visitor Centre and Brewery where they have been brewing since 1799. The museum’s storyboards, illustrations and artefacts provide a great insight into the history of brewing. Tour around the historic brewhouse and see how real ale is produced using natural ingredients and traditional brewing methods. Lavenham is one of the best preserved medieval villages in the UK, boasting some 320 listed timber framed buildings, many of them protected by English Heritage. This is a unique village created some 750 years ago by Henry III when he granted Lavenham market status. Traders flocked to the village to take advantage of its thriving wool trade and by 1524, Lavenham was ranked the 14th richest town in the country, thanks to the famous Lavenham Blues cloth.  
Thetford & the Dad's Army Trail.  Written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft. 'Dad's Army' started in 1967 and Thetford was chosen because the BBC had obtained permission to film at a Stanford Practical Training area. Apart from the occasional bomb going off or overhead jet aircraft, filming could go ahead undisturbed. The stars would come to Thetford for six weeks at a time, staying in the Bell and Anchor Hotels. This was usually in April or May each year until the last series in 1977. Included is a 90 minute guided tour of the town and a light lunch. 

With all packages we supply a tailor-made flyer to assist in the promotion of your group holiday, along with a booking form which provides us with all the details we require from each participant.