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Some people only book holidays and trips away at certain times of the year, but it’s really easy to explore parts of the country and abroad whenever you like. Coach travel makes travelling in all weathers simple, and the trick to enjoying each destination is to plan for the seasons. Here are some great coach travel ideas for winter, spring, summer and autumn.


While many people are put off by the colder temperatures and icy conditions faced from December to February, if you wrap up warm and travel by coach in Winter, you can easily plan some amazing trips. If organising travel towards the end of the year, don’t miss out on a wide range of Christmas markets across the UK and Europe. While the New Year can often bring on the January blues, why not plan a sightseeing visit to London or activities which take place inside like museums and art galleries, a shopping trip or West End show.


Spring is a time when spending time outdoors starts to feel more appealing, getting back to nature. Some coach trip ideas if you love the sights and colours of this time of year include going to the Chelsea flower show, RHS Wisley Gardens in Woking or a visit to a National Trust property with stunning grounds to explore. Fun group ideas to book with friends includes an afternoon tea (Windsor River Cruises are always delightful) or even a day at the races. There’s also plenty going on in London during spring, so if you fancy a city break, consider a picnic in one of the capital’s beautiful parks or a boat trip along the Thames.


If weather permits, summer is the perfect time to spend wonderful days in the sunshine, so plan some group activities. Luxury coach travel in comfortable, air conditioned vehicles is perfect for travelling to any upcoming summer events you’ve booked such as music festivals. This includes the wide range of outdoor concerts taking place throughout the season, including Hampton Court Palace Festival, British Summer Time in Hyde Park or Wireless Festival in Finsbury Park. There’s also endless family coach trips you can plan during the school holidays including seaside visits, wildlife parks and a whole host of theme parks for a fun day out.

Find great coach travel & day trip ideas for winter, spring, summer & autumn. Includes days out in London, Christmas market coach trips, South East gardens, music festival travel & more. Feel inspired with Mayday Travel.Autumn

Autumn may be a time when temperatures start to drop, but this is often a welcome break for those who don’t like travelling in the heat of summer. One of our top ideas for coach trips at this time of year is countryside walks, taking in the glorious Autumnal colours. There’s lots of nature to explore in the South East, including the North Downs Way National Trail which offers 153 miles for walkers to get their teeth into. There’s plenty of other gems to discover, including country houses (such Winston Churchill’s home, Chartwell House), canal walks and picturesque villages where you can stop off for a hearty roast at a local pub.

Plan your coach trip now with Mayday Travel, including our fantastic day trips which take place throughout the year. We cover a wide area of the South East, organising trips to Europe and across the UK from locations such as Mayfair, Wanstead and Clapham. Call 020 8680 5111 now to start planning your coach trip.