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Have a Blast in Essex

Have a Blast in Essex

We visit the best of West Essex, including the world’s oldest wooden church and the famous Royal Gunpowder Mills.

Have a Blast in Essex

4 days away from £359pp 


We visit the best of West Essex, including the world’s oldest wooden church and the famous Royal Gunpowder Mills. 


Price includes: 

- Four nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast 

- Rail journey on the Epping Ongar Railway 

- Visit to Greensted Church 

- Admission to North Weald Airfield Museum 

- Visit to Royal Gunpowder Mills 

- Excursions as detailed 


With a comfort stop on the journey, we travel down to our hotel where we are welcomed with tea & coffee on arrival.



Starting our day on the Epping Ongar Railway, we travel through picturesque countryside on a steam-hauled train to the town of Ongar, where we disembark and meet our coach and head to Greensted Church for a guided tour (entry by donation) of the oldest wooden church in the world. We then return by coach to North Weald station, where we have time for a visit to the North Weald Airfield Museum, which houses a collection of heritage and memorabilia, telling the story of the adjacent North Weald Airfield and its wartime significance.

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We begin this morning with a bang, paying a visit to the Royal Gunpowder Mills in Waltham Abbey where we explore the fascinating history of gunpowder, explosives and rocket propellants. In the afternoon, we visit Hatfield House where we enjoy a one-hour guided tour before we explore the lovely gardens and look closer at the magnificent, recently commissioned water sculpture taking pride of place on the north front of the house.

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This morning we visit Cambridge for free time before beginning our journey home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Your Hotel: 


Comet Hotel, Hatfield ***+ 


The hotel has recently been refurbished for the modern age, bringing a truly fabulous hotel destination.  Located within walking distance of the Galleria shopping mall and cinema complex, there is plenty to do nearby.  The hotel itself has a lounge and bar area, and rooms have hairdryer, TV and tea/coffee making facilities.  




Deposits for holidays are as follows: 

Value £70-£100pp - £25pp deposit 

Value £100-£500pp - £50pp deposit 

Value over £500pp - £75pp deposit 


The full balance of holidays is due at least 6 weeks before the trip.  Bookings made within 6 weeks must be paid in full at the time of booking. 

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