Beamish, Kynren, Chillingham Castle & Black Sheep - Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th August 2021

Day 1 we travel to Beamish on our way to our hotel, The Holiday inn at Washington where we stay for 3 nights with dinner bed and breakfast included'

Beamish, the North of England Open Air Museum is an open-air museum located at Beamish, near the town of Stanley, County Durham, England. The museum's guiding principle is to preserve an example of everyday life in urban and rural North East England at the climax of industrialisation in the early 20th century.

Take a tram ride back in time and experience the sights, sounds, smells and delicious tastes of the past. Take a walk through the beautiful Georgian Landscape and find out what life was like in the 1820s. Explore the 1900s Town and experience life before the First World War. Visit the 1900s Pit Village to learn your times tables and practise your handwriting in the school. Take a trip down our drift mine to discover the reality of life underground for miners. Meet the Land Girls and learn to drill with the Home Guard at The 1940s Farm.

 
Day 2 we travel to Chillingham Castle

Chillingham Castle is a 13th century, Grade 1 Star-listed stronghold in Northumberland, famed for action and battles.  With its fine rooms, gardens, lakes, fountains and tea rooms, the castle has an extraordinary ownership bloodline which runs back to the 1200s.

Just twenty minutes from the seaside, this romantic and thriving castle is perfect for short breaks  or if you’re looking for a more chilling experience, as one of the most haunted castles in England.

Chillingham Castle boasts some of the highest levels of paranormal activity in the country, with a large collection of spectres and apparitions spotted by visitors over the years.

The poet Longfellow begins an apt description of Chillingham with the following verse:
”All houses in which men have lived and died are haunted houses:
Through the open doors the harmless phantoms on their errands glide,
with feet that make no sounds upon the floors.”

 

 

The UK's 'must see' spectacular outdoor live action show

Day 3 Kynren - An Epic Tale of England (Great seats with Deluxe tickets)

During the day we will have free time in Durham City which is home to one of the most recognisable landmarks in the UK, majestic Durham Cathedral. Together with adjacent Durham Castle, this UNESCO World Heritage Site forms one of the most stunning city panoramas in Europe. There is plenty to do here or just relax looking round the shops and try the local brew or coffee, the choice is yours. We will return to the hotel in time to change and travel to Kynren for the evening show.

As dusk falls, you take your seat in anticipation in front of a vast stage. The lake is still. You are immersed in the music. You are watching King Harold rejoicing, having conquered the Vikings, but his celebrations are short-lived. The tranquil waters of the lake begin to ripple, its surface begins to swirl. Suddenly a Norman longship erupts from its depths, bearing a fierce William of Normandy and his roaring men who leap ashore, swords held high.

This is just one of Kynren's 29 scenes which takes you on an action-packed and emotional journey through time. Encompassing the Roman occupation, the Viking and Norman invasions, medieval feasts and jousting, the splendour of the Tudors, the English Civil War, the Georgian Renaissance, Industrial Revolution and two world wars right up to the current period and many other scenes in between - Kynren takes you on a spellbinding voyage through history, myth and legend, as seen through the eyes of Arthur, the son of a mining family from the North East of England.

Brought to you by a 1,000-strong cast and crew who have been professionally trained by international performance experts in dance, theatrical combat, pyrotechnics, and equestrianism. The huge cast is joined on stage by the animals of Kynren, collectively bringing each scene to life amidst jaw-dropping special effects and an original sound track by the award-winning composer Nathan Stornetta.

 
 
Day 4  after breakfast we travel home  and stop at the Black Sheep brewery.

Immerse yourself in the world of Black Sheep r brewery in Masham, North Yorkshire to enjoy a beer experience that you’ll never forget.

We put experience at the top of our agenda when it comes to welcoming visitors, so our newly refurbished Visitor Centre is sure to keep you entertained, where you can enjoy home cooked food, tours around our historic brewery, an opportunity to buy some merchandise from our Sheepy Shop and of course, enjoy a range of freshly served beers poured by our trained in-house staff.

The tour takes you on a journey from the start of Black Sheep’s story to the present day as well as giving you a full insight into how our beers are made and the unique processes we use to create the perfect pint of Black Sheep.

The tour starts with an in-depth look at the history of Black Sheep including a short video featuring Paul and Rob Theakston. You’ll then be shepherded around the brewhouse where you’ll see the magic unfold before the tour finishes at the bar, where you can sample a range of our delicious beers.

Whats Included:

 

Price Per person: (Based on twin/double 2 adults sharing) -

  • Member Plus (Members with Lottery Shares) - £290
  • Members (No Lottery Shares) - £305
  • Non-Member - £320
  • Single Supplement £65

What's NOT included:

  • Meals and Entrance to attraction fees other than those stated in the itinerary
  • Any Items of a personal nature such as drinks, souvenirs etc

For further details and bookings, you can either use the Reservation Form or contact Ged Morris

Please include your Name, Home Address, Contact Telephone Number, Membership Number and the Number Places Required (Member/Non-Member)