Sunday 8th/Monday 9th October 2017

Morning departure to Hawk Conservancy Trust near Andover. Weather permitting watch various flying displays of birds of prey including owls, eagles.
Our hotel is the Hilton Reading
Chance to use leisure facilities before dinner.

A chance to use leisure facilities before a good breakfast and departure for Waterperry Gardens.
Made famous by Beatrix Havergal who established her School of Horticulture for Ladies from 1932 to 1971, it's now home to 8 acres of beautifully landscaped ornamental gardens.

After its a short ride to the Mini Plant Oxford for our Factory Tour. The tours last approx 2.5 hours and will include quite a lot of walking inside and out.

Gain insight into the automotive production during the guided plant tour. Experience the production of MINIs, from the welding of steel parts into car bodies to the individual interior equipment in the assembly.

Plant Oxford is the birthplace and heart of MINI production. Manufactured to individual customer specifications, hundreds of MINIs leave the plant’s assembly lines each day, off to meet new owners in more than 110 countries around the world.

Three UK plants have had a part to play in MINI production – Plant Hams Hall makes engines, Plant Swindon produces body pressings and sub-assemblies for MINI, and all this comes together at Plant Oxford with body shell production, paint and final assembly.

Since production of the new MINI started in 2001, almost 3 million cars have been made at Plant Oxford. But the plant’s heritage goes back much further than that – it is a site with 100 years of automotive manufacturing history, which has become a landmark in the “city of dreaming spires”.

People with heart pacemakers will not be able to join the tour
Photography is strictly not permitted in production areas, but is permissible in the plant's exhibition space


Included in the price of the break:

       Coach with pickups, Forde Park, Railway Station, B&Q Newton Abbot,

                         Greenhill Way Kingsteignton & Exeter Services

                           1 nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast at Hilton Reading

         Entry to Hawk Conservancy Trust

               Entry to Waterperry Gardens

                 Mini Plant Oxford Factory Guided Tour

                     COST £125.00 PER PERSON SHARING

                                    £20 single supplement (sorry single allocation now taken)

                        £25 per person deposit with booking

                                       Final payment by 1st August               

                                                 PLEASE NOTE INSURANCE IS NOT INCLUDED

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Hawk Conservancy Trust

Waterperry Gardens


Mini Factory