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Bespoke Holidays

Running throughout 2015

These holidays are designed for those of you who would prefer to holiday alone or perhaps with a friend, enjoying venues and activities of you’re choosing,
We will be available to offer 3, 4 & 7 night bespoke holiday breaks throughout 2015.
We are able to offer 2 to 4 staff members to accompany you on your chosen break and have set aside a limited number of dates throughout 2015
So if you would prefer a bespoke holiday focusing on destinations activities and accommodation of your choosing why not call or email us with your request, preferred dates, staffing needs and we will get back to you with a costing

Available Dates

• 3 to 14 nights throughout January

• 3 to 14 nights throughout February

• 3 to 7 nights from 11th – 19th April

• 3 to 5 nights from 27th April - 2nd May

• 3 to 10 nights from 17th – 27th May

• 3 to 6 nights from 7th – 13th June

• 3 to 6 nights from 5th – 11th July

• 3 to 14 nights throughout November

If you are struggling to choose a destination for your group or individual bespoke holidays, here are the bespoke holiday destinations we provided in 2013

• South Wales static homes
• Centre parks
• Butlins
• Blackpool
• Llandudno


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Health, Beauty and Relaxation

1st -5th March 2015 Cost £435.00

Relax, Unwind, Revitalise, and be pampered on our new for 2015 health beauty and relaxation holiday.This week we will shake off those winter blues and relax and unwind in the beautiful country surroundings of peak country house on the edge of the Derbyshire dales.
We will begin our week with a trip to Buxton, famous for its revitalising springs, and spring water, here we will visit a spa hotel for the day, enjoying a treatment of choice and use the swimming and Jacuzzi facilities.
We will unwind with country walks, and an art gallery visit, with a landscape painting session delivered by local artist Diane,
We will unwind at our accommodation with pampering sessions, utilising our accommodation’s Jacuzzi Bathroom, and have a visit from an aroma therapist. We make our own chemical- free organic face masks,
We will end our Holiday with a hair, make up and beauty session where we will glam up for our final evenings meal out with theatre visit/ cinema visit depending on show availability
Highlights: Spa treatment, Aromatherapy session, country walks, landscape painting session, art gallery visit, theatre Show Accommodation: Peak Country house




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Benidorm 1 - Winter Warmer

Dates may change by a day or two either side due to flight availability when booking.
9th -16th March 2015 Cost £1,195.00

Benidorm 2 - End of Summer Sun

Dates may change by a day or two either side due to flight availability when booking.
19th - 26th October 2015 Cost £1,225.00

Join us for our winter warmer and end of summer sun Holidays, as we shake off those winter blues or extend our summer and set off for the warmer and sunnier climate of Spain. We will be a small group for these holidays so early booking is essential.

Benidorm is a popular retreat with British holidaymakers with attractions open year round, giving us many opportunities to explore what’s on offer at the resort.

As with our summer holidays we will have no set itinerary, as we will choose as a group what activities and excursions we would like to do when we get there. Amongst the options available will be: Mundomar Marine Exotic Animal Park, with its dolphins, parrots and sea lion shows. Benidorm Palace banquet and Cabaret show A trip into the old town and a tour of its Bullring and historical buildings, or a boat trip to Peacock Island or visit to Terra Natura Zoo and wildlife park.

Plus there are many cabaret shows to choose from of an
Evening both at our apartments and around our local vicinity.
Our accommodation will be on all-inclusive basis, sleeping one staff to two holidaymakers in a two-bedroom apartment, we will have a range of foods on offer for breakfast, lunch and dinner, both traditional Spanish as well as English meals from a Buffet style service. With snacks served throughout the day, along with drinks both alcoholic and non-alcoholic around the apartment and hotel complex.


Highlights
: Benidorm Palace banquet and Cabaret show, Mundamar Exotic Marine Park, Terra Natura
Zoo, Island Boat trip, Old town and Bullring tour


Accommodation
: Flamingo Benidorm

 

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Springtime farm and animal

21st - 27th March 2015- Cost £565.00

Join us as we discover the delights and joys the British countryside has to offer in the spring.
On this holiday, we will get to see at close hand how a working farm operates, as well as getting close up to animals from around the world.
This week we will have the magical experience of petting and hand feeding newborn lambs and goats. We will also have the chance to hold the little bundles of fluff that are new born baby chickens.
Other highlights of this holiday include a day at the zoo or safari park where we will see and learn about different animals from around the world and see some wild animals up close as they roam freely around the safari park.
We will also be visiting an animal sanctuary, here we will be learning about the wild life native to Britain, and seeing how sick animals are cared for as well as flying Eagles, Hawks and Owls from our arm at the Gauntlet birds of prey centre.

Highlights: Lamb & Goat feeding and petting, Safari park or Zoo visit, day at a working farm, The Chestnut Centre wildlife sanctuary. Flying Birds of prey.
Accommodation: Peak Country House,

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Easter Special - Halls, Castles and Gardens

3rd - 9th April 2015 Cost £595.00

If you enjoy a picnic out, surrounded by lovely gardens. Then this holiday is definitely for you. This week we take a leisurely stroll through history and times gone by as we explore some of the grandest buildings, architecture and gardens the North has to offer. We will visit and tour stately homes such as Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, and Cannon Hall, where we will stroll through there graceful gardens, get lost in there mazes and pet animals on their farms as well as. Admiring the Fountains, Cascades, and Sculptures as we go. We will pay a visit to the RHS award winning gardens of Tatton Hall and stroll around its magnificent Japanese garden, along with its award winning Rose and kitchen Gardens. We will also delve deeper into time with a visit to the grand architectural monument that is York Minster and the street of shambles with it’s over hanging buildings dating back to the times when Dick Turpin roamed the streets of York. Of an evening, we will document our day’s activities with a pictorial diary and for those that wish there is a country pub with a lovely garden and water feature just a few minutes’ walk away.
Highlights: Chatsworth Hall and Gardens, Cannon Hall and Farm, Bolsover Castle, Haddon Hall, Day at York Minster and the shambles



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Music week

Monday - Friday 20th - 24th April 2015 Cost £395.00

Join us for this Music extravaganza.
On this holiday, we will be learning about and playing a variety of musical instruments, as well as having a go at Karaoke
We will be visiting the home of the world’s most successful and recognisable bands The Beatles.
This holiday will include a trip to the theatre to watch a musical that will be showing at the Lowry or palace theatre’s (shows to be confirmed)
We will also take in the Beatles story experience in Liverpool’s Albert dock as well as taking a stroll along Mathews Lane and popping in for a drink at the Famous Cavern Club where the Beatles picked up their musical influences and first made their name.
We will finish our holiday with a trip to the legends show in Blackpool to watch performances from tribute acts to Elvis, Meat loaf, Buddy Holly, Blues Brothers and more.
Highlights: the Beatles story Liverpool, Musical theatre show, Legends show featuring Buddy holiday, Elvis, Meat loaf, Bon Jovi



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Transport week

10th -16th May 2015 Cost £585.00

This week we will explore and learn about the many different forms of transport we have around us.
We will step back in time as we travel aboard an old fashioned steam train, stopping off at market towns along the way for gift shopping and lunch.
We will visit the air and space museum to learn about flight from the past, present and the future, as well as a visit to the Tramway Museum at Matlock where we will get the opportunity to ride on trams from around the world, both historical and state of the art.
With the option of a visit to Liverpool to ferry across the Mersey and a close up look at a captured WW2 U Boat along with a visit to the Albert Dock maritime museum and Spaceport.
We will also have the choice of a tractor ride around the beautiful grounds of Chatsworth House or a horse drawn carriage ride through the Derbyshire Dales.
Highlights: Steam train trip, Air and Space Museum, riding trams at the Tramway Museum, Horse Drawn Carriage or tractor ride
Accommodation: Peak Country House.

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Highlights of Scotland

Extended to 7 nights 29th May-5th June 2015 Cost £625.00

Staying in the luxurious Pinewood house, this spacious home is ideal for that special holiday, as we enjoy the large enclosed garden with sunken patio, fountain and waterfall, relax in the hot tub or try an invigorating swim in the pool, whilst using the BBQ for lunch alfresco then a friendly game of croquet on the expansive lawn.

We will visit Floors Castle, Scotland's largest inhabited stately house, and Edinburgh castle to witness the mid day firing of the guns as well as the fantastic gift shops that are around the castle vicinity.

Along with a trip to Jedburgh and a visit to the humble home of Mary, Queen of Scots and nearby Kelso, with cobbled streets, interesting shops, ancient abbey, and gracious town square with beautiful views along the River Tweed. We will finish our holiday with a Scottish themed party banquet inviting all our holiday makers to don some traditional Scottish attire, and join us at our feast.

Highlights – Edinburgh castle. Jedburgh Gaol and Mary queen of Scots house.
Floors castle and Kelso abbey – Scottish themed fancy dress banquet.

 

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Butlins Skegness

4th - 8th May 2015 Cost 465.00

Come and join us for fun with the Red coats.
New for 2014, we will visit Butlins Holiday Park in Skegness.
as with our summer holidays, we will have no set itinerary for this trip as we would like you to choose the activities you would like to take part in from the many onsite activities this exiting destination has to offer including Ten pin bowling, - Arts and craft studio - Splash water world - Go carting, - Crazy golf - Cinema, and much more, along with off site activities too including – Animal petting farm, Fun fair – beach activities
The evenings will be spent at the famous Red coats entertainment complex witnessing there fantastic shows and musical actors or relaxing around the accommodation watching a DVD or your favourite soaps

 

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Leisure in the lakes

15th - 21st June 2015 Cost £585

Join us on our popular leisure in the lakes holiday. We will be staying in 3 luxury static homes around the Windermere area with easy access to all the Lakeland attractions. On this holiday we will ride a steamboat on Lake Windermere as well as taking a trip out Lake Coniston in a motorboat or perhaps you would prefer to relax while we take you on the lake in a rowing boat. We will learn all about the Campbell brothers attempts at setting and breaking the world water speed records and get the chance to see close up the Blue bird – the craft in which Donald Campbell used in his attempt at breaking the speed record. There will also be the chance to visit the Beatrix Potter exhibits around the Lakelands and a walk through the picturesque Grizedale Forest admiring the forest art as we go. We have a real treat for fans of the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy, as we will be taking a visit to the Birthplace of Stan Laurel in Ulverstone and taking a tour of the Laurel and Hardy museum. We will have the options of taking a trip on the scenic Lakelands steam railway as well as a visit to the Lakelands motor museum.
Highlights: Boat trip on Windermere, Motor boat trip on Lake Coniston, Laurel and Hardy museum, Lakelands steam train ride.

 

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Early Summer North Wales

27th June - 3rd July 2015 Cost £585.00

Summer holiday 1 North Wales

10th - 16th August 2015 Cost £625.00

Summer holiday 2 North Wales

17th - 23rd August 2015 Cost £625.00

Summer holiday North Wales 2 weeks

10th - 23rd August 2015 Cost £1150.00

 

Come and join our fun in the sun on our North Wales Summer Holiday.

There will be no set itinerary for this Summer holidays as you and the rest of the group can decide how you want to spend your time on your holiday and what activities you would like to participate in from the varied excursions, day trips and evenings out around North Wales!

You will be offered choices from local attractions around our accommodation such as visits to the Sea Life Centre, a day playing Sport and Games on the Beach or just sitting back on a deck chair relaxing with a barbecue lunch.

There will also be several other activities for us to choose from that are within easy driving distance from our accommodation, such as the scenic Welsh Mountain Steam Railway, the picturesque and historical castles of Beaumaris, Conway or Caernarfon, and the many different variety of animals at the Welsh Mountain Zoo, or perhaps the stately home and Gardens of Bodelwyddan is more to your choosing.

We will have a group meeting on our arrival and we will discuss what is on offer and what our options are, you simply choose your favourite activities with the group.

We will be staying in 3 luxurious and spacious 8-berth static homes, within easy walking distance of the beach.

The holiday park offers a variety of entertainment in the evenings including bingo and cabaret acts as well as shops and arcade games.

You will have the choice of spending your evenings at the Holiday Park's entertainment and cabaret shows, or maybe you would like to sit and relax watching the latest DVD! The choice really is all yours.

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Summer Holiday Lancashire Coast

13th - 9th July 2015 Cost £585

Join us for fun in the sun on our Lancashire coast Summer Holiday.

There will be no set itinerary for this Summer Holiday as you and the rest of the group can decide how you want to spend your time on this Holiday and what activities you would like to participate in from the varied excursions, day trips and evenings out on the Lancashire coastline!

We will be spending days in Blackpool, Morecambe, The trough of Bowland, and Windermere in the Lake District, all within easy reach of our holiday park accommodation.

You will be able to choose as a group from the many varied activities this area has to offer including Blackpool's Tower, Circus, Zoo, and Pleasure beach, the forest of Bowlands Wild life sanctuaries, and Windermere's Motor boat and Steamboat rides.

We will be staying in three luxury, well-equipped static homes around the Morecambe bay area.

You will have the choice of spending your evenings at the Holiday Park's entertainment and cabaret shows, or perhaps you would like to sit and relax watching the latest DVD The choice really is all yours.

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Sports and leisure

25th - 31st July 2015 Cost £585

This week we will be taking part in, learning about, and visiting many different types of popular sports, past times and sporting stadium.

We will be attending a pre season Football match featuring a premiership team if possible, depending on fixtures available at the time, as well as attending a Lancashire County Cricket match at Old Trafford Cricket Stadium, again depending on fixtures available at the time.

There will be the chance to visit Old Trafford Football stadium, the home of Manchester United, for the official Old Trafford Stadium and museum tour, where you will get to see behind the scenes at the theatre of dreams including dressing rooms, walking out of the tunnel at the Stretford end and sitting in the player's dugout.

As well as visiting sporting venues, this week we will also get the opportunity to participate in several sporting activities. We will split into teams and compete for several Papillon Holidays Sports week trophies: cricket, Ten Pin Bowling, French Boules, and crazy golf being amongst the sports we will participate in as well as an end of week question of sport quiz.

All our holiday makers will go home winners and will have a trophy presentation evening where each member of the teams will be presented with an engraved individual participation trophy. (The itinerary for this holiday may change to include a sporting event that is not currently scheduled, in the past this has included an athletics meeting, world championship qualifier.)

Highlights - Football pre season match, Old Trafford stadium tour, Lancashire County Cricket match. Ten Pin Bowling, Beach Cricket. Crazy golf.

Accommodation: Peak country house

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Blackpool illuminations Legends show 1

7th -10th September 2015 Cost £355.00

Blackpool illuminations Legends show 2

21st – 24th September 2015 Cost £355.00

Join us as we enjoy the lights and sounds of Blackpool.

Our stay begins on Wednesday where we will take the short trip to Blackpool in the evening and take a stroll through the illuminations, stopping to enjoy fish and chips along the way.

On Thursday we will spend the day at Blackpool Pleasure Beach with the opportunity to ride the roller coasters and drive the dodgems along with the many other sights and features the Pleasure Beach has to offer.

Friday we will visit Blackpool’s Sea life Centre, then take a walk along the pier with time for that all essential gift shopping, before we close our holiday on a high as we spend the evening at Central Pier’s Legends show. We will watch and listen to legendary performances from - Elvis, Freddy Mercury, John Lennon and Buddy Holly, amongst others “a truly rocking way to end our trip”

We will be staying in 3 luxury well-equipped static homes on the edge of Blackpool, with cabaret and entertainment of an evening for those who want to visit the onsite entertainment club.

Highlights: Day at the Pleasure Beach. Legends show featuring Elvis, Tram Ride, sea life centre


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Blackpool the works 1 & 2

7th - 14th September 2015 Cost £615.00
21st - 28th September 2015 Cost £615.00

Why not stay the whole week and enjoy both Blackpool Legends and Blackpool illuminations and tower holidays together?

 

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Blackpool illuminations and Tower 1

11th - 14th September 2015 Cost £345.00

Blackpool illuminations and Tower 2

24th - 28th September 2015 Cost £345.00

Join us as we enjoy the lights and sounds of Blackpool.

Our stay begins on Saturday where We will take the short trip to Blackpool in the evening and take a stroll through the illuminations, stopping to enjoy fish and chips along the way.

On Sunday, we will spend the day at Blackpool Tower; our day will begin with lunch in the tower ballroom before visiting the world famous tower circus. Then you will have the opportunity to enjoy a meal out at a country pub or local restaurant.

On Monday, we will visit Tussauds wax works then take a walk along the pier with time for that all essential gift shopping. We will return to Blackpool in the evening to take a trip through the illuminations on an open top tram weather permitting.
We will be staying in 3 luxury well-equipped static homes on the edge of Blackpool about 10 min drive to the attractions, with cabaret and entertainment of an evening for those who want to visit the on-site entertainment club.

Highlights: Day at Blackpool Tower, Ballroom and Circus Show, a visit to Tussauds wax works, tram ride through the illuminations


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TV, Movies and Theatre 1

3rd - 9th October 2015 - Cost £575.00

 

This week we will get the chance to immerse ourselves in our favourite TV soaps and films.
Amongst the highlights of this popular holiday are lunch in the Woolpack, the original pub used in Emmerdale, situated in the village of Esholt, a visit to the National Museum of Film and Television where we will get the chance see how a television studio works or experience a film on the giant IMAX screen. An evening at the theatre to see a musical show running at the time.

The holiday will include a trip to Last of the Summer Wine country where we will get to see attractions such as Nora Batty’s house exhibition, and lunch in Sid’s Cafe along with a Last of the Summer Wine filming location tour, as well as a trip and tour off Chatsworth Stately house – used as a filming location for many a blockbuster movie and TV series

On our final evening, we will host a red carpet event and invite all our holidaymakers to join our staff team by dressing up as your favourite TV or Movie character for our Oscars Presentation & Gala Party

Highlights: Lunch at the Woolpack - Last of The Summer Wine filming locations tour. – Theatre & Cinema Visit – Movie star themed fancy dress party.
Accommodation: Peak Country house


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Benidorm 2 - End of Summer Sun

Dates may change by a day or two either side due to flight availability when booking.
19th - 26th October 2015 Cost £1,225.00

Join us for our winter warmer and end of summer sun Holidays, as we shake off those winter blues or extend our summer and set off for the warmer and sunnier climate of Spain. We will be a small group for these holidays so early booking is essential.

Benidorm is a popular retreat with British holidaymakers with attractions open year round, giving us many opportunities to explore what’s on offer at the resort.

As with our summer holidays we will have no set itinerary, as we will choose as a group what activities and excursions we would like to do when we get there. Amongst the options available will be: Mundomar Marine Exotic Animal Park, with its dolphins, parrots and sea lion shows. Benidorm Palace banquet and Cabaret show A trip into the old town and a tour of its Bullring and historical buildings, or a boat trip to Peacock Island or visit to Terra Natura Zoo and wildlife park.

Plus there are many cabaret shows to choose from of an
Evening both at our apartments and around our local vicinity.
Our accommodation will be on all-inclusive basis, sleeping one staff to two holidaymakers in a two-bedroom apartment, we will have a range of foods on offer for breakfast, lunch and dinner, both traditional Spanish as well as English meals from a Buffet style service. With snacks served throughout the day, along with drinks both alcoholic and non-alcoholic around the apartment and hotel complex.


Highlights
: Benidorm Palace banquet and Cabaret show, Mundamar Exotic Marine Park, Terra Natura
Zoo, Island Boat trip, Old town and Bullring tour


Accommodation
: Flamingo Benidorm

 

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Christmas winter wonderland 1

8th - 13th December 2015 Cost £495

Christmas winter wonderland 2

14th - 19th December 2015 Cost £495

This week we bring Christmas to you early. Join our festive fun as we start the week by participating in a craft session at our accommodation to create the decorations needed for our tree and home.

The evening will be spent dressing our tree and putting up the decorations we have made around our accommodation, as well as listening to festive music and making traditional eggnog.

Day 2 - We will be visiting a panto today, (oh no we won’t, oh yes we will) or a Christmas themed show at the Lowry theatre and in the evening we will create our own personalised Christmas cards on computer to send to friends and family back home.

Day 3 - is our Christmas Eve. And today is our Christmas shopping day.

We will set you the task of becoming a secret Santa and will give you a set amount of monies from us at Papillon to purchase a gift for your chosen holiday maker; you can also buy any gifts you may want to buy for your friends and family at home. On returning to our accommodation, we will spend the late afternoon wrapping our presents, and there will be the opportunity to participate in the baking of mince pies and cookies.

This evening we will have the pleasure of a visit from members of the local church choir, who will spend some time with us singing our favourite carols.

Day 4 - is our Christmas Day, we will start the day by opening the gifts left for us by our secret Santa and the gifts we, here at Papillon Holidays, have for you. We will then visit the stately home of Chatsworth House, we will get the opportunity to see how the Royal and Stately celebrate Christmas as we walk around the wonderfully decorated house of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, with Christmas trees and differently themed decorations in every room of the grand House. On returning to our accommodation, we will have a full Christmas dinner before settling down to a Bond movie, or snowman making depending on the weather.

Highlights: Christmas panto, Chatsworth House, Carols by candlelight,
Christmas market.

Accommodation: Lees hall


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Itineraries stated are those of holiday itineraries we have done in the past. Although every effort will be made to keep to the stated itinerary, we may change certain activities to accommodate the group needs or if a more suited activity became available nearer the time of the holiday.