Sizergh Castle & Kendal
Wednesday 12th June

Sizergh Castle stands proudly at the gateway to the Lake District and has been home to the Strickland family for more than 800 years. Take time to explore the medieval manor filled with items collected by 26 generations of the Strickland family. 1,600-acre estate containing wetlands, limestone pasture, ancient woodland, farmland and orchards and home to a variety of wildlife and flowers.  We then have a few hours of free time in Kendal.

Pick ups; Town Hall, Moffat – 09:00; Home Bargains, Lockerbie – 09:30; Post Office, Lochmaben – 09:40; Brooms Road, Dumfries – 10:00; War Memorial, Annan -10:30

Adult £39 (entry included)

Saturday 13th July

Always a favourite, Beamish is a world famous open air museum telling the story of life in the North East of England during the 1820s, 1900s, 1940s & 1950s. There is always something new to see at Beamish, be it a building, a visiting tram or even a recipe created by the land girls at the 1940s farm – there are plenty of reasons to keep coming back!

Pick ups; Town Hall, Moffat – 07:15; Home Bargains, Lockerbie – 07:45; Post Office, Lochmaben – 07:55; Brooms Road, Dumfries – 08:15; War Memorial, Annan – 08:45

Adult £42, Conc £40, Child £34 (entry included)

Blair Drummond Safari Park
Wednesday 24th July

The coach will take you on an exciting safari drive-thru, where you will see lions, rhinos and cheeky monkeys. You can then explore on foot and meet over 300 animals, as well as one of the UK’s best dinosaur attractions. With a giant outdoor play area and a selection of places to eat and drink you have everything you need for a fun packed day.

Pick ups; Queensberry Arms, Annan – 08:00; Brooms Road, Dumfries – 08:30; Dentist, Lochmaben – 08:50; Library, Lockerbie – 09:00; Town Hall, Moffat – 09:30

Adult £46, Child £41 (entry included)

Eden Camp
Wednesday 31st July

Eden Camp is a large Second World War-related attraction near Malton in North Yorkshire, that is both entertaining and educational. It occupies a former Second World War prisoner-of-war camp of 33 huts. Each hut houses a different collection, including The Blitz, Women at War, Bomber Command and The U-Boat menace.

Pick ups; Town Hall, Moffat – 06:30; Home Bargains, Lockerbie – 07:00; Post Office, Lochmaben – 07:10; Brooms Road, Dumfries – 07:30; War Memorial, Annan – 08:00

Adult £46, Child £44 (entry included)

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo & High Tea
Friday 9th August

Saturday 17th August – now sold out

Picture: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The 2024 lead service, the Royal Navy will take you on a journey through time, celebrating the tides of change. Including Tattoo favourites, from the Massed Pipes and Drums to our emotive Lone Piper alongside the culture and vibrance of our international cast.

Included with this tour is a high tea at The Steading. The high tea includes a choice of four main courses, followed by tea/coffee and a scone.

Pick ups; Queensberry Arms, Annan – 15:15; Brooms Road, Dumfries – 15:45; Dentist, Lochmaben – 16:05; Library, Lockerbie – 16:15; Town Hall, Moffat – 16:45

Adult £137 (ticket and high tea included)

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Booking Conditions

Once the seat is booked full payment must be made within fourteen days (unless agreed otherwise with office staff at time of booking) Failure to pay within this time scale will result in your place being cancelled without notice.

Our day excursions operate subject to minimum numbers therefore we may be forced to cancel a departure if bookings fall short of the necessary target. If we do have to cancel you will be notified a week in advance and offered a full refund or an alternative tour.

If you can no longer attend a day excursion you have until fourteen days before the trip takes place to cancel your seat. In the event of this you will receive a credit note for your payment to be used against another tour. If you cancel after the given time scale you will not be entitled to a credit note.

If you need to bring a push chair, pram, mobility scooter or wheel chair on the tour please inform the office before the day of departure.

If any tickets have been booked for activities out with Houston’s Tour (i.e Blackpool Pleasure Beach tickets, attraction tickets in locations we visit etc.) and the trip is cancelled Houston’s cannot refund you.

Payment Terms

Cheques should be made payable to “Houston’s Mini Coaches”

If you wish to pay with your card then please phone us on 01576 203874

Information for on the day

On the day of the excursion you will be met by our driver at your chosen pick up point. Day excursions are timed specifically so please make sure you arrive at your pick up point in plenty of time ( we recommend 5-10 minutes prior to pick up time) Drivers are not permitted to pick up or drop off at points not designated.

We try our best to stick to your original seats allocated; but your seat may change due to another passengers circumstances. If you do not wish for your seat to be changed please notify the office staff.

Any personal items taken on the trip, or left on the coach during the trip, are done so at the owner’s risk. Any damage caused to personal items Houstons Coaches will not be liable for.

All entrance tickets are issued by the driver on the coach. Most of our excursion tickets have to be collected at the venue on the day.

It is not guaranteed that a coach with a toilet will be on the tour. Comfort stops are included on most tours.