Blackpool & Airshow
Sunday 11th August

There is no end to the things to do in Blackpool. The popular seaside resort has so much to offer. You can spend a day thrill-seeking at the Pleasure Beach, shopping at the high-street stores and independent boutiques on the promenade, exploring Blackpool Zoo and admiring the animals or visiting the popular tourist attracts like the tower or the dungeons. And this weekend the Airshow is on too, even more to see and do!

Pick ups; Town Hall, Moffat – 08:00; Home Bargains, Lockerbie – 08:30; Post Office, Lochmaben – 08:40; Brooms Road, Dumfries – 09:00; War Memorial, Annan – 09:30

Adult £34, Child £28

Three Bridge Cruise with lunch & Edinburgh
Wednesday 28th August

The Three Bridge Cruise takes in the spectacular views of the Three Bridges, the beautiful panoramas of the Edinburgh skyline to the south and the Kingdom of Fife to the north. Included on the cruise is a four course buffet lunch. We then head into Edinburgh for some free time.

Pick ups; Queensberry Arms, Annan – 08:30; Brooms Road, Dumfries – 09:00; Dentist, Lochmaben – 09:20; Library, Lockerbie – 09:30; Town Hall, Moffat – 10:00

Adult £53 (cruise and lunch included)

Culzean Castle
Wednesday 18th September

Robert Adam’s cliff-top masterpiece rises above a world of woods, beaches, secret follies and play parks. The park is planted with conifers and beech, sculpted around miles of sandy coastline dotted with caves, and finished off with a Swan Pond, an ice house, flamboyant formal gardens and fruit-filled glasshouses.

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 £40 (entry included)

Blackpool Illuminations
Saturday 12th October

Friday 25th October

The UK’s favourite beach resort features world-class attractions from a theme park to an aquarium, stunning beaches to the Blackpool Illuminations, a waterpark to a zoo, wax figure celebrity look-a-likes and the unforgettable Blackpool Tower. The day finishes off with a drive through Blackpool Illuminations, the greatest free light show on earth!

Pick ups; Town Hall, Moffat – 09:30; Home Bargains, Lockerbie – 10:00; Post Office, Lochmaben – 10:10; Brooms Road, Dumfries – 10:30; War Memorial, Annan – 11:00

Adult £34, Child £28

The Enchanted Forest - Pitlochry
Wednesday 16th October

If you missed the chance to visit the Enchanted Forest in 2023 make sure you book early for 2024!  Scotland’s favourite sound and light show makes The Enchanted Forest a must see for families across the country. Set your imagination alight with dazzling visuals and innovative design, all choreographed against an original music score, while you explore the stunning autumn woodland setting of Faskally Wood near Pitlochry.   We will have free time in Pitlochry before we take the shuttle bus to the forest.

Pick ups; Queensberry Arms, Annan – 11:30; Brooms Road, Dumfries – 12:00; Dentist, Lochmaben – 12:20; Library, Lockerbie – 12:30; Town Hall, Moffat – 13:00

Adult £65, Child £54 (entry 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.