Special Day & Weekend Excursions

 

Randox Grand National

Steam Packet Holidays' exciting calendar of excursions for 2022 is due to start with a day out at the races. 

On Saturday 9th April 2022, crowds are set to return to Aintree Racecourse for one of the biggest dates in the British sporting diary, the Randox Grand National.

Watched each year by more than 500 million people in more than 140 countries, the Grand National is a race like no other, and sees its 40 competitors take on Aintree’s unique and world famous fences.

Most stands are now sold out for Saturday's day of racing, but Steam Packet Holidays has a limited allocation of tickets for the Festival Zone which can take you in to the heart of the action.

Your zone pass will give you access to watch world class racing, enjoy fantastic live music and entertainment, plenty of food and drink, and the opportunity to see horses around the Aintree Parade Ring.

Grand National day trip prices
£132 for adults and £118 for children (4-15 years).


Which includes return ferry travel as a foot passenger, return coach transfers from Pier Head to Aintree Racecourse and entry to the Festival Zone.

Festival Zone Tickets include:

  • Viewing over the closing stages of every race including The Grand National race
  • Viewing access of the Parade Ring and Winners’ Enclosure
  • Relax and socialise in the atmospheric Red Rum Garden, with live entertainment throughout the day
  • Access to the Irish Bar, with screens and betting facilities
  • Tote betting facilities, plus big screen viewing throughout the area

To book call 661661 or visit the Ferry Travel Shop in Douglas Sea Terminal.
 

Terms and conditions apply & subject to availability. 

 


Chester Zoo

Excursion Dates: Saturday 9th April,
On Sale from 1st April:Thursday 21st July, Thursday 4th August and Saturday 20th August.

Take a walk on the wild side at Chester Zoo with over 20,000 animals and 128 acres of zoological gardens to explore.

Which amazing animal will you spot first? From aardvarks and Asian elephants to two-toed sloths and zebras - there are lots of fascinating and unusual animals to discover!

Every explorer needs to keep themselves well fueled on their expeditions, Chester Zoo has that covered with a range of fantastic watering holes and eateries to keep everyone happy including Manado Street Kitchen, June's Food Court and Jaguar Coffee House to name just a few.

Chester Zoo day trip prices
£82.00 for adults and £63.00 for children (4-15 years) and £26.50 for infants.


Which includes return ferry travel as a foot passenger, return coach transfers from Pier Head to Chester Zoo and entry tickets. Adult and Children tickets also include a £5 voucher to spend on food on board.

To book call 661661 or visit the Ferry Travel Shop in Douglas Sea Terminal.

Terms and conditions apply & subject to availability. 
 


Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Excursion Dates:  Saturday 2nd July and Thursday 28th July.

Enjoy the thrills of the North West’s biggest rides at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

For the Thrill-seekers - Blackpool Pleasure Beach is the world’s most ride intensive amusement park so if it’s an adrenaline-fuelled adventure you are looking for; you've come to the right place!

Always ahead of the game when it comes to thrills, the park is home to the UK’s tallest rollercoaster, The Big One, the UK’s first looping coaster, Revolution, the UK’s first suspended looping coaster completely over water, Infusion, and the UK's first double launch coaster, ICON!

For Families - Family thrills and memories that will last a lifetime are assured at Nickelodeon Land! It’s home to 12 amazing rides and a whole host of Nickelodeon characters from the world’s number one kid’s entertainment channel.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach day trip prices
£94.50 for adults and £79.00 for children (4-15 years) and £40.00 for infants.


Which includes return ferry travel as a foot passenger, return coach transfers from Pier Head to Blackpool Pleasure Beach and entry tickets. Adult and Children tickets also include a £5 voucher to spend on food on board.

On sale from 1st April: To book call 661661 or visit the Ferry Travel Shop in Douglas Sea Terminal.

Terms and conditions apply & subject to availability. 
 


Cheshire Oaks

Excursion Date:  Saturday 2nd July.

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet offers the best in high end fashion at discount prices. With its recent upgrade to facilities, there’s even more on offer with 25 new designer and premium brands to treat yourself to. Plus, there’s lots of eateries to keep you fueled during your shopping spree. Book your visit in advance to receive a welcome pack including a 10% discount card,  plus exclusive discounts for selected restaurants and cafes.

Cheshire Oaks day trip prices
£55.50 for adults and £43.50 for children (4-15 years).


Which includes return ferry travel as a foot passenger and return coach transfers from Pier Head to Cheshire Oaks. Adult and Children tickets also include a £5 voucher to spend on food on board.

On sale from 1st April: To book call 661661 or visit the Ferry Travel Shop in Douglas Sea Terminal.

Terms and conditions apply & subject to availability. 


RHS Tatton Park Flower Show

Excursion Date:  Thursday 21st July.

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park - The first of two fantastic flower shows excursions this summer. A fabulous day out bursting with colourful gardening inspiration, fun family activities, have-a-go workshops and boutique shopping.

Gorgeous gardens - Find an abundance of ideas and inspiration in our glorious gardens. Pick up big ideas for small spaces in our Small Tatton Gardens.

Young Designers - A crop of up and coming designers will be vying for the coveted crown of Young Designer of the Year 2022. Their gardens always delight and inspire.

RHS Tatton Park day trip prices
£87.50 for adults and £55.50 for children (4-15 years).


Which includes return ferry travel as a foot passenger, return coach transfers from Pier Head to Tatton Park and entry tickets. Adult and Children tickets also include a £5 voucher to spend on food on board.

On sale from 1st April: To book call 661661 or visit the Ferry Travel Shop in Douglas Sea Terminal.

Terms and conditions apply & subject to availability. 


Southport Flower Show

Excursion Date:  Friday 19th August.

Southport Flower Show -The second of two fantastic flower show excursions this summer, with a wide selection of inspirational show gardens and flora exhibits on display.

Grand Floral - One of the show’s highlights is the spectacular Grand Floral Marquee. It’s a treasure trove of quality plants and flowers, trees and shrubs, bonsai, cacti, vegetables and herbs. Visit the Grand Floral Marquee to look, see and smell not only superior quality specimens, but also some of the more unusual plant varieties before you buy and, just importantly, get on the spot advice from the people who actually grew the plants.

Show Gardens - Led by the show theme each year, these incredible gardens are constructed by Garden Designers and Landscapers in just under two weeks. Inspired by the show’s annual theme, this year our exhibitors go head-to-head to create and impress our judges.

Whether you are looking for inspiration, ideas or the professionals who will do the right job – you will leave the breath-taking Show Gardens excited to transform your own.

Southport Flower Show day trip prices
£81.50 for adults and £47.50 for children (4-15 years).


Which includes return ferry travel as a foot passenger, return coach transfers from Pier Head to Southport and entry tickets. Adult and Children tickets also include a £5 voucher to spend on food on board.

On sale from 1st April: To book call 661661 or visit the Ferry Travel Shop in Douglas Sea Terminal.

Terms and conditions apply & subject to availability. 


Leeds Festival Ferry & Coach Trip

Leeds Festival - The infamous Reading & Leeds Festival is heralded as the best music show on the planet. With the most revered artists from across the globe playing each year across the August Bank Holiday weekend, it is a genuine rite of passage for discerning music lovers. Headliners this year include LA Rock legends Rage Against the Machine, British indie sweethearts Artic Monkeys who are set to play their first UK dates since 2018 and South London rapper Dave, headlining the festival for the first time and bringing his critically-acclaimed, fiery social commentary to its biggest stage.

Let us help take the stress out of travelling to and from the festival with one of our Sail & Coach packages. Sail over to either Heysham (Wednesday) or Liverpool (Thursday) with all your camping gear. At the port a coach will be waiting to collect you and take you directly to the Leeds Festival site. After the festival has finished you’ll be collected and taken back to Liverpool port on Monday evening to sail home.
 

Leeds Festival - Ferry & Coach Trip - Option 1
*Wednesday 24th August Douglas to Heysham Depart 08:45hrs
Monday 29th August Liverpool to Douglas Depart 20:30hrs

 *You must have a 'Weekend Ticket Plus Early Entry Pass' ticket to gain access to the site on Wednesday. 

Leeds Festival - Ferry & Coach Trip - Option 2
Thursday 25th August Douglas to Liverpool Depart 06:00hrs
Monday 29th August Liverpool to Douglas Depart 20:30hrs

Trip includes return ferry travel as a foot passenger and coach transfers, Entry tickets sold separately through the official festival website. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older. Passengers will be limited to one camping bag and tent per person. A full itinerary will be provided to passengers 10 days prior to travel.

Leeds Festival Weekend trip prices
£95.00 for adults and £80.00 for children (4-15 years). 


On sale from 1st April: To book call 661661 or visit the Ferry Travel Shop in Douglas Sea Terminal.

Terms and conditions apply & subject to availability.

 


TraffordCity Day Trip

Excursion Date:  Saturday 10th September.

Sail away with us on a TraffordCity Day Trip and experience a unique city within a city, packed full of fantastic shopping and leisure facilities for the whole family to enjoy.

Why not start with a visit to The Trafford Centre, the world-renowned shopping and leisure destination where you'll always find 100s of must-have brands, high street favourites, delicious food and exciting leisure all under one spectacular roof.

If you're looking for the perfect place to have fun, then Manchester’s real snow centre Chill Factore is the ideal destination for an adventure.

Or head to LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester , the ultimate indoor LEGO Playground and offers an inspirational and unique day out for kids of all ages!

Play Factore facilities caters for children from 6 months to 16 years old and is the only family entertainment arena in the UK where parents can play with children on age-applicable equipment.

There's all this and so much more that you can pack into a TraffordCity Day Trip with Steam Packet Holidays.

TraffordCity day trip prices
£57.50 for adults and £46.50 for children (4-15 years).


Which includes return ferry travel as a foot passenger and return coach transfers from Pier Head to TraffordCity. Entry tickets for leisure activities sold separately. Adult and Children tickets also include a £5 voucher to spend on food on board.

On sale from 1st April: To book call 661661 or visit the Ferry Travel Shop in Douglas Sea Terminal.

Terms and conditions apply & subject to availability. 


Terms and conditions
Bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable. Prices includes return ferry crossings, coach transfers and entry tickets where applicable and stated. Please note that coaches are not wheelchair adapted, we advise those traveling with infants and young children to bring their own age relevant car seat for the coach. On arrival at your destination the coach driver will advise on the pick up location. The coach will depart promptly at stated time on your booking confirmation. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that they are on board the coach in time for departure. Any claims as a result of a late arrival will not be entertained.