Rural Life and Riverbank Tales

Evoke cherished memories and create new ones on our upcoming excursion to the Southern Counties, as you delve into the heart of England's rich history and picturesque landscapes

What to Expect:

A taste of 'The Repair Shop': Experience the enchantment of Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, where meticulously preserved historic buildings offer a captivating glimpse into England's rural past and the iconic 'Repair Shop' scenes come to life

Tales of the Riverbank: Embark on a serene river cruise from Henley on Thames, relishing tranquil waters, picturesque landscapes, and historic landmarks, creating cherished memories amidst Southern England's natural beauty

Your holiday includes: 

1 night dinner bed & breakfast at the Hampshire Court Hotel

Excursion to Weald & Downland Museum

Excursion to Henley-on-Thames & river cruise

Executive coach travel




Weald & Downland Museum

Step back in time as we venture to the enchanting Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, a living tribute to rural life throughout the ages. Immerse yourself in the authenticity of historic buildings, each meticulously preserved to showcase the craftsmanship and traditions of bygone eras. Marvel at the charming cottages, barns, and workshops that once defined English rural life, and perhaps even recognize familiar scenes from the beloved TV series, 'The Repair Shop'*

*Please note the Repair Shop is a closed set and filming takes place frequently onsite. Access to the Repair Shop Barn and the immediate area surrounding it is not possible, although you should be able to view it from a distance

Henley on Thames & river cruise

Set sail on a leisurely river cruise departing from the picturesque town of Henley on Thames, where tranquil waters and stunning vistas await. Glide along the gentle currents of the Thames, basking in the serenity of the surrounding countryside as it unfolds in all its splendour. Admire the historic landmarks dotting the riverbanks, their timeless beauty serving as a testament to England's enduring legacy. Relax on deck with fellow travellers, savouring the idyllic atmosphere and creating lasting memories against the backdrop of Southern England's natural wonder

Ready to book?

Join us as we explore the Southern Counties, immersing ourselves in history, culture, and the timeless allure of the English countryside

Join us on the Rural Life & Riverbank Tales short break

1st - 2nd September
Hampshire Court Hotel

  • 1 night dinner, bed & breakfast
  • Excursion to Weald & Downland Living Museum
  • Excursion to Henley on Thames with river cruise
  • executive coach travel



Single supplement: £34

Book now: call 01858 469137 or email