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Discover great days out closer to home Why choose Johnsons

Armed Forces Day at National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK's year-round Centre of Remembrance - a spiritually uplifting place which honour's the fallen, recognizes service and sacrifice, and fosters pride in our country. We visit on Armed Forces Day so it's an opportunity to show your support and join us on this celebratory event to recognise the service and the work of the men and women of currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.

Duration 1 Days

Coldharbour Mill

Visit one of the oldest woollen mills in the UK that has been in production since 1797. Taking fleece from around the world and turning it into yarn, cloth and textiles.

Duration 1 Days

Frogmore Paper Mill, Hemel Hempstead

Visit a working paper mill to see machinery still producing paper today - after being given to the mill back in 1803! Take a guided tour, have a go making your own to take home plus enjoy a relaxing boat trip up the river that powers the recently restored wheel.

Duration 1 Days

Hereford & Chase Distillery

It's time for some 'ginspiration!' Although a relatively young distillery, Chase uniquely produces its spirits from potatoes, from its own farm. Discover William Chases' story with over 20 years of local history, starting as a potato farmer to then producing the brand of Tyrell's crisps before finally diversifying in to the manufacturing of Chase gin and vodka. Our expert guide will talk you through everything!

Duration 1 Days

Tasting at the Greene King Brewery,Bury St Edmunds

Visit the UK's leading brewer whose rich heritage of over 200 years help them produce award winning beers and ales. Take the tour of the working brew house to see how real beer is produced!

Duration 1 Days

Westons Cider with Sunday Lunch

Having produced cider since 1880, Westons know just a little about the process that now exports to over 40 countries worldwide. Discover more about their history, brands and the craft of making cider during the behind-the-scenes mill tour that finishes with a tasting.

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