Day trips & holidays

Each year we organise day trips and holidays for our members.

The cost of the trip is kept to a minimum, whilst still making a small profit for SBBOT.

Please note that all trips require payment in advance to secure a place and you can also book at the Field Centre.

Enquiries can also be sent to us at sbbotmail@gmail.com

 


Winter Birding in North Wales

Fully Booked.

Friday 25th – 29st January 2019

Price: £185 per person bed, breakfast and dinner.

Three full days out are included in the price. The full itinerary will be announced once it is finalised.

Join us on the first Observatory trip to North Wales. We will be staying at a fine hotel with stunning sea views. The Somerset Hotel on the sea-front of Llandudno is within easy reach of the key birding sites on the fast roads along the North Wales coast, into the wonderful scenery of the Snowdonian mountains and out onto Anglesey.

Expect to see lots of wintering ducks and wading birds, grebes and divers in the sheltered estuaries, birds of prey such as Hen Harrier, Peregrine and Merlin, and in the wooded valleys of the Snowdon range we should come across a range of forest species. A visit to South Stack on Anglesey should guarantee Red-billed Chough and who knows what else might turn up. The target for the trip will be over 100 species – come and help us achieve it!

The coach will leave Sandwich Bird Observatory at 7am on the Friday, please be at the car park at least 15 mins before departure. We will arrive at the hotel in time for dinner on Friday and depart after breakfast on Tuesday.

 


 

Two Day Trip to Minsmere

Sunday April 28th and Monday April 29th 2019

Price: £70 per person

The coach will leave the Observatory at 06.00 sharp on Sunday 28th April. We will visit Fingeringhoe Wick on day one. There will be an overnight stay with bed and breakfast at the Lowestoft Premier Inn, then we will spend all day at Minsmere on the second day. We will arrive home at approximately 7.00pm on Monday 29th April.

Booking forms will be available shortly together with a request for payment.

 


 

 

Hobby SBBO May june

Day Trip to Marquenterre

Wednesday May 15th 2019

Price: £40 per person

The coach will leave the Observatory at 06.00 sharp.

We will travel via the Eurotunnel and will return to the Observatory at approximately 20.00.

Booking forms are now available together with a request for payment.

 


 

Coach Trip to the Bird Fair at Rutland

Thursday August 15th and Friday August 16th 2019

Price: £100 per person

The coach will leave the Observatory at 06.00 sharp on the 15th and travel to the Rutland Nature Reserve. We should have at least half a day there, before travelling to the North Peterborough Premier Inn for an overnight stay, bed and breakfast. On the 16th we will spend the whole day at the fair before returning to the Observatory, arriving at approximately 19.30.

Booking forms will be available shortly together with a request for payment. 

 


 

Isles of Scilly

October 3rd – 12th 2019

Price: £1245 for single occupancy, £1110 for people sharing.

Another chance to visit the most beautiful islands in Britain, full of exotic sub-tropical vegetation, and to see some of their exciting birds, including the chance of real rarities.

Our fifth visit!

Led by an expert guide with detailed knowledge of the islands. Fine accommodation overlooking the sea and great all-round value.

 


 

Past Trip Reports:

Northumberland.

CLICK HERE to see our trip report from June 2018

The Farne Islands lie two to three miles off the Northumberland coast midway between the fishing village of Seahouses and the magnificent Castle of Bamburgh. As well as a large colony of Grey Seals, it is arguably the most famous Sea Bird Sanctuary in the British Isles where you can see Puffins, Razorbills, Guillemots and Shags nesting.

See Countrywide Productions’ video below to see how special this area is for wildlife.

Isles of Scilly.

CLICK HERE to see our trip report from April 2018.

CLICK HERE to see our trip report from October 2017.
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Costa Rica.

Click HERE to see our trip report from March 2017.

From a holiday to Costa Rica

Bulgaria.

Click HERE to see our trip report from May 2015.

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