19/12/2012 - Banish Boring Christmas Presents With An Exciting Alternative

A South West coach company has reported a rise in the numbers of tickets for their day’s out purchased to give to others as Christmas presents.

 Bakers Dolphin Sales and Marketing Director Amanda Harrington said: "Since the recession people are conscious of only giving gifts the recipient will really value.

"Often Christmas presents can end up pushed to the back of a cupboard never having made it out of the packaging. Families are also more likely to be cutting back on luxuries such holidays, so giving day trips as Christmas presents is the perfect way to ensure an unforgettable experience for all.

"Most trips offer discounted children's travel and entry so it can be a treat for a whole family."

Amanda says one reason the Bakers Dolphin day trips are proving to be such popular gifts is because of the huge variety of excursions on offer. Amateur Poirots can enjoy a visit to Agatha Christie's holiday home Greenway House while future Knights can help Merlin on his quest in the Warwick Castle Dragon Tower.

As well as trips to well-known destinations such as Longleat Safari Park Bakers Dolphin is offering day trips to high-profile venues throughout 2013. If you know an armchair Olympian then give them the present of reliving a summer of sport with a trip to the Olympic cable cars. Any Downton fans would love a trip to Highclere Castle, the filming location for the Abbey.

Booking tickets which combine coach travel and entry fees is also an excellent way of gaining entry to some of the country's most in-demand events.

Amanda said: "Fans of Harry Potter and Doctor Who are particularly excited as we're offering day trips throughout the year to the Harry Potter Studio Tours and the Doctor Who experience. Based in London and Cardiff respectively these exhibitions have been hugely successful. With tickets selling out quickly, giving them as presents guarantees no one will miss out."

Bakers Dolphin also found its France and Belgium Shopper trip was an extremely popular gift last year.

Amanda commented: "People love the idea of being able to give a ‘holiday in a day'. The trip offers the opportunity to indulge shopaholics or stock up on alcohol and tobacco. The day includes stops in the Calais Cite de Europe shopping centre and the Belgium town of Adinkerke. Priced at £50 per person, excursions run frequently throughout the year."

With Bakers Dolphin collecting people at various pick-up points in and around Bristol including Weston-super-Mare, Clifton and Tesco Eastville, a relaxed and well organised day is guaranteed.

For more information on events, collection points and pricing please visit www.bakersdolphin.com.

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