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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

Mapledurham At War - 2 Days

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TCRU8114

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

2 days

NOVOTEL READING CENTRE - 4 STAR

The location of the 1960's film 'The Eagle Has Landed' is an apt venue for Mapledurham at War. Re-enactors from all over the country will

converge on the beautiful Mapledurham Estate to set up camp as if it were during World War 2 for the entire weekend. Army trucks, tanks

and cars will convey the troops around the site whilst the camp displays will show how life was during that time. Wartime amphibious

jeeps will be “swimming” in the mill pond. Authentic battles will take place each day and musicians and dancers from the period will

entertain the troops.

PRICE FROM ? £99 per person
Plan My Trip

Itinerary

1 night accommodation at the Novotel Reading Centre

Breakfast & Dinner

Thames Cruiser - Caversham- Mapledurham - Saturday or Sunday - please advise preferred day.

Entry to Mapledurham at War. - Saturday or Sunday - please advise

The location of the 1960's film 'The Eagle Has Landed' is an apt venue for Mapledurham at War. Re-enactors from all over the country will

converge on the beautiful Mapledurham Estate to set up camp as if it were during World War 2 for the entire weekend. Army trucks, tanks

and cars will convey the troops around the site whilst the camp displays will show how life was during that time. Wartime amphibious

jeeps will be “swimming” in the mill pond. Authentic battles will take place each day and musicians and dancers from the period will

entertain the troops. Christine Wallace from the Great British Bake Off will be demonstrating some war time ration recipes and sharing stories with Jill Vallis of what life was like for those left at home.

There will be a Memory Board for visitors to add their memories or family stories. Her cookware kitchen will be no doubt be a reminiscing

opportunity to be shared with younger visitors.It is hoped there will be a fly past from the Battle of Britain Memorial

Flight both days. (Subject to change due to weather conditions). The Mapledurham Watermill will be open each day where visitors will

be able to see the flour being milled and sample the baking from the millers wife. There will be children's activities, traders and street food.

New this year guest appearance of Old Phyllis, the up-gunned 76mm Sherman tank that featured in the block buster movie “Fury”

starring Brad Pitt. Fresh from a 3 year nut-and-bolt restoration, come and see her in all her glory. 

 

Your itinerary

Saturday - Thames Cruise to Mapledurham departs at 10.00 from Caversham Lock. Enjoy the attractions, re-enactments and displays. Cruise back at 16.45 to arrive back at Caversham at 17.30. Your cruise times have been pre-booked. Travel to your hotel to check in time for evening meal.

Alternatively - if you are travelling to Reading today you may wish to visit the event on Sunday - please advise your preferred day.

Please pass your confirmation from us to reception on your arrival.

Sunday - After breakfast - check out and settle any extras at the hotel. If you are attending the event today please ensure you are at Caversham Lock by 09.45 for a 10.00 sailing to  Mapledurham.

 

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