With information newly released about the free coach routes to the Group Leisure & Travel Show, we show some appreciation for those coach-friendly attractions opening now and in 2019.

There are so many places in the UK that welcome coach groups, and you can meet many more just like these ones at the Group Leisure & Travel Show at the Birmingham NEC on Thursday 11th October.

1. Scotland’s first design museum.

The newly opened V&A Dundee. (Photo credit: Ross Fraser McLean).

The only V&A outside London is due to open its doors in Dundee in September. It stands at the centre of the £1 billion transformation of the waterfront that was once part of the city’s docklands, and will present the brilliance of Scottish creativity and the best of design from around the world. Entry to the museum is free, although a paid ticket will be needed for certain events and temporary exhibitions.

2. The Silverstone Experience

The Silverstone Stadium from the outside.

Due to open in spring 2019 is the Silverstone Experience in Northamptonshire, a technology driven and interactive visitor attraction celebrating the exciting past, present and future of Silverstone and British motor sport. On your visit, discover the fascinating stories of human endeavour and sporting rivalries as well as the engineering and technology that changed the world. If you can’t wait, Encore is offering a new Silverstone Experience which allows groups to go behind the scenes and take a lap of the famous F1 circuit by coach.

3. A new RHS garden

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, another of the RHS Gardens. (Photo credit: RHS and Lee Beel).

The Royal Horticultural Society will open a brand new 165 acre garden in Greater Manchester in 2019. RHS Garden Bridgewater will open in the historic grounds of Worsely New Hall, and highlights will include the restoration of the ten acre Walled Kitchen Garden and some of the historical features of the site. In the meantime, groups can enjoy dedicated packages including Glow illuminations, special walking tours and festive feasts at the four gardens – RHS Wisley in Surrey, Rosemoor in Devon, Harlow Carr in Harrogate and Hyde Hall in Essex.

4. Being Brunel

The new Being Brunel museum at the ss Great Britain in Bristol.

A new £7million Being Brunel museum in Bristol is dedicated to the life and legacy of innovative Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel with previously unseen artefacts and a large bust of Brunel as the eye-catching centrepiece. The museum is part of the SS Great Britain attraction, which gives groups the chance to walk round the world’s first great ocean liner.

5. Temperate House

A view of inside Kew’s new Temperate House.

The Temperate House is a new attraction to enjoy at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. Said to be the world’s largest Victorian glasshouse, this Grade I listed building is twice the size of the Palm House. It is home to an internationally important collection of temperate zone plants, including some of the rarest and most threatened. A team from the gardens will be on-hand at the Group Leisure & Travel Show so you can find out more about the group offering and special deals.

Visitors can find out more about coach travel from some of the exhibitors at the show including Berrys Coaches, Cairngorm Travel, InterChoice and Leger Holidays.

Coach travel to the Group Leisure & Travel Show

The exhibition takes place on Thursday 11th October and services will be operated by Passenger Plus, Marshalls Coaches and Pulham & Sons to arrive at the NEC at approximately 11am.

Coaches will travel from London St Pancras International, Newark and Oxford, and pick up from spots all over the country, including Milton Keynes, Burton-on-Trent, Tamworth, Bicester, and Warwick.

Travel on the routes is free, but seats must be pre-booked through the Group Leisure & Travel Show website. The booking page can be found at www.grouptravelshow.com/coach-transport.

The Group Leisure & Travel Show, including the seminars, is free to visit and visitor fast track pre-registration is now live via the website.

To register and receive your entry badge visit www.grouptravelshow.com/register.