Throughout the year we will host various fam trips, networking events, training days and more! Use this page to find out not only when our latest events are but also imporant industry dates including exhibtitions, networking events, flower shows and more!
11novAll Day15Ellen Smith Tours FAM TripEllen Smith Tours are well-known for offering quality, value for money, day excursions and door-to-door coach holidays in our area and beyond, but we can also offer you river and sea cruises, and worldwide holidays by air. We have a dedicated Groups Team whose job it is to inspire you with ideas and suggestions. They have the knowledge and expertise to tailor-make an itinerary built around your specific needs, whether they be generic or special interest.
03jun10:30 am10:13 amGrimsthorpe Castle FAM tripThe castle has been in the Willoughby de Eresby family for 500 years. It was granted by Henry VIII to William, Baron Willoughby de Eresby on the occasion of his marriage to Maria de Salinas, lady-in-waiting to Katherine of Aragon in 1516. The oldest part of the castle, King John’s Tower, was built in the early 13th century. It is the main front which gives the castle its grandeur and dramatic scale. The final masterpiece of Sir John Vanbrugh, architect of Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard, it was commissioned in 1715 by Robert Bertie, Baron Willoughby de Eresby, to celebrate the family’s elevation to Dukes of Ancaster and Kesteven, The Willoughby de Eresby family is one of three in England who still fulfill the hereditary office of Lord Great Chamberlain, the Monarch’s representative at the Palace of Westminster.