Kynren – Bishop Auckland, Beamish and Whitby

4 Days

Next Departure Date

02/08/2024 - 05/08/2024 £495.00


Please book by March 31st 2024 to avoid disappointment as we need to secure show tickets!

Following our previous visits to this fantastic show, we are returning in 2024!

Kynren is the UK’s most spectacular open-air live action night show since the opening of the London 2012 Olympics. It is listed by Rough Guides as one of the world’s top 10 must-see tourist attractions to experience in 2021.

‘Kynren – an epic tale of England’ is an exciting family show, taking you on a spellbinding journey through British history. Taking place on a landscaped open air stage (equivalent to five football pitches with a full-size lake at its centre) against the backdrop of Auckland Castle, you will be immersed in 2,000 years of history, with a movie-like, fast-paced and action-packed journey from Roman times to the Second World War, through the Viking invasions, the splendour of the Tudors, the Industrial Revolution and the Roaring Twenties.

As the story unfolds you’ll be treated to ships and a steam train, mass choreography, combat, dance, dazzling pyrotechnics and grandiose lighting and water effects. More than 1,000 volunteers are involved as cast and crew, with an accompanying cast of animals comprising performance horses, sheep, goats, cattle and even ducks.

The volunteers having been professionally trained by top performance experts, including teams who have delivered the mass choreography of London 2012 Opening Ceremony. The 90-minute show takes place once darkness has fallen, to create the best possible backdrop for the special effects that will bring the action-packed story to life.

We will be staying at the Park Head Hotel in Bishops Auckland on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.

Park Head Hotel and Restaurant is the latest addition to The Auckland Project, a regeneration charity with a difference. It aspires to change lives in the historic town of Bishop Auckland by putting people at the heart of everything they do.

On the Saturday there will be time at leisiure in Bishops Auckland before heading back to the hotel ready for the evening show.

On Sunday we will visit the Beamish Open Air Living Heritage Museum  – an amazing place.

Beamish is a world-famous open air museum, telling the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s, 1940s and 1950s.

Explore the 1900s Town and see how families lived and worked in the years leading up to the First World War.  See what’s cooking in the pit cottages, practise your handwriting in the school and visit the chapel. Don’t forget to say hello to the pit ponies in their stables! All aboard! See this railway station as it looked in Edwardian times with its signal box, waiting rooms and goods yard and spot a variety of wagons on display.

On Monday we will visit Whitby for lunch before heading back to Norfolk.

Trip Highlights

  • Executive coach travel with the services of an IC Travel host
  • 3 nights half-board accommodation
  • Time at leisure in Bishops Auckland
  • Kynren show ticket included
  • Visit to Beamish Living Heritage Museum
  • Stop in Whitby on the way home



Price includes

  • 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation
  • Kynren show ticket
  • Beamish Living Heritage Museum ticket

Price Excludes

  • Meals and refreshments (other than those provided by the hotel as part of the dinner, bed and breakfast package)


Day 1 :

  • 7.00am – Coach departs Taverham
  • Local pickups en route
  • 2 x comfort stops including time in Thirsk for lunch
  • 2.00pm – Arrive Bishops Auckland
  • 6.30pm – Dinner at the hotel

Day 2 :

  • From 7.30am – Breakfast at the hotel
  • Time at leisure in Bishop Auckland
  • (Time TBC) – Early dinner at the hotel
  • 5.45pm – Depart for Kynren show
  • 8.00pm – Kynren Show (with pre-show attractions)
  • 10.00pm (approx) – Return to hotel

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 :

  • From 7.30am – Breakfast at the hotel
  • 9.30am – Depart for visit to Beamish Living Heritage Museum
  • 4.30pm – Coach departs for return to the hotel
  • (Time TBC) – Dinner at the hotel

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 :

  • From 7.30am – Breakfast at the hotel
  • 9.00am – Coach departs from the hotel
  • 10.30am – Arrive at Whitby for visit and lunch
  • 2.30pm – Depart Whitby
  • 9.00pm (approx) – Coach arrives back at Taverham



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/ Adult - Double Room - Single Occupancy
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