Bletchley Park Day Trip
Saturday 3 October 2020
Numbers are restricted to comply with current government guidelines on social distancing.
Bletchley Park is a vibrant heritage attraction and museum, open daily to visitors.
It was the home of British World War Two codebreaking; a place where technological innovation and human endeavour came together to made groundbreaking achievements that have helped shape the world we live in today.
This unique site was previously a vast Victorian estate, where parts including the Mansion still survive, expanding during wartime to accommodate Codebreakers Huts and Blocks.
During World War Two, the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS), now known as the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), was based at Bletchley Park. It grew from a small team of specialists to a vast intelligence factory of thousands of dedicated women and men. This extraordinary combination of brilliant and determined people and cutting-edge technology contributed significantly to Allied victory. In tough conditions, they provided vital intelligence and developed pioneering technological innovation that had a direct and profound influence on the outcome of the war.
The site continues to reveal secrets and tell fascinating stories of our national legacy..
Filming at the Museum
Bletchley Park and its tremendous story have featured regularly in film and television over the past few years. BBC documentaries, television programmes, World War Two dramas and the blockbuster film The Imitation Game, all filmed on location at Bletchley Park.
The Imitation Game
The Oscar-nominated movie, The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, was screened in cinemas around the world in 2014 and 2015. Filmed partly on location at Bletchley Park, the behind-the-scenes video can be viewed here.
Bletchley Park: Code-Breaking’s Forgotten Genius
In September 2015, BBC2 broadcast its documentary about Gordon Welchman, Bletchley Park: Code-breaking’s Forgotten Genius, filmed extensively on location at Bletchley Park.
The Bletchley Circle
The hugely popular ITV drama, The Bletchley Circle Series One and Two, was broadcast in the UK and the US and in the UK attracted an average of 5 million viewers per episode. Both series were filmed on location at Bletchley Park.
Eat and drink at Bletchley Park
Delicious food and drink is available to purchase on site to ‘grab and go’.
Our Hut 4 Café will be offering freshly-made sandwiches, salads, cakes and other baked goodies along with hot and cold beverages. We will also have a new pop-up takeaway café outside Block B. Our Block C Coffee Shop will be closed.
In line with government guidance, from Friday 24 July we ask that visitors wear a face covering when ordering food for takeaway in the Hut 4 Cafe.
Card payments only.
You are very welcome to bring a picnic and blanket to enjoy lunch outside. Deckchairs and picnic tables will be spread out in our beautiful, spacious grounds.
Coach from S Yorks (see below for departure points)
Entry into Bletchley Park (including various exhibitions)
Departs approx. 8am and returns approx. 18h00
Children 12 - 17 yrs: £29
Children under 12 yrs: £19
Departure Points: Rotherham, Catcliffe, Sheffield, Meadowhead and Chesterfield
Our Coaches are all Covid-19 compliant
Our coach operators have been busy doing everything they can to put additional measures in place on board their coaches to make you feel safe and comfortable when you take your next trip. We are happy to also announce they have achieved the ‘Good to Go’ Covid-19 Industry Standard, recognised by VisitEngland, the National Tourist board of England. Please see the additional steps they’ve also taken below;
Hand sanitiser stations will be available on coaches for customer use as you board. If you can, bring hand sanitiser gel for use during your journey.
Please follow driver directions and on-board announcements to maintain current social distancing recommendations.
Government guidance recommends the wearing of a face covering or mask when travelling on public transport and this is now mandatory in England. To minimise the spread of the virus you will be required to wear a face mask or face covering whilst on board the coach. We will have disposable face masks available to purchase if required.
Regular aerosol-based disinfection with a high-performance antiviral solution will be in place. Key touch points including handrails, armrests, seat belts and toilets will be cleaned regularly using a high-performance antiviral cleaning solution.
All our drivers have been provided with protective equipment including masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and contactless infrared thermometers.
Our on-board toilets will remain open and will be deep cleaned regularly using fogging and antiviral solutions.
At this difficult time, we would personally like to thank all our customers for their support, patience and understanding.
We're GOOD TO GO, and we look forward to welcoming you back on board soon.