We’re delighted to be able to pull back the curtain and share with you the finalists for the 2021 Group Leisure & Travel Awards, an initiative which shines a spotlight on the best destinations, attractions and people as voted for and nominated by you. 

Introducing your Group Leisure & Travel Awards 2021 finalists…

Best UK Attraction for Children & Families

  • Alton Towers
  • Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
  • Drayton Manor Theme Park
  • Gulliver’s Theme Parks & Resorts
  • LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Aerospace Bristol
  • Beamish
  • Coldharbour Mill
  • National Justice Museum
  • The Tank Museum
  • V&A

Save the date for this year’s awards ceremony

Don’t forget that the annual Group Leisure & Travel Awards, which exclusively features the Group Travel Organiser of the Year Award®, will be broadcast as an online ceremony at 4.30pm on 28th October 2021. You will be able to tune into the live event by visiting www.groupleisureandtravel.com/awards.

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Best Historic Attraction or Venue

  • Buckingham Palace
  • Coventry Cathedral
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Hereford Cathedral
  • Leeds Castle
  • Warwick Castle

Castle ruins

Which historic attraction will scoop this year’s prize? All the finalists offer excellent group outings.

Best Garden Visit

  • Bodnant Garden
  • Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens
  • RHS Garden Harlow Carr
  • RHS Garden Wisley
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • The Savill Garden

Best Coach or Tour Operator - UK Tours

  • Airedale Tours
  • Brightwater Holidays
  • Daish’s Holidays
  • Dunwood
  • Edwards Coaches
  • InterChoice
  • Condor Ferries
  • DFDS
  • Eurotunnel
  • Irish Ferries
  • P&O Ferries
  • Wightlink

Thank you to our official 2021 Awards Partners…

Group Leisure & Travel Awards Partners 2021

If you would like any information about becoming an Awards Partner, please contact Sharon Yandell on 01908 613323 or send an email to sharon.y@yandellmedia.com.


Best Event for Groups

  • Gardeners’ World Live
  • Kynren
  • Leeds Castle Festival of Flowers
  • RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show
  • RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival
  • Royal Ascot

Best Christmas Experience

  • Blenheim Palace
  • Castle Howard
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Thursford Christmas Spectacular
  • Waddesdon Manor

Best Guided Tour

  • Hever Castle & Gardens
  • National Memorial Arboretum
  • RHS Garden Wisley
  • Tootbus (formerly The Original Tour)
  • Tower of London
  • Wembley Stadium

Group of friends walking with backpacks in forest

Guided tours can help groups really learn about a place. Which one do you think will take the crown?

Best Accommodation for Groups

  • Best Western Hotels & Resorts
  • Brend Hotels
  • Daish’s Holidays
  • The Imperial Hotel, Torquay
  • Potters Resort
  • Warner Leisure Hotels

Best Group Dining Experience

  • Borde Hill Garden
  • Chatsworth
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Polhill Garden Centre
  • Potters Resort
  • Warner Leisure Hotels

 

Best Theatre Production

  • The Lion King
  • Mary Poppins The Musical
  • Only Fools & Horses The Musical
  • The Prince of Egypt
  • Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
  • Wicked

Theatre stage

It’s nearly time to lift the curtain and reveal which show as won the Best Theatre Production trophy.

Best Cruise Line

  • Arena River Cruises
  • CroisiEurope
  • Emerald Cruises
  • Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
  • Katarina Line
  • Viking River Cruises

Best UK Destination

  • Bournemouth
  • Devon
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Wiltshire
  • York

Garden path in spring

Source: ING

There are some fantastic places to visit across the UK, the competition is very close this year.

The Excellence Award 2021

  • Hilary Christmas, Norman Allen Group Travel
  • Sandy Cornish, Tailored Travel
  • Jenni Duncan, Brightwater Holidays
  • Allen Elliot, Group Line

You can find out more about the Excellence Award by clicking here

Best Group Tour Operator

  • Airedale Tours
  • Cosmos
  • HF Holidays
  • Jet2 Holidays
  • Simply Groups
  • Travel Editions

Best UK Attraction

  • Beamish
  • LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort
  • National Memorial Arboretum
  • RHS Garden Wisley
  • Tower of London
  • ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Group Travel Organiser of the Year® 2021

  • Elizabeth Hodgson, Barnet U3A
  • Jackie Ring, Guildford U3A
  • James Silvester, Hartley and District Active Retirement Association
  • Maureen Tidbury, M&G Holidays

You can find out more about the Group Travel Organiser of the Year Award® by clicking here

The annual Group Leisure & Travel Awards, which exclusively features the Group Travel Organiser of the Year Award®, will be broadcast as an online ceremony at 4.30pm on 28th October 2021. You will be able to tune into the live event by visiting www.groupleisureandtravel.com/awards.

Click the button below to request a reminder email on the day and receive details and a direct link:

 

Request a reminder