We will be regularly updating this list to inform group travel organisers of which attractions are taking bookings and welcoming group visits again.
The list below is by no means exhaustive, it’s simply the places that we’ve been made aware of.
Birdland, Gloucestershire: although some features will not be running to start with, such as talks and feeds, the attraction is welcoming group bookings.
Bodmin Jail, Cornwall: coach groups of ten or more can pre-book tickets.
Bolton Castle near Leyburn, North Yorkshire: the castle will be accepting group bookings from 21st June.
British Motor Museum, Warwickshire: small groups can purchase tickets for the museum from 17th May, with a new E-type Evolution exhibition from the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust (JDHT) which commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the Jaguar E-type.
Canterbury Cathedral, Kent: a place of worship for over 1,400 years, and part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cathedral will be welcoming back groups from 17th May. Pre-booking is essential.
Castle Howard, Yorkshire: the house will reopen on 17th May and groups will have timed access to the stately home, plus unlimited access to the gardens and courtyard. Admission also includes use of new digital guides.
Chatham Historic Dockyard, Kent: accepting group visits in line with the Government’s roadmap.
Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire: the team has reported an increase in group bookings but has said it is happy to welcome more.
Harewood House, Yorkshire: the stately home is accepting group bookings from 17th May. The team is offering self-guided visits and bookings for the festive period are also open.
Hartlebury Castle, Worcestershire: the team will be accepting groups of up to 30 from 18th May and larger groups from 21st June should the Government’s guidelines allow.
London Transport Museum: the museum in Covent Garden will reopen on 17th May, with new objects and stories on display for the first time. Pre-booking is essential.
Manx National Heritage, multiple locations, Isle of Man: with sites including the House of Manannan and Castle Rushden, groups can book their tickets to some the Manx National Heritage Sites from June until November 2021. The team has also said that they are making strong advance bookings for the 2022 season too.
Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein, Bath: Small groups of up to ten people can now book their tickets for the city’s newest attraction which will open in 30th June.
Merlin attractions, multiple locations: the company has confirmed that all London indoor intractions such as Madame Tussauds and the London Dungeon are still only available to groups of six however, up to 30 people will be able to book all Merlin outdoor attractions such as Thorpe Park and Alton Towers from 17th May.
Mersey Ferries, Liverpool: groups can book tickets for a sailing in the city from 17th May.
Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre, Dorset: home to more than 200 animals across 65 acres, groups can book a visit from 17th May.
The National Stud, Suffolk: groups of all sizes can book their visits to find out more about the history of horse breeding at the attraction from 17th May.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway: group visits will be permitted from 17th May with limited numbers.
Royal Collection Trust, multiple locations: the trust is now taking bookings to the official residences of The Queen, including Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.
Silverstone Interactive Museum, Northamptonshire: groups of more than ten can receive discounted admission to the attraction.
South Devon Railway: groups can now book their spot to have a vintage journey which travels through some of the county’s most beautiful spaces.
Stratford Butterfly Farm, Warwickshire: only small group bookings permitted at this time, but the team is hoping to accept large group bookings from 21st June.
Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire: the team will be accepting group bookings for visits from 9th June onwards. By then, the house should also be open, as well as the Aviary, shop and restaurant.
Dunwood Travel: One of the UK’s leading coach tour operators providing ‘value for money with a personal touch’. Our Groups Team, with over 75 years’ travel industry experience, would love to hear from you.
Harry Shaw Group Travel: Harry Shaw Group Travel an ABTA and ATOL bonded tour operator are delighted to say “We Welcome Groups” both existing or new. We’re here to listen, provide, operate and care.
Not all of these attractions may have been awarded the VisitEngland ‘We’re Good to Go’ certificate - we’d urge that you look out for this symbol.
You’ll find more information about the certificate here.
As always, we recommend you check the latest government guidance and local restrictions before you travel.