Category: Come To The Match

Come to the Match, Stay for a Show

If you are heading to London for a match, there are a great number of things to do in the evening. Most popular is go and see a show in London’s West End!

So here are a few ideas for what shows you can see this season.

With Your Mates

Jersey Boys – four friends from the wrong side of the tracks make it big and become one of the greatest groups in pop history: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

Sunny Afternoon – here in London, another groups of lads wanted to make it big with their music – they become The Kinks and Sunny Afternoon is their story.

The Book Of Mormon – the team that created South Park has given us this outrageous show about two hapless Mormon lads who try to bring “the book” to a war-torn African community. It really shouldn’t be funny but it is!

With Your Partner

Wicked – this hugely succesful Broadway musical about how the wicked witch in The Wizard of Oz became “wicked” and what really happened in Oz.

Thriller – Enjoy a moonwalking, hip-thrusting, night with the late, great Michael Jackson.

Motown – If you are into your soul music then there is nothing better than Motown – a celebration of the record label featuring over 50 songs.

With Your Family

The Lion King – Disney’s story about the young cub, Simba, who struggles to defeat the evil Scar! Hakuna Matata

Charlie and the Choclate Factory – Roald Dahl’s famous story about young Charlie, who gets the last golden ticket to get the tour of a life-time around Willy Wonka’s amazing factory.

Matilda – Aussie comic, Tim Minchin brings us another Roald Dahl story. This one is about Matilda who discovers that she has special powers which she uses to free the pupils of Crunchem Hall Primary School from Miss Agatha Trunchbull’s terrible reign!

Who ever you support, when you come to London for the match, stay for the weekend!

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Premier League Football Breaks at Manchester City

manchester city football breaks - tickets and hotel acommodationIf you are a fan of Manchester City, but you don’t or can’t get up there that often then a ticket and hotel package including 93:20 premium seating is the perfect short Break.

Of course fans of City will not need reminding that 93:20 refers to the exact time that Sergio Aguero netted the winner against Queens Park Rangers to hand City their first Premier League title in 2012.

manchester city ticket and hotel football packagesSo why not treat yourself to see a world-class football team take on rivals in the Premier League and the Champions League. Make the 2016/2017 season special and book to see Manchester City at The Etihad Stadium.

Book a trip to Manchester City FC 93:20 Premium Seating online with us, with tickets to Manchester City FC 93:20 Premium Seating and accommodation included in the price.

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Premier League Descend on Watford’s Wizard

book nowVisiting football fans to newly promoted Premier League club, Watford FC are keen to make the most of their visit by making a weekend of it with Good To See’s hotel and ticket packages for The Making of Harry Potter™ tour at nearby Warner Brother’s Studios™ – part of Good To See’s “Come to the Match, stay for the Weekend” promotion.

quidditch and football in Watford

For fans of most Premier league clubs, it will be the first time that they have visited the town since the attraction, where you can step on to authentic sets, discover the magic behind spellbinding special effects and explore the behind-the-scenes secrets of the Harry Potter film series at the studios where it all began, opened in 2012.

Whilst Watford is probably not the first place you might think of when listing the UK’s top tourism hotspots, fans of West Bromwich Albion were the first to make the most of their visit to the town by taking in the famous studios nearby last weekend, with Southampton and Swansea fans coming hot on their heals.

Good To See owner, Simon Harding, does advise booking early: “Weekends can get very busy at Warner Brother’s Studios, so, to get the entry times that you want, it is best to plan ahead.

The full set of future weekend travelers coming to Watford is

TeamDate
Chelsea20/08/16
Arsenal27/08/16
Man U18/09/16
Bournemouth01/10/16
Hull29/10/16
Leicester19/11/16
Stoke26/11/16
Everton10/12/16
Crystal Palace26/12/16
Tottenham31/12/16
Middlesborough14/01/17

Hornet supporters are cock-a-hoop about the coming season: “It’s amazing that the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Man City & United will be running out on the turf of Vicarage Road this season” says life time Watford fan Sara Benn “but hopefully their midfield wizards will be made to look like muggles!Scorio!

Good To See’s short breaks can be built around match day with a variety of Harry Potter tour entry times available over each weekend and accommodation at a range of local hotels which are handy for both the match and the studios.

Hotel and entry packages start at just £65.50pp with breaks for the whole family (2 adults and 2 children) starting at just £169. Visiting fans can also arrange optional rail travel at discounted rates.

http://www.cometothematch.co.uk/warner_bros-_studio_tour_london_the_making_of_harry_potter/

Find out more about Good To See’s Come to the Match, Stay for the Weekend at http://www.cometothematch.co.uk/come-to-the-match-stay-for-the-weekend/

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Sunderland Away? Come for the…

Let’s face it, beyond the actual football club, what do we actually know about Sunderland? Is there anything there to visit? Well Good To See is here to tell you that you might be surprised.

The National Glass Centre (was it The Sun’s Andy Dillon who re-christened it The Museum of Pane?) is the country’s premier attraction supporting the research, teaching, production, exhibition and enjoyment of contemporary glass!

Shrek at teh Sunderland EmpireThe Sunderland Empire has a steady flow of West End shows including Shrek, Jersey Boys, Rocky Horror Show and Thriller Live PLUS one night stands from acts like Paddy McGuinness, The Illegal Eagles and The Chicago Blues Brothers.

And at Sunderland Museum you can discover the history of the city from its prehistoric past to the present day – will jokes please form an orderly queue to the right!

The Great Outdoors

But it is outdoors that Sunderland, rather surprisingly excels. It is a seaside town and, although unlike Bournemouth you may want to keep your clothes on, that means there are tonnes of things to do – from exploring the coastline by foot or by bike to haring round Karting North East‘s huge karting circuits – one of the larget in the UK with 4×4 off road driving experiences and the fastest hire off-road rage buggies in the UK.

There are also a massive range of parks nearby including Barnes Park, Herrington Country Park, Down at the Farm, Washington Wetland Centre and Hetton Lyons Country Park where national cycle routes weave between fishing lakes, sporting lakes and football pitches

Diggerland Durham - near SunderlandAnd you are also not too far from Diggerland in Durham!  Well if you are up there anyway!

If you want to bring your family up to stay the night, check out the Sunderland Marriott hotel where 2 adults and 2 kids can stay for one night for £119 inc,luding bed and breakfast

 

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Manchester City or United Away? Stay for the Weekend

After London, probably the most popular destination for a weekend break arranged around a footballing away match is Manchester. Not only are the matches themselves occassions of monumental importance and Manchester City was voted as best club to visit by away fans in 2013/2014 (which is why it is the first club for which we can offer Match day ticket and hotel breaks), but the city itself is full of exciting highlights and attractions.

Coronation Street Tour in ManchesterSo beyond the stadiums, where breaks including tours are available at both City’s Etihad Stadium and United’s Old Trafford, here are some highlights that will turn matchday into a memorable weekend.

Legoland – everyone loves those little bricks and at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Manchester you can enjoy a fun day out for all the family surrounded by over 2 million of them!! An amazing 4D cinema, the fun Kingdom Quest laser chariot ride and the  Merlin’s Apprentice ride are just a few of the attractions. New for 2015 is the DUPLO Farm – bigger bricks for smaller kids!

Coronation Street Tour – whether it’s your guilty secret or you can’t keep talking about it, an episode of Corrie is a lot of people’s idea of the perfect half hour… well it’s less stressful than extra time! Enjoy a tour behind the scenes of the world famous Quay Street set in Manchester.

Tatton Park – just outside Manchester is the huge 1000 acre parklands of Tatton Park. Part stately home, home farm ornamental garden and deer park. Tonnes of space for the kids to run around – put your jumpers down and have a game of footie!

Trafford Centre Shopping – you’ve gotta love a bit of shoping if you are going to come here. Forget your local shopping arcade – this place is immense!

Palace Theatre, Manchester – and if you are looking beyond the many restaurants and bars that fill the town centre, then check out the Palace Theatre which is full of great entertainment on a Saturday night: Elvis Presley and Nik Kershaw are here too (see Bournemouth!)

Part of Come to The Match, Stay for the Weekend”

  • Nearby Premier League clubs: Manchester City, Manchester United
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Playing Liverpool or Everton Away?

Come to the Football, Stay for The Beatles Story – For FREE!

To even think of visiting Liverpool is to think of The Beatles and The Beatles Story would be a great highlight to any trip to Merseyside (probably second only to actually winning!)

With great one night packages and free Liverpool attractions included on two night stays you can enjoy the city at a fraction of the cost.

The Beatles StoryChoose from the following list

  • Beatles Story
  • Tate Gallery
  • A boat trip on the River Mersey
  • A sightseeing bus tour

With a compact city centre it is easy to get out and about and enjoy the range of free things to do in Liverpool.

ALSO Included: Hi-life diner’s card to enjoy two for one dining in a number of Liverpool restaurants. Plus with a year’s membership you can continue to enjoy the benefits of the Hi-life diner’s card long after you return home.

The Beatles Story

Alternatively you can just stay for one night – we have great packages including entry to this fabulous exhibition

The Beatles Story is the largest permanent attraction in the world devoted to Liverpool’s Fab Four, transporting you  on the amazing journey to see how these four boys from Liverpool became the greatest band of all time via the backstreets and clubs of Liverpool and Hamburg. Amogst the interactive experiences available to experience is a recording booth where y0u can record your own memories and an exclusive Ringo Starr drum lesson! You can even explore the Beatles Story’s very own Yellow Submarine! Extend your Beatles themed break and visit the Cavern Club where it all started.

Other City Highlights

  • Mersey Ferry
  • The World Museum
  • Albert Dock
  • Liverpool Cathedral
  • Merseyside Maratime Museum
  • Aintree Racecourse
  • Liver Building

Liverpool is a pleasure to visit at any time of the year, so you don’t have to worry too much about when your team is visiting, but if you don’t have that information to hand here are the home fixtures for Liverpool and Everton.

Liverpool

Everton

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CLICK HERE: Book A Liverpool Short Break and The Beatles Story

Liverpool is part of Come to The Match, Stay for the Weekend”

  • Nearby Premier League clubs: Liverpool, Everton
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Away at AFC Bournemouth?

Although the signs from last season are promising, with AFC Bournemouth being able to boast a mid-table respectibility, if fans of visiting teams, who may be a more permanant fixture in the Premier League, are thinking of making the most of their trip to Bournemouth this season, then they might like to know what the weather is doing when they make their plans, because Bournemouth’s best feature is it seaside facilities: with miles of beautiful beaches stretching along the coast from Fisherman’s Walk in the east to Studland, with it world famous nudist beach where no-one can tell what team you support, in the West!

Looking at the fixture list, I think it is fair to say I would rather be a Man U supporter than a Watford supporter if I’m thinking of getting my cherries out on a Bournemouth beach!

Visiting Weekend Teams at AFC Bournemouth in 2016/2017

So whilst Everton fans might be able to enjoy an Indian summer at the seaside, Sunderland fans will be pleased of the inside attractions and will be hoping there is a bargain to had amongst the shops of Westbourne and Bournemouth Town centre shopping districts, or that there is something good on at the Pavilion Theatre

If you are thinking of bringing the family down, then it might be that Leicester and Arsenal fans get the best deal with the chance to see the excellent family panto Cinderella… you know you want to… OH YES YOU DO!!

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But when it comes to a seaside holiday you may think that, given the fixture’s list as it is this season, you may be better off enjoying a beach holiday in Swansea.

But wherever you chose to enjoy a weekend break by the sea this season, just don’t get sand in your rattle!

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