'A Ladies Adventure' - Women Activities Tours
Celebrating Notable Women, "The Sheroes"
SGT's 'A Ladies Adventure' is aimed at women who want to share a touring adventure with like minded souls. This concept is similar to the ethos of all of our Smal Group Tours but here we want to take it a step deeper, to encourage ladies who might be slightly intimidated traveling solo, either independently or on a big bus tour full of couples. This is a small group of just 4 - 14 women sharing a tour experience. A Ladies Adventure series of tours is a safe and fun environment for women to share what we have in common and to learn from each other. In our modern world, people in general tend to lead more isolated lives. A Ladies Adventure is designed as a chance to come together. Women together build each other up and stronger. Traveling together and enjoying new and exiciting experiences together gives an opportunity to grow, learn new things and hopefully make new and lasting friendships.
A Ladies Adventure incorporates wonderful countryside, quaint villages and towns, cultural insights, centuries of historical remains, and amazing local cuisine with places of interest of notable women and fun activities exclusive to our small group of women. These tours include a variety of activities such as speciality cooking classes, behind-the-scenes gardens walks or chats, walking opportunities, visits to wineries, arts and crafts workshops, museum visits, farm shops, antique-ing and more.
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A Ladies Adventure Around Cornwall
The south-west corner of England enjoys a more temperate climate than the remainder of the country. Our tour features a diverse selection activities along with the charming local sites, quaint harbors, beautiful coastline, ancient stone circles, freshly caught seafood, local specialties sample and last but not least, the friendliness of the local people.
For lovers of countryside there are rolling downs, rugged seascapes and atmospheric moorlands. For those who enjoy history there are castles, King Arthur connections, the prehistoric and Roman sites. Literature lovers will be thrilled to see the lands of Jane Austen, Agatha Cristie and Daphne Du Maurier. Gourmets will die for the cream teas, real Cornish pasties and farmhouse cooking. It is doubtful that you will ever forget the narrow country lanes where the hedgerows grow higher than the cars, the villages where it's difficult for bicycles to pass let alone motorized vehicles, the thatched cottage hamlets and small fishing harbours accessible only on foot.
Thank You Mrs Pankhurst, A Ladies Adventure Celebrating the Great Women of Britain tour
"Walk past St Paul’s Cathedral and you can’t shake the weight of history that hovers in its midst – the Great Fire, Lord Nelson’s funeral, the bombs raining down in the Blitz. In Manchester, there’s no surer way of hammering home the city’s industrial past than a quick canal-side stroll. But when it comes to women’s fight for equality, the markers of that chapter of history are hidden. Every day we unknowingly walk past the places that witnessed the history of equality unfold. We don’t give them a second glance but the history is everywhere...In various spots across the two cities...Women risked their livelihoods and reputations for the cause, and it even split the movement, going on hunger strike in jail and being force-fed by their jailers. In fact, it’s easy to gloss over the sacrifice they made, which is why their full history deserves to be retraced now. Consider this your guide to following in the steps of the women to whom we owe a debt of gratitude. After all it’s said you can’t fully understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes. So, what are you waiting for?" - Stylist Magazine, Suffragette Cities article
Come and celebrate the strong women who paved the way for us today. 2018 marks 100 years since women partially won the right to vote in the UK, the Representation of the People Act extended the vote to all men over 21, and to some groups of women over 30.
The movement to gain votes for women had two arms: the suffragists and the suffragettes. In 1897, the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies was formed under the leadership of Millicent Fawcett. The NUWSS wanted the vote for middle class property-owning women. They used peaceful tactics to campaign - non-violent demonstrations, petitions and the lobbying of MPs. Born out of this suffragist movement, came the more militant 'suffragettes' led by Emmeline Pankhurst, she decided to break with the NUWSS in 1903 and set up a separate society that included younger and working class women. Their motto was "deeds not words" and violence, hunger strikes and law-breaking became part of their campaign tactics. Their goal was to make noise, make an impact that would get the attention of the public.
'Vote 100' centenary exhibition, June - September 2018 - a major exhibition in Westminster Hall covering the growth of the male franchise, the campaign for votes for women, and the representation of women in the House of Commons and House of Lords