WELL-established firm Whittle Coaches is Wyre Forest’s favourite for coach trips and tours and private hire.

Founded in 1929, the company has a proud reputation for excellent value and customer service and its smart liveried vehicles are a familiar sight around Kidderminster, Stourport and Bewdley as well as further afield.

Many of Whittle’s drivers have been with the firm for some considerable time and understandably have built up a rapport with loyal customers who return time and time again – sometimes for up to 20 day trips a year!

Whittle’s 2012 line-up features some old favourites plus some topically themed trips to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. West End theatre visits are increasingly popular as drama and musical enthusiasts snub expensive train journeys in favour of a comfortable coach and excellent company.

On offer this year are smash hits War Horse – now an Oscar-nominated film by Steven Spielberg – Ghost, Les Miserables, Jersey Boys and Shrek.

Closer to home, Whittle guests can enjoy South Pacific, Dirty Dancing and Oliver! at the Birmingham Hippodrome and the breath-taking Cirque du Soleil at the city’s National Indoor Arena.

If you’re a ‘culture vulture’ and spending time outdoors is more your thing, Whittle operates trips to the historic cities of Oxford, York and Shrewsbury.

And to say ‘thank you’ to its drivers for their sterling efforts on the nation’s roads, Whittle’s is giving them the chance to plan their own memorable tours in the UK and Ireland.

On the holiday front, the 2012 programme comprises something for all tastes and covers the very best of Britain and Europe.

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend break offers the chance to enjoy the celebrations plus a visit to the Tower of London. And TV crime fans will love the Oxford, Morse and Midsomer Murders tour, a delightful short break which explores the ‘city of dreaming spires’, and the idyllic Buckinghamshire countryside.

Across the English Channel, destinations including Jersey, Spain’s Costa Brava and the Black Forest in Germany beckon.

A large and well maintained fleet of 49 and 53-seater coaches means that Whittle’s is also happy to cater for private trips and tours organised by schools and groups including WIs, sports clubs and horticultural societies. Simply call 01562 820002 to discuss your requirements.

For more details of 2012 day trips and holidays, visit www.whittlecoach.co.uk to download a brochure.