Daish's Holidays for Groups

Great Deals for Groups

Why not arrange a group holiday and enjoy a well organised break with your extended family, club or society? We can tailor-make a coach holiday to any of our hotels on whichever dates best suit you.

Daish’s Groups

Groups travelling to Daish’s hotels come in many shapes and sizes from smaller groups of 15 joining an existing Daish’s tour in one of our usual pick-up areas to whole hotel bookings. Groups can travel to Daish’s hotels using our fleet of coaches or using their own coach. We have even welcomed Vintage Car clubs using their own Vintage cars and motorcycles. We have many different types of groups that come to our hotels including:
• Pensioners Clubs
• British Legion and Social Clubs
• Rambling Groups
• Trade Union Clubs
• Bowls Clubs
• Horticultural Societies
• Retired Staff Associations including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, and Unilever
• Kent Active Retirement Association Groups
• U3A
• This list could go on!

For more information about organising your group travel arrangements, call our Groups Team on 01202 638841 or send an email to groups@daishs.com.

Daish's Coach Holiday

Meet the Groups Team

Our dedicated team, led by Ben are based in our offices in Bournemouth and are on hand to provide help and support to the many groups who travel with Daish’s each year. Here we can see Ben (with Truly , Mrs Wilson's dog), Vicky, Aleksandra and Shelly.

Daish's Group Team

The number of groups travelling with Daish’s has more than tripled over recent years due to our dedicated Groups team. Along with our hotel teams they are dedicated to ensuring your group break is as enjoyable and stress free as possible and their hard work has been recognised within the industry as we’ve won a number of awards including ‘Most Group Friendly Hotel Chain’ at the Group Travel Awards in 2014, 2015 and again in 2017.

Group Award logos
GTO Presentation 2017

Martin Jenkins (far left) with George Brown, Mrs Wilson (centre) and Paul Harper collecting the award for Most Group Friendly Hotel Chain 2017

Getting to the Hotel

Daish’s have our own fleet of coaches, all with toilets and air-conditioning. We have worked on improving the quality of our fleet over the past couple of years and as well as replacing 6 of our older vehicles we have expanded the fleet as the number of hotels purchased increased.

Want to bring your coach? That’s not a problem. Most of our hotels have free coach parking. We have recently reviewed our rates for groups wanting to use their own transport, making it better value for you. We will offer you an allocation of rooms including one for your coach driver. If you have 20 or more in your group then you get a free place for you and your driver and if there are more than 40, you will get a free place for the driver and 2 free places for the organiser too.


As a group organiser, Daish’s try to be as flexible as possible to satisfy your groups requirements. So there are a number of ways to organise your excursions.
• Optional Excursions, can be booked and paid for on arrival at the hotel reception
• Coach hire. You can hire a coach for exclusive use of your group for a half day, full day or longer. The coach driver will take you where you would like to go.
• Group only excursions. For groups of 30 or more we have a selection of excursions which we will arrange on your behalf.
• Tailor made itineraries. We will work with the Group organiser to put together an itinerary to suit your group, this could be a gardens tour, and bowls tour, or include visit to stately homes and other local attractions..

Tailor Made Tours

At Daish’s we know that every group is different and has different interests. We like to try and make your holidays with us stress free so we are always happy to organise excursions for you. So if you would like to visit a garden, a stately home, a steam railway and a vineyard, for example, during your stay just let us know, and we can organise it. We will advise you of prices, organise the coach and entrance to any attractions and even provide you with an itinerary to give to your group. So each holiday with Daish’s can be different, even if you have a favourite hotel you like to return to.

Garden Tours

All of our hotels are within easy reach of some of the best and most famous gardens in the UK. Our groups team will work with you, the group organiser to make a completely individual tailor made itinerary to suit your group. So if your group would like to revisit the Eden Project to see how it has matured since your last visit, see the spring colour at Exbury, Bluebells at Hole Park or smaller less well known gardens, just let us know and we can organise it for you. If its spring bulbs, summery herbaceous borders, Cornish Tropical Valleys or Autumn Colour you’re after – it’s easy with Daish’s.

Bowls Tours

At Daish’s we started organising Green Bowls Tours in 2009 and they have proved to be very popular and each year we are welcoming more and more bowlers to our hotels. Some groups use their own coach and organise their own matches just staying at the hotels. Whilst other groups rely on Daish’s for a complete tailor made tour with matches and morning excursions all organised for them by our award winning groups team. The group’s team have good connections in all the resorts where we have hotels, so it’s easy to organise your matches at some great clubs. Generally our stays are for 4 nights, but if you would like a longer or shorter stay the sooner you let us know the better so we can fit you in on your ideal dates.

Walking Holidays

With our great locations we have some fantastic destinations for ramblers. If you like coastal paths or national park walks then we have got it for you. With the Barrowfield Hotel in Newquay and the Devonshire Hotel in Torquay being situated just a few yards from the South West Coast Path and not far from Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor. Bournemouth and Weymouth make great bases to explore the Isle of Purbeck or the New Forest. The Isle of Wight is famous for rambling and even hosts an annual walking festival on its many miles of coast line and trails over the downs. Our Claremont Hotel in Eastbourne is situated right on the promenade so you can step out of the front door and start your own coastal trail, or visit the iconic Beachy Head, at the nearby South Downs National Park. Our groups department can help you arrange our coaches to drop your group off at various locations through the day for different length walks then collect you from one point. Or we can arrange a drop off only for you at extremely reasonable rates. We have arranged walk leaders for some of our visiting ramblers too.

Daish’s Award Winning Group Holidays

We are honoured that since 2008 our Group Organisers have nominated us for many awards with Group Leisure and GTO Magazines. In 2012, 2014 and 2015 GTO Awards Daish’s won the “Most Group Friendly Hotel Chain” Award beating some stiff competition.

For more information about organising your group travel arrangements, call our Groups Team on 01202 638841 or send an email to groups@daishs.com.

Find a holiday…


Call to book on 01202  638  840

Missing Information

Please make sure that you make a selection for each option.

Find a Holiday

Where would you like to go?
Start Date
End Date
How long for?
Select your type of Holiday