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Enid Blyton Group Tour

Enid Blyton Group Tour

Enid Blyton Group Tour

Visit the places that inspired Enid Blyton, author of some the most well-loved children's stories of all time. A unique opportunity to bring to life the many picturesque and quirky locations which inspired Enid Blyton to create the adventures of Julian, Dick, George, Anne and Timmy the Dog, as well as many other timeless children's classics. 'Famous Five' and 'Secret Seven' fans will not want to miss this. 

Tour Highlights

  • Beckenham, where Enid grew up in several different properties - her affection for the town is reflected by her naming Malory Towers after one of the town's streets, Malory Close.
  • Stay in hotels frequented by Enid, including Knoll House hotel where you can follow the Enid Blyton Trail.
  • Visit the Isle of Purbeck, which was bought by Blyton and her husband. Enjoy a round of golf, just as Enid and Kenneth Darrell Waters did! Have the opportunity to hold Enid's actual putter. 
  • Discover the Jurassic Coast and the many sites that inspired Enid's stories.
  • Wander through the narrow roads of Swannage - it is believed that Enid took inspiration from the locals when creating her characters.
  • Enjoy a steam train ride on a route taken by Enid herself - steam locomotives feature in several of her stories. 
  • Noddy's Town was inspired by a line of picturesque cottages in Studland village. 
  • Follow in the footsteps of Julian, Dick, George, Anne and Timmy the dog as you take a ferry ride across to Brownsea Island (National Trust)...the inspiration for Whispering Island in  Five have a Mystery to Solve.
  • Enjoy a picnic on Kimmeridge Bay, where 'rocks jutter up from the beach, surrounded by limpid rock pools'....the setting for the children's picnic in Five Fall into Adventure. 
  • Visit the Blue Pool at Furzebrook, which features in  Five go off in a Caravan and Five go to Mystery Moor.
  • The ruins of Corfe Castle, a National Trust property, which inspired famous Kirrin Island, the setting for the Famous Five's first adventure, Five on a Treasure Island, which featured in several more Famous Five books.
  • Manor Farm - the Dorset farm that Blyton and her husband purchased in the 1950's. The farm provided inspiration for many of her novels and was the setting for Five on Finniston Farm.

What Our Clients Say

I was very fortunate to be on their 70th and 75th D-Day celebration tours. The service and attention to details was exceptional. It was very moving to go back.

As a Jane Austen enthusiast, this tour was perfect - and the Jane Austen Festival in Bath was just fabulous to see!

Words fail me...The Downton Abbey was a perfectly wonderful travel experience! We did not know we would be the ONLY guests at the Abbey. When we realised how truly exclusive our tour was we were speechless! Surreal being there and actually meeting Lady Carnarvon.