Fall 2023: Harlaxton Family Trip

Fall 2023:  November 22-27, 2023

Interested in visiting your student during their time at Harlaxton, but not sure how or when to plan it? The Harlaxton family trip gives you the chance to stay at the manor, travel with your student, and take part in special family events at Harlaxton without the stress of organizing it all yourself! This fall, we are excited to offer this opportunity over the Thanksgiving holiday, to give families the chance to spend this American occasion together and explore the UK!



Itinerary table
Date Activities

Tuesday, November 21

Departure from the US

Wednesday, November 22

Arrival Day

  • Arrive at London Heathrow
  • Coach to Harlaxton
  • Settle into rooms
  • Family house tour
  • Dinner at the manor
Harlaxton Manor Front

Thursday, November 23

Thanksgiving and day at the Manor

  • Family tour of Harlaxton village and Hidden Harlaxton tours during the class day
  • Afternoon Thanksgiving family activities
  • Thanksgiving dinner

Friday, November 24

Day Trip to York

  • Coach transportation and packed lunches provided
  • Tickets to York Minster included
  • Free time to explore the city:
    • Jorvich Viking Centre
    • Chocolate Story
    • Roman ruins and walls
  • Return to Harlaxton for dinner

Saturday, November 25

Day trip to Birmingham

  • Coach transportation and packed lunches provided
  • Free day to explore the city and the Christmas market

Sunday, November 26

Family Day at Harlaxton

  • Option for church service in the village
  • Lunch banquet
  • Decorating for Christmas at the Manor
  • Free time to go into town or explore the area with students
  • Sunday roast dinner

Monday, November 27

Farewells at the Manor

  • Morning free at Harlaxton
  • Farewell lunch with students
  • Afternoon free for independent departures from Harlaxton
  • Families will be housed in student rooms during this program, which have single beds and bathrooms down the hall.
  • There are two options for program prices: $910/person or $1395/couple.
  • The price includes the itinerary above. Flights to/ from the UK are extra and the responsibility of the participant(s) to book.
  • We provide airport pick-up on arrival and ask that you book flights (or make your own way back to Heathrow if doing independent travel in advance) to arrive by 10 a.m. on the program start date.
  • There is not transport provided back to Heathrow at the end of the program as we find that most families choose to stay on in London or travel onward afterward. Work with your student on what you would like to do for this!
  • Students will automatically be added to the list for the day trips for this program at no extra cost.
  • The deadline to register and pay in full is October 1, 2023!
  • If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the UE Harlaxton office at 812-488-2039 or harlaxton@evansville.edu.