Feed your Wanderlust…

If you’re anything like us, when a new year begins we can’t help but start planning our annual holidays. We need the thoughts of warmer climes or a change of scene to get us through the dreary winter months!

At The Co-operative Travel, a part of the Chelmsford Star Co-op, we’re local people too, and because we’re proudly independent we’re able to work with the widest selection of holiday suppliers. Between our teams, we have over 150 years of experience, a passion for travel, and first-hand knowledge of most of the destinations we can get you to.

Festive Cocktails...

1 Mulled gin (VG) (GF)

A fruity winter warmer to welcome your guests in from the cold

Serves 2 • Ready in 10 mins

In a pan, gently heat 200ml Co-op cranberry juice with 2 cinnamon sticks, 4 cloves and 50g Co-op blackberries until almost boiling. Off the heat, add 150ml Co-op Irresistible Tillington Hills cider and 75ml Co-op Irresistible London dry gin. Stir before serving.

Energy per glass 753kJ/180kcal
Alcohol units per glass 1.5*

Icing on the cake...

We’ve pushed the boat out this year to bring you some spectacular bakes...

If ever there’s a time to treat yourself to cake, it’s Christmas, and you’ll find plenty of choice in our food stores.

Everyone will love our gorgeous 1 Ruby the Reindeer Cake – with chocolate sponge, whipped toffee frosting, edible antlers and a bright red nose, she makes a fun centrepiece. Continuing the chocolate theme, our 2 Irresistible Yule Log is rich, dark and decadent, with a scattering of elegant chocolate shavings.

We help to 'dig for Fairtrade'...

The inauguration of our Fairtrade Woodland was a great success, not least that we had good weather, and we were delighted with the support we received.

Cllr. Deakin, Cabinet Member for Safer Chelmsford, welcomed everyone and the Mayor of Chelmsford, Cllr. Bob Massey spoke about the Council's long-standing support for Fairtrade, and then planted one of our 15 trees. After that, we all joined in.

Many thanks have to be recorded to pupils and staff from Thriftwood College and to Fairtrade supporter, John Boreham, who travelled from Brentwood to 'dig for Fairtrade'.

Chelmsford Star help to fund an all weather track...

Danbury Park Community School is the latest community group to benefit from our award-winning community card scheme.  The School is putting the money towards and 'All-weather track' with the idea being that all of the pupils can walk at least a mile every day.

For more information about the scheme and to join visit: