© 2019 Ferndown Community Tours

About Us

Ferndown Community Tours was launched by John Dickson in 2019 with the support of his wife Jean, after organising day trips and trips overseas for over 3 years for other touring companies. Ferndown Community Tours is a member of AGTO (Association of Group Travel Organisers). John has an amazing team of volunteers who keep him on the straight and narrow, get to know the Ferndown Community Tours family below! 

John Dickson

South African born John is the driving force behind Ferndown Community Tours, now a spritely 75 he loves being out and about on tours looking after customers and showing everyone a great time!

John has organised tours and overseas trips for over 3 years and has been a huge hit as a tour guide, he is the number one reason our customers keep coming back to us! When asked about his favourite trip he had a few! but decided on 'West Somerset Rail & Dunster' due to its fascinating history and combination of a steam train ride and beautiful castle visit.

Sam Fowler

Sam is one of the busiest members of our team; as well as running her own business she volunteers her time to help keep John organised in the office. She also designs all our advertising and itineraries.

You will find her occasionally helping out on the coaches serving hot drinks and looking after passengers too. Her favourite trip is Longleat festival of light, which is a great opportunity for taking photos and getting in the Christmas mood!

Gordon Bailey
Coach Assistant

Gordon is the newest addition to the team, joining us this summer. He will be helping John on the coach serving drinks when Harry is not available. 

Harry Cobb
Coach Assistant

Harry is a regular member of the Ferndown Community Tours Team and you will meet him on the majority of trips you join us on. He is John's number two and will be serving you hot drinks on your journey too and from your destination. You may even be lucky enough to hear his and Joh's rendition of 'Tea for Two' on the coach!

His favourite tours are the canal cruises!

Freddi Colclough
Trip Photographer/ Facebook Guru

Raised in Tanzania and now living in Ferndown, Freddi has been joining John on tours for many years and is one of our biggest supporters!

She is our official photographer for trips and does our brilliant write up's on our facebook page. She is also in the office at least 4 days a week taking bookings etc.

Her favourite trip is the Kennet and Avon Canal Cruise because it is so peaceful and scenic. 

JFS Travel
Our Coach Travel Partners

JFS Travel was established in 2003 by Jeff Holmes, who had previously been driving coaches since 1984. Having been all over Europe, Jeff now applies his thirty years knowledge of the business to operating JFS Travel.

Drivers are fully trained in all aspects of driving and customer care, with CPC qualifications and DBS checks. Our drivers all have years of experience in the industry.

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