Please note that we are either deferring outings to a later date or cancelling them. More information will be posted here as we get it.
Outings are arranged for members usually every month. They are organised at cost price, with transport, tickets and gratuities included.
Also, a short four or five day holiday is included in the itinerary every year and previous destinations have included Northern Ireland, Tuscany, Madrid, Slovenia. This year its Northumbria in June. Ideas for future outings are welcomed from members. Please email the Outings Co-ordinator for information on holidays or future outings.
The following visits are planned for 2020. There may be changes to the published programme so please check with the Outings Organiser on this email: Outings Co-ordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
28 Feb – TUTANKHAMUN Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh Exhibition in London (now fully booked – contact organiser to go on waiting list)
27 Mar – Brighton Royal Pavilion tour (now fully booked – contact organiser to go on waiting list)
14 Jul – Day trip to the Isle of Wight to include sea trip, coach tour and cream tea.
14 Aug – Salisbury Cathedral with tour – time available afterwards to visit other local places of interest.
25 Sep – Hemel Hempstead Print Works.
Oct/Nov – under review. Possibilities include Gloucester Docks and cathedral, Royal Crescent Bath.
Dec – possibility of the Albert Hall and Concert.
2021 – Next year the items under review are Betser Farm, Severn Valley Railway, Brownsea Island and Poole Harbour
June – Slimbridge Wetland Centre
July – Thames Barrier Boat trip from Tower Bridge to the Barrier and a talk on the operations of the structure.
August – Compton Vernay Introductory talk, a view of the several art galleries and the Tea Exhibition.
September – Fighter Command Bunker. There are 79 steps to be climbed to access the control centre. A detailed talk on the Fighter Command activities was provided.
October – Six Days in Sicily
December – Christmas Concert at St James. Usual carols, Christmas singing and mulled wine.
Our 2017 holiday to Lake Bled, Slovenia
A group of 38 of our members had a memorable 6-day holiday based at Lake Bled. There were many highlights including a visit to Postojna, one of the world’s largest cave systems and a wonderful day at Piran, a medieval town with a Venetian influence, a typical Mediterranean look and, on the day itself, a very Mediterranean climate.
Romania – September 2018
To Bucharest, a city of extremes, then to Transylvania in the Carpathians, an area of natural beauty and home to wonderful scenery, Dracula’s Castle (quite ‘sort of interesting’) and Peles Castle, (as in the photo) a truly wonderful 19th century chateau filled with highly decorated rooms, set in the most picturesque setting. A most enjoyable holiday with a happy group of members.