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. Ideas for future outings are welcomed from members. Please email the Outings Co-ordinator for information on holidays or future outings.
A group photo from 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.
The following outings took place in 2017.
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Friday 17th February – H R Wallingford. A return visit to visit this celebrated local company. There is no formal charge but a collection will be made for Water Aid.
Friday 24th February – Wells Cathedral City. The coach will leave Wallingford Museum at 8.30 am and Crowmarsh Church at 8.35 am. After arrival in Wells we’ll have tea, coffee and biscuits in the Bishop’s Palace and then a tour of the Cathedral. The afternoon will be free to either walk around the centre of Wells or take a conducted tour of the Palace. This outing is currently full but if you wish to join the party, please contact the Outings Co ordinator in case there have been cancellations
Friday 31st March – Bletchley Park. This is the historic site of the Government Code and Cipher Centre, made famous for its activities during the last war. The coach leaves Wallingford Museum at 8.30 am, Crowmarsh at 8.35 am and the cost of £34.00 includes entrance fees, gratuities, and outdoor guided tour. The party will return to Wallingford some time after 5.00 pm. In view of the need for some outdoor walking, rain wear, a warm coat and stout shoes are recommended.
Friday 28th April – Worcester. The party will leave Wallingford and Crowmarsh at the usual times of 8.30 and 8.35 am. The cost of £38.00 will include all fares and gratuities,refreshments on arrival, a walking tour of historic Worcester, and in the afternoon a visit to the Porcelain Factory. At 3.30pm we will be joined for a cream tea in the factory by Henry Sandham, of Antiques Roadshow fame. We return to Wallingford around 6.00 pm
Friday 19th May – Thames Barrier. This visit will include a boat trip from Tower Bridge to the Thames Barrier, a visit to the Thames Barrier Exhibition, adjacent to the Thames, followed by a tour of Tower Bridge, both of its underground working machinery and overhead pedestrian bridges. The coach will leave at the usual times and a packed lunch is recommended. Tickets at £36.00 will include all travel and gratuities.
Wednesday 28th June – Berkeley Castle. We leave Wallingford Museum at 9.15 am and Crowmarsh at 9.20 am. On arrival at the Castle we have arranged refreshments, followed by a conducted tour. The visit will include a visit to the dungeons where the unfortunate Edward 11 met an unpleasant and painful end.
July – Bristol, to include a tour of the Clifton Suspension Bridge and SS Great Britain.
August – Stoke Bruene and Lamppost House – to include a visit to the Canal Museum
September – Bowood House
and The Foundling Hospital and the Royal Mail underground railway and museum.
September 2018 – Annual holiday to two-centre Romania.