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.
The following visits are planned for 2019/20. There may be changes to the published programme so please check with the Outings Organiser on this email: firstname.lastname@example.org
28th June – Slimbridge Wetland Centre, almost fully booked. There will be a guided tour and lunch is available to buy. There are picnic areas. Coffee and biscuits on arrival.
9th July – Thames Barrier. Booking fast. There will be a boat trip from Tower Bridge to the Barrier and on arrival a talk on the operations of the structure. Access is also arranged to the very interesting visitor centre.
23rd August – Compton Vernay; details out with the next Newsletter. There will be an introductory talk, a view of the several art galleries and the Tea Exhibition.
13th September – Fighter Command Bunker. There are 79 steps to be climbed to access the control centre. A detailed talk on the Fighter Command activities will be provided. Only 30 tickets available.
October – Six Days in Sicily
3rd December – Christmas Concert at St James. Usual carols, Christmas singing and mulled wine.
January – Mansion House and the Tutankhamun exhibition. Last chance to see the real items in the UK.
March – Westminster Abbey tour.
April – Crossness Pumping Station – South London
20th June – Northumbria – fully organised. Details available in October
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.