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Friday, 22 June 2018

Friday, 22 Jun 2018

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Whitwick & District U3A - Days Out Group

Objective

This Group enjoys days out in interesting and varied locations where members are free to choose how they spend their time. To ensure a stress-free, relaxing outing, we travel by private coach.

Days Out trips are open to all WAD members. Trips will be advertised and available to members on a first come basis. In the interests of fairness to all members, please reserve your place on a Day Out online or in writing by:

(For more about online booking there is a guide here.)

Outline info for 2019 short holiday now available below

Venue

Various

Timing

Various

Calendar

2018

July: Wednesday 11th Ely
A tranquil small city with a beautiful cathedral; guided walk arranged (£5 pp). Other attractions: unique Stained Glass Museum; Oliver Cromwell's House (entrance fee); and a beautiful waterside where you can enjoy a boat trip or a riverside walk.
Depart 8am. Coach fare £17. Payment now overdue.

September: Thursday 13th Warwick & Royal Leamington Spa
Morning: Warwick: Lord Leycester Hospital: guided tour (£8.50 pp); also: Collegiate Church of St. Mary; Hill Close Gardens; 3 Military Museums & general historic charm. After lunch: Royal Leamington Spa: a beautiful town with stunning Regency architecture which is easily accessed; also Jephson Gardens, Royal Pump Rooms, Art Gallery & Museum.
Depart 9am. Coach fare £13. Payment due by 20th July.

2019

June: Sunday 23rd - Wednesday 26th 4 Day Excursion to North Wales
Based in Caernarfon with accommodation at the Celtic Royal Hotel (3 star); breakfast & 3-course evening meal. All coach travel & excursions to Caernarfon Castle and Portmeirion included. Also, day on Anglesey (entrance to attractions not included); journey on Welsh Highland Railway (extra cost) and visit to Llandudno.
Details of full itinerary later.
£329 pp sharing twin / double room; £85.50 single supplement.
Deposits (£30 pp non-refundable) accepted from August 17th.

Payments at General Meetings

It would be very helpful if you could place any payments in an envelope which clearly shows your name and the particular Day Out for which you are paying. Cheques should be made out to "Whitwick & District U3A Days Out".

Contacts

Sue at daysout at whitwicku3a dot org dot uk

Lynda Hall at daysout1 at whitwicku3a dot org dot uk

Please note that as an anti-spam measure e-mail addresses on this page are NOT links, but should be manually copied

Pictures

Below are some pictures from a recent visit. Pictures from previous events and also from the former Days of Interest group can be found in the gallery.

Visit to Gardeners' World Live at The NEC - June 2018

The Day Out at The NEC was also the June Meeting of the Gardening Group. Twenty-seven members set out to enjoy not only looking at all things related to gardening but to visit the BBC Good Food Summer Show too.

The weather was pleasant, the journey straightforward and the shows lived up to expectations. Inside the huge marquee, the exhibitors had worked hard to show their plants at their best. The displays were colourful and vibrant with each stall having much to admire. The Good Food Show also had its temptations and most of us took advantage of the delicious samples on offer.

Everyone seemed to enjoy a day of sauntering amongst the exhibitions and almost all came home with a purchase. It was a delightful day. As usual, Lynda and Sue would like to thank everyone who supported this trip.


Display of hostas


Lilies which had a beautiful scent


One of the "Beautiful Borders"


The Show was well-attended


One of the many famous faces spotted during the day

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