Whitwick & District U3A - Days Out Group
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:
- Adding your name to the "Sign up" sheet in person at a General Meeting
- By email (which will be acknowledged)
- Reserve a place and check the status of your bookings online in the Members' Area. This now includes any extra tour or event linked to the main trip.
(For more about online booking there is a guide here.)
Please note that following Government advice re Covid 19, physical group meetings are currently suspended.
As noted below most of this year's trips have been cancelled, and refunds will be made to those that have already paid, although there will be some delay before these can be processed.
March: Wednesday 25th. Newark and Southwell. Cancelled
April: Friday 24th. Chesterfield Market and Bolsover Castle. Cancelled
May: 11th - 14th: 4 Day Excursion based in Worthing, a traditional seaside town and perfect base for visiting places in southern England.
Postponed with a provisional date of May 2021. Refunds may take some time to issue.
June: Wednesday 17th. London. Cancelled
July: Thursday 2nd. Bridgnorth. Cancelled
September: Tuesday 8th. Liverpool City Centre: Many attractions include two cathedrals; fascinating museums; Walker Art Gallery; Beatle themed locations; Liverpool Waterfront easily accessible. Depart 8am; leave Liverpool at 5pm. £19 (Payment due 17th July.) Not Cancelled but to be determined later
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".
Lynda Hall at
Please note that as an anti-spam measure e-mail addresses on this page are NOT links, but should be manually copied
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.
The Cotswolds - September 2019
Our final day Out of this year was a visit to Moreton-in-Marsh and Bourton-on-the-Water. It was a chilly departure from Coalville but the sun was shining and there was the promise of a beautiful day.
After a trouble-free journey, we arrived in Moreton to find the street market already in full swing. There were numerous coach parties and locals all enjoying the warmth of the sun and a stroll the many stalls. There were plenty of cafes offering tempting deals on morning coffee and cake and others offering tempting deals for lunch.
The mellow Cotswold stone glowed in the sunlight.
After lunch, we made the short journey to Bourton-on-the-Water which, if possible, was even busier. We had a short walk onto the main street and some of us were diverted into the Christmas shop to get in some early presents and decorations! There was time for a pleasant stroll along the edge of the River Windrush and its 5 bridges, a spot of afternoon tea before the return journey home. It had been a really glorious, late summer day.
Sue and Lynda would like to thank all the members who have supported our excursions this year. We will soon be planning our programme for 2020 and hope to have your continued support.