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.)
U3A Holiday Cancelled
May: 9th - 12th: 4 Day Excursion to a traditional seaside town and perfect base for visiting places in southern England.
The proposed holiday to the South Coast has been cancelled as there were insufficient numbers for the booking to go ahead. We are very disappointed to have to do this but there was no alternative. We hope members will continue to sign up for our day trips to places of interest.
Fri Jun 10th Chesterfield and Bolsover Castle Our first stop
is at Chesterfield where it's market day and reputed to be one of the largest
in Europe. There will be time for shopping, a visit to the parish church with
its twisted spire or just wander along some of the streets to discover the town's
After lunch, it's a short journey to Bolsover Castle which was built to impress and entertain. Entrance is free thanks to the liaison between u3a and English Heritage.
Thu Jul 7th Bridgnorth There will be steam trains
running that day. Time tables and booking are available on the Severn Valley
Railway website. To help you decide, there is a steam train at 11.55 giving
you time to travel to the end of the line to Kidderminster, arriving at 1.05,
and a return steam train at 1.55 arriving in Bridgenorth at 3.10. There are
alternative diesel trains running and you don't have to do the full journey
to Kidderminster. Split in two by the river Severn, Bridgnorth is a delightful
town with a long history. We hope to be able to arrange a guided walk for the
Cost £14 pp subsidised by the Days Out account.
Wed Sep 7th Liverpool An opportunity
to visit the city of Liverpool, famous for its 2 cathedrals, the Beatles and
the Mersey sound. There are open-top bus tours, a Mersey river cruise or just
ferry across to Birkenhead and back. You can walk down to the Pier Head and
the renowned Liver buildings, visit the walker Art Gallery or just stroll this
Cost: £17pp subsidised by the Days out account
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".
Lynda Hall at
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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.
Newark-on-Trent and Southwell - April 2022
It felt very cheerful and positive to be venturing out once again on an excursion with Days Out and with the added bonus of sunny weather. On Tuesday 26th April, thirty-eight members travelled to Newark-on-Trent in a spacious, comfortable coach from Roberts Coaches.
Few of the group were familiar with the town so it was pleasant to find ourselves in a place that has much to offer, with interesting buildings and an intriguing history both in the English Civil War and as a major inland port. There are delightful walks, ample places to sit and enjoy a coffee in the fresh air and no shortage of cafes serving lunch. We were impressed.
The second part of the trip was spent in Southwell, just a short distance away. Southwell Minster is splendid and a place that is always worth another visit. Our group was happy to saunter around the small town, to admire the impressive houses and wander through the green open spaces.
Lynda and Sue thank everyone who supported this first Day Out of 2022 and look forward to welcoming members on the forthcoming excursions.