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.)
As a knock-on from the disruptive effects of Covid in the first half of 2021, we do not anticipate resuming until 2022.
After 2 postponements, we have decided to have a final try at arranging our annual Whitwick & District u3a holiday. The arrangements are much as before, if you can remember that far back! So here's a reminder with the dates and costs so you can have something in the diary for next year.
May: 9th - 12th: 4 Day Excursion to a traditional seaside town and perfect base for visiting places in southern England.
We have reserved 3 nights at the Langstone Quays Hotel, Hayling Island at the previous price of £369 pp in a double or twin room, £399 for a single room, with dinner and breakfast included from Monday 9 May 2022.
We will also be arranging a day out in Portsmouth and a day out in Brighton as part of the holiday and coach travel to these venues is covered in the overall cost.
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.