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Saturday, 18 August 2018

Saturday, 18 Aug 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

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 now overdue.

November: Tuesday 27th Christmas at Chatsworth
Treat yourself to a special festive Day Out. Christmas Market and a timed tour of Chatsworth House at 4pm. Details of this year's theme will be released in September. Only 49 places available.
Depart 10am. Cost £49. Payment due by 21st September.

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 Ely - July 2018

The recent Day Out to Ely proved to be a very popular event as fifty members came along. After an early start, we drove in our coach to East Anglia with no undue delays. We arrived to find Ely beneath overcast skies but we had a dry day for our visit to England's second smallest city.

An optional guided walking tour had been arranged and many of our party selected to take part. Our guides were practised and knowledgeable so that we had an overview of Ely's notable stories.

During the day, most of us visited the magnificent Cathedral, the building of which began over 900 years ago. The famous unique Octagon is a glorious feature but we found much more to admire and marvel at.

Ely's other attractions include Oliver Cromwell's House, a large antique centre and the pleasant Waterside area by the River Great Ouse. Our members enjoyed sauntering around a place many were visiting for the first time. There were plenty of places to enjoy a relaxed lunch and, later, afternoon tea.

We had no delays on the journey home. In fact, at times the A47 was devoid of traffic since so many commuters had travelled early in order to watch the England football match. Lynda and Sue thank everyone who supported this Day Out to Ely and, as always, look forward to welcoming members on future excursions.


Listening as one of our guides describes features of Oliver Cromwell's House


Walking towards the West Door of Ely Cathedral


The Cathedral Octagon seen from the parkland on the south side


Members by the River Great Ouse

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