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.)
March: Wednesday 25th. Newark and Southwell. First to historic and picturesque Newark (Georgian Market Square; Museum & Art Gallery; National Civil War Centre; Castle & gardens) Afternoon: Southwell ("must see" stunning Norman Minster; attractive small market town, birthplace of the Bramley Apple) Depart 9am; leave Southwell at 4.30pm. £14 (Payment due 17th January.)
April: Friday 24th. Chesterfield Market and Bolsover Castle. First to Chesterfield for the large open-air market; restored Victorian Market Hall; famous "Crooked Spire" church. Afternoon: Bolsover Castle (English Heritage: entrance free) Impressive Stuart mansion with lots to see, e.g. Little Castle, Terrace Range & Wall Walk. Depart 9am; leave Bolsover Castle at 4.30pm. £14 (Payment due 21st February.)
May: 11th - 14th: 4 Day Excursion based in Worthing, a traditional seaside town and perfect base for visiting places in southern England.
Accommodation: The Chatsworth Hotel (3 star), situated opposite Steyne Gardens and adjacent to the seafront. Full English breakfast & 3 course evening meal during our 3 night stay.
Executive coach travel (Roberts Travel Group) Cost: £369 pp when sharing a twin or double room; £399 pp for single occupancy A non-returnable deposit of £30 will be required. Deposits will be accepted from 20th Sept.
Currently there are 0 single rooms available and there are 24 places in twin / double rooms available
Monday: Journey to Worthing followed by free time to explore;
Tuesday: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (extra charge for entrance) attractions include HMS Victory & HMS Warrior. Further option: The Mary Rose (additional cost);
Wednesday: Brighton where attractions include The Royal Pavilion & BA i360 Tower (extra charge for entrance to each); or wander in The Lanes & North Laine; relax on the beach or walk on the Pier;
Thursday: After leaving Worthing, visit to the world-renowned RHS Garden Wisley (entrance charge); return home.
NB. All additional entrance fees will be at group rates negotiated on our behalf by Roberts Travel Group.
Details of when bookings for extra attractions are needed will be in the Update, on the website and at the Days Out table at General Meetings.
June: Wednesday 17th. London. A full day to do as you please. Our coach drop off & pick up is at Marble Arch. The numerous attractions include museums; galleries; famous buildings; River Thames; markets & shops; matinee theatrical performance. Depart 7.30am; leave London at 7pm. £30 (Payment due 17th April.) Please note: limited availability for this Day Out; 34 max.
July: Thursday 2nd. Bridgnorth. Split into High Town and Low Town by River Severn, connected by Britain's steepest inland funicular railway. Many attractive buildings, leaning Castle keep, riverside walks. Optional guided walking tour. Severn Valley Railway Station (steam locomotives) Depart 8.30am; leave Bridgnorth at 5pm. £16 (Payment due 15th May.)
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.)
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.