Travel Club

You need to be a member of Bedford U3A to join this group

We have an energetic group of members who arrange day trips, theatre trips and holidays. They are: Teresa Hills (07749 465315), Janet King (01234 313946), Sheila Newman (01234 358180) and Maria Guest (07854 706479).

Friday 2nd September 2022 - London Canal Museum u3a Ice Cream Summer Special

A visit to the Canal Museum with an introductory talk followed by a one hour demonstration of Victorian ice cream making in which you will take part and enjoy a small sample. This trip is as advertised in the latest edition of Third Age Matters on page 25.

Cost: £38.50

Organiser: Maria Guest Mob No: 07854 706479

Saturday 3rd September 2022 - BBC Gardeners' World First Autumn Show at Audley End House, Essex

Only 3 seats left.

Also featuring BBC Good Food Market

Enjoy a line up of expert talks and live music as well as garden inspiration and shop for plants to take home.

10am entry.

Cost £42 includes entrance to show and entrance to Audley End House and Gardens

Booking: Now open

Organiser: Sheila Newman 07801 550414 or 01234 358180

Friday 16th September - Trip to City of Southend On Sea

Cost: £24

Organiser: Sheila Newman

Wednesday 28th September - 2 hour trip on the Kennett Horse Drawn Barge

Depending on time we may stop at Newbury before boarding the barge. During the journey you can walk along the riverbank if you wish.,

Cost: £41 Optional extra for ploughman’s lunch on board £9.25

Organiser: Maria Guest 07854 706479

Thursday 13th October - Hamilton

‘Hamilton’ at the Victoria Palace Theatre on Thursday 13 October matinee performance commencing at 2.30pm.

Theatre seats are £52.50p each with coach cost to be advised later. Please contact Teresa as soon as possible if interested as seats are selling now.

Organiser: Teresa Hills Mob No: 07749 465315 Email:

Tuesday 25 October 2022 - The Museum of Timekeeping and Southwell Garden Centre, Upton Hall, Newark, Notts.

The Museum is home to a fascinating collection of clocks, watches and time pieces and was established in 1999. You can view the unique collection pf artefacts including the watch worn by Captain Scott on his ill-fated polar expedition of 1912. You can also explore the grounds and grand rooms of Upton Hall and learn about its history.

Tea and coffee will be served on arrival (included). We have allowed 2 hours for this visit after which we will transfer to the Southwell Garden Centre which is home to a delightful tearoom, charming homeware, crafts and gifts, antiques, and collectables as well as an extensive range of plants, shrubs, pots tools etc etc.

Please review respective websites for more information.

Cost: £41.50

Booking: open now

Organiser: Janet King 01234 313946 janetking1@ntlworld,com

Sunday 7th May 2023 - Holiday to Torquay, Devon

5 days, staying at the Devonshire Hotel, Torquay

Cost: To Be Confirmed

To give us some idea of numbers interested please can you register your interest with Sheila, or any member of the travel team. This does not guarantee a booking just that you might be interested in joining the holiday.

Organiser: Sheila Newman 07801 550414 or 01234 358180

If you wish to be put on Teresa Hills' list for details of upcoming theatre trips please email her at