Travel Club

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We have an energetic group of members who arrange day trips and holidays. They are: Jacky Eastwood (01234 772443 - Kilworth trip only), Jenny Knaggs (01234 830906), Audrey Hancock (01234 356915), Hilary Parmakis (07890 140869), Teresa Hills (07749 465315), Rosemarie Evans (01234 296755) and Rod Fewings (07718 390188).

Please scroll down below to see details of outings, trips, theatre trips and holidays.

Where a trip is shown as full there can sometimes be cancellations. Please ask.

See 28 November 2019 below for White Christmas at the Dominion Theatre.

Whilst some details of trips and holidays are given on our website it is usually necessary to attend an Open Meeting to obtain full details and book your place. Our trips and holidays are usually very popular. Bookings are taken from 8.30am at the specified Open Meeting. Unfortunately there can be people left disappointed but we hope you will appreciate that it can be difficult to predict the interest and at the same time cover costs. See link on the right How To Book A Place On A Day Trip for more details.

Please whenever possible pay for trips and holidays by cheque. Cheques should be made payable to BEDFORD U3A TRAVEL CLUB. Cash can only be accepted in exceptional circumstances.

We regret that no refunds are given for cancelled trips except when there is time to resell ticket.

Please give your email address to Teresa if you want to be notified of new theatre trips. There is no obligation but merely an opportunity to book within the short notice that we are usually given.

Here are some details of forthcoming trips and holidays:

1 to 8 May 2019 - Holiday in Fuengirola, Costs del Sol, Southern Spain - Closed

Flying from Luton Malaga. Good flight times: 8.40 out, 10.25 back. £679 all inclusive.

Contact Jenny Knaggs on 01234 830906.

22 May 2019 - Myddleton House and Lee Valley Cruise - FULL

Myddelton House and Lee Valley cruise £32. We will travel to Broxbourne where we will transfer to the 'Lady of Lee Valley'. We have organised a two and a half hour cruise through the Lee Valley regional park. The price includes a fish and chip lunch from a local eatery. Afterwards we will pick up the coach and make our way to Myddelton House and gardens. The highlights include a Victorian conservatory, renovated kitchen garden, alpine meadow, 111 year old wisteria and carp lake. There is also a tea room on site.

Contact Teresa Hills

13 June 2019 - Trip to to Old Leigh and Southend

Old Leigh - pubs, cocklesheds and arts and crafts. Southend - pier train ride and candy floss.


Three seats left.

Contact Audrey Hancock and Hilary Parmakis

2 July 2019 - Bedford Community Boat cruise

Leaving at 2pm from the Priory Marina and returning at 5pm. We will go up towards Queens Park. David Fowler has volunteered to do a commentary for us. Park your cars in The Country Park car park.

Price is £15 including a cream tea.

A few seats left.

Contact Jacky Eastwood

15 July 2019 - Ipswich and Cruise on River Orwell

Morning - free time in the interesting town of Ipswich. Much historical interest, nice shops and attractive water front.

Afternoon, 2pm - cruise on River Orwell

Book at May Ath meeting.

Contact Jenny Knaggs

3 August 2019 - Trip to see Cats at Kilworth. FULL

£38 plus coach.

Contact Jacky Eastwood

15 August 2019 - Trip to Holkham Hall and Wells

Book at June Addison meeting.

Contact Teresa Hills

18 September 2019 - Angels Costumes Tour

Behind the Seams tour of Angels Costumes, providers of stage and cinema costumes. You'll hear first-hand accounts of working on the biggest productions such as Shakespeare in Love, The Lady in the Van, Downton Abbey, Wicked and Game of Thrones. And see clothes made or recreated for Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Fred Astaire, Johnny Depp, Cate Blanchett and many more. Have won Oscars and a BAFTA for some of their costumes. PM St Albans late lunch and free time. £34.50.

Click for more information about Angels Costumes..

Book at July Ath meeting.

October 2019 (date to be announced) - Trip to National Arboretum Memorial Museum

Contact Jenny Knaggs

21 November 2019 - Trip to Waddesdon Manor at Christmas

Contact Teresa Hills

December 2019 - Date to be advised - Trip to Wicksteed

Contact Jenny Knaggs

28 November 2019 - White Christmas Show at Dominion Theatre, London

Teresa has a few seats left for White Christmas at the Dominion Theatre, Tottenham Court Road for the matinee. It stars Danny Mac and Dan Burton. Price of good circle seats is £45. Booking now.

Contact Teresa: or 07749 465315.

9 January 2020 - 'Mary Poppins - The Musical' at the Prince Edward Theatre, London - FULL#

Contact Teresa Hills