Benfleet

Outings

Contact

Please contact Maria Kelly using our Outings Organiser email contact link.

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Aims

Our aim is to make our trips as enjoyable and varied as possible, with consideration to learning, fun and friendship whilst keeping the costs affordable.

Sometimes we have late cancellations in which case you may receive a call if your name is on the waiting list, so do not give up if you think the list is full, you may still have a chance. It is sometimes worth contacting me to check.

If you find that you are unable to keep a booking you have made let me know, as it will free the place for someone else. Remember to write what you are paying for on the back of your cheques and, if you have them ready at the general meeting, it will speed things up.

Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any ideas you wish to share.

Important Notices

When booking a place on any activity, your place is not guaranteed until you have paid in full and you have received your ticket. If you have not paid in full by the specified date, your place may be given to another person.

If any trip includes food please advise Maria of any dietary/allergy requirements when booking.

Photographs: will be taken by members on outings and may be used in our Bulletin and website. If you do NOT wish any photos of you to be included please advise Maria when booking.

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Outings for 2018

Please note that Maria will only be taking bookings for the next two trips throughout the year. Other dates and costs are advised so that members can plan their diaries.

DateOutingPrice ppNotePayment ByStatus
15 August Ickworth House [National Trust] £25 [£12.25 NT members] 2 15 July 2018 FULL
7 September Kew Gardens £32 2 31 July 2018 FULL
2 October Man Made Wonders SORRY CANCELLED DUE TO LOW SUPPORT
23 November St. Paul's area, London £12 1 23 October 2018 NOW available for booking
10 December Thames Cruise £50 1,3 30 October 2018 Reserve List only

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Outings - Notes:

  • 1: Coach Only
  • 2: Coach and Entrance
  • 3: Food on Trip
  • 4: A deposit is required

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Previous Outings:

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Please see Treasurers Notices regarding cheque amendments.

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Special Interest Group Note

It should be noted that this "Activity Group" is not strictly a Special Interest Group but is meant for all Benfleet U3A members. Its placement in the Special Interest Group lists allows for enhanced features not available elsewhere.

Dates for your Diary
Fri Sep 7th Outing: Kew Gardens
Status: FULL
Contact: Maria Kelly at Outings Organiser email contact.

Cost: £32 per person including coach, entrance, gratuities.
Last Payment Date: 31 July 2018
Pickup: 9:00 Tarpots Coach stop

Full details later.
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Tue Oct 2nd Outing: Man Made Wonders of Essex
Status: APOLOGIES BUT THIS TRIP IS CANCELLED DUE TO LOW SUPPORT

Those who have paid are being contacted with a refund.
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Fri Nov 23rd Outing: Visit to St. Paul's area
Status: Available for booking
Contact: Maria Kelly at Outings Organiser

Cost: £12 per person. COACH ONLY Does NOT include entry to St. Pauls.
Last Payment Date: 23 October 2018
Pickup: 10:00 Tarpots Coach stop

This is another one of our popular coach only trips this time the coach will drop us off near to St Pauls Cathedral in London.

This is an opportunity to either visit St Pauls Cathedral (at your own expense), cross over the wobbly bridge to visit Borough Market, visit the shopping precinct near St Pauls.

There are several restaurants, Pubs & shops in the area to visit.

You will be allowed 5 hrs Free time.
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Mon Dec 10th Outing: Thames Cruise and London Lights
Status: FULL - Please see Booking status below
Contact: Maria Kelly at Outings Organiser email contact.

Cost: £50 per person including coach, Thames cruise with 3 course meal and entertainment on board the Bateaux cruiser, plus London Lights Tour, gratuities.
Last Payment Date: 30 October 2018
Pickup: 11:00 Tarpots Coach stop

Start the season in style with this Christmas lunch cruise on the River Thames in the Glass top Bateaux Cruiser.

Arrive at Westminster Pier where you will be welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine before you embark on your 3 hour cruise.
Here you will be served a traditional three course festive lunch, followed by tea and coffee. There will also be a licensed pay bar for you to use.

Appreciate the fantastic entertainment, festive live music and dancing for everyone to enjoy. Get dressed up in your best Christmas glad rags on hopefully a special day to remember.

Booking Status:
2 coaches with 104 members are fully booked. We have a reserve list operating BUT there are also places available on the boat IF you are able to travel independently to Westminster Pier. Please contact Maria at Outings Organiser if interested in this option.

THIS IS ANOTHER MEMBERS SUGGESTION. As are most of our trips each year. so thank you for the suggestion.

This is the itinerary for the day.

11.00....Board the coach at designated pick up points
12.45....Board your boat at Westminster pier to begin your festive 3 hour cruise
13.00....Enjoy your three course Christmas lunch with live entertainment.
16.00....Depart the boat and return back to coach
16.15....We will have a short tour of the London lights before returning home.
20.00....Return to Benfleet
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