Benfleet

Outings

Contact

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

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ALL remaining outings in 2020 have been cancelled.

as venues are not accepting bookings under the current Covid-19 restrictions.

Full refunds will be paid for the ABBA 1 October and Hever Castle 14 December but please be patient.

Let us hope that 2021 will be more productive

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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 - Notes:

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

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PLEASE NOTE: due to central support imposing draconian limits on the number of photos we can hold on our site in total and on individual pages, we have had to remove all photos older than 1 year and ensure that any single page does not have more than 25 photos.

Please continue to provide photos for review as usual. They will be held and stored for future use but only a selection can be shown on the website.

If you wish to retrieve any photos not available on this site, please contact Alan Aldridge at Webmaster email link. Thank you.

Previous Outings - still available on this site:

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Photos from these visits have been removed but are available to members from Webmaster.

  • 201911 - Tower of London
  • 201911 - Bury St Edmunds
  • 201910 - RHS Wisley
  • 201909 - Maidstone
  • 201908 - Eastbourne
  • 201907 - Buckingham Chilterns Tour
  • 201906 - Wroxham
  • 201904 - Royal Opera House
  • 201812 - Thames Cruise
  • 201811 - St. Pauls area
  • 201809 - Kew Gardens
  • 201808 - Ickworth House
  • 201807 - Norwich
  • 201806 - Wroxham
  • 201804 - Royal Albert Hall
  • 201803 - Postal Museum
  • 201802 - Bletchley Park
  • 201712 - Greenwich, Lights and Cruise
  • 201711 - Bury St. Edmunds
  • 201711 - Thursford
  • 201709 - Cruise The World
  • 201708 - CanaryWharf
  • 201707 - Hampton Court
  • 201706 - Legal London Walking Tour
  • 201706 - Brighton
  • 201705 - Chatham Dockyard
  • 201607 - Maldon Two Island Sail
  • 201604 - Faversham/Canterbury
  • 201512 - Brick Lane Music Hall

Sorry but photos from outings earlier than this had already been removed.

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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
Thu Oct 1st

Outing: VOULEZ VOUS AHA!! an ABBA Extravaganza
Status: FULL - reserve list only
Contact: Maria Kelly at Outings Organiser
Cost: £50 per person including coach/gratuity; 2 course lunch; ABBA Tribute show.
Last payment date: £10 non-returnable deposit when booking; Final payment date TBA
Pickup: TBA

Aboard the Tereza Joanna , an old Thames Crane Barge in Dry Dock in the London Docks, under the flight path of the London City Airport. Its an ABBA sing along , its dancing, an ABBA Tribute Group playing live.

Includes a 2 Course Lunch - Mediterranean Chicken with Roasted Vegetables and crushed new potatoes in Lemon & Thyme......during the interval your dessert will be served...White Chocolate & Raspberry Cheesecake and a hot drink. [ANY DIETARY ISSUES OBVIOUSLY MARIA WILL NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BEFORE THE ACTUAL DAY)

The timings on the barge will be midday to 3.30pm.
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Mon Dec 14th Outing: Christmas at HEVER CASTLE
Status: FULL - reserve list only
Contact: Maria Kelly at Outings Organiser
Cost: £45 per person including coach/gratuity; Entrance to Hever Castle; 2 course Christmas lunch.
Last payment date: £10 non-refundable deposit when booking. Final payment date TBA.
Pick up: TBA

An interactive audio guide as you are visiting the castle to see the beautifully decorated rooms, welcoming log fires and twinkling Christmas Trees.

Follow the Peter Pan themed Christmas trail through the grounds, enjoy relaxed shopping in the gift shops and sample a delicious 2 course Christmas lunch in the Restaurant.
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