Braintree Area

Outings

To send an email to the Group Contact, Sheila Mead use the 'Bird Link' top right of this page.
Sheila will be in touch either by email, or to have a chat if you would like to include your 'phone number'.

We the Outings Team ~ Sheila Mead, Rebecca Fuller and Heather Hurcomb invite you to join us for another year of Places to Go and Things to Do with lots of fun and laughter along the way.

We welcome you on our trips but must point out that your place is not secured until full payment is received
All payments are non-refundable BUT we will do our best to find a replacement for you if you are unable to go on the outing booked.
We ask that you let us know as soon as possible if you are NOT able to join us on a trip so that we have as much time as possible to find a replacement.

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OUT AND ABOUT WITH THE OUTINGS TEAM IN 2019

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THE Travel with us to Clacton Air Show CLACTON AIR SHOW ~ Friday 23rd August 2019 - CANCELLED
Unfortunately Rebecca has had to cancel this outing due to the low take-up.

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A Trips 2019 THURS. 30th MAY A TOUR OF WIMBLEDON The All England Lawn Tennis Club.
THIS WAS AN AMAZING DAY OUT! Our Tour Guide was excellent, so knowledgeable and informative as we...

  • Walked in the footsteps of the great Tennis Champions.
  • SAW the Champions Boards and Trophies dating from 1877.
  • WALKED up the glass staircase through the Players Area.
  • VISITED the Media Tower: The centre for worldwide broadcasting led by the BBC.
  • SAW the TV Studios and Press Room.
  • SAW the Outside Courts and surrounding areas - Henman Hill.
  • WERE taken to the famous CENTRE COURT.
  • We ended our day with a visit to the Museum packed with photographs and memorabilia going back to the inception of the Championships in 1877.

A big Thank You to Heather for organising this trip

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FULLY BOOKED

26th Epping & Ongar Railway JULY: A DAY OUT AT THE EPPING & ONGAR RAILWAY
Cost: £25.50 members ~ £27.50 non members (non-refundable)
Depart Braintree bus park: 9.30.am (PLEASE NOTE NEW DEPARTURE TIME)
A 'Step Back In Time'........ Cameras at the ready.
We start by treating ourselves to morning coffee/tea in the' Anglia Coach' on North Weald Station.
We can watch our Steam Locomotive being prepared for its journey to Ongar.
Once on board, sit back and enjoy the countryside views on the way to Ongar Station.
On our arrival we can visit the gift shop or take a little wander on the platform before our return trip to North Weald.
Transport mode two: We take the Heritage Bus to Epping passing the Underground Station and beyond. On the way back we get off in Epping High St. Here there are many eating places to take Lunch.
Lunch over we head back to North Weald on board the Heritage Bus.
Transport mode three: Diesel DMU, again we sit back, relax and enjoy countryside views and a
pleasant trip through a part of Epping Forest before returning to North Weald Station where we come to the end of 'Our Trip Down Memory Lane' and head for home.
Cheques made payable to Braintree Area U3A Please.
Organiser: Sheila Mead Contact on: 01376 321198 or by the Bird Link at the top right of this page.

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FULLY BOOKED

WEDNESDAY A trip to Kent to Visit Hever Castle 11th SEPTEMBER A TRIP TO KENT TO VISIT HEVER CASTLE
Cost: £31.00 members/ £33.00 non-members
Depart Braintree bus park: 8.00am Prompt please
The 13th Century Hever Castle has not one but two Moats and is set in 125 acres.
There are three separate gardens, two Mazes and a Boating Lake.
There is a Coffee Shop as well as a Restaurant serving snacks, drinks and full meals.
Your tickets allow you entry to the grounds and gardens as well as the Castle which you may tour at your leisure. If you would like an Audio Tour you may hire the equipment at a charge of £3.75 at the Castle entrance.
Join us for a most enjoyable and interesting day.... Good weather has been ordered!!!
Organiser: Heather Hurcomb contact: 01376 551315 or by the Bird Link at the top right of this page.
All cheques made payable please to Braintree Area U3A.

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NOW BOOKING TRIPS SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2019

TICKETS ARE GOING FAST ~ BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.

WEDNESDAY Country Living Fair 13th NOVEMBER 'THE COUNTRY LIVING MAGAZINE' CHRISTMAS FAIR. LONDON
Cost: £38 members ~ £40 non-members includes entrance and coach
Depart Braintree bus park: 8:00am promp please

To help take the strain out of some of your Christmas shopping the Fair offers 150 stands

  • With Quality Gifts for sale,
  • Plus everything you need to wrap them.
  • Also on sale.... Winter clothing items.
  • A multitude of Arts and Crafts.
  • Demonstrations and Talks will be in progress.
  • And a chance for you to take part in some 'Hands On' Workshops.

If you should feel in need of refreshment, food and drinks of all descriptions will be available for purchase throughout the day.
WHO COULD RESIST THIS FUN DAY OUT?! I'd love you to join me so book early to avoid disappointment.

All cheques made payable,please to Braintree Area U3A
Organiser: Heather Hurcombe Contact: 01376 551315 or by the Bird Link top right of this page

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DECEMBER: A Wonderland of Light KEW GARDENS AT CHRISTMAS A WONDERLAND OF COLOUR

Full and final details from Kew expected release time MID JUNE.
Watch this web page for future updates.

If you are interested in the trip above please contact....
Organiser: Rebecca Fuller, on: 07710903975 or braintreeareau3a@gmail.com

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Please feel free to contact organisers with any queries.
If the outing you wanted to book is 'sold out' still make contact. We often have a 'standby list' in case vacancies occur and it may be possible for you to fill one of these places.
If you are a new member or have not travelled with us before on one of out trips come and join us this season.
The outings are taken from suggestions put forward by the YOU the MEMBERS so please be part of them.
Watch this web page and the Outings Notice Board at the Monthly Meetings for news updates.

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