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 Roses NATIONAL GARDEN SHOW ~ HYLANDS PARK ~ Friday 17th May 2019
Opened by CAROL KLEIN, Garden Specialist/TV Presenter
£18.00 members + £2 guests (inc. coach and entry ticket) Payment due ASAP.
Depart Braintree bus park 9.30am
Cheques made payable to Braintree Area U3A please.
Organiser: Rebecca Fuller contact on 07710903975 ~ braintreeareau3a@gmail.com
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WIMBLEDON UP-DATE

  • Unfortunately I have been unable to reserve seats in the Winfield Cafe for our lunch.
  • We will have to queue to select our refreshments and then find a spare table. (we hope!)
  • You may wish to bring a packed lunch. If so, would you please bear in mind
  • You will NOT be able to return to the coach during the day, you will have to carry your lunch with you.
  • If wet, there are a limited number of places available under cover but not always available seating.

FULLY BOOKED
A Trips 2019 THURS. 30th MAY A TOUR OF WIMBLEDON The All England Lawn Tennis Club.
Cost: Members £42 ~ Non Members £44.
Depart: Braintree bus park 8.00am prompt
(Note there will be quite a lot of WALKING on the FLAT and STAIRS)

This will be an amazing day out. A rare opportunity to experience a Private, Accompanied 'Behind the Scenes' Tour of Wimbledon - the venue of - The Greatest Lawn Tennis Tournament in the World.

  • We will walk in the footsteps of the great Tennis Champions.
  • See the Champions Boards and Trophies dating from 1877.
  • Walk up the glass staircase through the Players Area.
  • Visit the Media Tower: The centre for worldwide broadcasting led by the BBC.
  • See the TV Studios and Press Room.
  • See the Outside Courts and surrounding areas - Henman Hill.
  • And Finally - be taken to the famous CENTRE COURT.

***At this point we will be able to purchase refreshments from the Winfield Cafe***

  • We end our day with a visit to the Museum packed with photographs and memorabilia going back to the inception of the Championships in 1877.

Organiser: Heather Hurcomb, Contact on: 01376 551315 or by the Bird Link at the top right of this page
Cheques made payable please to: Braintree Area U3A

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FULLY BOOKED.... Thank you for your support.

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...... Thank you for your support

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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COST & FULL DETAILS FOR ALL TRIPS BELOW ARE TO BE FINALISED, PLEASE WATCH

THIS PAGE FOR UPDATES.

Country Living Fair 8th or 9th NOVEMBER: A VISIT TO THE COUNTRY LIVING CHRISTMAS FAYRE LONDON
Organiser: Heather Hurcomb.

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

Organiser: Rebecca Fuller.

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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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