Burton on Trent

Social Activities

Ideas of places to visit are welcome, please let one of the SA team know

PLEASE NOTE
• Outings are only open to members of the U3A
• Payment should be by cheque made payable to BURTON-ON-TRENT U3A
• A SEPARATE cheque for each trip please
• Cheques will normally be banked after the deadline
• There will be 2 pick up points, one in Burton centre, any other will vary
• Detailed arrangements will be sent AFTER the deadline
• Car park passes are allocated ONLY on a first come first served basis AFTER the outing details have been sent out. They will NOT be posted or given out on the day
• Please contact the organiser to ensure there is space BEFORE sending payment

Only FULL PAYMENT at time of booking SECURES YOUR SEAT

Payment MUST be made to the organiser of the outing

Dates for your Diary
Wed Apr 22nd

HEREFORD - **** POSTPONED ****
A trip to this historic city .Visit the Cathedral and Mappa Mundi.
Also Hereford Museum and Art Gallery, and the Cider and Waterworks museums.
Cost £15 inc coach
Organiser: BASIL basilarmett@gmail.com or 01889 564997

Tue May 19th BRODSWORTH HALL AND GARDENS
Catch a glimpse of Victorian life at this 'conserved as found' country house. Brodsworth Hall was built and the pleasure gardens laid out, in the 1860s, as an up-to-date new home for the Thellusson family and their servants. It survived with remarkably few changes until taken on by English Heritage in 1990. The gardens have been restored, and the faded and worn interiors gently conserved, telling the story of the changing fortunes of the people who lived and worked here. Wander the many rooms of the house, roam the gorgeous gardens, stop for tea in the tearoom, and discover the recently restored game larder.
Cost: £15 inc coach
DEADLINE for booking: MAY 5
Organiser: LESLEY u3alesley@gmail.com or 01283 812564

Depart Rolleston 8.45, Burton 9.00
Leaving Brodsworth 4.00pm
Wed Jun 17th Day trip to the historic city of YORK
Amble down The Shambles. Visit the Jorvik museum, (best to book tickets in advance!) in a carriage to go round it for those with mobility problems!
Take a boat trip down the Ouse
Discover Whipmawhopmagate or stare in awe and wonder at the Minster.
The day is yours!
Cost: £14 coach only
Closing date: MAY 31
Organiser: MARGARET mshulcoop@gmail.com or 01283 520385
Tue Jul 21st NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS RAILWAY AND WHITBY
Option 1: Coach to Pickering and then Train to Whitby Cost: £36 inc railway
Option 2: Coach to Whitby via Pickering Cost: £21
Travel on the famous railway. Whitby is a traditional seaside town.
Maybe visit the Abbey and the Captain Cook Museum.
DEADLINE for booking: JUNE 30
Organiser: BASIL basilarmett@gmail.com or 01889 564997
Thu Aug 20th QUARRY BANK
One of Britain's greatest industrial heritage sites. In 1784, Samuel Greg established his cotton mill powered by the water of the river Bollin; and went on to found a cotton empire.
In the mill you can discover what it was like to work in a cotton mill. Experience heritage machinery in action and feel the floors shake beneath your feet as the spinning machines turn and the looms weave, and get a sense of the working conditions for the men, women and children who toiled in the mill.
The gardens offer stunning views and in the glasshouse and kitchen garden are an array of exotic fruits and vegetables that were grown for the wealthy Gregs' table.
Includes Guided tour of the Apprentice House.
Cost inc coach & tour: £14 NT members, £33 non-NT members
DEADLINE for booking: AUGUST 5
Organiser: LESLEY u3alesley@gmail.com or 01283 812564

Depart: Rolleston 8.45, Burton 9.00
Return departure: 4.00 pm
Thu Sep 3rd
→Mon Sep 7th
KYNREN SHOW - 5 days, 4 nights - Half Board
Holiday to County Durham to experience KYNREN – An Epic Tale of England is the action-packed 90 min live outdoor show at Auckland Castle in Bishop Auckland, performed by a cast & crew of 1000, journeying through 2000 years of history, myth & legend. A world class show brought to light with magnificent sets, combat, stunts, horsemanship, stunning pyrotechnics & amazing special effects set to a thrilling original soundtrack.

Staying in Durham, the holiday includes the spectacular Kynren evening show, the Auckland Project, Beamish Living Museum, and a day in Durham.
Calling at Harrogate and Hull en route
Cost: £369 inc coach plus £25 per person per night single room supplement
All entrance and show costs included
DEADLINE for £100 non-refundable deposit per person APRIL 30
BALANCE DUE JUNE 15
Organiser: BASIL basilarmett@gmail.com 01889 564997

For further details of the itinerary please click Kynren
Thu Sep 10th PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - FULLY BOOKED
Matinee at Birmingham Hippodrome
Cost: £49.50 inc coach
Organiser for booking: LESLEY u3alesley@gmail.com or 01283 812564

Depart Rolleston 11.30, Burton 11.45
Thu Sep 17th Not energy saving
Tue Oct 20th COTSWOLD WILDLIFE PARK
Set in over 160 acres of beautiful parklands with an amazingly diverse collection of species many of which are endangered in the wild. The narrow-gauge railway (weather permitting) takes you all around the Park.
Our beautiful gardens are a joy to visit at all times of the year.
Wheelchairs available free of charge, Mobility scooters £5 for 2 hours or £10 per day
Cost: £24 inc coach and train ride
DEADLINE for booking: OCTOBER 6
Organiser for booking: LESLEY u3alesley@gmail.com or 01283 812564

Depart Rolleston 8.30, Burton 8.45
Return departure: 4.00 pm
Thu Oct 29th THE HANGING GATE, Chapel-en-le-Frith
3 Course Meal and Entertainment
Renowned for its amazing Halloween decorations
Cost: £27 inc coach
DEADLINE for booking: SEPTEMBER 30
Organiser: LESLEY u3alesley@gmail.com or 01283 812564

Depart Rolleston 9.45, Burton 10.00
Wed Nov 18th Not too far
Tue Dec 8th Lots of rooms
Thu Dec 10th DREAMGIRLS MUSICAL - 1st ever UK tour
Matinee at Alexander Theatre, Birmingham
Cost: £51.50 inc coach
DEADLINE for booking: MAY 20
Organiser for booking: LESLEY u3alesley@gmail.com or 01283 812564
Wed Dec 16th
→Thu Dec 17th
THURSFORD CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR
Set in magical surroundings with thousands of twinkling lights, Christmas trees and festive decorations, mechanical organs and fairground carousels, this lavish production has a cast of over 130 professional singers, dancers and musicians, The 3-hour performance delivers an extravaganza of singing, dancing, music and humour with dazzling costumes and beautiful stage scenery
Staying at the Caley Hall Hotel, festive dinner at the hotel and tickets to the evening performance of the Christmas Spectacular show.
Stopping on route in both directions (TBA)
Cost: £140 inc coach plus £35 single room supplement
DEADLINE for £60 non-refundable deposit per person APRIL 30
Contact: Lesley 01283 812564 or u3alesley@gmail.com
Thu Jan 14th 2021 PANTOMIME - GOLDILOCKS and THE 3 BEARS
Starring Jason Donovan, Matt Slack
Matinee at Birmingham Hippodrome
Cost: £36.50 inc coach
DEADLINE for booking: MAY 11
Organiser: LESLEY u3alesley@gmail.com or 01283 812564

Depart Rolleston 11.30, Burton 11.45
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