Cambourne & District

Study Trips

Group LeaderFran Panrucker
Trip Leadervaries, see individual booking form

We are setting up a schedule of study trips, roughly one a month; those with a definite date are listed below in the diary, and early booking is advised - and there are some booking forms available in the 'links' section of this page. For the others, please register your interest at one of the U3A monthly meetings, or send a message by clicking on the bird icon (below or to the right, depending on your browser), and filling in the online form; this will let us get a better idea of likely numbers.

We do welcome input from you! Are you more interested in half-day excursions, full day ones... or perhaps even longer on occasion? What sort of places would you be interested in visiting? Let us know by clicking on the bird icon and filling in the online form!

See the diary section, below, for a list of upcoming events. Booking forms are available for download - see the links section - but at present we cannot take bookings or payments online.

Proposed excursions include:

  • Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge, Suffolk. The site of Anglo-Saxon burial mounds in which were discovered beautiful treasures from 1300 years ago. Replicas are displayed in the exhibition centre Also, there are guided tours and circular walks. Please note the proposed study trip to Sutton Hoo has been postponed because refurbishment of the site is still on-going. We will set a new date when all the work is completed.

Also proposed are visits to Snape Maltings, Southwold and London’s National Art Gallery.

Dates for your Diary
Tue Sep 3rd Sutton Hoo Study Trip

Depart Cambourne Hub 9am
Leave Sutton Hoo 3.30/3.45pm

Arrival at Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge in Suffolk, after a journey of approximately one and a half hours, will give us time for coffee before we visit Tranmer House on the site. There we will see presentations describing the people and stories surrounding the amazing archaeological discoveries at Sutton Hoo.

For more details, download the Booking form for Sutton Hoo. However, please note that it is FULLY BOOKED.
Sat Sep 28th Snape Maltings and Aldeborough Food Festival

Cost: £20 for minibus, £9 entry charge to the food festival.

This weekend, Snape Maltings will once again be filled with the finest local produce, celebrity chefs, and food and drink lovers travelling from far and wide. There will be enough to do, see and sample for the entire day! In addition, there is a free shuttle service between Snape and Aldeburgh town every hour for those wishing
to enjoy a breath of sea air.

Depart Cambourne Hub at 9:00am; leave Snape Maltings 3.30-3.45pm. For more details, download the Booking form for Snape Maltings. Just a few places remaining on this trip (as of Aug 15), so book soon!
Thu Oct 24th The Old Manor House, Hemingford Grey - the oldest inhabited house in Britain!

Quirky house, fabulous gardens with topiary and 200 varieties of old-fashioned roses. Tour of house and gardens booked for 2.30; entrance fee £7 per person. Pat Callaghan will book lunch at ‘The Cock’ for 1 pm for those interested. This is a popular pub which was voted the ‘Best in Britain’ last year.

Transport will be by members’ cars to Hemingford Grey.

Please let Pat know if you are interested in this trip and whether you would like lunch. patcmay@gmail.com
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