Outings and Theatre Trips
Outings range from visits to Weymouth Pavilion theatre to coach trips to visit places of interest further afield. Our coordinator Chris Hill works hard to offer a wide variety of outings to suit most tastes. If you would like regular updates and details of trips emailed to you please ask Chris to add you to the Outings Group email List. If you book a trip you will automatically be added to the email list.
Please bring your cheque book to meetings with you if you are thinking about booking an outing. All cheques for day trips to be payable to Weymouth and Portland U3A. If you have to pay by cash, please make sure you get a receipt.
Cheques for holidays to be made payable to the tour company or other service provider. Crossways Travel give our members a £15 discount on their holidays if you mention you are a U3A member at the time of booking.
Prices and times for the day trips are for guidance and may change. Please see the Outings notice board for estimated departure and return times.
N.B. You will be asked to sign your consent for your home phone number & mobile number to be provided to both the tour company, and to the U3A member accompanying you on any trips, so that they can contact you in the event that this is necessary.
19TH OCTOBER - SUDELEY CASTLE & GARDENS - COST £45
Sudeley Castle & Gardens is in the Cotswolds. It is the only private castle in England to have a queen buried within its grounds – Katherine Parr, the last of Henry VIII’s six wives.
The castle contains many fascinating treasures, from ancient Roman times to the present day. Outside, the castle is surrounded by a breathtaking 1,200 acre estate and ten award-winning gardens. The centrepiece is the Queens Garden, so named because four of England’s queens – Anne Boleyn, Katherine Parr, Lady Jane Grey and Elizabeth I – once walked upon the original Tudor Parterre.
The Pheasantry at Sudeley houses a collection of 16 rare and endangered species of birds from around the world as part of Sudeley’s programme of breeding and conservation.
12TH NOVEMBER - SOUTHAMPTON SHOPPER - COST £25.00
Southampton is the home of Westquay Shopping Centre, Marlands Shopping Centre and of course Ikea. As we are going on a week day, don’t forget to bring your Ikea card for your free cup of coffee!
1ST DECEMBER - PORTSMOUTH HISTORIC DOCKYARD CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL - COST £45
Discover the magic of Christmas. Travel back in time to a bygone era where you are welcomed to a world of festive cheer, as you enjoy one of the south’s finest Christmas festivals.
Portsmouth Dockyard have this year included all attractions in the entrance ticket for the
Christmas Festival, including all the boats, boat trip, exhibitions and
museums. This now represents exceptional value for money as normally
these are NOT included on the entrance for this event!
BOOKINGS WILL CLOSE AT THE OCTOBER MEETING.
13TH DECEMBER - OUTINGS GROUP CHRISTMAS MEAL - COST £25.95 for 3 courses
We will be going to the Crustacean in St Mary's Street, Weymouth. Their menu is available on the Crustacean website or see my notice board.
Bookings will close at the November meeting. Please bring a cheque for £10 deposit to me at the meeting, payable to Weymouth & Portland U3A. The balance will be due by November at the latest.
JANUARY - SKITTLES NIGHT AND MEAL DETAILS LATER IN THE YEAR
1ST FEBRUARY - ROYAL AIR FORCE MUSEUM, LONDON or BRENT CROSS SHOPPING CENTRE - cost £30
12TH MARCH - EXMOUTH AND THE WORLD OF COUNTRY LIFE MUSEUM - COST £32
21ST MARCH - EXETER SHOPPER - COST £23.50
2ND APRIL - 'THE KING AND I' AT BRISTOL HIPPODROME - £65.50
8TH APRIL - NATIONAL TRUST ARLNGTON COURT COST - £36 (£11.75 discount for N.T. members)
26TH APRIL - NATIONAL TRUST FINCH FOUNDRY AND DARTMOOR - COST £36 (N.T. discount £7.95)
All bookings should be paid for by cheque, payable to Weymouth & Portland U3A. Your cheque can be stamped with the payee's name when you come to the Outings Desk. It will not be cashed until the bookings have closed. Tickets with pick-up times and seat numbers will arrive via email 7-10 prior to the trip date.
Please note, bookings will only be taken if accompanied by a cheque. Seating will be on a first come first served basis.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Sat Oct 19th||Sudeley Castle & Gardens|
|Tue Nov 12th||Southampton Shopper|
|Sun Dec 1st||Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Christmas Festival|
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