Cranleigh & District

Events

Outings are arranged throughout the year to exhibitions, theatres, concerts, gardens, historic houses and places of general interest. Click on the link to the right for full details and a copy of the booking form.

Remember - you need to be a member to apply for places on our Outings.

We are also now running a quarterly Speaker Programme of interesting talks followed by refreshments. See below for details.


Dates for your Diary
July 2024
Tue Jul 2ndOuting

TUESDAY 2ND JULY 2024 - EXTRA DATE - BY POPULAR DEMAND

MICHELHAM PRIORY AND GARDENS, HAILSHAM, SUSSEX

Michelham Priory is a hidden gem, founded by Augustinian canons in 1229, and set on a picturesque island which boasts the country’s largest medieval water-filled moat. There are seven acres of beautiful grounds and buildings to explore. This Grade I listed building became a country house in the 1930s and was home to evacuees and Canadian troops during WWII." There are fascinating displays of furniture and artefacts, set in rooms reflecting different periods of the house’s rich history.

Everywhere is accessible, except the second floor of the house, which is accessed by two short flights of stairs. It can be arranged for a video giving a guided tour for those unable to manage the stairs. A lovely coffee shop offers sandwiches, cakes and pastries or you are welcome to bring your own picnics.

On arrival, we will be met by a guide and given a brief history. Then we will be divided into two groups. Group one will have a guided tour of the house whilst group two will be free to explore the shop, book shop and barn or visit the coffee shop. The groups will swop after an hour for group two to have guided tour of the house.

After this you will be free to wander the gardens, revisit the house or have afternoon tea, until we leave for home about 3.30pm

Price: £27.00
Leave Stocklund Square: 9:15 am
ORGANISER: ELAINE LOCK

FULLY BOOKED

Wed Jul 10thOuting

WEDNESDAY 10TH JULY 2024

MICHELHAM PRIORY AND GARDENS, HAILSHAM, SUSSEX

Michelham Priory is a hidden gem, founded by Augustinian canons in 1229, and set on a picturesque island which boasts the country’s largest medieval water-filled moat. There are seven acres of beautiful grounds and buildings to explore. This Grade I listed building became a country house in the 1930s and was home to evacuees and Canadian troops during WWII." There are fascinating displays of furniture and artefacts, set in rooms reflecting different periods of the house’s rich history.

Everywhere is accessible, except the second floor of the house, which is accessed by two short flights of stairs. It can be arranged for a video giving a guided tour for those unable to manage the stairs. A lovely coffee shop offers sandwiches, cakes and pastries or you are welcome to bring your own picnics.

On arrival, we will be met by a guide and given a brief history. Then we will be divided into two groups. Group one will have a guided tour of the house whilst group two will be free to explore the shop, book shop and barn or visit the coffee shop. The groups will swop after an hour for group two to have guided tour of the house.

After this you will be free to wander the gardens, revisit the house or have afternoon tea, until we leave for home about 3.30pm

Price: £27.00
Leave Stocklund Square: 9:15 am
ORGANISER: ELAINE LOCK

FULLY BOOKED

Tue Jul 23rdMeeting

Neil Sadler - Britains's Waterways

Cranleigh Methodist Church - 2:00 pm

The speaker for this event will be Neil Sadler, who has now retired from his 30-year career as a Senior Police Officer. He will take us on a light hearted journey around some of the 2000 miles of navigable waterways, in a 58 foot canal narrow boat, across Britain, with just a small dose of history, lots of humour, a rather wet puppy and only one broken arm …….so far !

There is an admission charge of £5.00 per person, payable on the door, which includes refreshments.

To book your place:
1. Go to the Members Portal
2. Once logged in, click on Cranleigh & District u3a Groups.
3. Scroll down to Speaker Programme 5 and click Join.

PLACES AVAILABLE

September 2024
Thu Sep 5thOuting

CHICHESTER FESTIVAL THEATRE

‘OLIVER!’

We have booked tickets for this spectacular new production of Lionel Bart’s iconic musical OLIVER! which is fully reconceived especially for CFT by award winning director and choreographer Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh. The score includes all the unforgettable songs, Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, You’ve Got to Pick-a-Pocket or Two and many more.

We will arrive at The Chichester Festival Theatre in plenty of time for the 2.30pm matinee and will leave at the end of the show at approximately 5.15pm. The coach will drop off and pick up outside the entrance.

Price: £55.00
Leaving Stocklund Square at 12.35pm
Organiser: Elaine Lock