Crawley

Out & About Groups

Groups will independently meet once or more a year to discuss and decide on future outings, they may decide on one or more outings per month according to the members desires.

Out &Day/Time/LeaderPhoneemailGroupAttend
About Location No. Nos. ance
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Group 1MonthlyJean & DavidT:01293 512982O&A1. .
. as arrangedManuel
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Group 2MonthlyBrenda PennyT:01293 541107. . .
. as arrangedWinifred WaterworthT:01293 887891
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Group 4MonthlyMaggie BerrillT:01293 515271O&A44325
. as arranged
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Group 5MonthlyJohn CrippenT:01293 886350O&A54420
. as arranged
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Group 6MonthlyPeter Beckley01293 446415O&A63115
. as arranged.
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Group 7MonthlyPhil LightT:01293 458480O&A75020
. as arranged. . M:07940 589727. . .
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OUT & ABOUT 1

Informal outings to places of interest.

We once again had a varied programme visiting Baker’s Hall, Borde Hill Gardens, the Olympic Park, a play at the Hawth, the Supreme Courts of Justice and a backstage tour of the National Theatre.

We visited the Imperial War Museum on a bright but cold day in January, an enjoyable outing, yet a sad place to visit. We went to the Royal Opera House in February and saw a ballet dancer in rehearsal and witnessed how scene changes are made in the theatre. A visit to the Clink Prison at London Bridge was an interesting experience with a guide in full jailor outfit, telling us the history of London’s first “lock-up” (or Surrey as it was then). We also saw a wonderful show at the Hawth, “Dreamboats and Petticoats” which brought back lots of memories from the Sixties.

OUT & ABOUT 2

Informal outings to places of interest.

We started in September with a very popular trip to Highclere Castle (better known as Downton Abbey) and the Egyptian Exhibition. The Huntarian Museum and St John Soane at Lincolns Inn were also very unusual. Brighton Dogs and Docklands Museum were both visited for a second time as they had proved popular some years ago. The Foundling Museum and Fishbourne Palace also featured this year. In May we had a lovely day for “Camden by boat” when we had a trip from Little Venice to Camden Lock on the canal boat Jason.

OUT & ABOUT 4

Visits to a variety of places of interest. Recent examples include Denbies Wine Estate, Neasden Hindu Temple, Queens House Greenwich, London Palladium, Penshurst Place.
We have joined with another Out & About group for some visits recently to Osborne House and Dover Castle

OUT & ABOUT 5

Visits to places of interest locally, in London and the South East. These are planned several months in advance and outlined to Group members at 2 Programme meetings annually.
Visits occur at least once a month (15 during the year 2018-19).

Please Note: At the moment the future of Out & About Group 5 is in the balance as no one has come forward to lead the group following the retirement of John and Brenda Crippen in October 2020, after 10 years of organising trips.

Go to O&A5 Programme for a list of our planned trips in 2019 and 2020.
Go to O&A5 Visits for a list of visits in 2018.
Go to O&A5 Past Trips to see all of our trips since inception in 2011.

OUT & ABOUT 6

Monthly visits to places of interest

Out & About Group 6 is a cheerful, young-at-heart group of people who enjoy learning, seeing and experiencing a wide range of topics through monthly visits. Past and future visits include historical and stately homes, backstage tours of famous theatres, garden tours, city/town walks, museum exhibitions and educational talks at such places as the local Royal Mail sorting office and the West Sussex/Viridor recycling centre.

If you would like to join us, give me a call.

Go to O&A6 Trips to see our trips in 2017/18.

OUT & ABOUT 7

Visits to places of interest on the second Tuesday of the month plus a special interest trip – normally two weeks later. Visits to museums, galleries, castles, stately homes, sports venues, breweries – and anywhere that offers an interesting and fun day out!

2019 trips included – Am Ex Stadium, The Secret Nuclear Bunker, Wimbledon Tennis Club, Christs Hospital School, Dover Castle, Brooklands and The St Albans Beer & Cider Festival.
See our O&A7 Programme which includes special interest and short notice trips (which are updated as new ideas and opportunities are suggested by the members)

Group 7 is unable to accept new members at the moment but by joining one of the other Out & About groups, there may be an opportunity to take part in some of our trips if there is space. We co-operate with the other groups to “make up the numbers” whenever possible.
All group members are encouraged to plan and lead trips as well as the group leader.

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Allotment Amblers & Walkers Groups
Art Appreciation Groups Bamboo Pipes
Book Groups Bridge for Fun Groups
Comedy Group Earth Matters
Film Circle Folk Music
French Gardening Groups
History Mah-Jong Group
Needles Out & About Groups
Painting & Drawing Parchment Craft Groups
Poetry Group Quizzing
Science for Non-Scientists Singing for Fun
Story Telling Table Tennis
Tennis Theatre Group
Topical Discussion Groups Ukulele Group