Dunmow

Outings

One of our most popular activities. There is usually at least one outing each month. Enjoy!

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Tickets for Outings often sell out quickly, so please understand that your name on a list is not a guarantee of a ticket until we have received your payment. If later applicants pay before you do (perhaps some time before our ‘official’ deadline), they could take your place and you will be added to a waiting list. You are assured of a place only if your cheque has been cleared or if you have a receipt for your cash payment.

Outings Coordinator: >> Peter Watson

We currently mainly use Don’s Coaches — you are recommended to park and board a coach at Don’s. All trips will leave the yard ten minutes before they are due outside Flitch Coffee House.

Please let me know if you intend to park there (via your booking form). This is important — some members have missed trips because they did not do this!

The coach will leave promptly, so please ensure that you allow enough time to board comfortably.

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Wednesday 20th February 2019 Trip to London, the National Galleries, Covent Garden, South Bank and beyond.

THIS OUTING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM JANUARY BUT IS STILL OPEN TO ALL. IF YOU ARE NOT PART OF THE ORIGINAL GROUP BUT WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US, PLEASE USE THE BOOKING FORM AND SEND IT WITH YOUR CHEQUE TO THE ADDRESS SHOWN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

Click to View/Print >> London Day Out booking form

This outing allows you to create your own itinerary. For example:

The National Gallery The National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery, both of which are free to visit. National Portrait gallery

Also in the area around Trafalgar Square: Stroll up to Leicester Square and along to Piccadilly. Visit Fortnum and Mason’s for a pack of the Queen’s blend of tea then through the Burlington Arcade and on to Regent Street.

Perhaps Covent Garden with the Opera House and Transport Museum is worth a visit?

Alternatively, walk down to the Thames and cross the Golden Jubilee bridges to Southbank for the London ‘Eye’ and Aquarium, or Tate Modern and the Globe theatre.

Please note the altered departure times

The coach will leave Dunmow at 8.30am from Don’s, 8.35 from Flitch House and 8.45 from Takeley 'Four Ashes'. We should arrive in the Trafalgar Square area by 11.00am. This will give you over 4 hours before we meet again at the coach stop to leave at 3.30pm, arriving back in Dunmow at around 5.30/6pm (traffic permitting).

The cost of the coach journey is just £17 per person.

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Monday 4th March: A Day Out At The Museums Of South Kensington EXTRA PLACES STILL AVAILABLE

V & A How long has it been since you last visited the museums at South Kensington?

Geological Museum In my teens, I used to go with my friends every few months, particularly to the Science and Natural History museums. Then again with my own children and now grandchildren want to visit them. But sometimes the years go by and suddenly you realise that it has been ages since walking through the V & A and what about the Geological museum – has it changed?

Science Museum If, like me, you think it might be time to reacquaint yourself with one or more of the wonderful museums in South Ken., then this is the day out for you and for just £17 per person.

Natural History Museum We will leave Dunmow at 9:00 am to arrive around 11 am, which will give us four and a half hours to explore, before catching the coach at 3.30 pm for the journey home. We hope to arrive back at around 5.30/6 pm – traffic permitting.

Pick ups as usual at Don’s (9:00 am) Flitch House (9:05 am) and Takeley Four Ashes (9:20 am).

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Tuesday 14 May at 7:30 pm — TINA: The Tina Turner Musical at London's Aldwych Theatre — NOW SOLD OUT!

Click to View/Print >> TINA booking form
Click to View/Print >> TINA handbill

From humble Tina 2 beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner didn’t just break the rules, she rewrote them. This new stage musical reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race.

TINA traces the devastating lows and the joyous highs Tina of the legend's life and showcases beloved songs like Proud Mary, What’s Love Got to Do With It and, of course, Simply the Best.

Tickets £59. Coach will leave Don’s Coaches’ yard at 3:00 pm (Flitch House 3:05, Takeley Four Ashes 3:15). Allows time for a meal before the show. Return to Dunmow about 11:30 pm.

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Wednesday 29 May — A Day Out in Norfolk

Click to View/Print >> Norfolk Day Out booking form
Click to View/Print >> Norfolk Day Out handbill

Back by popular demand! Last year on this outing we were limited to a relatively small number of tickets on the Broads cruise, and many members were disappointed. So we're repeating the trip, and including a rather longer stop at the Craft Centre for lunch, with time to explore.

Enjoy 29 May — Norfolk a cruise in the luxury paddle-boat Southern Comfort on the River Bure, from the village of Horning, past thatched houses, windmills and reedbeds filled with wildlife (bring your binoculars). On for lunch at Wroxham Barns, a craft centre with its own popular restaurant, but also plenty of room to enjoy your own picnic. Then on to East Ruston Old Vicarage, home to a remarkable East Ruston Lupins Norfolk Day Out flyer 32-acre garden which incorporates exuberant and innovative planting alongside more traditional formal design, in a series of varied garden ‘rooms’.

Cost £37. Coach will leave Don’s Coaches’ yard at 7:45 am (Flitch House 7:50, Takeley Four Ashes 8:00). Return to Dunmow about 7:30 pm.

Dates for your Diary
Wed Feb 20th

Wednesday 20th February 2019 Trip to London, the National Galleries, Covent Garden, South Bank and beyond.

THIS OUTING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM JANUARY BUT IS STILL OPEN TO ALL. PLEASE USE THE BOOKING FORM BUT NOTE THE CHANGES TO DATE AND TIMES SHOWN BELOW

This outing allows you to create your own itinerary. For example:

The National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery, both of which are free to visit.

Also in the area around Trafalgar Square: Stroll up to Leicester Square and along to Piccadilly. Visit Fortnum and Mason’s for a pack of the Queen’s blend of tea then through the Burlington Arcade and on to Regent Street.

Perhaps Covent Garden with the Opera House and Transport Museum is worth a visit?

Alternatively, walk down to the Thames and cross the Golden Jubilee bridges to Southbank for the London ‘Eye’ and Aquarium, or Tate Modern and the Globe theatre.

Please note the altered departure times

The coach will leave Dunmow at 8.30am from Don’s, 8.35 from Flitch House and 8.45 from Takeley 'Four Ashes'. We should arrive in the Trafalgar Square area by 11.00am. This will give you over 4 hours before we meet again at the coach stop to leave at 3.30pm, arriving back in Dunmow at around 5.30/6pm (traffic permitting).

The cost of the coach journey is just £17 per person.

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Mon Mar 4th Monday 4th March: A Day Out At The Museums Of South Kensington. EXTRA PLACES STILL AVAILABLE

How long has it been since you last visited the museums at South Kensington?

In my teens, I used to go with my friends every few months, particularly to the Science and Natural History museums. Then again with my own children and now grandchildren want to visit them. But sometimes the years go by and suddenly you realise that it has been ages since walking through the V & A and what about the Geological museum – has it changed?

If, like me, you think it might be time to reacquaint yourself with one or more of the wonderful museums in South Ken., then this is the day out for you and for just £17 per person.

We will leave Dunmow at 9.00 am to arrive around 11.00 am, which will give us four and a half hours to explore, before catching the coach at 3.30 pm for the journey home. We hope to arrive back at around 5.30 pm – traffic permitting.

(Pick ups as usual at Don’s (9.00 am) Flitch House (9.05 am) and Takeley (9.20).
Wed May 29th A Day Out in Norfolk — a repeat of one of last year's most popular Outings.

Enjoy a cruise in the luxury paddle-boat Southern Comfort on the River Bure, from the village of Horning. On for lunch (or bring your own picnic) at the popular restaurant at Wroxham Barns craft centre. Then on to East Ruston Old Vicarage, a remarkable 32-acre garden with exuberant and innovative planting alongside more traditional formal design.

Cost £37 — payment by 19 April.
Coach will leave Don’s Coaches’ yard at 7:45 am (Flitch House 7:50, Takeley Four Ashes 8:00). Return to Dunmow about 7:30 pm.

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