WELCOME TO THE OUTINGS PAGE
A new outing is released every month; scroll down to see the latest offer.
Tickets sell out quickly, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
HOW TO BOOK
There are three ways to book your place:
1. Download a booking form from the link provided in the outing details below. Complete the form and send it, with a cheque made out to Dunmow U3A, to the person shown on the form.
2. If you have no access to a printer simply write down the information required (name, membership number, contact details and coach pick up point) and send it with your cheque to the address shown.
3. Come to the Outings table in the main hall during one of our monthly members’ meetings, where you will be given a booking form to complete (bring your cheque book or the amount in cash and secure a confirmed place there and then).
PLEASE NOTE: One cheque for each outing.
Outings Coordinator: Terry Cash
Click the ‘Bird Link’ top right corner of this page (or at the bottom if you are viewing this on a smartphone or a tablet) to make contact via email. If you would like to chat, please include your phone number.
We currently use Don’s Coaches for most of our outings who will provide you with secure, free, all-day parking. Alternative pick-up points include the bus stop in the centre of Dunmow, outside Flitch Coffee House, and the covered bus stop opposite the ‘Four Ashes’ public house in Takeley.
Indicate on the booking form which pick-up point you intend to use. You will be informed of departure times for each stop, but the coach will leave promptly, so please ensure that you allow enough time to board comfortably.
CHRISTMAS AT KEW ---- Sorry this outing is now SOLD OUT
Kew Gardens’ 2019 winter trail takes a magical new route and includes a host of all-new installations. Framed by glittering spiral trees, dynamic laser projections will illuminate the iconic Temperate House.
A dazzling arch leads to a cascade of glowing silvery shards at the Treetop Walkway. Walk amongst immersive vines as they surprise with changing ribbons of light, and wander beneath the branches where mysterious fairy-fire known as
Will-o’the-Wisp softly glows. The Holly Bushes will sing, the Tunnel of Light will twinkle with thousands of pea-lights, and the flickering Fire Garden adds to the festive experience.
Enjoy the Palm House Pond finale as jumping jets of light dance across the water to much-loved Christmas classics. Complete a walk under the stars with spiced cider, mulled wine or hot chocolate. Food is available in the Café, the Pavilion Bar and Grill and from a huge array of food and drink stalls dotted along the trail.
Click to View/Print >> Christmas at Kew handbill
The trail is approximately one and a half miles long and takes about 75 minutes to walk. The cost is £41.
Our coach will leave Don's yard at 4pm., with pickups at Flitch House (4.05) and Takeley (4.15) returning to Dunmow by 10.00.
Sorry - Tutankhamun is now sold out
In residence at the Saatchi Gallery, the exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb, and is the final chance to see these glittering world heritage artefacts before they return to Egypt forever.
Explore the life of King Tutankhamun, and the story of the discovery that captivated the world, through more than 150 authentic pieces from the tomb - three times the quantity that has travelled in previous exhibitions - more than 60 of which are travelling outside of Egypt for the first time.
The third of 10 cities to host TUTANKHAMUN: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh the London showing follows record-setting stops in Los Angeles and Paris. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the wonder and mystery of the boy king before his priceless objects return to Egypt.
Click to View/Print >> Tutankhamun handbill
The coach will leave Don's yard at 10.00am, Flitch House at 10.05 and Takeley 'Four Ashes' at 10.15. We expect to return to Dunmow by 5.30 to 6pm. The cost of coach and entrance is just £45 each.
PLEASE book early to avoid disappointment. We have been allocated a limited number of tickets and will be unable to increase numbers if we are oversubscribed.
The South’s Largest Model Engineering & Modelling Exhibition. Regarded as one of the leading model shows in the UK this exhibition attracts thousands of visitors.Come along and see the full spectrum of modelling from traditional model engineering, steam locomotives and traction engines through to modern gadgets including trucks, boats, aeroplanes and helicopters.
Over 50 clubs and societies will be present displaying their members work. In total, nearly 2,000 models will be on display. All of the leading suppliers will also be present showcasing new products and special promotions and giving hobbyists an excellent opportunity to see and compare products under one roof. You will be able to purchase virtually anything you need for your next model or project or to get you started in a hobby.
If you are interested in modelling yourself or want to rekindle your childhood memories, you will find something amongst the many diverse types of modelling on display to admire. If you are not already a modeller hopefully the exhibition will fire your imagination to build something yourself and enjoy one of these satisfying hobbies.
…… Not To Be Missed!
The coach will leave Don's yard at 9.15am Flitch House at 9.20 and Takeley, 'Four Ashes' at 9.30. We expect to return to Dunmow by 5pm. The cost of coach and entrance is just £28 each.
Wed 26th February:
PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Sorry - SOLD OUT IN 3 DAYS!
The iconic musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert is coming to the Cliffs Pavilion in Southend!
Starring Strictly Come Dancing winner Joe McFadden, Priscilla is the hilarious adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for the Australian Outback to put on the show of a lifetime. Their epic journey is a heart-warming story of self-discovery, sassiness and acceptance.
With more glitter than ever before, this smash-hit show features a dazzling array of stunning costumes, fabulous feathers and a non-stop parade of dance-floor classics including Hot Stuff, I Will Survive, I Love The Nightlife and Finally!
Currently on a huge national tour, Priscilla comes to Westcliff in February and we are offering tickets and coach travel for the matinee performance on Wednesday 26th February at just £45 each.
There will be plenty of time before the performance to get something to eat or drink at the Cliffs Pavilion.
The coach will leave Don's yard at 11am, with an 11.05 pick up at the Flitch House bus stop. PLEASE NOTE there will be NO Takeley pick up on this outing. We should be back in Dunmow by 6 pm.
WARNER BROS. STUDIO TOUR — The Making of Harry Potter (Now taking names for the waiting list)
The Harry Potter film series made Leavesden its home for more than ten years. Explore many of the iconic sets, props and costumes that were created especially for the films, together with two soundstages and a backlot filled with original sets, animatronic creatures and breathtaking special effects.
- Visit the Great Hall of Hogwarts School
- Discover the secrets of the majestic Gringotts wizarding bank
- Step onto the cobbled streets of Diagon Alley
- Explore the Forbidden Forest and come face-to-face with mysterious creatures
- Climb aboard the original Hogwarts Express at Platform 9¾.
|Platform 9¾||Gringotts Bank||Buckbeak||Chamber of Secrets|
Coach plus entrance fee £62 each. Payment in full by 30 November, please.
The coach will leave Don’s yard at 9.00, Flitch House at 9.05 and Takeley ‘Four Ashes’ at 9.15, returning to Dunmow by 6pm.
|NEW OUTING ANNOUNCEMENT|
From the classic TV comedy: UPSTART CROW
We have been incredibly fortunate to get extra stalls tickets (our first allocation was snapped up in just 3 hours) at a greatly discounted price to see Ben Elton’s stage adaptation of Upstart Crow at the Geilgud theatre.
David Mitchell stars as the Bard himself in a brand-new stage adaptation of his hilarious historical TV sitcom Upstart Crow. Mitchell will reprise his role as Shakespeare alongside Gemma Whelan as Kate, the daughter of Shakespeare’s landlord, and an all-star supporting cast.
The stage adaptation of the TV show will be set in 1605, a point in time where Shakespeare had only written All’s Well That Ends Well and Measure for Measure, leaving Britain’s greatest playwright in need of a hit. But as he battles his personal life to put pen to paper, can he fulfil his potential?
A ticket in the stalls, luxury coach travel door to door (well almost) and all costs included for just £77.
Book now and pay later
We now have extra tickets for the matinee performance on Wednesday 22nd April.
Do NOT send money, just contact Terry Cash using the bird link at the top of the page to get your name on the list.
Coming soon: 9 to 5 the Musical
Release date for tickets, Monday 1st January.
Remember to check the outings page regularly. A new outing will be announced every month.
Don't miss out.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Tue Dec 17th||Christmas at Kew — SOLD OUT|
|Fri Jan 17th 2020||The London Model Engineering Exhibition at Alexandra Palace.|
Full details on the Outings website.
|Tue Jan 28th 2020||Tutankhamun Exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, London. Sorry - SOLD OUT.|
|Fri Feb 21st 2020||Snowdrops at Anglesey Abbey Sorry - sold out|
|Wed Feb 26th 2020||'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert' at the Cliffs pavilion, Southend. Sold out in 3 days!|
|Tue Mar 10th 2020||The Making of Harry Potter — Warner Bros. Studio tour, Leavesden. See Outings page for details.|
|Wed Apr 1st 2020||9 to 5 the Musical. Tickets on sale from January 1st 2020|
|Wed Apr 22nd 2020||UPSTART CROW|
The hilarious adaptation of Ben Elton's comedy, 'UPSTART CROW' comes to the Gielgud Theatre.
See the website for details.
|Tue Jul 7th 2020||Only Fools and Horses: the Musical|
Tickets on sale from April 2020