Elmbridge

Jennys Jaunts

To book, please contact Jenny Aylen. Contact details in the printed Newsletter, or use the form on the website CONTACT page.
All coach trips leave PROMPTLY at the stated time from the Elmbridge Xcel Centre, Waterside Drive (Off Terrace Road and Hurst Road), Walton on Thames KT12 2JG
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Monday 19 November 2018 - The People’s Post: a visit to the Postal Museum, including a ride on the Mail Rail.
Our expert guide will take us to explore a little known area of London and tell the story of posting a letter, from Roman times to the present Royal Mail. In the morning we attempt to deliver our Penny Post letters following property marks and shop signs and have a go at blowing the mail horn.
Stop for an optional lunch at the Inn of Court pub, Holborn, before taking a ride on the Mail Rail – a unique piece of industrial heritage that kept the capital’s postal communication network flowing for over 75 years.
Cost £36.00 (Includes coach, tip for driver, Blue Badge Guide, refreshments on arrival). Optional lunch £10.00.
Pick up 9.00am at the Xcel Centre. Return approx 6.00pm.

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Tuesday 22 January 2019 - Bletchley Park. Bletchley Park is a place of exceptional historical importance. It remains highly relevant to our lives today and for the future. It is the home of British codebreaking and a birthplace of modern information technology. It played a major role in World War Two, producing secret intelligence which had a direct and profound influence on the outcome of the conflict. Using audio guides, explore, experience and enjoy the once top secret world of iconic Codebreaking Huts and Blocks set within an atmospheric Victorian Estate.
Please be aware that this visit includes indoor and outdoor activities, so please wear appropriate clothing.
Cost £20.00 (Includes coach, tip for driver, audio guide).
Pick up 9.00am at the Xcel Centre. Return approx 6.00pm.
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Thursday 28 February 2019 – Westminster Abbey
A guided tour which will explore a place rich in history, a place that's touched the lives of kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers, poets, priests, heroes and villains since 960AD. Westminster Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066 and is the resting place of more than 3,000 great Britons.
In 2018 the Abbey opened a museum known as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries in the mediaeval Triforium at the top of the building, which was not previously open to the public. The museum displays beautiful documents and effigies (including the head of Henry VII) and the Marriage Certificate of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.
UNFORTUNATELY because the Abbey limits the number of people who can visit at any one time, they will not take a group booking for the Museum. If you are interested, you can buy a ticket on the day at a cost of £5.00, subject to availability.
Cost £40.00 (Includes coach, tip for driver, coffee on arrival, guided tour).
Pick up 9.30am at the Xcel Centre. Return approx 5.30pm.

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Wednesday 27 March 2019 – Chartwell House.
Chartwell was the much-loved Churchill family home from 1922 and the place from which Sir Winston drew inspiration until the end of his life. The rooms remain much as they were when he lived there, with pictures, books and personal mementoes evoking the career and wide-ranging interests of a great statesman, writer, painter and family man.
The hillside gardens reflect Sir Winston’s love of the landscape and nature. They include the lakes he created, the kitchen garden and the Marycot, a playhouse designed for his youngest daughter Mary.
Cost £26.00 (£12.00 for National Trust Members). (Includes coach, tip for driver and audio guide).
Pick up 9.00am at the Xcel Centre. Return approx 6.00pm.
All coach trips leave from Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Centre, Waterside Drive (off Terrace Road and Hurst Road), Walton on Thames KT12 2JG.