Our objective is to organise trips to places of interest to our members and we try to arrange a visit each month to one of a great variety of destinations and attractions. This may be local, such as Media City in Salford and, in these cases we make a group booking and members make their own arrangements for transport.
Most trips, however, are further afield and involve coach transport. Examples include the Great Yorkshire Show or the World of Glass at St Helens. We then book the coach and the cost will usually cover the coach fare, a tip for the driver, and the cost of admission (except for National Trust destinations as many people, but not all, are members).
Finally, once a year, we may organize a trip involving an overnight stay for one or two nights. The latest example was a trip to Durham cathedral, Hartlepool, and Beamish. In these cases arrangements for the overnight accommodation are made with the coach company or travel agents.
Some thought goes into choosing the destination so that we cater for as wide a range of interests as possible. Bookings are taken at our monthly general meetings, usually starting two or three months before the date of the trip. Full details of our current projects can be found in the Newsletter, (see the link on the Home page), and we look forward to seeing you on one of the outings in the near future
For further information please contact Hazel Blatt, Outings Coordinator (07808809795)
A proposed trip to Isle of Wight
Details of prices and dates will be published in the January Newsletter
The Isle of Wight is just 23 miles long and 13 miles wide yet full of interesting features (the most diverse country side in Britain). Sandown, where we will be based is a seaside resort town on the southeast coast and it is notable for its long stretch of easily accessible golden sandy beach. The price, based on minimum numbers, and will include, door to door coach travel from Marple Bridge & Mellor to Isle of Wight, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, transfers and excursions and passenger protection insurance entrances included will be Osborne House -Ventnor Botanic Gardens Isle of Wight Steam train. A deposit of £50 pp & Insurance premium (if required £39.50 pp) is needed to secure a booking. Final balances are due 6 weeks before departure. Bookings ..... January and February general meetings.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Thu Nov 28th||A traditional Fairytale Christmas at Tatton Park|
Join us on this trip to Tatton on Thursday the 28th of November. We would have arrived early enough to visit the gardens or relax with friends in the cafe before exploring the decorated Mansion. Then learn to make and take home your own Pomander, an 18th century Christmas gift. Afterwards you are served a fabulous festive afternoon tea in the Mansion. The cost of this trip will be £36pp, this includes coach and the driver gratuity plus the Mansion entrance fee, craft activities and the afternoon tea. We will need a deposit of £5pp at the time of booking and the balance payable by end of July 2019. Fully booked, for cancellations contact organiser Hazel Bhatt mobile number 07808809795.
|Wed Dec 11th||Stockport Plaza at midday “ Free entry”|
EDUCATE stands for early Dementia Users Co-operative Arriving to educate. This is an award winning group of people with dementia, who raise awareness about dementia. They are celebrating their 10th anniversary Christmas concert at Stockport Plaza. The intergenerational choir will be leading the singing of Christmas songs and carols. Why not combine your day out in Stockport with visiting Stockport Christmas market and ice sculptures trail.
Meet at the Plaza at 11:45am for the midday concert at 12 o’clock.
|Thu Jan 16th 2020||GYPSY at The Royal Exchange|
This trip is fully booked. There is a waiting list for any cancellations.
|Wed Feb 12th 2020||People’s History Museum, “Free entry”|
Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER 0161 8389190
People’s History Museum in Manchester is the national museum of democracy, telling the story of its development in Britain: past, present and future. Bookings at November and January general meeting. Organiser... Hazel Bhatt.
Meet at the Manchester Piccadilly station near platform 2 at 10:30am.
|Mon Mar 9th 2020||The Bridgewater Hall Tour|
plus an optional midday concert (£4pp + concert ticket price).
Join us on this Manchester’s iconic international concert hall guided tour. The entertaining guides will tell you about the history and architecture of the hall including the opportunity to visit parts of the building not usually open to the public, including the atmospheric undercroft where you can see how the hall is built on giant springs (please note the undercroft is accessed by a flight of metal steps). The tour will last approximately one and half hour. The midday concert is by Jess Gilliam saxophone & Zeynep Ozsuca piano. Jess is a finalist in the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year.
Price.....£ 4pp for the tour. ( minimum number of 20 required )
Bookings from November and January general meeting.
Organiser...Hazel Bhatt. Meet at the concert hall at 11am.
|Wed Apr 22nd 2020||Rufford Old Hall|
A trip to the “Hesketh” Family home since 16th century (a Grade 1 listed building) run by the National Trust has been organised. A Tudor Gothic style mansion filled with collection of Gothic revival furnishings, tapestries, stained glass, and arms and armour. Then enjoy a stroll in the formal gardens and woodlands.
Price.....£15 ( for coach hire and driver’s gratuity) + entry fee.
National Trust members free entry. None members...£9.50 (for group of more than 10 further reduction to £7.70).
Bookings.... November,January and February general meetings. Organiser.Hazel Bhatt 07808809795
|Thu Nov 26th 2020
→Sat Nov 28th 2020
|Thursford Christmas Spectacular 2020|
We are planning a three day trip to north Norfolk, starting on 26th November 2020, to see this show and, as it is rapidly acquiring a national reputation, early booking is essential. Full details are in the appendix to the November newsletter and several videos are available on You Tube. Application forms will be available at our November meeting. The deposit is £50 per person, plus £23.50 per person for insurance if required, and cheques should be made payable to “Roy McCarthy Coaches Co Ltd”. We are looking far ahead here but we do have a limited number of spaces and it is possible that delay might result in disappointment. Organiser Alan Stanbridge.
Click on a picture below to see it full-size with more details.