Trips and Activities

Trips coordinator Christine Dean
Telephone 01623 792004

Trips activities are coordinated by the coordinator and organised by individual members of Ravenshead U3A.

The activity organiser is displayed for each activity where this is known. If you would like to help by organising one of our activities then please contact the coordinator. Help and advice will be available to help you organise an activity.

Lists will be available at the monthly general meetings of the RU3A for you to record your interest in joining visits.

Enquiries for details of an activity should be made directly to the relevant organiser.

If you have information or photographs for display on this page contact the trips and activity coordinator or Alan Paul web site editor.

Dates for your Diary
Wed Mar 18th Treasures of Tutankhamun Wednesday 18th March cost £99, or Wednesday 15th April cost £129 A proposed 2 day visit to London to see the exhibition. Cost includes coach travel with reserved seating, one night bed and breakfast at a selected hotel, and admission to the exhibition in the SAATCHI Gallery, London. Time available to enjoy the siights and attractions of London.
Please contact Chris Dean by email or phone on 01623 792004
This trip is full. If vacancies occur through cancellations. They will be advertised.
Discover the History, Art and Fun of Brewing. Learn about the legendary Bass family and their role in the development of brewing. Celebrate the social history of the development of brewing, the real life experiences and stories of the people who helped build up Burton’s world renowned brewing reputation.
The tour guide will take you through each step of the brewing process and explain the fascinating roles that steam engines and vintage vehicles played in the development of the industry. Transport on show includes horse drawn drays, delivery wagons, 1920s Daimler bottle car used for delivering beer to pubs.
Shire horses available to view subject to weather conditions.
Leave the Ranger 9.30 a.m. Depart from museum at 3.00 p.m.
Travel + entrance £17 which includes 90minute group tour plus 3 tokens for beer or soft drink.
If anyone would like a lunch at the museum this has to be ordered beforehand and a menu will become available at a later date. Alternatively, if you prefer to bring your own lunch you will be able to eat it on the premises.
Those who have paid their deposit of £5 are requested to pay the balance of £12 at Coffee & Conversation on Monday 16 December or the monthly meeting or C & C in January. Thank you.
This trip is now fully booked
Tue Mar 31st Visit to the Edinburgh Tattoo, Friday 14th August. £169 See details on 14th August entry.
Mon Apr 20th SAMUEL JOHNSON Birthplace Museum in Lichfield – Monday 20 April 2020
“All intellectual improvement arises from leisure” – Johnson might well have been talking about the U3A movement!
Johnson was born in 1709 and lived here for 27 years. He wrote the first dictionary of the English Language and there will be an opportunity to view it. The library is housed in an old church which is an interesting building to visit. There is a second-hand bookshop on the ground floor of the museum.
Lunch - there is a selection of eating places and one of our members recommends “1709 The Brasserie” which is open for lunch between 12 and 2pm.
Leave the Ranger at 9.30 a.m.
Depart from museum at 3.00 p.m.
Travel and entrance £13.00 which includes one-hour group tour at approx. 11am. There are hands on activities including writing with a quill pen, dressing up in period costumes and exploring wooden toys and games for all ages. Please note that the museum is on 5 floors. Free time from approx. 12 noon to eat at nearby places, spend more time in the museum and second hand bookshop, see the old library, visit Lichfield Cathedral which is approx. 10 minute walk from museum.
DEPOSIT £5 – please see Alan Walker or Halina Rajchel at the December monthly meeting or Coffee & Conversation.
This trip is now fully booked
The Peak Cavern (known locally as the Devil’s Arse) and Speedwell Cavern in Castleton,Peak District.
This trip is now fully booked
Sat Aug 8th Kynren near Bishop Auckland- An Epic Tale of England, Saturday 8-9thAugust 2020, £129 per person sharing a room, An amazing 90 minute extravaganza , known as Kynren. 48 members signing up secures our own coach, pick up in Ravenshead £129 per person sharing a room, DEPOSIT £40. Cheques (no cash) payable to NATIONAL HOLIDAYS TOURS LTD will be collected at Coffee & Conversation on Monday 16 December or during the break at the January meeting.
Contact Chris Dean or by phone on 01623 792004.

Beginning at sunset; show covers beginning of the British Isles to the industrial era. Covering mythology, ancient legends and historic feuds. The battle for Britain is a long and winding and full of bloodshed and intrigue. Told by 1,500 strong cast and crew; dance, combat, pyrotechnics and equestrianism for an experience you’ll never forget. Following day, Durham, to explore its streets and modern facilities. Coach travel reserved seating. One night dinner, bed and breakfast at a hotel.
This trip is full. If vacancies occur through cancellations, they will be advertised
Fri Aug 14th Visit to the Edinburgh Tattoo, Friday 14th August. £169 one night dinner bed and breakfast at the Park Hotel, Falkirk. All rooms en-suite. Includes admission to one night of Edinburgh Tattoo. Free time to enjoy the delights of Edinburgh. £50 deposit required when reserving a place. Contact Chris Dean by email or Telephone 01623 792004.

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