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
Tue Dec 17th Christmas Celebration Lunch at Portland college ,which will include two entertaining items
Tickets are £16 each
Christmas Celebration Lunch 2019 Menu
At Portland College 17th December 12.30pm for 1PM
Ticket No.

1.Creamed Cauliflower and Chestnut . (V) Croutons
and Shaved Parmesan Warm Onion Tin Loaf and Butter
2.Duck Parfait with Orange and Gin Crusty Bread
and House Pickles

3. Traditional Roast Breast of English Turkey Lemon Thyme
Stuffing Chipolata Sausage and Bacon Roll Rich Roast Gravy
4 Butternut Squash, Cranberry and Sage Pithivier (V)
With Roasted Onion Sauce.

Main courses are served with Brussel Sprouts, Honey Roasted
Carrots and Parsnips Rosemary and Garlic Roast Potatoes Mashed Potatoes

5 Traditional Christmas Pudding with Brandy butter
6 White Forest Meringue Roulade. Black Cherry Compote and Ice Cream

Coffee and Warm Mince Pies

Please print your name......................................................................................

Lead name of group if any (max. 12 per table) …............................................

Menu choice numbers ….............. …................. …................

Return to Alan Paul 65 Church Drive NG15 9FG tel. 01623 793087

or by email alanpaul7833@gmail.com

deadline 20th November Ticket Number
Tue Dec 31st Canal Trip in 2020 This proposed event has been cancelled due to insufficient interest
Tue Dec 31st Holiday to Ireland 21 June 2020
This is a holiday organised by Caroline Rhoades of Ashfield U3A.
Outward journey overnight stop off in Dublin, dinner bed and breakfast Plaza Hotel Tallaght
6 nights bed breakfast and evening meal at Westport Woods Hotel and Spa. All rooms with private facilities, tea and coffee making etc. evening entertainment, indoor swimming pool and spa. The hotel is set in its own woodlands. The quayside is a short walk or taxi ride away, train station is a 400-yard walk
Included excursions:
Connemara including fjord cruise and visit to Kylemore Abbey and Gardens
Guided tour Achill Islands
En route excursion to Galway
Free time in Westport to relax and enjoy the area
Return overnight stop off in Dublin dinner bed and breakfast Hamlet Court Hotel Meath and then on to the ferry for home
Coach will pick up from Kirkby, Sutton and Mansfield, NO INTERCHANGE, WE WILL HEAD STRAIGHT UP TO THE FERRY
£ 819.00 pp sharing twin or double room
£ 190. 00 single supplement
We will be travelling with ALFA Tours who are ABTA registered for your protection and peace of mind. Please note you will need a passport and travel insurance
£50.00 deposit - secures your place - cheques made to ALFA Ltd
Contact Caroline Rhoades email Caroline Rhoades
07724 210563 or 01623 721987
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.
DEPOSIT £5 – full payment by February’s meeting.
Please see Alan Walker or Halina Rajchel at the December monthly meeting or Coffee & Conversation.
Mon Apr 20th 2020 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.
The Peak Cavern (known locally as the Devil’s Arse) and Speedwell Cavern in Castleton,Peak District. Reserve this date – full details to follow.
Sat Aug 8th 2020 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 Final details to be confirmed. 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.

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