Coach Outings

All coach outings are open to all members

Full details of all our outings are published on the website and appear once in our Link newsletter thereafter a condensed description will be used.

Day trips

We organise a variety of day trips with an educational theme throughout the year often picking up Blue Badge Guides en route. We aim to cater for a number of different tastes using comfortable coaches with toilet facilities and drivers we know. The journey on the coach should last around an hour and a half before our first stop.

View full details of day trips and photographs taken of previous trips


We usually organise a Spring, Summer and Autumn holiday every year lasting no longer than five days. All our holidays are organised through an ATOL bonded travel agent. You will need to organise your own travel insurance as U3A Public Liability insurance does not provide Personal Accident cover.

View full details of holidays and photographs taken of previous holidays

Departure points

  • Ware Library, High Street, Ware
  • Fire Station, Baldock Street, Ware
  • Wodson Park, Ware (New pick up point, please see Wodson Park information below)

Please note there may be additional pick up points for holidays.

How to book

All bookings are on a first come first served.

To book email Wendy MacKenzie the Outings Co-ordinator or see her at the Wodson monthly meeting where your membership number, name, telephone number and departure point will be taken.

It would be greatly appreciated if you paid for your outings and deposit for holidays, with cheques made payable to Ware U3A unless otherwise indicated when booking.

Wodson Park pick up / parking

Please note: Large coaches are no longer able to go into Wodson and instead will use the bus stop outside; smaller coaches are unaffected by this change. On the day, please go to Wodson as normal and you will be advised where to wait.

For days out, parking at Wodson is increasing difficult, due to their need for spaces. Please consider an alternative joining point. For example, the Library where there is a car park or Fire Station (Baldock Street car park). They both have all day parking or Kings Hill.

Dates for your Diary
Fri Oct 16th
→Mon Oct 19th
Autumn break 2020 to Wales: staying in Llandrindod Wells at the Glen Usk Hotel. For details of the holiday read holidays
Mon Feb 22nd 2021
→Fri Feb 26th 2021
Spring holiday 2021 to Weston Super Mare: staying at the York Hotel. Price £219. For more details of the holiday read holidays
Thu Mar 18th 2021 Newmarket: A guided tour of the National Stud. For more details read day trips
Thu Apr 8th 2021 St Pauls Waldonbury: We start by having a guided tour of the house. For more details read day trips
Thu Apr 29th 2021 A Tale of two Riverside Towns For details visit day trips
Mon Jun 21st 2021
→Fri Jun 25th 2021
Summer holiday to Scotland Staying at the Doubletree by Hilton, Westerwood, Glasgow. For more information visit the holidays page.
Fri Oct 8th 2021 Autumn break 2021 to Coventry: staying at the Novotel Coventry. Price £272 plus £39 single supplement. For more details of the holiday read holidays