The Group Leaders are Alan Turner & Carole Rowlinson
The Awaydays Group organises trips and outings to places which it considers to be of interest to its members.
The aim is to arrange something for most months of the year. Full details are e-mailed to members in good time with a booking form, which must be returned to our group treasurer with a cheque for the requisite amount. Members not contactable by e-mail will hopefully be able to book at the U3A main meetings or better with the help of a friend who is able to receive email communications.
In order to receive notification of our events as they are arranged you must enrol as a member of the Awaydays Group. This can be done at the U3a main meeting each month. Alternatively, for those with the facility to print the form on the sub-page "Awaydays Registration", this form may be completed and posted to our Awaydays Chairman (details are on the page accessed by the link on the right or below depending on your computer setting).
To give a flavour of some of our recent trips, I have listed some from the beginning of 2019 below.
In January trip we arranged a theatre visit to see the musical "The Band". Our trip in February was to the Chocolate House in Blackburn where we enjoyed seeing and tasting what could be done with Belgian chocolate. This was followed by an excellent fish and chip lunch at the Olympus Restaurant in Bolton. In March the visit was to the Stockport Plaza, in April we visited the Black Country Museum in Dudley and in May we went to Bramall Hall. In June we had a three-day mini-break to Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick. This included the option of a visit to the Royal Shakespeare to see the Taming of the Shrew, a performance that was enjoyed by all who went. In July we went on a local trip to Quarry Bank Mill.
We also organise a holiday abroad each September. In recent years we have been to Croatia, Northern Spain and to Tuscany. This year the holiday is to the Austrian Tyrol.
Members are advised that it is always a good idea to book as soon as you are advised that a trip is open for booking. They often get booked up very quickly but all with email addresses have an equal chance of securing places. If you intend to book at the monthly meeting, remember to bring your cheque book with you as we do not accept cash payments.
There are photographs from some of our visits are included on this page; others may be accessed via the links, also on this page.
The Committee always welcomes ideas from members so if you have any places you would like to visit please pass your ideas on to a member of the Committee as listed in your welcome email or letter.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Tue Oct 8th||Rivington Hall Barn - A lunchtime and afternoon party. Fully Booked|
|Sat Dec 7th||Dickensian Christmas Festival in Grassington, Yorkshire Dales.|
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