Warwick District

Visits and Trips

Trips organiserMaggie Watts
Loft Theatre visitsSue Sheen259923Ros Heron730712

Click on the titles of the trips, below, for more details (if there are any).
Click on the names of the organisers to send them an email.

2018 Outing booking form

Dates for your Diary
Fri Mar 20th The Wallace Collection
Following the interest in the recent talk by Ann O’Flanagan,
an outing to the Collection has been arranged. Numbers will be
limited so before doing anything else, Maggie would like to take
names and then finalise the excursion.
The plan is to travel to London by coach, giving us time for lunch
before our guided tour of the permanent exhibition starts at 2.00pm.
This should last around an hour, maybe a bit longer, and there will
be time afterwards to visit the exhibition "Forgotten Masters:
Indian Painting for the East India Company".
This one will not be guided.
Coach travel will be between £16.00 and £20.00 per person,
depending on the size of coach. The price for the tour of the
Wallace Collection will be notified later, when we have a better
idea of what we will be doing. Please do not send any
cheques until a final price has been confirmed.
Please contact Maggie (details in Info magazine) and she will confirm
details later.
Wed Apr 29th Aston Hall and Soho House More information
Aston Hall and Soho House are linked historically with two of Birmingham’s
most famous industrialists, Matthew Boulton and James Watt Junior.
Aston Hall is one of the prime examples of Jacobean architecture in England and
was the home of James Watt Junior from 1817–1848. We will arrive at 11.00am in
time for tea or coffee and cake before being given a guided tour of the house.
There should be time afterwards to explore the garden before taking the coach
to Soho House, where we will have a sandwich lunch before our second guided
tour of the day.
When Matthew Boulton bought Soho House it was a small farmhouse. Over the
course of 50 years he gradually altered and modernised it, including installing
what was perhaps the first central heating system in an English house since
Roman times. On display are a selection of articles made by Boulton in his
Birmingham factory - buttons and buckles, clocks and vases and silver and
Sheffield plate tableware. Soho House was the venue for the Lunar Society so
we can expect some stories of the philosophical and modernising
ideas of the time.
Cost will be £38.00pp: cheques should be made out to Warwick District U3A and
posted to Maggie Watts (address in Info magazine).
Pickup time is 9.45 from Warwick Tesco car park.
Sun May 10th
→Fri May 15th

Proposed trip to Tuscany and Umbria: 6 days 5 nights 10th – 15th May 2020.
£799 pp; £99 single supplement.

Waiting list only

EasyJet flights Luton/Pisa/Luton (flight times to be confirmed); staying at 3* Hotel Villa Ricci located in Chianciano Terme, Tuscany. Two days half board and three days B&B with optional farewell dinner in a local restaurant or Tuscan farmhouse. UK airport transfers from Warwick are included.

Click here for brochure: Tuscany and Umbria

We will be visiting Pienza (where parts of the English Patient was filmed), Siena, Florence, Perugia and Assisi. If flight times permit, we will visit Pisa.

For further details please see Tuscany trip details and booking form or click on the tab View Your Tour at Tailored Travel and quote waru201 or contact Jean on 01926 494147 email Jeanhardwick41@btinternet.com.

Fri Jun 12th Chatsworth House
We will be visiting the RHS Flower Show at Chatsworth, but if you prefer, you
can just visit the house. We will travel by coach for which the cost will
be £10.00.
If you are visiting Chatsworth House, it is recommended that at least two and a
half hours will be needed to visit the house and stroll round the gardens. Cost
of this will be £17.00.
If you are visiting the Flower Show, it is a five to ten minute walk. We have
been given a group price of £29.00. This means that RHS members will pay slightly
more than the standard member price of £28.25 but you can pay only the
coach fare and arrange your own Flower Show ticket if you prefer.
The plan is to leave Warwick at 8.30am, arriving about 10.30am.
Summary: Coach £10.00, House £17.00, Flower Show £29.00.
Please contact Maggie (see Info magazine for details) to confirm
interest and also say which you would like to do (House or Show),
even if you have already told her you’re interested in the trip.