Wendover Buckinghamshire

Travel Team

Please scroll down on this page to see all the Visit Dates.

All our day visits/holidays are open to all of Wendover U3A and priority will be given to them before any visit/holiday is open to any member of a different U3A or non member.

The Travel Team seeks competitive prices for our travel and arranges for group reductions at venues. We do not receive any personal discount on these visits; all discounts are shared between the group for the day/ holiday.

We plan a varied programme of visits and holidays during the year. Suggestions for future venues are always welcome.

In the event of a member being unable to participate in a visit, it is the member's responsibility to contact the Travel Team organiser for the particular visit. Refunds will only be given if the ticket can be resold. The organiser's telephone number is on the receipt.

All enquiries can be made by contacting the person whose initials appear underneath the visit. There are two ways that this can be done.
Either click on the organiser’s initials hyperlink under the visit details.
Or use the contact envelope at the top right hand corner of this page and then select the person's initials on the page that then appears.

Please remember to give your full name, address and membership number (if applicable) in all emails.

It is always worth adding your name to a waiting list as there are frequently cancellations nearer the date.

To find more information about a visit use the appropriate Link.

*PLEASE NOTE THAT NO BOOKINGS CAN BE TAKEN ELECTRONICALLY UNTIL AFTER THE MAIN MEETING LAUNCH.
*AFTER THE ELECTRONIC BOOKING FORM/RECEIPT HAS BEEN DISPATCHED BY THE TRAVEL TEAM. YOUR PLACE WILL BE RESERVED FOR 7 DAYS (FOR THE RECEIPT OF YOUR CHEQUE).

If you wish to bring a non Wendover U3A member, initially, they will need to be put on a waiting list.

For further information Contact:
Travel Team V.L.
Travel Team B.H.
Travel Team C.B.
Travel Team J.F.
Travel Team L.S.
Travel Team M.B.
Travel Team M.E.

Your Mobile Phone Number will be required at the time of Booking a Visit /Study Holiday.

Day Visits and Holidays in Date Order

Dates for your Diary
Tue Dec 11th Theatre visit to The Mill at Sonning for dinner and evening performance of Guys and Dolls
Cost: £67.00

pick up times: Bedgrove Sainsbury’s layby 4.15 Ashbrook 4.25
The George 4.30

Leaving Sonning at approx. 10.40pm
Tue Jan 29th Visit to Arla Aylesbury Dairy

Starting at 13.45 limited to 20 people on each day.

This factory handles one-billion litres of fresh milk daily.
It has a commitment to sustaining British dairy farming as it only processes British milk. Arla designed the dairy to be the first zero carbon milk processing facility in the world.

Places available at the December Main Meeting.

There is no cost for this visit and please share cars.

To book please contact Travel Team B.H.
Wed Jan 30th Visit to Arla Aylesbury Dairy

Starting at 13.45 limited to 20 people on each day.

This factory handles one-billion litres of fresh milk daily.
It has a commitment to sustaining British dairy farming as it only processes British milk. Arla designed the dairy to be the first zero carbon milk processing facility in the world.

Places available at the December Main Meeting.

There is no cost for this visit and please share cars.

To book please contact Travel Team B.H.
Tue Feb 12th St Paul's Cathedral and The Bank of England

cost: £33
Pick up times: Bedgrove Sainsbury's 8.00 Ashbrook 8.10 The George 8.15

St Paul's Cathedral - Seat of the Bishop of London and the mother church of the Diocese of London. Original church on this site, founded in AD 604. The present cathedral, dating from the late 17th century, was designed by Sir Christopher Wren.

Arrive approx. 10/10.15 for coffee (not included in cost) in the Wren café and then proceed to enter the cathedral via the main entrance/main steps, bag searching at the main entrance.

Accessibility - many steps in the cathedral to the galleries.

Guided tour at 11.15am approx. 90 minutes with access to the cathedral floor, the crypt and the galleries in the dome area.

Lunch in Wren’s café (not included in cost)

Leave at approx. 2pm to proceed to The Bank of England. (walk of approx. 15 minutes)

The Bank of England was founded as a private bank in 1694 to act as banker to the Government.

Look around the museum and collect together for a 3pm presentation ‘Bank of England, Past & Present’
Approx. 1 hour

LEAVING BANK OF ENGLAND at 4.15pm

Full - waiting list. To book contact Travel Team V.L.
Thu Mar 14th Shuttleworth Collection and Moggerhanger House

cost £28

Pick up times: opp. The George 8.25
opp. Ashbrook 8.30
Bedgrove Sainsbury's layby 8.45

Under the custodianship of The Shuttleworth Trust the collection comprises vintage aircraft and vehicles - free flow visit.

Lunch at Shuttleworth (not included in cost) then leave for 2.30pm guided tour of Moggerhanger House – tea in the Woodland café (not included in cost)

Moggerhanger Park is a 33 acre estate in the middle of beautiful Bedfordshire countryside and is owned by The Moggerhanger House Preservation Trust which is a charity for the preservation of the House and grounds.

Moggerhanger House is a Grade 1 listed house designed by the eminent architect, Sir John Soane Designed in 1792 as the country home of the Governor of the Bank of England, Godfrey Thornton.

LEAVING MOGGERHANGER PARK at 4.30pm

Launching in December 2018

Contact Travel Team V.L. to book
Tue Apr 30th

Delapre Abbey and Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum
Cost: £36.80 (includes coffee, meal and boat trip)

Pick up times: opposite The George 8am opposite Ashbrook 8.05 Bedgrove Sainsbury's layby 8.15

As a Grade II* listed building, Delapré Abbey is within the top eight per cent of heritage
properties in the UK, and is one of just 46 sites listed by Historic England as a registered battlefield.

Gardens,parkland and walled garden.

Arrive for coffee before a talk on the restoration then time to explore the abbey and stable block.

After lunch at a Toby Carnery leave for Stoke Bruerne.
The canal Museum is at the heart of the village on the Grand Union Canal. Housed on two floors of an historic corn miil. Free audio guide.

followed by boat trip.

LEAVING STOKE BRUERNE at 4.45pm

Launching in January contact Travel Team B.H. to book

Fri May 24th
→Fri May 31st
An 8 day Tour of Poland flying from Heathrow.

£1195 per person single supplement £250.00 Halfboard & some packed lunches. Coach travel to Heathrow an additional supplement. Deposit £250.00 made payable to Cox and Kings in April 2018.

Booking in May 2018 cheques made payable to Cox and Kings for £250..00 per person.

The cost of the holiday is based on 20 people so may be reduced dependent on the numbers going.
Please see link form this page for more details.

There are two walking tours booked for this holiday.

Spaces - to book please contact Travel Team B.H.
Mon Jun 17th Forge Mill Needle Museum, Redditch & Jinney Ring Craft Centre
Cost: £34 (includes coffee and lunch)

Pick up times: opp. The George 8.10 opp. Ashbrook 8.15
Bedgrove Sainsbury's layby 8.30

Forge Mill is the last surviving needle scouring mill in the world and is now converted into a museum that tells the fascinating and gruesome story of needle making in Victorian times.

Guided tour of Forge Mill, time to view exhibition and ground.

Leave for Jinney Ring Craft Centre – traditional craft centre where skilled craftsmen and women are at work.

Brief welcome and 2 course lunch in the Farmhouse Restaurant.
Free time to view working craft units, gift shop and gardens


LEAVE at 4.00pm

Launching March 2019

Contact Travel Team M.E. to book
Wed Jul 31st To be confirmed - further details to follow

Crossness Pumping Station & Bhaktivedanta Manor (Hari Krishna) Aldenham
Sun Sep 8th Sunday 8 - Friday 13 September
Study holiday to Suffolk with McCallum Holidays Ltd. staying at The Ipswich Hotel, Copdock

£415 + single supplement £75 - deposit of £50pp required payable to McCallum Holidays Ltd.

Suggested visits - may be subject to change

Ickworth (NT) Mechanical Music Museum, Constable country guided tour, Ipswich, Gainsborough's House, Melford Hall (NT)
Landguard Fort Felixstowe, Sutton Hoo (NT)
Orwell river cruise, Lavenham

To be launched in December - contact Travel Team V.L. to book

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