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.


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 Apr 30th

Delapre Abbey and Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum
Cost: £37 (change of cost) (includes coffee, meal and boat trip) Spaces Available

Pick up times at bus stops : 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.

Arrive for coffee before a guided tour which will include information on the restoration then time to explore the stable block and walled garden and grounds.

After lunch at a Toby Carvery 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.


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 from 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 & Jinney Ring Craft Centre Cost: £34
(includes coffee and lunch) THERE ARE STEPS AT THE MILL

Pick up times: opposite The George 8.25 opposite Ashbrook 8.30
Bedgrove Sainsbury’s layby 8.45

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.

Arrive for 10.30
coffee and cake, guided tour of Mill, free time to view exhibition and enjoy the grounds,
(options visit to Bordesley Abbey visitor centre)
Leave for welcome and lunch at Jinney Ring Craft Centre traditional craft centre where skilled craftsmen and women are at work)
Followed by free time to view working craft units, gift shop and


SPACES — contact Travel Team M.E. to book
Wed Jul 17th Visit to Aston Hall and Soho Museum Birmingham

Cost £46 Includes tours/light lunch + drink, afternoon tea & cake

Departure times: opposite The George 8.05 opposite Ashbrook 8.10 Bedgrove Sainsbury's layby 8.15

Aston Hall was one of the last great Jacobean houses to be built. there will be a guided tour to see the hall’s magnificent interiors, which boast elaborate plasterwork ceilings, grand fireplaces and carved woodwork, and view the outstanding collections of period furniture and artworks on display. Outside is Lady Holte’s formal Garden to be enjoyed.

Soho House was the elegant home of the industrialist and entrepreneur Matthew Boulton from 1766 to 1809. The house has been beautifully restored and reflects the fashions and tastes of the late Georgian period and a favourite meeting place of the Lunar Society, a leading Enlightenment group. The Lunar Society would meet every month on the night of the full moon to dine, conduct experiments, and discuss philosophical matters of the day.

LEAVING Birmingham at 4.00pm

Launching in April - Contact Travel Team B.H. to book
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. payment by cheque only

Suggested visits - may be subject to change

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

FULL- contact Travel Team V.L. to book
Tue Oct 29th Mansion House (to be confirmed) and Royal Albert Hall (grand/front of house tour) to be confirmed

Cost and pick up times to be confirmed.

Launching in June - contact Travel Team M.B. to book

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