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 J.F.
Travel Team M.B.
Travel Team M.E.
Travel Team P.T.

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
Thu Oct 11th Cogges Manor Farm and Witney Blanket Hall Cost: £23 (including tea/coffee)
More Names Required


Leaving opp The George 8.30 opp.Ashbrook 8.35 and Bedgrove at 8.45am

Split into 2 groups – Group 1 and Group 2

Drop Group 1 at Blanket Hall for coffee and biscuits in Pie Shop then 45 mins. tour and talk. Free time for lunch at the Pie shop or elsewhere in Witney and walk (approx. 15 mins) to Cogges Manor Farm for 2.15pm tour

Group 2 After dropping Group 1 at Blanket Hall proceed to Cogges Manor Farm for coffee and biscuits and order lunch. Tour at 10.30am
After lunch board coach at 2pm for 2.15pm visit to Blanket Hall for 45 min. tour and talk with tea afterwards

Coach to pick up group 1 at 4.15 and return to Blanket Hall to collect remainder of members.

Leaving Blanket Hall at 4.30pm

Spaces - contact Travel Team B.H. to book
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

Arrive at approx. 5.45 to give time to enjoy the beauty of The Mill, the bar is open from 6pm. A buffet style dinner starts at 6.30.

Hailed as one of the greatest musicals of all time. A timeless New York Tale of gamblers, petty crooks, nightclub singers, as well as strait-laced missionaries, will delight and beguile you. Sky Masterson is the cool doyen of gamblers. His friend, the not quite down and out Nathan Detroit, makes a bet with him that he can’t get the pious and beautiful mission-doll, Sarah Brown, to go on a date with him to disreputable Havana. The Dice are rolled as these colourful characters pursue love and luck from the heart of Time’s Square to the sizzling clubs of Cuba. Will Lady Luck be on their side?

Leaving Sonning at approx. 10.40pm

Spaces - contact Travel Team M.B. to book
Tue Feb 12th St Paul's Cathedral and The Bank of England

cost: £33 - note change of cost
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. 10.30 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.

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.

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

Lasunching in October - to book contact Travel Team V.L.
Thu Mar 14th Shuttleworth Collection and Moggerhanger House

cost £28 - note change of cost

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 Details to follow
Buscot Park (NT) and Harcourt Arboretum, Nuneham Courtney
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
Thu Dec 5th Thursday 5/Friday 6 December 2019
Thursford Christmas Spectacular

The Travel Team have cancelled this event as they are not certain that the minimum number of tickets could be sold.

Apologies to all who have shown an interest in the event.

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