Outings and Theatre Trips
Outings range from visits to Weymouth Pavilion theatre, to coach trips, to visiting places of interest further afield. Our coordinator Chris Hill works hard to offer a wide variety of outings to suit most tastes. If you would like regular updates and details of trips emailed to you please ask Chris to add you to the Outings Group email List. If you book a trip you will automatically be added to the email list.
Please bring your cheque book to meetings with you if you are thinking about booking an outing. All cheques for day trips to be payable to Weymouth and Portland U3A. If you have to pay by cash, please make sure you get a receipt.
Cheques for holidays to be made payable to the tour company or other service provider. Crossways Travel give our members a £15 discount on their holidays if you mention you are a U3A member at the time of booking.
Prices and times for the day trips are for guidance and may change. Please see the Outings notice board for estimated departure and return times.
N.B. You will be asked to sign your consent for your home phone number & mobile number to be provided to both the tour company, and to the U3A member accompanying you on any trips, so that they can contact you in the event that this is necessary.
22ND JANUARY - BUS PASS OUTING. We are going to Bridport (on Market Day) and will be taking the X53 from the King's Statue, K6 bus stop. Please be there at 10.45 a.m. if you wish to join us. I have booked a table at the Ropemaker pub on West Street (next to Waitrose) for 12.30 p.m. We will arrive just before noon. We can decide whether to eat straight away or eat at 1 p.m. They will hold the table for us. Return from town centre at 16.32 hrs. COST: Free with bus pass.
1ST FEBRUARY - ROYAL AIR FORCE MUSEUM, LONDON or BRENT CROSS SHOPPING CENTRE - COST £30
12TH MARCH - EXMOUTH AND THE WORLD OF COUNTRY LIFE MUSEUM - COST £32
21ST MARCH - EXETER SHOPPER - COST £23.50
2ND APRIL - 'THE KING AND I' AT BRISTOL HIPPODROME - £65.50
8TH APRIL - NATIONAL TRUST ARLNGTON COURT COST - £36 (£11.75 discount for N.T. members i.e. £24.25p)
26TH APRIL - NATIONAL TRUST FINCH FOUNDRY AND DARTMOOR - COST £36
(N.T. discount £7.95 i.e. £28.05p)
13TH MAY - GUIDED TOUR OF SANDHURST MILITARY ACADEMY - COST £52
(When bookings, your full name as per your passport and your date of birth will be required.)
9TH JUNE - BRADFORD ON AVON CANAL CRUISE WITH CREAM TEA - COST £43
26th JULY - TINTAGEL ISLAND AND CASTLE - COST £45 (£32.50 for EH members) Limited pick-ups. Date to be confirmed.
9TH AUGUST - CHEDDAR GORGE AND CAVES - COST £42.50
2ND SEPTEMBER - TIVERTON HORSEDRAWN CANAL CRUISE - COST £39.50
26TH SEPTEMBER - HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT - COST £49.50 Limited pick-ups. This is a self-guided tour with an audio guide. (Please note, the date has changed from previously advertised.)
24TH OCTOBER - CHELTENHAM RACES TOUR AND RACING - COST £56 Limited pick-ups.
4TH DECEMBER - WINTER ILLUMINATIONS AT STOURHEAD - COST 43.50 (No N.T. discount)
11TH DECEMBER - OUTINGS GROUP CHRISTMAS MEAL I have had several requests to book the Crustacean again (see photos of 2019 meal to right of screen). Please let me know if you would like me to book it for 2020. Time: 1 p.m. Cost: TBA Bookings will commence in July and close in September.
17TH DECEMBER - CAROLS AND HIGH TEA AT ROMSEY ABBEY - COST £36 (Date to be confirmed)
N.B. The "limited pick-ups" are Weymouth Railway Station, Weymouth Park and Ride, Dorchester Tesco and Dorchester South Station only.
All bookings should be paid for by cheque, payable to Weymouth & Portland U3A. Your cheque can be stamped with the payee's name when you come to the Outings Desk. It will not be cashed until the bookings have closed. Tickets with pick-up times and seat numbers will arrive via email 7-10 prior to the trip date.
Please note, bookings will only be taken if accompanied by a cheque. Seating will be on a first come first served basis.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Thu Mar 12th||Exmouth and the World of Country Life Museum cost £32|
|Sat Mar 21st||Exeter Shopper cost £23.50|
|Thu Apr 2nd||The King & I at Bristol Hippodrome cost £65.50|
|Wed Apr 8th||National Trust Arlington Court cost £36 (NT members only £24.25)|
|Sun Apr 26th||National Trust Finch Foundry and Dartmoor cost £36 (NT members only £28.05)|
|Wed May 13th||Guided tour of Sandhurst Military Academy cost £52|
|Tue Jun 9th||Bradford on Avon canal cruise with cream tea cost £43|
|Sun Jul 26th||Tintagel Island and Castle cost £45 (EH members only £32.50)|
|Sun Aug 9th||Cheddar Gorge and Caves cost £42.50|
|Wed Sep 2nd||Tiverton Horsedrawn Canal Cruise cost £39.50|
|Sat Oct 3rd||Houses of Parliament cost £49.50|
|Sat Oct 24th||Cheltenham Races Tour and Racing cost £56|
|Fri Dec 4th||Winter Illuminations at Stourhead cost £43.50|
|Fri Dec 11th||Outings Group Christmas Meal|
|Thu Dec 17th||Carols and High Tea at Romsey Abbey cost £36|
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