Weymouth & Portland

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.

MESSAGE FROM CROSSWAYS TRAVEL
"Your members can rest assured that we take the safety of our customers and staff very seriously indeed and have implemented many new systems to give customers the confidence that we are doing everything to keep you safe, including investing in a Fogging machine that completely sanitizes the whole coach from top to bottom killing 99.9% of all germs." please click on the link opposite to read their full notice.

PLEASE NOTE: There are no refunds for trips after the bookings have been closed by the Outings Organizer. Bookings normally close one month before the trip, but may close earlier if the venue requires the confirmed numbers.

23RD JUNE - MONTACUTE HOUSE AND GARDENS - COST £39.50 (NT MEMBERS DISCOUNT £14) APPROX DEPT/RETURN 0900/1830 13 PLACES AVAILABLE

26TH JUNE - BRIXHAM AND SOUTH DEVON COAST SUNDAY EXPLORER - COST £32.50 (LIMITED PICKUPS)
APPROX DEPT/RETURN 0730/1930 (BRIDPORT 0830/1830) 15 PLACES AVAILABLE

7TH JULY - RHS HAMPTON COURT PALACE GARDEN FESTIVAL - COST £57.50 (LIMITED PICKUPS) APPROX DEPT/RETURN 0730/1930 15 PLACES AVAILABLE

14TH JULY - SOUTH DEVON SUNSET CRUISE ON THE RIVER EXE - COST £38.50 APPROX DEPT/RETURN 14.30/2300 12 PLACES AVAILABLE

21ST JULY - GREAT CHALFIELD MANOR AND GARDENS & MELKSHAM (NT) - COST £42 (NT MEMBERS £32 WITH NT CARD) APPROX DEPT/RETURN 0830/1900 11 PLACES AVAILABLE

24th JULY - DAWLISH AND TEIGNMOUTH SUNDAY EXPLORER - £32.50 APPROX DEPT/RETURN 0830/1900 15 PLACES AVAILABLE

15TH AUGUST - HIGHGATE CEMETERY GUIDED TOUR AND 2 COURSE LUNCH - £59 (LIMITED PICKUPS) APPROX DEPT/RETURN 0730/1930 (BRIDPORT 0830/1830) 11 PLACES AVAILABLE

28TH AUGUST - LYNTON, LYNMOUTH AND PORLOCK SUNDAY EXPLORER - COST £33.50 (LIMITED PICKUPS) APPROX DEPT/RETURN 0730/1930 (BRIDPORT 0830/1830) 15 PLACES AVAILABLE

31ST AUGUST - HOVERCRAFT EXPERIENCE WITH A TICKET TO RYDE - COST £45 APPROX DEPT/RETURN 0830/1900 14 PLACES AVAILABLE

24TH SEPTEMBER - THE GREAT SUSSEX WAY EXPLORER - COST £32.50 (LIMITED PICKUPS)APPROX DEPT/RETURN 0730/1930 15 PLACES AVAILABLE

22ND OCTOBER - STEAMING INTO AUTUMN WITH WEST SOMERSET RAILWAY - COST £45 APPROX DEPT/RETURN 0830/1900 12 PLACES AVAILABLE

31ST OCTOBER - GHOSTLY GOINGS ON AT DUNSTER CASTLE - COST £45
(This trip is not suitable for persons requiring a walking frame, but should be fine if they can manage with just a stick for support) APPROX DEPT/RETURN 1430/2300 12 PLACES AVAILABLE

3RD NOVEMBER (DATE TO BE CONFIRMED) - ROYAL DARTMOUTH NAVAL COLLEGE (PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR) - COST £45 APPROX DEPT/RETURN 0830/1900 (BRIDPORT 0930/1800) 14 PLACES AVAILABLE

7TH DECEMBER - DARTMOUTH STEAM RAILWAY, CHRISTMAS TRAIN OF LIGHTS - COST £52 APPROX DEPT/RETURN 1230/2230 7 PLACES AVAILABLE

9TH DECEMBER - OUTINGS GROUP CHRISTMAS MEAL - TIME 13.00 HRS VENUE AND COST TBA

Liz and I will be organizing an "ON THE BUSES" trip to Blandford in July for a meal and stroll around the town. You can sign up for this at my desk or email me. We will be limiting numbers to 12.

N.B. The "limited pick-ups" for the coach trips are Weymouth Railway Station, Weymouth Park and Ride, Dorchester Tesco only.

Free parking has been arranged at Dorchester Tesco car park (NOT CURRYS) and at Weymouth Park and Ride on the day of the trip

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 Jun 23rd MONTACUTE HOUSE AND GARDENS - COST £39.50 (NT MEMBERS DISCOUNT £14)
Sat Jun 25th BRIXHAM AND SOUTH DEVON COAST SUNDAY EXPLORER - COST £32.50 (LIMITED PICKUPS)
Thu Jul 7th RHS HAMPTON COURT PALACE GARDEN FESTIVAL - COST £57.50 (LIMITED PICKUPS)
Thu Jul 14th SOUTH DEVON SUNSET CRUISE ON THE RIVER EXE - COST £38.50
Thu Jul 21st GREAT CHALFIELD MANOR AND GARDENS & MELKSHAM (NT) - COST £42 (NT DISCOUNT £10)
Sun Jul 24th DAWLISH AND TEIGNMOUTH SUNDAY EXPLORER - £32.50
Mon Aug 15th HIGHGATE CEMETERY GUIDED TOUR AND 2 COURSE LUNCH - £59 (LIMITED PICKUPS
Sun Aug 28th LYNTON, LYNMOUTH AND PORLOCK SUNDAY EXPLORER - COST £33.50 (LIMITED PICKUPS)
Wed Aug 31st HOVERCRAFT EXPERIENCE WITH A TICKET TO RYDE - COST £45
Sat Sep 24th THE GREAT SUSSEX WAY EXPLORER - COST £32.50 (LIMITED PICKUPS)
Sat Oct 22nd STEAMING INTO AUTUMN WITH WEST SOMERSET RAILWAY - COST £45
Mon Oct 31st GHOSTLY GOINGS ON AT DUNSTER CASTLE - COST £45
(This trip is not suitable for persons requiring a walking frame, but should be fine if they can manage with just a stick for support)
Thu Nov 3rd ROYAL DARTMOUTH NAVAL COLLEGE (PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR) - COST £45(DATE TO BE CONFIRMED)
Wed Dec 7th DARTMOUTH STEAM RAILWAY, CHRISTMAS TRAIN OF LIGHTS - COST £52
Fri Dec 9th OUTINGS GROUP CHRISTMAS MEAL - TIME 13.00 HRS VENUE AND COST TBA

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