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.

2019 OUTINGS

12TH NOVEMBER - SOUTHAMPTON SHOPPER - COST £25.00 Places still available
Southampton is the home of Westquay Shopping Centre, Marlands Shopping Centre and of course Ikea. As we are going on a week day, don’t forget to bring your Ikea card for your free cup of coffee!

1ST DECEMBER - PORTSMOUTH HISTORIC DOCKYARD CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL - COST £45
Discover the magic of Christmas. Travel back in time to a bygone era where you are welcomed to a world of festive cheer, as you enjoy one of the south’s finest Christmas festivals.
Portsmouth Dockyard have this year included all attractions in the entrance ticket for the
Christmas Festival, including all the boats, boat trip, exhibitions and
museums. This now represents exceptional value for money as normally
these are NOT included on the entrance for this event!

13TH DECEMBER - OUTINGS GROUP CHRISTMAS MEAL - COST £25.95 for 3 courses TIME: 12.30 p.m.
We will be going to the Crustacean in St Mary's Street, Weymouth. Their menu is available on the Crustacean website or see my notice board.

DUE TO CANCELLATIONS, I HAVE A FEW PLACES AVAILABLE ON THE CHRISTMAS MEAL. PLEASE CONTACT ME NOW IF YOU WISH TO BE INCLUDED

Please let me know your menu choices a.s.a.p. and pay the balance (£15.95) on or before the November meeting (cash or cheques payable to Weymouth & Portland U3A).

2020

22ND JANUARY - BUS PASS OUTING. Let's get together and go somewhere for the day - Ideas for our destination will be most welcome. 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

3RD OCTOBER - HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT - COST £49.50 Limited pick-ups. Date to be confirmed.

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 VENUE TBA, COST TBA

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
Wed Jan 22nd 2020 BUSS PASS OUTING
Sat Feb 1st 2020 Royal Air Force Museum London or Brent Cross Shopping Cost £30
Thu Mar 12th 2020 Exmouth and the World of Country Life Museum cost £32
Sat Mar 21st 2020 Exeter Shopper cost £23.50
Thu Apr 2nd 2020 The King & I at Bristol Hippodrome cost £65.50
Wed Apr 8th 2020 National Trust Arlington Court cost £36 (NT members only £24.25)
Sun Apr 26th 2020 National Trust Finch Foundry and Dartmoor cost £36 (NT members only £28.05)
Wed May 13th 2020 Guided tour of Sandhurst Military Academy cost £52
Tue Jun 9th 2020 Bradford on Avon canal cruise with cream tea cost £43
Sun Jul 26th 2020 Tintagel Island and Castle cost £45 (EH members only £32.50)
Sun Aug 9th 2020 Cheddar Gorge and Caves cost £42.50
Wed Sep 2nd 2020 Tiverton Horsedrawn Canal Cruise cost £39.50
Sat Oct 3rd 2020 Houses of Parliament cost £49.50
Sat Oct 24th 2020 Cheltenham Races Tour and Racing cost £56
Fri Dec 4th 2020 Winter Illuminations at Stourhead cost £43.50
Fri Dec 11th 2020 Outings Group Christmas Meal
Thu Dec 17th 2020 Carols and High Tea at Romsey Abbey cost £36

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